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This Week in Monster Energy Supercross: Round 6 in Arlington, TX

450SX Class

  • On the Way Up: Over the past two weeks Eli Tomac has posted back-to-back wins, rose his season finishing average two positions, and has climbed from fifth to second in the championship standings.
  • On a Mission: Tomac’s triumphant effort in Oakland saw him pass seven riders en route to the front of the field after starting eighth. That’s the most since Jason Anderson passed six riders to claim his first career 450SX Class win at the Anaheim opener last season.
  • Out of the Norm: Ryan Dungey led 16 laps in Oakland, but was forced to settle for second place. It’s the most laps he’s led without winning since Detroit last season when he led 18 laps and crossed the finish line first, only to later be penalized two positions.
  • It’s All About Consistency: Dungey’s class-leading starting and finishing average, which are both more than two full positions better than his closest competitors, have allowed him to be the only rider with a podium result at each round, resulting in a 17-point lead.
  • A Day to Remember: Rookie Cooper Webb showcased his potential in Oakland, posting the fastest lap of qualifying, winning his first Heat Race, and earning his first podium result. He jumped from 10th to 7th in the 450SX Class standings.
  • Breaking New Ground: Under the new timed Main Event format the 450SX Class is averaging 21.6 laps per race and has failed to break the old 20-lap mark just once this season, at the Anaheim opener.

Manufacturer Wins

Honda – 2

Kawasaki – 2

KTM – 1

Manufacturer Point Standings

  1. KTM – 111
  2. Honda – 104
  3. Kawasaki – 96
  4. Yamaha – 78
  5. Husqvarna – 72
  6. Suzuki – 57

Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer

KTM – Ryan Dungey, 1st

Kawasaki – Eli Tomac, 2nd

Honda – Cole Seely, 4th

Husqvarna – Jason Anderson, 6th

Yamaha – Cooper Webb, 7th

Suzuki – Broc Tickle, 14th

450SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 111
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 94
  3. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM – 86
  4. Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda – 85
  5. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., KTM – 70
  6. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna – 65
  7. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha – 64
  8. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha – 62
  9. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Honda – 51
  10. Dean Wilson, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna – 48

Main Event Wins (Total)

Ken Roczen – 2

Eli Tomac – 2

Ryan Dungey – 1

Main Event Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Ken Roczen

San Diego: Ken Roczen

Anaheim II: Ryan Dungey

Glendale: Eli Tomac

Oakland: Eli Tomac

Podium Finishes

Ryan Dungey – 5

Marvin Musquin – 3

Ken Roczen – 2

Eli Tomac – 2

Chad Reed – 1

Cole Seely – 1

Cooper Webb – 1

Average Finish (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey  2.0

Eli Tomac  4.2

Marvin Musquin  5.2

Cole Seely  4.6

Davi Millsaps  7.0

Jason Anderson  5.5 (4 Races)

Cooper Webb  7.8

Chad Reed  9.2

Ken Roczen  8.0 (3 Races)

Dean Wilson  11.4

Average Start (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey  2.2

Eli Tomac  6.0

Marvin Musquin  6.0

Cole Seely  4.8

Davi Millsaps  6.6

Jason Anderson  7.5 (4 Races)

Cooper Webb  7.6

Chad Reed  10.8

Ken Roczen  3.3 (3 Races)

Dean Wilson  12.0

Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey  +0.2

Eli Tomac  +1.8

Marvin Musquin  +0.8

Cole Seely  +0.2

Davi Millsaps  -0.4

Jason Anderson  +2.0 (4 Races)

Cooper Webb  -0.2

Chad Reed  +1.6

Ken Roczen  -4.7 (3 Races)

Dean Wilson  +0.6

Main Event Laps Completed (By Race)

Anaheim: 20 Laps

San Diego: 24 Laps

Anaheim II: 22 Laps

Glendale: 21 Laps

Oakland: 21 Laps

Laps Led

Ryan Dungey – 45

Ken Roczen – 37

Eli Tomac – 26

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots (Total)

Ryan Dungey – 1

Vince Friese – 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

Oakland: Vince Friese

Heat Race Wins (Total)

Ken Roczen – 3

Jason Anderson – 2

Davi Millsaps – 2

Eli Tomac – 2

Cooper Webb – 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

Oakland: Jason Anderson & Cooper Webb

Heat Race Main Event Transfers

Blake Baggett – 4

Marvin Musquin – 4

Chad Reed – 4

Eli Tomac – 4

Jason Anderson – 3

Ryan Dungey – 3

Ken Roczen – 3

Cole Seely – 3

Malcolm Stewart – 3

Davi Millsaps – 2

Broc Tickle – 2

Justin Bogle – 1

Justin Brayton – 1

Josh Grant – 1

Cooper Webb – 1

Fastest Qualifiers (Total)

Blake Baggett – 1

Ryan Dungey – 1

Marvin Musquin – 1

Eli Tomac – 1

Cooper Webb – 1

Fastest Qualifier (By Race)

Anaheim: Marvin Musquin

San Diego: Ryan Dungey

Anaheim II: Eli Tomac

Glendale: Blake Baggett

Oakland: Cooper Webb

Qualifying Average (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey  5.8

Eli Tomac  2.8

Marvin Musquin  3.2

Cole Seely  7.8

Davi Millsaps  11.0

Jason Anderson  4.8

Cooper Webb  7.2

Chad Reed  9.2

Ken Roczen  4.0 (3 Races)

Dean Wilson  13.0

Western Regional 250SX Class

  • On a Roll: Justin Hill became the first Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider since Christophe Pourcel and Jake Weimer during the 2010 season to win three consecutive Main Events. He also took over control of the championship with his Oakland win.
  • Resilient Rides: Despite losing hold of the red number plate, early points leader Shane McElrath remains the only rider in the division to finish on the podium at every race thus far. He’s had to transfer into the Main Event through the LCQ each of the past two weeks.
  • A Tight Title Fight: Hill and McElrath are separated by just one point in the championship standings, and both riders now share the best finishing average in the division at 2.0. While McElrath has been statistically more consistent, Hill’s extra win has given him a slight edge.
  • Fueling the Excitement: The 250SX Class is averaging 16.4 laps per Main Event under the new timed format, failing to surpass the old 15-lap mark just once at the opening round. It has provided added drama in the closing laps at virtually every round.

Manufacturer Wins

Kawasaki – 3

KTM – 2

Manufacturer Point Standings (Combined Regions)

  1. Kawasaki – 113
  2. KTM – 112
  3. Yamaha – 97
  4. Husqvarna – 92
  5. Honda – 76
  6. Suzuki – 54

Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer

Kawasaki – Justin Hill, 1st

KTM – Shane McElrath, 2nd

Yamaha – Aaron Plessinger, 3rd

Husqvarna – Martin Davalos, 4th

Honda – Jimmy Decotis, 5th

Suzuki – Phil Nicoletti, 8th

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki – 113
  2. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM – 112
  3. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 97
  4. Martin Davalos, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna – 92
  5. Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda – 73
  6. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 68
  7. Dan Reardon, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha – 56
  8. Phil Nicoletti, Cohocton, N.Y., Suzuki – 54
  9. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Honda – 49
  10. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 40

Main Event Wins

Justin Hill – 3

Shane McElrath – 2

Main Event Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Shane McElrath

San Diego: Shane McElrath

Anaheim II: Justin Hill

Glendale: Justin Hill

Oakland: Justin Hill

Podium Finishes

Shane McElrath – 5

Justin Hill – 4

Aaron Plessinger – 3

Martin Davalos – 2

Austin Forkner – 1

Average Finish (Top 10)

Justin Hill  2.0

Shane McElrath  2.0

Aaron Plessinger  3.4

Martin Davalos  3.8

Jimmy Decotis  6.6

Austin Forkner  8.4

Dan Reardon  9.8

Phil Nicoletti  10.2

Kyle Chisholm  11.2

Jeremy Martin  7.7 (3 Races)

Average Start (Top 10)

Justin Hill  4.4

Shane McElrath  3.0

Aaron Plessinger  7.6

Martin Davalos  3.6

Jimmy Decotis  5.6

Austin Forkner  7.4

Dan Reardon  8.4

Phil Nicoletti  12.0

Kyle Chisholm  11.2

Jeremy Martin  18.3 (3 Races)

Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)

Justin Hill  +2.4

Shane McElrath  +1.0

Aaron Plessinger  +4.2

Martin Davalos  -0.2

Jimmy Decotis  -1.0

Austin Forkner  -1.0

Dan Reardon  -1.4

Phil Nicoletti  +1.8

Kyle Chisholm  +/-0

Jeremy Martin  +10.7 (3 Races)

Main Event Laps Completed (By Race)

Anaheim: 15 Laps

San Diego: 18 Laps

Anaheim II: 17 Laps

Glendale: 16 Laps

Oakland: 16 Laps

Laps Led

Justin Hill – 35

Shane McElrath – 28

Jimmy Decotis – 10

Martin Davalos – 6

Austin Forkner – 3

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots

Austin Forkner – 2

Martin Davalos – 1

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

Oakland: Martin Davalos

Heat Race Wins

Martin Davalos – 3

Justin Hill – 2

Shane McElrath – 2

Aaron Plessinger – 2

Austin Forkner – 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

Oakland: Martin Davalos & Aaron Plessinger

Fastest Qualifiers

Justin Hill – 3

Jeremy Martin – 2

Fastest Qualifier (By Race)

Anaheim: Jeremy Martin

San Diego: Justin Hill

Anaheim II: Jeremy Martin

Glendale: Justin Hill

Oakland: Justin Hill

Qualifying Average (Top 10)

Justin Hill  1.4

Shane McElrath  5.0

Aaron Plessinger  4.0

Martin Davalos  5.0

Jimmy Decotis  6.4

Austin Forkner  4.4

Dan Reardon  9.2

Phil Nicoletti  12.6

Kyle Chisholm  11.0

Jeremy Martin  3.0 (4 Races)