Supercross: Dungey takes control as crash ends Roczen’s title hopes

Published: 23 January 2017

Ryan Dungey has taken command of the 2017 AMA Supercross series by taking the win on Saturday night’s Anaheim II round of the series – and previous points leader Ken Roczen’s season was brought to a crunching early finish when the Honda rider crashed out at half distance, breaking his forearm and ending his title aspirations.

Dungey was the flag-to-flag leader, getting away from the battle behind him, while championship leader Roczen was able to work his way through rom a bad start to battle with teammate Cole Seeley for second place.

However, a bad landing over one of the course’s jumps ploughed him into the floor, breaking his arm and, thanks to the intense nature of the series calendar, likely bringing his season to an end.

Dungey’s Red Bull KTM teammate Marvin Musquin took second ahead of Seeley, but there was more drama earlier in the night too, when Jason Anderson was disqualified for throwing punches at Vince Frisse in the tunnel after one of their heat races.

450SX Results:

 

  1. Ryan Dungey
  2. Marvin Musquin
  3. Cole Seely
  4. Cooper Webb
  5. Weston Peick
  6. Josh Grant
  7. Chad Reed
  8. Eli Tomac
  9. Davi Millsaps
  10. Blake Baggett

 

450SX Points:

  1. Ryan Dungey - 69
  2. Marvin Musquin - 62
  3. Ken Roczen - 51
  4. Cole Seely - 51
  5. Eli Tomac - 44
  6. Weston Peick - 43
  7. Davi Millsaps - 39
  8. Josh Grant - 37
  9. Jason Anderson - 36
  10. Cooper Webb - 36