2014 Toronto Supercross Results ReportThe 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Championship took its only trip to Canada Saturday for round 12 of 17 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.
And following a hard fight at the 20-lap main event, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart took his fourth win this season, and also his second straight victory following a dominating performance at Detroit SX last week.This was also Stewart’s 49th SX (premier calss) career victory, which broke his tie with Ricky Carmichael for second in the all-time win list. The only rider with more is Jeremy McGrath, who has 72.Joining Stewart on the Rogers Centre podium was Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia and Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey.Ahead of nearly 49,000 fans, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen took the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot, following by three-time Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto) and Barcia.Roczen and Barcia battled up front, exchanging the lead a few times. But on the third lap, Barcia made the pass stick. But behind, Stewart, who began mid pack and crossed the line ninth on the opening lap, began a charge to the front.As Barcia opened a gap on Roczen, Dungey was in third, and began gaining on the leaders. But it was Stewart’s RM-Z450 that was untouchable; by lap seven the Floridan was in fourth, and on lap 11 he passed Dungey for third.On the 12th lap, Stewart passed Roczen for second, and two laps later he took the lead. Behind, Dungey also passed Rozen for third. Stewart was able to pull away from the group, taking the win.Barcia took second, which was season-best result, and Dungey took third. Stewart now has 49 wins, and is 23 behind McGrath for the all-time win list of 72.“That was probably one of my best races ever, I’m speechless,” said Stewart. “To pass [Ricky] Carmichael and move into second on the all-time wins list is special. This hasn’t even set in yet. The fans kept me motivated tonight. I heard them through every pass, it was great.”As for Villopoto, he finished his season-worst with a sixth-place finish. Villopoto didn’t participate in Saturday afternoon practice due to suffering food poisoning. Villopoto started second off the line, but dropped back to eighth before finishing sixth.Villopoto still holds the lead, though, with 246 points. He has a 25-point lead on Dungey with five rounds remaining. As for Stewart, he remains in third, 39 points off the lead.“We made the best of a bad scenario [today],” said Villopoto. “I woke up in a lot of pain this morning and the Asterisk Mobile Medical Crew thought it was best I [go to the hospital] to get checked out. I got out of the hospital and was lucky to make it in time for the night show. We salvaged a lot of points and I’ll go to the doctor back [home] in California to make sure we’re ready for St. Louis next weekend.”In the sixth race of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship, GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle took advantage of a strong start to capture his first career Main Event win.Bogle began the 15-lap 250SX main event by racing to the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award, edging out Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo, Feld Motor Sports says.Bogle set a torrid pace out front in the opening laps while Cianciarulo attempted to keep pace. Earlier in the afternoon during practice, Cianciarulo’s left shoulder popped out of its socket while going through the whoops, and while running second behind Bogle on Lap 3 it occurred again as he navigated the same set whoops. After receiving medical attention, the 250SX Eastern Regional points leader and three-time winner this season attempted to re-enter the race, but ultimately pulled off and recorded a DNF, Feld Motor Sports say.While Bogle continued to pull away out front, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos had moved into second after starting fifth. Davalos was slowly closing the gap but went down on Lap 9, dropping to third behind JAB Motorsports Kawasaki’s Matt Lemoine. One the following lap, Davalos reclaimed the position while Lemoine fell into the clutches of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett. Baggett looked to get alongside Lemoine for third, but lost control and crashed out of the race, Feld Motor Sports says.Bogle became the 94th different rider to win a 250SX Class Main Event, doing so one day before his 21st birthday.“I finally got a good start, which made [racing for the win] a lot easier,” said Bogle, who led all 15 laps. “It’s crazy. I crossed the finish line and I didn’t even know what to do. I’ve thought so much about what I’d do when I got my first win, but I don’t know. I just turned the corner [after the finish] and dropped my bike. I’m just so overwhelmed right now.”Davalos overcame his early misfortune to finish second and take over the 250SX Eastern Regional points lead, while Lemoine finished third, Feld Motor Sports says.“The track got really tough and I ended up making a mistake about halfway through,” said Davalos. “Luckily we were able to recover and still get a good finish, so I’ll take it. We gained a lot of points tonight, but there’s still a lot of racing left this season.”Davalos overcame a 17-point deficit coming into Saturday to leave Toronto with a four-point lead over Cianciarulo with three races remaining in the 250SX Eastern Regional Championship, Feld Motor Sports says.Monster Energy Supercross heads to St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome next Saturday, March 29, for the 13th race of the 2014 season. Live broadcast coverage on FOX Sports 1 begins at 8:30 p.m. ET.2014 Toronto Supercross 450SX Class Results: 1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki 2. Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda 3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM 4. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha 5. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM 6. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki 7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki 8. Dean Wilson, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Kawasaki 9. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki 10. Matt Goerke, Temecula, Calif., KTM2014 AMA Supercross 450SX Class Season Standings 1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 246 2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 221 3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 207 4. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 197 5. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha, 185 6. Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda, 156 7. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 153 8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 126 9. Wil Hahn, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 122 10. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 1112014 Toronto Supercross Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: 1. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda 2. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki 3. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Kawasaki 4. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha 5. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Ontario, KTM 6. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda 7. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha 8. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda 9. AJ Catanzaro, Portland, Conn., Honda 10. James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda2014 Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings 1. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki, 124 2. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki, 120 3. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 119 4. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 100 5. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda, 90 6. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda, 76 7. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Ontario, KTM, 74 8. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Kawasaki, 73 9. James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 65 10. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 602014 Toronto Toyota Triple Challenge Standings 1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 39 2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo Wash., Kawasaki, 38 3. Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda, 38 4. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 37 5. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha, 31 6. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 25 7. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 23 8. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 22 9. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 16 10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 142014 Toronto KTM Jr. Supercross Challenge Results 1. Preston Masciangelo, Brantford, Ontario, KTM 2. Ty Cyr, Port Albenri, B.C., KTM 3. Campbell Searle, St. George, Ontario, KTM 4. Leith Ness, Blackwater, Ontario, KTM 5. Hayden Jameson, Woodstock, Ontario, KTM 6. Ryan Gribbin, Mays Landing, N.J., KTM 7. Conner Mowry, Cattaraugus, N.Y., KTM 8. Malcolm Farris, Shubenacadie, N.S., KTM 9. Ryder Reinhart, Ariss, Ontario, KTM 10. Kya Chisholm, Cranbrook, B.C., KTM 11. Owen Rettie, Hockley, Ontario, KTM 12. Billy Tighe, Oxford Mills, Ontario, KTM 13. Ashton Mccay, Campbell River, B.C., KTM 14. Tyler Tiffany, Middlesex, N.Y., KTM 15. Michael Bruce, Red Deer, Alberta, KTM
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