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Villopoto Passes Eight Riders to Claim First Win of 2014

PHOENIX (January 11, 2014) – before 49,834 fans inside Chase Field, ruling three-time 450SX Class Champion Ryan Villopoto won his first Monster Energy AMA Supercross, a FIM World Championship, race of the season on board his Monster Energy Kawasaki. For the second sequential week, Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson utilized a last-lap go to present back-on back triumphs in the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship.

Villopoto defeated a moderate begin – which had him covered as far back as ninth – to lead the last seven laps on the way to his 35th vocation Monster Energy Supercross triumph.

“Justin was riding one serious race,” said Villopoto. “I need to offer it to him, he made it extreme. I didn’t get the begin I needed in light of the fact that the (beginning) door was elusive, yet I simply should have been persistent. The Phoenix (track) gets extremely smooth so I needed to take as much time as necessary and ensure my passes stuck.” After surrendering the prompt Villopoto, Justin Brayton kept the three-time protecting Champ in his sights and tackled him on the last lap, however was not able influence the go to stick.


MyPlash/Metal Mulisha/Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb hustled to the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award to begin the Western Regional 250SX Class Main Event. Webb went down minutes after the fact and lost a few positions. Seely and Anderson opened an agreeable lead on the field, with Seely expanding his favorable position over Anderson for a large portion of the 15-lap Main Event. On the last lap, Seely committed a slight error, which enabled Anderson to challenge for the lead, making the go with about a half lap remaining.

“I was out for recovery this evening,” said Anderson, who neglected to fit the bill for the Main Event in Phoenix the year earlier. “I got a decent begin on my KTM, similar to I have been all season. I don’t anticipate those last-lap passes, yet it was there and I expected to take it.”

“I’m mooched,” said Seely. “I’ve been doing combating stomach issues all week, so was battling with that. I felt (my stomach) take care generally in the race and I simply committed an error and Jason got me once more.”

Make certain to look at the immense photograph display from BTO picture taker Michael Bartovsky as he was there covering the race from the track! Snap HERE