AMA congratulates AMA Supercross champions, thanks partners for 2013 season
May 05, 2013
The AMA congratulates the three riders who claimed AMA No. 1 plates by the time the dust settled on the 2013 AMA Supercross season: Ryan Villopoto, 450SX champion; Wil Hahn, 250SX East champion; and Ken Roczen, 250SX West champion.
"Once again, AMA Supercross delivered some of the best motorsports racing on the planet, with a 2013 season for the record books," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "I'm confident I speak for all motorcyclists when I congratulate three of our most talented AMA members -- Ryan Villopoto, Wil Hahn and Ken Roczen -- on a job well done. Standing triumphantly at the end of one of the world's most-demanding, competitive and highest-profile racing series is no small task. What they have accomplished is truly historic."
Dingman added that AMA Supercross would not be what it is without the cooperation of some of the AMA's most dedicated partners.
"Feld Motor Sports has been an excellent promoting partner as AMA Supercross has grown over the years," Dingman said. "I would like to congratulate them on another stellar season. In addition, the participation of the Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme continues to bolster our championship on the world stage, and I would like to thank the FIM for their contributions, as well."
Another group important to success of AMA Supercross is the Asterisk Mobile Medical Center, which provided a range of emergency medical care for riders throughout the 2013 season.
Villopoto, from Seattle, Wash., locked up his third straight AMA Supercross premier class title in the series' penultimate round, clinching in Salt Lake City. In so doing, Villopoto joined Ricky Carmichael and AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Jeremy McGrath and Bob Hannah as the only riders with three consecutive championships. For the 2013 season, Villopoto claimed 10 main event wins in the 17-race series, including the Las Vegas finale. Villopoto races for Monster Energy Kawasaki.
Hahn, from Decatur, Texas, won the 250SX East Championship. Hahn finished third in Las Vegas, behind Tyler Bowers and Marvin Musquin. The finish gave Hahn the points he needed to top Musquin by three championship points, 198 to 195. For the season, Hahn had two wins and four runner-up finishes in the nine-round regional championship. Hahn races for the GEICO Honda team.
Roczen, from Murrieta, Calif., won the 250SX West Championship. Roczen finished second in Las Vegas, behind his championship rival Eli Tomac. The runner-up finish saw Roczen end the season with 185 points to Tomac's 183. Roczen had three wins over the course of the nine-round regional championship. Roczen races for Red Bull KTM.
The 2014 AMA Supercross season kicks off in Anaheim, Calif., next Jan. 4. The complete 2014 series schedule is below. For updates, see the AMA's official series website www.amasupercross.com and the official AMA series Facebook page www.facebook.com/AMASupercrossChampionship.
|Date ||Venue ||City |
|January 4 ||Angel Stadium ||Anaheim, Calif. |
|January 11 ||Chase Field ||Phoenix |
|January 18 ||Angel Stadium ||Anaheim, Calif. |
|January 25 ||O.Co Coliseum ||Oakland, Calif. |
|February 1 ||Angel Stadium ||Anaheim, Calif. |
|February 8 ||Qualcomm Stadium ||San Diego |
|February 15 ||Cowboys Stadium ||Arlington, Texas |
|February 22 ||Georgia Dome ||Atlanta |
|March 1 ||Lucas Oil Stadium ||Indianapolis |
|March 8 ||Daytona International Speedway ||Daytona Beach, Fla. |
|March 15 ||Ford Field ||Detroit |
|March 22 ||Rogers Centre ||Toronto |
|March 29 ||Edward Jones Dome ||St. Louis |
|April 5 ||Reliant Stadium ||Houston |
|April 12 ||CenturyLink Field ||Seattle |
|April 26 ||MetLife Stadium ||East Rutherford, N.J. |
|May 3 ||Sam Boyd Stadium ||Las Vegas |