Seattle proved a bit challenging for the 2017 Supercross Championship contenders in both the 250SX West and 450 class on Saturday at CenturyLink Field. The possible mudder never materialized instead the track developed some gnarly ruts and broke down quickly. Race time was reduced by three minutes for both classes because of the conditions.
In the 450 class, points leader Ryan Dungey tangled with other riders on the first turn and stalled his bike leaving him in last place, while Eli Tomac, just four points from the lead heading into Seattle, started 10th. The two had some catching up to do and put on a bit of a clinic. Tomac finished in second even after tumbling midway through the race and Dungey raced his way to fourth. Dungey and Tomac enter the two-week break tied in points with Tomac getting the red plate for the first time thanks to his eight victories this season compared to Dungey's two.
Marvin Musquin got his second win of the season and Jason Anderson took third.
In the 250SX West, Aaron Plessinger won for the first time this season getting around Martin Davalos on Lap 3 and taking it home. Points leader Justin Hill finished second while Mitchell Oldenburg grabbed his first career podium in third. Check out all the action below. Photos by Ryne Swanberg.