Daytona Puts the Brakes on MotoSport Riders

Jimmy Albertson lost Semi 1 by seconds to Wil Hahn after leading most of the five lap race but it was good enough to get into the Main for Round 10 of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross series in Daytona where he took 17th place and posted the best finish of all MotoSport-sponsored riders.

Albertson and Nick Wey, who finished last, were the only MotoSport riders in the Main as Weston Peick, who crashed in practice earlier in the week, did not compete, and Ivan Tedesco, coming off a bad accident in Indianapolis, participated in the Daytona qualifying practice runs but did not move on any further. For his part, Albertson looked sharp during the Semi and rode his usual consistent race against the top riders in the Main even besting the Stewart brothers, though he did get some help.

Jimmy Albertson fared well at Daytona

Overall, Ryan Villopoto faced little competition in easily winning his fourth Daytona Supercross and third victory of the year. Villopoto took the holeshot and never looked back, falling once, but was so far ahead no one ever came close to overtaking him. Villopoto tied Jeff Stanton for second place on the all-time wins list at Daytona. A win next year ties Villopoto with Ricky Carmichael.

On the first turn Mike Alessi fell off his bike which James Stewart rode into knocking off his bike's header pipe. Stewart returned to action but never recovered from the time off the track and took 18th place. Ken Roczen battled Villopoto briefly but held on for second and Ryan Dungey took third.

Nick Wey rides hard at Daytona

Malcolm Stewart, James' younger brother, who is in sixth-place in the 250SX West Class, rode the 450SX Class for the first time and looked like a Top 5 contender until he tangled with Justin Barcia mid way through the race and both went down. Malcolm finished in 21st place for his 450 debut. Barcia recovered a bit better and grabbed 12th place.

The leader board remains unchanged from last week though Villopoto increased his lead over second place Dungey to 28 points. Roczen moved to within one point of Dungey and Stewart remains in fourth place just two points ahead of Justin Brayton.

In the 250SX East Class, Cole Thompson, who rides for the MotoSport-sponsored Rockstar Energy KTM Racing team, finished out of the Top 10 for the first time landing in 13th place. Thompson dropped a spot on the points board to seventh-place.

Supercross Heads to the Motor City for Round 11. Doors open at 12:30 p.m. EST and the Main Event starts at 7 p.m. EST Saturday at Ford Field. Buy tickets online or at the Box Office, 2000 Brush Street in Detroit, MI.

2014 Monster Energy Supercross Daytona Results

Daytona 450SX Class Results

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

Daytona 250SX Class Results

  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

2014 Monster Energy Supercross Season Standings

450SX Class Season 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. William Hahn (108)

250SX Class Season 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) - MotoSport Rider
  8. Kyle Cunningham (45)
  9. James Decotis (43)
  10. Matthew Lemoine (37)

McDade Makes Gains in Arenacross' Race to the Championship

Michael McDade who rides for the Motosport.com/MJM Express/Spinechillers Racing KTM team, took 12th and third-place in two Main Event races in Albuquerque, NM to take eighth overall for Round 10 of the 2014 AMSOIL Arenacross series, and the second round of the "Race to the Championship."

McDade switched spots on the leaderboard with teammate Willy Browning who finished in sixth and 14th place for 10th overall. McDade is now in sixth place with 64 points and Browning is in eighth place with 60 points.

The starting gate in Albuquerque

Tyler Bowers finished first overall (1-2) and climbed back into second place just three points behind Zach Ames who finished in third (2-5) overall. Jacob Hayes who finished in second overall (3-1) is in third place with 83 points.

Hildalgo, Texas is home to Round 11 of Arenacross which starts at 7 p.m. Friday at State Farm Arena. Buy tickets online or at the Box Office, 2600 N. 10th Street in Hildalgo, TX.

Arenacross Class Race to the Championship

  1. Zach Ames (94)
  2. Tyler Bowers (91)
  3. Jacob Hayes (83)
  4. Cory Green (68)
  5. Colt Nichols (65)
  6. Michael McDade (64) - MotoSport Rider
  7. Kyle Regal (62)
  8. Willy Browning (60) - MotoSport Rider
  9. Travis Sewell (59)
  10. Gared Steinke (45)

Written By: AndrewT

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