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Detroit Report

US Supercross 2015

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450 Main Event

Ryan Dungey’s streak has ended at three. And it was GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac that slayed the points leader. Andrew Short pulled his 1,000 consecutive holeshot but was quickly passed by Dungey. Meanwhile, Tomac was making his way into second and began pressuring Dungey. Eventually Tomac made it work and moved into the lead. At checkers he was 11.8 seconds clear of Dungey.

For the second straight week, and third time this season, Cole Seely has found the podium. It was another solid ride for the rookie, who continues to improve with each passing round.

Chad Reed rebounded from a couple tough weeks that saw uncharacteristic mistakes from the veteran. Reed’s fourth was his best finish since his win in Atlanta 1.

Reed inherited fourth from Weston Peick when he crashed hard in the first rhythm section. Peick make a huge mistake at the end of the section and slammed hard into the corner. He did get up, but pulled off later in the main event.

Jason Anderson also had a big crash in the main event. He was attended to by medics, but did walk off under his own power. - Chase Stallo

Detroit 450 Supercross Results 2015 
1. Eli Tomac (Honda) 
2. Ryan Dungey (KTM) 
3. Cole Seely (Honda) 
4. Chad Reed (Kawasaki) 
5. Davi Millsaps (Kawasaki) 
6. Josh Grant (Kawasaki) 
7. Broc Tickle (Suzuki) 
8. Blake Baggett (Suzuki) 
9. Andrew Short (KTM) 
10. Justin Brayton (KTM) 
 
450 SX Championship Points 2015 
1. Ryan Dungey, 271 
2. Trey Canard, 204 
3. Eli Tomac, 194 
4. Cole Seely, 180 
5. Chad Reed, 170 
6. Ken Roczen, 156 
7. Blake Baggett, 154 
8. Jason Anderson, 145 
9. Andrew Short, 136 
10. Broc Tickle, 134

250 Main Event

We may want to hold off on handing the 250 East Region Championship to Marvin Musquin. Defending champion Justin Bogle made a statement tonight at Ford Field—winning both his heat race and the main event over the points leader. Bogle grabbed the early lead in Detroit and was flawless en route to his first win of 2015.

Musquin didn’t get a great start—around seventh—but quickly worked his way up to Joey Savatgy and made the pass for second. He was six seconds behind Bogle at the checkers.

Savatgy, who had a mechanical while in third last weekend, returned to the podium for the first time since the opener. He was a solid third.

Jeremy Martin bounced back after not making the main a week ago. Martin passed teammate Anthony Rodriguez and cruised to fourth.

RJ Hampshire and Martin Davalos came together early in the main—it appeared Davalos missed a brake, but we’re not certain—that left both on the ground. Hampshire rebounded to finish eleventh. Davalos finished twenty-second. - Chase Stallo

Detroit 250 Supercross Results 2015 
1. Justin Bogle (Honda) 
2. Marvin Musquin (KTM) 
3. Joey Savatgy (Kawasaki) 
4. Jeremy Martin (Yamaha) 
5. Anthony Rodriguez (Yamaha) 
6. Colt Nichols (Honda) 
7. Kyle Cunningham (Honda) 
8. Mitchell Oldenburg (Yamaha) 
9. James Decotis (Honda) 
10. Jace Owen (Honda) 

250 SX East Championship Points 2015 
1. Marvin Musquin, 144 
2. Justin Bogle, 131 
3. Jeremy Martin, 103 
4. Joey Savatgy, 93 
5. RJ Hampshire, 84 
6. James Decotis, 69 
7. Anthony Rodriguez, 68 
8. Kyle Peters, 65 
9. Martin Davalos, 63 
10. Vince Friese, 58

Previously...

450SX Semi 1

This was one of the more eventful semi races this season, unfortunately. Trey Canard jumped onto the back of Jake Weimer during the opening lap after Weimer made a slight mistake and cased a jump. The race was red flagged and both riders were carted off the track--Canard in an arm splint and Weimer in a sling. 

Click here for the crash

Morning Report

We’re back at Detroit’s Ford Field for round 12 of Monster Energy Supercross for the second-straight year. The Pontiac Silverdome may be in the rearview mirror, but Feld carried over the infamous section that sends the riders up into the stands. As far as the whoops are concerned, the riders are probably breathing a sigh of relief this weekend. Indy was tough, but Detroit holds just two sets of short whoops. The corners will likely sanction most of the passing opportunities tonight. There are three bowl turns, a long left-hand sweeper through the start straight, and a sand sweeper following the track’s only triple. It’ll be interesting to see how the lines develop through the sand section as the day progresses.

First Practices

Musquin is hauling—no doubt about it. He was fastest in both the untimed and the first timed 250SX Group A qualifying sessions. Musquin was on rails through the ruts developing in the bowl turns, and the left-hand sweeper through the start straight favors riders with smooth throttle control. Jeremy Martin held down second for most of the timed practice and logged his fastest lap shortly before the checkers flew, though he was still a half second down from Musquin.

Musquin was also the first rider we noticed executing a different combination through the first rhythm section. He tripled onto the table just as all of the other riders were, but instead of stepping off and going double-double, he checked up on the table to go double-triple. Musquin seemed to be the only rider on a 250 to attempt the combination, but some of the 450 riders started to test that line out in their first timed session.

Eli Tomac was a step above the rest after the first two practice sessions. Like Musquin, Tomac was a half second faster than the second fastest and the only rider to dip into the 52-second range. He was visibly faster than the rest of the field as he flat tracked around the long left-hand sweeper.

Second Practices

It’s an M and M kind of day in the city that bred Eminem. In the second 250 timed practice, Marvin Musquin bested his first session time, dropping down to a 52.810. The winner of three straight was one of only a few riders quading the first section (we saw Jimmy Decotis and Joey Savatgy also did it) and used the advantage to set the fastest time. The points leader seems to have found his footing in Detroit, which spells trouble for the field.

One week after missing the main in Indy, Jeremy Martin has fired back in Detroit, setting the second fastest time with a 53.303. Although the book is closed on his championship hopes, Martin showed up to Detroit ready to race. Joey Savatgy (54.036), Martin Davalos (54.168) and Jimmy Decotis (54.06) would round out the top five.

In 450 action, Eli Tomac was fastest with a 52.552. Stealing the show was Weston Peick, who lead at times and ended second fastest with a 52.602. Peick was riding with a lot of aggression in the second timed session. In third was points leader Ryan Dungey (52.727) was third, with Trey Canard (52.792) and Chad Reed (52.807) rounding out the top five. - Chase Stallo

 
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