Eli Tomac
Apr 26

SX: Villopoto Wins At MetLife To Secure Fourth Straight Championship

Ryan Villopoto celebrates after securing his fourth Monster Energy Supercross Championship. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Ryan Villopoto celebrates after securing his fourth Monster Energy Supercross Championship. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Ryan Villopoto dominated the inaugural race at MetLife Stadium Saturday night to wrap up his fourth consecutive Monster Energy Supercross title.

Despite a slow start to the season which saw Villopoto only win three races, the Monster Energy Kawasaki rider has since led 60 of 60 laps en route to three straight wins.

Mar 27

SX: Canard and Tomac to return at St. Louis

Eli Tomac's has finished in the top 10 three times during his rookie season. (Photo courtesy Rob Geiger)

Eli Tomac’s has finished in the top 10 three times during his rookie season. (Photo courtesy Rob Geiger)

Two familiar faces will return to the 450cc gate at St. Louis this Saturday, both riding Hondas, and both having been sidelined from the Monster Energy Supercross Series for several weeks due to injuries.

GEICO Motorcycle rider Eli Tomac has missed the last three events due to a shoulder injury, while factory Honda rider Trey Canard has been out for the first 12 rounds after breaking his arm while practicing last Thanksgiving.

Mar 1

SX: Dungey Wins Attrition-Filled Race In Indy

Ryan Dungey celebrates his first win of the season. (Photo: Simon Cudby / KTM Racing)

Ryan Dungey celebrates his first win of the season. (Photo: Simon Cudby / KTM Racing)

Round nine of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship in Indianapolis, Ind. proved to be the most difficult race of the season, and when the dust settled, it was Ryan Dungey celebrating his first win of 2014.

The Red Bull KTM star passed Mike Alessi for the lead on Lap 5 and was unchallenged for the remainder of the 20-lap main event. The victory moves him into second in the title fight, 23 points behind Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto.

Feb 13

SX: The Holeshot San Diego — 22 Takeaways From Round 6

James Stewart captures first Monster Energy Supercross win of the season. (Photo: Monster Energy Supercross / Hoppenworld)

James Stewart captures first Monster Energy Supercross win of the season. (Photo: Monster Energy Supercross / Hoppenworld)

The Military Appreciation Race set the tone for an incredible night of action in San Diego last Saturday as the entire industry honored the millions of service men and women who are willing to risk their lives in defense of our country. It was one of the most heartwarming nights in Monster Energy Supercross history and the racing provided a fitting display of the world’s best riders. It was a great way for these men to show their gratitude to the military.

Each week, The Holeshot will provide 22 takeaways – a full starting gate – from the most recent round of action.

1. It was a great visual overload in the pits and on the track in San Diego as many bikes and riders were adorned in camouflage and other military-themed designs and colors for the event.

Feb 1

SX: Anaheim 3 Practice Report – Kawasaki On Top In Both Classes

Points leader Ryan Villopoto rides into Anaheim 3 as the fastest qualifier. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com / Frank Hoppen)

Points leader Ryan Villopoto rides into Anaheim 3 as the fastest qualifier. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com / Frank Hoppen)

Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green appears to be the team to beat at Anaheim 3 with their riders claiming the top qualifying spots. Ryan Villopoto set the fastest time in the 450 Class while Dean Wilson was nearly a second quicker than his 250 Class rivals.

Riding the momentum from his dominant win last weekend, Villopoto set a best lap of 1:02.295 in the closing minutes of the third and final practice session. Justin Barcia tried to bump the Champ from the top spot on his final lap, but it was only good enough for second. James Stewart qualified third followed by the Red Bull KTM duo of Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey.