Pirelli’s Payne Comes out of Retirement to Qualify for Lites Class Main in Atlanta

Marsack and Gibson Stay Strong in AMA Supercross Class 

 

Rome, Ga. – Team Pirelli entered the opening round of Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites competition Saturday night in Atlanta’s Georgia Dome where 67,000-plus fans packed the venue for another exciting weekend of Monster Energy® Supercross. SVM/ Bud Selct Honda’s Billy Payne, who retired from professional racing a few years back, lined up once again and led Pirelli’s AMA Supercross Lites class with a 14th-place finish.

 

Payne transferred to the main event after finishing eighth in the second Lites class heat.

 

“This is a huge accomplishment for Billy,” said Pirelli MX Manager Josh Whitmire. “This is the first supercross race that he’s competed in not only this season but in years. It’s exciting to see him rejuvenate his career.”

 

Joining Payne in the AMA Supercross class main event was Rockstar Suzuki’s Jimmy Albertson, of Ozark, Mo., who struggled in the heat race and was forced to race the last chance qualifier (LCQ). Albertson finished fourth in the LCQ and 15th in the main behind Payne.

 

Rockstar Suzuki’s Justin Sipes, of Vine Grove, Ken., missed the AMA Supercross Lites class main event by one position, and in doing so he was awarded the Asterisk Medical Card.

 

Pro 30/Bad Boy Honda’s Jacob Marsack, of Berlin, Mich., finished 15th in the AMA Supercross class main event and currently sits 18th overall just two points behind Troy Adams. Marsack picked up the final transfer spot in his heat race to transfer to the main event.

 

Jeff Gibson, of Thornville, Ohio, piloted his Cernic’s Kawasaki to an impressive sixth-place finish in his heat race. Gibson went on to finish 17th in the main event.

 

AMA Supercross Class Results, Atlanta

Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda 

Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda 

Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda 

Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki 

Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha 

Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha 

Charles Summey, Huntersville, N.C., Yamaha 

Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda 

David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki 

Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda

15. Jacob Marsack, Berline, Mich., Pirelli/Honda

17. Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Pirelli/Kawasaki

 

AMA Supercross Class Season Standings

Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 184 

Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 159 

Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki,  137 

Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 123 

Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 121 

Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 101 

Joshua Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 84 

Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., KTM, 84 

David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 72 

Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 69 

Jacob Marsack, Berlin, Mich., Pirelli/Honda,  18

 

Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Results, Atlanta

Trey Cannard, Elk City, Okla., Honda 

Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., KTM 

Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ken.,  KTM 

Jake Moss, Australia.,  Yamaha 

Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ken.,  Yamaha 

Branden Jesseman, New Brighton, Pa.,  Kawasaki 

Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda 

Nico Izzi, Saint Clair., Mich., Suzuki 

Kyle Chisholm, Seminole,  Fla., Kawasaki 

Ben Coisy, Manosque, France, Honda 

Billy Payne, Simi Valley, Calif., Pirelli/Honda 

Jimmy Albertson, Ozark, Mo., Pirelli/Honda

 

Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings

Trey Cannard, Elk City, Okla., Honda, 25 

Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., KTM, 22 

Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ken., KTM,  20 

Jake Moss, Australia., Yamaha,  18 

Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ken., Yamaha,  16 

Branden Jesseman, New Brighton, Pa.,  Kawasaki,  15 

Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 14 

Nico Izzi, Saint Clair., Mich., Suzuki, 13 

Kyle Chisholm, Seminole,  Fla., Kawasaki, 12 

Ben Coisy, Manosque, France, Honda,  11 

Billy Payne, Simi Valley, Calif., Pirelli/Honda,  7 

Jimmy Albertson, Ozark, Mo., Pirelli/Honda, 6

 

 

Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings

Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 135 

Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 129 

Austin Stroupe, Corona, Calif.,  Kawasaki,  113 

Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif.,  Kawasaki,  112 

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Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda 

Nico Izzi, Saint Clair., Mich., Suzuki 

Kyle Chisholm, Seminole,  Fla., Kawasaki 

Ben Coisy, Manosque, France, Honda 

Billy Payne, Simi Valley, Calif., Pirelli/Honda 

Jimmy Albertson, Ozark, Mo., Pirelli/Honda

 

Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings

Trey Cannard, Elk City, Okla., Honda, 25 

Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., KTM, 22 

Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ken., KTM,  20 

Jake Moss, Australia., Yamaha,  18 

Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ken., Yamaha,  16 

Branden Jesseman, New Brighton, Pa.,  Kawasaki,  15 

Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 14 

Nico Izzi, Saint Clair., Mich., Suzuki, 13 

Kyle Chisholm, Seminole,  Fla., Kawasaki, 12 

Ben Coisy, Manosque, France, Honda,  11 

Billy Payne, Simi Valley, Calif., Pirelli/Honda,  7 

Jimmy Albertson, Ozark, Mo., Pirelli/Honda, 6

 

 

Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings

Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 135 

Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 129 

Austin Stroupe, Corona, Calif.,  Kawasaki,  113 

Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif.,  Kawasaki,  112 

Tommy Hahn, Alvord, Texas,  Kawasaki,  101 

Dan Reardon, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 95 

Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 85 

Robert Kiniry, LaFayette, N.Y.,  Kawasaki,  71 

Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Yamaha, 69 

Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM,62

15. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Pirelli, Suzuki, 52

17. Jeff Northrop, Murrieta, Calif., Pirelli, Honda, 39

18. Michael Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Pirelli, Suzuki, 33

19. Michael Willard, Thornville, Ohio, Pirelli, Honda, 29

 

Pirelli Tire North America specializes in manufacturing and marketing high-performance tires for passenger vehicles, motorcycles, ATV’s and motorsports.  An industry leader in technology and quality, Pirelli operates its highly advanced Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) in Rome, Georgia, to better serve the American OEM and Replacement markets.  For more information please visit:  www.us.pirelli.com. 

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Tommy Hahn, Alvord, Texas,  Kawasaki,  101 

Dan Reardon, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 95 

Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 85 

Robert Kiniry, LaFayette, N.Y.,  Kawasaki,  71 

Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Yamaha, 69 

Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM,62

15. Chris Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Pirelli, Suzuki, 52

17. Jeff Northrop, Murrieta, Calif., Pirelli, Honda, 39

18. Michael Blose, Phoenix, Ariz., Pirelli, Suzuki, 33

19. Michael Willard, Thornville, Ohio, Pirelli, Honda, 29

 

Pirelli Tire North America specializes in manufacturing aand marketing high-performance tires for passenger vehicles, motorcycles, ATV’s and motorsports.  An industry leader in technology and quality, Pirelli operates its highly advanced Modular Integrated Robotized System (MIRS) in Rome, Georgia, to better serve the American OEM and Replacement markets.  For more information please visit:  www.us.pirelli.com.