Dominant Teammates Dungey and Musquin Seek First Career Monster Energy Supercross Wins in Detroit
Golden Attempts to Become First Female to Qualify for Fast 40
AURORA, Ill. (March 17, 2015) - After winning three consecutive Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, races for the first time in his career, Red Bull KTM''s Ryan Dungey will look to make it four in-a-row as he chases his first-ever 450SX Class win at Detroit''s Ford Field on Saturday night. Dungey''s Eastern Regional 250SX Class teammate, Marvin Musquin, is also in the midst of a three-race winning streak and, like Dungey, has hopes of taking home his first win in the Motor City. Both riders have seized control of their respective championships, winning four of the last five races, and will bring comfortable double-digit point leads into Detroit.
Saturday night''s race will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST.
Live coverage from Detroit will also be available on the authenticated FOX Sports Go app.
Media Day will take place Thursday, March 19, at 12 Noon EST at Ford Field, featuring Mafia Moto and RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John''s Suzuki Factory Racing.
On Saturday, March 21, fans can Log on to www.SupercrossLive.com to watch Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL with Jim Holley and Andy Bowyer from 12:50 p.m. EST/9:50 a.m. PST to 4:50 p.m. EST/1:50 p.m. PST
Indianapolis 450SX Class Highlights
Indianapolis 450SX Class Highlights
Some key insights to watch heading into this Saturday night''s race include:
• Can Dungey continue his historic season by winning four straight Main Events for the first time in his career? Another victory would also equal his career high of six wins in a season.
• Mike LaRocco, Ricky Carmichael, Nathan Ramsey, and James Stewart have all won Detroit in both the 250SX and 450SX Classes. Can Dungey or Josh Grant join them?
• With four third-place finishes in the past five races, can Trey Canard earn his third win of the season in Detroit and close the deficit he faces in the championship?
• Chad Reed won the final three races at the famed Pontiac Silverdome. Can he get his first win at Ford Field?
• Can Musquin win four 250SX Class races in a row for the first time in his career?
• Defending champion Justin Bogle has been on the podium at each 250SX Class race this year but has not won a race. Can he win his first race in Detroit?
• How will Jeremy Martin, a winner this season, rebound after failing to make the Main Event last weekend?
• Can Joey Savatgy give Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki its first win of 2015?
Dungey''s win in Indianapolis this past weekend, in which he led all 20 laps of the Main Event for the second time this season, extended his points lead to 45 over Team Honda HRC''s Canard and gives KTM 19 career 450SX Class wins. Dungey did capture the 250SX Class Main Event win in Detroit during his rookie season in 2007, and with a win on Saturday night he would become the fourth dual-class winner in the Motor City. He is the only rider in 2015 to finish inside the top-10 at every race and is currently in the midst of a 10-race podium streak.
Ryan Dungey leading the pack in Indianapolis
Photo Credit: Kardy Photos
Team HRC Honda''s Cole Seely equaled his season-best second-place finish in Indy and with it moved to fourth place in 450SX Class season standings. The 450SX Class rookie is now just nine points behind GEICO Honda''s Eli Tomac, who suffered a crash in Indianapolis that resulted in an 11th-place finish. Seely challenged Dungey during the early stages of the race before eventually settling into the runner-up spot.
"I thought I would have something for Ryan [Dungey] tonight, but I dropped back a bit. But I will take a second place," said Seely on the podium after the race.
Giving chase to Dungey''s 45-point lead in the 450SX Class is Seely''s Factory Honda teammate Canard, who took over second in the standings three races ago and remains Dungey''s primary championship threat. Canard finished with an impressive third in Indianapolis following an 11th-place start and has two wins on the season combined with seven podium results.
Trey Canard during last week''s 450SX Class Main Event in Indianapolis
Photo Credit: Hoppenworld
In hot pursuit of his first career title on U.S. soil, former world champion Musquin has four wins and a runner-up finish through five Eastern Regional 250SX Class races (identical results to his teammate Dungey over that span). Musquin and GEICO Honda''s Bogle are the only riders to finish on the podium at every race this season, but the Frenchman''s dominance in the win column has allowed him to open a 16-point lead in the championship standings. Musquin took advantage of a second-place start in Indianapolis to work his way into the lead on Lap 1 and eventually win by a 22.351 margin of victory. For the second time in his career, he has won three consecutive races.
Marvin Musquin capturing his fourth Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event win
Photo Credit: hoppenworld
"My starts weren''t that great tonight, but I was able to make some great passes and ride aggressive," said Musquin on the podium. "The track was technical tonight and tough to ride. At one point, I looked back and couldn''t see the second place guy."
Defending Eastern Regional 250SX Class Champion Bogle held on to his third runner-up finish of the season despite going off the track and crashing in the Main Event. Bogle''s trio of second-place efforts is complemented by a pair of third-place finishes, but the Oklahoma native is still in search of his first win this season. Last year in Detroit, Bogle finished second and hopes to pick up his first win at Ford Field.
Bogle''s teammate RJ Hampshire took advantage of the late misfortune of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki''s Joey Savatgy to ride to the first podium finish of his career. Prior to Indianapolis, the rookie, and graduate of the Ricky Carmichael Road to Supercross in AMSOIL Arenacross, had four top-10 finishes but had only cracked the top-five once.
"I came into the season with the goal of making every Main Event, so to be on the podium is a great accomplishment," said Hampshire after the race.
Hampshire moved up two positions in the season standings and now sits fourth overall, 11 points behind Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha''s Jeremy Martin. For Martin, Indy was forgettable as the Main Event winner from the first race in Atlanta failed to qualify for the Main Event at Lucas Oil Stadium and fell from second to third in the points.
HRT Racing Suzuki''s Vicki Golden, who is attempting to become the first female in history to qualify for a Monster Energy Supercross race, came within seven-hundredths of a second of qualifying for the "Fast 40" in Indianapolis, which would have transferred her into the night''s racing program. Confidence is growing for Golden each week, and she has her sights set on making the "Fast 40" during her Detroit debut.
During last year''s 450SX Class Main Event in Detroit, Team Yoshimura Suzuki''s James Stewart captured his third race win of the season. The win, Stewart''s 48th of his career, tied him with Carmichael for second place on the all-time win list. Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki''s Adam Cianciarulo captured the third Eastern Regional 250SX Class win of his career.
450SX Class Results: Indianapolis
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
2. Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda
3. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda
4. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
5. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
7. Josh Grant, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki
8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
9. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki
10. Jake Weimer, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki
450SX Class Season Standings
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 249
2. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda, 204
3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 169
4. Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda, 160
5. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki, 156
6. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 152
7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna, 144
8. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki, 141
9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 124
10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 120
Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: Indianapolis
1. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM
2. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda
3. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda
4. Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., Honda
5. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda
6. James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda
7. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda
8. Colt Nichols, Muskogee, Okla., Honda
9. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda
10. Jace Owen, Mattoon, Ill., Honda
Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings
1. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM, 122
2. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 106
3. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 85
4. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda, 74
5. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki, 73
6. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Husqvarna, 62
7. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda, 58
8. James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 57
9. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda, 57
10. Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha, 52
KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Results: Indianapolis
1. Preston Zollers, North Aurora, Ill., KTM
2. Tyler Manns, Branchland, W.V., KTM
3. Bowen Bell, Middleton, Idaho, KTM
4. Ryder Thompson, LaCrosse, In., KTM
5. Andrew Daniels, Chesapeake, Ohio, KTM
6. Carson Hope, Chardon, Ohio, KTM
7. Pierce Zohbon, Kathleen, Ga., KTM
8. William Sokol, Commodore, Penn., KTM
9. Tucker Haddock, Cypress Inn, Tenn., KTM
10. Bryce Woodrum, Morgantown, In., KTM
11. Ayrton Pomeroy, Shelburne, On., KTM
12. Brayden Toone, Evansville, In., KTM
13. Nick Grega, Strongsville, Ohio, KTM
14. Landon Stubeda, Liberty, In., KTM
15. Micah Jelinski, Mishawaka, In., KTM
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 Detroit/Pontiac
March 15, 2014 James Stewart
April 12, 2008 Davi Millsaps
April 21, 2007 James Stewart
March 25, 2006 James Stewart
April 9, 2005 Chad Reed
April 3, 2004 Chad Reed
April 5, 2003 Chad Reed
April 13, 2002 Nathan Ramsey
April 7, 2001 Ricky Carmichael
April 1, 2000 Jeremy McGrath
April 10, 1999 Jeremy McGrath
April 4, 1998 Ezra Lusk
April 12, 1997 Ezra Lusk
April 13, 1996 Jeremy McGrath
April 8, 1995 Mike LaRocco
April 18, 1994 Matt Kiedrowski
April 17, 1994 Jeremy McGrath
April 12, 1992 Damon Bradshaw
April 11, 1992 Damon Bradshaw
April 14, 1991 Damon Bradshaw
April 13, 1991 Jean-Michel Bayle
April 22, 1990 Jean-Michel Bayle
April 21, 1990 Damon Bradshaw
April 16, 1989 Jeff Ward
April 15, 1989 Ron Lechien
April 10, 1988 Rick Johnson
April 9, 1988 Rick Johnson
April 12, 1987 Ron Lechien
April 11, 1987 Jeff Ward
April 13, 1986 David Bailey
April 12, 1986 David Bailey
April 29, 1984 Johnny O''Mara
April 28, 1984 Bob Hanna
May 1, 1983 Mark Barnett
April 30, 1983 Bob Hannah
April 25, 1982 Donnie Hansen
April 24, 1982 Donnie Hansen
April 26, 1981 Mark Barnett
April 25, 1981 Bob Hannah
April 27, 1980 Kent Howerton
April 26, 1980 Mike Bell
April 29, 1979 Bob Hannah
April 28, 1979 Bob Hannah
April 2, 1978 Bob Hannah
April 1, 1978 Bob Hannah
April 3, 1977 Bob Hannah
April 2, 1977 Bob Hannah
March 27, 1976 Marty Smith
March 15, 2014 Adam Cianciarulo
April 12, 2008 Ryan Villopoto
April 21, 2007 Ryan Dungey
March 25, 2006 Josh Grant
April 9, 2005 Grant Langston
April 3, 2004 James Stewart
April 5, 2003 Ivan Tedesco
April 13, 2002 Branden Jesseman
April 7, 2001 Nathan Ramsey
April 1, 2000 Stephane Roncada
April 10, 1999 Brock Sellards
April 4, 1998 Ricky Carmichael
April 12, 1997 Stephane Roncada
April 13, 1996 John Dowd
April 8, 1995 Mickael Pichon
April 9, 1994 Bike Brown
April 18, 1993 Doug Henry
April 17, 1993 Doug Henry
April 12, 1992 Brian Swink
April 11, 1992 Brian Swink
April 14, 1991 Jeremy Buehl
April 13, 1991 Brian Swink
April 22, 1990 Denny Stephenson
April 21, 1990 Denny Stephenson
April 16, 1989 Damon Bradshaw
April 15, 1989 Damon Bradshaw
April 10, 1988 Todd DeHoop
April 9, 1988 Mike LaRocco
April 12, 1987 Ronnie Tichenor
April 11, 1987 Keith Turpin
April 13, 1986 Keith Turpin
April 12, 1986 Ronnie Tichenor
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