3 in a Row for Stewart

USA Supercross 2014

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www.motorcycle-usa.com  By Byron Wilson

St. Louis 450 Supercross 
Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart scored his third consecutive win of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season in St. Louis. Current series points leader Ryan Villopoto of Monster Energy Kawasaki finished in second followed by Team Muscle Milk Honda’s Justin Barcia in third.

Smartop’s Mike Alessi scored the holeshot but quickly slipped to second as RV pushed to the front. Barcia trailed the Suzuki rider followed by Stewart and JGRMX’s Justin Brayton. Stewart moved past Barcia in the opening laps and quickly made it ahead of Alessi as well. Barica did the same soon after, as did a handful of other riders as Alessi dropped down to 12th by the finish.

RV was beginning to stretch a gap on the field before Stewart made it to second-place, but then Bubba started reeling-in the defending Supercross champion. A small mistake by Villopoto just after the half-way point allowed Stewart to move ahead. Fom there JS7 put more than two seconds between himself and RV before the finish.

Behind, Barcia was out of reach of the leaders followed by Brayton and Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen. Brayton, Roczen and Roczen’s teammate, Ryan Dungey, stayed in close quarters during the latter portion of the race but on the final lap Dungey and Brayton went down, leaving Dungey to finish ninth and Brayton to take 10th.

Dungey and Brayton’s late off allowed Barcia’s newly returned teammate, Trey Canard, to rocket up to fifth-place just before the finish in his first event of the 2014 season. Also returned from injury, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, trailed Canard in sixth.

St. Louis 450 Supercross Results 2014 
1. James Stewart (Suzuki) 
2. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki) 
3. Justin Barcia (Honda) 
4. Ken Roczen (KTM) 
5. Trey Canard (Honda) 
6. Eli Tomac (Honda) 
7. Josh Hill (Suzuki) 
8. Andrew Short (KTM) 
9. Ryan Dungey (KTM) 
10. Justin Brayton (Yamaha) 

St. Louis 250 Supercross 

Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos scored his second 250 SX East win of the season in St. Louis. GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle finished in second followed by Davalos’ teammate, Blake Baggett, in third.

Davalos notched the holeshot and led every lap to the checkers, with Bogle the only rider in range to challenge for the lead. The Honda ace slipped into second during the initial laps and held to within a few seconds of Davalos until late in the contest when he started to reel the Kawasaki rider in. Bogle made a slight mistake in his charge to make up time with four to go while Davalos remained consistent out front, finishing a little more than one second ahead of Bogle. 

Baggett made a notable push up the ranks after a bad start left him outside the top-10. A number of riders such as Yamaha’s Alex Martin, Factory Metal Works’ Vince Friese and Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin all suffered offs mid-race, which helped speed Baggett’s ascent but with six laps remaining BB was up to third. The Kawasaki rider had over 10 seconds to close to catch the front-runners however, a gap too large to cover in the few laps that remained.

Smartop’s Kyle Cunningham finished in fourth followed by Friese’s teammate, AJ Catanzaro, in fifth. Rockstar Energy’s Cole Thompson took sixth ahead of Bogle’s teammate, Matt Bisceglia, in seventh.

Davalos retains the overall points lead, eight ahead of Bogle in second. Cianciarulo, who is out with injury for the remainder of the season is tied for third with Baggett.

St. Louis 250 Supercross Results 2014 
1. Martin Davalos (Kawasaki) 
2. Justin Bogle (Honda) 
3. Blake Baggett (Kawasaki) 
4. Kyle Cunningham (Honda) 
5. AJ Catanzaro (Honda) 
6. Cole Thompson (KTM) 
7. Matt Bisceglia (Honda) 
8. James Decotis (Honda) 
9. Alex Martin (Yamaha) 
10. Gannon Audette (Kawasaki) 
11. Vince Friese (Honda) 
12. Landen Powell (KTM) 
13. Jackson Richardson (Honda) 
14. Zack Williams (Honda) 
15. Jesse Wentland (Honda) 
16. Levi Kilbarger (Honda) 
17. Justin Starling (Honda) 
18. Luke Vonlinger (Honda) 
19. Aaron Gulley (Kawasaki) 
20. Jeremy Martin (Yamaha) 
21. Matt Lemoine (Kawasaki) 
22. Gavin Faith (Honda)

250 SX East Championship Points 2014 
1. Martin Davalos, 149 
2. Justin Bogle, 141 
3. Adam Cianciarulo, 120 
4. Blake Baggett, 120 
5. Vince Friese, 100 
6. Kyle Cunningham, 94 
7. Cole Thompson, 89 
8. James Decotis, 78 
9. Matt Lemoine, 74 
10. Alex Martin, 72 

Practice Report www.racerxonline.com

Welcome to round 13 of Monster Energy Supercross and a much more subdued environment inside the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri. On the heels of a dramatic day in Toronto that raised questions for Ryan Villopoto and Adam Cianciarulo, the pits were rather quiet this morning. We spoke with Villopoto’s mechanic Mike Willamson and he said that RV is back to 100 percent this weekend after visiting the hospital in Toronto due to abdominal pains. Villopoto reported earlier this week that he feels much better, although the doctors were unable to provide a diagnosis.

The 250SX East Region is down to a two man race after Cianciarulo had to undergo shoulder surgery earlier this week to repair damage he sustained during a practice crash in Toroto. Cianciarulo is expected to miss three to four months with the injury. Martin Davalos now holds a five-point lead over GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle with just three rounds remaining.

After missing the first twelve rounds due to a broken arm suffered during off-season testing, Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard will make his season debut tonight. Canard rode well in practice and finished ninth. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac is back as well after aggravating a previous shoulder injury in Daytona which caused him to miss the past three races. Tomac, like Canard, was fast in practice finishing seventh.

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart was fastest in practice with a 47.431, but it didn’t come without reservation. Stewart stalled in the second practice, returned to the mechanics area to have the bike looked over and was able to get back on the track. Moments later he was forced to pull off again and did not return. Ryan Dungey would put down a late heater to finish second with Ken Roczen in third and Justin Barcia and Ryan Villopoto rounding out the top five. Times were very close in practice with first through tenth separated by less than a second.

In the 250 East, Martin Davalos and Justin Bogle traded blows atop the chart. Davalos set a fast lap at the end to clip Bogle and take the top spot. Initially Yamalube/Star Racing’s Jeremy Martin was second, but we believe his fast time was taken away, as he was shuffled back to seventh after practice. Blake Baggett, a resurgent Matt Lemoine and Kyle Cunningham would round out the top five.

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