Toyota/Racer X Power RankingsFriday, May 15, 2009 | 12:01 AM
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With the 2009 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in the books, where did the riders finish?
1. James Stewart - It’s no surprise that the 2009 Monster Energy/AMA Supercross Champion, James Stewart, is the top guy in the Power Rankings at the conclusion of the series.
2. Chad Reed - It’s also no surprise that his top competition, Chad Reed, finishes off the series in second.
3. Ryan Villopoto - Winner of two of the last three rounds, Ryan Villopoto moved up from fifth to third in the final rankings.
4. Ryan Dungey - Despite being beaten in the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout, Ryan Dungey sits fourth, although he fell one spot from third.
5. Andrew Short - Also falling one spot is Andrew Short, who finished up third in points in the 450cc class.
6. Josh Grant - Grant holds steady at sixth.
7. Christophe Pourcel - Despite winning the Shootout, Christophe Pourcel only moved up from 11th to seventh.
8. Kevin Windham - Fourth in the main in Las Vegas, Kevin Windham moved up one spot to eighth.
9. Jake Weimer - Fourth in the Shootout, Weimer fell one spot to ninth in the rankings.
10. Trey Canard - After winning in Salt Lake, and nearly winning the Shootout, Canard remains 10th in the rankings.
11. Ivan Tedesco - With his top-five finish at the season finale, Ivan Tedesco moves up from 12th to 11th in the power rankings.
12. Mike Alessi - Sixth in Vegas, Alessi moves up from 15th to 12th.
13. Austin Stroupe - With his fifth-place finish in the Shootout, Stroupe finishes up in 13th, one spot in front of where he was the week previous.
14. Ryan Morais - Stroupe swapped spots with teammate Ryan Morais, who finished right behind him in the Shootout main.
15. Blake Wharton - After leading the Shootout early, but then struggling, Wharton moved up from 18th to 15th.
16. Josh Hill - Despite not racing, Hill holds steady at 16th.
17. Broc Hepler - Even though he didn’t even take part in the race in Vegas, thanks to Davi Millsaps hitting him in the fastest part of the track, Hepler moved up from 20th to 17th.
18. Justin Brayton - Brayton dropped one spot from 17th to 18th.
19. Nico Izzi - Even though he is out with a pretty severe injury, Izzi holds steady at 19th.
20. Heath Voss - Despite dropping out of the Vegas main with five laps left, Voss re-emerged in the power rankings at number 20.
21. Timmy Ferry - After not being ranked last week, Ferry was evidence that Matthes voted, as he re-appeared at 21st in the rankings this week despite having not raced since Daytona.
22. Jason Thomas - JT raced both classes all season long with mixed results.
23. Tommy Hahn - Hahn moved up from 25th to 23rd with his DNF in Vegas.
24. Nick Wey - Wey fell three spots from 21st to 24th after Vegas.
25. Ryan Sipes - Despite sitting out in Vegas, Sipes re-appeared in the rankings at 25th.
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