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Dungey Continues to Dominate in the Monster Energy Supercross Championship

AURORA, Ill. (March 10, 2015) -Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium this Saturday night with Red Bull/KTM’s Ryan Dungey holding down a commanding 40-point lead over Team Honda HRC’s Trey Canard. Dungey’s teammate Marvin Musquin is on a two-race win streak in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship.

Some key insights to watch heading into this Saturday night’s race include:

  • Dungey can win three consecutive races for the first-time in his career
  • Tomac can earn his third consecutive podium finish for the first-time in his career
  • Can Blake Baggett back up his career-best third place finish from last weekend?
  • Chad Reed is now tied with Jason Anderson for fifth place, can he continue to ascend in the season point standings?
  • Can Musquin win his third consecutive 250SX Class race?
  • Martin Davalos is still winless in 2015, can he score his first win this weekend?
  • Musquin, Jeremy Martin and Justin Bogle have been on the podium for the past three races, can they follow suite this weekend?

With his win last weekend in Daytona, Dungey became the first rider this season to win two consecutive races. The 2010 450SX Class Champion took over the lead in Daytona from fellow KTM rider Andrew Short on Lap 8 and rode to his fourth win of the year. Dungey’s win marked his first ever in Daytona and the 18thof his career.

“It feels good to get my first-ever Daytona win,” stated Dungey. “The bigger picture is obviously focusing on the championship, but to get the win feels even better. We had to do a lot changes to the bike prior to this race since it is different than normal Supercross racing and all of the changes were for the good. My bike worked great and I am happy to take this win.”

GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, who sits third in points, finished second in Daytona.

“There was a little light switch in the Main Event,” Tomac said. “Not on the start itself, but during the moto I was riding like I should be and made my way into second.

“It was a little bit of a bummer to be behind there at the start. I wish I could’ve given the front guys a little more of a run, but second place is better for me from my past experiences at Daytona. It was good to get up on the podium.”

Canard, who has two race wins this year, finished sixth in Daytona.

“I was feeling strong heading into the Main Event, but I got caught up with Broc [Tickle] right off the start, and my front wheel was stuck on his foot peg in the first turn,” said Canard following the race in Daytona.

Musquin led all 15 laps in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event in Daytona and extended his points lead to 12 over Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Martin.

“When I was younger, winning Daytona in the US was a dream of mine,” stated Musquin. “To win today for the second time in my career makes me so happy. This track was so much fun and I’m having a good time battling for this championship. My fitness is good and I’m not tired after putting in a hard 15 laps and that feels good.”

GEICO Honda’s Bogle finished second in Daytona and Martin finished third.

During last year’s 450SX Class Main Event in Indianapolis, Dungey captured his first win of the season. In the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo captured his second career victory.

450SX Class Results: Daytona

1.     Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM

2.     Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda

3.     Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki

4.     Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda

5.     Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki

6.     Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda

7.     Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna

8.     Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha

9.     Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki

10.  Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki

450SX Class Season Standings

1.     Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 224

2.     Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda, 184

3.     Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 159

4.     Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki, 156

5.     Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 140

6.     Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna, 140

7.     Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda, 138

8.     Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki, 135

9.     Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 109

10.  Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 107

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: Daytona

1.     Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM

2.     Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda

3.     Jeremy Martin, Millville., Minn., Yamaha

4.     Joey Savatgy Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki

5.     RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda

6.     James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda

7.     Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda

8.     Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha

9.     Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Yamaha

10.  Martin Davalos, Corona, Calif., Husqvarna

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings

1.     Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM, 97

2.     Jeremy Martin, Millville., Minn., Yamaha, 85

3.     Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 84

4.     Joey Savatgy Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki, 72

5.     Martin Davalos, Corona, Calif., Husqvarna, 56

6.     RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda, Honda, 54

7.     Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha, 57

8.     Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda, 46

9.     Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda, 43

10.  Jimmy DeCotis, Peabody, Mass., 42

Western Regional 250SX Class Season Standings

1.     Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha, 136

2.     Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., KTM, 106

3.     Tyler Bowers, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 104

4.     Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Husqvarna, 102

5.     Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM, 86

6.     Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha, 81

7.     Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM, 79

8.     Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki, 79

9.     Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 75

10.  Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda, 69

 

Past Winners in Indianapolis

 

  450SX Class

March 1, 2014          Ryan Dungey

March 16, 2013        Ryan Villopoto

March 17, 2012        Ryan Villopoto

March 12, 2011        Ryan Villopoto

February 20, 2010    Ryan Villopoto

February 28, 2009    Chad Reed

March 1, 2008          Chad Reed

March 24, 2007        James Stewart

March 4, 2006          Ricky Carmichael

February 12, 2005    Ricky Carmichael

March 20, 2004        Mike LaRocco

March 1, 2003          Ricky Carmichael

February 9, 2002      David Vuillemin

February 10, 2001    Ricky Carmichael

February 12, 2000    Jeremy McGrath

April 24, 1999          Ezra Lusk

February 14, 1998    Jeremy McGrath

February 15, 1997    Jeff Emig

March 30, 1996        Jeremy McGrath

March 18, 1995        Jeremy McGrath

March 19, 1994        Jeremy McGrath

April 24, 1993          Jeremy McGrath

March 21, 1992        Jeff Stanton

 

  250SX Class 

March 1, 2014          Adam Cianciarulo

March 16, 2013         Marvin Musquin

March 17, 2012         Blake Wharton

March 12, 2011         Ryan Sipes

February 20, 2010     Christophe Pourcel

February 28, 2009     Austin Stroupe

March 1, 2008          Trey Canard

March 24, 2007         Ryan Dungey

March 4, 2006          Davi Millsaps

February 12, 2005     Davi Millsaps

March 20, 2004         Josh Hansen

March 1, 2003          Branden Jesseman

February 9, 2002      Chad Reed

February 10, 2001     Travis Pastrana

February 12, 2000     Michael Brandes

April 24, 1999           Ernesto Fonseca

February 14, 1998     Ricky Carmichael

February 15, 1997     John Dowd

March 30, 1996         Mickael Pichon

March 18, 1995         Mickael Pichon

March 19, 1994         Ezra Lusk

April 24, 1993           Doug Henry

March 21, 1992         Jimmy Button

 

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