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Spoiler Alert: L.A. Supercross

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The third round of Monster Energy AMA Supercross is in the books, and unfortunately,  it produced the kind of action we don’t like to report. A horrific crash on the first lap of the supercross main event involving Nick Wey, Ryan Morais and Trey Canard prompted a red flag. Nick Wey was fine, but both Canard and Morais lay motionless, and were eventually taken away on stretchers. We’ll post updates on their condition as soon as they are available.
In the Lites main, Geico Powersports Honda’s Eli Tomac nailed the holeshot and never looked back. Tomac was simply on another level tonight, taking the win by over fifteen seconds. Behind Tomac, Martin Davalos was having a good ride in third, but ended up going down and losing a bunch of spots. Osborne ran second for a while, but succumbed to a charging Dean Wilson in the latter stages of the race. Marvin Musquin was putting together a good ride, but right when it looked like he might join the Wilson/Osborne battle, he crashed and did not rejoin the race. Cole Seely and Ryan Sipes both went down in the first corner, with Seely going down again before the checkered flag flew.
In the supercross main, both Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto got great starts and came down the first rhythm section side by side, with Villopoto taking the lead in the following corner. It was at this point that the Canard/Morais situation occurred, causing a red flag. On the restart, Weimer took the holeshot and led for a few laps before being passed by Chad Reed, who had charged through Dungey and Stewart. Shortly after, Stewart put a block pass on Weimer that resulted in Weimer going down. For a moment it looked like we were going to have a great battle for the lead between Reed, Stewart and Dungey, but Stewart tipped over in a corner and Reed checked out with the win. Ryan Villopoto ended up going off the track on the first lap and got stuck on a Tuff Block. The incident forced Villopoto to start from way back, but he was able to blast back to fourth, and nearly nipped Stewart for third on the final lap.
Stay tuned to Racer X Online, a more detailed race report will be posted soon.
The third round of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season is in the books, and unfortunately, it produced the kind of action we don’t like to report. A horrific crash on the first lap of the supercross main event involving Nick Wey, Ryan Morais and Trey Canard prompted a red flag. Nick Wey was fine, but both Canard and Morais lay motionless, and were eventually taken away on stretchers. Shortly after the race, we learned from Muscle Milk Honda team manager Erik Kehoe that Canard was knocked out, but has since regained consciousness and amazingly, did not sustain any other injuries. Star Valli Motorsports co-owner Bobby Regan told us that Morais also lost consciousness, but has woken up and is talking. No word yet if Morais has suffered any additional injuries. We'll post more updates on this situation as they become available.

In the Lites main, Geico Powersports Honda’s Eli Tomac nailed the holeshot and never looked back. Tomac was simply on another level tonight, taking the win by over fifteen seconds. Behind Tomac, Martin Davalos was having a good ride in third, but ended up going down and losing a bunch of spots. Osborne ran second for a while, but succumbed to a charging Dean Wilson in the latter stages of the race. Marvin Musquin was putting together a good ride, but right when it looked like he might join the Wilson/Osborne battle, he crashed and did not rejoin the race. Cole Seely and Ryan Sipes both went down in the first corner, with Seely going down again before the checkered flag flew.

In the supercross main, both Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto got great starts and came down the first rhythm section side by side, with Villopoto taking the lead in the following corner. It was at this point that the Canard/Morais situation occurred, causing a red flag. On the restart, Weimer took the holeshot and led for a few laps before being passed by Chad Reed, who had charged through Dungey and Stewart. Shortly after, Stewart put a block pass on Weimer that resulted in Weimer going down. For a moment it looked like we were going to have a great battle for the lead between Reed, Stewart and Dungey, but Stewart tipped over in a corner and Reed checked out with the win. Ryan Villopoto ended up going off the track on the first lap and got stuck on a Tuff Block. The incident forced Villopoto to start from way back, but he was able to blast back to fourth, and nearly nipped Stewart for third on the final lap.

Stay tuned to Racer X Online, a more detailed race report will be posted soon.

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