St. Louis Supercross Race Results 2016

Get full 1-22 race results for Round 14 of the 2016 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dungey Claims Third Monster Energy Supercross Race In a Row in St. Louis, Ties Career High Eight Wins in a Season Martin Becomes First Repeat Winner in Eastern Regional 250SX Class

ST. LOUIS (April 16, 2016) - Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, made its season premiere on FOX Broadcast Channel on Saturday afternoon, with 57,274 fans at The Dome at America's Center cheering on the world's best riders on live network television. For the third straight race the battle for the 450SX Class win came down to Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey and RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy Johns/Suzuki Factory Racing's Ken Roczen, with Dungey leading every lap en route to his third consecutive victory. In the sixth race of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship, a wild Main Event resulted in a shakeup of the championship standings as Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha's Jeremy Martin emerged with his second win of the season, becoming the first repeat winner in the Eastern Region this season.

Ryan Dungey has the speed and can handle the pressure like... well, like a champ.
Ryan Dungey has the speed and can handle the pressure like... well, like a champ.Photo by Rich Shepherd

Dungey and Roczen entered the first turn of the 450SX Class Main Event side by side, with Roczen narrowly edging out his rival for the SupercrossLive.com Holeshot Award, but it was Dungey who had the inside position in the next corner to secure the lead. The two riders surged ahead, bringing BTO Sports/WPS/KTM's Justin Brayton with them in third.

The recent trend out front continued for the lead duo, with Roczen hounding Dungey during the early laps. A few bike lengths separated the top two for a while until Roczen attempted to mount a challenge on Lap 5. He closed in on Dungey and attempted to put a wheel inside in several corners, but didn't have the momentum to gain ground. As that was taking place, Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing's Jason Anderson passed Brayton for third after making contact with the KTM rider, which ultimately caused Brayton to drop to the bottom of the top 10.

As Dungey and Roczen approached lappers on Lap 9 the lead tightened up again, this time allowing Roczen to get alongside Dungey and make a pass for the lead. It didn't last long, however, as Dungey slipped underneath Roczen as he attempted to defend his line in the following corner. Dungey took away the preferred line in the whoops and took control of the race again. Just three laps later Roczen's front tire washed out and sent him to the ground, giving Dungey the breathing room he needed to carry on to victory. Roczen remounted quickly, but not before losing second place to Anderson.

Dungey cruised to his eighth win of the season, tying the career-high mark he set en route to the championship a year ago. It was also his 30th career victory and 30th consecutive podium finish.

"[Roczen and I] were really pushing for the third week in a row. I needed to eliminate the mistakes and put the hammer down," said Dungey. "[Roczen] came up on the inside and got by me, but then made a little mistake in the next corner that allowed me to slip under and get back by. After that I found some new lines and that helped a lot."

Anderson and Roczen stayed close throughout the closing laps in their battle for second, and Roczen was able to reclaim the position with just two turns remaining on the final lap as they encountered lapped riders. It marked the third straight race that Roczen, Dungey and Anderson finished 1-2-3.

"[Dungey and I] are both riding really good. That's the fun part," said Roczen. "I really wanted the win, but I tucked the front end. Hats off to Ryan. He's riding great right now and got the win today."

Dungey added to his points lead over Roczen, which now sits at 48 points, and has put himself in a position to clinch back-to-back 450SX Class titles at the next race. Anderson is third, 68 points behind Dungey.

Martin kicked off the 15-lap Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event with his first SupercrossLive.com Holeshot Award of the season, leading Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Gannon Audette through the first corner as GEICO Honda's Malcolm Stewart, the championship leader, surged into third. Stewart's opening-lap charge continued as he passed Audette for second and set his sights on Martin out front. However, Stewart went down in the track's sand section before the completion of the lap, collecting Audette and MAD Racing/Dirt Candy Graphics/Suzuki's Matt Bisceglia. It was the start of what would be a frustrating race for the points leader, who remounted in 12th.

Jeremy Martin looked great on a Supercross track that had other riders struggling.
Jeremy Martin looked great on a Supercross track that had other riders struggling.Photo by Rich Shepherd

The early incident allowed Martin to open a healthy lead almost immediately, while Troy Lee Designs/Red Bull/KTM's Shane McElrath moved into second and Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha's Aaron Plessinger, last week's winner, slotting into third. After fighting back up to seventh following his crash, Stewart went down again and fell to 13th on Lap 4. The very next lap Plessinger passed McElrath for second.

The top three settled in at the halfway point of the race, but Stewart was mounting yet another charge through the field. He valiantly fought his way up to sixth and had a top five in his sights until a third crash on Lap 14 dropped him to ninth. A crash by Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Tyler Bowers on the final lap moved him up one spot to eighth at the finish.

Martin enjoyed a wire-to-wire effort to secure his fourth career win, just one week after he recorded a DNF at the previous race. It ends a historic stretch in which five different riders won the first five races of the championship.

"It was nice to get the holeshot since I've been on ground two of last three weekends," said Martin. "I was able to get a good start and ride my own race, and not worry about anything but hitting my lines. We've had a lot of different winners [in the Eastern Regional Championship] this season, but it feels good to get that second win first."

Plessinger followed up his first career win last weekend with a runner-up finish, giving Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha its first ever 1-2 finish. McElrath earned his second podium result of the season in third.

"I got off to an [okay] start. I just put my head down and charged past people. I got by Shane [McElrath] and sat in second. It was all I could do," said Plessinger. "Jeremy [Martin] was just riding really well. I'm just going to take [the championship battle] race by race. Obviously it's close, but I can't think about it too much otherwise I [might] lose it."

Stewart's late improvement to eighth allowed him to maintain the points lead, which now sits at a single point over Plessinger with three races remaining. Martin moved up one position to third, 16 points out of the lead.

St. Louis Supercross 450 Class Race Results

  1. 1 Ryan Dungey Clermont, FL KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edit
  2. 94 Ken Roczen Clermont, FL Suzuki RM-Z450
  3. 21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM Husqvarna FC450
  4. 19 Justin Bogle Cushing, OK Honda CRF 450
  5. 41 Trey Canard Edmond, OK Honda CRF 450
  6. 22 Chad Reed Dade City, FL Yamaha YZ450F
  7. 3 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO Kawasaki KX 450F
  8. 33 Joshua Grant Wildomar, CA Kawasaki KX 450F
  9. 10 Justin Brayton Mint Hill, NC KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edit
  10. 800 Mike Alessi Hilliard, FL Honda CRF 450
  11. 51 Justin Barcia Greenville, FL Yamaha YZ450F
  12. 4 Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, CA Suzuki RM-Z450
  13. 12 Jacob Weimer Wildomar, CA Suzuki RM-Z450
  14. 20 Broc Tickle Holly, MI Suzuki RM-Z450
  15. 25 Marvin Musquin Corona, CA KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edit
  16. 28 Weston Peick Menifee, CA Yamaha YZ450F
  17. 55 Vince Friese Cape Girardeau, MO Honda CRF 450
  18. 377 Christophe Pourcel San Antonio, FL Husqvarna FC450
  19. 27 Nicholas Wey Murrieta, CA Kawasaki KX 450F
  20. 79 Nicholas Schmidt Lake Elsinore, CA Suzuki RM-Z450
  21. 314 Alex Ray Milan, TN Honda CRF 450
  22. 801 Jeff Alessi Victorville, CA Honda CRF 450

Supercross Point Standings 450 Class

  1. 1 Ryan Dungey Clermont, FL 328
  2. 94 Ken Roczen Clermont, FL 280
  3. 21 Jason Anderson Rio Rancho, NM 260
  4. 3 Eli Tomac Cortez, CO 226
  5. 22 Chad Reed Dade City, FL 208
  6. 25 Marvin Musquin Corona, CA 188
  7. 14 Cole Seely Sherman Oaks, CA 173
  8. 10 Justin Brayton Mint Hill, NC 161
  9. 41 Trey Canard Edmond, OK 154
  10. 12 Jacob Weimer Wildomar, CA 114
  11. 18 David Millsaps Murrieta, CA 105
  12. 800 Mike Alessi Hilliard, FL 105
  13. 28 Weston Peick Menifee, CA 102
  14. 19 Justin Bogle Cushing, OK 94
  15. 377 Christophe Pourcel San Antonio, FL 94
  16. 55 Vince Friese Cape Girardeau, MO 76
  17. 4 Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, CA 62
  18. 54 William Hahn Menifee, CA 56
  19. 33 Joshua Grant Wildomar, CA 54
  20. 51 Justin Barcia Greenville, FL 37

St. Louis Supercross 250 Class Race Results

  1. 6 Jeremy Martin Millville, MN Yamaha YZ250F
  2. 23 Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH Yamaha YZ250F
  3. 30 Shane Mcelrath Canton, NC KTM 250SX-F Factory Edition
  4. 31 Rj Hampshire Brooksville, FL Honda CRF 250R
  5. 61 Gannon Audette Tallahassee, FL Kawasaki KX 250F
  6. 48 Anthony Rodriguez Cairo, GA Kawasaki KX 250F
  7. 128 Alexander Frye Huntingtown, MD KTM 250SX-F Factory Edition
  8. 50 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL Honda CRF 250R
  9. 53 Tyler Bowers Corona, CA Kawasaki KX 250F
  10. 175 Paul Coates Zephyrhills, FL Honda CRF 250 R
  11. 167 Benny Bloss Oak Grove, MO Yamaha YZ250F
  12. 32 Matthew Bisceglia Weatherford, TX Suzuki RM-Z250
  13. 62 Justin Starling Deland, FL Kawasaki KX 250F
  14. 64 Dakota Alix Jay, VT KTM 250 SX-F
  15. 49 Martin Davalos CLERMONT, FL Husqvarna FC250
  16. 159 Darryn Durham Menifee, CA Yamaha YZ250F
  17. 297 Henry Miller Rochester, MN Honda CRF 250
  18. 519 Joshua Cartwright Tallahassee, FL Yamaha YZ250F
  19. 84 Jimmy Albertson Shawnee, OK Suzuki RM-Z250
  20. 83 Daniel Herrlein Bethesda, OH Honda CRF 250
  21. 201 Cedric Soubeyras Venasque, France Kawasaki KX 250F
  22. 931 Gradie Featherstone Chesterfield , United Kingdom Kawasaki KX 250F

Supercross Point Standings 250 East Class

  1. 50 Malcolm Stewart Haines City, FL 115
  2. 23 Aaron Plessinger Hamilton, OH 114
  3. 6 Jeremy Martin Millville, MN 99
  4. 49 Martin Davalos CLERMONT, FL 83
  5. 53 Tyler Bowers Corona, CA 78
  6. 61 Gannon Audette Tallahassee, FL 77
  7. 31 RJ Hampshire Brooksville, FL 77
  8. 30 Shane Mcelrath Canton, NC 73
  9. 36 Justin Hill Yoncalla, OR 63
  10. 32 Matthew Bisceglia Weatherford, TX 58
  11. 48 Anthony Rodriguez Cairo, GA 58
  12. 175 Paul Coates Zephyrhills, FL 50
  13. 128 Alexander Frye Huntingtown, MD 47
  14. 167 Benny Bloss Oak Grove, MO 46
  15. 63 Jesse Wentland Elk River, MN 41
  16. 201 Cedric Soubeyras Venasque, France 41
  17. 62 Justin Starling Deland, FL 34
  18. 66 Arnaud Tonus Lake Elsinore, CA 29
  19. 64 Dakota Alix Jay, VT 29
  20. 84 Jimmy Albertson Shawnee, OK 22