Windham may very well have won the Houston supercross before a crash while leading ended his night. More crashes came in hard and heavy, but over the last few rounds, he’s started to find his old form, leading the so-called second tier of riders behind the “Big Five” out front.
Windham regained his 2010 form in Seattle.
Photo: Garth Milan
But could he get all the way back to his 2010 level? Back to the point where he could contend for wins? His Moment came in Seattle, and it actually happened in practice. James Stewart, as usual, ripped off a fast lap and put his number seven to its customary spot near the top of the qualifying board. But, late in the final practice session, Windham went out for one more flyer and topped Stewart’s time, 52.035 to Stewart’s 52.039.
In four thousandths of a second, Windham had reestablished his old mojo. The rest of the night seemed simple—Windham was going to be a player. He won his heat race, he ran at the front in the main, he finished on the podium for the first time this season. Kevin Windham was back again. Expect to see this again in Salt Lake City.