Webb and Musquin Square off in Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout
AURORA, Ill. (April 27, 2015) – The 2015 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will conclude this weekend at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium, with two exciting Main Events taking place before the season makes its way into the history books. With the 450SX Class Championship clinched, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey will make his 100th start in hopes of winning his eighth Main Event of the season. Dungey’s teammate, Marvin Musquin, claimed his first-ever Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship with his sixth win of the season last Saturday afternoon at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. Musquin will square off against Western Regional 250SX Class Champion Cooper Webb, who rides for the Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha team, in the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout.
Saturday night’s race will air live on FOX Sports 1 at 10:00 p.m. EST/ 7:00 p.m. PST.
Live coverage from Las Vegas will also be available on the authenticated FOX Sports Go app.
Media Day will take place Friday, May 1, at 12 Noon PST at Sam Boyd Stadium, featuring 450SX Class riders Dungey, Eli Tomac and Cole Seely, 250SX Class Champions Webb and Musquin and AMSOIL Arenacross riders Jacob Hayes, Matt Goerke, and Chris Blose. The pre-race press conference will stream live on Race Day Live presented by AMSOIL at www.SupercrossLive.com at 1:00 a.m. EST/10:00 a.m. PST
On Saturday, May 2, fans can Log on to www.SupercrossLive.comto watch Race Day Live with Jim Holley and Andy Bowyer from 3:50 p.m. EST/12:50 p.m. PST to 7:50 p.m. EST/4:50 p.m. PST
Some key insights to watch heading into this Saturday night’s race include:
- Can Dungey give KTM their first Las Vegas win since ’12?
- Can Dungey earn his eighth win of the season on his 100th career 450SX Class start?
- Can Dungey and Musquin combine to break James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto’s 2007 record of five race sweeps by the same riders?
- Who will break the East/West shootout tie? Both divisions have nine wins apiece.
- The 250SX Champions have only gone on to win the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout in eight of the 24 races, can Musquin or Webb make it nine?
- Only three riders have won their first-ever 450SX Class Main Event in Las Vegas, can one of the rookies, #WhosNext?
- Musquin and Webb each have six wins this season, can one of them set the record for most 250SX Class wins this year?
GEICO Honda’s Tomac used a pass on Team Honda HRC’s Seely on Lap 13 to take the lead during the 450SX Class Main at MetLife Stadium. From there, Tomac took advantage of the clear track in front him and rode to his third win of the season. Tomac is second overall in season standings.
Eli Tomac last weekend in East Rutherford
Photo Credit: Kardy Photos
“The track really broke down out there. I just tried to be as consistent as I could and keep it on two wheels, and I started to close in on Cole [Seely],” explained Tomac following the Main Event last weekend. “He made a couple mistakes that allowed me to get on his rear fender and I just pulled the trigger in the whoops. Once I got out front I was able to just get through lappers and bring it home.”
2015 450SX Class Champion, Ryan Dungey, in East Rutherford
Photo Credit: Kardy Photos
Dungey finished second at MetLife Stadium, marking his 15th consecutive podium finish of the season. Dungey, a two-time winner in Las Vegas, could bring his 2015 win percentage to 47% with a victory Saturday night. He is the only rider competing in this weekend’s race that has won both classes in Las Vegas.
Seely brought home the number-three position in East Rutherford, which gives him seven top-five finishes and 10 top-10 finishes of his rookie season.
2015 Eastern Regional 250SX Class Champion, Marvin Musquin
Photo Credit: Kardy Photos
Musquin has been on the podium at every race of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class season; in addition to his six wins, he has two runner-up finishes. Webb has been on the podium at every race except at the season opener in Anaheim where he finished in seventh place.
Other 250SX Class winners this year include: Justin Bogle, Jeremy Martin, Jessy Nelson, and Malcolm Stewart. Historically, KTM has only won in Las Vegas twice to Yamaha’s five. With the Eastern and Western Regional division tied at nine races apiece, this weekend’s race is up for grabs.
During last year’s 450SX Class Main Event in Las Vegas, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Villopoto won his seventh race of the year. Rockstar Energy Racing’s Jason Anderson, who had four wins on the season, won the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship, and Dean Wilson finished the season with the race win.
Bogle won the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship as Star Racing Yamaha’s Martin captured the first race win of his career. Justin Hill led wire-to-wire to win the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout.
450SX Class Results: East Rutherford
- Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
- Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
- Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda
- Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki
- Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
- Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
- Josh Grant, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki
- Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Kawasaki
- Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna
- Weston Peick, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
450SX Class Season Standings
- Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 365
- Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 283
- Cole Seely, Laguna Beach, Calif., Honda, 259
- Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Kawasaki, 212
- Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki, 208
- Trey Canard, Edmond, Okla., Honda, 204
- Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Husqvarna, 200
- Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 183
- Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 180
- Ken Roczen, Clermont, Fla., Suzuki, 156
Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: East Rutherford
- Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM
- Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda
- Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki
- Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha
- RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda
- Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda
- Anthony Rodriquez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha
- Michael Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Yamaha
- Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda
- Luke Renzland, Hewitt, N.J., Yamaha
Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Final Standings
- Marvin Musquin, Corona, Calif., KTM, 194
- Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 171
- Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 143
- Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., Kawasaki, 133
- RJ Hampshire, Hudson, Fla., Honda, 100
- Anthony Rodriguez, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha, 98
- Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda, 91
- Jimmy Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 87
- Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Kawasaki, 72
- Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Husqvarna, 63
Western Regional 250SX Class Season Final Standings
- Cooper Webb, Newport, N.C., Yamaha, 186
- Shane McElrath, Canton, N.C., KTM, 124
- Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Husqvarna, 117
- Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., KTM, 116
- Aaron Plessinger, Hamilton, Ohio, Yamaha, 113
- Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 111
- Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Honda, 107
- Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., KTM, 106
- Tyler Bowers, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 105
- Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki, 91
Past Winners in Las Vegas
May 3, 2014 Ryan Villopoto
May 4, 2013 Ryan Villopoto
May 5, 2012 Ryan Dungey
May 7, 2011 Chad Reed
May 8, 2010 Ryan Dungey
May 2, 2009 Ryan Villopoto
May 3, 2008 Chad Reed
May 5, 2007 James Stewart
May 6, 2006 James Stewart
May 7, 2005 Chad Reed
May 1, 2004 Kevin Windham
May 3, 2003 Chad Reed
May 4, 2002 Ricky Carmichael
May 5, 2001 Ricky Carmichael
May 6, 2000 Jeremy McGrath
May 1, 1999 Jeremy McGrath
May 2, 1998 Jeremy McGrath
May 17, 1997 Doug Henry
June 10, 1995 Jeff Emig
June 11, 1994 Jeremy McGrath
June 12, 1993 Jeff Stanton
April 25, 1992 Jean-Michael Bayle
May 4, 1991 Mike LaRocco
March 17, 1990 Jeff Matiasevich
May 3, 2014 W: Dean Wilson
E: Jeremy Martin
May 4, 2013 W: Eli Tomac
E: Tyler Bowers
May 5, 2012 W: Eli Tomac
E: Justin Barcia
May 7, 2011 Ken Roczen
May 8, 2010 Jake Weimer
May 2, 2009 Christophe Pourcel
May 3, 2008 Ryan Dungey
May 7, 2007 Ryan Dungey
May 6, 2006 Andrew Short
May 7, 2005 Davi Millsaps
May 1, 2004 James Stewart
May 3, 2003 Andrew Short
May 4, 2002 James Stewart
May 5, 2001 Nathan Ramsey
May 6, 2000 Travis Pastrana
May 1, 1999 Nathan Ramsey
May 2, 1998 Ricky Carmichael
May 17, 1997 Kevin Windham
June 10, 1995 Ryan Hughes
June 11, 1994 Ryan Hughes
June 12, 1993 Damon Huff
April 25, 1992 Jeremy McGrath
May 4, 1991 Jeremy McGrath
March 17, 1990 Jeremy McGrath
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