A2 Supercross Results 2014

Rookie Roczen Benefits Opening Race of Monster Energy Supercross in Anaheim

Last-Lap Pass Gives Anderson the Win 250SX Class Victory

ANAHEIM , Calif. (January 4, 2014) – In front of 45, 050 fans inside a sold-out Angel Stadium, rookie Ken Roczen received the opening race of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, aboard his Crimson Bull KTM. In dramatic style, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson captured the opening race from the Western Regional 250SX Class.

Three-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto came out swinging in the 450SX Class Main Event, piloting his Monster Energy Kawasaki towards the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award. Upon Villopoto’s back wheel through the very first turn was Roczen, followed by Toyota’s/Yamaha/NFab/JGRMX’s Josh Grant.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart moved into third place on Lap 10, passing Crimson Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey. While leading on Lap 9, Villopoto crashed and handed the lead to Roczen, also allowing Discount Car tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed plus Dungey to move into second plus third place, respectively. Villopoto remounted in fifth place.

Roczen Wins the Season Opener, Photo Credit: Chris Weedon

Roczen Wins the growing season Opener, Photo Credit: Chris Weedon

On Panel 12, Stewart passed Reed pertaining to second place and chipped away at Roczen’s lead, ultimately shutting in on his rear wheel. While attempting to get alongside Roczen in the whoops, Stewart suffered a race-ending crash. On Lap 16, Dungey secured second place as he passed Reed.

“This is usually insane, ” said Roczen. “I got off to a good begin and was holding on really tight. When there were four laps to look, I realized that I could win. ”

Roczen was became a member of on the podium by Dungey, providing KTM a 1-2 sweep, plus Reed. Villopoto recovered to finish 4th.

Anderson Wins 250SX Class with Last-Lap Pass, Photo Credit: Chris Weedon

Anderson Wins 250SX Class with Last-Lap Pass, Photo Credit: Chris Weedon

Anderson grabbed the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award and held down the lead in the 250SX Class Main Event until Panel 4 when Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda’s Cole Seely moved into the lead. On the same lap, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson moved into the third spot.

Wilson and GEICO Honda’s Zach Osborne traded places near the halfway point of the race and the duel failed to stop, lasting several subsequent laps. In the second-to-last turn on the last lap, Anderson passed Seely and rode to the second win of his career.

“The move was [risky] on Cole (Seely), ” said Anderson. “I didn’t want to be dirty yet I had to put it in there, and I am glad it worked. I look forward to riding into Phoenix with all the red number-one plate. This is just my second career win, so it is big for me. ”

Anderson and Seely were became a member of Osborne on the podium, who eventually made his way past Wilson on Lap 12.

Monster Energy Supercross heads in order to Phoenix’s Chase Field next Sunday, January 11.

250SX Class Results

  1. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N. M., KTM
  2. Cole Seely, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda
  3. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S. C., Ford
  4. Dean Wilson, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Kawasaki
  5. Cooper Webb, Newport, N. C., Yamaha
  6. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki
  7. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki
  8. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda
  9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda
  10. Austin Politelli, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha

250SX Class Period Standings

  1. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, In. M., KTM, 25
  2. Cole Seely, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 22
  3. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S. C., Ford, 20
  4. Dean Wilson, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Kawasaki, 18
  5. Cooper Webb, Newport, N. C., Yamaha, 16
  6. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki, 15
  7. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki, 14
  8. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda, 13
  9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 12
  10. Austin Politelli, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 11

450SX Class Results

  1. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki
  4. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  5. Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda
  6. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N. C., Yamaha
  7. Josh Grant, Corona, Calif., Yamaha
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
  9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Tx, KTM
  10. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki

450SX Class Period Standings

  1. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 25
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, twenty two
  3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 20
  4. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 18
  5. Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda, sixteen
  6. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N. C., Yamaha, 15
  7. Josh Grant, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 14
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 13
  9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 12
  10. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 11

 

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