Albertson and Wey Carry the Load for MotoSport in Supercross

Jimmy Albertson and Nick Wey were the top MotoSport-sponsored riders on Saturday for Round 9 of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season held in Indianapolis, IN.

Albertson rode to his best finish since Round 5 in Anaheim taking 17th place and Wey also had his best ride since A3 landing in 13th place tying his season best finish. Albertson finished third in the LCQ to qualify for the Main and Wey took fifth in Semi 1 to qualify.

Jimmy Albertson

Weston Peick grabbed first-place in Semi 1 but didn't fare as well in the Main when his bike experienced mechanical trouble and he settled for 22nd.

Weston Peick

Ivan Tedesco, who rides for the MotoSport-sponsored Rockstar Energy KTM Racing team avoided disaster in what could possibly be a Supercross first and looked like a possible season-ending mishap. On the first turn of the LCQ, Tedesco bounced off his bike and both legs got stuck in between the back tire and fender of Tevin Tapia's bike. Tedesco's upper thighs were jammed so tight in the rear of the Tapia's bike the tires deadlocked. He did not finish the race but did get up from the accident and was seen later on his bike.

Overall, the 2014 Supercross season got even more interesting as Ryan Dungey took the checkered flag for the first time this season leap frogging from fourth to second place in the standings. Eli Tomac grabbed second, a career high, and Cole Seely, filling in for injured riders Justin Barcia and Trey Canard on Team Honda Muscle Milk, took third, also a career high.

Ivan Tedesco

The podium winners benefited from several crashes that took down series leaders Ryan Villopoto, Ken Roczen and James Stewart. Villopoto and Roczen crashed at the beginning of the race and right after they went down Stewart hit the dirt on the first turn. All three resumed the race but Roczen went down again on Lap 12 after getting back to the eighth spot and he finished in 21st place. Villopoto fought back to take fourth-place and Stewart grabbed seventh.

Nick Wey

The results allowed points leader Villopoto to extend his lead in his bid for a fourth consecutive championship to 23 over the now second-place Dungey. Roczen received one point for his efforts this weekend and fell to third-place just three points behind Dungey. Stewart is now in fourth-place 30 points behind Villopoto.

Cole Thompson

In the 250SX Eastern Regional, Cole Thompson continues his first season in Supercross racing well in place of the injured Joey Savatgy on the MotoSport-sponsored Rockstar Energy KTM Racing team. Thompson took ninth-place on Saturday. Thompson has finished in the Top 10 all three races this season. He's in sixth place on the points board with 40.

Supercross heads to the famous Daytona International Speedway for Round 10 on Saturday. Check the Daytona website for more information and tickets.

2014 Monster Energy Supercross Indianapolis Results

Indianapolis 450SX Class Results

  1. Ryan Dungey
  2. Eli Tomac
  3. Cole Seely
  4. Ryan Villopoto
  5. Broc Tickle
  6. Andrew Short
  7. James Stewart
  8. Justin Brayton
  9. Josh Hill
  10. Dean Wilson

Indianapolis 250SX Class Results

  1. Adam Cianciarulo
  2. Martin Davalos
  3. Justin Bogle
  4. Matthew Bisceglia
  5. Blake Baggett
  6. Vince Friese
  7. James Decotis
  8. Matthew Lemoine
  9. Cole Thompson - MotoSport Rider
  10. Kyle Cunningham

2014 Monster Energy Supercross Season Standings

450SX Class Season Standings

  1. Ryan Villopoto (184)
  2. Ryan Dungey (161)
  3. Ken Roczen (158)
  4. James Stewart (154)
  5. Justin Brayton (143)
  6. Chad Reed (111)
  7. Justin Barcia (109)
  8. Andrew Short (109)
  9. Wil Hahn (93)
  10. Broc Tickle (93)

250SX Class Season Standings

  1. Adam Cianciarulo (72)
  2. Martin Davalos (67)
  3. Justin Bogle (56)
  4. Blake Baggett (54)
  5. Vince Friese (48)
  6. Cole Thompson (40) - MotoSport Rider
  7. James Decotis (34)
  8. Blake Wharton (33)
  9. Kyle Cunningham (33)
  10. Mitchell Oldenburg (30)

AMSOIL Arenacross' Race to the Championship

The Top 10 riders after the first eight rounds started the "Race for the Championship" this weekend in Tulsa, OK as part of AMSOIL Arenacross mid-season shake-up that reset the points for riders who qualified.

Willy Browning and Michael McDade, who ride for the Motosport.com/MJM Express/Spinechillers Racing KTM team, went into the opening round of the new series in sixth- and eighth place, respectively, and kept their positions after finishing eighth- and seventh, overall, after two races.

Tyler Bowers who led in points after Round 8 finished in sixth-place overall and dropped to fifth-place in the standings. Zach Ames who entered the Race to the Championship series in second place swept both races this weekend for first overall and now leads the series by seven points over second-place Kyle Regal, who entered the series in fourth place.

Round 10, which is the second race of the "Race to the Championship" series, starts Friday at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, NM. Buy tickets online or at the box office, 300 San Pedro NE in Albuquerque, NM.

Arenacross Results Overall (Two Races)

  1. Zach Ames (1-1)
  2. Colt Nichols (4-2)
  3. Cory Green(3-4)
  4. Kyle Regal Honda (2-6)
  5. Travis Sewell (5-9)
  6. Tyler Bowers (13-3)
  7. Michael McDade (9-7) - MotoSport Rider
  8. Willy Browning KTM (7-8) - MotoSport Rider
  9. Jacob Hayes (14-5)
  10. Kelly Smith (8-12)

Arenacross Race to the Championship Standings

  1. Zach Ames (38)
  2. Kyle Regal (31)
  3. Colt Nichols (31)
  4. Cory Green (30)
  5. Tyler Bowers (26)
  6. Willy Browning (22) - MotoSport Rider
  7. Travis Sewell (22)
  8. Michael McDade (21) - MotoSport Rider
  9. Jacob Hayes (20)
  10. Gared Steinke (15)

Written By: AndrewT

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