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Monster Energy Supercross’ Title Fight Continues at Angel Stadium This Saturday Night

January 29, 2013

Monster Energy Supercross’ Title Fight Continues at Angel Stadium This Saturday Night
Roczen’s KTM Set to Carry Red Number Plate for First Time in 250SX

AURORA, Ill. (January 28, 2013) – After four races and three different 450SX Class winners, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to Angel Stadium this Saturday night for the 60th time. Current points leader Davi Millsaps, who won the season opener in Anaheim earlier this year aboard his Rockstar Energy Racing machine, has a seven point lead on Team Muscle Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard and an eight point lead on Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, the two-time defending champion. In the Western Regional 250SX Class, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen moved into the points lead after winning his first race of the season last weekend in Oakland. This weekend’s race will air live on SPEED at 7:30 p.m. PT.

Media day is Thursday, January 31 from Noon-2:00 p.m., featuring JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha’s Josh Grant and Justin Brayton as well as Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Cole Seely, Christian Craig and Jessy Nelson.

Villopoto became the first repeat winner in this parity-packed season and is quickly making up for his 16th-place finish at the season opener. Villopoto has five career wins at Angel Stadium and is hoping to win his third-consecutive race of the season this Saturday.

“The points race is what we are going after, and winning the holeshot gives you a great advantage,” said Villopoto. “We made some changes to the bike today that I think really helped us out there tonight, so hats off to my team. It is a long season, and we are going to keep plugging away.”

Millsaps finished second in Oakland last weekend and controls the points race for the first time in his seven-year career.

“It was a good ending to a day that started off not that great and I’m pretty excited about it. Pretty cool ride,” said Millsaps following Oakland. “First practice and second practice were not that great. Third practice was better but I was still uncomfortable and not feeling it. Even in the Heat Race I was struggling. To come out on the podium, I definitely got my confidence back up [to where it needs to be]. Next week is next week. I’m going to take this one step at a time.”

Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey rounded out the podium with a third-place finish.

In the early stages of the 450SX Class Main Event, a huge crash in turn two collected TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart, Toyota/Yamaha/JGR’s Josh Grant, and Team Honda/Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia. Stewart, Reed, and Grant re-entered the race near the back of the pack and Barcia was forced to withdraw from the race.

In the 250SX Class’ Main Event, Roczen moved into the lead on Lap 11 and rode the third win of his career. Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Honda’s Cole Seely finished second and Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson finished third. Roczen has an 11-point lead in the season point standings over Seely.

“I am so happy with this win tonight,” said Roczen. “There was a lot of bar banging on that opening lap, but I charged hard and got out front. I am excited to bring this momentum back to Angel Stadium next weekend.”

GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, who came into Oakland with a nine-point lead in the championship and a three-race winning streak, crossed the finish line on the opening lap in eighth place. On the following lap, he re-entered the race in 18th place. On Lap 5, he crashed again in the whoops section and was unable to finish the race. He now sits third overall, 15 points out of the lead.

At last Monster Energy Supercross race at Angel Stadium, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer opened the 450SX Class Main Event with the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award with Team Honda Muscle Milk teammates Justin Barcia and Trey Canard in tow. After a sixth-place start, Villopoto began to charge through the field, eventually passing Canard on Lap 5 for the lead and rode to victory.

The first supercross race held in Anaheim was December 4, 1976, when Marty Smith won on a Honda. This weekend’s race will be the 60th time the gate will drop for a race in Anaheim in 38 years. James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy McGrath are tied on the all-time 450SX Class win list in Anaheim at eight. Ivan Tedesco holds the 250SX Class all-time win record in Anaheim with five wins.

Tickets and pit passes are available at the Angel Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, participating Yamaha Dealers, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000, or online at and  Practice and qualifying begin at 12:30 p.m. and the main event starts at 7:00 p.m. Tickets for adults or children are: Club Seats $85, Gold Circle $60, Price Level 3 $45, Price Level 4 $35 and SuperValue Seats $20.  All seats are $5 more day of show. Pit Passes are available for purchase at the Angel Stadium Box Office or for $10 or for FREE when they purchase at participating Yamaha Dealers or when they recycle a MONSTER Energy Can at the stadium’s Pit Entrance on race day from 12:30-6:00 p.m. Tickets are subject to convenience and handling charges and are $5 more on the day of the race.

450SX Class Results: Oakland

1.     Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
2.     Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
3.     Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
4.     Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
5.     Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Fla., Suzuki
6.     Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
7.     Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., KTM
8.     Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
9.     Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda
10.  Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha

450SX Class Points

1.     Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki – 85
2.     Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 78
3.     Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 77
4.     Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 68
5.     Chad Reed, Australia, Honda – 65
6.     Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda – 56
7.     Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 47
8.     Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha – 42
9.     Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 41
10.  Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., KTM – 39

Western Regional 250SX Class Results: Oakland

1.     Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM
2.     Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda
3.     Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki
4.     Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki
5.     Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., KTM
6.     Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, N.M., KTM
7.     Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha
8.     Austin Politelli, Riverside, Calif., Honda
9.     Christian Craig, Wildomar, Calif., Honda
10.  Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda

Western Regional 250SX Class Points

1.     Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM – 91
2.     Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 80
3.     Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 76
4.     Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda – 58
5.     Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki – 52
6.     Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 49
7.     Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki – 48
8.     Christian Craig, Wildomar, Calif., Honda – 47
9.     Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., KTM – 45
10.  Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki – 45

Past Winners in Anaheim

450SX Class
January 5, 2013                                     Davi Millsaps
January 19, 2013                                   Ryan Villopoto
February 4, 2012                                   Ryan Villopoto
January 7, 2012                                     Ryan Villopoto
February 5, 2011:                                  James Stewart
January 8, 2011:                                    Ryan Villopoto
February 13, 2010:                                 Ryan Villopoto
January 23, 2010:                                  Ryan Dungey
January 9, 2010:                                    James Stewart
February 7, 2009:                                  James Stewart
January 17, 2009:                                  James Stewart
January 3, 2009:                                    Josh Grant
February 2, 2008:                                  Chad Reed
January 19, 2008:                                  Chad Reed
January 5, 2008:                                    Chad Reed
February 3, 2007:                                  James Stewart
January 20, 2007:                                  James Stewart
January 6, 2007:                                    James Stewart
February 4, 2006:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 21, 2006:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 7, 2006:                                    James Stewart
February 5, 2005:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 22, 2005:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 8, 2005:                                    Kevin Windham
January 31, 2004:                                  Kevin Windham
January 17, 2004:                                  Chad Reed
January 3, 2004:                                    Chad Reed
February 1, 2003:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 18, 2003:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 4, 2003:                                    Chad Reed
February 2, 2002:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 19, 2002:                                  Mike LaRocco
January 5, 2002:                                    David Vuillemin
February 3, 2001:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 20, 2001:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 6, 2001:                                    Jeremy McGrath
January 15, 2000:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 8, 2000:                                    Jeremy McGrath
February 6, 1999:                                  Ezra Lusk
January 9, 1999:                                    Ezra Lusk
January 27, 1996:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 28, 1995:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 29, 1994:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 23, 1993:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 25, 1992:                                  Damon Bradshaw
January 26, 1991:                                  Jeff Stanton
January 27, 1990:                                  Damon Bradshaw
January 28, 1989:                                  Rick Johnson
January 31, 1987:                                  Jeff Ward
January 18, 1986:                                  David Bailey
February 2, 1985:                                  Broc Glover
January 28, 1984:                                  Johnny O’Mara
January 29, 1983:                                  David Bailey
January 30, 1982:                                  Donnie Hansen
January 31, 1981:                                  Kent Howerton
November 17, 1979                               Kent Howerton
November 11, 1978:                              Gaylon Mosier
November 12, 1977:                              Bob Hannah
December 4, 1976:                                Marty Smith

250SX Class
January 5, 2013                                     Eli Tomac
January 19, 2013                                   Eli Tomac
February 4, 2012:                                  Eli Tomac
January 7, 2012:                                    Cole Seely
February 5, 2011:                                  Joshua Hansen
January 8, 2011:                                    Joshua Hansen
February 13, 2010:                                 Trey Canard
January 23, 2010:                                  Jake Weimer
January 9, 2010:                                    Jake Weimer
February 7, 2009:                                  Jake Weimer
January 17, 2009:                                  Ryan Dungey
January 3, 2009:                                    Jake Weimer
February 2, 2008:                                  Jason Lawrence
January 19, 2008:                                  Ryan Dungey
January 5, 2008:                                    Ryan Dungey
February 3, 2007:                                  Ryan Villopoto
January 20, 2007:                                  Ryan Villopoto
January 6, 2007:                                    Ryan Villopoto
February 4, 2006:                                  Grant Langston
January 21, 2006:                                  Grant Langston
January 7, 2006:                                    Andrew Short
February 5, 2005:                                  Ivan Tedesco
January 22, 2005:                                  Ivan Tedesco
January 8, 2005:                                    Nathan Ramsey
January 31, 2004:                                  Ivan Tedesco
January 17, 2004:                                  Ivan Tedesco
January 3, 2004:                                    Ivan Tedesco
February 1, 2003:                                  James Stewart
January 18, 2003:                                  James Stewart
January 4, 2003:                                    Travis Preston
February 2, 2002:                                  Brock Sellards
January 19, 2002:                                  David Pingree
January 5, 2002:                                    Travis Preston
February 3, 2001:                                  Ernesto Fonseca
January 20, 2001:                                  Ernesto Fonseca
January 6, 2001:                                    Ernesto Fonseca
January 15, 2000:                                  Tallon Vohland
January 8, 2000:                                    David Pingree
February 6, 1999:                                  Nathan Ramsey
January 9, 1999:                                    Casey Johnson
January 27, 1996:                                  Kevin Windham
January 28, 1995:                                  Damon Huffman
January 29, 1994:                                  Damon Huffman
January 9, 1993:                                    Damon Huffman
January 25, 1992:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 26, 1991:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 27, 1990:                                  Michael Craig
January 28, 1989:                                  Jeff Matiasevich
January 31, 1987:                                  Jeff Matiasevich
January 18, 1986:                                  Tyson Vohland
February 2, 1985:                                  Mike Healy

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