GET YOUR FACTS STRAIGHT HEADING TO LAS VEGAS
By Ben Bridges
1.Ryan Dungey rode to his 34th career victory and took the points lead heading into the Las Vegas finale. The victory was his 80th all-time AMA victory, which counts 450SX, 450MX, and 250MX wins. He is only the fourth rider to earn 80 all-time AMA wins (Ricky Carmichael 150, James Stewart 98, Jeremy McGrath 89).
2. The win was Dungey’s 51st consecutive top five finish and 87th career start. He also passed Tim Ferry on the all-time 450SX Class starts list for 10th place with 133 starts. He is nine starts away from tying Andrew Short for ninth on the list.
3. Only McGrath (43 on a Honda), Ryan Villopoto (41 on a Kawasaki), and Chad Reed (35 on a Yamaha) have more victories on a single brand than Dungey’s 27 aboard a KTM. McGrath and Carmichael are the only other riders along with Dungey to be in the top-3 on multiple brands all-time win lists.
4. In New Jersey the top five riders were Dungey (KTM), Marvin Musquin (KTM), Jason Anderson (Husqvarna), Davi Millsaps (KTM), and Blake Baggett (KTM). This marks the first time in Supercross history that a Japanese brand bike was not inside the top five (Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha, or Suzuki).
5. Marvin Musquin earned his 15th career podium in his 37th career start in New Jersey. He has 10 podiums on the season and is on a career best six race top five streak.
6. Jason Anderson tabbed his fifth podium of 2017 with a third place ride. He now has three straight podiums for the first time this season and 14 in his career.
7. In his 150th career start, Millsaps enjoyed his best finish of the season with a fourth place. It was Millsaps 62nd career top five finish and 113th career top-10 finish.
8. Blake Baggett earned his fifth top five finish of the season with a fifth. He now has eight top five finishes in his 42 career starts.
9. Justin Brayton made his 120th career start in New Jersey and finished sixth. The 120th start ties Johnny O’Mara for 16th on the all-time list and he is one start away from tying Mike Alessi for 15th with 121.
10. Eli Tomac finished off the podium for the first time since Toronto with an eighth place ride. It was his 54th top-10 finish in 63 career starts.
11. Justin Barcia tied his best finish of the season with a ninth in New Jersey. He now has 38 top-10’s and is looking to make his 60th career start in Las Vegas.
12. Dean Wilson made his 25th career start in New Jersey and locked down his 13th top-10 finish with a 10th.