Supercross Opener to Millsaps

David Millsaps

Millsaps picked up his fourth career win. (Photo: DocWeedon Photography)

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Davi Millsaps won the 2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season opener on Saturday night at Angel Stadium for his first win since 2010.

The main event started with Millsaps picking up the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award with Honda/Muscle Milk’s Trey Canard and his teammate Justin Barcia following in second and third, respectively. Two-time defending 450SX Class Champion Ryan Villopoto started in 12th place.

On Lap 8, while working his way through the field, Villopoto crashed and dropped several positions before re-entering the race. Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey held down the fourth position and began making up time on Barcia, but on lap 15, he crashed in a turn. After waiting patiently for 16 laps, Canard made his move around Millsaps for the lead, and on the same lap, Barcia suffered a crash. Millsaps made a last-ditch effort on Canard, zipping through the whoops around Canard for the win. Canard finished second and Dungey finished third.

“It was a great night for me," Millsaps said. “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.”

GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac opened the Western Regional 250SX Class Main Event with a dominant win besting he field with a 6.44 second margin of victory.

Lucas Oil/Troy Less Designs Honda’s Cole Seely opened the 250SX Class Main Event with the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot. Following Turn 1, he was one of several riders, including Heat Race winner Martin Davalos, of the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, that were involved in a crash. Tomac, the defending 250SX Class Champion, assumed the lead as Malcolm Stewart moved into second followed by Ken Roczen in third.

On lap 1, Roczen, who rides for the Red Bull KTM team, passed Stewart for second place. After winning the holeshot, Seely dropped to fourth place, but passed Stewart on lap 6 to secure third place. Tomac’s win marked the eighth of his career. Roczen finished second and Seely finished third.

"I had a tough Heat Race, and that was kind of a wake-up call for me,” Tomac said. “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 Supercross opener was held in front of a sold-out crowd of 45,050.

Monster Energy Supercross will take place next Saturday night at Phoenix’s Chase Field.

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