Everything and anything did happen tonight. In Lites, Justin Barcia and Dean Wilson waged a crazy battle for the win, back and forth for several laps until Barcia finally locked it down. Wilson took second, while Blake Wharton and Ryan Sipes were battling for third when Sipes ran into Wharton and took them both down. With a horrible start but a great charge, Blake Baggett made it all the way back to third.
That was just the beginning. In the SX class, there was a massive first turn crash that claimed James Stewart, Chad Reed and Justin Brayton, among others, and also caused Ryan Villopoto to go off the course and lose a ton of ground. Meanwhile Kevin Windham grabbed the holeshot and took off, pulling away from Trey Canard. Near lap 10, Windham looked to be headed to an ultra-popular victory. But disaster struck when he swapped sideways in a rhythm lane and crashed hard. Windham got up and walked away, but his night and bid for the win, was over.
Canard inherited the lead and Ryan Dungey tracked him down. Canard made a mistake and Dungey got the lead, but Canard came right back, passed Dungey back, and pulled a small gap. On the last lap, Dungey put in one last charge and got to Canard’s rear wheel. They drag raced to the finish, and Canard held Dungey off in one of the closest races you’ll ever see. Villopoto clawed up to third to take the series’ lead back.
Stewart crashed again landing on Jason Thomas coming through the pack, he finished 15th.
Look for a full race report and photos later tonight.
1. J Barcia 2. D. Wilson 3. B. Baggett 4. R. Sipes 5. I. Trettel 6. B. Wharton 7. J. Anderson 8. L. Vincent 9. M. Lemoine 10. A. Martin 11. C. Gosselaar 12. S. Rife 13. G. Audette 14. M. Stewart 15. N. Izzi 16. A. Catanzaro 17. T. Futrell 18. P. Larsen 19. L. Lilbarger 20. D. Durham
SX Class Results 1. T. Canard 2. R. Dungey 3. R. Villopoto 4. D. Millsaps 5. A. Short 6. C. Reed 7. K. Roczen 8. B. Metcalfe 9. I. Tedesco 10. M. Alessi 11. T. Hahn 12. N. Wey 13. J. Brayton 14. W. Peick 15. J. Stewart 16. K. Regal 17. V. Friese 18. C. Blose 19. K. Windham 20. J. Thomas