AMA Supercross & Motocross

Stewart Claims 49th Supercross Victory

Villopoto lost just five points to Dungey in the 450SX Class standings, currently holding a 25-point lead with five races remaining.

Justin Bogle earned his first Eastern Region 250SX victory Saturday. (Simon Cudby photo)

Justin Bogle earned his first Eastern Region 250SX victory Saturday. (Simon Cudby photo)

Bogle began the 15-lap Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event by racing to the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award, edging out Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo. Bogle set a torrid pace out front in the opening laps while Cianciarulo attempted to keep pace.

Earlier in the afternoon during practice, Cianciarulo’s left shoulder popped out of its socket while going through the whoops, and while running second behind Bogle on lap three it occurred again as he navigated the same set whoops. After receiving medical attention, the 250SX Eastern Regional points leader and three-time winner this season attempted to re-enter the race, but ultimately pulled off and recorded a DNF.

While Bogle continued to pull away out front, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos had moved into second after starting fifth. Davalos was slowly closing the gap but went down on lap nine, dropping to third behind JAB Motorsports Kawasaki’s Matt Lemoine. One the following lap, Davalos reclaimed the position while Lemoine fell into the clutches of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett. Baggett looked to get alongside Lemoine for third, but lost control and crashed out of the race.

Bogle became the 94th different rider to win a 250SX Class Main Event, doing so one day before his 21st birthday.

“I finally got a good start, which made [racing for the win] a lot easier,” said Bogle, who led all 15 laps. “It’s crazy. I crossed the finish line and I didn’t even know what to do. I’ve thought so much about what I’d do when I got my first win, but I don’t know. I just turned the corner (after the finish) and dropped my bike. I’m just so overwhelmed right now.”

Davalos overcame his early misfortune to finish second and take over the 250SX Eastern Regional point lead, while Lemoine finished third.

 

 

Posted by on Mar 23 2014 Filed under AMA Supercross & Motocross, Latest Headlines, Motorcycles, Top Stories. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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