Matt Wellumson Brings you the 2014 Houston Supercross

houston stadium

Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas is one of the most beautiful stadiums the Monster Energy SX Series visits.

opening ceremonies

As with every round of the series the opening ceremonies in Houston was awesome. If you look close you can see how perfect the dirt was for the final Texas round.

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Ryan Villopoto and his posse took their time during the track walk and looked at every possible line.

wilson

Fresh off his stint with Chad Reed’s TwoTwo Motorsports Team, Dean Wilson was looking very confident as he arrived in Houston.

stewart

And speaking of confident. No one was feeling better about their riding then James Stewart.

250 start

Since the West Lites class hadn’t raced since early February, all the 250 riders were eager to renew their fierce battles from two months ago.

anderson

Few riders have shown the improvement in 2014 that Jason Anderson has. With just two rounds to go he has a commanding lead in the points standings over Cole Seely.

wilson anderson

For the final five laps of the Lites main event Dean Wilson and Jason Anderson were this close. Wilson tried everything but came up a little short.

ktm kid

Another very happy KTM50 rider on the Houston podium.

start

The best supercross riders in the world wait patiently for the Houston main event to begin.

450 start

A few moments later all that patience has vanished.

dual

The technical Houston track took its toll on more than one of the top riders. However, at times it provided some really close battles.

hill

Josh Hill’s night started off very well in Houston as he took a heat race win. His bad luck resurfaced in the early laps of the main event as he crashed and had to come from behind. He eventually finished 12th.

thompson

Cole Thompson was a late entry to the 450 class in Houston. He looked great in practice but unfortunately a first turn crash in his semi resulted in a injured knee and he was done for the night.

js7

After battling illness all day in Houston, James Stewart gutted out a 5th place finish in the main event. Thanks to that performance he moved past Ryan Dungey for second overall in the points standings.

canard

After so many injuries in the past few seasons, Trey Canard has to be happy every time he crosses the finish line. His strong 4th place finish also had to put a smile on his face.

rv finish

After having to ride the semi just to make the main event. Ryan Villopoto pulled out all the stops in the final and lead from wire to wire to take his 4th win of the 2014 season.

roczen

By the look on his face it’s hard to believe that Ken Roczen finished third in the Houston main event. The young German continued to show the speed and maturity he’s shown all season long.

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With just three rounds to go Ryan Villopoto is in the drivers seat for the 2014 title. With a 45 point lead RV2 is very close to clinching his fourth Supercross Championship in a row. Amazing!!