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AMA Supercross January 18, 2014 | Anaheim, CA Results

In 450 Supercross action, bLU cRU riders and Toyota/Yamaha/ JGR teammates Justin Brayton and Josh Grant both took holeshots in their heat races, with Brayton then beating three-time champion Ryan Villopoto in a straight fight to win his first Supercross heat this year. In the main event, Brayton started only mid-pack but raced 20 solid laps to finish fourth behind Chad Reed, James Stewart and Ken Roczen.

In the premier class, Brayton was fourth fastest in qualifying practice aboard his retro-themed yellow-and-black YZ450F. He then led every lap of his heat – despite temporarily losing the lead to Villopoto mid-race – to take the top qualifying position. The main event was one of the most exciting of the season, with Dungey leading early, then falling and handing the lead to Stewart, who ultimately gave way to Reed. Although Brayton got only a top-10 start – followed by teammate Grant, who is recovering from a shoulder injury – he quickly moved into sixth and kept his YZ450F in pursuit of the lead pack throughout the race. Brayton moved inside the top five when Dungey fell on lap seven and then into fourth when Villopoto fell on lap 15, ultimately finishing well ahead of both rivals. The next event in Oakland, Calf. will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 on Saturday night, Jan. 25 at 10:30 PM ET.

 450 Class Results
 1 Chad Reed   
 2 James Stewart   
 3 Ken Roczen   
 4 Justin Brayton - YAM   
 5 Ryan Villopoto   
 6 Ryan Dungey   
 7 Weston Peick   
 8 Josh Hill   
 9 Andrew Short   
 10 Jake Weimer   
 Standings
 1  Ken Roczen 60 
 2  Ryan Villopoto 59 
 3  Ryan Dungey 57 
 4  Chad Reed 57 
 5  Justin Brayton - YAM 55 
 6  James Stewart 44 
 7  Justin Barcia 42 
 8  Andrew Short 38 
 9  Will Hahn 30 
 10  Broc Tickle 26 
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Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha sensation Cooper Webb raced to a second-place finish aboard his new 2014 YZ250F in only his third AMA 250 Supercross West Region event at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. on Saturday night, Jan. 18. The 18-year-old bLU cRU rider grabbed the holeshot and then rode fast and smart for his first AMA Supercross podium behind Cole Seely as rival Jason Anderson was penalized two places for jumping while the red-cross flag was displayed.

Webb was just seventh quickest in 250 Supercross qualifying practice on the tricky “retro-style” track, but he sharpened quickly as the evening program got underway, finishing a strong third in his heat race. The rookie further impressed in the main event by grabbing the holeshot and then slotting into second behind Seely after the first turn, holding this position for over half the race until rival Anderson got past on lap nine of 15. And although Anderson finished ahead of Webb on the track, the Yamaha rider was later credited with second when Anderson’s penalty was assessed. Luckily for Webb, that ruling also bumped him up to third in 250 Supercross West points. “I got off to a really good start and just tried to ride the best I could,” Webb said. “I couldn’t be happier.” Yamaha Supercross team manager Jim Perry added, “I'm glad to see Cooper showing signs of improvement from week to week.”

 250 Class Results
 1 Cole Seely   
 2 Cooper Webb - YAM   
 3 Malcolm Stewart   
 4 Jason Anderson   
 5 Justin Hill   
 6 Shane Mcelrath   
 7 Dean Wilson   
 8 Zack Osborne   
 9 Michael Leib   
 10 Jessy Nelson   
 Standings
 1  Cole Seely 69 
 2  Jason Anderson 68 
 3  Cooper Webb - YAM 53 
 4  Zack Osborne 53 
 5  Dean Wilson 50 
 6  Malcolm Stewart 49 
 7  Justin Hill 44 
 8  Jessy Nelson 35 
 9  Dean Ferris 31 
 10  Shane Mcelrath 29 
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