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Monster Energy SuperCross: Tomac Wins Third In A Row

In this weeks Monster Energy SuperCross, Eli Tomac shrinks the lead while Zach Osborne able to retain points lead.

250 Class:

As per usual Joey Savatgy and Zach Osborne jumped out front with Savatgy grabbing the holeshot, and his first of the year. Osborne was not having any of it as he put massive pressure on Savatgy. He sized up Savatgy lap after lap. It was in the same turn, the one after the whoops. Osborne tried at least three times, each time making contact (if you ain’t rubbin you ain’t racing). He was finally able to make the pass stick with some more contact at around the halfway mark of the race. Savatgy was able to stick with Osborne but Osborne was able to hold him off for the victory to retain the points lead.

“I felt like half the track Joey was way better than me, and on the other half I had a little advantage. We were tit for tat,” said Osborne. “Even after I passed [Joey] he was right there the whole time. It was a great race. I wasn’t able to hit [all the obstacles] in the fastest way, so I had to bide my time [before making the pass].”


250 Class Results

1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna
2. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki
3. Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., KTM
4. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., KTM
5. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki
6. Christian Craig, Corona, Calif., Honda
7. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha
8. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Yamaha
9. Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha
10. Kyle Cunningham, Willow Park, Texas, Suzuki

250 East Points Standings

1. Zach Osborne – 111
2. Joey Savatgy – 102
3. Adam Cianciarulo – 93
4. Jordon Smith – 90
5. Dylan Ferrandis – 68
6. Alex Martin – 60
7. Christian Craig – 51
8. Luke Renzland – 50
9. Colt Nichols – 49
10. Anthony Rodriguez – 46

450 Class:

There was a slight change to this race as Blake Baggett took the holeshot with Eli Tomac and Ryan Dungey close behind. This was a much better start for Dungey and the one he needed. Next Tomac made quick work of Baggett and Dungey followed soon after. Now the race for first was on. The only for problem was teammate and training partner Marvin Musquin was giving Dungey trouble. As the two teammates battled it allowed Tomac was able to gain a bigger lead. After holding off Musquin for almost the whole race, Musquin finally made the pass on Dungey and he would finish third. Tomac with his third straight victory is now only 12 points behind Dungey in the standings. Las Vegas is going to be fun, as this is where the championship will take place.

“This [season] is everything you could ever dream of, other than winning the championship,” said Tomac. “Right now we’re winning races, so it’s pretty cool. I don’t know what to say, we’re rolling right now. This is good for us. We’re doing what we need to do, but we’ve got to keep doing it.”


450 Results:

1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki
2. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM
3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
4. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM
5. Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda
6. Davi Millsaps, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., KTM
7. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
9. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna
10. Justin Barcia, Greenville, Fla., Suzuki

450 Points Standings:

1. Ryan Dungey – 234
2. Eli Tomac – 222
3. Marvin Musquin – 185
4. Cole Seely – 185
5. Jason Anderson – 155
6. Davi Millsaps – 136
7. Blake Baggett – 131
8. Chad Reed – 130
9. Broc Tickle – 116
10. Dean Wilson – 115

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Washougal National: Marvin Musquin Wins As Tomac Retains Championship Lead

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250 Moto 1

Aaron Plessinger gets the holeshot and was able to get away from the rest of the pack. Thus the battle for second was on between Adam Cianciarulo, and Sean Cantrell. In the end, AC was able to take second place and make it stick. After this Cantrell fell off the pace of the leaders. After AC his teammate Dylan Ferrandis was able to grab third, but just barely as he had to hold off a charging Osborne who started in 25th. Osborne was able to make late passes and grabbed 4th but almost third in the last section but Ferrandis held him off. Plessinger won the moto with ease.

After AC his teammate Dylan Ferrandis was able to grab third, but just barely as he had to hold off a charging Osborne who started in 25th. Osborne was able to make late passes and grabbed 4th but almost third in the last section but Ferrandis held him off. Plessinger won the moto with ease.

250 Moto 2

Joey Savatgy gets the holeshot, RJHampshire settled into 2nd, with Cianciarulo in 3rd, and Ferrandis in 4th. Savatgy and Hampshire started to pull away a bit in the early part of the moto. Then Savatgy took a turn a bit wide and left the door open for Hampshire. He then squeezed by on the inside, then took Savagty’s line away in the next turn to take over 1st.

Hampshire then started to pull a way for a lap or two, but Savatgy started to come back and tried to find a line to make a pass. Savatgy tried and just did not have the drive out of the corner, so he waited for a lap. Then in the same spot, he made the pass back to take over 1st again. While the battle for 1st was under way, Osborne who got off to a slow start again but he was able to work his ay up into 4th place.

Hampshire the started to pull a way for a lap or two, but Savatgy started to come back and tried to find a line to make a pass. Savatgy tried and just did not have the drive out of the corner, so he waited for a lap. Then in the same spot, he made the pass back to take over 1st again. While the battle for 1st was under way, Osborne who got off to a slow start again but he was able to work his ay up into 4th place.

Then Savatgy was able to get away from the rest of the pack and so the battle for 2nd was on as AC, Osborne, and Hampshire battled it out. Hampshire was looking for his first podium finish and overall. Also, Cianciarulo was looking at the overall win if he could stay in third, but Osborne had something to say about that as he overtook third late in the moto. Ferrandis also was able to pass AC which meant that AC would lose the overall and not even make the podium, making Savatgy the overall winner.

250 Overall Results:

  1. Joey Savatgy, (7-1)
  2. Zach Osborne, (4-3)
  3. Dylan Ferrandis, (3-4)
  4. Adam Cianciarulo, (2-5)
  5. RJ Hampshire, (6-2)
  6. Aaron Plessinger, (1-9)
  7. Jeremy Martin, (9-6)
  8. Colt Nichols, (10-7)
  9. Shane McElrath, (11-8)
  10. Mitchell Harrison, (5-15)

 

450 Moto 1

Marvin Musquin grabbed the holeshot with Justin Bogle just behind him. Bogle then made a mistake allowing Martin Davalos and Eli Tomac to get past him. Davalos tried to make a pass on Musquin but Musquin was able to hold him off, this allowed Tomac to catch up and make a pass on Davalos to take over 2nd.

Then about 10 minutes into the moto Musquin and Tomac made contact and it seems like that would be a turning point but Marvin was able to keep the lead. After that contact, Musquin increased his lead slowly but ending up winning by 10 seconds. This was his third straight moto win.

 

450 Moto 2

Davalos grabs the holeshot from Justin Bogle, with Baggett in third, Musquin in 4th, and Tomac in 5th. After the first lap, Baggett fell back to fifth after Muaquin passed him early and Tomac a couple laps later. N=Marvin then started to track down Davalos.

Davalos got out to about a few second lead but Muaquin was able to catch him. Marvin made the pass at horsepower hill and Marvin was never looked back. Again  Tomac followed a few minutes later and made the pass on Davalos putting him back to third. Unfortunately for Tomac Musquin had already amounted quite a lead and Muisquin was untouchable just like in moto 1.

Davalos was able to hold on to third as Baggett took fourth. Tomac Settled for second as Musquin went on to win his fourth moto in a row.

450 Overall Results:

1. Marvin Musquin (1-1)
2. Eli Tomac (2-2)
3. Martin Davalos (4-3)
4. Cole Seely (3-5)
5. Blake Baggett (7-4)
6. Dean Wilson (5-6)
7. Weston Peick (6-8)
8. Christian Craig (9-9)
9. Justin Bogle (8-10)
10. Dakota Alix (12-12)

The Guys will take a week off as they prepare for the final three events of the season. Next up is Unadilla.

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Ryan Dungey Announces His Retirement From Racing

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Ryan Dungey Retires From Supercross

Red Bull KTM announced earlier today that Ryan Dungey will retire from Monster Energy Supercross.

Dungey is just 27, he is the third oldest rider to win a Supercross title. He just won third consecutive and fourth overall Supercorss title two weeks ago in Las Vegas.  Dungey was my personal favorite rider and will go down as one of the best in the sport. The next time you hear Jeremy McGrath or Ricky Carmichael you will hear Ryan Dungey’s name in that conversation. I will miss seeing him race. He raced with such grace and ease that he made the sport look easy.

Along with the four Supercross titles he has won three Motocross titles (2010,2012,2015). Along with the victory’s he has been in ESPN the Body issue and he won an ESPY for Best Male Action Sports Athlete in 2016. Also in that year he became the first motocross rider ever to appear on the cover of a Wheaties box.

Ryan Dungey will forever go down as one of the greatest racers of all time and I and many other fans will miss his presence and being able to watch him race. Thank you Ryan Dungey for making the sport of motocross so fun and exciting to watch

KTM Held a press conference and here is what Ryan had to say:

“It’s hard to believe that this day has come but after a lot of thinking and praying over the last several months, today I announce my retirement from racing professional Supercross and Motocross,” said Dungey. “The reality is that our sport is tough, the seasons are long and it takes a huge amount of sacrifice, hard work and discipline to stay on top. Physically I feel that I’m in the best shape of my life, race craft-wise I’m in the best shape of my life and I have the equipment to win, there’s no doubt about that. However, this year I have struggled mentally.

“I have always raced because I love it and want so badly to win, but this season was just different for me. Getting my head into the game each week just wasn’t the same and lining up and being able to focus like I always had in the past was just different. I never thought I would get to a place where I had to talk myself into starting a race but that’s how it was for me – and the truth is that bothers me a lot.

“I love racing and I love our sport but I just feel it in my heart that I am ready to step away now – happy, healthy and feeling totally blessed. I’ve accomplished everything that I set out to do and so much more. Although I’m taking a step back from racing, I still plan to be involved in the sport and continue to try to make it better in any way that I can. This sport has blessed me beyond belief and I’ll forever be grateful for the memories I’ve made and friendships I’ve developed along the way. As this chapter of my life comes to a close, I’m excited to see what the next chapter has in store for me.”

“On behalf of Feld Entertainment and Monster Energy Supercross, I would like to congratulate Ryan Dungey on his fourth championship and a record-breaking career,” added Nicole Feld, Executive Vice President of Feld Entertainment. “Very few athletes in any sport get to retire at the pinnacle of their profession. Thank you Ryan Dungey for all you contribute as an ambassador to Monster Energy Supercross, both on and off the track.”

Here is the CEO of KTM Motorsports on Dungey:

Pit Beirer, KTM Motorsports director, said, “First of all I would like to congratulate Ryan for this amazing 2017 Supercross title. It was a tough fight but at the end he took the title home to our KTM family and it just makes us really, really proud. It’s nice for our Company to work with an athlete like Ryan, who brings always 100 percent for the brand. Ryan made history for KTM – he won the first Supercross race for us and the first Supercross title, and together with the U.S. team they’ve been the game changers. I’m looking forward to working with Ryan in the future to keep our first-class team on the same position and look for young riders, which I’m sure he will give us the right hand.”

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Ryan Dungey Wins The Monster Energy Supercross Championship In Unconventional Way

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Dungey Wins Fourth Championship

450 Class:

This race did not disappoint. If Eli Tomac was going to win, he needed to finish 1st and Ryan Dungey had to finish 5th or better. The race started off normal with Dungey and Tomac getting out front first. This time Jason Anderson was right there with them. Tomac and Dungey traded the number one spot all night. Then on the final lap Dungey made a pass and it looked like he had the win. Tomac then came right back and made Dungey check up in one of the final corners. Tomac knew Dungey could not win. The only problem was that the top 4 were within a second of each other. This allowed Anderson to make the pass and get the win. Then Tomac would gran second and Josh grant would take third with Dungey taking fourth and the championship.

450 Championship Results:

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 359
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 354
3. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM – 293
4. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna – 273
5. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., KTM – 221
6. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 220
7. Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda – 212
8. Dean Wilson, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna – 185
9. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha – 182
10. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki – 175

250 Class:

This race was just as crazy. With the West already wrapped up last week it was just down to the East. Jordon Smith, Joey Savatgy and Zach Osborne were all separated in the standing by only one point. Osborne crashed in the first turn due to traffic. Then Savatgy and Smith were in the top three. The craziness ensued. First Savatgy crashed ans allowed Smith to go by. Then Smith Crashed twice and the second time he was out to the race. Adam Cianciarulo was now in first. Then somehow Osborne was able to catch up to Savatgy with only a couple turns left in the final lap. They got the whoops neck and neck. Osborne then made and “hard pass” on Savatgy and he went down. Osborne basically took out Savatgy but like the sating goes if you a’int rubbin you a’int racin. One turn later Osborne was the 250 East championship winner.

250 East Championship Results:

1. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 173
2. Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 171
3. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki – 166
4. Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., KTM – 161
5. Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha – 144
6. Christian Craig, Corona, Calif., Honda – 97
7. Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Yamaha – 86
8. Luke Renzland, Hewitt, N.J., Yamaha – 84
9. Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha – 82
10. Kyle Cunningham, Willow Park, Texas, Suzuki – 77

250 West Championship Results:

1. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki – 202
2. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM – 164
3. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 163
4. Martin Davalos, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna – 145
5. Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda – 137
6. Austin Forkner, Richards, Mo., Kawasaki – 114
7. Dan Reardon, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha – 104
8. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Honda – 90
9. Cole Martinez, Rimrock, Ariz., Yamaha – 77
10. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, KTM – 76

 

 

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