Toyota/Racer X Power Rankings

May 8, 2008 7:24am | by:
Throughout 17 rounds of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, we saw one rider atop the Toyota Power Rankings on a weekly basis after battling the first two weeks with James Stewart. That rider went on to win the championship pretty decisively last Saturday night, so it comes to no surprise to find Chad Reed on top of our final standings. The runner-up in the series, Kevin Windham, finishes up in second, and after an inspired performance in the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Lites Shootout, Ryan Dungey moves up six positions to claim third overall in our final poll—making him the top Lites rider in our top 25.

Chad Reed is #1

photo: Carl Stone

Rounding out the top five is Honda Red Bull Racing's Davi Millsaps, followed by Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto. The biggest move upward in our final poll came from MDK KTM's Nick Wey, who shot up ten positions to 14th, after tying his season-best finish with a sixth in Las Vegas. Brett Metcalfe moved up nine spots to 16th, and new to the top 25 is Atomic Racing's Paul Carpenter, who also won the U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Top Privateer Award, raking in $25,000 for his efforts. The last rider clinging on to a spot in our top 25 is Travis Preston, who is looking for a ride for the AMA Toyota Motocross Championships.

That about does it for the Toyota Power Rankings for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross tour, but we'll be back for the AMA Toyota Motocross Championships, too. Stay tuned to Racer X Online to see how your favorite rider ranks.


1. 22 Reed (21)
549 San Manuel Yamaha
2. 14 Windham (1)
524 Torco Racing Fuels Honda
3. +6 28 Dungey 469 Rockstar Makita Suzuki
4. -1 118 Millsaps 454 Red Bull Honda
5. 2 Villopoto 449 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki
6. 29 Short 444 Red Bull Honda
7. -3 48 Canard 427 Torco Racing Fuels Honda
8. 40 Hill 408 Factory Yamaha
9. -2 338 Lawrence 358 Boost Mobile/Yamaha of Troy Yamaha
10. 15 Ferry 352 Monster Energy Kawasaki
11. +2 51 Stroupe 202 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki
12. -1 20 Grant 198 Torco Racing Fuels Honda
13. -1 25 Ramsey 197 San Manuel Yamaha
14. +10 27 Wey 180 MDK KTM
15. -1 32 Hahn 160 Xtreme Team Green Kawasaki
16. +9 123 Metcalfe 144 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki
17. +3 24 Summey 135 Gibbs Racing Yamaha
18. +4 12 Vuillemin 134 Rockstar Makita Suzuki
19. 114 Brayton 133 MDK KTM
20. -3 341 Izzi 130 Rockstar Makita Suzuki
21. -5 577 Davalos 123 MDK KTM
22. -4 60 Hepler 114 Factory Yamaha
23. -8 77 Jesseman 112 Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki
24. new 42 Carpenter 97 Atomic Racing Honda
25. -2 11 Preston 92 Monster Energy Kawasaki

Total number of votes: 22

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