Seattle Practice Report

April 26, 2008 6:26pm

Another championship comes to fruition tonight inside Seattle's Qwest Field, with the Lites West Supercross Championship wrapping up after a nine-week hiatus.

Lites West points leader Jason Lawrence put down the fastest overall Lites laptime in practice with a 51.965, and it would've put him second out of everyone when including the 450cc guys. He leads Ryan Dungey by six points going into tonight's event, which means a podium wins him the title, no matter what.

Dungey was second fastest in the Lites with a 52.170. If he wins tonight, he needs Lawrence to finish fourth or worse to win the title.

Brett Metcalfe was third fastest in the Lites with a 52.798. His teammate Austin Stroupe (the winner of the last West event in Houston) was fourth fastest with a 52.917.

Broc Hepler made his return to AMA action and sat seventh fastest in practice times.

Chad Reed posted the fastest 450cc time with a 51.491.

Kevin Windham was second fastest with a 51.984, just in front of Davi Millsaps, who had a 52.321.

Yamaha's Josh Hill sported this freestyle-inspired Thor gear in the first practice and landed the fourth-fastest time with a 52.663.

Andrew Short was fifth fastest, with a 53.301.

For details on the night's action, check out and listen to the Supercross Live! webcast starring Jim Holley and Jason Weigandt starting at 7 p.m. PST.