For the third week in a row, Ryan Villopoto logged the fastest lap of the night. And for the second time, he won. What's notable comes behind that, as last week's winner, Davi Millsaps, actually logged the second fastest time, but only finished fifth in the main. You can break the packs up in Anaheim by their lap times. RV was in a class by himself by getting in the 59-second range. The next group all ran in the one-minute spot, followed by Justin Brayton, who was all alone with his 1:01. Then comes the rest, starting with Ivan Tedesco's 1:02.
Want an indicator of how tough it is to make it in supercross? Check out seven riders all within the 1:03 range. That's close competition!
Trey Canard's fast lap helped power him to victory. Note how the track shaped up best for the Lites riders around lap five, as the top three all put in their best times around that moment in the race. Of course, that was also about the point in which they had stopped battling with each other, freeing them up to run fast laps without worrying about anyone else.
Points leader Jake Weimer had a tough night, crashing back to 20th early and fighting back through for eighth. Because he was buried in traffic during that fifth lap, he never got to show his true speed.
This week we head east for the first time this year, it will be interesting to see how lap times hold up throughout the main events on the soft, rutted dirt in Indy.