10 THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE SOUTHWICK 250/450 NATIONAL

July 1, 2013
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Ryan Dungey:                             Photo KTM

1. This is the end, my friend: This was officially the last AMA National at the Southwick track. It has been the only sand track on the AMA circuit for years and it would be, as many riders expressed, a shame if the replacement venue was not a sand track. Since two of the 12 AMA Nationals are currently held on either road race infields or flat lake beds, the sport deserves to have a race track chosen for the quality of the circuit. Let the search begin.

2. Half done: Southwick was the 6th race out of 12. At the halfway point no one has wrapped the Championship up. Ryan Dungey is beginning to keep Ryan Villopoto honest (and is only 12 points behind in the title chase). Third place Justin Barcia is 69 points back. After Barcia the next closest rider is Trey Canard who is already four motos adrift of Villopoto’s points. In the 250 class, Roczen and Tomac are separated by only 7 points.

3. Man without a country: Brett Metcalfe was unceremoniously dumped from the AMA Nationals over the winter. Failing to find any team with any faith in him, he took a deal to race in Canada (where he is leading the 450 Championship). With a break in the Canadian Nationals, Metcalfe came to Southwick to try to drum up interest. He went 5-6 ? which could help his cause.

METCALFE, BARCIA AND VILLOPOTO IN MOTO 1

4. It was great while it lasted: John Dowd called it quits after Southwick. The 47-year old had mechanical problems in moto one and finish 19th in moto two.

JOHN DOWD’S FINAL SOUTHWICK INTERVIEW

5. Downside: There were two heartbroken riders at Southwick: (1) Wil Hahn’s engine blew up in the first moto and then his engine blew up on the parade lap of moto two. Under AMA rules, you cannot return to the pits once you go to the starting line, so when Wil Hahn pushed his bike back to have the Geico team look at it in the pits?he was officially done for the day. (2) Sayaka Kaneshiro came into Southwick with a 14 point lead for the Women’s Motocross Championship (in the short three-race series). Amazingly, she lost the title to Jessica Patterson by 2 points. Patterson went 1-1, which is what you have to do when you are behind in points, while Kaneshiro went 7-3.

WIL HAHN’S FIRST MOTO ENGINE TROUBLES


6. Neo-pros:
Adam Cianciarulo won the battle between himself and Cooper Webb for best neo-pro. Cianciarulo went 9-12 for ninth, while Webb went 7-34 for 14th.

CIANCIARULO VERSUS WEBB

7. 250 non-scorers: Joey Savatgy earned no points, Wil Hahn earned no points, neither did Drew Gosselaar, Bryce Stewart, Dakota Kessler, Matas Inda and Justin starling.

8. 450 Non-scorers: Ryan Sipes, Vince Friese, Tommy Hahn, Chris Blose, Bobby Kiniry and Vann Martin.

9. There is always next year: In the 450 class Chad Reed went 7-18, Jake Weimer went 9-17, Justin Brayton went 32-7, Michael Byrne went 15-15 and Nick Wey went 19-25. In the 250 class Jimmy Decotis went 29-13, Blake Wharton went 39-15, Kyle Peters went 19-37 and Sean Hackley went 34-20.

10. Upbeat: Andrew Short had his best moto of the year with a second in the first 450 stanza. A 16th in moto two pushed Andrew back to fifth overall. Phil Nicoletti was solidly in the top ten again with a 7th in the 450 class.


Ryan, Ryan and Justin.                            Photo: KTM

SOUTHWICK 450 RESULTS
1. Ryan Dungey……….1-2
2. Ryan Villopoto………4-1
3. Justin Barcia…………3-3
4. Brett Metcalfe………..5-6
5. Andrew Short………..2-16
6. Tyla Rattray………….10-8
7. Phil Nicoletti…………..6-13
8. Mike Alessi……………8-12
9. Broc Tickle…………...11-10
10. Josh Grant………….13-11

SOUTHWICK 250 RESULTS
1. Eli Tomac………………..1-2
2. Ken Roczen…………….3-1
3. Zach Osborne………….5-3
4. Blake Baggett………….2-8
5. Jason Anderson……….6-4
6. Cole Seely……………….8-7
7. Kyle Cunningham…….13-5
8. Marvin Musquin………..10-9
9. Adam Cianciarulo……..9-12
10. Alex Martin…………….12-11

SOUTHWICK WMX RESULTS
1. Jessica Patterson………1-1
2. Mackenzie TrIcker……..2-2
3. Sara Pettersson…………4-4
4. Sayaka Kaneshiro………7-3
5. Lindsey Palmer…………..8-5
6. Taylor Higgins…………….6-8
7. Marissa Markelon……….5-12
8. Sade Allender……………12-7
9. Brianna DeGray…………10-9
10. Amanda Brown…………14-6
 
AMA 450 NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS AFTER SOUTHWICK
(after 6 of 12 races)
1. Ryan Villopoto…….283
2. Ryan Dungey………271
3. Justin Barcia……….219
4. Trey Canard………..169
5. Mike Alessi………….158
6. James Stewart…….140
7. Tyla Rattray…………119
8. Broc Tickle…………..115
9. Andrew Short………110
10. Jake Weimer……..109
                                         
AMA 250 NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS AFTER SOUTHWICK
(after 6 of 12 races)
1. Ken Roczen………….265
2. Eli Tomac……………..258
3. Blake Baggett………..223
3. Marvin Musquin……..222
5. Zach Osborne……….185
6. Jason Anderson…….161
7. Kyle Cunningham…..131
7. Jeremy Martin……….124
9. Justin Bogle………….122
10. Cooper Webb………113

FINAL WMX WOMEN’S NATIONAL POINTS STANDINGS
(after 3 of 3 races)
1. Jessica Patterson…….122
2. Sayaka Kaneshiro…….120
3. Taylor Higgins………….100
4. Mackenzie Tricker……..99
5. Sara Pettersson………..94
6. Jacqueline Strong……..81
7. Lindsey Palmer………….71
8. Amanda Brown………….66
9. Sade Allender……………64
10. Marissa Markelon…….55

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