AMA Monster Energy Supercross Race Recap – Anaheim 2


SupercrossANAHEIM, Calif. (Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012) – Kyle Partridge and Josh Hansen led Team Dodge to its fifth-consecutive Main Event of the season at Saturday night’s AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series event at Angel Stadium.

Unfortunately for the Hart and Huntington riders, their Heat race success did not transfer to the Main Event. Partridge earned Team Dodge a 16th-place finish while Hansen sustained a broken front brake in a mishap on lap one and finished 20th.

Partridge (No. 83 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki) used a strong Heat race performance to start 11th in the Main Event. He rode inside the top 10 through the first half of the race, but slowed over the final 10 laps.

“The Heat race was good,” said Hansen. “I had a good start in the Heat race on the No. 83 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki. I almost got the holeshot. I ended up sixth in the Heat and rode a really good race.

“I went into the Main and didn’t have that great of a start. On the first lap, a bunch of guys went down. I was running in about 11th or 12th until lap eight or nine and just buckled a bit. I didn’t ride like I needed to the last 10 laps. I made too many mistakes and rode too tight. No excuses. The bike was good. I just need to go back to work on Monday and keep trying to get better.”

Hansen (No. 100 Dodge/Sycuan Casino/Hart and Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing Kawasaki) was slowed to a 20th-place finish after getting collected on Lap 1 of the 20-lap Main Event. Hansen dropped four positions in the rider standing. He’s now 12th.

Teammates Ivan Tedesco and Josh Hill remained sidelined due to injuries sustained earlier in the season.

AMA Monster Supercross Series

Anaheim Stadium, Anaheim, Calif.
Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012
Round 5 of 17 Events

Supercross Race Results

  1. Ryan Villopoto
  2. James Stewart
  3. Chad Reed
  4. Ryan Dungey
  5. Justin Brayton
  6. Kevin Windham
  7. Dave Millsaps
  8. Mike Alessi
  9. Brett Metcalfe
  10. Broc Tickle
  11. Jake Weimer
  12. Kyle Chisholm
  13. Nick Wey
  14. Andrew Short
  15. Weston Peick
  16. Kyle Partridge
  17. Justin Sipes
  18. Jimmy Albertson
  19. Jeff Alessi
  20. Josh Hansen

Supercross Rider Point Standings

(After 5 of 17 events)

  1. Ryan Villopoto 108
  2. Chad Reed 105
  3. Ryan Dungey 103
  4. James Stewart 95
  5. Kevin Windham 73
  6. Jake Weimer 71
  7. Andrew Short 59
  8. Brett Metcalfe 57
  9. Dave Millsaps 56
  10. Justin Brayton 53
  11. Mike Alessi 51
  12. Josh Hansen 48
  13. Kyle Chisholm 43
  14. Broc Tickle 41
  15. Nick Wey 24
  16. Ivan Tedesco 21
  17. Weston Peick 16
  18. Kyle Partridge 15
  19. Trey Canard 14
  20. Chris Blose 9