2015 AMA Supercross Rd 1 Anaheim 1

2015 AMA Supercross Rd 1 Anaheim 1

250 and 450 Main events, Race report and Cudby photos from round 1 of the 2015 AMA Supercross season!

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Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned 4th overall at the opening round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series, an FIM World Championship held at Angels Stadium in front of a packed crowd.
Dungey started the day off well with a 5th place start in his 450 SX class heat race. He quickly passed Mike Alessi for 4th place. Two laps later he moved past Justin Barcia to take 3rd place where he finished the race for a transfer spot in the main event.

His Red Bull KTM teammate, Dean Wilson, did not have as strong of a finish in his heat race and had to move on to the semi. He missed a transfer spot in the semi race as well and went to the LCQ. In the LCQ, he nailed the holeshot and led all laps to take an easy win and secure a spot in the main event.

When the gate dropped for the main event, BTO Sports KTM rider Andrew Short, earned the holeshot. Dungey was sitting in 6th place while Wilson was 17th. Dungey stayed close to the top five and passed into 5th on the first lap. With a few laps to go, Dungey began to challenge Short for the 4th place position and was able to secure the spot. Once in 4th, he maintained his pace and held that spot to the finish. Wilson struggled at this event and ended up 15th at the end of the race.

“I would have liked to be on the podium tonight,” stated Dungey. “I am happy to be in the top five. It is definitely not the worst place to start the year but I have some work to do to improve my position for the next race.”

Next Event: January 10, 2015 – Phoenix, AZ

Overall Results –
1. Ken Roczen
2. Jason Anderson
3. Trey Canard
4. Ryan Dungey – KTM
5. Andrew Short – KTM
6. Justin Barcia
7. Weston Peick
8. Broc Tickle
9. Mike Alessi
10. Chad Reed
11. Jacob Weimer
12. Blake Baggett
13. Justin Brayton – KTM
14. Cole Seely
15. Dean Wilson – KTM
16. Josh Hill
17. Brett Metcalfe
18. Josh Grant
19. Davi Millsaps
20. Eli Tomac
21. Kyle Partridge
22. Tevin Tapia

Overall Point Standings –
1. Ken Roczen – 25
2. Jason Anderson – 22
3. Trey Canard – 20
4. Ryan Dungey – 18
5. Andrew Short – 16

Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/Lucas Oil/KTM rider Jessy Nelson took a dominating win in front of the sold out crowd at the opening round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series in the 250 SX West Championship while Red Bull KTM Factory rider Justin Hill took a 4th place result.

Hill had a great heat race earning a 3rd place jump off the line. He quickly moved past Alex Martin for 2nd on the opening lap. The next few laps he spent time reeling in the lead ride of Josh Hansen. With one lap remaining he was able to make an inside pass through a left-handed corner to take over the lead. He held the front position to the finish taking the first heat race win of the season.

He continued his streak of good starts in the main event where he got off the line to a top five start. Hill moved into 4th place on lap three and then passed Hansen for 3rd before the end of lap four. He continued to hold the podium position until the last few laps when he began to receive pressure from Tyler Bowers. Unfortunately, Bowers was able to make the pass on Hill pushing him back one spot to 4th. Hill held that position and finished the race in that place. Meanwhile, Nelson earned the holeshot out front and led every lap of the 15 lap main event to claim the win aboard his KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition motorcycle.

“It feels so great to get the win tonight,” stated Nelson on the podium. “The team and I have put so much work into the program this year and I am so comfortable on this bike. I am excited to get this win at the opening round.”

Next Event: January 10, 2015 – Phoenix, AZ

Overall Results –
1. Jessy Nelson – KTM
2. Zach Osborne
3. Tyler Bowers
4. Justin Hill – KTM
5. Aaron Plessinger
6. Shane McElrath – KTM
7. Cooper Webb
8. Alex Martin
9. Josh Hansen
10. Michael Lieb
11. Zach Bell
12. Scott Champion
13. Matthew Bisceglia
14. Tommy Hahn
15. Trevor Reis
16. Nico Izzi
17. Austin Politelli
18. Ryan Breece
19. Zackery Freeburg
20. Cole Martinez
21. Darryn Durham – KTM
22. Malcolm Stewart

Overall Point Standings –
1. Jessy Nelson – 25
2. Zach Osborne – 22
3. Tyler Bowers – 20
4. Justin Hill – 18
5. Aaron Plessiger – 16

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