ANAHEIM III SUPERCROSS RESULTS: A KTM SWEEP OF A3: DUNGEY COMES FROM THE LCQ TO WIN THE 450 MAIN, WHILE ROCZEN COMES FROM THE FRONT TO GAIN MORE POINTS ON TOMAC

February 3, 2013
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It has been a tough season so far for Ryan Dungey, but his win in Anaheim was special because of how impossible his task. Photo: KTM

Ryan Dungey deserves all the credit for his big win at Anaheim III. In his heat race his exotic WP air shock went flat on the starting line, which gave him last pick at the gate in the Last Chance. He immediately got an okay start, only to get caught up in a big pileup. Once Ryan got going again he barely squeaked into second place to earn the last pick at the gate in the 450 main event. Then, he got another great start, made a quick pass on Mike Alessi for the lead and pulled away for an easy win.

The best racing of the 450 main was between James Stewart and Davi Millsaps. The amazing Millsaps keeps confounding his critics by passing James back after getting bumped to third at mid-moto. Then Justin Barcia passed Stewart to take the last step on the podium. Stewart had his best race of the year and ran as high as second before being pushed back to fourth behind Dungey, Millsaps and Barcia. Stewart is now 51 points behind Millsaps, which is a two-race handicap.

Millsaps maintains the points lead in the 450 title chase.

In a weird happening, Chad Reed had a deja vu experience when he and Justin Brayton went down going into first banked corner. For Reed it was a repeat of last week’s crash, only this time he recovered for a strong, but distant fifth.


With Roczen (left) and Dungey (right), Roger DeCoster and the crew (center) celebrate the first time KTM has won both the 450 class and the 250 class on the same night. Plus, they won the KTM Junior Supercross Challenge also. Photo: KTM

In the 250 class, Eli Tomac can easily run with Ken Roczen, but not if Kenny is out front and Eli is stuck in traffic. The best Eli could do was third behind Roczen and Martin Davalos. Third was not good for Tomac as he lost 5 points more to Roczen and is now 20 points behind (with one race to go before the big break for the 250 East. Perhaps Feld should think about combining the 250 East/West into one big 250 Supercross Championship so that all the excitement and drama doesn’t take a 7-week break when its at fever pitch.

RYAN DUNGEY’S WILD AND CRAZY NIGHT

ANAHEIM III RESULTS: 450 CLASS
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Davi Millsaps
3.  Justin Barcia
4. James Stewart
5. Chad Reed
6. Andrew Short
7. Trey Canard
8. Ryan Villopoto
9. Broc Tickle
10. Justin Brayton
Other notables: 11. Matt Lemoine; 13. M. Goerke; 14. Kyle Chisholm; 17. Mike Alessi; 18. J. Grant; 20. Jake Weimer.

KEN ROCZEN ON EXTENDING HIS 250 POINTS LEAD

ANAHEIM III RESULTS: 250 WEST
1. Ken Roczen
2. Martin Davalos
3. Eli Tomac
4. Kyle Cunningham
5. Jason Anderson
6. Travis Baker
7. Joey Savatgy
8. Austin Politelli
9. Max Anstie
10. Jessy Nelson
Other notables: 11. Zach Osborne; 12. Cole Seely; 13. Christian Craig; 14. Josh Cachia; 16. Kade Mosig; 17. Jean Ramos.

DAVI MILLSAPS IS PUMPED IN RED

CURRENT AMA 450 SUPERCROSS POINTS
(After 5 of 17 races)
1. Davi Millsaps (Suz)………….107
2. Ryan Dungey (KTM)………..93
3. Trey Canard (Hon)…………..93
4. Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)………903
5. Chad Reed (Hon)……………81
6. Andrew Short (Hon)………..71
7. Justin Barcia (Hon……………61
8. James Stewart (Suz)……….56
9. Justin Brayton (Yam)………..53
10. Jake Weimer…………………48
Other notables:
11. Matt Goerke (47); 12. Broc Tickle (47); 17. Matt Lemoine (26); 19. Kevin Windham (21).

ELI TOMAC FLINCHES

CURRENT AMA 250 WEST SUPERCROSS POINTS
(After 5 of 9 races)
1. Ken Roczen (KTM)…………..116
2. Eli Tomac (Hon)……………….96
3. Cole Seely (Hon)……………..89
4. Martin Davalos (Kaw)………..70
5. Jason Anderson (Suz)………68
6. Zach Osborne (Hon)…………68
7. Kyle Cunningham……………..67
8. Christian Craig (Hon)…………54
9. Joey Savatgy (KTM)…………..52
10. Jessy Nelson (Hon)…………49
Other notables: 11. Malcolm Stewart (45); 12. Tyla Rattray (45); 13. Austin Politelli (39); 15. Max Anstie (38); 18. Josh Cachia (20).

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