2014 Detroit Supercross Results
It has been and an up and down 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season for James Stewart, but Saturday’s performance was on the up.
This was after the Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z450 pilot took the win at Ford Field in Detroit, which hosted round 11 of 17. With his other victories at San Diego and Arlington, Stewart has now earned three wins in 2014 SX. It was also the 48th SX win of his career, which ties him with Ricky Carmichael for second place on the overall SX win list.
Joining Stewart on the Detroit Supercross podium by the series’ leader, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, and Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey.
“I pulled a nice gap in the middle of the race, but I let it go as time went on,” Stewart said. “It has been a while since I have raced here in Detroit, and it was an awesome night. The track was slippery tonight, so it was easy to put your bike on the ground.”
Before nearly 51,000 fans, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Cole Seely took the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot with Stewart and Discount Tire Racing/TowTwo Motorsports’ Dean Wilson in tow. But by the end of the opening lap, Villopoto passed Wilson for third, and Stewart passe Seely for the lead.
Villopoto chased down Seely, and took second on lap four. Seely put up a fight, but spun out near the start/finish line, and was passed by Dungey on the eighth lap.
The top three would remain the same. By mid race, Stewart would have nearly six seconds on Villopoto. Dungey would close the gap on Villopoto, but not catch him. With their second- and third-place finishes, both Villopoto and Dungey have now earned seven podiums each in 2014 Supercross. Rounding out the top five was BTO Sports KTM’s Andrew Short and Muscle Milk Honda’s Justin Barcia.
Stewart now has the most wins at Ford Field with three. Due to his performance, he moves back into third in the overall point standings after 11 of 17 rounds. Stewart has 182 points, 49 behind the leader Villopoto. In second is Dungey, who trails Villopoto by 30 points.
“I was able to get a good start tonight,” said Villopoto. “I made a mistake down the start straight but did regroup. It wasn’t enough, but I walked away with the points lead as we head into Toronto next weekend.”
2014 Detroit 250SX Recap
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo won the third Eastern Regional 250SX Class win of his career and extended his points lead.
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos led the field through turn 1 with the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award to begin the race.
Cianciarulo and GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle worked their way through turn 1 in second and third respectively, and on Lap 2 Davalos crashed in the corner before the finish line. This allowed Cianciarulo to take over the lead with Bogle in tow Feld Motor Sports says.
At the halfway point, Bogle trailed Cianciarulo by 1.1 seconds, and Davalos continued to have more trouble, dropping back to ninth place. Last week’s winner and Cianciarulo’s teammate Blake Bagget moved into third place, where he finished. Bogle finished second, marking the best finish of his career. Prior to tonight, Bogle’s best finish was a third place, Feld Motor Sports says.
Pho“This year has started off great,” said Cianciarulo. “This was a very nerve-racking race for me because if I made one mistake, I would have given the race away. Overall, it was a great race, but it is only the fifth stop of the season, and there is a lot of racing left.”
Cianciarulo extended his points lead to 17 over Davalos.
“I am happy to be able to be out front and battling for a win,” said Bogle. “I hope to keep doing this the rest of the season and pick up that first win.
Monster Energy Supercross heads to Toronto’s Rogers Centre next Saturday night for the 12 stop of the 17-race championship.
2014 Detroit AMA Supercross 450SX Class Results:
- James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
- Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
- Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
- Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
- Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda
- Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
- Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki
- Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki
- Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha
- Josh Grant, Corona, Calif., Yamaha
2014 450SX Class Season Standings (after 11 of 17 rounds):
- Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 231
- Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 201
- James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 182
- Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 181
- Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha, 167
- Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 143
- Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda, 134
- Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 126
- Wil Hahn, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 115
- Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 111
2014 Detroit Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results:
- Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki
- Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda
- Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., Kawasaki
- Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda
- Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Kawasaki
- Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki
- Vince Friese, Cape Giardeau, Mo., Honda
- Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha
- Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha
- James Decostis, Peabody, Mass., Honda
2014 Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings:
- Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki, 119
- Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki, 102
- Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 99
- Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 94
- Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Honda, 75
- Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda, 63
- Cole Thompson, Brigden, Canada, KTM, 58
- James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 54
- Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Kawasaki, 53
- Blake Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Honda, 51