Six rounds into the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Eastern Regional 250SX Series, a new winner for 2015 finds his way to the top of the podium.Defending Champion Justin Bogle of GEICO Honda took his first victory of the year at Detroit Supercross 250SX in easy fashion over Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin, who continues to lead the series.
Bogle grabbed the holeshot and led all 15 laps of the race to take his first Main Event win of the season, and Bogle now sits 13 points out of first place in the point standings.“It feels good,” Bogle said. “That felt as good as my first win ever. Flawless race; my GEICO Honda was incredible. I got the holeshot and put in solid laps the whole time. I drilled all my lines. I felt good and rode my own race. I didn’t focus on anything else.”Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin didn’t get the start he was looking for, coming around the first corner in sixth place. On lap three, Musquin had rebounded and took over third place from Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Anthony Rodriguez. Musquin made a move around Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy for second place on lap seven, but Savatgy answered back. Eventually, Musquin took control of second place and began to pull away. “Once again, the start was key and I didn’t get the start I needed,” said Musquin. “Second place isn’t bad and I still have the points lead.”Savatgy came around the first corner in second place and remained there until the pass by Musquin. His third place finish in Detroit marks Savatgy’s second third place finish this season on his KX250F. “We’re back up on the box where we need to be,” Savatgy said. “We’ve got some work to do. We have some little things here and there we need to fix, but we’re up on the podium and we’ve got some champagne, so that’s always a good day.”Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin came into Detroit looking to rebound from his failure to qualify for the Main last weekend in Indianapolis. The Minnesota rider came around the first corner in seventh place on his YZ250F and made his way into fifth by lap four. Martin made the pass on his teammate, Anthony Rodriguez, at the end of lap seven in the sand corner on the outside to put himself into fourth place. Martin remained there for the rest of the race and sits third place in the point standings with 41 points behind Musquin with three races remaining.250SX rookie Anthony Rodriguez rounded out the top five after coming around the second corner in third place behind Savatgy and Bogle. From there, he was passed by Musquin and Martin, leaving him in 5th place where he remained for the rest of the race.Motosport.com/GPI/Honda’s Colt Nichols, Gurrnaid Energy/Rocket Exhaust’s Kyle Cunningham, ARMA Energy/Motosport.com/Yamaha’s Mitchell Oldenburg, Riverside Harley Davidson/Trail Jesters/South of the Border/Ryno Power/Dedicated Ride Company’s Jimmy Decotis, and Jace Owen rounded out the top ten.Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Martin Davalos and GEICO Honda rookie RJ Hampshire came together on lap two when Davalos cased the last jump of a rhythm section and lost control of his Husqvarna FC 250. He unintentionally ran into the side of RJ Hampshire, before going over the berm. Hampshire remained on top of the berm and was able to resume the race on his Honda CRF250R. Davalos called it a night after the crash, while Hampshire finished outside of the top ten.With three races remaining in the Eastern Regional 250SX class — St. Louis, New Jersey, and Las Vegas — Musquin continues to control his own destiny with a 13-point lead over Bogle.Photography by Simon Cudby
Monster Energy AMA Supercross Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results – Round 6 – Detroit 1. Justin Bogle – Honda CRF250R 2. Marvin Musquin – KTM 250SX-F Factory Edition 3. Joey Savatgy – Kawasaki KX250F 4. Jeremy Martin – Yamaha YZ250F 5. Anthony Rodriguez – Yamaha YZ250F 6. Colt Nichols – Honda CRF250R 7. Kyle Cunningham – Honda CRF250R 8. Mitchell Oldenburg – Yamaha YZ250F 9. Jimmy Decotis – Honda CRF250R 10. Jace Owen – Honda CRF250R 11. RJ Hampshire – Honda CRF250R 12. Justin Starling – Yamaha YZ250F 13. Kyle Peters – Honda CRF250R 14. Daniel Herrlein – Honda CRF250R 15. Zack Williams – Honda CRF250R 16. AJ Catanzaro – Suzuki RM-Z250 17. Taylor Potter – Honda CRF250R 18. Bryce Stewart – Yamaha YZ250F 19. Adam Gulley – Kawasaki KX250F 20. Gannon Audette – Kawasaki KX250F 21. Jordon Smith – Honda CRF250R 22. Martin Davalos – Husqvarna FC 250Monster Energy AMA Supercross Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings 1. Marvin Musquin, 144 points 2. Justin Bogle, 131 3. Jeremy Martin, 103 4. Joey Savatgy, 93 5. RJ Hampshire, 84 6. James Decotis, 69 7. Anthony Rodriguez, 68 8. Kyle Peters, 65 9. Martin Davalos, 63 10. Vince Friese, 58
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