AMASX: Round #13 Race Report – St. Louis

Date :

March 30, 2015

AMASX: Round #13 Race Report – St. Louis

Supercross Media Press Release:

For the sixth time this season, Red Bull KTM‘s Ryan Dungey was victorious en route to winning the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race at the Edward Jones Dome in front of 58,552 fans. Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin won his fifth Eastern Regional 250SX Class race, leading all 15 laps of the Main Event. Tonight was the fifth time this season that the Red Bull KTM team swept both classes.

BTOSports.com/KTM’s Andrew Short opened the 450SX Class Main Event with the Holeshot Award but was quickly passed by Dungey before being ejected from his bike. The crash forced Short to exit the race.

On the first lap, Yamaha’s Weston Peick trailed Dungey in second with Rockstar Energy/Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson in third place. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac, who won last week’s Main Event in Detroit, moved into third place but Anderson answered back and re-passed him to hold down the number-three position.

Near the halfway point of the race, Peick was passed by Anderson, then Tomac and finally Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely. Peick finished the race in fifth place, bouncing back from his 22nd-place finish last weekend.

On Lap 14, Tomac passed Anderson for second place, where he would finish. Anderson finished in third, marking his second podium finish of the season.

“That was a monkey off my back,” said Anderson. “I have been wanting to get back on the podium since the first race of the season. There are a lot of people behind me to help me get here, and I am going to come out swinging at the next race.”

Tomac now has seven podium finishes on the season and is second in season standings.

“I struggled off the start and didn’t make the fast passes early enough in the race,” said Tomac.

Dungey, who captured the second win in St. Louis of his career, has an 80-point lead over Tomac in season standings.

“I tried to open a gap on Weston [Peick], but he kept me honest in the early stages,” said Dungey.

Yamalube/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin picked up the Holeshot Award with Musquin in tow to start the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event. Musquin moved around Martin in Turn 2 and the two traded places a few times on the opening lap before Musquin pulled away.

Musquin established a 2.9 second lead by Lap 5. Earlier, on Lap 3, Monster Energy/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy established a sizable lead in third place.

Defending class champion Justin Bogle worked his way through the field to fourth place and set chase to Savatgy but was unable to cut into the deficit. Martin finished second and Savatgy finished third.

“To be on the podium is where I need to be, but I want to be a little higher,” said Savatgy on his third podium of the season. “I can’t wait to get on the gate in New Jersey.”

Musquin, who finished second last weekend in Detroit, now has a 20-point lead in season standings with the final race of the championship set to take place April 25 at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.

“We work hard during the week, and come here prepared to race,” said Musquin. “I had a good pass early on and we battled on the opening lap.”

The next Monster Energy Supercross will take place Saturday, April 11 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.

450SX Class Results: St. Louis

Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM

Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda

Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna

Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda

Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha

Josh Grant, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki

Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki

Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki

Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki

Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki

450SX Class Season Standings:

Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 296

Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 216

Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda, 204

Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda, 198

Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 183

Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna, 165

Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki, 165

Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki, 156

Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 146

Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 137

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: St. Louis

Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM

Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha

Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki

Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda

Anthony Rodriquez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha

Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda

Luke Rezland, Hewitt, N.J., Yamaha

Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda

Jace Owen, Mattoon, Ill., Honda

Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings:

Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM, 169

Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 149

Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 125

Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki, 113

RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda, 84

Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha, 84

Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 84

Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda, 76

Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Husqvarna, 63

Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Kawasaki, 60

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Results:

Van Adams, Morgantown, Ind., KTM

James Howard, Cumberland, Ken., KTM

John Kish, Jefferson, Ohio, KTM

Paul Neunzling, Germany, KTM

Kenson Wells, Cullman, Ala., KTM

Trevor Kuntz, Cleveland, Mo., KTM

Isaac Snodgrass, Barnhart, Mo., KTM

Matthew Wolfe, Pataskala, Ohio, KTM

Dylan Kahle, San Diego, KTM

Christopher Colantoni, Metamora, Ill., KTM

Brayden Baars, Muscatine, Iowa, KTM

Michael Faulk, Connersville, Ind., KTM

Leo Tucker, East Dubuque, Ill., KTM

Jacob Struble, Three Rivers, Mich., KTM

Cooper Loftin, Foxon, Okla., KTM

Western Regional 250SX Class Season Standings:

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

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

Tyler Bowers, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 104

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

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

Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha, 81

Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM, 79

Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki, 79

Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 75

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

Headlining the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross television package will be the first-ever live FOX network broadcast from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., on Saturday, April 25 at 3pm E.T. FOX Sports 1 will broadcast 12 races live and FOX Sports 2 will broadcast 3 races live.

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