Chaotic racing! Turning into a super exciting championship in the 450’s!
Red Bull KTM Factory Racing Team’s Marvin Musquin earned his second victory of the season on Saturday for Round 14 of the AMA Supercross Championship in Seattle, Washington. Musquin had a flawless day of racing as he claimed the heat race victory before going on to lead all 20 laps of the 450SX Main Event. His teammate, Ryan Dungey, finished just off the podium in 4th place after a first-turn crash forced him to have to pick his way through a majority of the field.
Marvin Musquin escaped a first-turn pileup in the Main Event, where he put his KTM 450 SX-F FACTORY EDITION into the lead position off the start. Ryan Dungey wasn’t so lucky as he got pinched off in the first turn where he ultimately hit the tuf block and went down, allowing the rest of the field to get away.
Musquin jumped out front and never looked back as he led all 20 laps of the 450SX Main Event. Despite the chaos behind him, Musquin was able to keep his composure to earn his second victory of the season in Washington.
Musquin: “My start wasn’t the best, I was really close to going down in the first corner but I was able to get out clean and get into the lead in the first lap, which was awesome. I tried to push as hard as I could but not too much because it was easy to make mistakes – the track was technical and had some rocks. It means a lot to get this (win), my first victory in Dallas I was missing my mechanic Frankie so today I’m really proud and happy.”
Dungey continued to climb his way through the pack, where he ultimately finished 4th place for the night.
Dungey: “Obviously going down in the first turn wasn’t ideal but from that point forward we just tried to pick as many riders off as we could and try to gain as many championship points as we could and not make any big mistakes. Overall it was a good night – we salvaged what we could. I felt great, the bike felt awesome and everything was all lined up – we just had a little mishap in the first turn, but that’s just the way it goes.”
Dungey heads into the final three rounds tied with Eli Tomac in the 450SX championship standings.
Next Round: April 22, 2017 – Salt Lake City, UT (USA)
Results 450SX Class Seattle 2017
1. Marvin Musquin (FRA), KTM, 18:45.112 min (20 laps)
2. Eli Tomac (USA), Kawasaki, +4.770 sec
3. Jason Anderson (USA), Husqvarna, +13.238
4. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM, +23.252
5. David Millsaps (USA), KTM, +26.248
7. Blake Baggett (USA), KTM, +28.574
DNS Trey Canard (USA), KTM
Standings 450SX Class 2017 after 14 of 18 rounds
1. Tomac, 294 points
2. Dungey, 294
3. Musquin, 252
4. Cole Seely (USA), Honda, 211
5. Anderson, 208
6. Baggett, 177
7. Millsaps, 176
21. Canard, 51
Results 250SX West Class Seattle 2017
1. Aaron Plessinger (USA), Yamaha, 13:15.018 min (14 laps)
2. Justin Hill (USA), Kawasaki, +6.374 sec
3. Mitchell Oldenburg (USA), KTM, +8.306
4. Martin Davalos (USA), Husqvarna, +26.442
5. Shane McElrath (USA), KTM, +29.411
Standings 250SX West Class 2017 after 7 of 9 rounds
1. Hill, 160 points
2. Plessinger, 142
3. McElrath, 129
4. Davalos, 124
5. James Decotis (USA), Honda, 106
16. Oldenburg, 38