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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.”

Justin is a Computer Networking student at Wentworth Institute of Technology and joined the Trifecta Network as an Editor in February of 2016 and is a guest on Down to the WIRE Sports Talk.

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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 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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Monster Energy Supercross: Ryan Dungey Takes Back The Red Plate As Nothing Goes Right For Eli Tomac

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Dungey Wins In New Jersey

450 Class:

Ryan Dungey takes New Jersey. Going into Saturday was a must win for Dungey. The Main started off pretty normal. But that si not last long as Jason Anderson overshot a triple and fell of the bike giving Eli Tomac first. Then his stay in first was also short-lived when he went down after getting his foot-peg stuck in a rut. This dropped him back to 15th. This allowed Dungey to take the lead.

It looked as if Dungey would sail easily to the victory, but teammate Marvin Musquin had other plans. Musquin made the pass on Dungey. Then Dungey being Dungey did not panic and just kept Marvin close, and waited for him to make a mistake. That mistake cam on the final lap in one of the final turns, Musquin cross-rutted and had to make a save. Now just before this he took a hard look at the pit board as he passed the mechanics area. Now some may say that Marvin let Dungey take the win for the extra points as Tomac at that point had may his way back up to 8th.

After the race Marvin just said he made a mistake and that was it but we will never know if he just let his teammate take the victory. Dungey’s takes back the lead and the red plate as they head into Vegas for the championship race. He is only 9 points ahead so he needs to win Saturday.

450 Results:

1. Ryan Dungey
2. Marvin Musquin
3. Jason Anderson
4. Davi Millsaps
5. Blake Baggett
6. Justin Brayton
7. Josh Grant
8. Eli Tomac
9. Justin Barcia
10.Dean Wilson

250 Class:

Adam Cianciarulo was able to grab the holeshot before Jordon Smith but that is all that Adam got. Joey Savatgy quickly took over first place. Then Zach Osborne who did not have a great start was charging hard. Osborne caught up to Cianciarulo and made quick work of him. He then put his sights on Savatgy and was able to catch him and pass him. Zach would then take the win.

After Osborne made the pass Savatgy went down shortly after and it was determined that he failed to re-enter the racetrack at the closest safe point. He was docked a five position penalty by the AMA, making him eight. This meant that Jordon Smith would take third.

Osborne heads to Vegas behind Savatgy by only one point. Vegas is going to be crazy. The standings have not been this close in a while.

250 Results:

1. Zach Osborne
2. Dylan Ferrandis
3. Jordon Smith
4. Adam Cianciarulo
5. Christian Craig
6. Kyle Cunningham
7. Luke Renzland
8. Joey Savatgy
9. Cameron McAdoo
10. Anthony Rodriguez

 

 

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