Dungey Does it Again

Picture: Cudby
Picture: Cudby

Ryan Dungey has won his second consecutive Supercross race of the season in front of a packed Angel Stadium crowd.

By Hayden Gregory
Picture: Cudby
Picture: Cudby

A return trip to Anaheim has seen Dungey extend his overall points lead in the championship, charging to the 24th win of his career. It was a masterful showing as the American reigned in holeshot winner Davi Millsaps on the third lap. From that stage on he never looked back with Australian legend Chad Reed the only rider keeping him honest.

“I had to charge the first five laps,” said Dungey. “Chad [Reed] was on it tonight, and I know he wanted to get his ninth win here in Anaheim.”

For the second week in a row Reed placed runner up with another powerful showing for Yamaha. The Aussie moved into second place on lap five and once again gave his all to chase down Dungey.

Reed was hungry for his ninth career win at Anaheim as he moved to third overall on the 450SX all time start list with 188.

“I keep telling myself that I should appreciate second-place finishes, but I am a competitor,” said Reed. “I wanted my ninth win in Anaheim tonight, but we will keep pushing.”

On the final lap of the race, Eli Tomac gunned for second before falling from his bike, gifting third place to Ken Roczen. Tomac was able to recover quickly only dropping the one place, with Jason Anderson rounding out the top five.

Australian DPH Motorsport Yamaha rider Lawson Bopping had a positive night, making his second main event of the season to finish in 18th place.

2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross
Round three – Anaheim, CA

450SX Class results:
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Chad Reed (AUS)
3. Ken Roczen
4. Eli Tomac
5. Jason Anderson
6. Cole Seely
7. Davi Millsaps
8. Justin Brayton
9. Marvin Musquin
10. Jacob Weimer
18. Lawson Bopping (AUS)

450SX Class championship standings:
1. Ryan Dungey 72
2. Chad Reed (AUS) 59
3. Jason Anderson 57
4. Cole Seely 55
5. Eli Tomac 54
6. Ken Roczen 51
7. Davi Millsaps 36
8. Justin Brayton 35
9. Jake Weimer 33
10. Marvin Musquin 31
23. Lawson Bopping (AUS) 4

 

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