2014 Supercross | San Diego SX Results

Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart

Monster Energy AMA Supercross San Diego Results and Coverage

For the first time since Atlanta Supercross last season, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart was victorious. The Suzuki RM-Z 450 pilot was able to grab the lead on the opening lap of San Diego SX, and hold first all the way to the checkered flag.

The Floridan would become the fourth different rider in six races so far in the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. Joining Stewart on the podium at Qualcomm Stadium  was Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, who has won two races so far this season, and Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen, the winner of the season opener at Anaheim.

Red Bull KTM's Ken Roczen

Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen

Before nearly 57,000 fans at the first-ever Military Appreciation Race, BTO Sports KTM’s Andrew Short took the Nucelar Cowboyz Holeshot, followed by Villopoto and Stewart.

Villopoto and Stewart both made quick work of Short. Before the close of the first lap, Stewart would pass Villopoto for the lead. Villopoto would remain in second for the entire race, but never got close enough to pass Stewart.

Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed also passed Short on the first lap, and would settle into third. But on lap seven, Reed, a two-time race winner so far this season, was passed by Roczen.

Hungry for another podium finish, Reed put in an aggressive run aboard his Kawasaki KX450F, but would collide with Roczen’s rear tire on the final lap. Reed was not able to rejoin the grid, and suffered a DNF.

Roczen would finish third, followed by his teammate Ryan Dungey in fourth and Suzuki’s Weston Peick in fifth.

James Stewart (Yoshimura Suzuki RM-Z 450 Supercross) says: “It is always special to win, but especially this season. Tonight was our military-themed race and everyone here was one big family. This was an amazing race and I look forward to heading to Cowboys Stadium (in Arlington, Texas) next weekend.”

With his win, the two-tim Supercross Champion now has 105 points. Villopoto continues to hold points lead with 126, nine ahead of Roczen. In third is Reed with 111 points.

Monster Energy Kawasaki's Justin Hill

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Justin Hill

In the Western Regional 250SX race, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Justin Hill took his first-ever win in the class. He also became the fourth different rider to win a race this year.

Team Tedder/Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Dakota Tedder won the first Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award of his career to begin the 15-lap 250SX Class Main Event but was quickly passed by Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson, who won last weekend at Angel Stadium. Troy Lee Designs/MAVTV Honda’s Malcolm Stewart moved into second place and Wilson’s teammate Hill followed in third place, Feld Motor Sports says.

On the second lap, Wilson crashed and dropped outside of the top 10. Just prior to the crash, Hill was able to pass Stewart for second and then assumed the lead. By Lap 6, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson, who came into the evening tied for the points lead, passed Stewart for second place. Hill led the remaining laps for the win, while Anderson finished second and Stewart finished third. Wilson re-entered the race to finish 21st, Feld Motor Sports says.

Justin Hill (Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki KX250F Supercross) says: “What an amazing feeling to get a win. I had a lot more confidence after getting on the podium in Oakland and I was able to stay focused. I was so focused I missed the white flag, so when I got the checkered I kept charging thinking there was one more lap. This is just so awesome.”

Anderson took over sole possession of the points lead and now holds a four-point advantage over Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda’s Cole Seely, Feld Motor Sports says.

The action continues next week as the Supercross series heads to Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The race also marks the beginning of the Eastern Regional 250SX class as the Western Regional riders break until April 5 (Houston’s Reliant Stadium).

2014 AMA Supercross 450SX San Diego Results:

  1.     James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
  2.     Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  3.     Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
  4.     Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  5.     Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki
  6.     Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda
  7.     Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
  8.     Brock Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
  9.     Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha
  10.     Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM

2014 AMA Supercross 450SX Class Season Standings (after six of 17 rounds):

  1.     Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 126
  2.     Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 117
  3.     Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 111
  4.     James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 105
  5.     Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha, 98
  6.     Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 94
  7.     Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda, 89
  8.     Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 72
  9.     Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 53
  10.     Wil Hahn, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 52

2014 AMA Supercross 250SX San Diego Results:

  1.     Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki
  2.     Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., KTM
  3.     Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda
  4.     Cole Seely, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda
  5.     Shane McElrath, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda
  6.     Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda
  7.     Michael Leib, Menifee, Calif., Honda
  8.     Scott Champion, Orange, Calif., Yamaha
  9.     Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Honda
  10.     Dean Ferris, Murrieta, Calif., KTM

2014 AMA Supercross 250SX Class Season Standings:

  1.     Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., KTM, 131
  2.     Cole Seely, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 127
  3.     Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki, 107
  4.     Dean Wilson, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Kawasaki, 98
  5.     Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha, 92
  6.     Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda, 89
  7.     Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 76
  8.     Shane McElrath, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda, 71
  9.     Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda, 69
  10.     Dean Ferris, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 63

Toyota Triple Challenge Standings

  1.     Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 25
  2.     Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 22
  3.     Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 20
  4.     Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda, 18
  5.     Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 16
  6.     Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha, 15
  7.     James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 14
  8.     Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 13
  9.     Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM. 12
  10.     Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 11

 

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