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Indianapolis Supercross 450 Class Photo Finish

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Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin took his second victory of the AMA Supercross series at round 12 at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium. Musquin grabbed his first holeshot of the season, then led all 27 laps to rise to the top of the podium for the first time since Anaheim 1.

“To be honest, I’ve been waiting for that win for a long time,” Musquin said. “The last win was at Anaheim 1 and I felt like I was riding better and better after I got used to the dislocated shoulder. I feel like I’m definitely capable of winning, but you have to put everything together and that’s not easy, but today it was good. We got the bike better this weekend, and in the last practice I was riding really smooth and I was the fastest, so I was really happy. I knew I needed a good start and to race my own race, and I was able to do that tonight. It’s good to be back on top.”

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing’s Dean Wilson came around the first turn in fourth but quickly moved into third behind Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac and Musquin. Tomac went down and Wilson moved into second but was passed by Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Broc Tickle. Later on, Wilson was able to pass Tickle back for second and his first career 450SX podium.

“The main [event] result was awesome today,” Wilson said. “Qualifying went well, but I came into the heat race and got a bad start and ended up eighth. I got a good start in the main then made quick passes. The middle to the end of the race was tough, but it’s awesome to get a second. I’m stoked."

Smartop/Bullfrog Spas/MotoConcepts Honda’s Justin Brayton began the night on a positive note winning his third heat race in a row. In the main event, he got off to an eighth-place start but quickly worked his way to fourth place and then a podium position after Tomac went down. He was passed by Tickle, but got around the KTM rider when he went down later on in the race to round out the podium in Indianapolis.

“To be honest, I haven’t ridden since before Daytona,” Brayton said. “I’ve just been sick, so I was pretty fatigued there at the halfway point. Toward the end I got a little second wind. I would say the track became basic because of the ruts, but [was] one of the most difficult tracks I’ve ever raced.”

Position Rider Brand Points
1 Jason Anderson Husqvarna 265
2 Marvin Musquin KTM 230
3 Justin Brayton Honda 210
4 Eli Tomac Kawasaki 194 |  
Blake Baggett KTM 194
6 Weston Peick Suzuki 172
7 Broc Tickle KTM 165
8 Cooper Webb Yamaha 162
9 Dean Wilson Yamaha 138
10 Cole Seely Honda 124