AMA SX: Round #9 Race Preview – Indianapolis, IN (Video) game
By princefossil | Saturday, March 01, 2014, 18:33
Through the first eight Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World
Championship, races there have been four two-time race winners, and this
Saturday when the championship heads to Indianapolis' Lucas Oil
Stadium, points leader Ryan Villopoto can become the first rider this
year to post three victories and the first rider to win five consecutive
races at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Stewart quickly moved into first place on the opening lap as Roczen
took over third. Stewart, who came into Atlanta on a two-race win
streak, crashed in a turn moments after taking over the lead position
and remounted in last place.
Villopoto moved into second place on Lap 4 and passed Alessi for the
lead on Lap 5. Alessi was also passed by Roczen and KTM teammate Dungey
for the second and third spots respectively. On Lap 14, Villopoto failed
to jump the triple and, as a result, Roczen moved into the lead.
Villopoto finished second and Dungey finished third.
"I don't believe this," said Roczen. "Getting on the podium is one
thing but a win is another is such an awesome feeling. This proves that
hard work pays off and helps build my confidence."
Villopoto has a nine-point lead over Roczen in the season standings. Stewart finished 11th and is third in the season standings.
Through eight races, there have been four different two-time winners,
marking the first time this has happened in the sport's history.
To open the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event, Monster Energy
Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Adam Cianciarulo, who came into tonight's race as
the points leader, led Davalos through Turn 1, winning the Hole-shot
Award. It didn't take long for Davalos to answer back and make the pass
for the lead, and by Lap 7, he opened a 5.1 second advantage.