Wow! Another great weekend of Supercross racing, this time coming to us from Toronto, Canada last Saturday 3/26. This was the 12th race of the 17-race championship series, and it followed in Jacksonville’s footsteps, yet again shaking up the points standings. At this point, with only 5 races to go, it could really be anyone’s game.
Right from the start, we saw French rider Fabien Izoird take the holeshot, and again James Stewart found himself on the ground before one lap was complete, taking points leader Ryan Villopoto with him. Last year’s champion, Ryan Dungey, was able to maneuver through the mess and take the lead by the end of the first lap, and keep himself there through the entire race.
With Villopoto and Stewart still playing catch-up, the finished the first lap in 9th and 13th, respectively. This, however, wouldn’t last. Stewart attempted a pass, the two made contact, and went down yet again. Stewart jumped back up to attempt getting through the field for a place, but Villopoto had to take a pit stop to address an issue with his bike.
James Stewart would be able to weave through the field to finish 4th, while Villopoto was only able to make it up to 9th by the finish. In the midst of those two hammering it out fruitlessly, Ryan Dungey held steady in the lead, warding off Chad Reed and Trey Canard, who took 2nd and 3rd, respectively. This was Dungey’s first win of the season, and 9th turn on the podium. The reigning champion still has a lot to prove in order to repeat last year’s success, and he is sitting third in points now.
While Stewart and Villopoto can’t seem to keep their competitiveness in check long enough to finish a race without crashing, the other riders are making their way to the top of the points standings and shaking the entire series up. Some of those riders just happen to be on Hondas, in fact, including the current points leader Chad Reed. GO HONDA! Here’s a peek at the points standings going in to this weekend at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX.