Sign of the  Lap Times: Anaheim 1

Sign of the Lap Times: Anaheim 1

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With another season opener tucked away in the record books, teams and riders now have a better understanding of what lies ahead in 2012. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto began his title defense with a controlling performance, as the defending champion began 2012 right where 2011 left off—winning races. Chad Reed and Ryan Dungey were their typical consistent selves, while James Stewart looked flat and out-of-sync en route to a disappointing sixth place finish. In Lites West, there looks to be a host of contenders, but for now Cole Seely controls his own destiny in a talented young field. We will have plenty of bench racing topics for you to digest throughout the week, so sit back, relax, and take a look at the lap charts from Anaheim.

AMA Supercross

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 1:00:409 2 1:02:596 Ryan Villopoto
2 2 1:01:252 2 1:03:146 Chad Reed
3 3 1:01:507 8 1:03:143 Ryan Dungey
4 6 1:01:962 5 1:04:374 James Stewart
5 5 1:02:487 18 1:03:914 Jake Weimer
6 9 1:02:759 6 1:04:652 Mike Alessi
7 20 1:02:837 3 1:09:678 Tommy Hahn
8
14 1:02:917 6 1:06:143 Kyle Chisolm
9 13 1:02:998 6 1:06:171 Ivan Tedesco
10 4 1:03:069 6 1:03:953 Justin Brayton
11 7 1:03:085 5 1:04:351 Andrew Short
12 19 1:03:164

5

1:08:585 Josh Grant
13 8 1:03:257 4 1:04:433 Kevin Windham
14
12 1:03:430 8 1:05:079 Broc Tickle
15 10 1:03:703 4 1:04:491 Josh Hansen
16 15 1:03:709 6 1:06:561 Ryan Morais
17
11 1:03:888 3 1:05:077 Brett Metcalfe
18 16 1:03:921 8 1:06:889 Davi Millsaps
19 18 1:04:745 5 1:07:449 Chris Blose
20 17 1:04:919 4 1:06:929 Jimmy Albertson

Let’s keep this short and simple: Ryan Villopoto was a step above the rest at Anaheim, blasting the field en route to his second consecutive A1 win. He also set the fastest lap of the night with a 1:00.409 on lap 2.

Anaheim typically weeds out who did and who didn’t do their homework during the off-season. Jake Weimer obviously did his homework. Looking for redemption in 2012 after an injury-plagued 2011 season, Weimer was solid in his A1 SX debut—slicing through the pack finishing inside the top five. But what really stood out was that Weimer set his fastest lap, a 1:02.487, on lap 18! Really showing that he had plenty left in the tank down the stretch.

Whether you loved or hated the track (there seems to be little middle ground on this subject) you have to give credit to the track crew for extending the race. Many have been clamoring for longer lap times, and we saw them at Anaheim, as no one managed to set a fast lap under the one-minute mark.

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Ryan Villopoto dominated the field en route to his second consecutive A1 win.
Photo: Simon Cudby


AMA Supercross Lites

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 3

1:01:359

9 1:02:926 Eli Tomac
2 1 1:01:847 12 1:02:590 Cole Seely
3 6 1:02:041 10 1:04:209 Dean Wilson
4 4 1:02:127 10 1:03:641 Marvin Musqiun
5
8 1:02:186 4 1:04:424 Wil Hahn
6
2 1:02:344 13 1:02:931 Tyla Rattray
7 5 1:02:996 8 1:03:974 Ryan Sipes
8 7 1:03:150 8 1:04:099 Jason Anderson
9 9 1:03:437 5 1:04:789 Zach Osborne
10 19 1:03:636 2 1:06:659 Martin Davalos
11 12 1:03:681 14 1:05:039 Nico Izzi
12 10 1:03:689 8 1:04:801 Travis Baker
13 11 1:03:807 14 1:04:931 Matt Moss
14 20 1:04:346 2 1:11:609 Christian Craig
15 13 1:04:351 14 1:05:541 Teddy Maier
16 14 1:04:490 8 1:05:877 Billy Laninovich
17 15 1:04:889 3 1:06:632 Vince Friese
18 17 1:05:410 8 1:06:894 Ryan Marmont
19 16 1:05:456 9 1:06:600 Max Anstie
20 18 1:05:533 5 1:07:883 Jackson Richardson

Cole Seely may have won the war, but Eli Tomac won the lap chart battle. The sophomore sensation busted his way through the field, while setting the fastest Lites lap of the main with a 1:01.350 on lap 9.

The moniker on Nico Izzi the past few seasons is that he fades down the stretch. Well, it looks like we are seeing a new Nico Izzi in 2012. After a rough start, Izzi worked his way up to twelfth place finish, while setting his fastest lap on lap 14. A big step forward for the former amateur sensation.

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Tomac set the fastest lap of the night with a 1:01.359 on lap 9.
Photo: Simon Cudby

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