New Jersey 450 Supercross Results 2014

April 26, 2014
Byron Wilson
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Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto clinched his fourth-consecutive Monster Energy AMA Supercross title at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, winning the race with a commanding performance. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac trailed RV by over nine seconds in the runner-up spot followed by RCH Suzuki’s Josh Hill in third.

“It feels great to wrap up my fourth championship in front of this crowd at MetLife Stadium,” said Villopoto. “Our goal coming into every season is to win the title and it is amazing accomplishing that goal year in and year out. We stayed consistent all year long and our hard work has paid off. To match the ‘King of Supercross’ and win four-straight championships is something I never imagined I would achieve.”

Villopoto got a great start, scored the holeshot and led all 20 laps on his way to this year’s title. Behind him things were hectic as Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard and Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart made contact, sending Canard to the ground. A few laps later Stewart suffered an off as well, though unlike Canard who remounted and remained in the race after his off, Stewart was forced to pull out with an apparent injury to his left leg.

Hill and Smartop’s Mike Alessi slotted into second and third position, respectively, through the opening laps but it wasn’t long before Tomac began pushing his way through the pack. The Honda ace picked off Alessi within the first three laps and soon after got the best of Hill as well. At that point RV was already more than six seconds ahead of the field and wouldn’t be caught.

Further back Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey was clawing his way up the ranks from 10th early on, settling into fourth as the race reached mid-point. Canard’s teammate, Justin Barcia, and Dungey’s teammate, Ken Roczen, were also gaining ground and the second half of the race was marked by a close battle between the three riders for fourth-place. Dungey held steady as Barcia and Roczen swapped positions in fifth and sixth, but with three laps remaining Barcia finally found his way past Dungey. Roczen got ahead of his teammate soon after and then Dungey suffered an off during the final laps, though he was able to recover and hold onto sixth-place at the checkers.

Alessi finished the night in seventh followed by BTO Sports’ Andrew Short in eighth. Canard, after his opening lap fall and another mid-race off which set him back to 15th, fought his way back inside the top-10 to finish in ninth. Motosport.com’s Weston Peick ended in 10th.

RV has a 62 point advantage on Dungey, who moved into second, with one round remaining in the 2014 season. Stewart is down to third, six points ahead of Roczen in fourth.

New Jersey 450 Supercross Results 2014
1. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki)
2. Eli Tomac (Honda)
3. Josh Hill (Suzuki)
4. Justin Barcia (Honda)
5. Ken Roczen (KTM)
6. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
7. Mike Alessi (Suzuki)
8. Andrew Short (KTM)
9. Trey Canard (Honda)
10. Weston Peick (Suzuki)
11. Jake Weimer (Kawasaki)
12. Phil Nicoletti (Yamaha)
13. Nick Wey (Kawasaki)
14. Ronnie Stewart (Suzuki)
15. Chris Blose (Honda)
16. Josh Grant (Yamaha)
17. Ben Lamay (Yamaha)
18. Tony Archer (Kawasaki)
19. Jimmy Albertson (Honda)
20. Cody Gilmore (Kawasaki)
21. Tevin Tapia (Suzuki)
22. James Stewart (Suzuki)

450 SX Championship Points 2014
1. Ryan Villopoto, 343
2. Ryan Dungey, 282
3. James Stewart, 271
4. Ken Roczen, 265
5. Justin Barcia, 232
6. Andrew Short, 207
7. Justin Brayton, 196
8. Josh Hill, 144
9. Broc Tickle, 126
10. Wil Hahn, 122

 

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