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April 29, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
When the supercross season opened with a race at Angel Stadium in early January, reigning champion Ryan Villopoto stumbled to a 16th-place finish. But two weeks later Villopoto won the sport's second stop in Anaheim and the Seattle-area native never looked back. Villopoto, 24, clinched his third consecutive title in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series with a win in Salt Lake City on Saturday night, the Kawasaki rider's series-high ninth win of the season. "This is an amazing feeling," Villopoto said.
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February 1, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Two-time champion Chad Reed held off rookie Ken Roczen of Murrieta to win his second supercross race of the season Saturday night at Angel Stadium. This was the third and final season stop in Anaheim for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, and Reed also won at Angel Stadium two weeks ago. Roczen won the first Anaheim race Jan. 4, which opened the series' season. Supercross is the stadium version of off-road motorcycle racing, or motocross. On Saturday, Reed passed reigning champion Ryan Villopoto on the first lap of the 20-lap main event, then spent the rest of the race keep Roczen at bay. Roczen was able to get his KTM motorcycle alongside Reed's Kawasaki on the 10th lap, but Reed, 31, never relinquished the lead.
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January 4, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Rookie Ken Roczen of Murrieta won the season-opening supercross race at Angel Stadium on Saturday night. "This is insane, I can't believe it," Roczen, 19, said after winning his first race in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. Supercross is the stadium version of off-road motorcycle racing, or motocross. James Stewart, a two-time series champion, was just about to pass Roczen for the lead on the 16th lap of the 20-lap main event when Stewart lost control of his Suzuki and crashed.
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January 31, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
The supercross series is set to make its third and final season stop at Angel Stadium on Saturday night with reigning champion Ryan Villopoto again atop the point standings. Rookie Ken Roczen of Murrieta won the season opener at Angel Stadium in early January, and Villopoto won the next race in Phoenix. Chad Reed then won the second Anaheim race of the season Jan. 18 and Villopoto won his second race of the year last weekend in Oakland. Villopoto, a Kawasaki rider who is seeking his fourth consecutive Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series championship, now leads the title standings by seven points over Reed and by nine points over Roczen.
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January 5, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
David Millsaps of Murrieta passed Trey Canard on the final lap to win the season opener of the supercross series Saturday night at Angel Stadium. It was Millsaps' first victory in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series since the Suzuki rider won in San Diego in 2010. Supercross is the stadium version of off-road motorcycle racing, or motocross. Canard finished second, a notable achievement after the Oklahoman suffered a back fracture nearly a year ago in the race at Dodger Stadium that prematurely ended his season.
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January 19, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Ryan Villopoto took a step toward his third consecutive supercross title Saturday night with a win at Angel Stadium, his first victory of the season. The Kawasaki rider passed Trey Canard on the sixth lap of the 20-lap main event and never was challenged after that. Canard finished second, former champion Chad Reed was third and Davi Millsaps of Murrieta -- who won the season opener Jan. 5, also at Angel Stadium -- finished fourth. Millsaps also kept the lead in the title standings of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series by three points over Canard.
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November 30, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
A supercross race scheduled Jan. 19 at Dodger Stadium will be moved to Angel Stadium in Anaheim because of off-season improvements being made at Dodger Stadium. Supercross is the stadium version of motocross, or off-road motorcycle racing. And the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series already has two of its first five races next season scheduled at Angel Stadium: The season opener Jan. 5 and on Feb. 2. The series' organizer, Feld Motor Sports, announced Friday that the Jan. 19 race also would be shifted to Angel Stadium.
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January 20, 2012 | By Jim Peltz
Supercross returns to Dodger Stadium on Saturday night with reigning champion Ryan Villopoto hoping to repeat his win in the series' inaugural race at Chavez Ravine a year ago. This will be the third race on this year's 17-race schedule for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. Villopoto, 23, won the season opener on his Kawasaki at Angel Stadium on Jan. 7, and Ryan Dungey, 22, won a week ago at Chase Field in Phoenix. Supercross is the stadium version of motocross, or off-road motorcycle racing.
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February 2, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Ryan Dungey won his first supercross race of the season Saturday night in the series' third and final season stop at Angel Stadium. Dungey, the 2010 champion in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, took an early lead and never relinquished it during the 20-lap main event. Davi Millsaps was second, Justin Barcia came in third and James Stewart finished fourth in front of a crowd of 41,294. Reigning series champion Ryan Villopoto, who had won the two previous races, finished eighth on his Kawasaki.
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February 1, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Two-time champion Chad Reed held off rookie Ken Roczen of Murrieta to win his second supercross race of the season Saturday night at Angel Stadium. This was the third and final season stop in Anaheim for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, and Reed also won at Angel Stadium two weeks ago. Roczen won the first Anaheim race Jan. 4, which opened the series' season. Supercross is the stadium version of off-road motorcycle racing, or motocross. On Saturday, Reed passed reigning champion Ryan Villopoto on the first lap of the 20-lap main event, then spent the rest of the race keep Roczen at bay. Roczen was able to get his KTM motorcycle alongside Reed's Kawasaki on the 10th lap, but Reed, 31, never relinquished the lead.
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January 18, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Chad Reed held off another two-time champion, James Stewart, to win the supercross race at Angel Stadium on Saturday night. With the victory in the 20-lap main event of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, Reed joined Stewart and the legendary Jeremy McGrath for the most career wins in Anaheim with eight. The 31-year-old Reed now has 42 career wins overall. "I got 41 of these [previous victories] and they all came a lot easier than this one," Reed said. "I'm just proud.
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January 16, 2014 | By Dianne de Guzman
Getting certain action shots takes nerves of steel, but the photographic proof can be rewarding. Keith Pytlinski regularly takes photos from the center of the action. Pytlinski took this shot of Supercross rider Colton Aeck as he was doing some practice runs in Moorpark for an upcoming race. Pytlinski used a Canon 7D with a Tokina 12-24 f/4 lens. Each week, we're featuring photos of Southern California submitted by readers. Share your photos on our  Flickr page  or  reader submission gallery .  Follow us on Twitter  or visit  latimes.com/socalmoments  for more on this photo series.
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January 8, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
James Stewart looked poised to win the season-opening supercross race at Angel Stadium until he went flying off his motorcycle in a crash. But the two-time champion said he's put the wreck behind him and remains confident as the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Phoenix for its second race Saturday night. "I felt like this was the best I've been riding in years and this was the best I've felt on a motorcycle in years," Stewart, 28, said in a statement after his 17th-place finish Saturday night in Anaheim.
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January 4, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
Rookie Ken Roczen of Murrieta won the season-opening supercross race at Angel Stadium on Saturday night. "This is insane, I can't believe it," Roczen, 19, said after winning his first race in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series. Supercross is the stadium version of off-road motorcycle racing, or motocross. James Stewart, a two-time series champion, was just about to pass Roczen for the lead on the 16th lap of the 20-lap main event when Stewart lost control of his Suzuki and crashed.
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May 13, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Fresh off his third consecutive supercross championship, Ryan Villopoto is the rider everyone will be chasing when the motocross season opens Saturday near Sacramento. The 12-race Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series starts with the Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic in Rancho Cordova and ends Aug. 24 at Lake Elsinore Motorsports Park in Riverside County. Motocross is off-road motorcycle racing and supercross, whose schedule runs from January to May, is the stadium version of motocross.
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April 29, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
When the supercross season opened with a race at Angel Stadium in early January, reigning champion Ryan Villopoto stumbled to a 16th-place finish. But two weeks later Villopoto won the sport's second stop in Anaheim and the Seattle-area native never looked back. Villopoto, 24, clinched his third consecutive title in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series with a win in Salt Lake City on Saturday night, the Kawasaki rider's series-high ninth win of the season. "This is an amazing feeling," Villopoto said.
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January 8, 2014 | By Jim Peltz
James Stewart looked poised to win the season-opening supercross race at Angel Stadium until he went flying off his motorcycle in a crash. But the two-time champion said he's put the wreck behind him and remains confident as the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series heads to Phoenix for its second race Saturday night. "I felt like this was the best I've been riding in years and this was the best I've felt on a motorcycle in years," Stewart, 28, said in a statement after his 17th-place finish Saturday night in Anaheim.
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January 22, 2011 | By Jim Peltz
Ryan Villopoto outdueled James Stewart and Ryan Dungey to win the inaugural AMA supercross race at Dodger Stadium on Saturday night. It was Villopoto's second win of the season. Stewart held the early lead but spun and fell on the 11th lap, and Villopoto ended up winning on his Kawasaki by nearly five seconds over Stewart in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series' 20-lap main event, the third race of the series' 17-race season. Dungey was third. There were 41,107 on hand for the first supercross race held in Chavez Ravine, it was announced.
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February 1, 2013 | By Jim Peltz
Davi Millsaps of Murrieta is enjoying his first career lead in the supercross championship standings, but reigning title holder Ryan Villopoto is breathing down his neck. Villopoto will try to catch Millsaps for the points lead when the series makes its third and final season stop at Angel Stadium on Saturday night. Millsaps, a 24-year-old Suzuki rider, won the season opener in Anaheim on Jan. 5, and rookie Justin Barcia won the following week in Phoenix. But Villopoto, who has captured the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series title the last two years, then rebounded with consecutive wins at the second Anaheim race Jan. 19 and last weekend in Oakland.
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