2015 AMA Supercross Rd 3 Anaheim 2

2015 AMA Supercross Rd 3 Anaheim 2

Some pretty crazy racing this week, crashes, takeouts, black flags and other excitement! 450 and 250 Main events, race report and Cudby photos below!

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned 2nd overall at the third round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series garnering his best finish of the season in the 450 Supercross class at Angel Stadium.
Dungey topped the leaderboard in the early afternoon practice sessions to earn a top qualifying spot in the night show. At the gate drop of his heat, he quickly launched off the line to a 2nd place start. Within the first lap he moved into the lead. Once out front he pulled away from the field and took the checkered flag to earn the heat win.

His teammate, Dean Wilson, was placed in the second heat race. He got a 5th place start but was unable to move into the top four and missed transferring to the main event by one spot. Wilson was then placed in the second semi race for another chance to get on the main gate line-up. In this race he earned a top five start and quickly moved into the top three. He finished the race in 3rd place collecting a spot in the main event.

When the gate dropped for the main event, Dungey was 7th off the start while Wilson had a bad jump and was near the tail end of the pack. Dungey quickly clicked off fast lap times and was into 4th by the second lap of the race. He then pressured Chad Reed for a podium spot and was able to move into 3rd a lap later. Wasting no time, he pursued the 2nd place ride of Davi Millsaps. A lap later he made the pass stick on Millsaps and took over the runner-up spot.

Dungey spent the remaining laps chasing down the lead rider but was unable to close the gap enough to challenge for the lead spot. At the end of the twenty lap main event, he was able to cross the line in 2nd place earning his season best result. Wilson, also earned his best finish of the season, completing the race in 8th.

“I know I still have some work to do, but I was a lot happier with this result,” stated Dungey. “I’m happy to be on the podium and one step closer to that top spot.”

Next Event: Oakland, CA – January 24, 2015

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

Overall Point Standings –
1. Ken Roczen – 72
2. Ryan Dungey – 60
3. Jason Anderson – 51

Red Bull KTM Factory rider Justin Hill earned an impressive result at the third round of the 250 Supercross class at the Monster Energy Supercross held at Angel Stadium when he crossed the line in 3rd place.
Hill looked strong throughout the early afternoon qualifying sessions. Once all practice was complete he had earned the 5th fastest qualifying time and a great gate pick in his heat race. When the gate dropped for the heat, Hill was 5th out of the gate. He quickly moved to 3rd at the close of the first lap. Hill lost a spot to Tyler Bowers on the second lap but then made the spot back when he passed Zach Osborne a lap later. At the end of the six lap heat he finished 3rd to secure a spot on the main event starting grid.

The board turned sideways and the gate fell for the main event with Hill coming around the first corner in 6th place. He moved to 5th at the end of the first lap and secured 4th a lap later. When the lead ride of Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil/Red Bull/KTM rider Jessy Nelson crashed, Hill picked up the 3rd place spot. A lap later, Chris Alldredge, made a mistake and Hill picked up another spot to move into 2nd place.

Hill was able to hold that position for the next three laps fighting off a hard charge from Cooper Webb. On lap ten, Webb was able to move around Hill and take over the spot. Hill finished the race strong and held on to 3rd throughout the final five laps to secure a podium spot.

“I am making progress every weekend and getting stronger each race,” stated Hill. “I felt really good today and feel I am getting closer to working toward my first win. I am grateful to my team for all of their support and looking forward to the next round in Oakland.”

Next Event: Oakland, CA – January 24, 2015

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

Overall Point Standings –
1. Cooper Webb – 64
2. Jessy Nelson – 60
3. Tyler Bowers – 60
4. Zach Osborne – 54
5. Justin Hill – 53



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