This Week in Monster Energy Supercross: Round 13 in St. Louis, MO

2017-03-31 16:06
450SX Class

On Another Level: With his seventh win of the season Eli Tomac became the first rider to win four consecutive Main Events since Ryan Villopoto closed out the 2014 season with four in a row. Only three times in history has a rider won four straight races and failed to win the title (1989, 1992, 2003).
On a Mission: For the first time since the opening round Tomac faces a single-digit deficit to the championship leader after he sat as far as 29 points out of the lead following Round 6. The last time a rider overcame such a large gap was 2002 when Ricky Carmichael fought back from a 35-point deficit to win the title.
Pressure Mounts: In his three previous championship-winning seasons the smallest points lead Ryan Dungey has faced at this point in the season was 12 points back in 2010 when he won the title as a rookie.
As Consistent as Ever: Dungey still boasts a class-leading finishing average of 2.5, with more podium finishes than any other rider this season. He’s also one of just two riders with a top-10 result in all 12 races thus far.
A Tale of Two Starts: The biggest discrepancy between the recent string of results between Dungey and Tomac has been out of the gate. Tomac is enjoying the best starts of his career with a class-leading average of 4.5, improving more than two positions from is career average of 6.7. Dungey’s season average of 5.3 is almost a full position worse than his 4.6 career average.
Positioning is Key: In his 33 career wins Dungey has never started worse than fifth, and has started with the lead in more than half of those victories (58%). He’s started in the top two in 81% of his wins. Tomac’s worst start in 11 career wins was eighth this season in Oakland. He’s started either first or second in all but two of his victorious outings.


Manufacturer Wins

Kawasaki – 7

KTM – 3

Honda – 2



Manufacturer Point Standings

KTM – 267
Kawasaki – 249
Honda – 221
Husqvarna – 188
Yamaha – 159
Suzuki – 150


Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer

KTM – Ryan Dungey, 1st

Kawasaki – Eli Tomac, 2nd

Honda – Cole Seely, 4th

Husqvarna – Jason Anderson, 5th

Yamaha – Chad Reed, 8th

Suzuki – Broc Tickle, 9th



450SX Class Championship Standings

Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 254
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Kawasaki – 247
Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM – 207
Cole Seely, Sherman Oaks, Calif., Honda – 196
Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., Husqvarna – 170
Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., KTM – 152
Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., KTM – 149
Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha – 131
Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki – 130
Dean Wilson, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna – 127


Main Event Wins (Total)

Eli Tomac – 7

Ryan Dungey – 2

Ken Roczen – 2

Marvin Musquin – 1



Main Event Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Ken Roczen

San Diego: Ken Roczen

Anaheim II: Ryan Dungey

Glendale: Eli Tomac

Oakland: Eli Tomac

Arlington: Marvin Musquin

Minneapolis: Eli Tomac

Atlanta: Ryan Dungey

Toronto: Eli Tomac

Daytona: Eli Tomac

Indianapolis: Eli Tomac

Detroit: Eli Tomac



Podium Finishes

Ryan Dungey – 10

Eli Tomac – 8

Marvin Musquin – 7

Jason Anderson – 2

Ken Roczen – 2

Cole Seely – 2

Blake Baggett – 1

Jeremy Martin – 1

Chad Reed – 1

Broc Tickle – 1

Cooper Webb – 1



Average Finish (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey 2.5

Eli Tomac 3.5

Marvin Musquin 5.5

Cole Seely 5.2

Jason Anderson 6.3 (11 Races)

Davi Millsaps 7.1 (11 Races)

Blake Baggett 8.9

Chad Reed 10.5

Broc Tickle 10.3

Dean Wilson 10.5



Average Start (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey 5.3

Eli Tomac 4.5

Marvin Musquin 6.3

Cole Seely 6.8

Jason Anderson 9.2 (11 Races)

Davi Millsaps 7.2 (11 Races)

Blake Baggett 8.5

Chad Reed 10.5

Broc Tickle 13.8

Dean Wilson 12.8



Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey +2.8

Eli Tomac +1.0

Marvin Musquin +0.8

Cole Seely +1.7

Jason Anderson +2.9 (11 Races)

Davi Millsaps +0.1 (11 Races)

Blake Baggett -0.3

Chad Reed -0.1

Broc Tickle +3.5

Dean Wilson +2.5



Main Event Laps Completed (By Race)

Anaheim: 20 Laps

San Diego: 24 Laps

Anaheim II: 22 Laps

Glendale: 21 Laps

Oakland: 21 Laps

Arlington: 26 Laps

Minneapolis: 26 Laps

Atlanta: 24 Laps

Toronto: 22 Laps

Daytona: 20 Laps

Indianapolis: 27 Laps

Detroit: 24 Laps



Laps Led

Eli Tomac – 128

Ryan Dungey – 69

Ken Roczen – 37

Marvin Musquin – 29

Jeremy Martin – 10

Blake Baggett – 2

Davi Millsaps – 2



SupercrossLive.com Holeshots (Total)

Blake Baggett – 2

Ryan Dungey – 2

Marvin Musquin – 2

Eli Tomac – 2

Vince Friese – 1

Ken Roczen – 1

Cole Seely – 1

Cooper Webb – 1



SupercrossLive.com Holeshots (By Race)

Anaheim: Ken Roczen

San Diego: Ryan Dungey

Anaheim II: Cooper Webb

Glendale: Eli Tomac

Oakland: Vince Friese

Arlington: Marvin Musquin

Minneapolis: Cole Seely

Atlanta: Ryan Dungey

Toronto: Blake Baggett

Daytona: Eli Tomac

Indianapolis: Blake Baggett

Detroit: Marvin Musquin



Heat Race Wins (Total)

Eli Tomac – 5

Jason Anderson – 3

Ryan Dungey – 3

Davi Millsaps – 3

Ken Roczen – 3

Blake Baggett – 1

Justin Barcia – 1

Justin Bogle – 1

Marvin Musquin – 1

Chad Reed – 1

Cole Seely – 1

Cooper Webb – 1



Heat Race Wins (By Race)

Anaheim: Ken Roczen & Eli Tomac

San Diego: Jason Anderson & Ken Roczen

Anaheim II: Davi Millsaps & Ken Roczen

Glendale: Davi Millsaps & Eli Tomac

Oakland: Jason Anderson & Cooper Webb

Arlington: Justin Bogle & Ryan Dungey

Minneapolis: Jason Anderson & Davi Millsaps

Atlanta: Blake Baggett & Ryan Dungey

Toronto: Chad Reed & Eli Tomac

Daytona: Justin Barcia & Eli Tomac

Indianapolis: Marvin Musquin & Eli Tomac

Detroit: Ryan Dungey & Cole Seely



Heat Race Main Event Transfers

Blake Baggett – 11

Marvin Musquin – 10

Ryan Dungey – 9

Jason Anderson – 8

Chad Reed – 8

Eli Tomac – 8

Davi Millsaps – 7

Cole Seely – 7

Malcolm Stewart – 6

Justin Bogle – 3

Justin Brayton – 3

Josh Grant – 3

Ken Roczen – 3

Broc Tickle – 3

Cooper Webb – 2

Mike Alessi – 1

Justin Barcia – 1

Trey Canard – 1

Dean Wilson – 1



Fastest Qualifiers (Total)

Eli Tomac – 5

Ryan Dungey – 2

Marvin Musquin – 2

Blake Baggett – 1

Broc Tickle – 1

Cooper Webb – 1



Fastest Qualifier (By Race)

Anaheim: Marvin Musquin

San Diego: Ryan Dungey

Anaheim II: Eli Tomac

Glendale: Blake Baggett

Oakland: Cooper Webb

Arlington: Eli Tomac

Minneapolis: Eli Tomac

Atlanta: Eli Tomac

Toronto: Eli Tomac

Daytona: Ryan Dungey

Indianapolis: Marvin Musquin

Detroit: Broc Tickle



Qualifying Average (Top 10)

Ryan Dungey 4.8

Eli Tomac 2.0

Marvin Musquin 3.5

Cole Seely 7.9

Jason Anderson 5.5

Davi Millsaps 12.8

Blake Baggett 6.8

Chad Reed 9.8

Broc Tickle 8.8

Dean Wilson 9.0



Eastern Regional 250SX Class

Dramatic Shift: Detroit saw a swing of 19 points in the championship standings to the benefit of Joey Savatgy, who moved back into the points lead with his third straight runner-up finish. He’ll carry the red number plate for the second time this season.
Nothing to Lose: The casualty of the points swing was Zach Osborne, who suffered misfortune en route to an 18th-place finish. After winning three of five races Osborne now faces a 10-point deficit in the championship, dropping from first to third in the standings. His finishing average fell from 2.2 to 4.8.
Hard-Fought Victory: In addition to becoming the 105th different winner in 250SX Class history, Jordon Smith became the first rider since Ivan Tedesco in 2003 to win the Last Chance Qualifier en route to the Main Event win. Coincidentally, Tedesco’s feat also took place in Detroit (Pontiac Silverdome) and was also for his first career win.
Championship Intrigue: The top four riders in the Eastern Regional title fight are separated by 11 points with just three rounds remaining and the lone championship break coming after St. Louis. Each of these four riders has at least one win this season.


Manufacturer Wins

Husqvarna – 3

Kawasaki – 2

KTM – 1



Manufacturer Point Standings (Combined Regions)

Kawasaki – 272
KTM – 238
Yamaha – 222
Husqvarna – 220
Honda – 181
Suzuki – 132


Highest Standing Championship Rider by Manufacturer

Kawasaki – Joey Savatgy, 1st

KTM – Jordon Smith, 2nd

Husqvarna – Zach Osborne, 3rd

Yamaha – Dylan Ferrandis, 5th

Honda – Christian Craig, 6th

Suzuki – Kyle Cunningham, 11th



Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki – 124
Jordon Smith, Belmont, N.C., KTM – 115
Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Husqvarna – 114
Adam Cianciarulo, Port Orange, Fla., Kawasaki – 113
Dylan Ferrandis, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Yamaha – 86
Christian Craig, Corona, Calif., Honda – 65
Luke Renzland, Hewitt, N.J., Yamaha – 61
Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., KTM – 60
Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha – 58
Mitchell Harrison, Brighton, Mich., Yamaha – 52
Main Event Wins

Zach Osborne – 3

Adam Cianciarulo – 1

Joey Savatgy – 1

Jordon Smith – 1



Main Event Wins (By Race)

Minneapolis: Joey Savatgy

Atlanta: Zach Osborne

Toronto: Zach Osborne

Daytona: Adam Cianciarulo

Indianapolis: Zach Osborne

Detroit: Jordon Smith



Podium Finishes

Zach Osborne – 4

Joey Savatgy – 4

Adam Cianciarulo – 3

Jordon Smith – 3

Christian Craig – 1

Dylan Ferrandis – 1

Alex Martin – 1

Colt Nichols – 1



Average Finish (Top 10)

Joey Savatgy 2.8

Jordon Smith 3.7

Zach Osborne 4.8

Adam Cianciarulo 3.8

Dylan Ferrandis 7.2

Christian Craig 8.4 (5 Races)

Luke Renzland 10.8

Alex Martin 10.2 (5 Races)

Anthony Rodriguez 9.4 (5 Races)

Mitchell Harrison 12.7



Average Start (Top 10)

Joey Savatgy 3.0

Jordon Smith 5.3

Zach Osborne 6.3

Adam Cianciarulo 4.3

Dylan Ferrandis 5.5

Christian Craig 12.8 (5 Races)

Luke Renzland 14.7

Alex Martin 8.8 (5 Races)

Anthony Rodriguez 9.6 (5 Races)

Mitchell Harrison 10.0



Start/Finish Ratio (Top 10)

Joey Savatgy +0.2

Jordon Smith +1.7

Zach Osborne +1.5

Adam Cianciarulo +0.5

Dylan Ferrandis -1.7

Christian Craig +4.4 (5 Races)

Luke Renzland +3.8

Alex Martin -1.4 (5 Races)

Anthony Rodriguez +0.2 (5 Races)

Mitchell Harrison -2.7



Main Event Laps Completed (By Race)

Minneapolis: 19 Laps

Atlanta: 18 Laps

Toronto: 17 Laps

Daytona: 15 Laps

Indianapolis: 20 Laps

Detroit: 18 Laps



Laps Led

Zach Osborne – 35

Joey Savatgy – 25

Jordon Smith – 18

Adam Cianciarulo – 16

Dylan Ferrandis – 13



SupercrossLive.com Holeshots

Adam Cianciarulo – 2

Jordon Smith – 2

Dylan Ferrandis – 1

Joey Savatgy – 1



SupercrossLive.com Holeshots (By Race)

Minneapolis: Jordon Smith

Atlanta: Jordon Smith

Toronto: Dylan Ferrandis

Daytona: Adam Cianciarulo

Indianapolis: Joey Savatgy

Detroit: Adam Cianciarulo



Heat Race Wins

Zach Osborne – 3

Adam Cianciarulo – 2

Christian Craig – 2

Dylan Ferrandis – 1

Alex Martin – 1

Colt Nichols – 1

Joey Savatgy – 1

Jordon Smith – 1



Heat Race Wins (By Race)

Minneapolis: Christian Craig & Joey Savatgy

Atlanta: Adam Cianciarulo & Zach Osborne

Toronto: Dylan Ferrandis & Colt Nichols

Daytona: Alex Martin & Zach Osborne

Indianapolis: Zach Osborne & Jordon Smith

Detroit: Adam Cianciarulo & Christian Craig



Fastest Qualifiers

Zach Osborne – 2

Joey Savatgy – 2

Dylan Ferrandis – 1

Alex Martin – 1



Fastest Qualifier (By Race)

Minneapolis: Zach Osborne

Atlanta: Joey Savatgy

Toronto: Zach Osborne

Daytona: Alex Martin

Indianapolis: Joey Savatgy

Detroit: Dylan Ferrandis



Qualifying Average (Top 10)

Joey Savatgy 1.8

Jordon Smith 5.5

Zach Osborne 2.7

Adam Cianciarulo 4.5

Dylan Ferrandis 4.8

Christian Craig 4.0

Luke Renzland 10.3

Alex Martin 6.2

Anthony Rodriguez 12.7

Mitchell Harrison 12.7

Source: Feld Motor Sports

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