2014 Indy AMA Supercross Results
The 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Championship headed to Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis this past weekend for round nine of 17.
And before nearly 60,000 fans, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey took his first win of 2014 SX. The Minnesota native also became the fifth different rider so far this season.
Joining Dungey on the Indy SX podium were GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac and Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Cole Seely, respectively.
Smartop MotoConcepts Racing’s Suzuki’s Mike Alessi grabbed the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot to open up the 20-lap main event. Following were Dungey and Tomac.
Behind, the current points leader and three-time SX Champion Ryan Villopoto crashed with Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen on the opening straight. Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart also crashed on the first turn. All three riders were able to remount, but started at the back of the grid.
Alessi began opening up a gap on Dungey and Tomac, but by the fourth lap the 2010 SX Champion Dungey passed Alessi. He immediately pulled away, and was able to take his 14th-career 450SX class victory by almost seven seconds.
Behind, Tomac and Alessi battled for the runner-up position, but on lap 12 Alessi crashed. Also crashing on lap 12 was Roczen, who was in eighth at the time.
This allowed Tomac and Seely to earn their career-best finishes of second and third, respectively. This was also Seely’s first 450SX race as he fills in for injured riders Justin Barcia and Trey Canard.
Speaking from the podium, Dungey said “We needed that win, it’s been a long season. The track got really torn up tonight, but it feels good [to get the win]. I got up front pretty early and was able to hold a good pace, and not do anything stupid. It was one of the toughest races of the season for sure. We have to keep taking [the championship] one race at a time. It’s a great series with a lot of good riders so you have to just keep plugging away.”
Despite the first-lap crash, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto was able to charge through the field to take fourth. As for the others that crashed on the opening lap, Stewart finished seventh and Roczen 21st.
Due to the results at Indy Supercross, a shakeup occurred in the point standings. Villopoto remains the leader with 184 points, but Dungey jumped from fourth to second, 23 points adrift. In third is Roczen, 26 points back, and Stewart dropped to fourth, 30 points behind the leader.
In the third race of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo captured his second career victory to extend his points lead.
The Factory Metal Works Honda’s Vince Friese began the 15-lap Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event by racing to the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award, with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos and Cianciarulo in tow. Shortly thereafter Davalos took over the lead while Cianciarulo followed into second, Feld Motor Sports says.
GEICO Honda’s Matt Bisceglia moved into third a short time later. Davalos led the first six laps of the race but crashed, allowing Cianciarulo to move into first and Bisceglia into second. Davalos remounted in third, Feld Motor Sports says.
Cianciarulo opened a comfortable lead over Bisceglia, which allowed him to maintain the position despite a brief fall on Lap 7. Once back on two wheels, Cianciarulo pulled away again to win by over five seconds, Feld Motor Sports says.
“I’m definitely happy with my ride, it was more of a smart race for me,” said Cianciarulo. “I knew the whoops would be key because they really deteriorated. I had a couple close calls early on, but was able to keep it close to Martin [Davalos]. He made a mistake and I was able to capitalize on it. I almost gave it back a little bit later, but I got back on the bike quick and kept the lead.”
Davalos recovered from his crash to finish second, while GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle passed his teammate late to secure his second straight third-place result, Feld Motor Sports says.
Cianciarulo extended his lead in the 250SX Class Eastern Regional Championship to five points over Davalos. Bogle moved into third, 16 points out of the lead, Feld Motor Sports says.
The 2014 Monster Energy Supercross heads to Daytona International Speedway next Saturday, March 8. Fox Sports 1 will provide live covert beginning at 7:30 p.m. ET.
2014 Indianapolis Monster Energy Supercross 450SX Class Results:
- Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
- Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
- Cole Seely, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda
- Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
- Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
- Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
- James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
- Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha
- Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki
- Dean Wilson, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Kawasaki
2014 Monster Energy Supercross 450SX Class Season Standings:
- Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 184
- Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 161
- Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 158
- James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 154
- Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., 143
- Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 111
- Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda, 109
- Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 109
- Wil Hahn, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 93
- Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 93
2014 Monster Energy Supercross Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: Indianapolis:
- Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki
- Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki
- Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda
- Matthew Bisceglia, Weatherford, Texas, Honda
- Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki
- Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda
- James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda
- Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Kawasaki
- Cole Thompson, Brigden, Canada, KTM
- Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda
2014 Monster Energy Supercross Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings:
- Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki, 72
- Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki, 67
- Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 56
- Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 54
- Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda, 48
- Cole Thompson, Brigden, Canada, KTM, 40
- James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 34
- Blake Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Honda, 33
- Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda, 33
- Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Honda, 30
Toyota Triple Challenge Standings:
- James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 39
- Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo Wash., Kawasaki, 38
- Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda, 38
- Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 37
- Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha, 31
- Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 25
- Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 23
- Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 22
- Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 16
- Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 14
2014 KTM Jr. Supercross Challenge:
- Avery Fraley, Hickory, N.C., KTM
- Leland Patterson, Lenoir City, Tenn., KTM
- Christian Kincaid, South Point, Ohio, KTM
- Wryder Huffman, Clifton, Colo., KTM
- Ethan Marsh, Monrovia, In., KTM
- Stephan Kozopas, Spencer, Ohio, KTM
- Cole Forbes, Richmond, Va., KTM
- Teegan Fleming, Oakwood, Ill., KTM
- Shayla Skalnik, Smyrna, Tenn., KTM
- Carter Toal, Columbia, Ill., KTM
- Zak Mcvey, Delta, Ohio, KTM
- Chelby Hinton, Dubberly, La., KTM
- Justin Mallgren, Commack, N.Y., KTM
- Evan Matthews, Cataldo, Idaho, KTM
- Connor Sheirer, New Castle, Penn., KTM