The American Motorcyclist Association has announced that Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen and Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb are the 2014 AMA Supercross Rookies of the Year.
“Both of these riders had outstanding seasons,” said AMA Supercross Director Kevin Crowther. “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.”
AMA Rookie of the Year honours are awarded to the eligible rookie rider with the most points accumulated in each class.
Roczen finished third in the AMA 450 SX Championship. This was Roczen’s first season contesting the premier class championship and he finished third overall. Roczen won the AMA 250 SX West title before moving to the 450 SX class full-time for 2014. The popular rider who is from Apolda in Germany, won two 450 SX main events in 2014 – Anaheim I and Atlanta – in addition to finishing on the podium six additional times.
Webb, from Newport, N.C., finished fifth in the AMA 250 SX West Region Championships, earning the most season points of any AMA 250 SX class rookie.
This was Webb’s first season competing at the professional level. Webb had two second-place finishes in AMA 250 SX West competition on his way to Rookie of the Year honours.
AMA Supercross returns for the last event of 2014 with the Monster Energy Cup on October 18 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.