Honda's Davi Millsaps won the AMA Supercross in Detroit at the weekend

Honda's Davi Millsaps won the AMA Supercross in Detroit at the weekend

 

AMA Supercross: Davi Millsaps and Ryan Villopoto win in Detroit

By Paul Harris -

 14 April 2008 11:09

Honda man Davi Millsaps and Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto were victorious at the Detroit round of the AMA Supercross at the weekend.

In the Supercross class, Chad Reed suffered a horrific-looking crash in practice, mistiming a rhythm section and just getting drilled into the face of the next jump.

The plucky Australian sat out the rest of practice and had to use a bye to make the main race, but even there his luck didn’t change, a first turn crash leaving him at the back of the field.

Nevertheless, battered and bruised, Reed remounted and staged a fight back that saw him cross the line 12th.

The win went to Davi Millsaps, ahead of Tim Ferry and Kevin Windham, but Reed’s brave nine points kept his lead at the head of the championship to 16 points.

In the Lites class, Ryan Villopoto got the holeshot and cleared off for the win.

East Coast championship leader Trey Canard was in a safe third behind a fired-up Nico Izzi when he cross rutted and fell.

The rookie bounced up straight away but took an age to restart his bike, rejoining in 15th and ultimately crossing the line tenth.

Ryan Morais and Brandon Jesseman would take second and third, but the news is at the top of the charts - Canard’s lead, 17 points before the racing began, has shrunk to just three with one round left.

AMA Supercross championship

Round 6 – Detroit

1 David Millsaps - Honda
2 Timmy Ferry - Kawasaki
3 Kevin Windham - Honda
4 Joshua Hill - Yamaha
5 Andrew Short - Honda
6 Travis Preston - Kawasaki

AMA Supercross championship

Series standings

1 Reed - 296
2 Windham - 280
3 Millsaps - 229
4 Short - 221
5 Hill - 191
6 Ferry - 189


AMA Supercross East Coast Lites championship

Round 6 – Detroit

1 Ryan Villopoto - Kawasaki
2 Ryan Morais - Yamaha
3 Branden Jesseman - Kawasaki


AMA Supercross East Coast Lites championship

Series standings

1 Canard - 122
2 Villopoto - 119
3 Izzi - 86