Sign Of The Lap Times: Los Angeles

Sign of the Lap Times: Los Angeles

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With more pre-season hype surrounding the Big Four than a Justin Bieber concert, the first two rounds of Monster Energy AMA Supercross provided little fireworks in the form of bar-to-bar racing. After Los Angeles the hype can now be put to rest as the inaugural visit to Dodger Stadium provided some of the best racing the sport has seen this decade as four of the big five (Stewart, Dungey, Canard, and Villopoto) banged bars for nearly all twenty laps. With that being said, let's check out the lap charts, brought to you by Motion Pro.

AMA Supercross

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Rider
1 1
51.905 7
Ryan Villopoto
2 2 51.950 15 James Stewart
3 4
52.337 8
Trey Canard
4 7 52.402 13
Chad Reed
5 3 52.444 8 Ryan Dungey
6 5 53.140 9 Justin Brayton
7 8 53.484
8
Brett Metcalfe
8 6
53.604 9 Kevin Windham
9 9 53.787 16 Andrew Short
10 10 54.039 13 Kyle Chisholm
11 13 54.047 8 Davi Millsaps
12 11 54.122 7 Nick Wey
13 15 54.346 7 Tye Simmonds
14 16 54.353 10 Kyle Regal
15 12 54.504 3 Austin Stroupe
16 20 54.511 4 Tommy Hahn
17 19 54.668 13 Ivan Tedesco
18 14 55.125 8 Chris Blose
19 17 55.744 13 Mike Alessi
20 18 56.571 7 Jason Thomas

Ryan Villopoto overcame a pedestrian start and blitzed his way through the field en route to his second win of the season, while in the process throwing down the fastest lap time of the night with a 51.905 on his seventh lap of the race.

Ryan Villopoto
Villopoto got the fastest lap and the win in LA.
Photo: Simon Cudby

The fifth rider of the now Big Five (Canard is here to stay), Chad Reed began the night in ninetenth after getting tangled with a group of riders in the first turn. But Reed was able to rebound and make a strong push at the end and finished the race seventh, salvaging a shot at the title. Reed salvaged his night by putting his fastest lap of the night (52.402) down on the thirteenth lap, while also recording laps below 53 seconds on five of the last eight laps.

AMA Supercross Lites

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Rider
1 5
54.325
13 Josh Hansen
2 4 54.355
5
Broc Tickle
3 6
54.535 2
Ken Roczen
4 10
54.552 13 Kyle Cunningham
5 3
54.602
12 Ryan Morais
6 1
54.625 5 Cole Seely
7 2 54.778 2 Eli Tomac
8 7
55.464 9 Ryan Marmont
9 8 55.532 3 Jimmy Decotis
10 11 55.629 8 Martin Davalos
11 9 55.672 13 Nick Paluzzi
12 12 55.899 6 Travis Baker
13 17 56.154 3 Jake Canada
14 14 56.156 2 Tyla Rattray
15 13 56.275 4 Antonio Balbi
16 19 57.225 11 Scott Champion
17 15 57.317 9 Daniel Blair
18 18 58.471 5 Casey Hinson
19 16 58.588 9 Travis Bright
20 20 1 Cody Gilmore

After a failed early attempt to make a pass for the lead, points leader Josh Hansen overcame a last-place start to the night and salvaged valuable championship points with a fifth-place finish. In the process he also took home the fastest lap of the night honors with a 54.325.

Cole Seely
Seely didn't set the fastest lap, but he did score his first ever SX win.
Photo: Simon Cudby

Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda rider Cole Seely led wire-to-wire in LA for his first-career SX win. But Seely only managed to put down the sixth fastest lap time of the night with a 54.625.

DNA Shred Stix/Yamaha's Kyle Cunningham continues to impress with lap times as he put down the fourth fastest lap time in LA, but the Texas native continues to struggle in the main. Cunningham got tangled with Ken Roczen at both Phoenix and Los Angeles putting himself in to deep of a hole to crawl out of.  If Cunningham can continue to put down fast laps and keep it on two wheels, he may be on the podium sooner rather than later.


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