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Ryan Villopoto Extends Points Lead Claiming Victory at Daytona

Ryan Villopoto Podium Daytona

Ryan Villopoto, Ken Roczen, and Ryan Dungey Daytona Podium 2014

RYAN VILLOPOTO EXTENDS POINTS LEAD CLAIMING VICTORY AT DAYTONA

On Saturday night the most well known race venue in North America, Daytona International Speedway, hosted Round Ten of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series, an FIM World Championship. Former Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto led every lap of the moto to claim his fourth career victory at Daytona extending his points lead in the championship points chase. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett got out front early to lead the pack to the checkers and take his first win of the season in the 250SX class.

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto led the pack into turn one, taking the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award. Discount Tire/TwoTwo Motosports rider Dean Wilson and Red Bull/KTM’s Ryan Dungey were not far behind coming out of turn one.

Motoconcept’s Mike Alessi went down off the start after getting tangled up entering turn one. As Yoshimura/Suzuki rider James Stewart attempted to bypass the accident, Alessi’s handle bar managed to tear off Stewart’s header pipe upon contact. The Yoshimura/Suzuki team was able to replace the header, however, the incident put Stewart two laps down off the start.

As Dungey went to work chasing down Wilson, his Red Bull/KTM teammate, Ken Roczen, began charging hard back in fifth in attempt to make his way to the back tire of Malcolm Stewart, sitting in fourth. Roczen managed to close the gap on Stewart and make a move early in the moto to put himself in fourth.

Muscle Milk/Honda rider Justin Barcia was also on a tear to chase down Malcolm Stewart and managed to catch him in the closing turns of lap nine. Evidently living up to the reputation of his nickname, Bam Bam Barcia, Barcia took Stewart to the top of the berm and took away his line slamming into Malcolm and taking both riders out. After a confrontation both riders remounted their machines and re-entered the race.

Continuing on his hunt to the front of the pack, Roczen made the pass on Dungey to take over third, followed by a pass for second on Wilson. Dungey followed his teammate by Wilson to move into third, claiming the final podium position in lap fourteen.

Monster Energy/Pro Curcuit/Kawasaki rider, Ryan Villopoto led all twenty laps to maintain his points lead on Ryan Dungey and take home his fourth Daytona Supercross victory out of five starts at the venue.

Red Bull/KTM’s Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey claimed the second and third podium positions respectively.

In 250SX action it was the three Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki riders out front, with 250SX class veteran Martin Davalos taking the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot award. Points leader, Adam Cianciarulo was not far behind coming out of turn one, followed by Blake Baggett.

Blake Baggett made the move on Cianciarulo early on lap one to make his way into second place and set his sights on Martin Davalos. Baggett also made a successful pass on Davalos early in the moto to take over the lead.

Cianciarulo found himself in a similar situation as he had in previous weeks chasing down teammate Martin Davalos. The rookie capitalized on Davalos’s mistake in the rhythm section to make a successful pass moving into second.

Blake Baggett led the majority of the moto to claim his first Supercross win of the season. Seventeen-year old Adam Cianciarulo took second place while Martin Davalos claimed the final podium spot.

The series will head to Detriot next week for round eleven of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series, an FIM World Cahampionship.

 

250SX RESULTS-DAYTONA

  1. Blake Baggett
  2. Adam Cianciarulo
  3. Martin Davalos
  4. Blake Wharton
  5. Justin Bogle
  6. Jeremy Martin
  7. Matthew Bisceglia
  8. Vince Friese
  9. Kyle Cunningham
  10. Matthew Lemoine

450SX RESULTS-DAYTONA

  1. Ryan Villopoto
  2. Ken Roczen
  3. Ryan Dungey
  4. Broc Tickle
  5. Andrew Short
  6. Wil Hahn
  7. Dean Wilson
  8. Matt Goerke
  9. Justin Brayton
  10. Josh Grant

 

250SX POINT STANDINGS

  1. Adam Cianciarulo (94)
  2. Martin Davalos (87)
  3. Blake Baggett (79)
  4. Justin Bogle (72)
  5. Vince Friese (61)
  6. Blake Wharton (51)
  7. Cole Thompson (48)
  8. Kyle Cunningham (45)
  9. Jimmy Decotis (43)
  10. Matt Lemoine (37)

450SX POINT STANDINGS

  1. Ryan Villopoto (209)
  2. Ryan Dungey (181)
  3. Ken Roczen (180)
  4. James Stewart (157)
  5. Justin Brayton (155)
  6. Andrew Short (125)
  7. Justin Barcia (118)
  8. Chad Reed (111)
  9. Broc Tickle (111)
  10. Wil Hahn (108)

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