AHAHEIM ROUND #3 REPORT–JAN 19
Welcome to round three of the sixteen stop U.S. Supercross series, where greats like Carmichael, Reed, LaRocco, Stewart, and Preston race for prestige and honor in their perspective class. In these races you’ll see plenty of bar-banging action and blatantly obvious take-out moves from all across the track. Who will it be tonight? Certainly not Travis Pastrana and Ricky Carmichael, as Pastrana is nestled in bed at home from an injured shoulder. Or how about a showdown between Travis Preston and Matt Walker? Highly improbable, as those two tangled last weekend. Place your bets, as we can assure you some rider will be going home with tears in their eyes and a soil sample to match.’
Fortunately for Preston, he snuck by Sorby and ran away. So with that bout over, it was time for Danny Smith to get in the mix for a little revenge from the heat race earlier in the night. Smith took Sorby to the cleaners and back when he took out Eric with several laps to go in the main. It was a tag team effort between Smith and Preston, and they weren’t even cohorts.
Ricky Carmichael won for the first time this year and looked great throughout the whole race. The only rider that could have caught him would definitely have to be Ezra Lusk. After winning last weekend, Lusk was looking to make things interesting, but his bike was having problems through the whoop section. LaRocco passed Ezra, then Ezra took a dumper in the whoops, giving Sebastien Tortelli third place. Tim Ferry rounded out the top five, but sits firmly in the points race. Notable riders who were unable to compete due to injury: Travis Pastrana and Grant Langston.
In the 125 class, James Stewart said adios to the competition as he bolted out to a lead early and lapped up to fifth place. Billy Laninovich tried to keep Stewart honest, but could only stick with ‘Bubba’ for a few laps. Andrew Short has been having the time of his life by finishing up near the top, and grabbed second place at Anaheim II. Laninovich matched the best supercross race of his life by taking third, with Chris Gosselaar and Josh Woods rounding out the top five.
250 POINT STANDINGS
125 WEST RESULTS
125 WEST POINT STANDINGS