Before 41,872 at AT&T Park tonight, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., won his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race. GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard, of Shawnee, Okla., won his first Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class race of the season, leading wire-to-wire.
Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., captured the Spike Holeshot Award with Villopoto and Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps, of Tallahassee, Fla., following in second and third respectively. Millsaps passed Villopoto on the first lap but crashed on lap four, giving second place back to Villopoto.
While leading on lap 10, Dungey crashed and dropped back to fourth place. This allowed Villopoto to move into the lead, Hill to second and Millsaps to third.
“I lost my foot and went sailing,” said Dungey. “It could have been a lot worse. I am glad I am not hurt.”
The win for Villopoto marked the third in his career. Hill finished second and Millsaps finished third.
“The track was tough and slippery,” said Villopoto. “It was hard to put in 20 perfect laps out there tonight. It wasn’t the start that I wanted, so I played catch-up. It is a long season with a lot of racing left.”
AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship Class Results: San Francisco
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
2. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha
3. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
4. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki
5. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
6. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
7. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
8. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Kawasaki
9. Thomas Hahn, Alvord, Texas, Suzuki
10. Michael Byrne, Atlanta, Ga., Yamaha
AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship Class Season Standings
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 90
2. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 79
3. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 77
4. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 68
5. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 61
6. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 57
7. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 57
8. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 56
9. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha, 51
10. Tommy Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Suzuki, 42