2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Results: Cowboys Stadium, Arlington, TexasFebruary 15, 2014: Passing KTM-mounted Ryan Dungey for the lead on the second lap, James Stewart took his Suzuki RM-Z450 to an unchallenged win at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series. It was the second consecutive win for Stewart, who now sits 3rd in the series standings behind KTM’s Ken Roczen.
“I’m so happy,” Stewart said after the race. “I thought we needed to be better for the Main Event and we were. The track was really difficult and I knew I had to get myself to a certain point in order to make a pass and control the race. The championship doesn’t matter right now. We just need to keep riding like we are. If we do that, then we’ll be good.”Muscle Milk Team Honda’s Justin Barcia took his first podium of the year, establishing himself in 3rd place after battling with JGRMX’s Justin Brayton and Roczen for the first third of the race. Brayton eventually finished 5th, a spot ahead of Roczen.Series leader and defending champion Ryan Villopoto was 6th after the opening lap on his Monster Energy Kawasaki KX450F, and remained there for the first half of the race. He eventually passed Roczen and Brayton to finish fourth, Villopoto’s first time off the podium since the Anaheim 2, the third round of the series.Broc Tickle, Wil Hahn, Josh Hill and Andrew short rounded out the top 10 in that order. Suzuki-mounted Weston Peick’s run of top 5 finishes came to an end, as he crashed twice in the Main after qualifying strongly out of his Heat.Chad Reed, who was injured in a crash on the last lap of the previous round attempted to qualify, but reinjured himself, sending him back to the hospital for evaluation.Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 Class Results: Arlington, Texas 1. James Stewart, Suzuki 2. Ryan Dungey, KTM 3. Justin Barcia, Honda 4. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki 5. Justin Brayton, Yamaha 6. Ken Roczen, KTM 7. Broc Tickle, Suzuki 8. Wil Hahn, Honda 9. Josh Hill, Suzuki 10. Andrew Short, KTM 11. Eli Tomac, Honda 12. Ivan Tedesco, KTM 13. Kyle Chisholm, Yamaha 14. Nick Wey, Kawasaki 15. Matt Goerke, KTM 16. Justin Sipes, Kawasaki 17. Chris Blose, Honda 18. Jimmy Albertson, Honda 19. Mike Alessi, Suzuki 20. Weston Peick, Suzuki 21. Teddy Parks, Suzuki 22. Phil Nicoletti, YamahaMonster Energy AMA Supercross 450 Class Standings after 7 rounds 1. Ryan Villopoto, 144 points 2. Ken Roczen, 132 3. James Stewart, 130 4. Ryan Dungey, 116 5. Justin Brayton, 114 6. Chad Reed, 111 7. Justin Barcia, 109 8. Andrew Short, 83 9. Wil Hahn, 65 10. Broc Tickle, 63 11. Ivan Tedesco, 55 12. Weston Peick, 54 13. Jake Weimer, 50 14. Nick Wey, 39 15. Josh Hills, 38 16. Josh Grant, 35 17. Mike Alessi, 34 18. Matthew Goerke, 32 19. Matt Moss, 28 20. Vince Friese, 28Action photography by Simon Cudby
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In this week’s first segment, Editor Don Williams takes the smallest BMW ADV bike on an urban adventure in Los Angeles. The BMW G 310 GS is a full size motorcycle with a modest engine, so of course we wonder if it is a little too underpowered and might struggle. Don put it through its paces and gives us his take.
In the second segment, Neale Bayly and Kiran Ridley have returned from the Ukraine to Paris where Kiran is based.
Kiran is an award winning photojournalist, and as an accomplished documentarian, he has covered stories as diverse as drug smuggling around the Mexican border, to the devastation of the Australian Bush Fires, to the tragedy of the Mediterranean migration crisis. Neale and Kiran reminisce about their motorcycle adventure in the Ukraine, and their observations and experiences with the incredibly resilient people of Ukraine, who have been put through such brutal hardship.