By Jordan Powell
Photos by Michael Antonovich

That's it. It's done. Over. Finished. After 17 rounds of pure excitement, carnage, and trips all across the United States and Canada, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series came to a close inside the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although there wasn't a title chase for any class coming into the final round, the stadium played host to a crowd that sold out all of their seats. In the 450 class, Ryan Dungey dominated from the start, all the way to the end. With an over 10-second lead, no one had a chance for the top spot on the podium. Justin Barcia grabbed another win for the final East Coast Lites main event, while Eli Tomac grabbed the win for the West Coast class. When it came time for the East VS. West Coast Shootout, all eyes were on the champions, and Barcia and Tomac went one and two, respectively.

EASTERN REGIONAL SUPERCROSS LITES
The beginning of the night started with the East Coast Lites Main Event. When the gates dropped for the 15-lap main, Geico Honda's Justin Barcia came out swinging, and led the entire pack of riders through Monster Alley, and into the stadium. Close behind was Red Bull KTM's Ken Roczen and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Blake Baggett. Barcia's teammate, Jusin Bogle, had slid out into the first corner with Les Smith and both were put all the way back in the pack. Much like what Bam Bam had done all season long, he started to quickly put together some smooth lines, and the Honda rider started to pull away from Roczen. After the first three laps, the running order was Barcia, Roczen, Baggett, Malcolm Stewart, and Kyle Peters. However, it was too long after, Peters fell back in the pack, and Rockstar Suzuki's Blake Wharton moved into fifth.

Halfway through the race, Barcia had made a mistake coming out of a corner before the triple, which forced him to double. Consequently, Roczen had tremendously closed up the gap. After 10 laps, though, there was some serious lapped traffic that the top five riders had encountered, and that let Barcia extend his lead again. When the race came to a close, Barcia had taken the win, followed by Roczen, and Baggett.

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Overall
1. Justin Barcia
2. Ken Roczen
3. Blake Baggett
4. Malcolm Stewart
5. Blake Wharton
6. Kyle Cunningham
7. Hunter Hewitt
8. Jake Canada
9. Matt Lemoine
10. Kyle Peters
11. Justin Bogle
12. AJ Catanzaro
13. Les Smith
14. Austin Politelli
15. Zach Freeberg
16. Micheal Akaydin
17. Shane Sewell
18. John Pauk
19. Dakota Tedder
20. Shawn Rife
250 Class East Coast Championship Standings (After 9 of 9 rounds)
1. Justin Barcia (210/6 wins)
2. Ken Roczen (165/1)
3. Blake Wharton (158/1)
4. Blake Baggett (148)
5. Darryn Durham (143)
6. Jake Canada (131)
7. Justin Bogle (117)
8. Kyle Cunningham (85)
9. Matt Lemoine (78)
10. Malcolm Stewart (77)

WESTERN REGIONAL SUPERCROSS LITES
Continuing where his teammate left off in the main event beforehand, Eli Tomac had the timing perfect as he grabbed the holeshot aboard his Geico Honda. As the riders came into the first turn, Rockstar Suzuki's Martin Davalos and Jason Anderson held down second and third. Ryan Sipes and Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs/Honda's newest addition Billy Laninovich went down in the first turn. Anderson's second place finish in Salt Lake City possibly gave him some confidence coming into this main, as he quickly started to push his teammate for second. On the next lap, right before the triple, Anderson took a very inside line on Davalos, and made the pass. However, it was too long after where Anderson would bobble through a rhythm section, and forfeit his position. This allowed Davalos to move back into second, and Wilson moved into third. Meanwhile, Tomac had opened up his lead significantly. It took a while for Anderson to regroup, as Red Bull KTM's Marvin Musquin made the pass, but a few short turns later, the Suzuki rider parked the Frenchman in a corner. During all of this commotion, Geico Honda's Wil Hahn had moved into fourth.

Lap after lap, Eli continued to show his dominance on the track, while Wilson started inching closer and closer to Davalos. Eventually, Davalos lost his second place position to the hard charging rider. Hahn was on a move, too, and made the pass on Davalos. When the 15-lap main came to an end, Tomac had taken the win followed by Wilson, and Hahn.

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Overall
1. Eli Tomac
2. Dean Wilson
3. Wil Hahn
4. Martin Davalos
5. Jason Anderson
6. Marvin Musquin
7. Matt Moss
8. Ryan Sipes
9. Scott Champioin
10. Landen Powell
11. Chris Plouffe
12. Ryan Smith
13. Josh Greco
14. Cole Martinez
15. Preston Tilford
16. Mitch Alcorn
17. Myles Tedder
18. Beau Hudson
19. Killy Rusk
20. Billy Laninovich
250 Class West Coast Championship Standings (After 9 of 9 rounds)
1. Eli Tomac (184/5 wins)
2. Dean Wilson (154/2)
3. Marvin Musquin (142)
4. Cole Seely (119/2)
5. Jason Anderson (111)
6. Matt Moss (106)
7. Ryan Sipes (96)
8. Martin Davalos (89)
9. Billy Laninovich (85)
10. Nico Izzi (78)

DAVE COOMBS SR. MEMORIAL EAST VS. WEST SHOOTOUT
It was the moment everyone had been waiting for: the Dave Coombs Sr. Memorial East VS. West Coast Shootout! All eyes were set on Geico Honda's Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac, and when the gates dropped, it was Bam Bam with the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award. As he entered the stadium, he led Martin Davalos, Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, and Hunter Hewitt. After three laps, Barcia looked as if he hit neutral coming up to the finish line jump, and this allowed Davalos to move into the lead. The Rockstar Suzuki rider held this position for the next couple of laps, but a costly mistake in a rhythm section put him back to third. Tomac benefited from that mistake, and 1E and 1W were going one and two. Tomac kept the gap to less than a second, but he couldn't make the pass on his teammate. Barcia threw a big fist pump as he crossed the finish line ahead of Tomac and Davalos.

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Main Event
1. Justin Barcia
2. Eli Tomac
3. Martin Davalos
4. Ken Roczen
5. Marvin Musquin
6. Wil Hahn
7. Ryan Sipes
8. Malcolm Stewart
9. Blake Wharton
10. Matt Moss

SUPERCROSS HEAT 1
Davi Millsaps rocketed off the line during the first heat race of night on his JGR Yamaha, and took the holeshot ahead of Jake Weimer and Gavin Faith. Not too far behind them were Andrew Short and Tyler Bowers. Short quickly started to make some ground on Faith, and caught the rider within the next lap. Once short moved into third place, he tried to make some moves on Weimer, but he couldn't get it done. Meanwhile, Broc Tickle started to move through the pack, and found himself in fifth place halfway through the race. Faith, who had a good run at the beginning of the race, had crashed after the whoop section, and nearly landed in the oncoming lane. Josh Grant had suffered from a bad start at the beginning of the race, but picked off riders one by one as the laps counted down, and with two laps to go, he moved his way into fifth. When the heat race came to a close, Millsaps threw a big whip to celebrate his win, while Weimer and Short finished second and third.

Results:
1. Davi Millsaps (Yam)
2. Jake Weimer (Kaw)
3. Andrew Short (Hon)
4. Broc Tickle (Kaw)
5. Josh Grant (Kaw)
6. Tyler Bowers (Kaw)
7. Kyle Regal (Kaw)
8. Chris Blose (Kaw)
9. Justin Thomas (Suz)

SUPERCROSS HEAT TWO
Mike Alessi had edged everyone out coming into the Monster Alley, and took the holeshot during the second 450 heat race of the night. Close behind was Justin Brayton, Nico Izzi, Justin Sipes, Ryan Dungey, and Brett Metcalfe. Coming into the second lap, Brayton started to apply some pressure on Alessi, and as the two riders entered the whoop section, the MCR rider had bobbled, which allowed the Muscle Milk Honda rider to pass. Soon after, Izzi made the pass on Alessi, while Dungey had caught up, too. On the next lap, Dungey made the pass on Alessi, but the MCR rider faught back, but couldn't get his position back. Further back in the pack, Nick Wey tried making some moves on Sipes for sixth, but couldn't find an open door. Over halfway through the race, Izzi went down, but remounted in fifth, not too far behind Metcalfe. As the laps counted down, Brayton had an easy victory over Dungey and Alessi.

Results:
1. Justin Brayton (Hon)
2. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
3. Mike Alessi (Suz)
4. Brett Metcalfe (Suz)
5. Nico Izzi (Yam)
6. Weston Peick (Yam)
7. Justin Sipes (Kaw)
8. Nick Wey (Kaw)
9. Matt Goerke (Suz)

LCQ

Bob Kiniry grabbed the holeshot ahead of Hinson. Both riders lost those spots soon after, though, due to some mistakes. This allowed Gavin Faith and Ryan Clark to move into the transfer spots. No one challenged these two riders, and they moved into the main event.
Results:
1. Gavin Faith (Yam)
2. Ryan Clark (Hon)

SUPERCROSS MAIN EVENT
Mike Alessi grabbed the holeshot in the final 450 main event of the 2012 season, but Ryan Dungey didn't let him out of his sight as the exited the first corner, and he made the pass soon after. When the riders completed the first lap, it was Dungey, Alessi, Brett Metcalfe, Jake Weimer, Nico Izzi, and Davi Millsaps. Metcalfe sat behind Alessi for a couple laps, but finally went for the pass and took over second. Alessi tried to come back, but made a couple mistakes, which allowed Weimer, Millsaps, and Izzi to get around. After five laps, Dungey had a comfortable nine-second lead on Metcalfe. Weimer was quickly gaining some ground on Metcalfe, and made the pass by the seventh lap.

By the halfway point, Dungey kept pulling away, while Millsaps was on the rear wheel of Weimer. The two riders kept the crowd on their feet as they exchanged position and banged bars for a couple laps. In the end, Millsaps made the pass stick coming out of the whoops. By that time, Dungey had 15-seconds on Millsaps. While it seemed like everyone had settled into their positions, Brayton had snuck up on Weimer, and got him before the end of the race. When checkered flag came out, Dungey gave Red Bull KTM another win, while Millsaps and Brayton rounded off the podium.

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Overall
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Davi Millsaps
3. Justin Brayton
4. Jake Weimer
5. Josh Grant
6. Nico Izzi
7. Mike Alessi
8. Weston Peick
9. Andrew Short
10. Nick Wey
11. Broc Tickle
12. Justin Sipes
13. Chris Blose
14. Gavin Faith
15. Tyler Bowers
16. Jason Thomas
17. Ryan Clark
18. Brett Metcalfe
19. Matt Goerke
20. Kyle Regal
450 Class Championship Standings (After 17 of 17 rounds)
1. Ryan Villopoto (323)
2. Davi Millsaps (266)
3. Ryan Dungey (257)
4. Justin Brayton (257)
5. Jake Weimer (229)
6. Mike Alessi (206)
7. James Stewart (178)
8. Brett Metcalfe (177)
9. Broc Tickle (171)
10. Kevin Windham (166)