Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports‰Ûª Chad Reed became the third different rider in as many races to win a Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race this season inside Angel Stadium in front of 40,682 fans.
Red Bull KTM‰Ûªs Ryan Dungey set the pace early by winning the Nuclear Cowboyzå¨ Holeshot Award to start the 450SX Class Main Event. Team Mafia Moto Crew Kawasaki‰Ûªs Nick Wey trailed Dungey through turn one in second place.
On the opening lap, three-time defending Monster Energy Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto put his Monster Energy Kawasaki into third place while Red Bull KTM‰Ûªs Ken Roczen pulled onto Villopoto‰Ûªs back wheel in fourth. Roczen then passed Villopoto to take over third place.
While leading on Lap 6, Dungey crashed and dropped to fifth place, giving the lead to Yoshimura Suzuki‰Ûªs James Stewart. Villopoto bounced back to pass Roczen for the number-two position and set his sights on Stewart. On Lap 14, Villopoto attempted to pass Stewart and crashed, losing several positions.
The crash by Villopoto allowed Roczen to move into second place and Reed to third place. The next lap, Reed passed Roczen for second and two laps later, he passed Stewart for the lead and eventual win. Stewart finished second and Roczen finished third.
‰ÛÏI had 41 of these [wins] before tonight, and they came a hell of a lot easier than this one,‰Û