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May 2, 2010

Supercross In The Snow, Salt Lake City 2010

When it gets sloppy, Kevin Windham seems to be on another level. Salt Lake was a slop fest and Windham had a night to remember. As he said before the main, he is a 16 year veteran and has never raced in the snow! He can no longer say that! The snow and rain was on and off towards the end of the night, but at times it was really on, making the Supercross main extremely slick and tricky. Windham's smooth style and excellent bike control gave him the edge as he jumped out of the gate for the spike holeshot. Millsaps was able to pass Windham on a short rhythm section right in front of us on the 3rd turn, but Windham had his sights set and immediately made the block pass and began to put some distance on Millsaps and the rest of the pack. Unbelievably Windham was still putting in near normal lap times landing triples and cruising through the slop. By the end of the night he had lapped all but 2 riders! The all Honda podium included Davi Millsaps and Andrew Short, the 2 riders not lapped by Windham, with Windham on the top. Ryan Dungey in 4th was lapped on the second to last lap. The main was shortened from the normal 20 laps to 15 because of the poor conditions. Had the race been the normal 20 laps, who knows, maybe the entire field would have been lapped! It really was a treat to watch Windham and the other riders, but especially Windham how he seemed to grab traction out of nowhere. Since Dungey had already sealed up the championship, we had decided beforehand to root Windham on for the win partly because he had the most to gain from a win, but also because he's been a favorite of ours as one of the old guys in the sport. It seemed as though many of the fans in Salt Lake felt the same way as Windham was cheered on for the win. Pictured above and to the left, you can see Windham in the background coming up on 2 mud covered riders to lap them. He stayed clean for most of the race, up until he got deep into the lappers.

By the end of the night, most of the fans were still there and having a great time. At times the sky opened up while some fans even cheered for the snow and rain. We managed to stay dry and warm for the most part, Hannah even caught a little nap during the event. Some of the riders weren't accustomed to the cold, complaining of frozen hands etc., but for some it was just like "riding at home". Regardless of how the riders and fans felt, most just took it with a grain of salt and made the best of it. Supercross is a tough sport, these conditions made it even tougher. Many riders went down in the slop and/or the tougher than normal whoop section that was later mellowed out, but for the most part they all trudged on to the finish. Scroll down for race results, or click to see a THUMBNAIL PHOTO GALLERY. Stay tuned for a video summary of the night as well as rundown of the lites.




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Salt Lake City Supercross Results:
1. Kevin Windham, Honda
2. Davi Millsaps, Honda
3. Andrew Short, Honda
4. Ryan Dungey, Suzuki
5. Kyle Chisholm, Kawasaki
6. Michael Byrne, Yamaha
7. Justin Brayton, Yamaha
8. Tommy Hahn, Suzuki
9. Nick Wey, Kawasaki
10. Chris Blose, Honda
11. Kyle Cunningham, Yamaha
12. Troy Adams, Suzuki
13. Kyle Partridge, Kawasaki
14. Weston Peick, Yamaha
15. Jeff Gibson, Yamaha
16. Jason Thomas, Suzuki
17. Jarred Browne, Kawasaki
18. Gray Davenport, Kawasaki
19. Josh Hill, Yamaha
20. Ryan Clark, Honda

Supercross Overall Standings:
1. Ryan Dungey, 338
2. Kevin Windham, 273
3. Ryan Villopoto, 266
4. Davi Millsaps, 253
5. Josh Hill, 229
6. Justin Brayton, 225
7. Nick Wey, 186
8. Ivan Tedesco, 183
9. Tommy Hahn, 174
10. Kyle Chisholm, 163

Supercross Lites Results:
1. Josh Hansen, Kawasaki
2. Trey Canard, Honda
3. Wil Hahn, Honda
4. Ryan Morais, Suzuki
5. Jake Weimer, Kawasaki
6. Broc Tickle, Yamaha
7. Phil Nicoletti, KTM
8. Hunter Hewitt, Suzuki
9. Travis Baker, Yamaha
10. Jeff Alessi, Yamaha
11. Cole Seely, Honda
12. Blake Wharton, Honda
13. Bobby Kiniry, Suzuki
14. Max Anstie, Yamaha
15. Sean Borkenhagen, KTM
16. Donald Vawser, Kawasaki
17. Jake Canada, Kawasaki
18. Landen Powell, Kawasaki
19. Chris Howell, Yamaha
20. Christopher Gosselaar, Honda

Supercross Lites Overall Standings:
1. Jake Weimer, 171
2. Wil Hahn, 156
3. Trey Canard, 153
4. Broc Tickle, 140
5. Blake Wharton, 116
6. Josh Hansen, 100
7. Cole Seely, 100
8. Phil Nocoletti, 83
9. Max Anstie, 82
10. Ryan Morais, 76



6 comments:

  1. The only time I went to the Rice-Eccles Stadium was football players playing in 6 inches of snow. Coincidence. Looks like a good time to spend with your family on a Saturday night.

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  2. It was a dominating win for Windham, who took command of the race right from the start, just ahead of Davi Millsaps (Honda). Windham and Millsaps traded positions a few times before Windham made the final move and rode 15 perfect laps of the shortened race to earn his second consecutive AMA Supercross win.

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  3. It shows in the pictures that all people are in their raincoats and they all have their umbrellas up! Isn't it scary to do motor cross while the snow and rain are pouring down?

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  4. so, all the people are enjoying this game in amidst of heavy rain...

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  5. I saw that game and i really enjoyed that.

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  6. All those people sat around in the snow and rain, thats dedication for you. Looks kinda surreal doesn't it.

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