Sweep 2: Oakley Motocross Stars Dominate Epic Battle at Supercross-Dodger Stadium


Supercross Stop 3 was two words: Absolutely epic.

The first visit the sport has ever made to historic Dodger Stadium saw Oakley Stars Ryan Villopoto, James “Bubba” Stewart and Ryan Dungey engage in one of the most exciting battles in the sport’s history, eventually sweeping the podium and setting the stage for what’s sure to be an insane season.

Dungey and Villopoto established their top form in the qualifiers, grabbing their respective heat races, while Bubba overshot the first turn after grabbing the holeshot in Heat 2. But he masterfully charged from the middle of the pack to a fourth place finish to set the tone for what would be an amazing Main Event.

When the gates finally dropped for the 450 final, Brett Metcalfe jumped out front, leading the first lap – trailed by Dungey. A crash set Metcalfe to midpack, and at the end of lap two, it was Dungey, Stewart, Kevin Windham, Justin Brayton and Trey Canard at the front of the pack. But it was Villopoto charging from behind that dazzled everyone – smashing forward from ninth at the end of lap one, sixth, on lap two, and fifth on lap three.

The first big move of the race came on lap three, as Stewart powered past Dungey for the lead. But the intense action of the evening was just beginning. Dungey kept things close and Bubba’s form wasn’t quite as characteristically smooth as usual. In fact, by lap six, when Villopoto joined the group, the three were locked in a close fight.

Villopoto edged past Dungey on lap nine, and was right on Stewart’s tail on lap 11. Then the crowd gasped. Spectators “ooo’ed” in awe as Bubba washed out the front end in a bowl turn.

Villopoto capitalized. Canard came up and swapped spots with Dungey for a couple laps, but finally slipped to fourth after Bubba blazed by him in lap 13…with Dungey mashing past him on lap 16. It all capped off what was truly a badarse spectacle of motocross action.

250 Class Oakley Victory
The Supercross Lites Class also saw Oakley emerge victorious, with Cole Seely grabbing the holeshot and never looking back to a dominating win. His closest challenge came from A1 and Phoenix Lites Victor Josh Hansen, who stalled his bike and dropped to the back of the field.

A huge congrats to all of our Oakley Riders who smashed through Los Angeles!

Full Results

Supercross Lites Main Event
11. Cole Seely (Honda)
12. Eli Tomac (Honda)
13. Ryan Morais (Suzuki)
14. Broc Tickle (Kawasaki)
15. Josh Hansen (Kawasaki)
16. Ken Roczen (KTM)
17. Ryan Marmont (KTM)
18. James DeCotis (Honda)
19. Nick Paluzzi (Yamaha)
20. Kyle Cunningham (Yamaha)
21. Martin Davalos (Suzuki)
22. Travis Baker (Honda)
23. Antonio Balbi (Kawasaki)
24. Tyla Rattray (Kawasaki)
25. Daniel Blair (Kawasaki)
26. Travis Bright (Honda)
27. Jake Canada (Kawasaki)
28. Casey Hinson (KTM)
29. Scott Champion (Kawasaki)
30. Cody Gilmore (Kawasaki)

Supercross Main Event
1. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki)
2. James Stewart (Yamaha)
3. Ryan Dungey (Suzuki)
4. Trey Canard (Honda)
5. Justin Brayton (Yamaha)
6. Kevin Windham (Honda)
7. Chad Reed (Honda)
8. Brett Metcalfe (Suzuki)
9. Andrew Short (KTM)
10. Kyle Chisholm (Yamaha)
11. Nick Wey (Yamaha)
12. Austin Stroupe (Yamaha)
13. Davi Millsaps (Yamaha)
14. Chris Blose (Kawasaki)
15. Tye Simmonds (KTM)
16. Kyle Regal (Yamaha)
17. Mike Alessi (KTM)
18. Jason Thomas (Suzuki)
19. Ivan Tedesco (Kawasaki)
20. Tommy Hahn (Yamaha)

Supercross Lites West Point Standings
1. Josh Hansen 66
2. Broc Tickle 62
3. Cole Seely 59
4. Ryan Morais 55
5. Eli Tomac 49
6. Tyla Rattray 42
7. Martin Davalos 40
8. Travis Baker 35
9. Ken Roczen 32
10. Nick Paluzzi 30

Supercross Point Standings
1. Ryan Villopoto 72
2. James Stewart 67
3. Ryan Dungey 58
4. Trey Canard 56
5. Chad Reed 48
6. Brett Metcalfe 39
7. Andrew Short 37
8. Justin Brayton 36
9. Kyle Chisholm 33
10. Kevin Windham 32