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Dungey blows AMA Supercross wide open

For Stewart, already battered and desperate to score points, his eventual remount would see him circulate and finish what could be a vital fifteenth place. For the desperately unlucky Reed, the incident left him with a broken hand and a championship dream in tatters - surgery to insert a plate means six weeks on the sidelines.

Away from all the drama, Dungey didn't put a single wheel wrong edging his way away for the win and an unexpected early championship lead.

Villopoto brought it home for an excellent second to kickstart his title tilt, seemingly twice the rider he was a week ago, whilst Josh Hill took the final step on the podium.

Tedesco hung on for fourth ahead of Andrew Short, with the inimitable Windham charging from deep in the pack for sixth - his mid-race battle with Davi Millsaps was epic, the riders circulating side by side as each sought to gain an advantage.

The drama wasn't all over, though - for reasons best known to himself, Stewart made his way over to Reed's pit and a heated post-race discussion ensued, resulting in the Stewart actually pushing Reed's bike off the stand.

With Reed out injured and some seriously talented youngsters emerging, Stewart might just be better off saving his energy for the track...

AMA Supercross Class Results: Phoenix
1.Ryan Dungey Suzuki
2.Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki
3.Josh Hill Yamaha
4.Ivan Tedesco Yamaha
5.Andrew Short Honda
6.Kevin Windham Honda
7.Austin Stroupe Suzuki
8.Justin Brayton Yamaha
9.Davi Millsaps Honda
10.Tommy Hahn Suzuki

AMA Supercross Class Standings
1.Ryan Dungey 47
2.Ryan Villopoto 38
3.Josh Hill 35
4.Kevin Windham 35
5.Andrew Short 34
6.Ivan Tedesco 32
7.James Stewart 31
8.Justin Brayton 26
9.Davi Millsaps 24
10.Tommy Hahn 21

By Paul Harris



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Ryan Dungey – Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Ryan Dungey - Suzuki
James Stewart – Yamaha (pic: Yamaha).
Chad Reed - Monster Energy Kawasaki
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Ryan Villopoto - Kawasaki (Pic: allisports.com)
Chad Reed - Suzuki.
James Stewart - Yamaha (pic: Yamaha).
James Stewart - Yamaha (pic: Yamaha).
James Stewart - Yamaha (pic: Yamaha).
James Stewart - Yamaha (pic: Yamaha).
James Stewart - Yamaha (pic: Yamaha).
James Stewart - Yamaha (pic: Yamaha).
Chad Reed - Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Chad Reed - Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Chad Reed - Makita Rockstar Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
Chad Reed - Makita Rockstar Suzuki (pic: Suzuki).
James Stewart - Yamaha (pic: Yamaha).

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RawDawg

January 21, 2010 2:10 PM
Last Edited 1701 days ago

"Stewart didn compete in that series BUT, had Stewart decided to, would Reed have still entered?" NO! Reed didn't even announce he was entering until a week before the outdoor season started when it was for sure Stewart wasn't going to compete. We all know Stewart would have eaten him alive outdoors.

Pondo - Unregistered

January 20, 2010 5:35 PM

I didn't think there was any malice in the Stewart/Reed incident at all - Stewart went in deeper and turned sharper than he wanted to because Millsaps went inside Brayton, forcing him out wide and slow. Reed had an opportunity he couldn't miss presented to him on a plate, it's just sod's law that their lines converged. Like it says - Stewart couldn't stop, and Reed couldn't get out of the way. One thing's for sure - if Reed DID mean to take Stewart out, he could have run in much harder and deeper and punted James into orbit...



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