At the start of the 20-lap main, heat-two winner Stewart rocketed out of the gate and led heat-one winner Villopoto and the rest, through turn one. Stewart began to check out immediately, and by lap three had a four-second lead on Villopoto. Stewart’s lap times at the start of the race were two seconds faster than the field’s, helped no doubt by a challenging leap over a “wall” jump that only he dared to attempt.
Short held control early on, while Reed and Dungey struggled to overcome mediocre starts. A few laps in to the main, Stewart crashed all alone out front in spectacular fashion when he endoed viciously and sent his bike off the triple without him. Looking a bit dazed, Stewart remounted in last, handing the lead and the eventual win, to Villopoto. Short went down shortly thereafter, handing second to Millsaps, while Reed and Dungey battled for third. Millsaps threw out the anchor at the halfway point and Reed took control of second. Dungey also passed Millsaps for third, but would never make any time on Reed. For Villopoto, the race was uneventful after inheriting the lead, as he was never seriously challenged by his pursuers.
1. Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)
|Supercross Series Point Standings (After 9 of 17 rounds)
1. Ryan Villopoto (196/4 wins)