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Roczen puts Dungey’s title celebrations on hold!

Roczen puts Dungey’s title celebrations on hold!
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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (April 23, 2016) – Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, made its anticipated return to New England on Saturday for the first time since 1990, highlighted by the second of back-to-back weekends of live coverage on FOX Broadcast Channel. A crowd of 38,733 fans and special guest Rob Gronkowski, of the New England Patriots, were on hand for the debut at Gillette Stadium as early rains gave way to sunny skies and near-perfect track conditions in the race for victory. Needing a win to keep his title hopes alive, RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki Factory Racing rider Ken Roczen did just that, dominating en route to his career-best fourth win of the season to prevent Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey from clinching back-to-back 450SX Class titles. In the seventh race of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Martin Davalos emerged victorious for his second win of the season following a highly competitive Main Event.

With the 2016 title in reach, needing to gain just two points over Roczen, Dungey put himself up front to start the 20-lap 450SX Class Main Event, capturing his sixth SupercrossLive.com Holeshot Award of the season. However, Roczen made his way around several riders to emerge in second and apply pressure on his championship rival immediately. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac also got off to a strong start and battled with Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson for third.

Roczen was able to make the pass on Dungey right before the completion of the opening lap, but the points leader battled back. Behind them Tomac solidified himself in third and set chase on the lead duo. Despite his best efforts, Dungey was unable to mount a charge back at Roczen and instead fell into the clutches of Tomac, who eventually passed him for second on Lap 3. Once in the runner-up spot Tomac chased down Roczen and kept him within reach for several laps until the field approached lappers, allowing Roczen to pull away.

Dungey continued to drop back, losing touch with the leaders, and was soon engaged in a battle for third with Anderson, giving up the final podium spot on Lap 11. He kept pushing and eventually took advantage of a mistake by Anderson to reclaim the position on Lap 15.

Roczen went on to lead all 20 laps for the second time this season and crossed the line just over nine seconds ahead of Tomac. He has eight career 450SX Class victories.

“[The race was] awesome. I loved this place [Gillette Stadium] from my first step on the property,” said Roczen. “The track was really tricky and tough in some spots. We put our head down and got the victory. [The team] has put in a lot of work during the week and it’s finally paying off.”

Tomac’s runner-up effort was his first podium finish since taking the win in Daytona Beach, Florida, six races ago. Dungey’s third-place result helped extend his all-time record podium streak to 31 races, even though he missed out on an opportunity to clinch a third Monster Energy Supercross title.

“I got up front early but couldn’t hold the gap. I just struggled a little bit,” said Dungey. “I just kept my head up and kept charging. We’ll move ahead to next weekend and look to take care of business there. Nothing we can do but keep it rolling.”

The gap between Dungey and Roczen in the 450SX Class standings now sits at 43 points with two races remaining. Dungey will simply need to end next weekend’s race with a lead of at least 25 points in order to clinch his second straight championship. Anderson, who finished fourth, was mathematically eliminated from the championship hunt sitting third, 70 points behind Dungey.

KTM rider Dakota Alix secured his first SupercrossLive.com Holeshot Award to kick off the 15-lap Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event, but gave up the top spot to Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM’s Shane McElrath before crashing out of contention. As soon as he took the lead, McElrath came under pressure from GEICO Honda’s Malcolm Stewart, the championship leader. Stewart took the lead right after the track’s first whoop section and opened a small gap, with McElrath second and Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyler Bowers third.

Davalos started the Main Event in fourth, but was able to move into podium position on Lap 2 by passing Bowers. He then tracked down McElrath over the next handful of laps and made the pass for second on Lap 7, with both riders closing the deficit on Stewart out front during this battle. On Lap 8 the top three began a heated battle for the lead, which allowed Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin to close in from fourth. As they came to complete the lap Davalos made the pass on Stewart for the lead, while McElrath was unable to complete the finish-line jump and lost third to Martin as a result of it.

Davalos pulled away from Stewart, who then came under fire from Martin, with the Yamaha rider eventually moving into the runner-up position on Lap 9. From there it was a two-rider battle for victory over the final five laps. Martin closed in on Davalos and was even able to show a wheel in some corners, but as they navigated through lappers the distance between them gradually grew. Davalos pulled away in the closing laps and took the win by nearly four seconds.

“It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve been able to ride like this,” said Davalos, who claimed his fourth career victory. “Jeremy [Martin] was riding really good and Malcolm [Stewart] was leading there early on. I just had to focus on my laps. I knew the track would be rutted [after the rain in the morning], but it turned out to be a great day and I’m just really pumped.”

Martin’s runner-up finish follows up his win one week ago in St. Louis. Stewart rounded out the podium in third, rebounding from a season-worst outing at the previous race.

“I’m just happy to be up here [on the podium],” expressed Stewart. “Overall, the race didn’t go as planned, but it was better than last week [when I crashed three times]. We’ll keep plugging away and moving forward.”

With his podium result, Stewart extended his lead in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class standings to five points over Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger, who finished fifth. Martin is third, 14 points out of the lead with two races remaining.

450SX Class Results

1. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki

2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki

3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM

4. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna

5. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda

6. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda

7. Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda

8. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha

9. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha

10. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM

450SX Class Championship Standings

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 348

2. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki – 305

3. Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna – 278

4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 248

5. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha – 220

6. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM – 199

7. Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda – 187

8. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda – 170

9. Justin Brayton, Mint Hill, N.C., KTM – 170

10. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha – 115

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results

1. Martin Davalos, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna

2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha

3. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda

4. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM

5. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha

6. Tyler Bowers, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki

7. Gannon Audette, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki

8. RJ Hampshire, Brooksville, Fla., Honda

9. Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki

10. Luke Renzland, Hewitt, N.J., Yamaha

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

1. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda – 135

2. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha – 130

3. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 121

4. Martin Davalos, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna – 108

5. Tyler Bowers, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki – 93

6. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM – 91

7. Gannon Audette, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki – 91

8. RJ Hampshire, Brooksville, Fla., Honda – 90

9. Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Kawasaki – 70

10. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM – 63

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