Monster Energy Supercross Heads to Toronto for the 12th Stop of the Year with Ryan Villopoto in the Driver’s Seat in the 450SX Class Points Race

When Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, makes its lone Canadian stop at Toronto’s Rogers Centre this Saturday night, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart will race for his 49th career win, which will move him into second on the all-time 450SX Class win list. In the Eastern Regional 250SX Class, rookie Adam Cianciarulo, who rides for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, continues his pursuit at the championship.

Some key insights into this weekend’s race are:

  • Stewart is tied with Ricky Carmichael on the all-time 450SX Class win list
  • Cianciarulo races for his fourth 250SX Class win
  • Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki will race for their eighth consecutive 250SX Class win
  • Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey race for their eighth podium finishes of the season
  • Justin Brayton kept his season-long top-10 streak alive with a ninth; he joins Andrew Short and Villopoto as the only riders to finish within the top 10 in every race
Detroit 450SX Main Event race winner, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart - Photo Credit: Hoppenworld
Detroit 450SX Main Event race winner, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart – Photo Credit: Hoppenworld

Last Saturday night, Stewart captured his third Monster Energy Supercross race of the season at Ford Field before a record 50,856 fans. The win tied Stewart with Carmichael on the all-time win list and placed him on the all-time win list at Ford Field with three.

The win, Stewart’s 48th, tied him with Carmichael for second place on the all-time win list. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo won the third Eastern Regional 250SX Class win of his career and extended his points lead.

Stewart moved into the lead at the end of the opening lap and never looked back.

“The track was slippery tonight, so it was easy to put your bike on the ground,” said Stewart. “I pulled a nice gap in the middle of the race, but I let it go as time went on. It has been a while since I have raced here in Detroit, and it was an awesome night.”

Villopoto, the three-time defending Monster Energy Supercross Champion, finished second and extended his points lead to 30, the largest margin of the season. Red Bull KTM’s Dungey finished third, marking his seventh podium finish of the season.

“I was able to get a good start tonight,” said Villopoto. “I made a mistake down the start straight but did regroup. It wasn’t enough, but I walked away with the points lead as we head into Toronto next weekend.”

Cianciarulo’s debut race at Ford Field was a successful one as he picked up his third win of the season and extended his points lead over his teammate Martin Davalos to 11.

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event winner, Cianciarulo - Photo Credit: Hoppenworld
Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event winner, Cianciarulo – Photo Credit: Hoppenworld

“This year has started off great,” said Cianciarulo. “This was a very nerve-racking race for me because if I made one mistake, I would have given the race away. Overall, it was a great race, but it is only the fifth stop of the season, and there is a lot of racing left.”

GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle finished a career-best second place and sits third overall.

“I am happy to be able to be out front and battling for a win,” said Bogle. “I hope to keep doing this the rest of the season and pick up that first win.

Detroit 450SX Class Podium - Photo Credit: Hoppenworld
Detroit 450SX Class Podium – Photo Credit: Hoppenworld

The first race in Toronto was held on December 3, 2004 and Carmichael won on a Suzuki. Villopoto is the winningest 450SX Class rider in Toronto with three. The first points-paying 250SX Class race in Toronto was on March 28, 2009 and Christophe Pourcel won on a Kawasaki. There has never been a repeat winner in the 250SX Class at Toronto until the 2012 stop when Justin Barcia completed that task.

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450SX Class Results: Detroit

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
  2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  4. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
  5. Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda
  6. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki
  8. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki
  9. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha
  10. Josh Grant, Corona, Calif., Yamaha

450SX Class Season Standings

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 231
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 201
  3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 182
  4. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 181
  5. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha, 167
  6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 143
  7. Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda, 134
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 126
  9. Wil Hahn, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 115
  10. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 111

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: Detroit

  1. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki
  2. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda
  3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., Kawasaki
  4. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda
  5. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Kawasaki
  6. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki
  7. Vince Friese, Cape Giardeau, Mo., Honda
  8. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha
  9. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha
  10. James Decostis, Peabody, Mass., Honda

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings

  1. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki, 119
  2. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki, 102
  3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 99
  4. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 94
  5. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Honda, 75
  6. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda, 63
  7. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Canada, KTM, 58
  8. James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 54
  9. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Kawasaki, 53
  10. Blake Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Honda, 51

2013 450SX Class Results: Toronto

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  2. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  4. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda
  5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
  6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
  7. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
  9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
  10. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., KTM

2013 Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: Toronto

  1. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM
  2. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda
  3. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki
  4. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha
  5. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda
  6. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Canada, Honda
  7. James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda
  8. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Honda
  9. Jackson Richardson, Australia, Honda
  10. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda

Past Winners in Toronto – 450SX Class

  • March 12, 2013                          Ryan Villopoto
  • March 24, 2012                          Ryan Villopoto
  • March 26, 2011                          Ryan Dungey
  • March 13, 2010                          Ryan Villopoto
  • March 29, 2009                          James Stewart
  • March 29, 2008                          Chad Reed
  • December 2, 2006                     Chad Reed
  • December 3, 2005                     James Stewart
  • December 4, 2004                     Ricky Carmichael

Past Winners in Toronto – 250SX Class

  • March 23, 2013                          Marvin Musquin
  • March 24, 2012                          Justin Barcia
  • March 26, 2011                          Dean Wilson
  • March 13, 2010                          Justin Barcia
  • March 28, 2009                          Christophe Pourcel
  • March 29, 2008                          Shaun Skinner
  • December 2, 2006                     Martin Davalos
  • December 3, 2005                     Davi Millsaps
  • December 4, 2004                     Nathan Ramsey