We're into round six of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross, and here's your top ten in San Diego.

Have we got your full attention yet? Good, let's check out the 450 class at round six of the Monster Energy Supercross series from San Diego.

Andrew Short (BTO Sports/KTM) grabbed the holeshot to start the main event, but he was quickly displaced by Ryan Villopoto and James Stewart.

Stewart and Villopoto were aggressive early, going back and forth.

1. Top dog on the night was James Stewart (Yoshimura Suzuki Factory Racing), who took over the lead from Ryan Villopoto, and led all 20 laps, though RV kept the pressure on pretty much throughout. That makes James the fourth different winner this season in the 450 class.

2. Ryan Villopoto (Monster Energy Kawasaki) finished second, but more importantly, he's in a better position than he was last season as the Monster Energy Supercross tour leaves the west coast to head east. He now has a nine-point lead in the title chase.

3. Ken Roczen (Red Bull KTM) scored another podium spot, but he wasn't particularly happy with how he rode (he said he made too many mistakes), or that late-race contact between himself and Chad Reed left Reedy down hard. He's still second in points in his 450 rookie season.

4. Ryan Dungey (Red Bull KTM) was closing on both Chad Reed and Ken Roczen late in the main, and was pushing hard. Check out the intensity here.

5. Weston Peick (MotoSport/WP Racing) grabbed another top five, and is easily one of the best stories of the 450 season so far. Scoring results like that (particularly when he had to get in through the LCQ this week) is impressive.

6. A couple crashes hampered Justin Barcia's efforts in San Diego. Sophomore blues? Silly season distractions? Who knows? But he would like to get some better starts.

7. Eli Tomac (GEICO Honda) carded his best result of the season so far, though it wouldn't be hard to beat the flat tire that he suffered last week in Anaheim. This one gives him something to build on.

8. Broc Tickle (RCH Racing Soaring Eagle) matched his best results of the season (he also finished eighth at Anaheim 1 and Phoenix). Not bad, considering that he'd started in mid-pack, and had dropped to as low as 15th early in the main.

9. Justin Brayton (Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX) finished in ninth, but is holding down the fifth spot in the season standings.

10. Andrew Short (BTO Sports/KTM) looked a little like a pinball early in the main, as riders would rough him up on the way to the front.

Honorable mention goes to Chad Reed Discount Tire Racing/TwoTwo Motorsports), who'd run in the top three during the main event, until touching wheels with Ken Roczen on the last lap, and going down hard. Here's hoping that he's able to continue challenging for another Supercross title.

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