Ken Roczen
Mar 7

SX: The Holeshot – 22 Takeaways From Indy

Ryan Dungey picked up his first win of 2014 in Indianapolis. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

picked up his first win of 2014 in . (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

Who would have thought that the track conditions inside a domed stadium would be more difficult than one outside? Well, so far in three visits to domed stadiums the riders of Monster Energy have had to compete on arguably the three most difficult tracks of the season. Last weekend in Indy proved to the one of the toughest tests of many riders’ career and fittingly enough, the race produced wild moments and a shakeup in the championship.

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

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Mar 1

SX: Dungey Wins Attrition-Filled Race In Indy

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

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

Round nine of the Monster Energy Championship in , 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 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 .

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Feb 28

SX: The Holeshot – 22 Takeaways From Atlanta

450SX riders compete in the Georgia Dome. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

450SX riders compete in the Georgia Dome. (Photo: Frank Hoppen)

has always been known to produce memorable races as the red Georgia clay and the packed house inside the Georgia Dome bring the best out of riders. Last weekend, it lived up to expectation with another dramatic night of competition that ultimately tightened up the championship battle in the premier class and produced the third first-time winner in as many weeks in the 250SX Class.

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

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Feb 22

SX: Roczen Takes Win Over Villopoto In Atlanta

Ken Roczen (left) and Ryan Villopoto (right) celebrate after the 450SX main event. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

(left) and (right) celebrate after the 450SX main event. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen picked up his second Monster Energy win of the season Saturday night in front of 69,785 fans at the Georgia Dome in , Ga.

After trailing Ryan Villopoto for much of the 20-lap feature, Roczen capitalized on Villopoto’s mistake with six laps to go to capture the lead and eventual race win.

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Feb 22

SX: Atlanta Practice Report – Stewart, Cianciarulo Fastest

James Stewart looks to win his third consecutive race. (Photo: Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool)

looks to win his third consecutive race. (Photo: Garth Milan/Red Bull Content Pool)

Fresh off back-to-back Monster Energy victories, Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart enters Saturday night’s race at The Georgia Dome as the fastest qualifier in the 450SX Class.

Stewart topped both timed qualifying practices, with his fastest lap of 52.436 coming midway through the second and final session. He was more than two-tenths of a second quicker than JGRMX’s and fellow Suzuki rider Broc Tickle.

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