MXA’S RAPID RACE RESULTS: RYAN DUNGEY WINS AGAIN IN MUDDY CREEK

 

Ryan Dungey reached the “Million Dollar” mark with his win in Tennessee. It was his second 450 National win of 2015 and when added to his eight Supercross wins his per race victory bonuses now add up to $1,000,000 — not counting his hefty salary (which he just renewed for two more years), outside sponsorship dough, $200,000 in Supercross purse/bonus money and his $1,000,000 Supercross Championship bonus. No need to add it all up, he’s not done yet.

Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson (21) made the 450 podium. Anderson has potential to be a winner when he rides within himself, which he showed when he split Dungey and Roczen in moto one.

Ken Roczen went 3-1, but it wasn’t the kind of result he needed. Kenny didn’t get the overall win and actually left Tennessee 2 points farther back in the points chase than when he came. Ken is 34 points behind Ryan after 4 of 12 rounds.

Christophe Pourcel was 16th at Muddy Creek and has slipped out of the top ten in points. Pourcel had issues in the first turn and went 22-14.

MUDDY CREEK NATIONAL RESULTS: 450 CLASS
1. Ryan Dungey (KTM)…1-2
2. Ken Roczen (Suz)…3-1
3. Jason Anderson (Hus)…2-4
4. Blake Baggett (Suz)…5-3
5. Phil Nicoletti (Yam)…4-9
6. Cole Seely (Hon)…8-5
7. Broc Tickle (Suz)…7-7
8. Justin Barcia (Yam)…9-6
9. Weston Peick (Yam)…6-11
10. Justin Brayton (KTM)…11-8
Other notables: 11. Ryan Sipes; 12. Fredrik Noren; 13, Kyle Chisholm; 14. Wil Hahn; 15, Matt Lemoine; 16. Christophe Pourcel; 22. Chad Reed.

The Ride of the Day went to Marvin Musquin. He won the first moto with a healthy margin, but crashed on lap one of the second moto. He started a long hard charge to salvage his day, and his title hopes, to come back to fourth at the finish line. Marvin is now 6 points adrift of Muddy Creek winner Jeremy Martin.

Jessy Nelson finish third for the day and is third in 250 National Championship points. Jessy has a 10 point lead over Adam Cianciarulo for third.

MUDDY CREEK  NATIONAL RESULTS: 250 CLASS
1. Jeremy Martin (Yam)…2-1
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM)…1-4
3. Jessy Nelson (KTM)…3-2
4. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)…5-3
5. Joey Savatgy (Kaw)…4-11
6. Aaron Plessinger (Yam)…8-7
7. Chris Alldredge (Kaw)…7-8
8. R. J Hampshire (Hon)…11-5
9. Zach Osborne (Hus)…9-9
10. Matt Bisceglia (Hon)…6-13
Other notables: 12. Shane McElrath; 13 Hayden Mellross; 15. Alex Martin; 20. Jackson Richardson; 35. Christian Craig; 37. Max Groom.

Justin Brayton (1), Jason Anderson (21) and Justin Barcia (51) rail around the first turn. Muddy Creek was sunny and hot and rainy and muggy — all at the same time.

Cole Seely was 6th in the 450 class, but is still suffering from his double DNF at Hangtown. Cole has gone 0-0-14-9-8-4-8-5 in the eight motos so far in 2015.

2015 AMA 450 NATIONAL POINTS STANDING
(After 4 of 12 races)
1. Ryan Dungey…175
2. Ken Roczen…138
3. Blake Baggett…135
4. Eli Tomac…125
5. Justin Barcia…114
6. Jason Anderson…112
7. Weston Peick…104
8. Broc Tickle…103
9. Phil Nicoletti..92
10. Cole Seely…79
Other notables: 11. Christophe Pourcel (79); 12. Justin Brayton (74); 14. Chad Reed (51); 16. Wil Hahn (40); 21. Ryan Sipes (20); 22. Josh Grant (17).

Last week Christian Craig was a revelation for Geico Honda, but this week he was sick and dropped out of moto one. He came back to try again in moto two, but had chain issues which required a stop in the pits. He had a 39-29 day.

2015 AMA 250 NATIONAL POINTS STANDING
(After 4 of 12 races)
1. Jeremy Martin…175
2. Marvin Musquin…169
3. Jessy Nelson…122
4. Adam Cianciarulo…112
5. Joey Savatgy…100
6. Zach Osborne…91
7. Chris Alldredge…89
8. Shane McElrath…87
9. Matt Biscelgia…87
10. R.J. Hampshire…856.
Other notables: 11. Aaron Plessinger (85); 12. Alex Martin (79); 15. Justin Hill (52); 18. Christian Craig (33); 21. Cooper Webb (20); 22. Hayden Mellross (20).

Photo: KTM, Geico Honda, Husqvarna, Troy Lee Designs

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