Monster Energy Supercross: Chad Reed May Have Cost Ryan Dungey The Championship As Eli Tomac Wins 5th Straight

Tomac Wins As Dungey Not Happy With Reed

450 Class:

The main event started well for Ryan Dungey as he got the start he wanted as he grabbed the holeshot with Eli Tomac right behind him. Dungey’s lead did not last long as Tomac charged by him through the whoops section. The only difference was Dungey was able to keep pace with Eli. Then just as Dungey seemed to be gaining ground on Tomac he got stuck behind a lapped rider in Chad Reed. Reed was keeping his lines which was Ryan’s line and he would not allow Dungey to pass. Just before that he let Tomac go by no problem. It may have been the mix-up that Reed and Dungey got in during the heat race where the two came together on the whoops but that should not show in racing. Reed was a lapper and his job is to get out-of-the-way for the leaders as not to affect as much as possible. Reed did the exact opposite and Dungey was stuck behind Reed for two or three laps. This allowed Tomac to pull ahead and take the win. This was Tomac’s 5th straight victory.

After the race Dungey was asked about what happened and this is what he had to say.

“I just don’t know why [Reed] has to get involved with me and Eli’s position,” Dungey said after the race. “If he was on the same lap, I’d understand, I think we all would, but he’s a lapper. It’s just unfortunate, but what do you do?”

“I don’t know where it’s coming from,” said Dungey in the post-race press conference. “I guess I don’t know what I did wrong. I have a lot of respect for Chad, he’s been in the sport a long time. I’m not going to come in here and push the guy around or anything, I’m gonna race him clean”

“But he has no respect for us and what we’re doing, what we’re trying to do. I have a lot of respect for the guy, still do, but tonight was a low blow.”

Reed has made no comment and when the race was finished he went straight into the locker rooms avoiding Dungey.

Dungey’s lead is now only 4 points heading into Seattle and then a week off.

450 Results:

1. Eli Tomac
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Marvin Musquin
4. Jason Anderson
5. Josh Grant
6. Cole Seely
7. Blake Baggett
8. Broc Tickle
9. Malcolm Stewart
10. Justin Brayton

250 Class:

The 250 main started with Joey Savatgy starting second behind Dakota Alix who grabbed the holeshot. Jordon Smith was close behind. Then Savatgy took no time making a pass on Alix as he made the pass on turn two. Once again Savatgy made a mistake around the halfway point when he hit a bad rut and it sent him off the course. This allowed Smith to catch up and make the pass. Then on the last lap Savatgy made a last second charge in the whoops but Smith was able to hold him off. Zach Osborne was able to finish third despite being sick with the flu. It seems as if the Flu is going around as both Dungey and Marvin Musquin have battled with it also.

250 results:

1. Jordon Smith
2. Joey Savatgy
3. Zach Osborne
4. Dylan Ferrandis
5. Christian Craig
6. Adam Cianciarulo
7. Mitchell Harrison
8. Gannon Audette
9. Kyle Cunningham
10. Anthony Rodriguez

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