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2014 AMA SuperCross, an FIM World Championship

Round 13: Edward Jones Dome - St. Louis, MO

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St. Louis
U.S.A.
March 29, 2014
 
 

Barcia Posts Back-to-Back Podium Finishes

Torrance, CA: Round 13 of the AMA Supercross series took place at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, MO, over the weekend, and the Honda Red Riders showed up ready to vie for the top spots aboard their Honda CRF450R and CRF250R race machines. Team Honda Muscle Milk’s Justin Barcia scored his third podium of the season with a third, while teammate Trey Canard returned to the gate with a hard-charging performance to finish fifth in the Supercross class. It was another strong showing by Muscle Milk-supported GEICO Honda rider Justin Bogle, who yielded a solid second-place finish in the 250 class.

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Justin Barcia
(From right)Justin BarciaZach Osborne
(From right)Justin Barcia

450 Class

After finishing second in his heat race, Barcia got away to a good start on his CRF450R in the main and was among the lead group early on. He secured third on the third lap where he remained until the race’s end. Barcia’s finish marked his third podium of the season, including one second and two thirds, and after 14 rounds he is sixth in the championship.

 “I rode good tonight but I am definitely not 100 percent satisfied. I really want that win,” stated Barcia. “I’ve won before and I know what that feeling is like and I’m not feeling it right now. It feels good to hit the podium though; I just have to keep charging forward for that top spot. James [Stewart] and Ryan [Villopoto] rode a great race. It was a tough track tonight and there were some areas that I struggled.”

With five rounds remaining in the series, teammate Canard returned to racing aboard his factory Honda–prepared CRF450R, and put together an impressive performance. Canard won his spot directly into the main event with a solid fourth in his heat race. In the main, he launched off the line to a top-10 start and began pounding out a series of successful passes, ultimately finishing a solid fifth. 

 “I am so happy to be back. I was definitely a ball of nerves today but I was excited to back out their racing with these guys. I had a lot of fun and am leaving here safe, which is most important,” says Canard.

Also returning to racing action after taking a few weekends off to recover from a shoulder injury was Muscle Milk-sponsored GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac. He transferred into the main event via a second in his semi-qualifying race, and turned in a respectable sixth-place finish in the 450 main.

“I wanted more, to be honest, but we’ll keep working at it,” stated Tomac. “All those guys who finished in front of me are going so fast and have been racing all year, so I guess in that sense I’m pleased. I had some good laps and we’re healthy, so that is definitely a positive.”

Teammate Wil Hahn was unable to line up on the gate after a being involved in a crash in his heat race.

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Trey Canard
(From left)Justin BogleJustin Barcia
(From left)Justin Bogle

250 Class

Bogle propelled his CRF250R off the line to a good start, rounding the first turn in fourth. He quickly made his way into second on lap three where he spent the remainder of the race applying pressure to the leader. Bogle was unable to get by for the win, but his runner-up result elevated him into second in the 250SX championship with two rounds to go in the series.

"I’m right where I need to be with my riding. A few races ago we were 25 points back and now we’re only eight with two races left, so it’s going to be a battle until the end,” explained Bogle. “I think if I had even one more lap it could have ended different, but I just ran out of time. There weren’t many places to pass and it was even more difficult with the lappers. I am happy with the points we’ve gained tonight and now I am just going to get ready for New York.” 

Teammate Matt Bisceglia put together one of his best performances of the season with a seventh-place finish. “I was really expecting to be on the podium tonight,” stated Bisceglia. “It was just one of those days. I was riding well and for once had a good heat race and didn’t have to go to the LCQ. I got a decent start in the main event and had settled in behind the leaders before having to avoid some downed riders on lap four, which caused me to tweak my knee. Luckily, I have a couple weeks to recover but it took everything I had to finish.”

The Focus: Hats-Off Helmet Removal Device

Beginning in 2007, all racers participating in an AMA Supercross or Motocross event were required to start wearing a Hats-Off helmet removal device. The device helps qualified rescuers properly remove a rider’s helmet at the scene of a crash without causing further damage.

The device consists of a small, tightly folded plastic bladder that sits inside the top of a helmet. A tube then feeds under the padding and fastens to the bottom of the inside of the helmet rim. The end of the tube is fitted with a quick release screw fitting which, when removed, allows a rescuer to attach an inflation source—such as the inflator bulb found on a common blood pressure testing kit. In the event of an accident where the helmet must be removed, the rescuer simply inflates the bladder and the helmet smoothly glides off the head.

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Hats-Off Helmet Removal Device

2014 AMA SuperCross, an FIM World Championship
Round 13: Edward Jones Dome - St. Louis, MO

450 Supercross Class Overall Results
Rank Rider (Team)
1James Stewart
2Ryan Villopoto
3Justin Barcia (Honda)
4Ken Roczen
5Trey Canard (Honda)
6Eli Tomac (Honda)
7Joshua Hill
8Andrew Short
9Ryan Dungey
10Justin Brayton
450 Supercross Class Championship Points (after 13 of 17 rounds)
Rank Rider (Team) Point
1Ryan Villopoto268
2Ryan Dungey233
3James Stewart232
4Ken Roczen215
5Justin Brayton196
6Justin Barcia176
7Andrew Short166
8Broc Tickle126
9William Hahn122
10Chad Reed111
250 Supercross East Class Overall Results
Rank Rider (Team)
1Martin Davalos
2Justin Bogle (Honda)
3Blake Baggett
4Kyle Cunningham (Honda)
5A J Catanzaro (Honda)
6Cole Thompson
7Matthew Bisceglia (Honda)
8James Decotis (Honda)
9Alex Martin
10Gannon Audette
250 Supercross East Class Championship Points (after 7 of 9 rounds)
Rank Rider (Team) Point
1Martin Davalos149
2Justin Bogle141
3Adam Cianciarulo120
4Blake Baggett120
5Vince Friese100
6Kyle Cunningham94
7Cole Thompson89
8James Decotis78
9Matthew Lemoine74
10Alex Martin72

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