Race Report: Toronto SX

Race Report: Toronto SX

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Perhaps it was best fitting that on a historic night James Stewart unleashed Bubba. This was a flashback to the dominant days. The days where Stewart would jump things no one else could jump, and pass riders at will. This was vintage James Stewart. His fourth win on the season marked the 49th of his career in AMA Supercross, passing Ricky Carmichael for second all-time.

“As I finished the race, that’s when it all hit,” said an ecstatic Stewart, of Yoshimura Suzuki, after the race.

Stewart’s monumental win wasn’t the only history made in Toronto. GEICO Honda’s Justin Bogle, on the heels of a career-best second in Detroit, rode to a dominating win in 250SX, the first of his career. The biggest news in 250SX may have come during practice, though, when points leader Adam Cianciarulo went down hard in the whoops and suffered a shoulder injury. Cianciarulo was able to gut out the second timed practice and his heat race. But in the main the wheels came off. While in second, Cianciarulo’s shoulder popped out for a second time, ending his night and his time atop the points lead. With a second place finish, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Martin Davalos has taken back command of the East Region. He currently holds a four point lead over Cianciarulo and a five point lead over Bogle. JAB Motorsports’ Matt Lemoine would finish third for his first career podium after holding off a late charge from Blake Baggett and Jeremy Martin.

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Following a devastating blow to his championship hopes in Detroit, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen tried to find redemption in Toronto. A quick start would put Roczen out front early over Justin Barcia, Justin Brayton and a host of others. But Roczen would have his troubles down the stretch and limped home to a fifth place finish--his second half of the race wasn't as strong as the first half.
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Photo: Simon Cudby It has been a trying sophomore 450SX campaign for Justin Barcia, but Toronto was a turning point. After taking over the lead from Roczen early, Barcia looked to have a clear path to his first win since Seattle a season ago. But behind was a fast, confident James Stewart.
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Photo: Simon Cudby Ryan Villopoto was in damage control mode in Toronto. After missing all of practice due to a reported case of food poisoning (the team still wasn't sure exactly what the problem was) Villopoto returned for the night show and gutted out a sixth. We may look back at tonight and say, “This is where Ryan Villopoto won the championship.”
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Although never in the mix for the win, Dungey once again put together a consistent twenty laps to finish third and pick up valuable championship points. He couldn't hold off Stewart or get Barcia but he did get around Roczen.Photo: Simon Cudby

Although never in the mix for the win, Dungey once again put together a consistent twenty laps to finish third and pick up valuable championship points. He couldn't hold off Stewart or get Barcia but he did get around Roczen.

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Photo: Simon Cudby Following a couple off weeks, Justin Brayton was back in form and was able to clip a fading Roczen to secure fourth—his best finish since Anaheim 2.
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Stewart eclipsed Ricky Carmichael on the all time AMA Supercross wins list with his 49th career win—his fourth of 2014.  Photo: Simon Cudby

Stewart eclipsed Ricky Carmichael on the all time AMA Supercross wins list with his 49th career win—his fourth of 2014.  

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James junior and senior share a classic father and son moment following the race.Photo: Simon Cudby

James junior and senior share a classic father and son moment following the race.

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Photo: Simon Cudby Bogle pushed his way into the early lead, but did have company from AC, Jimmy Decotis (who would later crash) and others. But the elephant in the room was would Cianciarulo’s shoulder be able to stand the test of time?
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Photo: Simon Cudby We quickly found our answer regarding Cianciarulo's ailing shoulder, as just a few laps into the race he had to pull off after his it popped out for the second time on the day. AC would finish 22nd, losing 24 points to new leader Martin Davalos.
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Photo: Simon Cudby JAB Motorsports' Matt Lemoine, who earlier in the night won his heat race, was in the mix for a podium position following a fantastic start. He would have company though, as both Jeremy Martin and Blake Baggett were charging hard.
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Photo: Simon Cudby Lemoine, Baggett and Martin were locked at the hips for a number of laps before Baggett was able to move past Martin and pull right on the back wheel of Lemoine following a mistake from the JAB Motorsports rider. Lemoine was holding his ground, and then Baggett crashed hard, ending his night early.
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Photo: Simon Cudby Jeremy Martin also threw his name in the hat for the final podium position, but couldn’t make anything stick on Lemoine and had to settle for fourth.
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After inheriting second from AC, Davalos never was able to challenge Bogle, and had to survive a late crash to hold on for second. Davalos holds the points lead for the first time all season.Photo: Simon Cudby

After inheriting second from AC, Davalos never was able to challenge Bogle, and had to survive a late crash to hold on for second. Davalos holds the points lead for the first time all season.

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Justin Bogle celebrates his first career win in classic fashion.Photo: Simon Cudby

Justin Bogle celebrates his first career win in classic fashion.

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450SX Class Results: Toronto

1.     James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki

2.     Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda

3.     Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM

4.     Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha

5.     Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM

6.     Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki

7.     Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki

8.     Dean Wilson, Wesley Chapel, Fla., Kawasaki

9.     Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki

10.  Matt Goerke, Temecula, Calif., KTM

450SX Class Season Standings

1.     Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 246

2.     Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 221

3.     James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 207

4.     Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 197

5.     Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha, 185

6.     Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda, 156

7.     Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 153

8.     Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 126

9.     Wil Hahn, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 122

10.  Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 111

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: Toronto

1.     Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda

2.     Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki

3.     Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Kawasaki

4.     Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha

5.     Cole Thompson, Brigden, Ontario, KTM

6.     Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda

7.     Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha

8.     Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda

9.     AJ Catanzaro, Portland, Conn., Honda

10. James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings

1.     Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki, 124

2.     Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki, 120

3.     Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 119

4.     Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 100

5.     Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda, 90

6.     Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda, 76

7.     Cole Thompson, Brigden, Ontario, KTM, 74

8.     Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Kawasaki, 73        

9.     James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 65

10.  Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 60

Toyota Triple Challenge Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 39
  2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo Wash., Kawasaki, 38
  3. Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda, 38
  4. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 37
  5. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha, 31
  6. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 25
  7. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 23
  8. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 22
  9. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 16
  10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 14
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