Dungey docked two positions after Detroit Supercross, Anderson wins
Ryan Dungey was docked two positions following his win at Ford Field on Saturday after jumping under a medical flag, handing the top spot over to Jason Anderson.
Dungey won his heat race and took the holeshot but did not lead the first lap as his Red Bull KTM teammate Marvin Musquin challenged him for that position.
Not much later, however, and Dungey took the red plate back up to the top spot. Jason Anderson passed Musquin late in the going to finalize the podium order before the post-race penalty. Chad Reed and Eli Tomac rounded out the top five after Justin Brayton pulled out from third with a flat tire. Two riders also with not much to write home about were Trey Canard and Blake Baggett. Canard also took a heat win but went down after a collision with Baggett during the race. Canard came back to finish eighth while Baggett also had to head to the pits later in the race for a flat tire.
Meanwhile, a variety of turnarounds have completely changed the picture in the 250SX points. Last race’s winner Justin Hill was unable to race after a crash in practice, while points leader Jeremy Martin went down in the first turn, as did Tyler Bowers.
Bowers rallied back to finish fourth while Martin could do no better than 13th after another crash later in the race.
But up front, it was Malcolm Stewart who took the win after passing early leader Arnaud Tonus. Thanks in part to the issues for his championship contenders, Stewart will be sporting the red plate when Supercross returns in two weeks time at Santa Clara. Meanwhile, things didn’t go so well for Tonus who failed to finish the race, while Aaron Plessinger and Shane McElrath rounded out the podium.
450SX Class Championship Standings
Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings