2015 AMA Supercross Rd 2 Phoenix



450 Highlights vid and 250 full main event. Feld have now made youtube block all of the full main event vids, so I have just posted the highlights instead. Sucks when they do that, how else do they expect most of the world to watch the racing!!?
Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned his first podium finish of the season at the second round of the Monster Energy 450 Supercross Championship held at Chase Field.
Dungey was placed in the first 450 SX heat where he got a great jump off the start and came around the first corner in 2nd place. Dungey was able to maintain that position throughout the duration of the six lap heat race to finish in the runner-up spot and earn a transfer spot and a great gate pick for the main event.

His Red Bull KTM Factory teammate, Dean Wilson, was placed in heat number two. Wilson earned a top five start out of the gate and held the 5th place spot for the first two laps of the heat race. Unfortunately, he collided with another rider with two laps to go causing both riders to crash and he finished 7th in that heat unable to make the main event.

Wilson was sent to the semi race for another chance to qualify to the main event. He led the first lap of the semi race before falling back one position to 2nd. He remained in that spot to collect a transfer position to the main event.

When the gate dropped for the main event, Dungey leaped off the line to another good start and nearly grabbed the holeshot over Eli Tomac. Dungey made a few mistakes early on the first lap that dropped him from 2nd place to 4th place. Once in that position, he settled in for the first half of the race before he began to apply pressure to the 3rd place ride of Weston Peick.

With three laps to go, Dungey closed in on Peick and made a pass stick for the podium position. Once he had 3rd place secured he was able to pull away and began to close in on the 2nd place rider. Unfortunately, there were not enough laps left for him to make up enough ground to battle for the position and he finished in the 3rd place position. His podium at the Phoenix Supercross was his first podium of the season. Now two rounds into the series, Dungey sits 2nd in the overall point standings.

“This wasn’t a bad result,” stated Dungey. “But I definitely want better. I’m glad to be on the podium and am looking to keep this momentum going into the race next weekend.”

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Meanwhile, Wilson had earned a top ten start in the main event. Near the halfway point he had actually moved up as high as 6th position. Unfortunately, Wilson suffered from arm pump after the mid-point of the race which caused him to fall back a few positions. He finished the main event in 17th place.

Cudby Photos.

Next Event: Anaheim, CA – January 17, 2015

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

Overall Point Standings –
1. Ken Roczen – 47
2. Ryan Dungey – 38
3. Jason Anderson – 37

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Justin Hill finished 6th overall at the second round of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship held at Chase Field.
Hill had a great start to the evening’s event when he got a 2nd place start in his heat and began a battle for the lead spot that would last the entire race. Hill and Tyler Bowers swapped the lead position multiple times before Hill was able to make the pass stick on the final lap to secure the heat win and top gate position in the main event.

In the main event, Hill had a bad jump off the line and came around the first corner in 17th position. He passed a few riders and moved up to 13th by the end of the first lap. He continued to increase his pace and pick-off riders throughout the next few laps and was sitting in 7th at the halfway point. With two laps to go, Hill was able to close in on the 6th place ride of Zach Osborne and moments later made a pass stick to take over the position. Hill went on to finish the race in 6th place.

“Overall, I was hoping to be in podium contention tonight,” stated Hill. “I struggled with a head cold earlier this week and it affected my riding tonight. I am hoping to feel 100% this next week and come back stronger for the next Anaheim event.”

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Next Event: Anaheim, CA – January 17, 2015

Overall Results –
1. Cooper Webb
2. Malcolm Stewart
3. Jessy Nelson – KTM
4. Tyler Bowers
5. Aaron Plessinger
6. Justin Hill – KTM
7. Zach Osborne
8. Shane McElrath – KTM
9. Zach Bell
10. Tommy Hahn
11. Matt Bisceglia
12. Michael Leib
13. Josh Hansen
14. Cole Martinez
15. Chris Alldredge
16. Scott Champion
17. Zackery Freeberg
18. Jackson Richardson
19. Landen Powell – KTM
20. Alex Martin
21. Nico Izzi
22. Austin Politelli

Overall Point Standings –
1. Jessy Nelson – 45
2. Cooper Webb – 39
3. Tyler Bowers – 38
4. Zach Osborne – 36
5. Justin Hill – 33

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