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Anaheim 2 Supercross 2012 Photo Gallery- Dirt Illustrated

2012 Monster Energy Anaheim2 Supercross Photo Gallery

  
Supercross: America's best Supercross Heros did battle at Anaheim 2 to see who could be the first repeat winner of the 2012 series. Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto showed why he's still the man to beat, as he took Anaheim2 with a convincing win in the main event.
RV2 jets into the lead of the Series
By Dennis Cox | 2012-02-06

Video by Brennan Wright
Photos by Brennan Wright


A bevy of Monster Energy bikini-clad beauties shows off some skin prior to the start of the evenings festivities at Anaheim2. The racing was even hotter than the swimwear these ladies were showcasing.....
Team Two-Two Motosports Chad Reed contemplates his chances of winning the nights events at Anaheim. He is still a threat to take the title, but his previous tie atop the points standings, with KTM's Ryan Dungey, went to the wayside at Angel Stadium. Reedy now sits in third place in the points standings going to the next round in San Diego.
Geico Honda mounted Eli Tomac made Anaheim2 his third straight win in the 250 Lites Western Division race, as he continues to impress in the support series to the 450 Pro class. Fellow Honda pilot Cole Seely took second, with KTMs Marvin Musquin nabbing the third spot with Kawasaki's Dean Wilson coming in fourth.
Eli Tomac (#17) has been on fire in the 250 Lites class, often posting times faster than the 450 class pros. Look for Eli to make his presence felt on the outdoor Nationals when the series gets going this May 19th at the Hangtown season opener.
Always popular with the fans, Honda's Kevin Windham (#14) reeled off a spectacular leap of just under 100 feet, in the pre-race build up/fireworks spectacular. Windham went on to take sixth overall at Anaheim2, just behind Justin Brayton.
Troy Lee Designs Honda sponsored Cole Seely had the lead in the Western Lites 250 division. He had the holeshot until a spill left him scrambling back into second for the night. Look for Cole to give Eli Tomac and company a race for the top spot in the upcoming Western Lites races.
Eli Tomac proudly holds up the winners trophy and Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot check for his win at Anaheim2. Cole Seely (right) and Marvin Musquin got to share the podium with the Geico Honda star.
Chad Reed (#22) leads Ryan Dungey (#5) through a roller whoops section as the Two-Two Motosports rider sets out after James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto in the main event. Reedy knows how to keep his machine upright in a tight situation, but will have to step up his game to keep RV2 and James Stewart from pulling away with the points lead.
Honda/Muscle Milk sponsored Justin Brayton has proven he can run up front in the pro ranks. But he has not been able to sustain a points charge to the top of the pack in the series. He currently is sitting in tenth spot in the standings, heading into San Diego. Brayton put is a solid performance at Anaheim2, with a fifth place finish, just behind Dungey, Reed, Stewart and Villopoto.
Big air jumps are all a part of the modern day Supercross experience. The dedicated Moto crowd at Anaheim2 got an exciting show, with tight heat races, and suspense….up until RV2 got the lead.
Motocross is the single best spectator sport in America. Can we get a 'hurrah,' on that! Kevin Windham (#14) still enjoys racing for racings sake. A true competitor and racers racer.
Ryan Villopoto looked smooth, controlled and ultra fast at Anaheim2. If he keeps getting good starts, he will be a hard man to beat, as he's proven every race he gets a good start in the main event.
Ryan Dungey (#5) has proven he can run up front, and win, on board his KTM 450. Ryan did not get the good starts he needs to do that at Anaheim2. He now sits in third place in the series.
JGR Yamaha mounted James Stewart (#7) had something to prove at Anaheim2. He proceeded to do that. He crashed spectacularly, got up, won the LCQ, and hung on in the main for second overall.
The heat races at Anaheim2 had some of the best racing of the season. Inside, outside, passing and racing, is what makes Supercross the premier motosport in America today. Check it out...
Autograph signing is a rite of the modern day mx star. Kawasaki Monster Energy's Ryan Villopoto is back atop the series points lead after Anaheim2, and looking to retain his status, as the top SX ride
On the podium at Anaheim2. RV2 with the win, followed by James Stewart (right) and Chad Reed. This was the first repeat win for any of the previous event winners.
Chad Reed spraying the crowd with some of the spoils of making the podium at Anaheim2. RV2 goes to San Diego with a narrow points lead over Reed and Dungey.
Supercross
1. Ryan Villopoto (KAW)
2. James Stewart (YAM)
3. Chad Reed (HON)

SX Lites
1. Eli Tomac (HON)
2. Cole Seely (HON)
3. Marvin Musquin (KTM)

2012 POINT STANDINGS
Supercross
1. Ryan Villopoto (KAW), 108
2. Chad Reed (HON), 105
3. Ryan Dungey (KTM), 103

SX Lites West
1. Eli Tomac (HON), 113
2. Dean Wilson (KAW), 91
3. Marvin Musquin (KTM), 84