For the second week in a row, TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto were inseparable in the 450 main event – this time held inside Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. However, this time things ended much more harshly than they did a week ago in San Diego.

Villopoto snatched the lead in the second turn in the 450cc main event, and in so doing forced the entire field to double the track’s first triple, as that’s what he opted to do, and he was the leader. He cut across to the inside as he jumped off the third jump in order to secure the lead over Reed while his teammate Jake Weimer (Monster Energy Kawasaki) quickly grabbed third. Reed gave chase to Villopoto for the first six laps before Reed went down in a heap in the soft sandy section of the track. Reed’s night ended there with some sort of a leg injury – speculation being a damaged left knee.


Weimer inherited second and spent most of the race by himself until Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey caught him late in the race. Remember that Dungey took Weimer out early in the 450cc main event in San Diego, and in Texas, he was nearly as aggressive again with Weimer, who was putting up a fight to hang on to the second spot.

Then, on the last lap, Dungey made an aggressive move to the inside of Weimer and the two collided. Nobody went down, but Weimer did suffer a broken shift lever and began leaking fluids. And he was stuck in first gear.


Villopoto took the win going away over Dungey, while Weimer managed to hang on for third.


For Villopoto, the win marked his fourth of the year, and third in a row, which extended his points lead to 13 over Dungey, as Reed falls to third in the standings. Depending on what he hears from his doctor in California the day following the race, he may be out for the season anyway.


In the Supercross Lites main event, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Darryn Durham grabbed the holeshot to get things going and had GEICO Honda teammates Justin Barcia and Justin Bogle breathing down his neck. Durham’s teammate and championship hopeful Blake Baggett went down in a first-turn crash and ended up finishing 15th with a badly bent KX250F.


In the battle out front, eventually Bogle was first swallowed up by Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen, and then Bogle tangled with JDR KTM’s Malcolm Stewart, after which he hit Stewart on the helmet with his right hand, which seemed to have hurt his hand.

Barcia, though, moved forward, pressuring Durham for the lead and making a pass stick just past halfway. At that point, Barcia pulled ahead to win while Durham held off former 2011 World MX2 Champ Roczen at the line for second.


Defending Lites East champ Justin Barcia leads the points as the series heads to the East’s round two in Atlanta this coming Saturday night.

Results
2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Arlington, TX


Supercross Lites Heat 1
1.    Ken Roczen
2.    Blake Baggett
3.    Kyle Cunningham
4.    Justin Bogle
5.    PJ Larsen
6.    Phil Nicoletti
7.    Jake Canada
8.    Angelo Pellegrini
9.    Hunter Hewitt

Supercross Lites Heat 2
1.    Justin Barcia
2.    Darryn Durham
3.    Malcolm Stewart
4.    Blake Wharton
5.    Matt Lemoine
6.    Cole Thompson
7.    Alex Martin
8.    Lance Vincent
9.    Les Smith

Supercross Heat 1
1.    Ryan Villopoto
2.    Jake Weimer
3.    Broc Tickle
4.    Davi Millsaps
5.    Justin Brayton
6.    Matt Goerke
7.    Jeff Alessi
8.    Nick Wey
9.    Ryan Dungey

Supercross Heat 2
1.    James Stewart
2.    Chad Reed
3.    Kevin Windham
4.    Brett Metcalfe
5.    Kyle Partridge
6.    Josh Hansen
7.    Nico Izzi
8.    Kyle Chisholm
9.    Mike Alessi

Supercross Lites LCQ
1.    Sean Hackley
2.    Austin Politelli

Supercross LCQ
1.    Robert Kiniry
2.    Gavin Faith

Supercross Lites Main Event
1.    Justin Barcia (Honda)
2.    Darryn Durham (Kawasaki)
3.    Ken Roczen (KTM)
4.    Blake Wharton (Suzuki)
5.    Phil Nicoletti (Honda)
6.    Malcolm Stewart (KTM)
7.    Jake Canada (Suzuki)
8.    PJ Larsen (KTM)
9.    Cole Thompson (Honda)
10.    Lance Vincent (KTM)
11.    Alex Martin (Honda)
12.    Hunter Hewitt (Suzuki)
13.    Austin Politelli (Honda)
14.    Justin Bogle (Honda)
15.    Blake Baggett (Kawasaki)
16.    Les Smith (KTM)
17.    Angelo Pellegrini (Suzuki)
18.    Sean Hackley (KTM)
19.    Matt Lemoine (Kawasaki)
20.    Kyle Cunningham (Yamaha)

Supercross Main Event
1.    Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki)
2.    Ryan Dungey (KTM)
3.    Jake Weimer (Kawasaki)
4.    Mike Alessi (Suzuki)
5.    Josh Hansen (Kawasaki)
6.    James Stewart (Yamaha)
7.    Kevin Windham (Honda)
8.    Brett Metcalfe (Suzuki)
9.    Justin Brayton (Honda)
10.    Kyle Chisholm (Kawasaki)
11.    Broc Tickle (Kawasaki)
12.    Nick Wey (Kawasaki)
13.    Kyle Partridge (Kawasaki)
14.    Robert Kiniry (Yamaha)
15.    Davi Millsaps (Yamaha)
16.    Matt Goerke (Suzuki)
17.    Gavin Faith (Honda)
18.    Nico Izzi (Yamaha)
19.    Jeff Alessi (Suzuki)
20.    Chad Reed (Honda)

Supercross Lites East Point Standings
1.    Justin Barcia 25
2.    Darryn Durham 22
3.    Ken Roczen 20
4.    Blake Wharton 18
5.    Phil Nicoletti 16
6.    Malcolm Stewart 15
7.    Jake Canada 14
8.    PJ Larsen 13
9.    Cole Thompson 12
10.    Lance Vincent 11

Supercross Point Standings
1.    Ryan Villopoto 158
2.    Ryan Dungey 145
3.    Chad Reed 128
4.    James Stewart 116
5.    Jake Weimer 92
6.    Kevin Windham 92
7.    Brett Metcalfe 88
8.    Mike Alessi 81
9.    Justin Brayton 80
10.    Josh Hansen 80


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