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AMA Supercross 2013 - Round 13 Houston

Monster Energy AMA Supercross - Round 13 of the AMA Supercross in Houston, Texas.

Another big indoor stadium with great soft, loamy soil that will rut up and provide great traction.

Tyler Bowers has come across from arenacross to join Pro-Circuit Kawasaki in the 250 class and qaulified fourth fastest.

250 Heat 1 - Only real big name in this heat is Will Hahn. Hahn gets the holeshot and clears off from the rest of the field. Cole Thompson is second with Vince Friese coming through for third.

250 Heat 2 - With Marvin Musquin, Blake Wharton, Tyler Bowers and Aussie Jackson Richardson this was definitely the heat to watch.

Musquin gets off the best battling with Bowers. Wharton is in third and Richardson fourth. And that's how they finish the heat with Musquin the fastest qualifier.

Aussie Taylor Potter had to go to the LCQ but didn't qualify for the main.

250 Main Event - Wharton gets out in front early with Musquin and Hahn sticking close to him.

Musquin picked up the pace and was starting to challenge Wharton when he goes down in the whoops and lets Hahn past.

Hahn is making the race interesting by getting close to Wharton before the finish line double, but he keeps jumping the single before the finish double and losing momentum to Wharton.

Wharton takes the win from hahn and Musquin.

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450 Heat 1 - Trey Canard gets the holeshot then in corner two teamates Nicoletti and Kiniry go down and there's a pileup behind them which includes Millsaps.

Canard clears off and takes the heat win from Barcia and Josh Hill.

450 Heat 2 - The holeshot goes to start specialist Mike Alessi ahead of Ryan Villopoto who wastes no time in getting by Alessi.

The race is red flagged so we have another in line start which will benefit Stewart and Dungey who were stuck mid pack.

After the re-start Villopoto takes another win and is looking the goods tonight. Stewart finishes second and is lucky to do so as he was charging hard to keep with Villopoto and clipped a tough block. Alessi finishes third and Dungey is fourth.

450 Main Event - Another holeshot to Mike Alessi as he heads Villopoto through the first corner. On a mission, Villopoto is by Alessi again before the first lap is even up and will not be headed again before the ned of the race.

The battle is for the minor positions with Canard, Dungey and Stewart getting by Alessi. Barcia and Millsaps are there as well.

Villopoto takes the win with Dungey as always getting within five seconds, but not quite there... again.

Trey Canard is third ahead of teamate Barcia in fourth and Millsaps fifth.

Results Round 13 Ama Supercross Houston 2013:

  1. Ryan Villopoto
  2. Ryan Dungey
  3. Trey Canard

Point Standings after Round 13:

  1. Ryan Villopoto - 277
  2. Davi Millsaps - 256
  3. Ryan Dungey - 252
  4. Justin Barcia - 202
  5. Chad Reed - 196
  6. Trey Canard - 185
  7. James Stewart - 171
  8. Andrew Short - 162
  9. Justin Brayton - 137
  10. Broc Tickle - 133

Who can beat Ryan Villopoto? Not a tough call to say at that at the moment no one is likely to knock him off his throne.

Millsaps has lost his 'good start mojo', Stewart has gone back to his 'win or crash' status and at the moment he's hitting the crash button. Reed might be back next round, but not likely to be up to speed so unless Dungey can get a holeshot no one will beat Villopoto.

 

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