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This Week in Monster Energy Supercross: Round 5 in Oakland, CA

Round 5 – Oakland, California
Oakland Alameda County Coliseum
February 4, 2017

450SX Class

  • Dramatic Turnaround: After starting the season with 5th, 6th, and 8th place finishes for an average result of 6.3 and a fifth-place standing in points, Eli Tomac’s dominant victory in Glendale lowered his average more than a full position and vaulted him to third in points.
  • A Long Awaited Return: Chad Reed’s runner-up finish in Glendale ended a 12-race podium drought. It is the longest gap between podiums in his legendary 15-year 450SX Class career. The result added to his all-time record total of podiums, which now sits at 131.
  • Surge Up the Standings: With his season-best effort Reed also moved into the top-10 in points for the first time in 2017, surpassing four riders to move from 11th to 7th.
  • Unparalleled Reliability: Ryan Dungey’s 3rd-place finish in Glendale marked just the eighth time since the start of the 2015 season, 38 races ago, that he’s failed to finish first or second. He’s finished on the podium in 36 of those 38 races.
  • Orange Assault: RMATV/MC-WPS-KTM riders Davi Millsaps and Blake Baggett both enjoyed season-best efforts in Glendale, finishing 5th and 7th, respectively, which helped put four KTM’s inside the top 10. Baggett was also the fastest qualifier for the first time in his 450SX Class career, with Millsaps posting the third-best time.
  • Global Lineup: After starting the 2017 season as a privateer, Scotsman Dean Wilson will become the third rider at Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing starting in Oakland, joining American Jason Anderson and Frenchman Christophe Pourcel.

Manufacturer Wins

Honda – 2

Kawasaki – 1

KTM – 1

Manufacturer Point Standings

  1. KTM – 89
  2. Honda – 88
  3. Kawasaki – 71
  4. Yamaha – 58
  5. Husqvarna – 54
  6. Suzuki – 47

Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer

KTM – Ryan Dungey, 1st

Kawasaki – Eli Tomac, 3rd

Honda – Cole Seely, 4th

Yamaha – Cooper Webb, 7th

Husqvarna – Jason Anderson, 8th

Suzuki – Weston Peick, 11th

450SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 89
  2. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM – 74
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 69
  4. Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda – 69
  5. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., KTM – 55
  6. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda – 51
  7. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha – 49
  8. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna – 47
  9. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki – 46
  10. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha – 44

Main Event Wins (Total)

Ken Roczen – 2

Ryan Dungey – 1

Eli Tomac – 1

Main Event Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Ken Roczen

San Diego: Ken Roczen

Anaheim II: Ryan Dungey

Glendale: Eli Tomac

Podium Finishes

Ryan Dungey – 4

Marvin Musquin – 3

Ken Roczen – 2

Chad Reed – 1

Cole Seely – 1

Eli Tomac – 1

Average Finish (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey  2.0

Marvin Musquin  4.3

Eli Tomac  5.0

Cole Seely  4.5

Davi Millsaps  7.3

Ken Roczen  8.0 (3 Races)

Chad Reed  9.5

Jason Anderson  6.0 (3 Races)

Josh Grant  9.5

Cooper Webb  9.0

Average Start (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey  2.5

Marvin Musquin  5.8

Eli Tomac  5.5

Cole Seely  4.8

Davi Millsaps  6.8

Ken Roczen  3.3 (3 Races)

Chad Reed  9.5

Jason Anderson  9.3 (3 Races)

Josh Grant  9.5

Cooper Webb  8.8

Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey  +0.5

Marvin Musquin  +1.5

Eli Tomac  +0.5

Cole Seely  +0.2

Davi Millsaps  -0.5

Ken Roczen  -4.7 (3 Races)

Chad Reed  +/-0

Jason Anderson  +3.3 (3 Races)

Josh Grant  +2.0

Cooper Webb  -0.2

Main Event Laps Completed (By Race)

Anaheim: 20 Laps

San Diego: 24 Laps

Anaheim II: 22 Laps

Glendale: 21 Laps

Laps Led

Ken Roczen – 37

Ryan Dungey – 29

Eli Tomac – 21

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots (Total)

Ryan Dungey – 1

Ken Roczen – 1

Eli Tomac – 1

Cooper Webb – 1

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots (By Race)

Anaheim: Ken Roczen

San Diego: Ryan Dungey

Anaheim II: Cooper Webb

Glendale: Eli Tomac

Heat Race Wins (Total)

Ken Roczen – 3

Davi Millsaps – 2

Eli Tomac – 2

Jason Anderson – 1

Heat Race Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Ken Roczen & Eli Tomac

San Diego: Jason Anderson & Ken Roczen

Anaheim II: Davi Millsaps & Ken Roczen

Glendale: Davi Millsaps & Eli Tomac

Heat Race Main Event Transfers

Eli Tomac – 4

Blake Baggett – 3

Ryan Dungey – 3

Marvin Musquin – 3

Chad Reed – 3

Ken Roczen – 3

Jason Anderson – 2

Davi Millsaps – 2

Cole Seely – 2

Malcolm Stewart – 2

Justin Bogle – 1

Justin Brayton – 1

Josh Grant – 1

Broc Tickle – 1

Cooper Webb – 1

Fastest Qualifiers (Total)

Blake Baggett – 1

Ryan Dungey – 1

Marvin Musquin – 1

Eli Tomac – 1

Fastest Qualifier (By Race)

Anaheim: Marvin Musquin

San Diego: Ryan Dungey

Anaheim II: Eli Tomac

Glendale: Blake Baggett

Qualifying Average (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey  5.0

Marvin Musquin  3.5

Eli Tomac  2.8

Cole Seely  7.8

Davi Millsaps  10.8

Ken Roczen  4.0 (3 Races)

Chad Reed  9.0

Jason Anderson  5.0 (3 Races)

Josh Grant  12.8

Cooper Webb  8.8

Western Regional 250SX Class

  • A Historic Triumph: Justin Hill’s second straight win last weekend also marked a major milestone for his Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, which earned its 250th racing victory. That total includes both supercross and motocross disciplines for the most successful team in the history of the sport.
  • In It to Win It: Despite getting passed late and settling for a runner-up finish in Glendale, championship leader Shane McElrath has put the pressure on his rivals by running up front all season. He’s the only rider with podium finishes at each round and boasts the best starting and finishing averages in the division.
  • Progression: Rookie Austin Forkner has improved at every round this season, both out of the gate and at the finish. That progression culminated with the best start of his young career, his first laps led, and his podium debut in Glendale.
  • The Value of a Start: Aaron Plessinger boasts three podiums and the third-best finishing average in the division, but his 6.2 starting average is the lowest of the top seven riders in the championship, forcing him to pass more than three riders a race. He started 9th in Glendale, passing five riders en route to 4th.

Manufacturer Wins

Kawasaki – 2

KTM – 2

Manufacturer Point Standings (Combined Regions)

  1. KTM – 92
  2. Kawasaki – 88
  3. Yamaha – 82
  4. Husqvarna – 70
  5. Honda – 58
  6. Suzuki – 38

Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer

KTM – Shane McElrath, 1st

Kawasaki – Justin Hill, 2nd

Yamaha – Aaron Plessinger, 3rd

Husqvarna – Martin Davalos, 4th

Honda – Jimmy Decotis, 6th

Suzuki – Phil Nicoletti, 9th

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM – 92
  2. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki – 88
  3. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 82
  4. Martin Davalos, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna – 70
  5. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 67
  6. Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda – 55
  7. Dan Reardon, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha – 47
  8. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 40
  9. Phil Nicoletti, Cohocton, N.Y., Suzuki – 38
  10. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Husqvarna – 37

Main Event Wins

Justin Hill – 2

Shane McElrath – 2

Main Event Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Shane McElrath

San Diego: Shane McElrath

Anaheim II: Justin Hill

Glendale: Justin Hill

Podium Finishes

Shane McElrath – 4

Justin Hill – 3

Aaron Plessinger – 3

Martin Davalos – 1

Austin Forkner – 1

Average Finish (Top 10)

Shane McElrath  1.8

Justin Hill  2.2

Aaron Plessinger  2.8

Martin Davalos  4.2

Austin Forkner  5.0

Jimmy Decotis  7.2

Dan Reardon  9.2

Jeremy Martin  7.7 (3 Races)

Phil Nicoletti  11.5

Josh Hansen  8.7 (3 Races)

Average Start (Top 10)

Shane McElrath  3.0

Justin Hill  5.2

Aaron Plessinger  6.2

Martin Davalos  4.0

Austin Forkner  3.8

Jimmy Decotis  6.0

Dan Reardon  5.2

Jeremy Martin  18.3 (3 Races)

Phil Nicoletti  13.2

Josh Hansen  10.7 (3 Races)

Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)

Shane McElrath  +1.2

Justin Hill  +3.0

Aaron Plessinger  +3.5

Martin Davalos  -0.2

Austin Forkner  -1.2

Jimmy Decotis  -1.2

Dan Reardon  -4.0

Jeremy Martin  +10.7 (3 Races)

Phil Nicoletti  +1.8

Josh Hansen  +2.0 (3 Races)

Main Event Laps Completed (By Race)

Anaheim: 15 Laps

San Diego: 18 Laps

Anaheim II: 17 Laps

Glendale: 16 Laps

Laps Led

Shane McElrath – 28

Justin Hill – 19

Jimmy Decotis – 10

Martin Davalos – 6

Austin Forkner – 3

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots

Austin Forkner – 2

Jimmy Decotis – 1

Shane McElrath – 1

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots (By Race)

Anaheim: Shane McElrath

San Diego: Jimmy Decotis

Anaheim II: Austin Forkner

Glendale: Austin Forkner

Heat Race Wins

Shane McElrath – 2

Martin Davalos – 2

Justin Hill – 2

Austin Forkner – 1

Aaron Plessinger – 1

Heat Race Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Martin Davalos & Shane McElrath

San Diego: Justin Hill & Shane McElrath

Anaheim II: Austin Forkner & Aaron Plessinger

Glendale: Martin Davalos & Justin Hill

Fastest Qualifiers

Justin Hill – 2

Jeremy Martin – 2

Fastest Qualifier (By Race)

Anaheim: Jeremy Martin

San Diego: Justin Hill

Anaheim II: Jeremy Martin

Glendale: Justin Hill

Qualifying Average (Top 10)

Shane McElrath  4.5

Justin Hill  1.5

Aaron Plessinger  4.2

Martin Davalos  5.2

Austin Forkner  4.0

Jimmy Decotis  6.8

Dan Reardon  9.5

Jeremy Martin  3.0

Phil Nicoletti  12.0

Josh Hansen  17.0