AMA-SX: 2010 San Diego results

Four different winners after five rounds

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Feb. 08, 2010
Hondas Davi Millsaps took his first win in two years, while Ryan Dungey maintained his championship lead despite going down twice in the first lap.

Rain showers created slippery conditions in Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., with Dungey an unfortunate victim. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider hit a slick spot in the first corner and crashed, taking down several other racers.

Monster Energy Kawasakis Nick Wey, riding for the injured Chad Reed, took the holeshot followed by a group of riders including San Manuel Yamahas Josh Hill, Valli Motorsports Yamahas Ivan Tedesco and Honda Red Bull riders Millsaps and Andrew Short. Wey led for the opening two laps before Millsaps took control in the third. Millsaps went on to lead the rest of the 20-lap race for the win.

Rain showers ten minutes before the main event created slippery conditions despite the groundscrew's best efforts.

Yeah it was a good night for me, says Millsaps. I came out on top. American Honda is the best crew in world. The tack was slick. You had to just be smooth, consistent and make no mistakes and thats what I did. It was such an amazing race and I cant explain how good it feels.

Right behind Millsaps for most of the race was his teammate Short, giving hopes for a one-two finish for Honda. Those hopes died however when Short crashed on lap 18. That opened the way for Hill to take second with Tedesco behind him in third.

I felt really good out there but I spent way too much time trying to pass Ivan (Tedesco) and I think that let Davi (Millsaps) get away a bit too far for the time I had left, says Hill.

Ryan Dungey finished in sixth despite running out of coolant halfway through the race.

Hills fourth consecutive podium result pushed him to within four points of Dungey in the overall standings. Dungey damaged the radiator on his Suzuki RMZ450 in the first-corner crash and leaked coolant for the rest of the race. A second crash later in the first lap set him back even more. Despite the two crashes, Dungey still managed to finish sixth, with steam coming from his bike after riding half the race without any coolant.

That was a difficult race, says Dungey. I was feeling good and was excited for the Main, but after I fell down it was a lot of work to get towards the front. Its a long season though and we did a good job minimizing the damage. Its good to leave San Diego with the points lead still in hand and I look forward to Anaheim Three.

The 2010 AMA Supercross season continues Feb. 13 at Angel Stadium for the third and final Anaheim, Calif., round. Dungey holds a 105-101lead in the standings, but with four different winners in five races, the championship picture remains wide open.

2010 AMA Supercross: San Diego Results
450 Supercross Results   450 Series Point Standings
1. Davi Millsaps
2. Josh Hill
3. Ivan Tedesco
4. Ryan Villopoto
5. Justin Brayton
6. Ryan Dungey
7. Thomas Hahn
8. Grant Langston
9. Nick Wey
10. Kyle Chisholm
HON
YAM
YAM
KAW
YAM
SUZ
SUZ
YAM
KAW
YAM
 
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Josh Hill
3. Ryan Villopoto
4. Davi Millsaps
5. Ivan Tedesco
6. Justin Brayton
7. Andrew Short
8. Kevin Windham
9. Thomas Hahn
10. James Stewart
105
101
95
82
77
72
69
66
56
51