2013 Reliant Stadium Monster Energy Supercross Results
Spoiler Alert: 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross results from Reliant Stadium in Houston listed belowFollowing a week break due to the Easter Holiday, the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship convened Saturday evening inside Reliant Stadium in Houston for round 13 of 17.And before nearly 49,500, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto was victorious, taking his fifth consecutive win of 2013 SX, and his eighth overall. The reigning Supercross champion took the lead on the opening lap, and led all 20 en route to the win.Joining Villopoto on the Houston SX podium was Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and Team Muscle Milk Honda’s Trey Canard.When the race began, MCR Suzuki’s Mike Alessi took the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award, followed by Villopoto, Team Muscle Milk Honda’s Justin Barcia and Canard, respectively.Villopoto took the lead by the end of the opening lap, and five laps in was followed by Canard, Dungey and Yoshumura Suzuki’s James Stewart. By the seventh lap, Dungey moved into second, and a few turns later Stewart also passed Canard and took third.Stewart began putting much pressure on Dungey, but crashed on the 10th lap before the opening of the 11th lap. Dungey finished second and Canard third in his first race back since an injury sidelined him for a race. Taking fourth was Barcia, with the only other rider to lead the points this season in fifth, Rockstar Energy Suzuki’s Davi Millsaps.This was Villopoto’s second consecutive win at Reliant Stadium, and he now leads the Supercross points race with 277 points, 21 ahead of Millsaps.Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki KX-F450 Supercross) says: “It was tough out there tonight. The track was breaking down out there, and there were several variables that we had to deal with. You had to move quickly out there tonight, and that is what I did in the early part of the race. I wanted to establish a lead before the lapped riders would begin to play a factor in the race.”Rockstar Energy Racing’s Blake Wharton won his first Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event of the year at Reliant StadiumZack Freeberg opened the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event with the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award but was quickly passed by Wharton and Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin, the winner of the last three races. Musquin made a move around Wharton on the opening lap, Feld Motor Sports says.On Lap 1, Wharton answered back, passing Musquin for the lead. Musquin ran into bad luck when he crashed on Lap 5 and lost several places. GIECO Honda’s Wil Hahn, who came into tonight’s race as the points leader, took over the number-two position and gave chase to Wharton but several mistakes kept him making the pass. Hahn finished second and extended his points lead to eight with two races remaining, Feld Motor Sports.Blake Wharton (Rockstar Energy Suzuki RM-Z250 Supercross) says: “It’s important to be aggressive out there. I had a great start and it was pretty intense during get first few laps, but I was able to give myself a nice cushion until Wil [Hahn] pressured me at the end.”After re-entering the race, Musquin worked his way through the field, eventually securing third place, where he finished. Three-time AMSOIL Arenacross Champion Tyler Bowers finished a career-best fourth place in his debut ride for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, Feld Motor Sports says.Racing resumes next Saturday, April 13 at Minneapolis’ Metrodome.2013 Houston AMA Supercross 450 Class Results:
Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
Trey Canard, Shawnee, Oklahoma, Honda
Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore, Suzuki
Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
2013 AMA Supercross 450 Class Season Standings (after 13 of 17 rounds):
Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 277
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 256
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 252
Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 202
Chad Reed, Australia, Honda, 196
Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 185
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 171
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 162
Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 137
Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 133
2013 AMA Supercross Eastern Regional 250 Class Results:
Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki
Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda
Marvin Musquin, France, KTM
Tyler Bowers, Danville, Ken., Kawasaki
Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Honda
Cole Thompson, Canada, Honda
Peter Larsen, Menifee, Calif., Honda
Lance Vincent, Youngsville, La., Honda
Daniel Herrlein, Bethesda, Ohio, Honda
Steven Clarke, Cairo, Ga., KTM
2013 AMA Supercross Eastern Regional 250 Class Season Standings:
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