The 2013 Supercross saga takes a terrifying turn in Oakland

Has Ryan Villopoto really bounced back from his slow start? Are James Stewart’s best days behind him? Is Davi Millsaps suddenly dominant? Can Trey Canard continue to tough it out? And what’s really going on with Ryan Dungey?

While there was big drama in the 450sx class, things are heating up in the 250sx as well. That’s where Cole Seely and Ken Roczen have a nice little battle going on. Photo: Shan Moore/Dirtrider.com

The above questions are still being asked after an eventful Round Four of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series in Oakland, California, where a very controversial course design played a major role in the ongoing saga. At issue were the whoops–or more important–where the whoops were placed, which was right after the first turn.

The problem with that is riders come out of the first turn packed like sardines, with absolutely no breathing room. Once they start bouncing through whoops in that kind of formation it’s only a matter of time before a breakdown occurs, and that’s exactly what happened in the final, as Chad Reed went a little wild in those woops and brought a few key players with him, including Canard, Stewart, Josh Grant, and Justin Barcia.

Needless to say the crash had a significant impact on the race. Ryan Villopoto became the first rider to grab two wins on the season, and being that he won them back to back, it’s safe to say he’s now on a roll. As for the rest, we defer to our friends over at Dirt Rider, who have summed up all the highs and lows of Oakland in their weekly installment of… What Really Happened: Oakland Supercross >>