Supercross: Dungey, Webb continue impressive streaks in San Diego

BY Samuel Reiman • January 17, 2016

Ryan Dungey returned to his winning ways at Petco Park on Saturday, with a win in front of the San Diego fans.

In doing so, he retook the championship lead from Jason Anderson.

Anderson finished the San Diego race in third, but was docked two positions for jumping while red cross flags were out. This moved Cole Seely up to third and Eli Tomac up to fourth.

Dungey’s flawless ride Saturday night came just one week after having to salvage a second place finish at Anaheim after being involved in various incidents.

A rider who came off worse in one of those incidents was James Stewart who, though cleared to race in San Diego, told his team that he didn’t feel right after practice and so sat out the event.

Another rider who was unable to make the San Diego race was Weston Peick, who was serving his one-race ban after an altercation with Vince Freise in Anaheim.

Freise took the holeshot in the 450SX Main at Petco Park, but soon lost it to Justin Brayton, who then lost it to Ryan Dungey, making it three different leaders in the first three laps.

Dungey, however, had been untouchable in his heat race and continued his impressive pace into the Main event. In doing so, he took the win and has now finished on the podium in the last 18 450SX Main Events. Chad Reed kept him honest during the race however, and brought home an impressive second place finish.

In the 250SX Class, Cooper Webb rallied back after a rough start to the night to take his sixth consecutive 250SX Main event victory.

Webb had fallen down the order after a couple of early incidents in his heat race but was able to salvage a fourth place finish while Zach Osborne took the checkered.

Come the main event, it was Jordan Smith who took the holeshot and led for the first part of the race ahead of Osborne, Joey Savatgy and Webb. Osborne soon took the lead from Smith, but was then subsequently passed by Webb with four laps to go. With three laps to go, Osborne made a mistake out of a turn and dropped down the order, allowing Savatgy and Smith to round out the podium.

Each of the top five finishers in the 250SX Main equaled or surpassed their highest career finishes, with Smith taking his first career podium.

450SX Class Results

450SX Class Championship Standings

Western Regional 250SX Class Results

Western Regional 250SX Class Championship Standings

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