It was James Stewart’s night in Toronto. Photo by: Hoppenworld

The 2014 Toronto Supercross and round number twelve of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross series was a night filled with best-evers, first-evers, gritty rides, record-breaking performances and heartbreaking finishes. The early story of the night was Monster/Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto riding through a gnarly case of food poisoning and Monster/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo trying to ride through a separated shoulder. In the end, Villopoto was able to salvage championship points with a 6th, but Cianciarulo lost his points lead with a painful DNF in the 250SX main event.

In the 450SX Class main event, it was Yoshimura/Suzuki’s James Stewart owning what was the toughest track of the year. The #7 rounded the first turn in 15th and used quads, triple-triples, blazing whoop speed and untouchable momentum through the corners to catch and pass the entire 450SX field. In the end, James was joined on the podium by Muscle Milk/Honda’s Justin Barcia and Red Bull/KTM’s Ryan Dungey, but the 2014 Toronto SX will be forever remembered as one of Stewart’s best-ever performances. With James’ 4th win of 2014, he moved into sole possession of second on the all time 450SX win list with his 49th main event win.

Barcia fought hard, but did not have the rhythm on the technical track that James had.  Photo by: Hoppenworld
Barcia fought hard, but did not have the rhythm on the technical track that James had. Photo by: Hoppenworld

In the 250SX main event, GEICO/Honda’s Justin Bogle nailed the holeshot and rode away for his first-ever professional win. He was paced early by Monster/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos, but Martin’s inconsistent main event—that once again included a crash—was only good enough for 2nd. The last man on the podium was JAB Motorsports’ Matt Lemoine. Matt’s performance was one of the many first-evers in Toronto and will no doubt take the #78’s confidence to a new level.

In the lap time battle, it was the top-two 450SX riders, Stewart (50.913) and Barcia (50.946), with the only laps under the 51-second mark, but only Stewart could do it with any sort of consistency. Toronto had some of the best dirt of the year, but it was its technicality that separated the field. While Stewart and Barcia’s fastest laps were just a few 100ths of a second apart, their average lap-time was nearly a half second off each other. Stewart averaged an amazing 52.314 seconds a lap while Barcia’s average was 52.758. It doesn’t look like a lot, but over twenty laps, that’s a solid nine-second gap for Stewart.

Bogle celebrated his first-ever win with a little ghost ride after the finish.  Photo by: Hoppenworld
Bogle celebrated his first-ever win with a little ghost ride after the finish. Photo by: Hoppenworld

In the 250SX class, it was Bogle clocking the fastest lap for the first time in 2014. While his 51.913 was just a tick faster than Blake Baggett‘s 52.166 and Davalos’ 52.201, his start and consistency was enough to net him a three-second win at the flag.

You can check out the top ten 250 and 450 times from the Toronto SX below. Scroll down to see how the main events broke down lap-for-lap in the gnarly conditions with MotoXAddicts’ lap-time comparison charts. Also, see how the top 3 250SX riders matched up against the top 3 450SX finishers lap-for-lap.

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Top 10 450 Times Top 10 250 Times
1.   James Stewart – 50.913
2.   Justin Barcia – 50.946
3.   Ken Roczen – 51.178
4.   Ryan Dungey – 51.306
5.   Justin Brayton – 51.341
6.   Dean Wilson – 51.872
7.   Weston Peick – 52.261
8.   Josh Hill – 52.444
9.   Ryan Villopoto – 52.474
10. Andrew Short – 52.483
1.   Justin Bogle – 51.913
2.   Blake Baggett – 52.166
3.   Martin Davalos – 52.201
4.   Jeremy Martin – 52.945
5.   Matt Lemoine – 53.039
6.   Cole Thompson – 53.229
7.   Kyle Cunningham – 53.357
8.   Adam Cianciarulo – 53.504
9.   Alex Martin – 53.718
10. Vince Friese – 53.805


Each graph charts the lap times of the top five finishers in each main event. You can run your cursor over the lines to see which rider the line signifies and that rider’s time for each lap. Click on a rider’s name on the right to remove them from the chart so you can run riders’ times against each other heads up. Also, riders are colored to match their bike brand.

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Dan Lamb is a 12+ year journalist and the owner of MotoXAddicts.