Ryan Dungey claims his third straight win, while in the Lites class Cooper Webb suffers a mechanical problem forcing him to pull out of the race.
Red Bull KTM rider, Ryan Dungey claimed his third straight main event win at the Oakland round of the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship, extending his points lead to 22 over Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson. Dungey grabbed the holeshot and lead all 20 laps of the main event to secure the win, extending his podium streak to 20, just shy of Monster Energy/360Fly/Chaparral factory Yamaha rider Chad Reed’s record of 25 in a row.
Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s RCH Suzuki’s Ken Roczen locked in his best finish so far, coming in second behind Dungey. Roczen got a good jump from the gate, but despite riding well couldn’t match the pace set by the KTM rider in first position. Roczen finished in second ahead of Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin in third.
Chad Reed started the main event mid pack, rounding the first turn in seventh and made his way through the pack to finish fifth on the night. Reed’s consistency sees him sitting in third place in the points standings.
Fellow Australian, Lawson Bopping qualified for the main event through the LCQ and finished 17th in the main.
In the Lites class, points leader Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb was on his way to claiming his fourth straight main event win, but disaster struck on Lap 12 when his bike shut off forcing him to pull out of the race and record a 21st place finish.
This left the door open for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy to assume the lead and take the main event win ahead of Yamaha’s Colt Nichols in second and Honda rider Christian Craig in third.
Webb’s result sees him move down to second in the points standings, 2 points behind Savatgy who now leads the Championship.
Australian rider, Hayden Mellross finished 13th in the main event and sits in 15th in the 250 SX points standings.
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