Dungey Scores First Monster Energy Supercross Win of 2013 Season at Angel Stadium, Two in a Row for Roczen with 250SX Class Win
ANAHEIM, Calif. (February 2, 2013) Before 41,294 fans inside Angel Stadium, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey won his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race of the season. Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen won his second consecutive Western Regional 250SX Class Main Event.
JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha’s Justin Brayton scored the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award with MotoConcepts Racing’s Mike Alessi trailing in second place. Brayton crashed in turn three, giving the lead to Alessi as Dungey secured second position.
Two-time defending Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto was 11th on the opening lap aboard his Monster Energy Kawasaki. On Lap 1, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps moved into third place as Dungey took over the lead. Villopoto crashed after making contact with Alessi on the second lap and re-started in 19th place. Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart moved into second place on Lap 6, moving Millsaps back to third place.
Millsaps waited until Lap 13 to re-pass Stewart for second place. Stewart was passed again for third by Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia.
Dungey, who secured his position in the Main Event via the final transfer position in the Last Chance Qualifier, became the fourth different winner in five races this season and moved into second place in season standings. Millsaps finished second and holds a 14-point lead over Dungey. Barcia, who did not finish the last two races, finished third.
“We felt some emotion coming into tonight’s race after barely making it into the Main Event,” said Dungey. “The team was sweating it, but we pulled it off. It’s a long season and this is a big step for the team.”
Rookie Joey Savatgy won the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award aboard his JDR/JStar KTM to start the Western Regional 250SX Class Main Event with Roczen on his back wheel in second place. Roczen quickly moved into the lead on the opening lap as he passed Savatgy. Defending champion Eli Tomac, who rides for the GEICO Honda team, started near the middle of the field but moved into fourth place on Lap 5.
Roczen extended his points lead to 20 over Tomac with the win. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos finished second and Tomac finished third.
“I need to keep this up and take it to the next level,” said Roczen. “This has been a great two races for me, but the season is not over yet, so I need to keep the pressure on as we head to San Diego next week.”
Metal Mulisha founder Brian Deegan’s son Haiden competed in tonight’s KTM Junior Supercross Challenge, finishing fourth overall. The epic freestyle motocross arena tour, Nuclear Cowboyz, which features the Metal Mulisha, can be seen at arenas across the country. For more information, log onto NuclearCowboyz.com.
Monster Energy Supercross will continue next Saturday night, February 9, from Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego.
450SX Class Results: Oakland
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
Chad Reed, Australia, Honda
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha
450SX Class Points
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki – 107
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 93
Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 92
Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 90
Chad Reed, Australia, Honda – 81
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda – 71
Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 61
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki – 56
Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha – 53
Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 48
Western Regional 250SX Class Results: Oakland
Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM
Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha
Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki
Travis Baker, Romoland, Calif., Yamaha
Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM
Austin Politelli, Riverside, Calif., Honda
Max Anstie, England, Suzuki
Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda
Western Regional 250SX Class Points
Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM – 116
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 96
Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 89
Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki – 70
Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki – 68
Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda – 68
Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 67
Christian Craig, Wildomar, Calif., Honda – 54
Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM – 52
Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda – 49
KTM Junior Supercross Challenge
Slade Varola, Simi Valley, Calif., KTM 50 SX
Tyler Blankenship, Bakersfield, Calf., KTM 50 SX
Ty Freehill, El Dorado Hills, Calif., KTM 50 SX
Haiden Deegan, Temecula, Calif., KTM 50 SX
Ezra Beckett, Anderson, Calif., KTM 50 SX
Cameron Steel, Wyee, Australia, KTM 50 SX
Logan Lessar, Centennial, Colo., KTM 50 SX
Theo Lount, White City, Ore., KTM 50 SX
Kolby Kring, Billings, Mont., KTM 50 SX
Jace Grandstaff, Oakdale, Calif., KTM 50 SX
Steven Perez, Corona, Calif., KTM 50 SX
Dane Morales, Huntington Beach, Calif., KTM 50 SX
Cody Murph,y Corona, Calif., KTM 50 SX
Ryan Yeski, Sierra Vista, Ariz., KTM 50 SX
Seth Sadorra, Brentwood, Calif., KTM 50 SX