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Sign of the (Lap) Times: St. Louis

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The Monster Energy Supercross Series finally witnessed the showdown the fans wanted: Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto going at it with the championship on the line. And while unfortunately only one of them survived the battle, the laps in which they did push each other were amazing to watch. As this week's lap chart indicates, they were really pushing the pace.

Supercross Class

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Rider
1 1 50.363 5 Ryan Dungey
2 20 50.426 5 Ryan Villopoto
3 9 51.931 4 Davi Millsaps
4 2 51.998 6 Kevin Windham
5 3 52.083 6 Andrew Short
6 4 52.238 4 Nick Wey
7 5 52.268 4 Chad Reed
8 6 52.386 5 Justin Brayton
9 17 52.564 5 Ivan Tedesco
10 7 53.217 6 Michael Byrne
11 8 53.530 8 Kyle Chisholm
12 10 53.932 10 Tommy Hahn
13 11 54.479 8 Jason Lawrence
14 13 54.516 5 Josh Hil
15 15 54.803 5 Matt Boni
16 12 54.823 5 Justin Keeney
17 16 55.046 5 Jason Thomas
18 14 55.123 9 Chris Blose
19 18 55.591 6 Manuel Rivas
20 19 56.264 3 Jeff Gibson


The Ryans tested the speed limit in St. Louis.
Carl Stone photo

No one was even close to the Ryans once they hooked up, as they got progressively faster on each lap early in the race until they both hit their peak at lap five. A few laps later the track had broken down and lappers started slowing them, and then Villopoto attempted a wild block pass and took them both down (on that lap, RV clocked a 1:06.037 and Dungey had a 1:08.179). But those few clean laps out front showed just how fast these two are--well over a second faster than anyone else. Wow!

Supercross Lites

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Rider
1 1 51.793 4 Justin Barcia
2 2 52.637 6 Dean Wilson
3 19 52.817 6 Ryan Sipes
4 4 53.078 5 Martin Davalos
5 3 53.679 5 Brett Metcalfe
6 5 53.916 13 Blake Baggett
7 6 53.966 12 Kyle Cunningham
8 20 54.278 2 Christophe Pourcel
9 8 55.172 5 Matt Lemoine
10 9 55.329 5 Steven Clarke
11 10 56.005 8 Kyle Keylon
12 7 56.097 5 Michael Willard
13 11 56.342 14 Vince Friese
14 12 56.681 2 Adam Chatfield
15 15 56.945 6 Les Smith
16 18 56.93 3 Levi Kilbarger
17 16 56.967 5 Tevin Tapia
18 14 57.143 4 Jason Hussey
19 13 57.257 6 Jimmy Decotis
20 17 57.753 5 Sean Lipanovich


Justin Barcia went through the drive-thru, put in one large order of speed, and then used it in the main event.
Carl Stone photo

Justin Barcia "pulled a Villopoto" by not even flirting with the front of the pack in practice or his heat race, but then nailing the start in the main event and showing his true speed. He was nearly a second quicker than anyone else when it mattered, and now he has two supercross wins in his career. Credit to Dean Wilson, though, who went down trying to chase Barcia, no doubt the #108 was giving it everything he has and not settling for a spot.

And the new (and old) east champ, Christophe Pourcel, got stuck on a tough block on the first lap, cruised for a few laps, and then pulled off. He was only eighth fastest, something you don't see often out of CP.
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