Monster Energy Supercross - Race 17, Las Vegas Finale





It's that sad, sad moment. The one where we report on the final race of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. Sure, it's one of our favorite races, but it means waiting a whole year to once again huddle around the TV and watch our favorite riders tear up the most loved stadiums around the United States.

Over the weekend, the top Supercross riders went to Las Vegas to race the final round of the 2012 Supercross series. Much of the season had already been decided with Ryan Villopoto having obtained the title a few rounds ago, but fluke injuries and rapid recoveries have left this season finale still up in the air for the rest of the podium positions. But after his time out of the race due to an earlier injury, it was Ryan Dungey who snagged the win in Las Vegas.

The race started with Mike Alessi grabbing the holeshot, quickly followed by Dungey who managed to get out front of the MCR 450 rider just seconds later. With Dungey out front, he continued to pull away from the pack making it nearly impossible for any other riders to catch him unless he made a mistake.

Behind the KTM rider, Brett Metcalfe moved ahead of Alessi as well to settle into second while Jake Weimer sat in fourth. By lap eight, Weimer made some great moves to get past both Alessi and Mettcalfe to creep up into second with Davi Millsaps in second followed by Mettcalfe, Nico Izzi and Justin Brayton.

As the race forged on, Dungey showed no signs of slowing down to let any of the other riders catch up though Millsaps made it to second by lap 12 with Weimer fighting to overtake him. In the end, however, Weimer lost third to Brayton with Josh Grant sneaking up to take fifth.

"After the Heat Race, we made a change to the bike that really helped out in the Main Event," said Dungey. "The track was hard-packed tonight and a little tough. I am really happy that I could get this win for the KTM team."

The win gives Dungey just enough points to overtake Brayton in the final standings and get third overall since returning from missing quite a few races this season while Millsaps took second overall.

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Supercross Class Results

Finish Rider City, State
1 Ryan Dungey Belle Plaine, Minnesota
2 Davi Millsaps Murrieta, California
3 Justin Brayton Murrieta, California
4 Jake Weimer Rupert, Idaho
5 Joshua Grant Smithville, Texas
6 Nico Izzi Menifee, California
7 Mike Alessi Hilliard, Florida
8 Weston Peick Wildomar, California
9 Andrew Short Smithville, Texas
10 Nick Wey DeWitt, Michegan


Supercross Class Season Standings
Standing Rider City, State Points
1 Ryan Villopoto Seattle, Washington 323
2 Davi Millsaps Murrieta, California 266
3 Ryan Dungey Belle Plaine, Minnesota 257
4 Justin Brayton Murrieta, California 257
5 Jake Weimer Wildomar, Idaho 229
6 Mike Alessi Hilliard, California 206
7 James Stewart Haines City, Florida 178
8 Brett Metcalfe Lake Elsinore, California 177
9 Broc Tickle Holly, Michegan 171
10 Kevin Windham Centreville, Mississippi 166


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