Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto was the big winner in the opening race of the Monster Energy Supercross event. Cole Seely was the victorious racer in the Western Regional Supercross Lites Class.
The winner of the recent Anaheim opening race for the Monster Energy, AMA Supercross was none other than Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, a FIM World Champion. He did this in front of the sold out crowd of over forty five thousand spectators at the beautiful Angel Stadium. Another racer, Cole Seely from California dominated the starting race in the Western Regional Supercross Lites Class.
In the Supercross class main event, Villopoto, the defending champion, dominated the opening of the race. In the second and third places respectively were Ivan Tedesco of Huntington/Bel-Ray Racing and Chad Reed of Two Two motorsports/Bel Ray/Honda. KTM’s Ryan Dungey overtook Tedesco in the second lap of the race and James Stewart of Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX was able to get the fourth slot.
Dungey, while placed third, crashed his bike to give way for Stewart. However, when reaching the 11th lap, Dungey was able to regain his slot against Stewart. Stewart on the other hand got back on the 14th lap against Dungey until he crashed on lap 15.
According to Reed, he was very impressed with the way Villopoto handled the race and was happy that he was able to garner the second best finish. Villopoto stressed that he did not make any big mistakes, which was why he was able to get the victory lap.
Meanwhile in the Western Regional Supercross Lites class, Cole Seely was able to gain the lead on the second lap and never looked back. He was able to cruise to his third career victory and the Class Point Leader position. While in the last lap, Eli Tomac of GEICO Honda crashed his bike, but was able race again after giving away numerous spots.
Seely was very excited about his win and said that, it was the best way to begin the season there. He was mighty proud to have won the race in the presence of his loved ones and friends. He said that, consistency was the lesson he learned in the past and that is what he is going to apply to all of his races.