2014 AMA Supercross – Las Vegas ResultsMon, 05 May 2014
Ryan Villopoto capped off his fourth-consecutive AMA Supercross championship with an impressive victory at the season finale at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider clinched the title at last week’s New Jersey round so he didn’t have to prove anything in Vegas. But he did, leading all 20 laps and winning by nearly 14 seconds.
Villopoto’s teammate, Jake Weimer took the holeshot but the champion soon took over the lead. The Red Bull KTM duo of Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen passed Weimer on the second lap but they had no shot at catching Villopoto, eventually settling for the second and third spots on the podium.2014 AMA Supercross: Las Vegas 450 Top Five Results Pos. Rider Manufacturer Time 1 Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki - 2 Ryan Dungey KTM +13.922 3 Ken Roczen KTM +24.487 4 Justin Barcia Honda +41.087 5 Trey Canard Honda +46.266
Yamaha rider Cooper Webb took the holeshot in the Western Regional 250 class and led for the first seven laps before being passed by Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson. Webb recovered the lead on the following lap, but Wilson went through again on the lap after that. He would hold on to the lead the rest of the race for the win.
Webb finished second ahead of Kawasaki’s Justin Hill. Incoming points leader Jason Anderson of Rockstar Energy KTM finished in sixth place, giving him enough to clinch the Western Regional championship ahead of Troy Lee Designs Honda’s Cole Seely who finished just off the podium in fourth.2014 AMA Supercross: Las Vegas 250 Western Regional Top Five Results Pos. Rider Manufacturer Time 1 Dean Wilson Kawasaki - 2 Cooper Webb Yamaha +1.000 3 Justin Hill Kawasaki +9.627 4 Cole Seely Honda +17.863 5 Malcolm Stewart KTM +28.449
The Eastern Regional championship was all-but officially decided going into the Vegas finale. Geico Honda’s Justin Bogle entered Nevada with a 17-point lead over Martin Davalos, but the Kawasaki rider, along with teammates Adam Cianciarulo and Blake Baggett (third and fourth overall in the championship,) were all out with various injuries, leaving little championship drama for the final race.
Bogle took the holeshot and led for the first five laps before being passed by Yamaha rider Jeremy Martin. Martin would lead the rest of the 15-lap race for his first career win. Bogle finished second while Geico Honda’s Matt Bisceglia captured a career-best third place.2014 AMA Supercross: Las Vegas 250 Eastern Regional Top Five Results Pos. Rider Manufacturer Time 1 Jeremy Martin Yamaha - 2 Justin Bogle Honda +20.167 3 Matt Bisceglia Honda +29.687 4 Kyle Cunningham Honda +45.927 5 James Decotis Honda +1:02.701
Both 250 classes met for the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout. Hill took the holeshot with Bisceglia in second. Wilson moved up into second by the end of the first lap but could not catch Hill who took the win. Anderson took third behind Wilson.2014 AMA Supercross: Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout Top Five Results Pos. Rider Manufacturer Time 1 Justin Hill Kawasaki - 2 Dean Wilson Kawasaki +1.476 3 Jason Anderson KTM +14.494 4 Cooper Webb Yamaha +18.100 5 Jeremy Martin Yamaha +20.966 Final 2014 AMA Supercross Top Five Standings 450 Class Top Five Standings Pos. Rider Manufacturer Points 1 Ryan Villopoto Kawasaki 368 2 Ryan Dungey KTM 304 3 Ken Roczen KTM 285 4 James Stewart Suzuki 272 5 Justin Barcia Honda 250 250 East Class Top Five Standings Pos. Rider Manufacturer Points 1 Justin Bogle Honda 188 2 Martin Davalos Kawasaki 149 3 Vince Friese Honda 131 4 Kyle Cunningham Honda 127 5 Adam Cianciarulo Kawasaki 120 250 East Class Top Five Standings Pos. Rider Manufacturer Points 1 Jason Anderson KTM 193 2 Cole Seely Honda 188 3 Dean Wilson Kawasaki 163 4 Justin Hill Kawasaki 159 5 Cooper Webb Yamaha 143
[Source: AMA Supercross; Photo by Cudby S.]
By Dennis Chung
See also: 2014 AMA Supercross Season Wrap-Up, 2014 AMA Supercross Season Wrap-Up, Coffee & Autographs With Villopoto This Weekend.