Detroit 450 Supercross Results 2014

March 15, 2014
Byron Wilson
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Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart took the 450 SX checkers in Detroit, beating out second-place finisher and current Supercross points leader Ryan Villopoto of Monster Energy Kawasaki by almost two seconds. Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey rounded out the podium.

GEICO Honda’s Cole Seely flew off the start of the 450 main to take the holeshot, followed closely by Stewart and Villopoto and Discount Tire’s Dean Wilson. Dungey slotted into fifth and his teammate, Ken Roczen, settled into eighth. Roczen hardly had a chance to fire the engine before he faced bike issues that put him at the back of the pack once resolved.

Stewart slipped by Seely after the opening lap and soon after RV passed Seely as well. The Honda ace had a tough night, slipping down the ranks as the night continued, eventually crossing the line in 15th.

Bubba remained strong out front and though RV tried to close the gap he was unable to catch the Suzuki ace before the end.

“The track was slippery tonight, so it was easy to put your bike on the ground,” said Stewart. “I pulled a nice gap in the middle of the race, but I let it go as time went on. It has been a while since I have raced here in Detroit, and it was an awesome night.”

Dungey managed to take third-place midway through the contest, where he’d hold steady to the end.

BTO Sports’ Andrew Short finished in fourth followed by Team Muscle Milk Honda’s Justin Barcia in fifth and RCH Suzuki’s Broc Tickle in sixth.

Villopoto retains the Supercross points lead, 30 points ahead of Dungey in second. With his Detroit victory Stewart is now third an additional 19 points back from Dungey. Meanwhile, Roczen drops to fourth overall, one point behind Stewart and followed by JGRMX’s Justin Brayton in fifth.

Detroit 450 Supercross Results 2014
1. James Stewart (Suzuki)
2. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki)
3. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
4. Andrew Short (KTM)
5. Justin Barcia (Honda)
6. Broc Tickle (Suzuki)
7. Weston Peick (Suzuki)
8. Josh Hill (Suzuki)
9. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
10. Josh Grant (Yamaha)
11. Matt Goerke (KTM)
12. Dean Wilson (Kawasaki)
13. Mike Alessi (Suzuki)
14. Wil Hahn (Honda)
15. Cole Seely (Honda)

450 SX Championship Points 2014
1. Ryan Villopoto, 231
2. Ryan Dungey, 201
3. James Stewart, 182
4. Ken Roczen, 181
5. Justin Brayton, 167
6. Andrew Short, 143
7. Justin Barcia, 134
8. Broc Tickle, 126
9. Wil Hahn, 115
10. Chad Reed, 111

2014 Supercross Season Photos

Ryan Villopoto earned the runner-up spot in 450 SX in Detroit.Ryan Dungey  5  managed to avoid an early pile up  putting him in prime position to battle for the lead.Ken Roczen takes the 450 SX checkers in Atlanta.

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