Dungey Continues to Dominate in the Monster Energy Supercross Championship
Musquin Rides Two-Race Win Streak into Indianapolis
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.
Saturday night''s race will air live on FOX Sports 2 at 7:00 p.m. EST/4:00 p.m. PST.
Live coverage from Indianapolis will also be available on the authenticated FOX Sports Go app.
Media Day will take place Thursday, March 12, at 12 Noon EST at Lucas Oil Field, featuring GEICO Honda.
On Saturday, March 14, fans can Log on to www.SupercrossLive.comto watch Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL 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
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
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
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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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. Each race will include a next-day re-air on FOX Sports 1. In addition, the authenticated FOX Sports Go app will live stream each race.
As a precursor to the live television, don''t forget to catch all of the pre-race coverage with Supercross Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL, which will stream on www.SupercrossLive.comfrom 12:50 - 4:30 p.m. local race time each Saturday during the season. Practice, qualifying, behind the scenes features, and key rider interviews will all be highlighted on the Supercross Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL webcast.
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