Dean Wilson
Apr 12

SX: Seattle Storylines – Villopoto Looks To Wrap Up Fourth Title

Ryan Villopoto was second fastest in qualifying. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

was second fastest in qualifying. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Practice has wrapped up inside CenturyLink Field, home of the Super Bowl Champion Seahawks. Weather has been uncharacteristically stellar in the days leading up to the race and continues to be great today, making for one of the driest tracks in recent memory. As a result, the track is breaking down with deep ruts and a rocky surface. When combined with its technicality it has the makings for an unpredictable night of action.

Ryan Villopoto has a fourth consecutive title within reach entering his home race and needs just five points over and to clinch the championship in Seattle. However, Villopoto has just one 450SX Class win in four attempts at Seattle (he missed 2010 due to injury), which makes for the most intriguing storyline of the evening.

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Apr 5

SX: Anderson Powers To 250SX Win In Houston

Jason Anderson powers to a win in Houston, Texas. (Photo: Rockstar Energy KTM)

powers to a win in , Texas. (Photo: Rockstar Energy KTM)

Jason Anderson made a flawless return to action Saturday night, claiming his fourth Monster Energy win of 2014 as the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship resumed in Houston, Texas.

The Rockstar Energy KTM rider jumped out to an early lead, picked his way through lapped riders and held off a hard-charging to pick up the victory in front of 49,759 fans inside NRG Stadium.

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Apr 5

Setting The Stage: Houston Supercross Storylines

Ryan Villopoto qualified fastest in Houston. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com)

qualified fastest in . (Photo: Supercrossonline.com)

Practice has wrapped up inside Houston’s NRG Stadium and some great dirt combined with a fast-yet-technical layout has set the tone for what will be a dramatic night of competition. While Ryan Villopoto sits well in control of his own destiny atop the 450SX Class standings, any mistake could have major consequences as several of his rivals can attest. The 250SX West Region is also back in action as and prepare to resume their title fight.

FOX Sports 1 will air all the action from Houston live, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET with Ralph Sheheen, Jeff Emig, Jeremy McGrath and Jenny Taft. Here are the storylines to watch out for when the gate drops.

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Mar 14

SX: 450SX Class Power Rankings After Daytona

Ryan Villopoto scored his fourth career Daytona Supercross victory last weekend. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

scored his fourth career victory last weekend. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

We’ve almost been waiting for the ball to drop that resulted in the kind of dominant ride that has not only made Ryan Villopoto a back-to-back-to-back champion, but also the most dominant rider on the planet. In Daytona, RV was in top form. It was his best ride of the season and the most convincing performance of the year thus far. All this doesn’t bode well for the likes of and , who now face a deficit of over one race in the standings. Villopoto is starting to find that groove that separates him from everyone else and he remains the frontrunner in the Power Rankings this week.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.

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Mar 13

SX: The Holeshot – 22 Takeaways From Daytona

The Supercross field heading into the turn for round ten at Daytona. (Photo: Racer X / Simon Cudby)

The field making their way through the turn during round ten at . (Photo: Racer X / Simon Cudby)

Daytona is as brutal as they come and it’s for that very reason why the winners of the prestigious event are a who’s who of the sport. Last Saturday night, a pair of familiar faces with past success at the World Center of Racing stood atop the podium. With this big test now out of the way for the world’s best riders, the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season now hits the home stretch and, unfortunately for the 450SX Class field, time is not on their side as they look to track down .

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

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