Things sure can change in a week. We'd all done the math on the Monster Energy Supercross points chase between James Stewart and Chad Reed, and it all went out the window in Seattle, where James finished 2nd, Chad finished 7th, and Ryan Villopoto took a surprise victory. With that, Reed's narrow points lead became a three point deficit.
Believe it or not, this is only the second time this season that James Stewart has held the points lead, and with just two rounds to go, the championship is as up in the air as it was at round one.
A championship will definitely be decided this weekend in the Lites class, where Ryan Dungey is currently in control. Ryan has four wins, Jake Weimer has three, and Ryan is sitting on a nine point cushion. A third rider, Ryan Morais, is still in the hunt if something unexpected happens to Dungey. Morais is still looking for his first win, as is 2008 East Coast champion Trey Canard.
Want a preview of the track? SPEED TV and CBS Color Commentator Jeff Emig was our guest host of this week's Smith Optics Track Walk.
Road Racer X
Road Racer X launched an all-new website this week that is leaps and bounds better than the old site. It features a cleaner design, more simplified navigation, subscribable RSS feeds, the ability to instantly share stories on your social pages like Myspace and Facebook, and finally, reader comments. Try it out!
Racer X Films
Our top video this week was a great piece by Simon Cudby of Andrew Short riding at his home national track. Andrew's river-side Texas track is one of the most scenic we've seen and looks even better in high def.
The 2009 World Mini Grand Prix is behind us, but you can reminisce by watching the final video of the week by Ryan Walters and Vurb Moto. Click here for that video, and check out vurbmoto.com for more.
It's a scientific fact that having a desktop wallpaper more than two weeks old will decrease your productivity and/or general computing pleasure by 68%. I made that up, but you should still go grab one of Simon Cudby's awesome wallpapers from the Seattle Supercross. Click here to check out the new gallery.
Micky Dymond Podcast
This week on the Racer X Podcast show, Matthes dials up Micky Dymond, a guy who holds two 125 Motocross titles and one from the Supermoto Unlimited class. Dymond talks about his Husky and Honda days, hanging with the Crue and plenty of other cool interesting things.
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