This weekend the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series will head to the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis, Missouri for Round thirteen of the FIM World Championship series. After a wild night filled with gnarly crashes and incredible racing in Detroit, St. Louis promises to be equally as exciting as the last.
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The track design in St. Louis looks to be nearly as challenging as the Detroit track, last weekend and will surely test the skill and determination of the riders who survived Round twelve.
This past weekend both Red Bull/KTM riders were dethroned from their winning streaks by GEICO/Honda teammates, Eli Tomac and Justin Bogle. Both riders got out front early and dominated their respective races.
Although Dungey did not take the win this past weekend, he will still head to St. Louis with a hefty points lead over Muscle Milk/Honda rider, Trey Canard. With Dungey heading into the final rounds of the series with such a large points lead it is unlikely that we will see “Mr. Consistent” ride too far on the edge. It is likely that last week’s dominating win for GEICO/Honda’s Eli Tomac won’t be the last win for the young rider, this year.
Muscle Milk/Honda rider and championship contender, Trey Canard will not line up at St. Louis this weekend. The rider’s best season yet was cut short, last weekend after landing on Tedder/Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Jake Weimer. Canard fractured his arm in the crash and will be unable to compete in the final rounds of the series, leaving Dungey an even larger points lead.
Tedder/Monster Energy/Kawasaki rider Jake Weimer will also join the long list of injured riders, unable to race. After being landed on last week Weimer has sustained a broken arm, concussion and punctured lung.
Rockstar Energy/Husqvarna rider, Jason Anderson and AutoTrader.com/Toyota/JGR/Yamaha rider, Weston Peick each experienced violent crashes, but, look to compete at St. Louis. Both having fairly successful seasons, so far, will look to redeem themselves and some points in St. Louis.
In the 250SX class, Justin Bogle will head to St. Louis trailing serious points leader, Marvin Musquin by only thirteen points. With a track design much similar to last week, odds look to be in Bogle’s favor, but, Musquin also excels in technical conditions. And Staring/Yamalube/Yamaha rider, Jeremy Martin is far from done showing us he has what it takes to win a supercross title, as well.
With a plenty of the top riders out and injured, it will be exciting to see who steps up to the plate for Round thirteen. Will Davi Milsaps finally show fans what he’s got in the tank or will Reed dig deep to find what he needs to run up front again? Or will one of the rookies, like Blake Baggett or Cole Seely claim their first win on their premiere class careers?
Be sure to tune in to FOX Sports 1 for live coverage at 8:00 pm ET Saturday night or check it out live at the Edward Jones Dome in St Louis, Missouri.
This weekend the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series will head to Ford Field Stadium in Detroit, MI for Round Twelve of the series. Both Red Bull/KTM riders head into the night with substantial point leads in the championship chase. 250SX rider, Marvin Musquin heads in with a sixteen point lead with only three more East rounds remaining. While 450SX teammate, Ryan Dungey will arrive at Detroit with a forty-four point lead over Honda rider, Trey Canard.
The Red Bull KTM team looks to be unbeatable, claiming both 250SX and 450SX wins in four out five events in the East coast. The number five of Ryan Dungey has proved that consistency and his race by race mentality are key to winning championships. Dungey will be on the hunt for another win this weekend in Detroit, on route to his second Supercross Championship.
The number forty-one of Trey Canard was on fire this past weekend in Indianapolis with the best lap times on the track. However, without the start Canard won’t be able to top the consistency and speed of Dungey. If Trey can figure out the start this weekend in Detroit, it will be his opportunity to walk away with a win and show us how fast he truly is.
Canard’s teammate, Cole Seely was also able to put in some fast laps in Indianapolis, but, was also unable to show Dungey a wheel. With a second place finish and a good clean moto he has the confidence to run up front, but will have to find something extra if he wants to top the dominate Ryan Dungey.
JGR/Yamaha rider, Weston Peick has been battling with the front runners and has even led a few laps in past weeks, however, he is still yet to claim anything better than a fourth place finish. Peick looks to be fitter and stronger every week and with his starts dialed, he will be fighting for a podium spot this week in Detroit.
GEICO Honda rider Eli Tomac had some tough luck in Indianapolis and previous weeks, but, was astonishingly able to unlap himself this past weekend. In order to gain a lap back you must be able to pass the leading competitor. In this case Tomac had a get off and was able to track down Dungey and pass him back to finish eleventh, just behind Jake Weimer. Tomac made it quite obvious that he has the speed to win, he will just need to piece together the rest of the picture to show us he’s got anything for Dungey.
In the 250SX class Musquin looks to be walking away with the title, claiming four out of five wins, so far.
Jeremy Martin has been the only rider to appear to have anything for Musquin, but, was unable to qualify for the main event this past weekend. Missing the main in Indianapolis has put Martin back thirty-seven points on Musquin and in a tough spot to be able to claim a championship, with only three rounds remaining.
Justin Bogle has been able to get out in the front of the pack every weekend, but, hasn’t really had the pace to run with Musquin. If Bogle can find a way to match Musquin’s pace he may be able to challenge for some wins in the remaining rounds.
When the gate drops in Detroit, the Red Bull/KTM boys will surely be the centre of attention, but, the other contenders will surely be hungry to stop the streak. Who will it be to stop the dominate Red Bull/KTM team?
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The number five rider of Ryan Dungey looks to be the man to beat, coming off back-to-back dominating wins, with another win in Daytona last weekend. Dungey is typically always pinned as the consistent rider, not always the fastest, not always the best, but now, Dungey is consistently winning and that is a challenging combination to top for any rider. Once again the boys will be looking for something special to beat Dungey, as he looks to make the three-peat in Indianapolis.
With a first corner crash last week for Honda rider, Trey Canard, Dungey now leads the points by forty points over Canard. Canard had the speed to be competitive, but, will need to figure the start to have anything for Dungey next week.
Eli Tomac looks to be smoother and faster every single weekend and if wins were based on style points he would have taken the cake in Daytona. However, he seems to be the only guy able to hang with Red Bull/KTM’s Ryan Dungey. Eventually all that style and flow will add up to some shorter lap times and some good battles at the front. Be sure to look for the number three up front battling for wins next week in Indianapolis.
Running eighth in the points, Blake Baggett was able to pull out a third place finish last week in Daytona. The guy has always been fast in the 250 class, but, has definitely had to make some changes for the 450 program. It looks like he’s been able to pull the big picture together and will be looking for some more podium finishes in the weeks to come.
Fan favourite, Australian rider, Chad Reed will surely be fired for a win next week in Indianapolis after back-to-back crashes at Atlanta two and Daytona. He will be looking for some redemption after that dominating win at the first Atlanta round.
After leading nearly half the moto at Daytona, Andrew Short had seemingly found some new mojo to go fast. It will be a matter of getting the job done next week in Indianapolis for the BTO Sports/KTM rider.
RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/Suzuki rider, Ken Roczen was unable to compete this past weekend after reinjuring his ankle in practice. Our fingers are crossed that Kenny will be back guns-a-blazing at Indianapolis. After leading the first half of the series in points, Roczen now sits in fourth, sixty-eight points back on former teammate, Ryan Dungey.
The number eight-hundred of Mike Alessi also wadded up pretty bad in Daytona, but, hopefully he will be healed up enough to return for some holeshots in Indianapolis.
In the 250 class, Marvin Musquin looks to be the man to beat, capturing another win this past weekend in Daytona. The Red Bull/KTM rider was on fire, yet he managed to be smooth and consistent as ever.
However, Jeremy Martin was once again the faster rider on the track. He was unable to get the job done, coming from behind in only fifteen laps. But, if he can pull a start together next week at the Lucas Oil Stadium, he will definitely be the man to beat.
Former champ, Justin Bogle is still looking for his first win of the season and feels like his program is finally coming together. Once he finds that last piece of the puzzle he will be up battling for wins with Martin and Musquin.
With so many riders able to take wins in the 450 class and three amazingly fast 250 riders, things are sure to get interesting this week in Indiana. If you can’t make it out to the Stadium this weekend, you can always check it out the live coverage this Saturday on Fox Sports 2 at 7:00PM ET.
This weekend the Monster Energy AMA Supercross series will head to Daytona Beach for round ten of the series. On Saturday, the riders will prepare for what is said to be the most physically demanding round of the series, on Ricky Carmichael’s signature designed track. With the fast paced track design, it will be interesting to see who will be out front this weekend.
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Coming off a disappointing first lap crash last week in Atlanta, Reed will be fired up to show fans he has more in the tank. Reed’s dominating win two weeks ago at Atlanta 1, reassured the industry that the Discount Tire veteran still has what it takes to win in 2015. It took a long time for the number twenty-two to recover from a mid-season crash last February, but, now that he has the pace to run with the heavy hitters, Reed will be contending for wins every week.
After Ryan Dungey’s dominating win last week at Atlanta he will surely be a contender at Daytona. Although Red Bull/KTM’s Ryan Dungey is always a contender week-in and week-out, he is now back on top with the confidence to win in dominating fashion. The rest of the front runners will have to find something extra to match Dungey’s speed and confidence at Daytona.
With AutoTrader.com/Toyota/JGR/Yamaha’s Justin Barcia out on injury, teammate Weston Peick has stepped up to the plate. Last week, Peick was able to capture the holeshot and lead some laps in the main event for the first time in his career. Although, Peick’s speed didn’t quite match the front runners, last week has surely given him the confidence to run up front.
It goes without saying that the RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki riders, Broc Tickle and Ken Roczen will both be factors in the main event at Daytona. Although Ken Roczen has had a tough couple of weeks, suffering a couple gnarly crashes and nagging injuries, it is only a matter of time before the former champ returns to the top. As for Broc Tickle, he has seemingly found the program that works for him, with some impressive finishes in recent rounds, he looks to be going up from here.
American Honda rider Trey Canard has many similarities to Ryan Dungey in his ability to be consistent and fast every single Saturday night. With a third place finish last week at Atlanta, Canard gave up five points to series points leader Ryan Dungey and now sits thirty points back, in second. Although the points gap has widened, with nine rounds remaining Canard still has a shot at the title and will be at Daytona guns-a-blazing.
Although Tomac had a rough start to the season and a couple gnarly crashes in recent rounds he shows up every weekend with the confidence and speed to win motos. With only one win so far this season, Daytona could be his time to shine.
In the 250 class, it has been Red Bull/KTM’s Marvin Musquin and Yamalube/Star Racing/ Yamaha rider Jeremy Martin swapping wins in the East Coast. With Musquin taking a win at Round 1 and Round 3 of the East series, he looks to be faster and fitter than ever.
2014 250 Motocross Champion, Jeremy Martin had the confidence coming off a win at Atlanta 1 but couldn’t seem to put the whole package together last week for Atlanta 2. The former champ will surely be fired up to show fans and riders alike that he’s got what it takes to win a Supercross title, as well.
The boys will roll in to Daytona International Speedway this week for Round 10 of the series and by far one of the coolest rounds for spectators. The set up at the Speedway is unlike any other round of the series, where spectators can actually stand on the Nascar track to view the race up close and personal. Not to mention the pit party in Daytona, is second to none.
This past Saturday marked the end of the ten-week dry spout for motocross fans and riders, alike. Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California overflowed with 45,050 fans to sell out the show for the fifth consecutive time. Fresh off his first ever premiere class championship in the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross series, Ken Roczen led every lap of the 450 main event, to claim his second consecutive win at A1. In the 250 class, it was Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/KTM’s, Jessy Nelson who also led every lap of the main event to claim his first ever career victory.
Out of the gate in the 450 class, it was Smartop/Motoconcepts Racing’s Mike Alessi, who broke out to an early lead, capturing the first hole shot of 2015. The number twenty-nine of Andrew Short was able to make quick work of Alessi, taking over the lead on his BTOSports.com, KTM. Before the veteran could even turn one full lap, Ken Roczen took over on his RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns, Suzuki.
As Ken Roczen began to put some time between himself and the rest of the pack, all eyes turned to the rookie on the number twenty-one bike. All the way from the inside gate, shirt hanging out and all, Jason Anderson was able to make his way into second position in typical Anderson fashion, on his brand new Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna.
Eli Tomac with the fastest qualifying time, was also off to a great start, but, more surprisingly had some troubles in lap 3, pushing him well into the back of the pack.
Fresh off his win at the Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas, just ten weeks back, Davi Millsaps looked to have the confidence to dominate. However, after making his way by Dungey and Alessi, to put his Monster Energy Kawasaki into fourth, Millsaps had some trouble in the whoops. The bobble put him back to fourteenth, but another crash shortly after would put him even further behind.
Factory Honda rider, Trey Canard, did not get off to the best start, but, was able to make his way into third by the half way point, pushing Short back to fourth.
With only seven laps to go, it looked as though Jason Anderson was going to make his typical end of the race push, as he began knock the seconds off between himself and the leader.
As Reed and Weimer battled it out for tenth position, Dungey was able to make the pass stick on Short to take over fourth position. Roczen was able to hold onto to the lead with a four second gap over the rookie, Jason Anderson.
Factory Honda’s, Trey Canard took third, with Dungey on his Red Bull KTM taking fourth and Andrew Short would round out the top five on his BTOSports.com KTM.
In the 250 class, many new faces made their way to the line for their professional debut. But, it was returning rider Jessy Nelson, who broke out to an early lead, capturing the first 250 hole shot of 2015. Nelson was followed into turn one by a group of the heavy hitters, including; Zach Osborne, Josh Hansen, Matt Bisceglia and Justin Hill.
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider, Tyler Bowers was not far behind the top five pack and looked to be on the move.
Bisceglia and Hill were able to make their way around MotoSport.com/Team 100 rider, Josh Hansen. However, as Hill went to make the move Bisceglia, Hill pushed him out to high on the turn and Bisceglia went down.
Darryn Durham also went down hard after the rhythm section, taking himself out of the main event. GEICO Honda rider, Malcolm Stewart also found himself down and out after a pile up with 2013 Canadian Champ, Austin Politelli.
Bowers was able to make the move on Hansen, but, Hansen returned the favour and held onto fourth. Bowers managed to get back by Hansen and continued his move towards the front of the pack. On the nine-eleven bike, Bowers was able to catch Red Bull KTM’s Justin Hill and complete the pass for third, with only five laps remaining.
After a poor start for the Star Racing/Yamalube/Yamaha riders, Alex Martin and Cooper Webb, they found themselves in a four way battle for seventh position between themselves, Josh Hansen and Shane Mcelrath. McElrath managed to push Hansen out wide, but, the two ended up banging bars and Hansen went down.
It was the number twenty-eight of Jessy Nelson who had the stadium on their feet, claiming his first ever victory in his professional career. Nelson made his way into the media a few times last year with a couple solid fifth place finishes, but, never better than fifth. To take such a dominating win at the season opener, proves he has been hard at work during the off season.
Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne was not able to close the gap on Nelson, but, managed to hold off Bowers to claim second position.
2011 Arenacross champion, Tyler Bowers fought his way from sixth to third to claim the final podium spot at A1. Justin Hill and Aaron Plessinger rounded out the top five.
Next week the series will head to Phoenix, Arizona for Round two of the Monster Energy Supercorss Series, an FIM World Championship.
450 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- Ken Roczen – 25
- Jason Anderson – 22
- Trey Canard – 20
- Ryan Dungey – 18
- Andrew Short – 16
- Justin Barcia – 15
- Weston Peick – 14
- Broc Tickle – 13
- Mike Alessi – 12
- Chad Reed – 11
250 CHAMPIONSHIP STANDINGS
- Jessy Nelson – 25
- Zach Osborne – 22
- Tyler Bowers – 20
- Justin Hill – 18
- Aaron Plessinger – 16
- Shane Mcelrath – 15
- Cooper Webb – 14
- Alex Martin – 13
- Josh Hansen – 12
- Michael Leib – 11
This year Jarryd McNeil to the top spot at the Dirt Shark Best Whip Contest that took place during the Monster Energy Cup. Our friends over at MXTV had a chance to sit down and catch up with the man him self and find out what makes him tick and how he became a freestyle star. Check it out below.