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Burkhart Dominant at AMA Supermoto in Nashvill

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Graves Yamaha's Mark Burkhart claimed his fourth victory of the season under the lights of the Music City Motorplex for the AMA Supermoto Championship. Rip it Energy Aprilia's Ben Carlson prevailed in M&R AMA Supermoto Unlimited competition, while Troy Lee Designs Honda's David Pingree extended his winning streak to four in the Hot Wheels AMA Supermoto Lites class. Troy Lee Designs Honda's Jeff Ward grabbed the holeshot to start the AMA Supermoto main event. Burkhart followed in second and the two riders began to pull away from the field. Burkhart tracked Ward in the early stages and eventually made an inside pass to take over the lead. Burkhart held on for the win, with Ward finishing second. Monster Energy Kawasaki's Chris Fillmore was third. "The top speed of my Yamaha really helped here on this track tonight", said Burkhart. "Last weekend was a bad weekend and hopefully we don't have anymore of those. It was fun racing with Jeff (Ward). He is a smart racer, so it will be a battle to the end". In the Supermoto Unlimited race Carlson took the lead on the third lap from HMC KTM's Kurt Nicoll of England, and then distanced himself from the field to capture his fifth win of the season. Nicoll managed to hold off the charge from teammate John Lewis as the pair finished second and third, respectively. "We just put our heads down and raced hard tonight, said Carlson. "Last week I crashed hard and I crashed here earlier so hopefully that is out of my system. I wanted to get upfront to be able to pick good lines and set the pace. This track was perfect for me. I love the speeds you could get up to tonight". Pingree jumped to the lead and never looked back en route to the win in the Hot Wheels AMA Supermoto Lites main event. Graves Motorsports Yamaha's Brandon Currie made the race for second interesting, having to overcome to stop and go penalties (for jumping the start and then later for missing the penalty area). He would work through the field earning second place ahead of LA Fuel Husqvarna's Australian import Adam Cini. "I saw Brandon coming the whole race," said Pingree. "I knew I better pick it up or he would catch me. I really enjoyed being in Nashville. The AMA doesn't have a national motocross stop or a supercross here so I never thought I would come to Nashville to race. I am happy to come away with a win." AMA Supermoto Race Results
1. Mark Burkhart, Pataskala, Ohio, Graves Motorsports Yamaha
2. Jeff Ward, Newport Beach, Calif., Troy Lee Designs Honda
3. Chris Fillmore, Oxford, Mich., Monster Energy Kawasaki
4. Jason Conlon, Mount Airy, Md., CHM Exhaust Honda
5. Xavier Bellerophon, France, LA Fuel GP Husqvarna
6. Troy Herfoss, Australia, HMC KTM
7. Steve Drew, Buckeye, Ariz., Mach 1 Yamaha
8. Micky Dymond, Placentia, Calif., All Access Honda
9. Casey Yarrow, Fairfield, Calif., Mach 1 Yamaha
10. David Gaviria, Hollywood, Fla., Sigimotor Honda

AMA Supermoto Point Standings
1. Mark Burkhart, Pataskala, Ohio, Graves Motorsports Yamaha, 133
2. Jeff Ward, Newport Beach, Calif., Troy Lee Designs Honda, 133
3. Micky Dymond, Placentia, Calif., All Access Honda, 104
4. Troy Herfoss, Australia, HMC KTM, 98
5. Steve Drew, Buckeye, Ariz., Mach 1 Yamaha, 86
6. Chris Fillmore, Oxford, Mich., Monster Energy Kawasaki, 83
7. Jason Conlon, Mount Airy, Md., Fredericktown Yamaha, 67
8. Cassidy Anderson, Provo, Utah, Troy Lee Designs Honda, 58
9. Robbie Horton, Augusta, Ga., Monster Energy Kawasaki, 57
10. Ben Carlson, West Bend, Wis., Rip It Energy Aprilia, 55

M&R AMA Supermoto Unlimited Race Results
1. Ben Carlson, West Bend, Wis., Rip It Energy Aprilia
2. Kurt Nicoll, Temecula, Calif., HMC KTM
3. John Lewis, Brandamore, Pa., HMC KTM
4. Darryl Atkins, San Clemente, Calif., Rip It Energy Aprilia
5. Robert Loire, Salem, Wis., Husaberg
6. Travis Marks, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Rockstar Hart & Huntington KTM
7. Alexandre Thiebault, France., La Fuels Husqvarna
8. Josh Chrisum, Bakersfield, Calif., BP Racing KTM
9. Jason Baldwin, Asheboro, N.C., Moose Racing KTM
10. Monte Frank, Oklahoma City, Okla., Ajax KTM

M&R AMA Supermoto Unlimited Point Standings
1. Ben Carlson, West Bend, Wis., Rip It Energy Aprilia, 147
2. Kurt Nicoll, Temecula, Calif., HMC KTM, 111
3. Darryl Atkins, San Clemente, Calif., Rip It Energy Aprilia, 98
4. Robert Loire, Salem, Wis., Husaberg, 98
5. Josh Chrisum, Bakersfield, Calif., BP Racing KTM, 93
6. Travis Marks, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Rockstar Hart & Huntington KTM, 86
7. Brian Capper, South Africa, HMC KTM, 80
8. Cory Gabbert, Bismarck, N.D., Hutt.com KTM, 57
9. Doni Wanat, Woodinville, Wash., Rockstar Hart & Huntington KTM, 56
10. John Lewis, Brandamore, Pa., HMC KTM, 54

Hot Wheels AMA Supermoto Lites Race Results
1. David Pingree, Temecula, Calif., Troy Lee Designs Honda
2. Brandon Currie, Anaheim, Calif., Graves Motorsports Yamaha
3. Adam Cini, San Diego, Calif., LA Fuel Husqvarna
4. Matt Abbott, Conyers, Ga., Monster Energy Kawasaki
5. Jamie Siever, Belle Plaine, Kan., Scott's Speed Shop Yamaha
6. Steve Marty, Reno, Nev., Thor Vortex KTM
7. Matt Burton, Ottumwa, Iowa, RJ Maxxis KTM
8. Andrew Hyder, Pataskala, Ohio, Columbus Yamaha
9. Robbie Smith, Guthrie, Okla., Scotty's Speed Shop Yamaha
10. Frankie Garcia, Gonzales, Calif., CHM Exhaust Honda

Hot Wheels AMA Supermoto Lites Point Standings
1. David Pingree, Temecula, Calif., Troy Lee Designs Honda, 144
2. Brandon Currie, Anaheim, Calif., Graves Motorsports Yamaha, 138
3. Adam Cini, San Diego, Calif., LA Fuel Husqvarna, 107
4. Dalton Dimick, Fort Collins, Colo., Monster Energy Kawasaki, 85
5. Matt Abbott, Conyers, Ga., Monster Energy Kawasaki, 83
6. Jamie Siever, Belle Plaine, Kan., Scott's Speed Shop Yamaha, 82
7. Andrew Hyder, Pataskala, Ohio, Columbus Yamaha, 63
8. Troy Lee, Corona, Calif., Troy Lee Designs Honda, 49
9. Chad Cose, Fremont, Calif., BP Racing KTM, 47
10. Steve Marty, Reno, Nev., Thor Vortex KTM, 41

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