In front of 46,017 fans at O.co Coliseum, Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s James Stewart, won his first Supercross Class Main Event of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, won his second consecutive Western Regional Supercross Lites Class race.
TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Rey/Honda’s Chad Reed, opened the Supercross Class Main Event by winning the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot with Supercross.com Honda’s Andrew Short, and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Josh Hansen, following in second and third, respectively.
Stewart, who won in Oakland last year, made quick work of Hansen, making the pass to secure third place on the end of the opening lap. Points leader Ryan Dungey, finished lap 1 in ninth place. On lap 2, Stewart moved around Short and set his sights on Reed. After stalking Reed relentlessly for several laps, Stewart passed him on lap nine and checked out. Stewart became the fourth different Supercross Class winner of the season. Reed finished second and Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Villopoto finished third. Reed and Dungey are now tied for first place at 85 points apiece.
“I would like to dedicate this win to my mechanic, Mark ‘Tex’ Adams, who passed away this week,” said Stewart. “I got in a rhythm out there tonight and put together a great race. I had a tough couple of races this year, and tonight I got it done.”
Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki’s Martin Davalos, grabbed the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson, on his rear wheel as they headed out of turn 1. Tucked in behind the leaders, Tomac held down the number-three spot.
While chasing down Davalos, on lap 1, Wilson shot off the track, crashing and losing valuable positions as Tomac moved into second place. On lap 2, Davalos bobbled, which allowed Tomac to make a pass for the lead. Zach Osborne, pushed his Monster Energy Yamaha into second place on lap 6, but was passed by Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson, of Edgewood, N.M., on lap 10. Anderson crashed one lap later, giving the number-two spot to Osborne.
On lap 12, Osborne engaged in a hotly contested battle with Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin, of Murrieta, Calif. Musquin made a solid pass and held on for second place with Osborne in third for the second consecutive weekend.
Tomac extended his points lead to 15 before heading back to Angel Stadium next weekend.
“This is my best season ever,” said Tomac. “Our team worked really hard to give me a great bike, and I made the most of it. I now have a nice lead going into Anaheim.”
Racing resumes next Saturday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
Supercross Class Results: Oakland
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda
Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki
Supercross Class Season Standings
Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda – 85
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 85
Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 83
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 73
Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 61
Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda – 58
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda – 52
Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki – 47
Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki – 45
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 42
Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Results: Oakland
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
Marvin Musquin, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Yamaha
Ryan Sipes, Ekron, Ky., Yamaha
Matt Moss, Sussex Inlet, NS
Travis Baker, Temecula, Calif., Honda
Nico Izzi, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
Max Anstie, Hemet, Calif., Honda
Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki
Dean Wilson, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki
Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Season Standings
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 88
Dean Wilson, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki – 73
Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Yamaha – 67
Marvin Musquin, Murrieta, Calif., KTM – 64
Tyla Rattray, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki – 60
Cole Seely, Murrieta, Calif., Honda – 57
Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki – 53
Nico Izzi, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha – 46
Max Anstie, Hemet, Calif., Honda – 45
Ryan Sipes, Ekron, Ky., Yamaha – 43