-- Villopoto Extends Monster Energy Supercross Points Lead with Win in
-- Musquin Wins Second Consecutive 250SX Class Main Event
Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto won his sixth 450SX Class Main Event of the season in front of 60,312 fans at tonight’s Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at Lucas Oil Stadium. Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin won his second consecutive Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event.
Rockstar Energy Racing’s Davi Millsaps won the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award but was passed by Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart. Villopoto moved into third place on the opening lap. Villopoto passed Millsaps on Lap 3 but Millsaps answered back and moved into second place. Three laps later Villopoto moved around Millsaps and held the position. On the same lap, Stewart stalled his bike and Villopoto took over the lead.
Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey passed Millsaps for second place on Lap 7. On the final lap of the race, Millsaps crashed after the finish line jump and gave the number-three position to Stewart. Dungey held on for second and Stewart finished third.
Villopoto, who earned the 30th win of his career, became the first rider to win four races in Indianapolis and extended his points lead to nine.
“James [Stewart] was riding great tonight,” said Villopoto. “Lucas Oil Stadium has been great to me; it’s an amazing stadium and I love coming here. Ryan [Dungey] was able to make up some time on me here and there, but I just kept pushing hard until the end.”
Rockstar Energy Racing’s Blake Wharton won the Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award and was quickly passed by AG Motorsports’ Kyle Peters to start the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event. GEICO Honda’s Wil Hahn started near the back of the pack and began to play catch up immediately.
After five laps, AJ Catanzero held down the number-five position but was passed by Musquin on Lap 11. Hahn worked his way past Catanzero on Lap 13 for fourth place. On Lap 14 of 15, Wharton crashed, allowing Musquin to take over the lead and Hahn to move into third place. Peters finished a career-best second place and Hahn finished third.
Hahn has a nine-point lead over Musquin in season point standings.
“I gave it away here tonight,” said Hahn. “I have to go home and do my homework to get back on top of the box. I am happy that I was able to work my way back to third, but need to win races.”
“We have been talking about confidence, and tonight I had it,” said Musquin. “I fought really hard, and I believed in myself. Anything can happen out there, and tonight was kind of lucky but I got the win.”
Racing resumes next weekend at Toronto’s Rogers Centre.
450SX Class Results: Indianapolis
Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
Chad Reed, Australia, Honda
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., KTM
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki
450SX Class Season Standings
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 227
2. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 218
3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 210
4. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda, 178
5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 168
6. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 165
7. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 155
8. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 136
9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 112
10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 109
Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: Indianapolis
1. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM
2. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda
3. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda
4. AJ Catanzero, Portland, Conn., Kawasaki
5. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki
6. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda
7. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Honda
8. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Honda
9. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki
10. Peter Larsen, Menifee, Calif., Honda
Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings
1. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 112
2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 103
3. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki, 88
4. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 87
5. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, NC, Honda, 67
6. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki, 67
7. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda, 65
8. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 53
9. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Honda, 53
10. James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 52
KTM Junior Supercross Challenge
1. Jordan Biese, Appleton, Wis., KTM
2. Liam Everts, Limberg Belgium, KTM
3. Jacob Hull, Mentor, Ohio, KTM
4. Connor Duvall, Union, Ken., KTM
5. Branden Morgenstern, Whipple, Ohio, KTM
6. Blaceton Moore, Glouster, Ohio, KTM
7. Colson Crouch, Morton, Ill., KTM
8. Talan Zollers, North Aurora, Ill., KTM
9. Stephan Munnier, Victor, N.Y., KTM
10. Griffin Kinney, Duluth, Minn., KTM
11. Andrew Kali, Hubbard, Ohio, KTM
12. Kasen Denault, Buckingham, Ill., KTM
13. Ethan Delgrosso, Waterford, Conn., KTM
14. Austin Mcafee, West Palm Beach, Fla., K
-- KTM Report
The Red Bull KTM Factory team had reason to celebrate at the latest round of US SX racing in Indianapolis with French rider Marvin Musquin taking a second straight win in a row in the 250SX class East Coast competition and teammate Ryan Dungey finishing second in the 450SX class.
The KTM riders delivered great performances in front of 50,000 people at the Monster Energy Supercross at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Musquin started his night well with a clean start and second place when his heat gate dropped and moved into the lead in the first rhythm section. He led the remainder of the race to claim his first heat win of the season to claim the top qualifying spot for the main event.
When the gate dropped for the main event, Musquin had a reasonable jump out of the gate but got stuck behind two tuff blocks that were pushed into the first corner after a few riders went down. He rounded the next corner in dead last. The French rider then put down the hammer and four laps later he was into the top ten. With another three laps under his wheels he was trailing the fifth place ride of Vince Friese and then settled down to pick off the remaining top five riders. He was lying second in the last lap when leader Blake Wharton crashed in a rhythm section allowing Musquin to move into the lead. A few corners later and Musquin took his second straight win with a celebratory heel-clicker.
“I was really looking for a win tonight and when I got stuck behind the tuff blocks in the first corner I was so mad and it just made me fight harder,” commented Musquin. “I passed Wil Hahn early on and that made me happy as I need to earn as many points as I can on him. I fought really hard and was able to pass a lot of riders. I was able to capitalize on the crash of Blake to get the win. It is a lucky win but this is fantastic to get two in a row.” Musquin is now second in the points standings for the 250 class East Coast competition.
Dungey Finishes Second in 450 class
Musquin’s Red Bull KTM Factory teammate Ryan Dungey then followed up with second overall in the eleventh round of the 450SX Supercross Series to make it a great night for the factory team.
Dungey was placed in the first heat race of the night where he got a great jump out of the gate and came into the first corner in third position. But then he got pinched off in the second corner and dropped to seventh place. The next three laps he battled with the five riders ahead of him in an effort to advance through the pack. He swapped positions with Justin Barcia multiple times before making an inside pass stick on the fifth lap to take over fifth place. He then picked off Justin Sipes in the next lap before catching and passing Mike Alessi to finish third in his heat.
Dungey had a decent jump off the line in the main event and rounded the first corner in fifth position. He moved into fourth by the end of the second lap and began to reel in the top three riders. On the seventh lap of the race, leader James Stewart stalled in a corner allowing Ryan Villopoto to take the lead and Dungey to move into second position.
At the end of twenty laps, Dungeyhad closed onto the rear end of Villopoto but was unable to make the pass and held on to finish second.
On the podium, Dungey stated, “We made some adjustments in the afternoon practice sessions to get everything dialed in for the night show. The track was both slippery and tacky in spots and it made it a little tricky to determine the best bike set-up. In the end, I was able to pressure Ryan (Villopoto) throughout the race but couldn’t make the pass stick. I am happy with second tonight and am looking forward to Toronto.” Dungey is third in the points standings.
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RND 1 - MILLSAPS WINS ANAHEIM I
RND 2 - BARCIA WINS PHOENIX
RND 3 -
RV OPENS ACCOUNT
RND 4 - RV
& ROCZEN WIN OAKLAND
RND 5 - KTM DOMINATE ANAHEIM III
RND 6 - SAN DIEGO TO MILLSAPS
RND 7 - RV WINS TEXAS
RND 8 STEWART WINS GEORGIA
RND 9 -
RV WINS ST. LOUIS
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RV WINS DAYTONA
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RND 1 - VILLOPOTO OPENS ACCOUNT
RND 2 - DUNGEY WINS PHOENIX
RND 3 -
REED WINS AT DODGERS
RND 4 - BUBBA WINS OAKLAND
RND 5 -
VILLOPOTO TAKES ANAHEIM II
RND 6 -
VILLOPOTO AGAIN IN SAN DIEGO
RND 7 -
VILLOPOTO WINS - REED OUT
RND 8 - DUNGEY WINS ATLANTA
RND 9 - VILLOPOTO BACK ON TOP
RND 10 - STEWART WINS DAYTONA
RND 11 - VILLOPOTO WINS INDY
RND 12 - VILLOPOTO WINS TORONTO
RND 13 -
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