The biggest show in Canada when it comes to motocross is the Toronto Supercross. This year the fans that were on hand at the Rogers Centre were treated to one of the best Supercross races of the season, and maybe in the last several years? have a look at some of the action from Saturday night.
Following a second place in his heat race, Barcia launched off the gate in the 450 Supercross main event in sixth. He moved his way into fourth, which is where he stayed a majority of the race until the final laps when he made the pass for third. His finish locked down 20 points, moving him into seventh in the overall championship chase. “I am really happy with how tonight went,” said Barcia. “This is an awesome way to come back after the last two weekends that I have had. I was riding really good and am looking forward to next weekend.”
SALT LAKE CITY (May 5, 2012) – Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., won his fourth Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race tonight in front of a sold-out crowd of 39,509 at Sam Boyd Stadium. After leading wire-to-wire, GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia, of Ochlocknee, Ga., won the final stop of the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Championship. Barcia’s teammate Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colo., also led all 15 laps of the Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Main Event, winning his fifth race of the season.
NEW ORLEANS (April 14, 2012) – A crowd of 33,392 filled the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday night, as Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, hosted its 14th race of the 2012 season in a return to New Orleans. One race after capturing back-to-back Supercross Class Championships, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., won his ninth win of the season with a convincing effort. In the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class, GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia, of Ochlocknee, Ga., secured his second-consecutive title with a fourth-place finish, while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Darryn Durham, of Butler, Pa., raced to the first victory of his career.
NEW ORLEANS (April 10) – All Justin Barcia has to do this Saturday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is have an average night on his GEICO Honda CRF250R and he'll easily wrap up his second consecutive Monster Energy AMA Supercross Lites East title.
With just two races left on the Lites East schedule, Barcia holds a strong 32-point lead over second-place Blake Wharton. To wrap up the title Barcia just needs to leave New Orleans with a 25-point cushion, which equates to a finish of fourth place or better in the Big Easy. His average finish this season has been 1.4, and he hasn't finished off the podium since 2010.
March 24, marked the return of the only Canadian stop on the Supercross tour. A season riddled with injuries to the front-runners in the Supercross Class may have tempered the intrigue of the Main Event, but the Lites Class made up for it.
2 70 Ken Roczen Murrieta, USA KTM 250 SX-F +7.439 Red Bull/KTM/Akrapovic/Dunlop/Motorex
3 956 Blake Wharton Pilot Point, TX, USA Suzuki RM-Z250 +13.008 Rockstar Energy Racing/Suzuki Yoshimura/One/Bel Ray/Losi/Dragon/DC/
4 57 Jake Canada Sun City, CA, USA Honda CRF250 +25.219 Motoconcepts Racing
5 35 Darryn Durham Butler, PA, USA Kawasaki KX250F +28.567 Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki Motors
6 30 Alex Martin Millville, MN, USA Honda CRF250 +37.610 K&N/FMF/Scott/Motion Pro/SDG/Galfer/Tag/ICW/Crankworks/Wiseco/Dubya/
7 78 Tommy Weeck Menifee, CA, USA Honda CRF 250 +41.120 Motoconcepts/FMF/JT Racing/We All Ride
8 49 Justin Bogle Cushing, OK, USA Honda CRF250 +41.629 GEICO/Honda/Alias/Amsoil/Factory Connection/Planet Fitness
9 60 Matthew Lemoine Collinsville, TX, USA Kawasaki KX250F +44.047 TiLube/J&M Racing/Rekluse/Red River Motorsports/FMF/Oneal/Shoei/Scott/
10 275 Jeffrey Gibson Blacklick, OH, USA Honda CRF450 +47.116 K&N/FMF/Scott/Motion Pro/SDG/Galfer/Tag/ICW/Crankworks/Wiseco/Dubya/
11 93 AJ Catanzaro Portland, CT, USA KTM 250 SX-F +50.203 Ohlins USA/Langston Motorsports KTM
12 68 Shane Sewell Westville, IN, USA KTM 250 SX-F 14 Laps Violation1.com/Shea Racing/SMS Racing/KTM/National Switchgear/Fly/Decal
13 37 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL, USA KTM 250 SX-F +1.681 JDR/JStar/KTM/Answer/FMF/Motorex/Bell/DC/Pro Taper/Hammerhead/Dunlop/
14 74 Tyler Bowers Danville, KY, USA Kawasaki KX250F +15.762 MonsterEnergy/ProCircuit/Kawasaki/TomMorganRacing/ENZO/GLContracting/
15 12 Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, CA, USA Kawasaki KX250F +24.212 Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki
16 166 Dakota Tedder urfside, CA, USA Kawasaki KX250F +32.722 Monster Energy Drink/Team Tedder/Malcolm MC/Kawasaki/Pro Circuit/Leatt/
17 55 Lance Vincent Youngsville, LA, USA KTM 250 SX-F 12 Laps Munn RacingAnkleSaversKTM/EBR Perf/Fox/Ricks Towing/DEP/PMP/Enjoy/
18 96 Kyle Peters Greensboro, NC, USA Yamaha YZ250F 11 Laps Star Valli Yamaha
19 714 Shawn Rife Mechanicsburg, OH, USA Honda CRF250 10 Laps UtterMotorsports/Fox/Cycra/Pit Posse/Magnummx.com/Renthal/Scott/Dunlop/
20 715 Phillip Nicoletti Cochecton, NY, USA Yamaha YZ450F 5 Laps none listed
AURORA, Ill. (March 19, 2012) – A strong outing to claim his sixth win of the season, combined with the misfortune of his remaining championship rival, has given Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto firm control of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. The defending Supercross Class champion carries a 54-point lead into the championship’s annual visit to Toronto’s Rogers Centre for the 12th race of the 2012 season this Saturday night.
Media day is Thursday, March 22 from Noon-2:00 p.m. inside the Media Center at Rogers Centre, featuring Canadian Standout Cole Thompson.
Justin Barcia's reign is broken! Black Wharton shatters Barcia's hopes for a perfect season in Indy. Darryn Durham finishes second, with the last podium position going to Barcia.
Barcia continues to hold onto his reigning points lead, followed by Durham and Wharton. Canada's own Cole Thompson is currently seated in 14th.
AURORA, Ill. (March 12, 2012) – After winning his first race of the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season in Oakland six weeks ago, Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX’s James Stewart returned to the top step of the podium last Saturday in Daytona, gaining nine points on Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Ryan Villopoto’s championship lead. This weekend, the schedule returns to the Midwest and the Circle City of Indianapolis, with the 11th race of the season from Lucas Oil Stadium.
Media day is Thursday, March 15 from Noon-2:00 p.m. at the Lucas Oil Plaza.