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This Week in Monster Energy Supercross: Round 7 in Minneapolis, MN

Round 7:  Minneapolis, MN
U.S. Bank Stadium
February 18, 2017

450SX Class

  • Back on Top: With his win in Arlington, Marvin Musquin became the first French rider to win a 450SX Class Main Event in 15 years, when David Vuillemin took his final win at Indianapolis in 2002.
  • Flying Frenchman: Musquin became the 61st different winner in 450SX Class history and now holds the all-time record for laps led in a single event at 26, winning in a wire-to-wire effort.
  • Return to Form: Jason Anderson claimed his first podium finish of the season in Arlington, ending a five-race hiatus. He’s the eighth different rider to land on the podium through six races in 2017.
  • Valiant Effort: After his first start outside the top 10 in 42 races, Ryan Dungey fought his way past nine riders to narrowly miss the podium in fourth. It’s just his third non-podium result since the start of the 2015 season, 40 races ago.
  • Hard Luck: The misfortune experienced by both Cooper Webb and Eli Tomac in Arlington dropped them from podium position to 14th and 15th-place finishes, respectively. It equaled Webb’s season-worst result, and Tomac’s first outside the top 10 in 13 races.
  • Groundbreaking Pace: The 26 laps completed in Arlington set a Main Event record for the 450SX Class, surpassing the old mark of 24 set in San Diego. The longstanding 20-lap mark has been surpassed in five of the six races this season under the timed format.

Manufacturer Wins

Honda – 2

Kawasaki – 2

KTM – 2

Manufacturer Point Standings

  1. KTM – 136
  2. Honda – 126
  3. Kawasaki – 102
  4. Husqvarna – 92
  5. Yamaha – 85
  6. Suzuki – 72

Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer

KTM – Ryan Dungey, 1st

Honda – Cole Seely, 3rd

Kawasaki – Eli Tomac, 4th

Husqvarna – Jason Anderson, 5th

Yamaha – Cooper Webb, 7th

Suzuki – Broc Tickle, 10th

450SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 129
  2. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM – 111
  3. Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda – 107
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 100
  5. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna – 85
  6. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., KTM – 83
  7. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha – 71
  8. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha – 64
  9. Dean Wilson, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna – 64
  10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki – 55

Main Event Wins (Total)

Ken Roczen – 2

Eli Tomac – 2

Ryan Dungey – 1

Marvin Musquin – 1

Main Event Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Ken Roczen

San Diego: Ken Roczen

Anaheim II: Ryan Dungey

Glendale: Eli Tomac

Oakland: Eli Tomac

Arlington: Marvin Musquin

Podium Finishes

Ryan Dungey – 5

Marvin Musquin – 4

Ken Roczen – 2

Eli Tomac – 2

Cole Seely – 2

Jason Anderson – 1

Chad Reed – 1

Cooper Webb – 1

Average Finish (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey  2.3

Marvin Musquin  4.5

Cole Seely  4.2

Eli Tomac  6.0

Jason Anderson  5.0 (5 Races)

Davi Millsaps  7.2

Cooper Webb  8.8

Chad Reed  10.8

Dean Wilson  10.3

Broc Tickle  11.8

Average Start (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey  4.0

Marvin Musquin  5.2

Cole Seely  4.7

Eli Tomac  6.2

Jason Anderson  7.2 (5 Races)

Davi Millsaps  9.0

Cooper Webb  6.8

Chad Reed  11.0

Dean Wilson  11.5

Broc Tickle  16.2

Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey  +1.7

Marvin Musquin  +0.7

Cole Seely  +0.5

Eli Tomac  +0.2

Jason Anderson  +2.2 (5 Races)

Davi Millsaps  +1.8

Cooper Webb  -2.0

Chad Reed  +0.2

Dean Wilson  +1.2

Broc Tickle  +4.3

Main Event Laps Completed (By Race)

Anaheim: 20 Laps

San Diego: 24 Laps

Anaheim II: 22 Laps

Glendale: 21 Laps

Oakland: 21 Laps

Arlington: 26 Laps

Laps Led

Ryan Dungey – 45

Ken Roczen – 37

Marvin Musquin – 26

Eli Tomac – 26

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots (Total)

Ryan Dungey – 1

Vince Friese – 1

Marvin Musquin – 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

Arlington: Marvin Musquin

Heat Race Wins (Total)

Ken Roczen – 3

Jason Anderson – 2

Davi Millsaps – 2

Eli Tomac – 2

Justin Bogle – 1

Ryan Dungey – 1

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

Arlington: Justin Bogle & Ryan Dungey

Heat Race Main Event Transfers

Blake Baggett – 5

Marvin Musquin – 5

Ryan Dungey – 4

Chad Reed – 4

Cole Seely – 4

Eli Tomac – 4

Jason Anderson – 3

Davi Millsaps – 3

Ken Roczen – 3

Malcolm Stewart – 3

Justin Bogle – 2

Broc Tickle – 2

Cooper Webb – 2

Mike Alessi – 1

Justin Brayton – 1

Josh Grant – 1

Fastest Qualifiers (Total)

Eli Tomac – 2

Blake Baggett – 1

Ryan Dungey – 1

Marvin Musquin – 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

Arlington: Eli Tomac

Qualifying Average (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey  5.8

Marvin Musquin  3.0

Cole Seely  7.8

Eli Tomac  2.5

Jason Anderson  4.5

Davi Millsaps  11.7

Cooper Webb  6.8

Chad Reed  10.0

Dean Wilson  12.0

Broc Tickle  12.8

Western Regional 250SX Class

  • Going Streaking: Justin Hill’s fourth straight win is the most in the 250SX Class since Justin Barcia won four in a row during the 2012 season. It’s also the longest streak in either class since Ryan Villopoto won the final four races of the 2014 season.
  • Man On a Mission: With his four wins in 2017, Hill has more than doubled his career win total of three entering the season. Those three victories were spread out over the course of three seasons (2014-2016).
  • No Quit: Despite starting 12th in Arlington, Aaron Plessinger went on a tear through the field and passed nine riders en route to a podium result. His resiliency paid off, moving Plessinger from third to second in the championship standings.
  • Crushing Loss: Shane McElrath appeared to be on his way to a third Main Event win in Arlington, and a return to the points lead, until a mysterious issue befell his bike a dropped him to last place. Instead he now faces a full-race deficit to the leader, 25 points.

Manufacturer Wins

Kawasaki – 4

KTM – 2

Manufacturer Point Standings (Combined Regions)

  1. Kawasaki – 138
  2. KTM – 117
  3. Yamaha – 117
  4. Husqvarna – 106
  5. Honda – 94
  6. Suzuki – 54

Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer

Kawasaki – Justin Hill, 1st

Yamaha – Aaron Plessinger, 2nd

KTM – Shane McElrath, 3rd

Husqvarna – Martin Davalos, 4th

Honda – Jimmy Decotis, 5th

Suzuki – Phil Nicoletti, 10th

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

  1. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki – 138
  2. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 117
  3. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM – 113
  4. Martin Davalos, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna – 106
  5. Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda – 91
  6. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 90
  7. Dan Reardon, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha – 72
  8. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Honda – 60
  9. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 55
  10. Phil Nicoletti, Cohocton, N.Y., Suzuki – 54

Main Event Wins

Justin Hill – 4

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

Arlington: Justin Hill

Podium Finishes

Justin Hill – 5

Shane McElrath – 5

Aaron Plessinger – 4

Martin Davalos – 2

Austin Forkner – 2

Average Finish (Top 10)

Justin Hill  1.8

Aaron Plessinger  3.3

Shane McElrath  5.3

Martin Davalos  4.3

Jimmy Decotis  6.2

Austin Forkner  7.3

Dan Reardon  9.0

Kyle Chisholm  11.0

Jeremy Martin  7.2 (4 Races)

Phil Nicoletti  10.2 (5 Races)

Average Start (Top 10)

Justin Hill  4.0

Aaron Plessinger  8.3

Shane McElrath  2.7

Martin Davalos  6.0

Jimmy Decotis  5.3

Austin Forkner  6.7

Dan Reardon  8.3

Kyle Chisholm  10.8

Jeremy Martin  17.5 (4 Races)

Phil Nicoletti  12.0 (5 Races)

Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)

Justin Hill  +2.2

Aaron Plessinger  +5.0

Shane McElrath  -2.7

Martin Davalos  +1.7

Jimmy Decotis  -0.8

Austin Forkner  -0.7

Dan Reardon  -0.7

Kyle Chisholm  -0.2

Jeremy Martin  +10.2 (4 Races)

Phil Nicoletti  +1.8 (5 Races)

Main Event Laps Completed (By Race)

Anaheim: 15 Laps

San Diego: 18 Laps

Anaheim II: 17 Laps

Glendale: 16 Laps

Oakland: 16 Laps

Arlington: 20 Laps

Laps Led

Shane McElrath – 43

Justin Hill – 40

Jimmy Decotis – 10

Martin Davalos – 6

Austin Forkner – 3

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots

Austin Forkner – 2

Shane McElrath – 2

Martin Davalos – 1

Jimmy Decotis – 1

SupercrossLive.com Holeshots (By Race)

Anaheim: Shane McElrath

San Diego: Jimmy Decotis

Anaheim II: Austin Forkner

Glendale: Austin Forkner

Oakland: Martin Davalos

Arlington: Shane McElrath

Heat Race Wins

Martin Davalos – 3

Justin Hill – 3

Shane McElrath – 3

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

Arlington: Justin Hill & Shane McElrath

Fastest Qualifiers

Justin Hill – 4

Jeremy Martin – 2

Fastest Qualifier (By Race)

Anaheim: Jeremy Martin

San Diego: Justin Hill

Anaheim II: Jeremy Martin

Glendale: Justin Hill

Oakland: Justin Hill

Arlington: Justin Hill

Qualifying Average (Top 10)

Justin Hill  1.3

Aaron Plessinger  4.7

Shane McElrath  4.8

Martin Davalos  4.7

Jimmy Decotis  6.3

Austin Forkner  4.5

Dan Reardon  8.8

Kyle Chisholm  10.8

Jeremy Martin  2.8 (5 Races)

Phil Nicoletti  12.6 (5 Races)