Las Vegas Supercross Practice Report

Jean Turner | May 8, 2010

It’s warm and windy in Las Vegas which means the track crew is working extra hard to keep the track at Sam Boyd Stadium watered for the final round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship.

Kevin Windham is looking to close out his season with another win and could be well on his way to doing so. He and Ryan Dungey battled for supremacy in the 450 practice sessions and in the final practice, they were the only two riders to get into the one-minute three-second range, with the pole position going to Dungey. 

Chad Reed, Justin Brayton and Kyle Cunningham are also looking strong in Las Vegas, rounding out the top five positions in practice.

Lites riders from both east and west are ready to face off in the Dave Coombs Sr. Memorial East-West Shootout. Both lites champions Jake Weimer and Christophe Pourcel looked blazing fast in practice. Pourcel is looking to repeat his performance from last year and claim another East-West Shootout victory, which would be the icing on the cake of an already-great season. The Frenchman topped the Lites practice sessions by nearly a second over his teammate, Weimer.

Trey Canard along with Yamaha riders Martin Davalos and Broc Tickle also notched some blazing fast lap times in both sessions.

Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Morais had a hard get-off in the first practice when his RM-Z got away from him in the whoop section. Morais had the wind knocked out of him, and is moving pretty stiff, but he is okay and will be racing tonight.

Jean Turner | Contributor

A former staffer at Cycle News, Turner continues to contribute to the website and magazine as a columnist and someone we can count on to whip up a few thousand words on an off-road race when needed.