San Diego Super Spoiler Report

February 10, 2013 1:25am | by:

The “is Davi Millsaps for real?” is officially over, because the Rockstar Energy Racing rider did it again—with another great start and solid ride, he won the San Diego Supercross for his second win of the season. And that further stretches his points lead. Say it: Millsaps is gonna’ be a handful for the rest of these guys all season long.

Second went to Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia, who stayed close to Millsaps all night but wasn’t ever able to show him a wheel. For the first half of the race, it looked like Chad Reed’s San Diego mojo was back, as he closed on Millsaps and tried to take the lead. Then the TwoTwo Motorsports Honda rider washed the front end in a corner and went down, dropping him to seventh. Barcia picked up second from there.

Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey sliced past JGR Toyota Yamaha’s Justin Brayton to get to third, then at one point Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto climbed to fourth after a bad start, then he fell late in the race, allowing Reed and Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart to get by him. All in all, a tough race for some of the favorites—and another good one for Millsaps.

In the 250 class, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson grabbed the holeshot and rode strong early, holding defending West 250 Champion Eli Tomac at bay. Points leader Ken Roczen was fourth early on his Red Bull KTM, then moved to third. Tomac and Anderson nearly tangled, and that slowed Tomac enough to let Roczen close in. But Tomac was in a groove, and he and Anderson quickly pulled back away from Roczen. Then Tomac sliced inside of Anderson to take the lead and take off. A few laps later, Roczen block passed Anderson to take second. By then, Tomac had a 4.5 second lead, but Roczen started closing the gap quickly as Tomac got into lapped traffic. Through the final turn, Roczen pulled right up on Tomac’s rear wheel, but Tomac hung on to take his fourth win of the year on his GEICO Honda. Roczen and Anderson rounded out the podium spots.

HRT MotoThump rider Austin Politelli was fourth—a career best—and fifth went to Star Yamaha’s Kyle Cunningham.