Round 7 of the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season held Saturday in Arlington wasn't so much dramatic as it was consistent.
Points leader Ryan Dungey led the race from start to finish. Ken Roczen, second in points, fell in behind Dungey on Lap 5 holding on for second. Trey Canard, third in points, grabbed the final podium spot on Lap 6. Roczen showed some promise early to overtake Dungey but as the riders ate up Laps the distance between them grew until the checkered flag waved.
Fittingly, Dungey joins Canard and Roczen as the only riders with two wins for the season. Dungey extended his points lead over Roczen to 12 and 23 over Canard. Eli Tomac, the only other winner this year, finished in seventh losing ground to Canard for the third-place spot. Jason Anderson finished sixth and hit the century mark for points. Only the Top 5 riders have surpassed 100 points so far in the season.
"Wins are important. You're especially going to need them as we get towards the end of the season," said Dungey, who tied Jean-Michel Bayle for 13th on the all-time 450SX Class wins list with 16. "We're doing the best we can each week, putting ourselves in a good spot and we need to keep doing that. I got a good start tonight and was able to ride my own race."
Jimmy Albertson raced well for Round 7
On the home front, Jimmy Albertson qualified for the Main in the Semi for the first time this year en route to 16th place, the third time this year he's placed 16th. It was Albertson's third straight main and fifth of the season. He remains in 22nd place in points with 19.
Nick Wey got into his second-straight Main, third of the season, and finished ahead of Albertson in 15th place. Wey took fourth in the LCQ to qualify for the Main. The veteran rider has 17 total points and is right behind Albertson in 23rd place.
Nick Wey lands 15th for Round 7
Arlington started the first of six 250SX East region races which boasts one of the most stacked fields in that class in recent memory. Marvin Musquin, a heavy favorite, did not disappoint as he grabbed the holeshot and never looked back. Defending 250SX East Champion Justin Bogle quickly passed Martin Davalos, another title contender, for second where he finished the night. Joey Savatgy, who turned it on mid-way through the 2014 Motocross campaign after returning from injury, claimed third, his first career podium. Jeremy Martin, the 2014 250 Class Motocross Champion, finished fourth.
Kyle Peters finishes in 10th place
Musquin, who missed last season because of injury, said consistency is what it takes to win and that's how he's prepared for the season.
As for MotoSport riders, Kyle Peters and Colt Nichols, who both ride for the MotoSport.com/GPI/Honda Racing team, finished 10th and 11th, respectively. Peters took third in the qualifying Heat and Nichols sixth. Mitchell Oldenburg, teammates with Albertson on the ARMA/MotoSport.com/Yamaha team, finished 21st.
Vicki Golden fell short in her first attempt at becoming the first woman to qualify for a Supercross event. She finished 13th in her Qualifying Practice race.
Colt Nichols just missed out on a Top 10 finish
Supercross travels further east for two Rounds in Atlanta at the Georgia Dome. Doors open to Round 8 at 12 p.m. (EST) and the Main event starts at 6:30 p.m. (EST) Saturday. Buy tickets online or at the Georgia Dome box office, 1 Georgia Dome Dr. NW in Atlanta.
2015 Monster Energy Supercross Arlington Results
Arlington Supercross 450SX Class Results
- Ryan Dungey
- Ken Roczen
- Trey Canard
- Blake Baggett
- Andrew Short
- Jason Anderson
- Eli Tomac
- Josh Grant
- Broc Tickle
- Cole Seely
Arlington Supercross 250SX East Class Results
- Marvin Musquin
- Justin Bogle
- Joey Savatgy
- Jeremy Martin
- Matt Lemoine
- Vince Friese
- RJ Hampshire
- Arnaud Tonus
- Martin Davalos
- Kyle Peters - MotoSport rider
2015 Monster Energy Supercross Season Standings
450SX Class Season Standings
- Ryan Dungey (152)
- Ken Roczen (140)
- Trey Canard (129)
- Eli Tomac (114)
- Jason Anderson (100)
- Cole Seely (93)
- Blake Baggett (86)
- Chad Reed (85)
- Andrew Short (82)
- Justin Barcia (71)
250SX East Class Season Standings
- Marvin Musquin (25)
- Justin Bogle (22)
- Joey Savatgy (20)
- Jeremy Martin (18)
- Matt Lemoine (16)
- Vince Friese (15)
- RJ Hampshire (14)
- Arnaud Tonus (13)
- Martin Davalos (12)
- Kyle Peters (11) - MotoSport rider