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Monster Energy Supercross Finale Set for Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium

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Webb and Musquin Square off in Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout

AURORA, Ill. (April 27, 2015) – The 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will conclude this weekend at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium, with two exciting Main Events taking place before the season makes its way into the history books. With the 450SX Class Championship clinched, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey will make his 100th start in hopes of winning his eighth Main Event of the season. Dungey’s teammate, Marvin Musquin, claimed his first-ever Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship with his sixth win of the season last Saturday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Musquin will square off against Western Regional 250SX Class Champion Cooper Webb, who rides for the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team, in the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout.

Saturday night’s race will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 10:00 p.m. EST/ 7:00 p.m. PST.

Live coverage from Las Vegas will also be available on the authenticated FOX Sports Go app.

On Saturday, May 2, fans can Log on to www.SupercrossLive.comto watch Race Day Live with Jim Holley and Andy Bowyer from 3:50 p.m. EST/12:50 p.m. PST to 7:50 p.m. EST/4:50 p.m. PST

450SX Class East Rutherford Highlights

250SX Class East Rutherford Highlights

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

  • Can Dungey give KTM their first Las Vegas win since ’12?
  • Can Dungey earn his eighth win of the season on his 100th career 450SX Class start?
  • Can Dungey and Musquin combine to break James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto’s 2007 record of five race sweeps by the same riders?
  • Who will break the East/West shootout tie? Both divisions have nine wins apiece.
  • The 250SX Champions have only gone on to win the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout in eight of the 24 races, can Musquin or Webb make it nine?
  • Only three riders have won their first-ever 450SX Class Main Event in Las Vegas, can one of the rookies, #WhosNext?
  • Musquin and Webb each have six wins this season, can one of them set the record for most 250SX Class wins this year?

GEICO Honda’s Tomac used a pass on Team Honda HRC’s Seely on Lap 13 to take the lead during the 450SX Class Main at MetLife Stadium. From there, Tomac took advantage of the clear track in front him and rode to his third win of the season. Tomac is second overall in season standings.

“The track really broke down out there. I just tried to be as consistent as I could and keep it on two wheels, and I started to close in on Cole [Seely],” explained Tomac following the Main Event last weekend. “He made a couple mistakes that allowed me to get on his rear fender and I just pulled the trigger in the whoops. Once I got out front I was able to just get through lappers and bring it home.”

Dungey finished second at MetLife Stadium, marking his 15th consecutive podium finish of the season. Dungey, a two-time winner in Las Vegas, could bring his 2015 win percentage to 47% with a victory Saturday night. He is the only rider competing in this weekend’s race that has won both classes in Las Vegas.

Seely brought home the number-three position in East Rutherford, which gives him seven top-five finishes and 10 top-10 finishes of his rookie season.

Musquin has been on the podium at every race of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class season; in addition to his six wins, he has two runner-up finishes. Webb has been on the podium at every race except at the season opener in Anaheim where he finished in seventh place.

Other 250SX Class winners this year include: Justin Bogle, Jeremy Martin, Jessy Nelson, and Malcolm Stewart. Historically, KTM has only won in Las Vegas twice to Yamaha’s five. With the Eastern and Western Regional division tied at nine races apiece, this weekend’s race is up for grabs.

During last year’s 450SX Class Main Event in Las Vegas, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Villopoto won his seventh race of the year. Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson, who had four wins on the season, won the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship, and Dean Wilson finished the season with the race win.

Bogle won the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship as Star Racing Yamaha’s Martin captured the first race win of his career. Justin Hill led wire-to-wire to win the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout.

450SX Class Results: East Rutherford

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  3. Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda
  4. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki
  5. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
  6. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
  7. Josh Grant, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki
  8. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Kawasaki
  9. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna
  10. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha

 450SX Class Season Standings

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 365
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 283
  3. Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda, 259
  4. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 212
  5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki, 208
  6. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda, 204
  7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna, 200
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 183
  9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 180
  10. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki, 156

 Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: East Rutherford

  1.   Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM
  2.   Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda
  3.   Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki
  4.   Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha
  5.   RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda
  6.   Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda
  7.   Anthony Rodriquez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha
  8.   Michael Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Yamaha
  9.   Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda
  10.   Luke Renzland, Hewitt, N.J., Yamaha

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Final Standings

  1. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM, 194
  2. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 171
  3. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 143
  4. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki, 133
  5. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda, 100
  6. Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha, 98
  7. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda, 91
  8. Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 87
  9. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Kawasaki, 72
  10. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Husqvarna, 63

 Western Regional 250SX Class Season Final Standings

  1. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha, 186
  2. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM, 124
  3. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Husqvarna, 117
  4. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM, 116
  5. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha, 113
  6. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 111
  7. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda, 107
  8. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., KTM, 106
  9. Tyler Bowers, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 105
  10. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki, 91

Past Winners in Las Vegas

450SX Class

May 3, 2014       Ryan Villopoto

May 4, 2013       Ryan Villopoto

May 5, 2012       Ryan Dungey

May 7, 2011       Chad Reed

May 8, 2010       Ryan Dungey

May 2, 2009       Ryan Villopoto

May 3, 2008       Chad Reed

May 5, 2007       James Stewart

May 6, 2006       James Stewart

May 7, 2005       Chad Reed

May 1, 2004       Kevin Windham

May 3, 2003       Chad Reed

May 4, 2002       Ricky Carmichael

May 5, 2001       Ricky Carmichael

May 6, 2000       Jeremy McGrath

May 1, 1999       Jeremy McGrath

May 2, 1998       Jeremy McGrath

May 17, 1997     Doug Henry

June 10, 1995     Jeff Emig

June 11, 1994     Jeremy McGrath

June 12, 1993     Jeff Stanton

April 25, 1992     Jean-Michael Bayle

May 4, 1991       Mike LaRocco

March 17, 1990   Jeff Matiasevich

250SX Class

May 3, 2014       W: Dean Wilson

E: Jeremy Martin

May 4, 2013       W: Eli Tomac

E: Tyler Bowers

May 5, 2012       W: Eli Tomac

E: Justin Barcia

May 7, 2011       Ken Roczen

May 8, 2010       Jake Weimer

May 2, 2009       Christophe Pourcel

May 3, 2008       Ryan Dungey

May 7, 2007       Ryan Dungey

May 6, 2006       Andrew Short

May 7, 2005       Davi Millsaps

May 1, 2004       James Stewart

May 3, 2003       Andrew Short

May 4, 2002       James Stewart

May 5, 2001       Nathan Ramsey

May 6, 2000       Travis Pastrana

May 1, 1999       Nathan Ramsey

May 2, 1998       Ricky Carmichael

May 17, 1997     Kevin Windham

June 10, 1995     Ryan Hughes

June 11, 1994     Ryan Hughes

June 12, 1993     Damon Huff

April 25, 1992     Jeremy McGrath

May 4, 1991       Jeremy McGrath

March 17, 1990   Jeremy McGrath