In a Monster Energy Supercross first, a nationally televised audience watched Eli Tomac make a stellar move to pass Cole Seely for the lead and his third win of the season but not before the crowning of a Champion for Round 16 on Saturday at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ.

FOX broadcast the race, held during the day, which still brought out more than 60,000 fans on a beautiful sunny day and whether at home or in person it would be hard to say anyone was disappointed.

The holeshot king Andrew Short grabbed three for the day including the most important one to start the 450SX Main event. He didn't stay out in front for long as rookie Cole Seely in a chase for second to finish the year grabbed the lead and seemed destined for his second career 450 win. Little did he know Eli Tomac was methodically advancing and the already crowned 2015 Supercross Champion Ryan Dungey remained in got-to-win mode.

On Lap 13, Tomac finally caught Seely to the delight of the crowd and a small mistake by Seely as the two came out of a corner allowed Tomac to take the lead for good. A lap later, Dungey passed Seely and that was your 1-2-3 podium finish.

"This was one of the most technical tracks we've had all year just with the soft dirt and ruts," Tomac said. "It made for good lines and to be able to make moves on guys, and me and Cole had a good battle there for almost half the race."

The win marked the seventh podium in the last eight races and 10th of the season for Tomac. He now has 24 points over Seely and a final solid race on Saturday in Las Vegas assures him as runner-up to Dungey for the year. Seely is at least a lock for third since Chad Reed opted not to compete after he aggravated the shoulder he had surgery on last year in a crash at the Santa Clara round. Dungey's second-place finish was his sixth of the year and 15th straight podium.

"With five laps to go I started making some mistakes and the track got really nasty so we just settled in," he said.

Nick Wey gets another Top 15 finish

In the MotoSport class, Nick Wey rode to his seventh straight Top 15 finish and fourth Top 12 in the last five rounds. Wey, who is seriously pondering retirement at year's end, finished third in his Semi to qualify and after the first turn was near the back but worked his way to 12th. He remains in 16th place for points but closed in on Justin Barcia who crashed in the Main and finished 20th. Wey needs five points to pass Barcia to land in the Top 15 for the season.

The 250 East class wrapped up with Marvin Musquin winning his sixth of the year and with it the 250SX East Championship, the first Championship in the United States for the Frenchman. Musquin didn't need a victory for the title but he seemed intent on clinching the Championship by crossing the checkers first and it didn't come easy.

Defending Champion Justin Bogle grabbed the holeshot and led for 10 laps before letting the lead slip over to Musquin who performed his usual toe clicker move upon passing the finish line.

"This plate I was dreaming about that one and I almost had it two years ago and last year I couldn't race," Musquin said as he held the 250 Championship plaque. "This is my last year on the 250 so I am really happy to get that number one plate."

Kyle Peters finishes a season-best sixth-place in East Rutherford

Bogle, who quickly caught up to Musquin to shake his hand, also announced his intention to move to the 450 class next year. Joey Savatgy took third for the third straight round and fourth of the season. Jeremy Martin finished fourth and held on for third to end the season.

Mitchell Oldenburg tied a season best eighth-place finish in East Rutherford

MotoSport 250 class riders had their best round of the year in New Jersey. Kyle Peters fought it out in the Top 5 for much of the race before settling on a season high sixth-place which landed him in seventh-place for the year. Mitchell Oldenburg tied his best outing of the season finishing in eighth which moved him to 12th-place for the year just two points from a Top 10 finish.

The Supercross season finale takes place Saturday in Las Vegas at Sam Boyd Stadium. Buy tickets online or at the box office, 7000 E Russell Rd, Las Vegas, NV.

2015 Monster Energy Supercross East Rutherford Results

East Rutherford Supercross 450SX Class Results

  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Ryan Dungey
  3. Cole Seely
  4. Blake Baggett
  5. Andrew Short
  6. Broc Tickle
  7. Josh Grant
  8. Kyle Chisholm
  9. Jason Anderson
  10. Weston Peick

East Rutherford Supercross 250SX East Class Results

  1. Marvin Musquin
  2. Justin Bogle
  3. Joey Savatgy
  4. Jeremy Martin
  5. RJ Hampshire
  6. Kyle Peters - MotoSport rider
  7. Anthony Rodriquez
  8. Mitchell Oldenburg - MotoSport rider
  9. Kyle Cunningham
  10. Luke Renzland

2015 Monster Energy Supercross Season Standings

450SX Class Season Standings

  1. Ryan Dungey (365) - 2015 Supercross Champion
  2. Eli Tomac (283)
  3. Cole Seely (259)
  4. Chad Reed (212)
  5. Blake Baggett (208)
  6. Trey Canard (204)
  7. Jason Anderson (200)
  8. Broc Tickle (183)
  9. Andrew Short (180)
  10. Ken Roczen (156)

250SX East Class Season Standings - Final

  1. Marvin Musquin (194) - 250SX East Champion
  2. Justin Bogle (171)
  3. Jeremy Martin (143)
  4. Joey Savatgy (133)
  5. RJ Hampshire (100)
  6. Anthony Rodriguez (98)
  7. Kyle Peters (91) - MotoSport rider
  8. Jimmy Decotis (87)
  9. Kyle Cunningham (72)
  10. Martin Davalos (63)

Written By: AndrewT