News 10 Mar 2014

Villopoto and Baggett take victory at Daytona Supercross

Kawasaki dominates with 450SX win and 250SX sweep.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Image: Simon Cudby.

Words: Chase Stallo/Racer X Online.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto moved one step closer to history following a dominating performance at round 10 of Monster Energy Supercross at Daytona International Speedway.

Heading into the event, the three-time and defending champion held a 23-point lead over Ryan Dungey in his quest to join Jeremy McGrath as the only riders to achieve four consecutive premier class titles.

Villopoto tamed the notoriously rough Daytona circuit en route to an impressive win—his first since round 4 in Oakland—increasing his lead to 28 over Dungey.

In 250SX, we can officially put to rest any notion that Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki has “lost a step”, as the green crew sweep the podium for the second time in four races.

Entering Daytona 18 points back of rookie teammate Adam Cianciarulo, Blake Baggett took advantage of the rough terrain to capture his first win of the season, and his first since Las Vegas in 2011.

Cianciarulo still maintains control of the points lead following a second, with Martin Davalos finishing off the Pro Circuit podium sweep.

Of the Aussies, Jackson Richardson rode his Honda to 17th, while countryman Taylor Potter exited the program via ninth in the LCQ.

2014 Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship
Round 10 – Daytona, FL

450SX results:
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

450SX championship 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

Eastern Regional 250SX results:
1. Blake Baggett
2. Adam Cianciarulo
3. Martin Davalos
4. Blake Wharton
5. Justin Bogle
6. Jeremy Martin
7. Matt Bisceglia
8. Vince Friese
9. Kyle Cunningham
10. Matthew Lemoine

Eastern Regional 250SX championship 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

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