2013 AMA Motocross Results
Spoiler Alert: 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross results from Miller Motorsports Park in Utah listed below
The 2013 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship made its debut appearance this weekend at Miller Motorsports Park in Toole, Utah.
And before over 21,000 fans at the penultimate round, both the AMA 450 and 250 class championships were clinched. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto clinched the 450 title after a 1-1 moto sweep, and GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac the 250 class after yet another 1-1 moto sweep. This was Villopoto’s second 450 MX class title, and Tomac’s first.
Villopto took the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot in Moto1, his third consecutive one of the season. He immediately put a gap on the field, and led all 20 laps.
Toyota/JGR/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton took second early in the race, followed by Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard made his way into third, where he maintained a comfortable position throughout the first moto.
Villopoto and Dungey finished first and second respectively in Moto 1, thus extending the championship chase into Moto 2.
In Moto2, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Ryan Sipes took the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot in Moto 2, followed by Villpoto. The KX-F 450 rider took the lead early lead, and went on to take the win.
Finishing 11 second back was Dungey, with Canard taking the final podium position.
Villopoto’s nearly flawless performance at the Utah National was enough to clinch the 2013 championship and become only the eleventh rider in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross to win more than a single 450 Class Championship. Furthermore, Villopoto’s second title carries the Washington native to a total of five Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships across the 250 and 450 Classes.
Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki KX-F 450 Motocross) says:”It is gnarly to be at this level of racing but you just take it year by year and race by race. There’s really no time to sit down and look at it as how many races do we need to win. The thing that keeps us going as racers is definitely winning. Yeah, winning is fun but during the week it’s tough.”
In the 250 Class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos grabbed the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot in Moto 1 but the GEICO Honda teammates of Zach Osborne, Justin Bogle and Wil Hahn surrounded the leader right away. Osborne briefly took over the lead before 250 Class points leader Eli Tomac made his move to the front, MX Sports says.
Rookie Adam Cianciarulo inserted his Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki into the brigade of Hondas early on where he maintained the second place position for a majority of the race. Reigning 250 Class Champion Blake Baggett began Moto 1 outside the top ten but the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider caught and eventually passed his teammate for the second place position. Cianciarulo held on to capture a career best finish of third place in Moto 1, followed by Tomac’s closest title challenger, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen, MX Sports says.
Heading into Moto 2, the 250 Class Championship was still up for grabs as Tomac and Roczen went head-to-head for valuable points. GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle grabbed the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot and the early lead until Roczen took it over on Lap 7. Tomac came from behind to apply pressure on Roczen before the points leader eventually took over the lead position, MX Sports says.
Although Tomac had the upper hand on Roczen in Moto 2, the championship wasn’t completely determined until Baggett entered the second place battle with Roczen late in the race. Baggett’s last-lap pass on Roczen was enough to give Tomac the edge he needed to secure the 250 Class Championship with a 1-1 sweep at the penultimate round, MX Sports says.
Eli Tomac (GEICO Honda CRF250R Motocross) says: “I didn’t really know I had the championship wrapped up, I was just going with the flow. I didn’t really think it was going to happen today, I am sort of in shock right now. I think it will sink in more after I get some rest, right now I’m pretty tired and just out of energy.”
Baggett captured second overall with a consistent 2-2 moto score, while Roczen came in third with 4-3 finishes.
The 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season finale will take place next Saturday, August 24 in Lake Elsinore, Calif., with the Red Bull Lake Elsinore National.
2013 Miller Motorsports Park AMA Motocross 450 Class Results (Moto Finish):
- Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki (1-1)
- Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM (2-2)
- Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (3-3)
- Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki (5-5)
- Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (6-7)
- Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda (11-4)
- Jake Weimer, Twin Falls, Idaho, Kawasaki (8-6)
- Phil Nicoletti, Cohocton, N.Y., Yamaha (12-8)
- Matt Goerke, Sun City, Calif., KTM (9-11)
- Ben LaMay, Wasilla, Ala., Yamaha (13-10)
2013 AMA Motocross 450 Class Championship Standings:
- Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 513
- Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 463
- Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda, 375
- Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 303
- James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 289
- Jake Weimer, Twin Falls, Idaho, Kawasaki, 244
- Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 238
- Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 216
- Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 208
- Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 204
2013 Miller Motorsports Park AMA Motocross 250 Class Results (Moto Finish):
- Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (1-1)
- Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (2-2)
- Ken Roczen, Apolda, Germany, KTM (4-3)
- Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki (3-9)
- Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda (9-4)
- Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki (8-5)
- Marvin Musquin, La Reole, France, KTM (5-8)
- Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha (7-7)
- Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Honda (6-10)
- Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki (10-14)
2013 AMA Motocross 250 Class Championship Standings:
- Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 505
- Ken Roczen, Apolda, Germany, KTM, 454
- Marvin Musquin, La Reole, France, KTM, 388
- Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 373
- Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Honda, 322
- Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 268
- Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 264
- Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki, 256
- Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 217
- Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha, 214