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Mar 22, 2010

Inaugural Supercross Race at Cowboys Stadium Recap

Brand new stadium, brand new dirt! I'm not quite sure where you find new dirt, but they had it at Cowboys Stadium for it's first Supercross Race. The old dirt is still sitting at the old location. While the dirt did look to be very well prepared and very tacky, the track layout was tight and required careful application of the throttle and patience. The clay like soil didn't give much with the bikes and the obstacles remained large instead of getting knocked down a bit during the races. The Lites Main heat got off to a wild start with one of the biggest pile-ups I've ever seen. The riders went down like dominos on the first turn as the rider on the inside flipped off the tuft block hurling himself and his bike into the pack. Points leader, Pourcel, ended up being right in the middle of the pile and was unable to recover fully. He stormed back from the rough start however, to salvage 7th place and salvage some points. Lucky for him, Austin Stroupe, second in the points, only managed a 5th place finish. Justin Barcia got on the podium with a 3rd, but it was rookie Blake Bagget who battled for the first spot. Pourcel finished seventh and still holds a five point lead in the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites class championship.

The Supercross Class Main was a little less exciting off the start with Nick Wey getting the hole shot, but Dungey passing him quickly for the lead and never letting go. Villopoto did not get a terrific start and had to work his way back, but missed the podium by one spot behind Conard finishing 4th. Davi Milsaps secured the second spot and would not let Conard pass. With Dungey gaining more points on Villopoto, it's definitely his to lose. “This was a big win for me tonight, but there are still a lot of races left to go,” said Dungey. “The track got really rough tonight, so that kept me on my toes. I am looking forward to going to Jacksonville next weekend.”

The next round will take place in Jacksonville FL Saturday March 27. CBS will air the event on Sunday the 28th at 12:00 pm ET. Speed will air the coverage later in the day at 6:00 pm ET, see all air times here.

AMA Supercross Class Results: Arlington

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki
2. Davi Millsaps, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda
3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
4. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
5. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
6. Josh Hill, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
7. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
8. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha
9. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
10. Tommy Hahn, Alvord, Texas, Suzuki

AMA Supercross Class Season Standings

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 239
2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 215
3. Josh Hill, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 192
4. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 174
5. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 161
6. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 152
7. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 143
8. Nick Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 122
9. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha, 105
10. Tommy Hahn, Alvord, Texas, Suzuki, 100

Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Results: Arlington

1. Blake Bagget, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki
2. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha
3. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
4. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha
5. Austin Stroupe, Lincolnton, N.C., Suzuki
6. Matthew Lemoine, Collinsville, Texas, Suzuki
7. Christophe Pourcel, Groveland, Fla., Kawasaki
8. Mike Willard, Newark, Ohio, Honda
9. Tyler Futrell, Clinton, N.C. KTM
10. Steven Clarke, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki

Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings

1. Christophe Pourcel, Groveland, Fla., Kawasaki, 109
2. Austin Stroupe, Lincolnton, N.C., Suzuki, 104
3. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 84
4. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha, 77
5. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 75
6. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki, 71
7. Dean Wilson, San Jacinto, Calif., Kawasaki, 71
8. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha, 47
9. Nico Izzi, Albany, Ga., Yamaha, 41
10. Kyle Cunningham, Fort Worth, Texas, Honda, 40


  1. Uh...yeah, where do you get new dirt? Isn't all the dirt like a million years old? We have Speed Channel and I need to check out one of these races sometime. Looks fun to watch, at least they show a lot of motocross on tv. Mountain biking racing will never be on tv, it sucks.

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  4. Do you have a video of this race? I would love to watch it.

  5. I wonder if there were any jumps so big that they came close to hitting the huge jumbotron.