AMASX: Round #8 Race Report - Atlanta, GA (Video)

Ken Roczen race action shot

Supercross Media Press Release:

KTM's Ken Roczen won his second Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, of the season before 69,785 fans at the Georgia Dome. Kawasaki's Martin Davalos captured the first Eastern Regional 250SX Class win of his career.

Mike Alessi race action shot

Mike Alessi earned the Hole-shot Award with Ryan Villopoto and James Stewart following in second and third respectively. Stewart quickly moved into first place on the opening lap as Ken Roczen took over third. Stewart, who came into tonight’s race on a two-race win streak, crashed in a turn moments after taking over the lead position and remounted in last place.

Ken Roczen race action shot

Villopoto moved into second place on Lap 4 and passed Alessi for the lead on Lap 5. Alessi was also passed by Roczen and KTM teammate Ryan Dungey for the second and third sports respectively. On Lap 14, Villopoto failed to jump the triple and, as a result, Roczen moved into the lead. Villopoto finished second and Dungey finished third.

And On The Podium Tonight - Ken Roczen in Atlanta:

“I don’t believe this,” said Roczen. “Getting on the podium is one thing but a win is another... such an awesome feeling. This proves that hard work pays off and helps build my confidence.”

Villopoto has a three-point lead over Roczen in season standings. Stewart finished 11th and is third in season standings.

Through eight races, there have been four different two-time winners, marking the first time this has happened in the sport’s history.

Adam Cianciarulo race action shot

To open the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event, Monster Energy Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo, who came into tonight’s race as the points leader, led Davalos through Turn 1, winning the Hole-shot Award. It didn’t take long for Davalos to answer back and make the pass for the lead, and by Lap 7, he opened a 5.1 second advantage.

And On The Podium Tonight - Adam Cianciarulo in Atlanta:

Vince Friese was passed by Anthony Rodriguez on Lap 1 for third place. Near the halfway point of the race, Justin Bogle took over the number-three position. Cianciarulo finished second and Bogle finished a season-best third place.

”At the beginning of the race, Martin started to pull away, but toward the second half of the race, I was able to catch up,” said Cianciarulo. “Then, I made a stupid mistake. I guess you live and learn.”

Martin Davalos race action shot

“I am just so happy to be able to give this win to my team,” said Davalos. “There have been so many people that have supported me, and this feels great.”

Cianciarulo has a two-point lead over Davalos in the season standings

Official Post Show from Atlanta:

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: Atlanta

1. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki

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

3. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda

4. Bale Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Honda

5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki

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

7. James DeCotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda

8. Cole Thomson, Brigden, Canada, KTM

9. Matt Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Kawasaki

10. Michael Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Honda

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings:

1. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki, 47

2. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki, 45

3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 38

4. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 36

5. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda, 33

6. Blake Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Honda, 32

7. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Canada, KTM, 28

8. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda, 22

9. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Honda, 22

10. Jimmy DeCotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda

450SX Class Results: Atlanta

1. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM

2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki

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

4. Wil Hahn, Menifee, Calif., Honda

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

6. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Fla., Suzuki

7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki

8. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki

9. Josh Grant, Corona, Calif., Yamaha

10. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM

450SX Class Season Standings:

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 166

2. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 157

3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 140

4. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 136

5. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha, 130

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

7. Justin Barcia, Pinetta, Fla., Honda, 109

8. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 94

9. Wil Hahn, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 83

10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 77

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge:

1.Nicholas Romano, Bayside, N.Y., KTM

2. Peyton Crisp, Simpsonville, S.C., KTM

3. Daxton Bennick, Morganton, N.C., KTM

4. Logan Riggins, Easley, S.C., KTM

5. Jon Jon Carver, Cataula, Ga., KTM

6. Vincent Ardizzoni, Holland, Mass., KTM

7. Nathan Pendegrass, Yadkinville, N.C., KTM

8. Eric Adams, Roaring River, N.C., KTM

9. Chapell Brogdon, Sumter, S.C., KTM

10. Dash Mcmillin, Butler, Pa., KTM

11. Breyden Campbell, Altoona, Pa., KTM

12. Baxton Levi, Macclenny, Fla., KTM

13. Samantha Meyer, Kirkwood, Ill., KTM

14. Camryn Santacroce, Lancaster, S.C., KTM

15. Corbin Gatson, Richwood, Ohio, KTM

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

Monster Energy Supercross heads to Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium next Saturday for the eighth race of the season.

For the first-time ever, the entire Monster Energy Supercross season will air live on FOX Sports. FOX Sports 1 will air 13 races live and FOX Sports 2 will air four races live, in addition to every race re-airing on FOX Sports 2.

For more information: www.supercrossonline.com