2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross A3 Results
Spoiler Alert: 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross results from Angel Stadium, Anaheim, Calif., listed below
For the third and final time of 2013, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series headed to Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., Saturday for round five of 17.
And before 41,294 fans, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey took the win, his first of 2013 AMA SX. Joining Dungey on the podium was Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Davi Millsaps, which was his fourth podium this season, including the win at round 1 (Anaheim I), and Muscle Milk Honda’s Justin Barcia, respectively.
Dungey began well in qualifying, but had some mechanical issues with his KTM SX-F 450 that prevented him from finishing his heat race. In Last Chance Qualifying, Dungey had much work to do, and finished in the final qualifying spot to transfer to the main event.
In the main event, things were much different. Dungey got off the line in third behind MotoConcept Racing Suzuki’s Mike Alessi and JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton, who took the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award.
Brayton would crash on turn three, giving the lead to Alessi, who was trailed by Dungey and Millsaps. As for the defending AMA Supercross Champion, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto started in 11th.
By the second lap, Dungey took over the lead and began opening up a lead. He was never challenged again. Meanwhile, Villopoto would work his way up to the front, but crashed after making contact with Alessi. Villopoto would restart the race in 19th, eventually finishing eighth.
On the sixth lap, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart moved past Millsaps to take second place, But Millsaps would fight back, eventually taking second back on lap 13. A few turns later and Stewart was passed by Barcia.
Dungey would take an easy win, joined on the Anaheim III Supercross podium by Millsaps and Barcia. Stewart would finish fourth, followed by TwoTwo Motorsports Honda’s Chad Reed.
With his victory, Dungey would become the fourth different winner in five races, proving the tough competion in 2013 AMA Supercross. He would move into second place in the overall points, 14 behind Millsaps. Muscle Milk Honda’s Trey Canard, who finished seventh at Anaheim III, is in third, one point behind Dungey.
Ryan Dungey (Red Bull KTM SX-F 450 Supercross) says: “We felt some emotion coming into tonight’s race after barely making it into the Main Event. The team was sweating it, but we pulled it off. It’s a long season and this is a big step for the team.”
In the Western Regional 250SX Class main event, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen took his second consectuive win.
Rookie Joey Savatgy won the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award aboard his JDR/JStar KTM with Roczen on his back wheel in second place. Roczen quickly moved into the lead on the opening lap as he passed Savatgy. Defending champion Eli Tomac, who rides for the GEICO Honda team, started near the middle of the field but moved into fourth place on lap five, Feld Motor Sports says.
Roczen extended his points lead to 20 over Tomac with the win. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos finished second and Tomac finished third, Feld Motor Sports says.
Ken Rozcen (Red Bull KTM SX-F 250 Supercross) says: “I need to keep this up and take it to the next level. This has been a great two races for me, but the season is not over yet, so I need to keep the pressure on as we head to San Diego next week.”
Dungey and Roczen’s win marks KTM’s first-ever sweep of both Supercross classes.
Roger De Coster (Red Bull KTM Team Manager) says: “Tonight has been a great night. We are so proud of both our rider’s and the entire work our team has put in to get to this point. Now we just need to work harder to stay here.”
Metal Mulisha founder Brian Deegan’s son Haiden competed in tonight’s KTM Junior Supercross Challenge, finishing fourth overall. The epic freestyle motocross arena tour, Nuclear Cowboyz, which features the Metal Mulisha, can be seen at arenas across the country. For more information, log onto NuclearCowboyz.com, Feld Motor Sports says.
Monster Energy Supercross will continue next Saturday night, February 9, from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
2013 AMA Supercross 450 Class Results: Anaheim III
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
2. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
3. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
5. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda
6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
7. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
8. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
9. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
10. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha
2013 AMA 450 Supercross Class Points (after five of 17 rounds):
1. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki – 107
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 93
3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 92
4. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 90
5. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda – 81
6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda – 71
7. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 61
8. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki – 56
9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha – 53
10. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 48
2013 AMA Supercross Western Regional 250 Class Results: Anaheim III
1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM
2. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki
3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
4. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha
5. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki
6. Travis Baker, Romoland, Calif., Yamaha
7. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM
8. Austin Politelli, Riverside, Calif., Honda
9. Max Anstie, England, Suzuki
10. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda
2013 AMA Supercross Western Regional 250SX Class Points:
1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM – 116
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 96
3. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 89
4. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki – 70
5. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki – 68
6. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda – 68
7. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 67
8. Christian Craig, Wildomar, Calif., Honda – 54
9. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM – 52
10. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda – 49
KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Results:
1. Slade Varola, Simi Valley, Calif., KTM 50 SX
2. Tyler Blankenship, Bakersfield, Calf., KTM 50 SX
3. Ty Freehill, El Dorado Hills, Calif., KTM 50 SX
4. Haiden Deegan, Temecula, Calif., KTM 50 SX
5. Ezra Beckett, Anderson, Calif., KTM 50 SX
6. Cameron Steel, Wyee, Australia, KTM 50 SX
7. Logan Lessar, Centennial, Colo., KTM 50 SX
8. Theo Lount, White City, Ore., KTM 50 SX
9. Kolby Kring, Billings, Mont., KTM 50 SX
10. Jace Grandstaff, Oakdale, Calif., KTM 50 SX
11. Steven Perez, Corona, Calif., KTM 50 SX
12. Dane Morales, Huntington Beach, Calif., KTM 50 SX
13. Cody Murph,y Corona, Calif., KTM 50 SX
14. Ryan Yeski, Sierra Vista, Ariz., KTM 50 SX
15. Seth Sadorra, Brentwood, Calif., KTM 50 SX