With the close of the 2014 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, the AMA announced that this year’s Supercross Rookie of the Year honors go to Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen in the premier Supercross 450 class and Yamalube Star Yamaha Racing’s Cooper Webb in the Supercross 250 class. AMA Rookie of the Year honors are awarded every year to the eligible rookie riders who have accumulated the most points in each class.
"Both of these riders had outstanding seasons," said AMA Supercross Director Kevin Crowther on the Cycle News website. "Ken and Cooper have shown repeatedly that they are part of the AMA Supercross competitive landscape, and will be for years to come. We congratulate them on their performances in 2014."
Roczen finished out his rookie 2014 season third overall in the 450SX class. Over the course of the 17-race season, Roczen won two main events, including the season-opening round at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA, and at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome. Roczen also finished on the podium six times and won three of his heat races. The German-born Roczen is also a former MX2 World Champion
In the 250SX class, Webb finished out the season fifth in the West championship. Overall, Webb collected more points than any of the other 250SX class riders, in either the West or East championships. Although Webb never managed to claim the top spot of the podium during the eight-round season, he nonetheless carded two second-place finishes. The North Carolinian also finished a promising fourth in the end-of-year Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout.
Both Roczen and Webb are slated to race their respective classes in the 2014 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross season, which kicks off this Saturday, May 24th, at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, CA.Tags: AMA, Anaheim, Angel Stadium, Cooper Webb, Cycle News, Dave Coombs Sr, Georgia Dome, Glen Helen Raceway, Ken Roczen, Kevin Crowther, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, Motorsports, Red Bull KTM, San Bernardino, Yamalube Star Yamaha Racing