Sand Specialists – Ryan Dungey And Eli Tomac Win Southwick

As the sixth round of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championships, this year's Southwick National at MX 338 marked the final time that the series will visit the historic facility. And much like it has in previous years, the 'Wick provided some exciting racing action in all three classes--450, 250, and WMX.
In the 450 class, defending champion Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey turned 1-2 moto finishes into an overall. For Dungey, the win was his second in a row and third of the season. It also drew him closer in the standings to current points leader Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto. The 250 class saw similar results, as GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac took the overall win after dominating the first moto and finishing second in the final race of the day. The win also inched him closer in the standings to points leader Red Bull KTM's Ken Roczen who finished second overall.
Southwick was also the third and final round of the WMX Triple Crown series. Going into the race, N-Fab/TiLube/Yamaha's Jessica Patterson needed to win both motos in order to win the title. She did exactly that, dominating the first moto and moving into the lead on the third lap of the second moto to go 1-1 on the day and clinch the championship.

450 Motocross Championships

450 Moto One
The start of the first moto of the day saw Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart jump out to take the holeshot. Behind him BTOSports.com/KTM's Andrew Short settled into second followed by N-Fab/TiLube/Yamaha's Phil Nicoletti in third, Motosport/Kawasaki's Brett Metcalfe in fourth, and TwoTwo Motosports/Honda's Chad Reed in fifth. As the laps continued, Stewart began to open up a lead over Short and the rest of the field. Buried back in the pack, though, were the championship contenders--Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey and Monster Energy Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto. Dungey sat in 10th on the first lap, while RV completed the first lap 30th after going down twice.
On lap six, Metcalfe made his way around Nicoletti for third, while Dungey had worked his way up fifth and was pushing hard to catch the top three. Then on lap 10 while way out front, Stewart cross-rutted off a jump and was violently thrown from his bike. The crash was so big that he withdrew from the race and returned to the pits. With that, Short took over the lead position while Metcalfe settled into second and Dungey third. With five laps remaining, Dungey made his way around Metcalfe while Muscle Milk Honda's Justin Barcia had quietly worked his way up to fourth and Villopoto had charged up to fifth. On the second to last lap, Dungey made his move on Short, but the veteran racer was able to keep the defending champ in sight until the checkered flag. Dungey took the win followed by Short. On the final lap, both Barcia and Villopoto passed Metcalfe to finish third and fourth respectively.

450 Moto One Results
1. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
2. Andrew Short (KTM)
3. Justin Barcia (Hon)
4. Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)
5. Brett Metcalfe (Kaw)
6. Phil Nicoletti (Yam)
7. Chad Reed (Hon)
8. Mike Alessi (Suz)
9. Jake Weimer (Kaw)
10. Tyla Rattray (Kaw)
11. Broc Tickle (Suz)
12. Les Smith (KTM)
13. Josh Grant (Yam)
14. Derek Anderso (Kaw)
15. Michael Byrne (KTM)
16. Robby Marshall (KTM)
17. AJ Catanzaro (Kaw)
18. Fredrik Noren (Suz)
19. Nick Wey (Kaw)
20. Malcolm Stewart (Hon)

450 Moto Two
The start was a close battle between Dungey and Villopoto for the holeshot with Dungey getting the edge. It wasn't long, though, before Villopoto got around and took over the lead. Within a few laps, RV had pulled out to a comfortable lead over Dungey while Barcia sat in third, Stewart fourth, and Nicoletti fifth. As the laps continued to click off, the frontrunners spread out and never battled for the entirety of the race. Meanwhile, a battle for fifth broke out between Muscle Milk Honda's Trey Canard and Metcalfe after Nicoletti began to fall off the pace. Canard ultimately won the battle, and by the finish, held a comfortable gap over Metcalfe. When the checkered flag flew, Villopoto took the win followed by Dungey, Barcia, Stewart, Canard, and Metcalfe.

450 Moto Two Results
1. Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)
2. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
3. Justin Barcia (Hon)
4. James Stewart (Suz)
5. Trey Canard (Hon)
6. Brett Metcalfe (Kaw)
7. Justin Brayton (Yam)
8. Tyla Rattray (Kaw)
9. Malcolm Stewart (Hon)
10. Broc Tickle (Suz)
11. Josh Grant (Yam)
12. Mike Alessi (Suz)
13. Phil Nicoletti (Yam)
14. Les Smith (KTM)
15. Michael Byrne (KTM)
16. Andrew Short (KTM)
17. Jake Weimer (Kaw)
18. Chad Reed (Hon)
19. John Dowd (Kaw)
20. Robby Marshall (KTM)

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Overall Results
1. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
2. Ryan Villopoto (Kaw)
3. Justin Barcia (Hon)
4. Brett Metcalfe (Kaw)
5. Andrew Short (KTM)
6. Tyla Rattray (Kaw)
7. Phil Nicoletti (Yam)
8. Mike Alessi (Suz)
9. Broc Tickle (Suz)
10. Josh Grant (Yam)
11. James Stewart (Suz)
12. Chad Reed (Hon)
13. Les Smith (KTM)
14. Jake Weimer (Kaw)
15. Trey Canard (Hon)
16. Justin Brayton (Yam)
17. Malcolm Stewart (Hon)
18. Michael Byrne (KTM)
19. Derek Anderson (Kaw)
20. Robby Marshall (KTM)
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 National Championship Points Standings (After 6 of 12 rounds):
1. Ryan Villopoto (283/9 moto wins)
2. Ryan Dungey (271/3 moto wins)
3. Justin Barcia (219)
4. Trey Canard (169)
5. Mike Alessi (158)
6. James Stewart (140)
7. Tyla Rattray (119)
8. Broc Tickle (115)
9. Andrew Short (110)
10. Jake Weimer (109)

250 Motocross Championships

250 Moto One
This race was nearly over as soon as GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac rounded the first turn in the lead, because after that, no one could touch him. Behind him, his teammate Wil Hahn moved into second, but on the fifth lap, his bike broke, forcing him to withdraw from the race. Behind the top two, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Blake Baggett held onto third. When Hahn's bike broke, though, Baggett was gifted second. As the laps continued to click away, Baggett did all he could to chip away at Tomac's lead, but it was futile--no one could touch Tomac. Behind Baggett, current points leader Red Bull KTM's Ken Roczen sat in third with GEICO Honda's Zach Osborne fourth and rookie Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Adam Cianciarulo fifth. After roughly the halfway point, Roczen closed on Baggett in second, but a mistake in a corner caused him to go down. With that, the top-three running order never changed. Meanwhile, GEICO Honda's Justin Bogle had worked his way up on the rear tire of his teammate Osborne and on lap 10, made his way around for fourth. When the checkered flag flew, Tomac took the win, followed by Baggett, Roczen, Bogle, and Osborne.

250 Moto One Results
1. Eli Tomac (Hon)
2. Blake Baggett (Kaw)
3. Ken Roczen (KTM)
4. Justin Bogle (Hon)
5. Zach Osborne (Hon)
6. Jason Anderson (Suz)
7. Cooper Webb (Yam)
8. Cole Seely (Hon)
9. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)
10. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
11. Darryn Durham (Kaw)
12. Alex Martin (Yam)
13. Kyle Cunningham (Yam)
14. Justin Hill (Kaw)
15. Brady Kiesel (Yam)
16. Jackson Richardson (Hon)
17. Jesse Wentland (KTM)
18. Jason Brooks (Kaw)
19. Kyle Peters (Hon)
20. Mitchell Oldenburg (Hon)

250 Moto Two
Right off the start Roczen took control of the race, taking the holeshot and never looking back. The German sand specialist quickly opened up a gap over his Red Bull KTM teammate Marvin Musquin, Osborne, Rockstar Energy Racing's Jason Anderson, and local hero Jimmy Decotis. Five laps into the race, however, and Musquin began to slip back in the running order to eventually finish ninth. Meanwhile, Osborne moved into second while Anderson took over third with moto one winner Tomac fourth. Tomac was on the move and by the eighth lap, had moved into third and began to set his sights on Osborne. Two laps later, Tomac took over second, pushing Osborne back to third. After that, the top three remained the same until the checkered flag flew. Roczen took the win followed by Tomac, Osborne, Anderson, and hard-charging Star Racing/Myplash/Yamaha's Kyle Cunningham.

250 Moto Two Results
1. Ken Roczen (KTM)
2. Eli Tomac (Hon)
3. Zach Osborne (Hon)
4. Jason Anderson (Suz)
5. Kyle Cunningham (Yam)
6. Jeremy Martin (Yam)
7. Cole Seely (Hon)
8. Blake Baggett (Kaw)
9. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
10. Justin Hill (Kaw)
11. Alex Martin (Yam)
12. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)
13. Jimmy Decotis (Hon)
14. Darryn Durham (Kaw)
15. Blake Wharton (Suz)
16. Jackson Richardson (Hon)
17. Brady Kiesel (Yam)
18. Jesse Wentland (KTM)
19. Erki Kahro (Yam)
20. Sean Hackley (KTM)

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Overall Results
1. Eli Tomac (Hon)
2. Ken Roczen (KTM)
3. Zach Osborne (Hon)
4. Blake Baggett (Kaw)
5. Jason Anderson (Suz)
6. Cole Seely (Hon)
7. Kyle Cunningham (Yam)
8. Marvin Musquin (KTM)
9. Adam Cianciarulo (Kaw)
10. Alex Martin (Yam)
11. Justin Hill (Kaw)
12. Justin Bogle (Hon)
13. Darryn Durham (Kaw)
14. Jeremy Martin (Yam)
15. Cooper Webb (Yam)
16. Jackson Richardson (Hon)
17. Brady Kiesel (Yam)
18. Jimmy Decotis (Hon)
19. Jesse Wentland (KTM)
20. Blake Wharton (Suz)
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250 National Championship Points Standings (After 6 of 12 rounds):
1. Ken Roczen (265/6 moto wins)
2. Eli Tomac (258/4 moto wins)
3. Blake Baggett (223/1 moto win)
4. Marvin Musquin (222/1 moto win)
5. Zach Osborne (185)
6. Jason Anderson (161)
7. Kyle Cunningham (131)
8. Jeremy Martin (124)
9. Justin Bogle (122)
10. Cooper Webb (113)

WMX Motocross Championships

WMX Moto One
When the gate hit the dirt, N-Fab/TiLube/Yamaha's Jessica Patterson jumped out to take the holeshot and early lead. Close behind her, though, was Muscle Milk Honda's Sayaka Kaneshiro in second and Rock River Yamaha's Mackenzie Tricker. From there, Patterson quickly opened up her lead over Kaneshiro until the Japanese rider went down, dropping back to seventh and allowing Tricker to move up to second and Swedish rider Sara Pettersson into third. After that, the next significant change came when Jacqueline Strong worked her way around Pettersson for third. When the checkered flag flew, Patterson took the win followed by Tricker and Strong.

WMX Moto One Results
1. Jessica Patterson (Yam)
2. Mackenzie Tricker (Yam)
3. Jacqueline Strong (KTM)
4. Sara Pettersson (KTM)
5. Marissa Markelon (Yam)
6. Taylor Higgins (Hon)
7. Sayaka Kaneshiro (Hon)
8. Lindsey Palmer (Kaw)
9. Sarah Whitmore (KTM)
10. Brianna DeGray (Hon)
11. Shelby Rolen (Yam)
12. Sade Allender (Hon)
13. April Zastrow (Hon)
14. Amanda Brown (Hon)
15. Chelsea Newbold (Hon)
16. Sonia Williams (Hon)
17. Eden Willow Netelkos (Hon)
18. Abbrielle Tardelli (KTM)
19. Elicia Vallier (Hon)
20. Kaylynn Kotlar (Hon)

WMX Moto Two
The early lead in this moto went to Swedish rider Pettersson followed by Patterson and Tricker. On the second lap, Tricker took over the lead ahead of Patterson while Petterson fell back to fourth. One lap later, though, and Patterson had made her way into the lead. Meanwhile, Kaneshiro had quietly moved up to third. At the halfway mark, Patterson held a comfortable lead followed by Tricker and Kaneshiro and that running order stuck until the checkered flag flew.

WMX Moto Two Results
1. Jessica Patterson (Yam)
2. Mackenzie Tricker (Yam)
3. Sayaka Kaneshiro (Hon) Jacqueline Strong (KTM)
4. Sara Petterson (KTM)
5. Lindsey Palmer (Kaw)
6. Amanda Brown (Hon)
7. Sade Allender (Hon)
8. Taylor Higgins (Hon)
9. Brianna DeGray (Hon)
10. Kaylynn Kotlar (Hon)
11. Sarah Whitmore (KTM)
12. Marissa Markelon (Yam)
13. April Zastrow (Hon)
14. Chelsea Newbold (Hon)
15. Nykea Williams (Kaw)
16. Karina Carrasquillo (Hon)
17. Eden Willow Netelkos (Hon)
18. Elicia Callier (Hon)
19. Kayla Solheid (Kaw)
20. Shelby Rolen (Yam)

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Overall Results
1. Jessica Patterson (Yam)
2. Mackenzie Tricker (Yam)
3. Sara Pettersson (KTM)
4. Sayaka Kaneshiro (Hon)
5. Lindsey Palmer (Kaw)
6. Taylor Higgins (Hon)
7. Marissa Markelon (Yam)
8. Sade Allender (Hon)
9. Brianna DeGray (Hon)
10. Amanda Brown (Hon)
11. Sarah Whitmore (KTM)
12. Jacqueline Strong (KTM)
13. April Zastrow (Hon)
14. Chelsea Newbold (Hon)
15. Kaylynn Kotlar (Hon)
16. Shelby Rolen (Yam)
17. Eden Willow Netelkos (Hon)
18. Nykea Williams (Kaw)
19. Elcia Vallier (Hon)
20. Sonia Williams (Hon)
Lucas Oil Pro Motocross WMX National Championship Points Standings (After 3 of 3 rounds):
1. Jessica Patterson (122/4 moto wins)
2. Sayaka Kaneshiro (120)
3. Taylor Higgins (100)
4. Mackenzie Tricker (99)
5. Sara Pettersson (94)
6. Jacqueline Strong (81)
7. Lindsey Palmer (71)
8. Amanda Brown (66)
9. Sade Allender (64)
10. Marissa Markelon (55)