Highlights videos, KTM race report and Cudby photos from the final round of the 2015 Supercross season, as well as the 250 East VS West shootout!
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin both wrapped up impressive supercross seasons for the US Factory team with another double victory for KTM at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.
Dungey was in blistering form even in his heat race where he quickly took control and led every lap to take an easy win and secure the top transfer spot to the main event.
He had a great start in his main event and went on to complete a very impressive final race, crossing the line 4.6 seconds ahead of rival Eli Tomac after having a 10-seconds lead in the penultimate lap. It was Dungey’s eighth win of the season and together with his six podium seconds and two thirds, he was only off the podium in one of the 17 rounds. He had already secured the championship title in the fourteenth of the 17 rounds.
“This is exactly how you want to end the season,” stated Dungey, who rides the KTM 450 SX-F. “I’m very excited to get this win and use this confidence to head into the outdoor season in two weeks.”
250-class East West Shootout action
Musquin, the 250-class East Series champion got the ball rolling earlier in the evening with a decisive victory in the season-ending East-West Shootout. The French rider dominated the race throughout and crossed the line just shy of 12 seconds ahead of second-placed Malcolm Stewart.
“I felt comfortable all day today,” stated Musquin, who rides the KTM 250 SX-F. “I have a lot of confidence on my bike because I know it is the best one out there and that comes through in how I ride. I’m really excited to take the shootout win tonight and want to extend my thanks to my entire team.”
Justin Hill, Musquin’s teammate did not finish the event after a heat race injury kept him from competing in the main event.
Both Dungy and Musquin have both signed to stay with Red Bull KTM Factory Racing through 2017.
The Red Bull KTM Factory Team also earned another honor when Musquin’s mechanic, Frank Latham, was awarded the MMI Top Tech award after the 250 main event.
To round for a near perfect season, KTM also picked up the top honors in the Manufacturer’s Point Standings in both classes.
US SX Finale (Round 17)
Las Vegas Sam Boyd Stadium
1, Ryan Dungey, KTM (7 wins, 6 podium seconds, 2 podium thirds to complete a championship-winning season where he was only once off the podium)
2, Eli Tomac at 4.6 seconds
3, Weston Peick
4, Cole Seely
5, Joshua Grant
6, Blake Baggett
7, Chad Reed
8, Justin Barcia
9, Justin Brayton, KTM
10, Broc Tickle
Final Championship Standings after Round 17
1, Dungey, KTM 390
2, Tomac, 305
3, Seely, 277
4, Reed, 226
5, Baggett 223
6, Trey Canard, 204
7, Jason Anderson, 200
8, Tickle 194
9, Andrew Short KTM 180
10, Peick, 160
450-class Manufacturer Point Standings after 17 rounds
1, KTM 365
2, Honda, 362
3, Suzuki, 284
250SX East-West Shootout Results
1, Marvin Musquin, KTM (also 2015 East Coast 250-class champion)
2, Malcolm Stewart at 11.824 seconds
3, Matthew Bisceglia
4, Aaron Plessinger
5, Alex Martin
6, Zach Osborne
7, Rj Hampshire
8, Cole Martinez
9, Shane Mcelrath KTM
10, Kyle Peters