Villopoto did not need the quad to run away and hide for his fifth win of 2014. Photo by: Hoppenworld

The 2014 Seattle Supercross and round number fifteen of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross series is officially in the history books. With Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto and Rockstar/KTM’s Jason Anderson carrying their Championship leads into Seattle, all eyes were on the #1 and #17 to see if they could move closer to securing their respective 2014 Championships.

In the 450SX Class main event, Villopoto got out front early and used consistent laps on the very technical Seattle ruts to outlast Yoshimura/Suzuki’s James Stewart. Once the #7 got around Red Bull/KTM’s Ryan Dungey, he tried to close the gap on Villopoto by launching a huge quad in the rhythm section, but a myriad of small mistakes by the former two-time 450SX Champion added up to win number five of 2014 for Villopoto. Villopoto was joined on the podium by Stewart in second and Dungey in third, and he heads into round sixteen with a forty-eight point lead over Stewart.

450SX Podium - Ryan Villopoto (center) James Stewart (left) Ryan Dungey (right) Photo by: Hoppenworld

450SX Podium – Ryan Villopoto (center) James Stewart (left) Ryan Dungey (right) Photo by: Hoppenworld

In the 250SX class, it was Troy Lee Designs/Honda’s Cole Seely passing Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson on lap one for the lead and never looking back. While Seely rode his own race up front, there was mass chaos involving Wilson, Anderson and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Justin Hill going on in his rearview-mirror. First Deano crashed. Then it was a battle between Hill and Anderson that saw some back-and-forth action and even Anderson going down and off the track at one point. In the end, Seely was joined on the podium by Anderson in second and Hill in third. Anderson now carries an eight-point advantage over Seely into the 250SX Western Regional finale in Las Vegas.

In the lap time battle, it was the top-three 450SX riders, Villopoto (54.359), Stewart (54.750) and Dungey (54.932) with the only laps under the 55-second mark. The big difference on the night was Villopoto’s start and his ability to stay under the 56-second mark for the first thirteen laps straight. While James was trying quads and other options, RV just clicked off consistent laps until he no longer felt any pressure from the Suzuki.

In the 250SX class, it was Anderson (55.950) clocking the only 250SX lap under the 56-second mark. Just like in the 450SX class, Seely’s early-race track position was the difference maker. Seattle’s dirt was hard to make up time on, and when riders tried, mistakes often got the best of them. Seely’s fast lap (56.496) was a half-second off of Anderson’s, but at the end of the main, his average lap-time (57.672) was slightly better than Anderson’s (57.741).

Anderson had the raw speed, but Seely got the win. Photo by: Hoppenworld

Anderson had the raw speed, but Seely got the win. Photo by: Hoppenworld

You can check out the top ten 250 and 450 times from the Seattle 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.   Ryan Villopoto – 54.349
2.   James Stewart – 54.750
3.   Ryan Dungey – 54.932
4.   Eli Tomac – 55.456
5.   Ken Roczen – 55.596
6.   Justin Barcia – 56.073
7.   Andrew Short – 56.205
8.   Trey Canard – 56.211
9.   Mike Alessi – 56.910
10. Weston Peick – 57.183
1.   Jason Anderson – 55.950
2.   Cole Seely – 56.496
3.   Dean Wilson – 56.551
4.   Justin Hill – 56.567
5.   Cooper Webb – 57.179
6.   Jessy Nelson – 57.816
7.   Zach Osborne – 58.018
8.   Michael Leib – 59.003
9.   Malcolm Stewart – 59.092
10. Jake Canada – 59.194

 

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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