A lot of people are wondering if the absence of James Stewart and Chad Reed might fire some riders up, and, well, it looks like it might. GEICO Powersports Honda’s Kevin Windham was pushing it in the timed practice today, and he ended up on top of the board with a 53.006 That’s a big statement from K-Dub, who no doubt, once again, sees this as possibly his last, best chance to win races and contend for that elusive supercross title.
Points leader Ryan Dungey was second fastest with a 53.337, followed by Ryan Villopoto with a 53.338. That’s, yes, just one one thousandth of a second between Ryan and Ryan, and it’s also worth noting that Villopoto was out logging fast lap times right off the bat, and he was on top of the board for most of the session until Windham and Dungey found their groove late. Villopoto said he made some changes to the forks on his bike this week and hopes to step up this weekend.
The track looks amazing considering all the rain. To look at it, you can barely tell there was any rain this week at all. A few riders have reported that it’s a little one-lined, but the good news is all of the obstacles that were originally intended to be used are still out there, the rain hasn’t tamed the track at all.