Monster Energy Kawasaki‰Ûªs Ryan Villopoto won his second Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race in front of 47,339 fans at O.co Coliseum.
Factory Metal Works/Honda‰Ûªs Vince Friese led the field of 450SX Class riders through turn one to win the Nuclear Cowboyzå¨ Holeshot Award with Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX‰Ûªs Justin Brayton on his back wheel. On the opening lap, Villopoto and Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwoMotorsports‰Ûª Chad Reed took over the number one and two positions respectively.
Yoshimura Suzuki‰Ûªs James Stewart started a charge on Lap 4 to take over fourth place, and on Lap 7, he secured third place passing Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey. Stewart made one last pass on Reed for second place, where he would finish just 4.2 seconds behind Villopoto.
Australia's Reed finished on the third step of the podium, giving the veteran racer three podium finishes in the opening four rounds of the season.
‰ÛÏIt feels good to be up here tonight,‰Û