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The AMA Supermoto season finale went off in grand style in Long Beach yesterday, with the Duel at the Docks. Troy Lee and his crew put in some long hours making this event happen, and with lots of advance promotion, drew what many suggested was the largest paying crowd ever to see a Supermoto event. They were also treated to plenty of drama, with championships to be decided in all three classes.

The course itself had some unique features, like a tunnel exiting the dirt section, a 40-foot Honda skyshot bridge, and the usual Parts Unlimited metal urbancross jumps.

Jeff Ward came into the event with a 31-point lead in the Supermoto Championship chase ahead of Graves Yamaha's Doug Henry, and only needed a third-place or better finish to wrap up the 2006 series.

In the Supermoto Lites, Wardy's Troy Lee Designs teammate, Cassidy Anderson, had won seven of the nine events heading into Long Beach, and only needed a 19th or better to take his first title over Brandon Currie.

The Supermoto Unlimited competitors were all chasing KTM-mounted Ben Carlson, as the Wisconsin rider had only a four-point advantage over Husqvarna-mounted Frenchman David Baffeleuf.

In first (of two) Supermoto Finals, Jeff Ward led 13 of the 14 laps. Mark Burkhart from Graves Yamaha nudged his way past on the final circuit, and won the race, but both he and Ward had something to celebrate afterward, as Ward easily clinched the title.

KTM-mounted David Pingree had set the fast time in the morning qualifying session for the Supermoto Lites…just before the engine in his bike expired. But when the light went green for the start, he jumped out front, and scored his first Supermoto Lites win. Brandon Currie kept things close, and was less than two tenths behind Ping at the end. Troy Lee Designs captured their second Championship title of the weekend when Cassidy Anderson crossed the line in fifth, securing the Supermoto Lites crown for '06.

The first attempt at a start in the Supermoto Unlimited was marred when the Husqvarna teammates of Baffeleuf and Australian Troy Herfoss tangled, which sent Herfoss hard to the inside of the course. His bike struck a flagger and photographer, and fence lining the inside of the first turn. Obviously that race was red-flagged while the injured were attended to. The good news is that the most seriously injured, flagger Dan Willenberg, is expected to make a full recovery after sustaining a concussion and broken arm.

Once reset, Micky Dymond led from start to finish ahead of Ben Carlson, who took home the Supermoto Unlimited crown.

With darkness approaching, the second Supermoto race was trimmed to ten laps, and Jeff Ward went wire-to-wire to cap a very successful '06 season.

AMA Supermoto Finals - Duel at the Docks Results

Supermoto Race 1

  1. Mark Burkhart - Yamaha
  2. Jeff Ward - Honda
  3. Doug Henry - Yamaha
  4. Chris Fillmore - Honda
  5. Troy Herfoss - Husqvarna
  6. Jurgen Kunzel - KTM
  7. Jason Conlon - Yamaha
  8. Steve Drew - KTM
  9. Travis Marks - Honda
  10. Joe Kopp - Honda
  11. Eddie Ray - KTM
  12. Drake McElroy - Yamaha
  13. Kiyoshi Saai - Honda
  14. Travis Ellis - Honda
  15. Ronnie Renner - KTM
  16. Tomoyoshi Masuda - Yamaha
  17. David Arnold - Honda
  18. Danny Eslick - Suzuki
  19. Matt Burton - Yamaha
  20. Kurt Nicoll - KTM
  21. Carey Hart - Honda
  22. Mike Metzger - Kawasaki
  23. Joshua Hayes - Honda
  24. Vincent Guisande - Yamaha

Supermoto Race 2

  1. Jeff Ward - Honda
  2. Doug Henry - Yamaha
  3. Chris Fillmore - Honda
  4. Jurgen Kunzel - KTM
  5. Mike Metzger - Kawasaki
  6. Kiyoshi Saai - Honda
  7. Steve Drew - KTM
  8. Jason Conlon - Yamaha
  9. Travis Marks - Honda
  10. Joe Kopp - Honda
  11. Drake McElroy - Yamaha
  12. Matt Burton - Yamaha
  13. Eddie Ray - KTM
  14. Tomoyoshi Masuda - Yamaha
  15. Ronnie Renner - KTM
  16. Travis Ellis - Honda
  17. David Arnold - Honda
  18. Carey Hart - Honda
  19. Mark Burkhart - Yamaha
  20. Kurt Nicoll - KTM

Supermoto Final Points

  1. Jeff Ward 429
  2. Doug Henry 393
  3. Chris Fillmore 356
  4. Mark Burkhart 310
  5. Jurgen Kunzel 310
  6. Troy Herfoss 257
  7. Kurt Nicoll 242
  8. Josh Chisum 221
  9. Matt Burton 182
  10. Steve Drew 178
  11. Travis Marks 177
  12. Jason Conlon 131
  13. Vincent Guisande 113
  14. Micky Dymond 107
  15. Travis Ellis 99
  16. David Arnold 91
  17. David Baffeleuf 69
  18. Joe Kopp 65
  19. B. Hiemer 47
  20. Travis Pastrana 47

Supermoto Lites

  1. David Pingree  - KTM
  2. Brandon Currie  - Yamaha
  3. Dalton Dimick  - Honda
  4. Robbie Horton  - Kawasaki
  5. Cassidy Anderson  - Honda
  6. Josh Chisum  - Kawasaki
  7. Steve Hatch  - KTM
  8. Alexandre Thiebault  - Husqvarna
  9. Matt Pursley  - Yamaha
  10. Casey Yarrow  - Yamaha
  11. Matt Abbott  - Kawasaki
  12. Troy Lee  - Honda
  13. A. J. Jorgensen  - Suzuki
  14. Chris Fischer  - Yamaha
  15. Chad Pederson  - KTM
  16. Calvin Andlovec  - Yamaha
  17. Andrew Dickson  - KTM
  18. Roger Hensley  - Honda
  19. Ronnie Jones  - Honda
  20. Jeremy Toye  - Honda
  21. Andrew D. Hyder  - Yamaha
  22. Danny Casey  - Yamaha
  23. Cameron Welsh  - Yamaha
  24. Brian Barton  - KTM

Supermoto Lites Final Points

  1. Cassidy Anderson 235
  2. Brandon Currie 218
  3. Alexandre Thiebault 149
  4. Dalton Dimick 135
  5. Casey Yarrow 126
  6. Danny Casey 120
  7. Leonardo Bagnis 118
  8. Matt Abbott 109
  9. David Pingree 108
  10. Steve Hatch 86
  11. Troy Lee 79
  12. Cole Walsdorf 73
  13. Chris Fischer 71
  14. Robbie Horton 63
  15. Matt Pursley 63
  16. Eric Wedemayer 52

Supermoto Unlimited

  1. Micky Dymond - KTM
  2. Ben Carlson - KTM
  3. Kurt Nicoll - KTM
  4. Henry Wiles - KTM
  5. Justin Ross - KTM
  6. Cory Gabbert - KTM
  7. Alex McElyea - KTM
  8. Nick Daniels - Husqvarna
  9. Mike Bergman - Husaberg
  10. Donald Wanat - KTM
  11. Robert Loire - Husaberg
  12. David Flashberger - KTM
  13. Jeff Grace - KTM
  14. Colin Horn - Husaberg
  15. Monte Frank - KTM
  16. Daniel Jannette - KTM
  17. David Baffeleuf - Husqvarna
  18. Olivier Annequin - Husaberg
  19. Rick Pearce - Honda
  20. Gary Trachy - Husqvarna
  21. John Lewis - KTM
  22. Darryl Atkins - Aprilia
  23. Troy Herfoss - Husqvarna
  24. Alexandre Thiebault - Husqvarna

Supermoto Unlimited Final Points

  1. Ben Carlson 200
  2. Micky Dymond 182
  3. David Baffeleuf 178
  4. John Lewis 160
  5. Robert Loire 135
  6. Justin Ross 133
  7. Gary Trachy 117
  8. Leonardo Bagnis 99
  9. Monte Frank 89
  10. Steve Hatch 80
  11. Darryl Atkins 79
  12. Alex McElyea 77
  13. Nick Daniels 59
  14. Daniel Jannette 55
  15. Brandon Stooksbury 52
  16. Donald Wanat 52
  17. Eddie Ray 47
  18. Jeff Grace 42
  19. Z. Armstrong 39
  20. Paul Nafziger 38
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