Kevin Windham: 2010 Supercross win at Qwest field in Seattle, WA.

Kevin Windham Supercross

2010 Supercross: Kevin Windham finally got a supercross win in 2010. The GEICO rider grabbed the holeshot of the 2010 Seattle Supercross and never looked back.

The tougher the conditions, the better Kevin Windham performs.

Windham of Centreville, Miss., Amped over a rut-filled and deep dirt track, from raining earlier in the week.  With a victory in Saturday’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450cc main event in front of 51,442 fans at Qwest Field.

While many riders struggled with a challenging track, Kevin seems to glide over it by comparison. He finished in a time of 21 minutes, 37.338 seconds, going wire to wire for a 22.7-second victory.

“A track like that just brings you back to your roots when you had no experience and you had to just put your feet down and get through it,” said Windham, a 17-year veteran of the sport. “It was definitely survival. There were so many ruts that were hard to finish.”

Windham’s last win was in 2008 in Seattle and he now owns 17 career victories as the oldest current Supercross rider at age 32.

“It’s nights like this that go in the memory bank and it’s definitely one you’ll never forget,” said Windham, now third in the points standings at 248.

Rookie Ryan Dungey officially wrapped up the Supercross season series championship with a fourth-place finish, with injured Ryan Villopoto on the sideline at No. 2 in season points.

Dungey, sponsored by Rockstar, Makita, Suzuki and Yoshimura, became just the second rookie in the history of the sport to claim the top spot in the series points standings. He now has 320 points with two events left and Villopoto, out with a broken leg, has 266 points.

“It was a battle all the way,” said Dungey, who joined Jeremy McGrath (1993) as the sport’s only rookie to win a season title.

“The track was very tough. It was very challenging. There were a lot of ruts out there.”

Broc Tickle of Holly, Mich., posted his first career title by winning the Supercross Lites main event in a time of 15:48.978.

“The track was very technical out there and the runs were really gnarly,” said Tickle, who won the race by 4.6 over Wil Hahn. “It was about being smart.”

Ryan Dungey Supercross

Jake Weimer of Ruper, Idaho, finished third in the Supercross Lites main event to leave him one point from clinching the season series title heading into the final stop in Salt Lake City next Saturday.

“The track is one of the toughest things I’ve rode on,” said Weimer, who survived a first-lap fall.

Windham cruised to an easy victory in Heat 1, outdistancing Dungey by almost 16 seconds to reach the 450cc main event. The rider, sponsored by Powersports, Honda and Factory Connection, led from start to finish in his heat. Windham won the heat in a time of 7:56.986.

David Millsaps of Murrieta, Calif., passed then-leader Justin Brayton and the sixth lap of eight to take the top spot in Heat 2.

The dirt course at Qwest, comprised of 5,000 yards of local product, suffered from deep ruts on the exterior, causing riders to bog down on many of the tight turns.

“The outside of the course got really rutted and deep,” said Millsaps, who captured his heat in 8:14.156. “It was tough out there.”

Joshua Hill of Carlsbad, Calif., won the last-chance qualifier and Justin Keeney of Moreno Valley, Calif., secured the second and final spot into the main event.

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