The sixth race of this season of the 2012 AMA Supercross series was conducted last weekend at the Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego. Ryan Villopoto of team Monster Energy Kawasaki delivered a great performance and registered a third win in this season. This is also his second consecutive win in this season following his win at Anaheim II. Chad Reed secured the third position whereas Dungey came in at the third spot.
The sixth race of the 2012 AMA Supercross series, a part of the FIM World Championship, was welcomed by a huge crowd of about 59,000 at the Qualcomm Stadium, San Diego. Ryan Villopoto made this Saturday night a memorable night for his Monster Energy Kawasaki team. Villopoto, from Poulsbo, registered his third win in this season of the 2012 AMA Supercross series at the sixth round at San Diego. This is also his second consecutive win in this season following his win at Anaheim II. With this win, Villopoto has added another six points under his belt.
On the other hand, Dean Wilson of team Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki was victorious in the Western Regional Supercross Lites Class series. This was Wilson’s second race win in this season and now leads the points table as the Western Regional Supercross Lites Class series takes a break of two months.
The main event kicked off as Brett Metcalfe of team Yoshimura Suzuki hit the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot along with Ryan Villopto and Jake Weimer following him. However, Villopoto gained the lead in the second lap. A fierce battle was going on behind Villopoto between James Stewart of team JGRMX, Chad Reed of team TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray/Honda and Ryan Dungey of team Red Bull KTM. On the third lap, Reed made a quick pass to overtake Weimer and gain the second position. Weimer was further pushed back by Brett Metcalfe of team Yoshimura Suzuki.
During the mid-race, James Stewart showed great skills and quickly went pass Metcalfe to gain the third spot. After maintaining the position for few laps, Stewart lost it to Ryan Dungey. Meanwhile at the front, Villopoto and Reed were riding neck-to-neck and on the eighteenth lap, Reed was able to steal the lead from Villopoto, but couldn’t hold onto it for long. Villopoto again overturned him and acquired the checkers. Reed however could secure the second position whereas Dungey came in at the third spot.
“The track was pretty unreliable tonight. I was completely focused on the match and I always knew that it was very important to remain consistent in each and every lap. It was very exciting to battle Chad Reed during the last few laps of the race and luckily I was able to make some good passes. It makes me really happy to ride with the red plate attached at the back of my bike and I am very excited for the seventh race at Dallas next weekend.” quoted Villopoto.