Phoenix
Jan 17

SX: The Power Rankings – Phoenix 450 Class

Ryan Villopoto sits atop The Power Ranking's after his big win in Phoenix. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

sits atop The Power Ranking’s after his big win in . (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

The Champ returned to prominence in Phoenix with a very impressive ride through the field. The gap between Ryan Villopoto and his competitors is not very big right now, but if he starts to get on a roll it won’t be long until he is leaving them scratching their heads.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy . Villopoto’s rise to the top last week not only secured his first win of 2014 and the points lead, but also the top spot in this week’s rankings.

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Jan 17

SX: The Power Rankings – Phoenix 250 Class

Jason Anderson celebrates after winning at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo: Rockstar Energy Racing)

celebrates after winning at Chase Field in , Ariz. (Photo: Rockstar Energy Racing)

A weird case of déjà vu for in Phoenix as Jason Anderson made another last-lap pass to take away a victory and diminish a dominant performance.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy . Thanks to his last-lap aggression for the second straight week, Anderson retains his spot atop the rankings.

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Jan 14

SX: The Holeshot — 22 Takeaways From Phoenix Round 2

Ryan Villopoto scored a huge win in Phoenix. (Photo: Getty Images)

scored a huge win in . (Photo: Getty Images)

The second round of the 2014 season saw Ryan Villopoto’s return to prominence, but also a breakout ride by . The first two weeks of competition have produced a lot of great action already as riders look to settle into a groove.

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

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Jan 12

SX: Video Analysis – Emig, Carmichael and Sheheen Break Down Villopoto’s Phoenix Win

, and break down ’s victory at Chase Field in , Ariz. and look at how ’s riding style impacted his chances at a win.

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Jan 12

SX: Villopoto Overcomes Slow Start To Win In Phoenix

Villopoto earned the first 450Sx Class win of his career at Chase Field. (Photo: Michael Bartovsky)

Villopoto earned the first 450 Class win of his career at Chase Field.
(Photo: Michael Bartovsky)

has won plenty of races in his storied career – including three championships – but he had never won a race at Chase Field in , Ariz.

The Kawasaki ace changed that Saturday by winning the 20-lap feature in front of a near sellout crowd of 49,834.

Villopoto overcame a slow start – which had him buried as far back as ninth – to lead the final seven laps en route to his 35th career Monster Energy victory.

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