Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Supercross to Debut on Fox with Early Start This Weekend

Courtesy of Feld Motorsports

AURORA, Ill. - Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey (450SX Class) and Marvin Musquin (250SX Class) will attempt a record-setting sixth event sweep live on FOX when Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, makes its return to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey this Saturday afternoon. Monster Energy Supercross made its debut at MetLife Stadium in 2014 with 62,217 live event attendees. 

Saturday night's race will air live on FOX at 3:00 p.m. EST/ 12:00 p.m. PST for the first time in Monster Energy Supercross history

Live coverage from East Rutherford will also be available on the authenticated FOX Sports Go app.
Media Day will take place Thursday, April 23, at 12 Noon EST inside the Grand Central Terminal at the Vanderbilt Hall, featuring Dungey, Musquin, Cole Seely, Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, and Weston Peick. Fans can listen to the pre-race press conference live at Noon EST/3:00 p.m. PST by logging onto www.SupercrossLive.com

On Saturday, April 25, fans can Log on to www.SupercrossLive.comto watch Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL with Jim Holley and Andy Bowyer from 12:50 p.m. EST/9:50 a.m. PST to 4:50 p.m. EST/1:50 p.m. PST

Some key insights to watch heading into this Saturday night's race include:
  • Can a seventh different rider in 2015 win Saturday night's 450SX Class Main Event?
  • Can Dungey keep his 14-race podium streak alive?
  • The three rookies (Jason Anderson, Seely, and Blake Baggett) finished four, five, and six, respectively, in Santa Clara last Saturday night. Seely is looking for his second 450SX Class victory, while Anderson and Baggett are still looking for their first-career 450SX Class victories. Could East Rutherford be the place?
  • With a win this Saturday, Chad Reed can become one of four riders to win 45 450SX Class races.
  • Dungey and Musquin are tied with James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto ('07) with five event sweeps by a team, can they set the record this weekend?
  • Nick Wey earned his first top-10 finish since Las Vegas in 2012, can he back that up this weekend?
  • Can Musquin win his first-ever 250SX Class Championship?
  • The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, which is winless this year, has not had a winless season since 2001, can Joey Savatgy give the team their first win of the season?
Just one week removed from winning his second 450SX Class Championship, Dungey won his seventh race of the season at the inaugural race at Levi's Stadium last Saturday night. Dungey, who won his first 450SX Class Championship as a rookie in 2010, passed Autotrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha's Justin Barcia on Lap 3 for the lead and rode to victory.

"Today was rough; it took a few practices to finally get the bike dialed in," said Dungey from the podium in Santa Clara. "The Heat Race win gave me a good spot on the gate for the Main Event, which was a big help in getting the start I did."

GEICO Honda's Tomac finished second in a career-best 450SX Class season that includes two wins and four consecutive podium finishes. Tomac now has 11 career 450SX Class podium finishes.
Barcia's teammate Peick, who was making his 68th career 450SX Class start, scored the first podium of his career Saturday night by finishing third place. It was Peick's fifth top-five finish of the season.
Musquin brings a 20-point lead in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship and has his sights set on his first-ever championship and win at MetLife Stadium.Musquin has been the dominate rider in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class all year with five wins and two second-place finishes.
Musquin's toughest competition this year has been from defending Eastern Regional 250SX Class Champion Justin Bogle. Bogle has one win on the season and has been on the podium at every race except the stop at St. Louis' Edwards Jones Dome.

During the final race of the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship last Saturday night, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha's Cooper Webb capped off his championship-winning season by earning his sixth win of the year.

"It was definitely a wild and hectic Main Event. I just tried to get up as fast as I could and charge," said Webb. "It was basically a race to get your bike up the fastest and it worked out. I had fun racing with [Josh] Hansen."

During last year's 450SX Class Main Event in East Rutherford, Monster Energy Kawasaki's Villopoto won the first-ever race at MetLife Stadium. In doing so, Villopoto clinched his fourth consecutive 450SX Class Championship. Bogle scored his second win of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship.

Past Winners in East Rutherford

450SX Class

April 26, 2014 Ryan Villopoto
May 18, 1991 Jeff Stanton
May 19, 1990 Jean-Michel Bayle
May 6, 1989 Jeff Stanton
May 14, 1988 Rick Johnson
June 7, 1987 Rick Johnson

250SX Class 

April 26, 2014 Justin Bogle
May 18, 1991 Brian Swink
May 19, 1990 Denny Stephenson
May 6, 1989 Damon Bradshaw
May 14, 1988 Mike LaRocco
June 7, 1987 Keith Turpin

450SX Class Results, Santa Clara

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
  3. Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
  4. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna
  5. Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda
  6. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki
  7. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
  8. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki
  9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
  10. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Kawasaki 

450SX Class Season Standings

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 343
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 258
  3. Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda, 239
  4. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 212
  5. Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda, 204
  6. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki, 190
  7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna, 188
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 168
  9. Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki, 164
  10. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 156

Western Regional 250SX Class Results, Santa Clara

  1. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha
  2. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM
  3. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha
  4. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda
  5. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM
  6. Jackson Richardson, Wildomar, Calif., Honda
  7. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha
  8. Matt Bisceglia, Weatherford, Texas, Honda
  9. Tommy Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda
  10. Scott Champion, Wildomar, Calif., Yamaha

Western Regional 250SX Class Season Standings

  1. Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha, 186
  2. Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM, 124
  3. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Husqvarna, 117
  4. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM, 116
  5. Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha, 113
  6. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 111
  7. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda, 107
  8. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., KTM, 106
  9. Tyler Bowers, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 105
  10. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki, 91

 Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings

  1. Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM, 169
  2. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 149
  3. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 125
  4. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki, 113
  5. RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda, 84
  6. Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha, 84
  7. Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 84
  8. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda, 76
  9. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Husqvarna, 63
  10. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Kawasaki, 60 
Tickets are available at the MetLife Stadium Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets, charge by phone (800) 745-3000, or online at www.SupercrossLive.com  or www.ticketmaster.com. Practice and qualifying begin at 9 a.m. and the Main Event starts at 3:00 p.m Premium Club tickets are $125 Adult/Child; Premium Field $100 Adult/Child; Endzone Lower $75 Adult/Child; Endzone Upper $55 Adult/Child. Fans can also get in to the Pits for FREE from 9:00 a.m-2:00 p.m. Race Day when they recycle a MONSTER Energy Can at the stadium's pit entrance (valid only with event ticket).
During the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season, FOX Sports 1 will broadcast 12 races live and FOX Sports 2 will broadcast 3 races live. Each race will include a next-day re-air on FOX Sports 1. In addition, the authenticated FOX Sports Go app will live stream each race.
As a precursor to the live television, don't forget to catch all of the pre-race coverage with Supercross Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL, which will stream on www.SupercrossLive.com\from 12:50 - 4:30 p.m. local race time each Saturday during the season.  Practice, qualifying, behind the scenes features, and key rider interviews will all be highlighted on the Supercross Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL webcast.
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