Monday 17th December: Tracks Closed.

Musquin & Dungey Take Atlanta 2

USA Supercross 2015

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450 Main

Fighting scratching clawing for the first turn, Chad Reed and Ryan Dungey both wanted the holeshot badly, but the contact let Weston Peick square up the first turn and emerge with the holeshot. Is that the first holeshot ever for Peick? Reed passed him but Peick came storming right back to retake the lead. He then led a few laps--also a first--while Reed and Dungey raged behind him. The crowd was anticipating another Reed run, but then he made a strange bobble leaving a corner and tipped over.

This put Dungey into second with Honda riders Eli Tomac and Trey Canard behind him. Dungey went after Peick and they battled hard, while Tomac and Canard tried to close in as well. Finally Dungey made the pass, and then Tomac, Canard and Peick went three wide in a corner fighting for second. Canard came through with the spot, and he was close to Dungey for a bit, but in the second half of the race Dungey kicked it into gear and took off. There would be not stopping the KTM rider from his third win of the year.

Tomac got Canard back with a few laps to go when Canard bobbled, Canard recovered for third and the podium was set. Peick got swallowed up into a huge battle with Broc Tickle, Jason Anderson and Ken Roczen. Tickle got through for fourth, then Anderson tried block passing Peick and they both went down--and collected Roczen with them. Blake Baggett had been stalking the group and moved into fifth.

Late in the race Roczen seemed to be struggling with his bad ankle, and Josh Grant and Reed rolled past him. Anderson and Peick recovered to round out the top ten.

250 Main

After last week's big 250 battle, the boys were hungry, and you could see them scrapping into turn one, bars banging and all. Red Bull KTM's Marvin Musquin snuck to the inside under the contact and emerged with the lead, and then Justin Bogle, Jeremy Martin and Joey Savatgy all banged into each other again and lost ground.

This put Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Arnaud Tonus and Riverside Harley's (yeah, privateer) Jimmy Decotis to second and third, but Martin was on a mission and forced his way back through to second on his Yamalube/Star Yamaha. By then Musquin had a solid lead and then actually continued to pull awayHe'd go on to his second win of the season. Martin finished second and GEICO Honda's Bogle followed him through for third. Tonus started fading, and his teammate Savatgy got past him for fourth. On the last lap, Decotis was putting all sorts of heat on Tonus and then leaped inside of him with a gutsy pass--it worked, and the privateer stole fifth.

Davalos grabbed sixth when Tonus was slowed by the Decotis pass. Anthony Rodriguez had a fall but finished eighth, RJ Hampshire and Luke Renzland rounded out the top ten.

 
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