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Monster Energy Supercross: Oakland And Arlington Recap

Oakland recap and Marvin Musquin becomes first french rider to win since 2002 in Arlington. This was also his first win in the 450 class.

Things got crazy in Arlington Texas

Oakland recap and Marvin Musquin becomes first french rider to win since 2002 in Arlington. This was also his first win in the 450 class.

Oakland, California

250 Class:

Justin Hill continued his dominance as he led every lap of the race to capture his third straight victory

“The track was insane, extremely rough, rutted and technical,” said Hill. “I was able to get out front early, but had a little scare halfway through with a small crash. Fortunately, I pulled it together and managed to hold on for the win. I’m stoked to gain control of the points lead and walk away with the red plate.”

Boston Native Jimmy Decotis had a race long battle with Shane McElrath for third but McElrath was triumphant. Decotis has not been able to find his way to the podium yet this season but he will soon. He has great starts but loses it at the end, if he can keep it together he can interrupt the points standings.

While the battle for third was going on Hill almost lost it when he hit a piece of wood in a rut while taking a corner and he went down.

250 Results:

1. Justin Hill
2. Martin Davalos
3. Shane Mcelrath
4. Jimmy Decotis
5. Phil Nicoletti
6. Aaron Plessinger
7. Kyle Chisholm
8. Justin Starling
9. Noah Mcconohy
10. Heath Harrison

450 Class:

This race started off pretty normal with Ryan Dungey in the lead, and Eli Tomac, Cooper Webb, and Anderson behind him. Tomac had a terrible start in 8th, and had some catching up to do. At one point Dungey was 10 seconds plus ahead of Tomac.

Tomac had worked his way up and was in third place having trouble passing Webb. Once he made the pass he had his sights set on catching the champ. Tomac not only caught Dungey but after he passed him he won by 10 seconds and took home the victory. This was his second straight.

“I had to work for that win tonight and it feels good to grab my second straight win,” said Tomac. “The track was real technical and I had a good flow going in the middle of the race. I snuck to the inside of [Dungey] and kept pushing until the checkered flag.”

450 results:

1. Eli Tomac
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Jason Anderson
4. Jason Anderson
5. Cole Seely
6. Davi Millsaps
7. Blake Baggett
8. Chad Reed
9. Marvin Musquin
10. Dean Wilson

Arlington, Texas Recap

250 Class:

This was a very interesting race. Shane McElrath led most of the race until his bike decided to fail him and he had to pull off the track. This allowed Hill to catch up and pass him for his fourth straight victory. Also Austin Forkner had his best finish with a second place finish.

“It was a tough break for Shane [McElrath] tonight. I hate to win like that but we never gave up all night,” said Hill. “This is the first time I’ve been in the championship fight this late in the season and I’m going to do all I can to bring it home. It’s great for the entire team to extend our lead heading into the break.”

250 Results:

1. Justin Hill
2. Austin Forkner
3. Aaron Plessinger
4. Jimmy Decotis
5. Dan Reardon
6. Jeremy Martin
7. Martin Davalos
8. Cole Martinez
9. Hayden Mellross
10. Kyle Chisholm

250 West Points Standings:

1. Justin Hill – 138
2. Aaron Plessinger – 117
3. Shane Mcelrath – 113
4. Martin Davalos – 106
5. Jimmy Decotis – 91
6. Austin Forkner – 90
7. Dan Reardon – 72
8. Kyle Chisholm – 60
9. Jeremy Martin – 55
10. Phil Nicoletti – 54

450 Class:

Marvin Musquin started first and finished first. This is Musquin’s first 450 class win of his career, and it also mark the first time a french rider has one since 2002. Arlington did not treat Dungey or Tomac as well as it did Musquin. Dungey started in 13th, and managed to make his way up and finish fourth. Tomac had a crash and had to go to the mechanics area where they cut his front brake line, and continued to race, but was -3 laps after reentering the race.

“I grabbed the holeshot on the restart and just tried to focus on what was in front of me. It was so easy to make a mistake out there tonight,” said Musquin. “This [victory] feels so good, to stand up here [on top of the podium] for the first time in my career. I’ve dreamed of this since I was a little boy in France and would like to dedicate this to my brother, who has been so supportive of me and gone through difficult times the past few years.”

450 Results:

1. Marvin Musquin
2. Cole Seely
3. Jason Anderson
4. Ryan Dungey
5. Dean Wilson
6. Broc Tickle
7. Jake Weimer
8. Davi Millsaps
9. Justin Bogle
10. Malcolm Stewart

450 Championship points standings:

1. Ryan Dungey – 129
2. Marvin Musquin – 111
3. Cole Seely – 107
4. Eli Tomac – 100
5. Jason Anderson – 85
6. Davi Millsaps – 83
7. Cooper Webb – 71
8. Chad Reed – 64
9. Dean Wilson – 64
10. Broc Tickle – 55


About Justin Doyle (57 Articles)
Biggest Boston Bruins fan in the World, have been following the team for as long as I could understand the greatest sport in the World called Hockey. Also I Love Motocross and Rallycross.

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