AMA-SX: 2010 Atlanta results

Dungey regains the lead while Villopoto crashes

By Motorcycle.com Staff, Mar. 02, 2010
Ryan Dungey has regained the lead in the 2010 AMA Supercross standings after winning his third event of the season, Feb. 26 in Atlanta.

The Rockstar Makita Suzuki racer was tied for the point lead with Monster Enerrgy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto when the series arrived at the Georgia Dome, but Villopoto held the advantage in wins.

In the main event in Atlanta, however, Dungey burst out of the starting gate to take the holeshot with Red Bull Honda's Trey Canard and Villopoto behind him. Dungey soon pulled away, leaving Canard and Villopoto to battle for second.

Villopoto moved ahead of Canard by the third lap and began to close on Dungey until he crashed hard on lap ten.

“I was going triple-triple through that section and came up on a lapper,” says Villopoto. “I had to change my line and I ended up casing the jump. That sent me over the bars. Worse than that though was the silencer filled with dirt and I couldn’t get the bike restarted. It wouldn’t have been too bad if I could have got going right away. I wasn’t hurt at all.”

With Villopoto out, Dungey went unchallenged the rest of the race to claim his third win and the top spot in the standings.

“I got a great start, which put me in a good position,” says Dungey. “ It’s really enjoyable when the win happens. It doesn’t always go your way, so when it does you have to be very thankful for it.”

Canard finished second for his career-best premiere class result while his teammate Davi Millsaps finished behind him for the final podium position.

The 2010 AMA Supercross Championship continues March 6 in Daytona, Fla. on a track designed by Ricky Carmichael. Dungey leads the standings with 170 points followed by San Manuel Yamaha's Josh Hill at 150 points. Villopoto was able to recover from his crash to finish 19th and earn two points to sit third overall with 147 points. Millsaps sits fourth with 134 points.

2010 AMA Supercross: Atlanta Results
450 Supercross Results   450 Series Point Standings
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Trey Canard
3. David Millsaps
4. Ivan Tedesco
5. Justin Brayton
6. Joshua Hill
7. Michael Byrne
8. Jason Lawrence
9. Grant Langston
10. Nicholas Wey
SUZ
HON
HON
YAM
YAM
YAM
YAM
YAM
YAM
KAW
 
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Josh Hill
3. Ryan Villopoto
4. David Millsaps
5. Justin Brayton
6. Ivan Tedesco
7. Kevin Windham
8. Nick Wey
9. Michael Byrne
10. Andrew Short
170
150
147
134
121
115
113
85
71
69