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Sign of the (Lap) Times: St. Louis

The Lites class in St. Louis provided fans of Monster Energy Supercross everything they wanted: a one-race showdown for all the marbles. The main event delivered everything we had hoped for, with Trey Canard making an aggressive pass on Ryan Villopoto to take the lead en route to victory and the championship. Of course, the pass is being talked about, but what do you think? Take a look at it and decide for yourself.

Trey Canard was fastest on his way to the title.

Some may wonder what would’ve happened had RV not crashed. But after taking a look at the lap times, in the end the fastest rider did prevail, as Torco Racing Fuels Honda’s Trey Canard recorded the fastest Lites lap time of the main event with a 53.063. Villopoto, on the other hand, was two hundredths of a second slower, with a 53.083. Canard’s best time came on lap six; Villopoto’s on lap four.

As for the other guys, RV’s teammate Branden Jesseman appears to get faster each week, and he had the third-best time with a 53.552. The top-three guys were all in the 53-second range, with the next fastest rider being over a second slower – that being Josh Grant. Rounding out the top five was Honda Red Bull Racing’s Ben Coisy, who unfortunately crashed out on lap 12. Check out the rest of the best lap times below:

Finish
Best Lap Time
Rider
Bike
1
53.063
Honda
4
53.083
Kawasaki
2
53.552
Branden Jesseman
Kawasaki
3
55.009
Honda
22
55.024
Honda
7
55.090
KTM
5
55.259
Yamaha
6
55.769
Kawasaki
11
55.984
Yamaha
9
56.034
KTM
8
56.252
Suzuki
20
56.481
Kyle Keylon
Honda
10
56.504
Honda
13
56.627
Honda
12
57.190
Travis Sewell
Suzuki
14
57.652
Suzuki
16
58.010
Kawasaki
15
58.111
Suzuki
17
58.185
Levi Kilbarger
Honda
18
59.074
Tanner Reidman
Suzuki
19
59.438
Jason Hussey
Honda
21
59.837
Bruce Dehn
Kawasaki

Biggest surprise: It’s impressive to see Branden Jesseman’s lap times up there with TC and RV. Granted, he is the 2003 125cc Eastern Regional Champion, but that was five years ago!


Jesseman is not far off the pace.

AMA Supercross

A broken and/or cracked scapula didn’t slow down San Manuel Yamaha’s Chad Reed in St. Louis. Although he backed it down and played it safe for second, Reed still managed to log the fastest lap time in the AMA Supercross main event with a 52.482. Windham, who closed the points gap down to 13 with his win, was next with a 52.693, followed by Honda Red Bull Racing teammates Andrew Short (53.3) and Davi Millsaps (54.0). Check out the rest of the top 20 below:

Finish
Best Lap Time
Rider
Bike
2
52.482
Yamaha
1
52.693
Honda
3
53.311
Honda
6
54.025
Honda
16
54.157
Yamaha
5
54.229
Kawasaki
4
54.459
Yamaha
7
54.632
KTM
11
55.141
KTM
8
55.312
Honda
14
55.477
Eric Sorby
Honda
9
55.519
Kawasaki
19
55.591
Honda
15
55.901
Bryan Johnson
Honda
10
55.996
Honda
13
56.008
Honda
12
56.184
David Vuillemin
Suzuki
17
56.261
Kawasaki
18
56.357
Kevin Johnson
Yamaha

Reedy was still speedy in St. Louis

Biggest surprise: Motosport/Xtreme Kawasaki’s Tommy Hahn is adapting well to the 450, and he had the sixth fastest lap time in only his third AMA Supercross event before switching back to the 250F for the remaining round of the Western Regional Lites series. Another surprise was MDK KTM’s Justin Brayton, who had the eighth-fastest time in his first-ever AMA Supercross, besting his teammate, Nick Wey.

Tommy Boy


 

 

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