Sign of the  Lap Times: Anaheim 2

Sign of the Lap Times: Anaheim 2

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Monster Energy AMA Supercross returned to Anaheim for the second and final time in 2012, with a very similar outcome to the way things ended the first time around. Once again Ryan Villopoto shined brightly under the California lights, taking his second win in Anaheim en route to becoming the first two-time winner in the Supercross class. Cole Seely looked primed to repeat his dominating performance at A1, but a late crash from the Lucas Oil TLD rider would hand Eli Tomac the lead and ultimately, his third consecutive Lites win of the year.

Now onto the lap charts to see how it all broke down.

AMA Supercross

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 55.019 8 55.937 Ryan Villopoto
2 2 55.205 5 56.085 James Stewart
3 3 55.436 5 56.322 Chad Reed
4 4 55.722 9 56.709 Ryan Dungey
5 5 55.853 4 57.411 Justin Brayton
6 14 56.647 9 58.975 Andrew Short
7 12 56.668 3 58.914 Kyle Chisholm
8
7 56.775 3 57.888 Davi Millsaps
9 6 56.809 2 57.743 Kevin Windham
10 9 56.874 7 57.990 Brett Metcalfe
11 8 56.927 8 57.807 Mike Alessi
12 11 56.979 14 58.148 Jake Weimer
13 10 57.045 8 58.058 Broc Tickle
14
15 57.858 2 59.711 Weston Peick
15 13 58.007 5 59.112 Nick Wey
16 17 58.359 2 1:00.985 Justin Sipes
17
16 58.634 3 1:01.176 Kyle Partridge
18 18 58.722 6 1:01.577 Jimmy Albertson
19 19 59.738 2 1:05.783 Jeff Alessi
20 20 1:52.794 1 1:52.794 Josh Hansen

I know this is starting to sound like a broken record, but for the fifth consecutive week Ryan Villopoto set the fastest lap in the Supercross class. Now, with his second victory in Anaheim, RV also has control of the points lead, along with the title, “King of the Lap Charts.”

Muscle Milk Honda’s Justin Brayton turned in his most complete ride of the season to date in Anaheim. Brayton had a breakout performance at the first stop in Anaheim that had many screaming for a “Big Six” conversation, but has since struggled with consistency, following up his fourth at A1 with fourteenth, DNQ, and ninth-place results. With a pack of hungry newcomers and seasoned veterans stalking the Iowa native, now is not the time to follow another good ride with instability.

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For the fifth straight week, Villopoto would set the fastest lap time in the Supercross class.
Photo: Simon Cudby


AMA Supercross Lites

Lap Rank Finish Best Lap In Lap Avg Lap Time Rider
1 1 55.175 7 56.692 Eli Tomac
2 2 55.239 3 57.061 Cole Seely
3 4 56.353 7 57.307 Dean Wilson
4 11 56.387 7 1:00.193 Ryan Sipes
5
3 56.677 10 57.143 Marvin Musquin
6
5 56.875 3 58.426 Nico Izzi
7 9 57.437 3 59.822 Travis Baker
8 6 57.750 4 59.001 Michael Leib
9 7 58.278 4 58.867 Matt Moss
10 20 57.819 3 1:04.749 Jason Anderson
11 12 58.284 7 1:00.128 Killy Rusk
12 10 58.422 3 59.778 Martin Davalos
13 8 58.652 3 59.955 Vince Friese
14 15 58.734 7 1:01.641 Gareth Swanepoel
15 13 58.817 11 1:00.390 Billy Laninovich
16 19 59.357 3 1:02.986 Gavin Faith
17 14 59.599 7 1:01.296 Bruce Rutherford
18 18 59.776 5 1:02.683 Topher Ingalls
19 17 59.976 3 1:02.084 Ryan Marmont
20 16 1:00.232 3 1:01.906 Jean Carlo Ramos

Like Ryan Villopoto in the Supercross class, Eli Tomac continues to make the top of the lap charts a home away from home. Although Cole Seely did give him a run for his money at A2, Tomac has been unstoppable as of late, and continues to pound out lightning fast lap times. With four west coast rounds still remaining, it’s hard to say that Tomac has the championship in the bag, but it’s surely his to lose.

After sweeping the Australian MX and SX 250 titles in 2011, Matt Moss was given another chance to shine stateside, and with the exception of a rough night in Phoenix where he failed to make the main after a questionable passing attempt on Ryan Sipes in the LCQ, he’s definitely making the most of it. Since Phoenix, Moss has put together three straight top ten finishes (eighth, fifth, seventh) during his steady climb up the Lites food chain.

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Tomac would once again set the fastest time of the night in the Lites class.
Photo: Simon Cudby

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