January 22, 2012

2012 Los Angeles Supercross: Ground pounders

Photo by GuyB/Vital MX

There was a whole lot of crashing at the Los Angeles Supercross at Dodger Stadium yesterday.  James Stewart crashed hard in the whoops, shortly after setting a very fast lap in qualifying.  Fortunately, he was able to get up, but he decided to sit out the rest of qualifying, and his time was beaten by Ryan Villopoto.

During the racing program, Chad Reed crashed in his heat race.  He too, was uninjured, remounted and was able to qualify for the main... which he won!  Stewart fell again in the main, but was able to finish in 3rd.

Reigning champ Villopoto crashed on the first lap of the re-started 450 main event, but the speedy Kawasaki rider was able to blast his way back up to 4th place by the checkers.

But the biggest crash is the one that caused the re-start: a horrendous accident involving Nick Wey, Ryan Morais and Trey Canard.  Wey was the only one not seriously injured.   Get well wishes go out to both Morais and Canard.

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