Stewart, Villopoto, Barcia in the Mix for Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot Title

The Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot Championship is brand new to Lucas Oil Pro Motocross this season, courtesy of Motorcycle-Superstore.com. Championship points are tallied over the course of 12 rounds in both the 450 and 250 Class, where each Moto 1 holeshot winner gets one point and the Moto 2 holeshot winner gets two points. If the same rider holeshots both motos of the day, that rider would get an additional bonus point for a total of four points, thus creating a mini-championship inside the series championship. The final payoff will be a $25,000 check for the 450 Class winner and $15,000 for the 250 Class winner.


Congratulations to Wil Hahn for taking home the $15,000 250 Class Points Fund. (Photo: Matt Rice)

GEICO Honda's Wil Hahn wrapped up the $15,000 Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot Championship at Round 10 but the ultra-competitive 250 Class is sure to produce plenty of first-corner action in the final motos. At Utah, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Martin Davalos captured the Moto 1 Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot, giving the Ecuador native three points for the season. GEICO Honda's Justin Bogle captured his third Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot in Moto 2, gaining two points to move himself into a two-way tie for second in the championship.

Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot Championship Points, 250 Class

1. Wil Hahn**, 13 pts.
2-T. Jeremy Martin, 4 pts.
2-T. Justin Bogle, 4 pts.
4. Martin Davalos, 3 pts.
5-T. Eli Tomac, 2 pts.
5-T. Marvin Musquin, 2 pts.
5-T. Ken Roczen, 2 pts.
5-T. Zach Bell, 2 pts.
5-T. Zach Osborne, 2 pts.
10. Blake Baggett, 1 pt.

**Clinched 250 Class Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot Championship

In the 450 Class, Ryan Villopoto kept his hopes alive as he claimed the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot in Moto 1, jumping into third place in the overall standings. Rockstar Energy Racing's Ryan Sipes secured his first Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot of the season in Moto 2, chalking up two points of his own.


Ryan Sipes (35) captured the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot in 450 Class Moto 2 at Utah.
(Photo: George Crosland)

The final payoff of $25,000 is still up for grabs in the 450 Class heading into the final two motos of the season. Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart currently holds the lead with nine points, while Team Honda Muscle Milk's Justin Barcia sits in second with eight points and Villopoto in third with six points.

In the event of a tie in points, the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot Champion will be determined by the following rules in this order: First, the most holeshot sweeps (4pts) throughout the season, (2) the most holeshots of second motos, (3) the most holeshots throughout the season and finally, the most laps led in the motos that they holeshot.

Although James Stewart will be sitting out this weekend's Red Bull Lake Elsinore National, he still can win the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot Championship. However he no longer controls his own destiny and will need some help. If Justin Barcia gets the Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot in Moto 2, he wins the $25K. (A Moto 1 holeshot would not help because he'd lose the tiebreaker to Stewart.) If Ryan Villopoto holeshots both motos for the second time in three weeks, he collects the prize money. Any other scenario, and James Stewart will hang on for the win.

Josh Grant is only four points back but mathematically eliminated due to tiebreaking rules.

Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot Championship Points, 450 Class

1. James Stewart*, 9 pts.
2. Justin Barcia*, 8 pts.
3. Ryan Villopoto*, 6 pts.
4. Josh Grant, 5 pts.
5. Mike Alessi, 4 pts.
6. Ryan Dungey, 3 pts.
7. Ryan Sipes, 2 pts.

*Indicates riders still mathematically alive