AMASX: Round #6 San Diego, Ca Preview

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Supercross Media Press Release:

The fourth different 450SX Class winner in five races of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, has resulted in a highly-competitive battle for the title as the season heads to its final California stop inside San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium. Last Saturday night, Ryan Dungey won his 12th career 450SX Class race, vaulting him to second in the championship standings. In the Western Regional 250SX Class, fellow KTM rider Ken Roczen extended his points lead by winning his second consecutive race. Combined with the return of the KTM Jr Supercross Challenge after five years, it was a milestone weekend for the KTM team.

Dungey’s path to victory was a difficult one. After posting a DNF in his heat race, Dungey was caught up in a crash on the opening lap of the six-lap LCQ. After crossing the line in seventh, Dungey quickly began to work his way through the field. He moved into third before claiming second on the final lap to earn the final transfer position to the Main Event.

Dungey overcame his outside starting position to grab a top five finish in the Main Event, and then moved into second when some of the riders ahead of him crashed in the third turn. After following Mike Alessi briefly, Dungey moved into the lead by Lap 2 and went on to lead the rest of the 20-lap Main Event.

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“We felt some emotion coming into tonight’s race after barely making it into the Main Event,” said Dungey on the podium. “The team was sweating it, but we pulled it off. It’s a long season and this is a big step for the team.”

Current 450SX Class points leader Davi Millsaps followed in second, while Justin Barcia finished third. In the championship standings, Dungey moved into second place and sits 14 points behind Millsaps.

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The triumphant effort by Dungey capped off a historic evening for KTM, which enjoyed victories in both the 450SX Class and 250SX Class for the first time in history following Roczen’s dominant effort earlier in the night.

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After Joey Savagty claimed the holeshot and early lead in the 15-lap Western Regional 250SX Class Main Event, Roczen moved into the top spot before the completion of the opening lap. Once in control of first place, the German fended off some consistent pressure from Martin Davalos to claim his fourth career win.

“I need to keep this up and take it to the next level,” said Roczen in his post-race interview. “This has been a great two races for me, but the season is not over yet, so I need to keep the pressure on as we head to San Diego next week.”

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Davalos’ runner-up finish was the third of his career and his first this season. Eli Tomac finished third and moved into second in the championship. Just one week after taking over the championship point lead, Roczen extended his advantage, which now sits at 20 points over Tomac.

One year ago, Dungey helped lead KTM to its first 450SX Class win in history and once again played a central role in the brand’s next landmark achievement in Supercross on Saturday night. As a result, he and Roczen bring considerable momentum into San Diego, which will serve as the final race on the west coast for eight weekends.

Qualcomm stadium will also be the final appearance of the Western Regional 250SX Class before its annual midseason break. The championship will resume for its seventh, eighth, and ninth races starting in Seattle on April 20.

At last season’s San Diego stop of Monster Energy Supercross, defending champion Ryan Villopoto and former champion Chad Reed provided one of the season’s most memorable battles. The pair traded positions on several occasions before Villopoto emerged with his third win of the year en route to the title. In the Western Regional 250SX Class, Dean Wilson took advantage of the misfortune experienced by then points leader Eli Tomac to win his second race of the championship and take over the points lead.

The first race held in San Diego was October 25, 1980, and Mike Bell won on a Yamaha. Reed has the most wins of any rider in San Diego, winning six races in 10 career starts. Jeremy McGrath, James Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto are the only riders to win at San Diego in both the 450SX Class and 250SX Class. A rider hasn’t won a 450SX Class race inside Qualcomm Stadium over consecutive years since Reed did it in 2007 and 2008. In the 250SX Class, it hasn’t been done since Stewart back in 2002 and 2003.

Monster Energy Supercross Animated Track Map - San Diego 2/9/13

This weekend's race at San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium will air live on SPEED at 7:30 p.m. PT.

450SX Class Results: Anaheim:

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

2.     Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki

3.     Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda

4.     James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki

5.     Chad Reed, Australia, Honda

6.     Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda

7.     Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda

8.     Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki

9.     Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki

10.  Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha

450SX Class Points:

1.     Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki – 107

2.     Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 93

3.     Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 92

4.     Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 90

5.     Chad Reed, Australia, Honda – 81

6.     Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda – 71

7.     Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 61

8.     James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki – 56

9.     Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha – 53

10.    Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 48

Western Regional 250SX Class Results: Anaheim

1.     Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM

2.     Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki

3.     Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda

4.     Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha

5.     Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki

6.     Travis Baker, Romoland, Calif., Yamaha

7.     Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM

8.     Austin Politelli, Riverside, Calif., Honda

9.     Max Anstie, England, Suzuki

10.    Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda

Western Regional 250SX Class Points:

1.     Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM – 116

2.     Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 96

3.     Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda – 89

4.     Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki – 70

5.     Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki – 68

6.     Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda – 68

7.     Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 67

8.     Christian Craig, Wildomar, Calif., Honda – 54

9.     Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM – 52

10.    Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda – 49

Past Winners in San Diego:

450SX Class:

February 11, 2012:                                 Ryan Villopoto

February 19, 2011:                                 Chad Reed

February 6, 2010:                                  Davi Millsaps

February 14, 2009:                                 James Stewart

February 9, 2008:                                  Chad Reed

February 17, 2007:                                 Chad Reed

February 11, 2006:                                 James Stewart

February 19, 2005:                                 Chad Reed

January 24, 2004:                                  Chad Reed

February 8, 2003:                                  Chad Reed

January 12, 2002:                                  David Vuillemin

January 13, 2001:                                  Ricky Carmichael

January 22, 2000:                                  David Vuillemin

January 16, 1999:                                  Ezra Lusk

February 7, 1998:                                  Jeremy McGrath

February 10, 1996:                                 Jeremy McGrath

February 11, 1995:                                 Jeremy McGrath

February 5, 1994:                                  Jeremy McGrath

February 6, 1993:                                  Jeremy McGrath

February 8, 1992:                                  Damon Bradshaw

February 9, 1991:                                  Jean-Michael Bayle

February 10, 1990:                                 Jeff Stanton

February 11, 1989:                                 Rick Johnson

February 14, 1987:                                 Rick Johnson

February 8, 1986:                                  Rick Johnson

January 26, 1985:                                  Johnny O’Mara

November 16, 1982:                              Broc Glover

November 14, 1981:                              Broc Glover

October 25, 1980:                                  Mike Bell

250SX Class:

February 11, 2012:                                 Dean Wilson

February 19, 2011:                                 Eli Tomac

February 6, 2010:                                  Jake Weimer

February 19, 2009:                                 Ryan Dungey

February 9, 2008:                                  Jason Lawrence

February 17, 2007:                                 Ryan Villopoto

February 11, 2006:                                 Andrew Short

February 19, 2005:                                 Nathan Ramsey

January 24, 2004:                                  Ivan Tedesco

February 8, 2003:                                  James Stewart

January 12, 2002:                                  James Stewart

January 13, 2001:                                  Justin Buckelew

January 22, 2000:                                  Greg Schnell

January 16, 1999:                                  Casey Johnson

February 7, 1998:                                  John Dowd

February 10, 1996:                                 Jeff Wiloh

February 11, 1995:                                 Damon Huffman

February 5, 1994:                                  Ryan Hughes

February 6, 1993:                                  Mickael Pichon

February 8, 1992:                                  Jeremy McGrath

February 9, 1991:                                  Jeremy McGrath

February 10, 1990:                                 Ty Davis

February 11, 1989:                                 Jeff Matiasevich

February 14, 1987:                                 Kyle Lewis

February 8, 1986:                                  Donny Schmit

January 26, 1985:                                  Todd Campbell

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Monster Energy Supercross Notes Package

** San Diego, Qualcomm Stadium**

450SX Class: San Diego Stats:

- The first race was held on October 25, 1980, and Mike Bell won on a Yamaha

- This will be the 30th time the gate will drop for a 450SX Class race in San Diego

- The only first time winner in San Diego is David Vuillemin, who won on a Yamaha in 2000

- Suzuki has never won in San Diego, can Davi Millsaps or James Stewart get Suzuki their first win?

- Chad Reed holds the all-time win record in San Diego at six

- Jeremy McGrath has five wins in San Diego

- McGrath, Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto have won in San Diego in both the 250SX and 450SX Classes, can Ryan Dungey join them?

- Honda has won 10 of 11 races in San Diego from 1985 to 1996

- San Diego hosted the season opener in 1985

- Honda has had five event sweeps in San Diego, Yamaha has had two. Kawasaki swept the event last season with Villopoto and Dean Wilson.

- Millsaps will be making his 100th career and 100th consecutive 450SX Class start, tying him with Kevin Windham on the all-time consecutive start list. He would become the 18th racer in 450SX Class history with 100 starts.

- Villopoto won the 118th race of his career last year in San Diego

- In winning last year’s Main Event in San Diego, Villopoto became the first rider to win two consecutive races on the season

450SX Class: Wins by Brand in San Diego

Honda: 13

Yamaha: 13

Kawasaki: 3

Suzuki: 0

KTM: 0

450SX Class: Anaheim 3 Recap:

- KTM’s Ryan Dungey earned the 12th 450SX Class win of his career. He is tied with David Bailey and Ezra Lusk on the all-time 450SX Class win list. It was Dungey’s first win in Anaheim since January 23, 2010.

- Dungey’s win gives him a victory in four consecutive seasons

- For the first time in history KTM earned an event sweep; Dungey won the 450SX Class and Ken Roczen won the 250SX Class

- It was Dungey’s fifth-career win aboard a KTM; KTM has now won a 450SX class race in two consecutive seasons

- Millsaps earned his fourth podium of the season and fifth top five with a second-place finish. It was his 99th consecutive start.

- Honda’s Justin Barcia earned his second podium of the season after back-to-back last place finishes

- Stewart earned his first top five of the season with a fourth place. In 93 career starts Stewart has 73 top-five finishes.

- Chad Reed earned his fourth top five of the season with a fifth-place finish. It was his 133rd career top five.

- Andrew Short earned a sixth-place finish; he now has a top-10 finish in every race

- Trey Canard finished seventh, marking his fifth top-10 finish of the season, breaking his three-race podium streak

- Broc Tickle now has two back-to-back top-10 finishes with a ninth place

- Justin Brayton earned his fourth top-10 finish of the season with a 10th place

- Yamaha has gone 16th consecutive seasons with a win, can it continue in 2013?

- Matt Lemoine earned a career-best 11th-place finish

- For the sixth time in 450SX Class history, there has been four different winners in five races

- Six different riders have finished on the podium

- Four different brands have won, marking the fourth time in history this has happened

- There has already been two event sweeps, one by Honda and one by KTM

250SX Class: San Diego Stats:

- The first race was held on January 26, 1985, and Todd Campbell won on a Kawasaki

- San Diego is home to the first-ever 250SX Class Main Event

- This will be the 27th time the gate will drop for 250SX Class Main Event

- Stewart and McGrath share the all-time win record at 2, can Tomac join them?

- Stewart and McGrath won Main Events in San Diego in back-to-back seasons

250SX Class: Wins by Brand in San Diego

Kawasaki: 10

Honda: 8

Yamaha: 5

Suzuki: 2

KTM: 1

250SX Class: Anaheim 3 Recap

- Ken Roczen earned the fourth win of his career and gave KTM their first-ever sweep

- Martin Davalos earned his second podium and first second place finish of the season; he now has three top-five finishes

- This is the first time that Roczen has won two consecutive races

- Eli Tomac is now 20 points behind Roczen in the season point standings; his 20th-place finish in Oakland was a major set back

- Last year, Tomac finished 20th in San Diego and came back to win the title

- GEICO Honda’s Tomac earned his fourth podium with a third-place finish

- Kyle Cunningham earned his best finish of the season with a fourth place

- Jason Anderson earned his third top-five finish of the season

- Travis Baker tied his career-best finish with a sixth place

450SX Class Laps Led:

Ryan Villopoto: 35

Justin Barcia: 20

Ryan Dungey: 19

Davi Millsaps: 17

Trey Canard: 7

Jake Weimer: 1

Mike Alessi: 1

250SX Class Laps Led:

Eli Tomac: 28

Cole Seely: 21

Ken Roczen: 19

Martin Davalos: 7

450SX Class Holeshot Award:

Anaheim Race 1: Davi Millsaps

Phoenix: Justin Barcia

Anaheim Race 2: Jake Weimer

Oakland: Ryan Villopoto

Anaheim Race 3: Justin Brayton

250SX Class Holeshot Award:

Anaheim Race 1: Cole Seely

Phoenix: Jessy Nelson

Anaheim Race 2: Cole Seely

Oakland: Joey Savatgy

Anaheim Race 3: Joey Savatgy

450SX Class Fastest Qualifying Time:

Anaheim Race 1: James Stewart

Phoenix: Ryan Villopoto

Anaheim Race 2: Ryan Villopoto

Oakland: James Stewart

Anaheim Race 3: James Stewart

250SX Class Fastest Qualifying Time:

Anaheim Race 1: Eli Tomac

Phoenix: Eli Tomac

Anaheim Race 2: Ken Roczen

Oakland: Ken Roczen

Anaheim Race 3: Eli Tomac

Top Tech Award:

Anaheim Race 1: Brian Kranz

Phoenix: Dave Feeney

Anaheim Race 2: Mike Williamson

Oakland: Scott Donkersgood

Anaheim Race 3: Carlos Rivera

450SC Class Results: Anaheim Race 3

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

2.    Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki

3.    Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda

4.    James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki

5.    Chad Reed, Australia, Honda

6.    Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda

7.    Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda

8.    Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki

9.    Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki

10.    Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha

450 SX Class Season Standings:

1.    Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 107

2.    Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 93

3.    Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 92

4.    Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 90

5.    Chad Reed, Australia, Honda, 81

6.    Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 71

7.    Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 61

8.    James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 56

9.    Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 53

10.    Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 48

Western Regional 250SX Class Results: Anaheim Race 3

1.    Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM

2.    Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki

3.    Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda

4.    Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha

5.    Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki

6.    Travis Baker, Romoland, Calif., Yamaha

7.    Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM

8.    Austin Politelli, Riverside, Calif., Honda

9.    Max Anstie, England, Suzuki

10.    Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda

Western Regional 250SX Class Season Standings:

1.    Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 116

2.    Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 96

3.    Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 89

4.    Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki, 70

5.    Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki, 68

6.    Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda, 68

7.    Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha, 67

8.    Christian Craig, Widomar, Calif., Honda, 54

9.    Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM, 52

10.    Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 49

450SX Class Rider Finishes:

Ryan Dungey

Anaheim Race 1: 3

Phoenix: 8

Anaheim Race 2: 6

Oakland: 3

Anaheim Race 3: 1

Davi Millsaps

Anaheim Race 1: 1

Phoenix: 4

Anaheim Race 2: 4

Oakland: 2

Anaheim Race 3: 2

Justin Barcia

Anaheim Race 1: 7

Phoenix: 1

Anaheim Race 2: 20

Oakland: 20

Anaheim Race 3: 3

James Stewart

Anaheim Race 1: 8

Phoenix: 7

Anaheim Race 2: 12

Oakland: 19

Anaheim Race 3: 4

Chad Reed

Anaheim Race 1: 4

Phoenix: 4

Anaheim Race 2: 3

Oakland: 12

Anaheim Race 3: 5

Andrew Short

Anaheim Race 1: 6

Phoenix: 9

Anaheim Race 2: 7

Oakland: 6

Anaheim Race 3: 6

Trey Canard

Anaheim Race 1: 2

Phoenix: 5

Anaheim Race 2: 2

Oakland: 4

Anaheim Race 3: 7

Ryan Villopoto

Anaheim Race 1: 16

Phoenix: 2

Anaheim Race 2: 1

Oakland: 1

Anaheim Race 3: 8

Broc Tickle

Anaheim Race 1: 18

Phoenix: 12

Anaheim Race 2: 11

Oakland: 8

Anaheim Race 3: 9

Justin Brayton

Anaheim Race 1: 9

Phoenix: 15

Anaheim Race 2: 8

Oakland: 10

Anaheim Race 3: 10

Matthew Lemoine

Anaheim Race 1: 15

Phoenix: 16

Anaheim Race 2: 19

Oakland: 18

Anaheim Race 3: 11

Jimmy Albertson

Anaheim Race 1: N/A

Phoenix: 18

Anaheim Race 2: N/A

Oakland: 11

Anaheim Race 3: 12

Matthew Goerke

Anaheim Race 1: 12

Phoenix: 17

Anaheim Race 2: 9

Oakland: 7

Anaheim Race 3: 13

Kyle Chisholm

Anaheim Race 1: 13

Phoenix: 13

Anaheim Race 2: 15

Oakland: 13

Anaheim Race 3: 14

Vince Friese

Anaheim Race 1: 17

Phoenix: 18

Anaheim Race 2: 16

Oakland: 9

Anaheim Race 3: 15

PJ Larsen

Anaheim Race 1: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim Race 2: N/A

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim Race 3: 16

Mike Alessi

Anaheim Race 1: 20

Phoenix: 20

Anaheim Race 2: 14

Oakland: 5

Anaheim Race 3: 17

Josh Grant

Anaheim Race 1: 11

Phoenix: 10

Anaheim Race 2: 10

Oakland: 16

Anaheim Race 3: 18

Chris Blose

Anaheim Race 1: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim Race 2: 17

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim Race 3: 19

Jake Weimer

Anaheim Race 1: 5

Phoenix: 6

Anaheim Race 2: 5

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim Race 3: 20

Western Regional 250SX Class Rider Finishes:

Ken Roczen

Anaheim Race 1: 2

Phoenix: 2

Anaheim Race 2: 2

Oakland: 1

Anaheim Race 3: 1

Martin Davalos

Anaheim Race 1: 20

Phoenix: 3

Anaheim Race 2: 12

Oakland: 4

Anaheim Race 3: 2

Eli Tomac

Anaheim Race 1: 1

Phoenix: 1

Anaheim Race 2: 1

Oakland: 20

Anaheim Race 3: 3

Kyle Cunningham

Anaheim Race 1: 11

Phoenix: 8

Anaheim Race 2: 9

Oakland: 7

Anaheim Race 3: 4

Jason Anderson

Anaheim Race 1: 4

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim Race 2: 7

Oakland: 3

Anaheim Race 3: 5

Travis Baker

Anaheim Race 1: 15

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim Race 2: 13

Oakland: 12

Anaheim Race 3: 6

Joey Savatgy

Anaheim Race 1: 13

Phoenix: 9

Anaheim Race 2: 18

Oakland: 6

Anaheim Race 3: 7

Austin Politelli

Anaheim Race 1: 16

Phoenix: 13

Anaheim Race 2: N/A

Oakland: 8

Anaheim Race 3: 8

Max Anstie

Anaheim Race 1: 9

Phoenix: 10

Anaheim Race 2: 17

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim Race 3: 9

Zach Osborne

Anaheim Race 1: 7

Phoenix: 6

Anaheim Race 2: 4

Oakland: 10

Anaheim Race 3: 10

Jessy Nelson

Anaheim Race 1: 18

Phoenix: 5

Anaheim Race 2: 10

Oakland: 13

Anaheim Race 3: 11

Cole Seely

Anaheim Race 1: 3

Phoenix: 4

Anaheim Race 2: 3

Oakland: 2

Anaheim Race 3: 12

Christian Craig

Anaheim Race 1: 12

Phoenix: 10

Anaheim Race 2: 6

Oakland: 9

Anaheim Race 3: 13

Josh Cachia

Anaheim Race 1: N/A

Phoenix: 14

Anaheim Race 2: N/A

Oakland: 16

Anaheim Race 3: 14

Scott Champion

Anaheim Race 1: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim Race 2: 15

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim Race 3: 15

Kade Mosig

Anaheim Race 1: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim Race 2: N/A

Oakland: 17

Anaheim Race 3: 16

Jean Ramos

Anaheim Race 1: 17

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim Race 2: N/A

Oakland: 15

Anaheim Race 3: 17

Dakota Tedder

Anaheim Race 1: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim Race 2: 13

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim Race 3: 18

Tyler Bereman

Anaheim Race 1: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim Race 2: N/A

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim Race 3: 19

Derek Anderson

Anaheim Race 1: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim Race 2: N/A

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim Race 3: 20

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