Sign Of The Lap Times: Oakland

Sign of the Lap Times: Oakland

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Round 4 of Monster Energy AMA Supercross from Oakland left plenty to be desired in the form of the new two-headed monster of James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto. Early in the race it looked like we were set to witness another showdown between the big guns. But after making the same mistake Stewart made in LA, Villopoto washed the front-end and never recoverd from there taking home a fourth-place finish.  Meanwhile, Stewart was checking out and Chad Reed was chasing Ryan Dungey to the finish. But enough about the race; let's check out the lap charts, brought to you by Motion Pro.

AMA Supercross

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Rider
1 4
47.285 2
Ryan Villopoto
2 1 47.432 2 James Stewart
3 2
48.099 20
Chad Reed
4 3 48.643 6
Ryan Dungey
5 5 49.283 20 Brett Metcalfe
6 6 49.391 3 Trey Canard
7 8 49.466
4
Davi Millsaps
8 19
49.506 5 Austin Stroupe
9 7 49.697 10 Kevin Windham
10 9 49.976 12 Andrew Short
11 17 50.044 3 Kyle Regal
12 11 50.148 2 Chris Blose
13 15 50.204 5 Kyle Chisholm
14 18 50.380 7 Justin Brayton
15 10 50.523 7 Ivan Tedesco
16 16 50.846 6 Dan Reardon
17 12 50.913 4 Matt Boni
18 14 51.397 6 Weston Peick
19 13 51.754 6 Vince Friese
20 20 54.975 2 Nick Wey

James Stewart used a Ryan Villopoto mistake to blitz the field en route to his second win of the season, while in the process throwing down the second fastest lap time of the night with a 47.432 on his second lap of the race.

James Stewart
Stewart got the win, but Villopoto got the fastest lap.
Photo: Garth Milan

While Villopoto utlimatley made the mistake that would cost him the race he still managed to set the track a blaze with the fastest lap time of the night (47.285), besting Stewart by a slim margin.

Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Brett Metcalfe had his best finish of the season thus far (fifth place) which coincidently coincided with his best lap time finish of the season—fifth. With this past Wednesday being Australia day, maybe five was just a lucky number for the Aussi—if only it would have been round four instead of five. Oh well.

AMA Supercross Lites

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Rider
1 2
47.933
3
Josh Hansen
2 4 47.956
2
Ken Roczen
3 3
48.021
3
Eli Tomac
4 1
48.282
5
Broc Tickle
5 7
48.620
3
Kyle Cunningham
6 15
49.018
3

Antonio Balbi

7 5
49.237
6
Tyla Rattray
8 6
49.428
4
Ryan Morais
9 19 50.065 4 Travis Baker
10 8
50.141
11
Jimmy Decotis
11 11
50.161
7
Gared Steinke
12 9
50.274
6
Bruce Rutherford
13 14
50.340
2
Jake Canada
14 10
50.612
11
Ryan Marmont
15 16
50.757
3
Martin Davalos
16 12
51.017
3
Ben Evans
17 13
51.164
13
Nick Paluzzi
18 17
52.746 2
Scott Champion
19 18
52.746
2
Casey Hinson
20 20

1 Lap
Cole Seely

Josh Hansen once again put down the fastest lap of the night with a 47.933 (more on his lap time later). While I'm sure Josh would have liked to have won the race, at least he can take some solace in setting the fastest lap of the night.

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Tickle captured his first victory since Seattle last year, in Oakland.
Photo: Garth Milan

Broc Tickle bested teammate Josh Hansen on way to his first victory since Seattle last year and his second career SX victory. Tickle put down the fourth fastest lap of the night with a 48.282.

There were only four riders to have a best lap under 48 seconds and two of those four were Lites riders--the other two being Villopoto and Stewart. Josh Hansen and Germany wunderkid Ken Roczen both managed to put down fast laps under the 48-second mark. Not only were those laps the two fastest laps put down in the Lites class, but it would have placed Hansen and Roczen third and fourth respectfully in the AMA Supercross class. Impressive.


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