As the boys of Supercross took some time off this weekend, preparation for next weekend was surely an important part of the Easter celebrations. James Stewart only has two more weekends to hold off Ryan Villopoto from capturing his fourth consecutive FIM World Championship. And the guys in the East 250SX class have one more round this coming weekend at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, before they head to Vegas to battle it out in the East/West Shootout and crown champions.
In the 250SX East class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos is in the driver’s seat this weekend, eight points out on GEICO/Honda’s Justin Bogle. With only three wins so far this season and many unfulfilled attempts at claiming a championship in the past, Davalos has his first ever run at achieving this feat. Heading into this season Davalos was known as the guy to win heat races, but not mains. After taking home a few wins early in the season and leading many of the laps in each main event, the opinions of many race fans seemed to change. However, his rookie teammate, Cianciarulo had always been there to put the pressure on and take advantage of his mistakes. Many race fans have formed a new opinion of the 250SX class veteran in 2014 that he seems to lack the mental confidence that the young Cianciarulo seems to have locked down in his debut season.