Before a sold-out crowd of 45,050 at Angel Stadium, Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki‰Ûªs Davi Millsaps, won the opening race of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship.
Millsaps picked up the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award with Honda/Muscle Milk‰Ûªs 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‰Ûªs 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.
‰ÛÏIt was a great night for me,‰Û