Can Millsaps make it two in a row in Anaheim?

Can Millsaps make it two in a row in Anaheim?

In just the second race of his rookie season, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia, of Ochlocknee, Ga., won the first 450SX Class Main Event of his career, leading wire-to-wire in the 20-lap Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race at Phoenix’s Chase Field last Saturday night. Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps, of Cairo, Ga., won the opening race of the season at Angel Stadium and as the championship returns there this weekend, Millsaps hopes to defend his points lead. Reigning Western Regional 250SX Class Champion, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, of Cortez, Colo., won his second consecutive Western Regional 250SX Class Main Event in Phoenix and now has a six-point lead in the season point standings.

Media day at Anaheim will be held on Thursday, January 17, featuring Yohsimura Suzuki’s James Stewart, a two-time 450SX Class Champion and one of the sport’s most recognizable names. Stewart and other top Monster Energy Supercross riders will be available for interviews and will also ride the track for the media. CBS Sports will broadcast the 450SX Class on Sunday, January 20 at noon ET, followed by SPEED’s broadcast the 250SX Class at 1:00 p.m. ET. SupercrossLIVE!® will stream three hours of practice and qualifying on Saturday at www.SupercrossOnline.com from 5:00-8:00 p.m. ET.

A special ticket offer has been made to Angels Baseball fans in honor of Spiezio. For a limited time only, adults can save $12 and purchase tickets for just $23 by using the password SPIEZIO at www.Ticketmaster.com. Offer valid in the $35 price level only and expires on Friday, January 18, 2013.  The $23 ticket price is in honor of Spiezio’s jersey number during the 2002 World Series.

Barcia, the defending Monster Energy Cup Champion, finished seventh at the season opener and is currently second in the season point standings. A former two-time Eastern Regional 250SX Class Champion, Barcia proved that the often-difficult transition to the 450SX Class is something he was ready to take on.

“I can’t tell you how excited I am right now,” said Barcia, who became the 56th different winner in 450SX Class history. “I didn’t think this win would come so soon. I kept it smooth out there, but the track was super slick. It was a great night for me.”

Two-time defending 450SX Class Champion Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., finished a season-best second place aboard his Monster Energy Kawasaki, and Millsaps rounded out the podium with a third-place finish in Phoenix.

After making a pass on race leader Martin Davalos, who rides for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, on Lap 7 of the 250SX Main Event, Tomac cruised to his ninth-career win.

“I am totally stoked,” said Tomac. “I am now two-for-two this season, and to get a win here in Phoenix is huge because I have a lot of family and friends here. I haven’t had a lot of great races here in the past, so picking up the win is awesome.”

During the season-opening race at Anaheim two weeks ago, Millsaps used a last lap pass on Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard, of Shawnee, Okla., to win his first 450SX Class Main Event since San Diego in 2010.

“It was a great night for me,” said Millsaps. “This is my first win since 2010, and I was just trying to keep calm out there. It has been a long time since I have led a race, so it was hard to calm my nerves.”

Tomac bounced back from a sixth-place finish in his Heat Race to dominate the 250SX Class Main Event at the season opener in Anaheim.

“I had a tough Heat Race, and that was kind of a wake-up call for me,” said Tomac. “This is how I wanted to start the season. I did a few off-season races, like the Monster Energy Cup, and that kept me in shape.”

The first supercross race held in Anaheim was December 4, 1976, when Marty Smith won on a Honda. The second race at Angel Stadium will mark the 59th time the gates will drop for a race in Anaheim. James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael and Jeremy McGrath are tied on the all-time 450SX Class win list in Anaheim at eight. Ivan Tedesco holds the 250SX Class all-time win record in Anaheim at five. Angel Stadium is the only stop on the tour that will host multiple races this season.

Tickets and pit passes are available at the Angel Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, participating Yamaha Dealers, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000, or online at www.supercrossonline.com and www.ticketmaster.com.  Practice and qualifying begin at 12:30 p.m. and the main event starts at 7:00 p.m.Tickets for adults or children are: Club Seats $85, Gold Circle $60, Price Level 3 $45, Price Level 4 $35 and SuperValue Seats $20.  All seats are $5 more day of show. Pit Passes are available for purchase at the Angel Stadium Box Office or Ticketmaster.com for $10 or for FREE when they purchase at participating Yamaha Dealers or when they recycle a MONSTER Energy Can at the stadium’s Pit Entrance on race day from 12:30-6:00 p.m. Tickets are subject to convenience and handling charges and are $5 more on the day of the race.

450SX Class Results: Phoenix

  1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
  2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  3. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  4. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda
  5. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
  6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
  7. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
  8. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
  10. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha

450SX Class Points

  1. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki – 45
  2. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 39
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 38
  4. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda – 36
  5. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 33
  6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 31
  7. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 27
  8. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda – 27
  9. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki – 27
  10. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha – 21

Western Regional 250SX Class Results: Phoenix

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
  2. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM
  3. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki
  4. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda
  5. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda
  6. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda
  7. Ryan Sipes, Ekron, Ky., Suzuki
  8. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha
  9. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Honda
  10. Christian Craig, Wildomar, Calif., Honda

Western Regional 250SX Class Points

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 50
  2. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM – 44
  3. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 38
  4. Ryan Sipes, Ekron, Ky., Suzuki – 29
  5. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda – 29
  6. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 23
  7. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki – 22
  8. Max Anstie, England, Suzuki – 22
  9. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki – 21
  10. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Honda – 20

Past Winners in Anaheim

450SX Class
January 5, 2013                                     Davi Millsaps
February 4, 2012                                   Ryan Villopoto
January 7, 2012                                     Ryan Villopoto
February 5, 2011:                                  James Stewart
January 8, 2011:                                    Ryan Villopoto
February 13, 2010:                                 Ryan Villopoto
January 23, 2010:                                  Ryan Dungey
January 9, 2010:                                    James Stewart
February 7, 2009:                                  James Stewart
January 17, 2009:                                  James Stewart
January 3, 2009:                                    Josh Grant
February 2, 2008:                                  Chad Reed
January 19, 2008:                                  Chad Reed
January 5, 2008:                                    Chad Reed
February 3, 2007:                                  James Stewart
January 20, 2007:                                  James Stewart
January 6, 2007:                                    James Stewart
February 4, 2006:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 21, 2006:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 7, 2006:                                    James Stewart
February 5, 2005:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 22, 2005:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 8, 2005:                                    Kevin Windham
January 31, 2004:                                  Kevin Windham
January 17, 2004:                                  Chad Reed
January 3, 2004:                                    Chad Reed
February 1, 2003:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 18, 2003:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 4, 2003:                                    Chad Reed
February 2, 2002:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 19, 2002:                                  Mike LaRocco
January 5, 2002:                                    David Vuillemin
February 3, 2001:                                  Ricky Carmichael
January 20, 2001:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 6, 2001:                                    Jeremy McGrath
January 15, 2000:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 8, 2000:                                    Jeremy McGrath
February 6, 1999:                                  Ezra Lusk
January 9, 1999:                                    Ezra Lusk
January 27, 1996:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 28, 1995:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 29, 1994:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 23, 1993:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 25, 1992:                                  Damon Bradshaw
January 26, 1991:                                  Jeff Stanton
January 27, 1990:                                  Damon Bradshaw
January 28, 1989:                                  Rick Johnson
January 31, 1987:                                  Jeff Ward
January 18, 1986:                                  David Bailey
February 2, 1985:                                  Broc Glover
January 28, 1984:                                  Johnny O’Mara
January 29, 1983:                                  David Bailey
January 30, 1982:                                  Donnie Hansen
January 31, 1981:                                  Kent Howerton
November 17, 1979                               Kent Howerton
November 11, 1978:                              Gaylon Mosier
November 12, 1977:                              Bob Hannah
December 4, 1976:                                Marty Smith

250SX Class
January 5, 2013                                     Eli Tomac
February 4, 2012:                                  Eli Tomac
January 7, 2012:                                    Cole Seely
February 5, 2011:                                  Joshua Hansen
January 8, 2011:                                    Joshua Hansen
February 13, 2010:                                 Trey Canard
January 23, 2010:                                  Jake Weimer
January 9, 2010:                                    Jake Weimer
February 7, 2009:                                  Jake Weimer
January 17, 2009:                                  Ryan Dungey
January 3, 2009:                                    Jake Weimer
February 2, 2008:                                  Jason Lawrence
January 19, 2008:                                  Ryan Dungey
January 5, 2008:                                    Ryan Dungey
February 3, 2007:                                  Ryan Villopoto
January 20, 2007:                                  Ryan Villopoto
January 6, 2007:                                    Ryan Villopoto
February 4, 2006:                                  Grant Langston
January 21, 2006:                                  Grant Langston
January 7, 2006:                                    Andrew Short
February 5, 2005:                                  Ivan Tedesco
January 22, 2005:                                  Ivan Tedesco
January 8, 2005:                                    Nathan Ramsey
January 31, 2004:                                  Ivan Tedesco
January 17, 2004:                                  Ivan Tedesco
January 3, 2004:                                    Ivan Tedesco
February 1, 2003:                                  James Stewart
January 18, 2003:                                  James Stewart
January 4, 2003:                                    Travis Preston
February 2, 2002:                                  Brock Sellards
January 19, 2002:                                  David Pingree
January 5, 2002:                                    Travis Preston
February 3, 2001:                                  Ernesto Fonseca
January 20, 2001:                                  Ernesto Fonseca
January 6, 2001:                                    Ernesto Fonseca
January 15, 2000:                                  Tallon Vohland
January 8, 2000:                                    David Pingree
February 6, 1999:                                  Nathan Ramsey
January 9, 1999:                                    Casey Johnson
January 27, 1996:                                  Kevin Windham
January 28, 1995:                                  Damon Huffman
January 29, 1994:                                  Damon Huffman
January 9, 1993:                                    Damon Huffman
January 25, 1992:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 26, 1991:                                  Jeremy McGrath
January 27, 1990:                                  Michael Craig
January 28, 1989:                                  Jeff Matiasevich
January 31, 1987:                                  Jeff Matiasevich
January 18, 1986:                                  Tyson Vohland
February 2, 1985:                                  Mike Healy

X

Next up in Monster Energy Supercross

Anaheim 2 3D Track Map