The second evening of racing wrapped up tonight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with similar results to last night as Yamaha’s Chad Reed again proved that at this point and time, he’s still the man in supercross.
A sold-out crowd turned out to see Yamaha’s Reed and Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael finish what they started last night. With Reed taking the win Friday and Carmichael placing second, the outcome was still very much in question.
When the gate dropped for the 250cc main, Carmichael jumped out to an early lead with Heath Voss second, followed by Reed. When the field made its way outside of the arena on the first lap Reed went down and dropped to fourth. After that Reed just put his head down and started to charge. By the fourth lap he had worked his way into second with his sights set on Carmichael. For the entire race Reed slowly inched closer to the Suzuki rider… then it happened. Carmichael went down in a turn, allowing Reed to take over the lead. Then, a few laps later, Carmichael was forced to retire to the pits with bike problems, ending his chances at a podium position, or win. At the finish, it was Reed over Wey and Sebastian Tortelli in third.
In the overall results, Reed got top honors with Wey second and Mike LaRocco third.
As for the 125cc class, it was equally as exciting. The start of the main event saw Amsoil/Chaparral/Honda rider Greg Schnell grab the holeshot and begin to pull out to an early lead – followed by Kawasaki pilot Troy Adams and Honda rider Joaquim Rodrigues. After the first lap Schnell had a comfortable lead over Adams with Schnell’s teammate Tommy Hahn in third. Then with 12 laps left Schnell stalled, but managed to get his bike started before Adams could capitalize on the minor miscue. After that Schnell began to pull away while Adams and Hahn remained in second and third, respectively. At the end it was Schnell over Adams second and Hahn.
The overall results saw Schnell in first followed by Adams and Hahn, respectively.
250 MAIN: 1. Chad Reed (Yam); 2. Nick Wey (Hon); 3. Sebastian Tortelli (Suz); 4. Ernesto Fonseca (Hon); 5. Heath Voss (Yam); 6. Mike LaRocco (Hon); 7. Damon Huffman (Hon); 8. Keith Johnson (Yam); 9. Joe Oehlhof (Hon); 10. Ryan Clark (Yam).
250 OVERALL: 1. Chad Reed (Yam); 2. Nick Wey (Hon); 3. Mike LaRocco (Hon); 4. Heath Voss (Yam); 5. Ernesto Fonseca (Hon); 6. Ricky Carmichael (Suz): 7. Sebastian Tortelli (Suz); 8. Damon Huffman (Hon); 9. Keith Johnson (Yam); 10. Kyle Lewis (Hon).
125 MAIN: 1. Greg Schnell (Hon); 2. Troy Adams (Kaw); 3. Thomas Hahn (Hon); 4. Joaquim Rodrigues (Hon); 5. Josh Demuth (Yam); 6. Eric Nye (Yam); 7. Matthew Lalloz (Hon); 8. Brett Metcalfe (Yam); 9. Michael Blose (Yam); 10. Josh Summey (Yam).
125 OVERALL: 1. Greg Schnell (Hon); 2. Troy Adams (Kaw); 3. Thomas Hahn (Hon); 4. Josh Demuth (Yam); 5. Brett Metcalfe (Yam); 6. Josh Summey (Yam); 7. Michael Blose (Yam); 8. Eric Nye (Yam); 9. Matthew Lalloz (Hon); 10. Davi Millsaps (Suz).