AMA SX: After First 2016 Score in San Diego; Dungey Returns to Anaheim Hunting Win No. 4

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As Monster Energy AMA Supercross returns to Angel Stadium for the final time this season this Saturday night, reigning 450SX Class Champion Ryan Dungey sets his sights on a fourth win in Anaheim.

Dungey is fresh off his first win of the 2016 season in which he took control of the points lead.

Before a crowd of 36,825 at San Diego’s Petco Park last Saturday night, Dungey won his first race of the year and moved into the points lead, establishing a seven-point cushion in the 450SX Class’ point standings. The win marked Dungey’s 23 premier class victory.

Former two-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion Chad Reed finished second. Reed, who rides for the Monster Energy/360fly/Chaparral/Yamaha Factory Team, now has 128 career podium finishes. Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely rounded out the podium with a third-place finish.

“It was a good night. I got off to decent start and as able to pick my way up to front. Chad [Reed] was on my heels the whole time, so I couldn’t make a big mistake, although I made a few little ones. It feels good to get the win and move back into the points lead. That’s the plan [coming into the season] and it’s working [so far].”

Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha’s Cooper Webb won his second consecutive Western Regional 250SX Class race and now has a 14-point lead in the championship standings.

“I got another bad start unfortunately, but it was awesome to come through pack like that,” said Webb, who has won six straight Main Events dating back to last season. “I had great battle with all the top guys since they were up front. I hope all the fans enjoyed that battle. It was a great night. I’m glad to be back up here and I’m looking forward to the rest of the year.”

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy finished second and GEICO Honda’s Jordon Smith finished third for his first career podium result. Smith trails Savatgy for second by just one point in the season standings.

This weekend’s race will be the second held at Angel Stadium this year. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Jason Anderson joined Webb as the winners of the first race at Angel Stadium, the 2016 season opener, in their respective classes.

CREDIT: Feld Motor Sports

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