The 13th round of the 2017 Monster Energy Supercross season took place in St. Louis on April 1st. Expectations and drama were high as racing took place on the St. Louis dirt, regarded as some of the best of the supercross season.

450SX Start at STL 2017
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450SX Report

Ryan Dungey grabbed the holeshot and looked to take an early lead, but Eli Tomac was right behind him after the start, and Tomac made a pass right at the beginning. From there, it was an endless game of catch-up for Dungey. Meanwhile, Musquin quickly slotted into 3rd, besting Jason Anderson for the spot. Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’s Davi Millsaps rode in 5th early on.

Marvin Musquin at STL 2017
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There was little movement in the top 5 throughout the race. Cole Seely worked his way up past Millsaps for 5th, but he eventually lost the position to Malcolm Stewart. A few laps later, Josh Grant moved up and passed Stewart for 5th.

Josh Grant at STL 2017
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At one moment, it looked as though Dungey might have a chance at catching Tomac, leading to a battle between the two top riders. However, Chad Reed made a controversial move as a lapper by holding the best lines and not letting Dungey past despite the waving blue flags. When Dungey finally got in front of Reed after three laps, Tomac had increased the gap, and there was no longer the chance of a battle between 1st and 2nd.

Dungey Trying to Pass Reed at STL 2017
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In the end, Tomac took the win, his fifth in a row. Dungey placed 2nd, with Musquin taking the final podium spot. Anderson finished in 4th, while Grant held on for 5th.

Eli Tomac at STL 2017
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Another win for Tomac means that Dungey’s lead in the overall championship points is even smaller. Only four points now separate the two. If Tomac continues his win streak, he will take the red plate after either Seattle or Salt Lake City. Musquin is solidly in 3rd over Seely.

450SX Results

Pos.No.NameBikePointsOverall
13Eli TomacKawasaki25272
21Ryan Dungey*KTM22276
325Marvin MusquinKTM20227
421Jason AndersonHusqvarna18188
533Josh GrantKawasaki16125
614Cole SeelyHonda15211
74Blake BaggettKTM14163
820Broc TickleSuzuki13143
947Malcolm StewartSuzuki1273
1010Justin BraytonHonda11106
1119Justin BogleSuzuki1065
1215Dean WilsonHusqvarna9136
1318Davi MillsapsKTM8160
142Cooper WebbYamaha786
1551Justin BarciaSuzuki657
1622Chad ReedYamaha5136
1712Jake WeimerSuzuki479
1861Vince FrieseHonda369
1911Kyle ChisholmHonda211
20314Alex RayHusqvarna18
2195AJ CatanzaroKawasaki12
22291Kyle WhiteHonda11

*Holeshot

450SX Podium at STL 2017
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250SX East Report

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC-KTM-WPS’s Dakota Alix got off to a great start with the holeshot, but Joey Savatgy quickly moved into the lead. Savatgy was followed by last week’s winner, Jordon Smith. Gannon Audette slotted into 3rd early in the race.

Dakota Alix at STL 2017
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Zach Osborne, the points leader earlier this season, found himself in a difficult spot in only 8th after the first lap. Despite dealing with an illness, he forged his way forward and eventually passed Audette for 3rd. Savatgy held strong in 1st until lap 8 when he made a mistake that sent him off the track. He managed to keep it on two wheels, but when he reentered the track, Smith was already ahead. He made an effort to catch up, resulting in a thrilling last-lap battle, but Savatgy just couldn’t make it happen.

Joey Savatgy at STL 2017
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Smith took the win. This makes two in a row for him. Savatgy placed 2nd. Osborne finished in 3rd.

Jordon Smith at STL 2017
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Smith’s win allowed him to close the gap in championship points. Savatgy remains in 1st overall, but only six points separate him and Smith. Osborne is an additional six points behind in 3rd.

250SX East Results

Pos.No.NameBikePointsOverall
144Jordon SmithKTM25140
217Joey SavatgyKawasaki22146
316Zach OsborneHusqvarna20134
4108Dylan FerrandisYamaha18104
548Christian CraigHonda1681
636Adam CianciaruloKawasaki15128
745Mitchell HarrisonYamaha1466
854Gannon AudetteKawasaki1353
942Kyle CunninghamSuzuki1262
1049Anthony RodriguezYamaha1169
1162Jesse WentlandHonda1048
1250Luke RenzlandYamaha970
1370Dakota Alix*KTM832
14183Lorenzo LocurcioYamaha746
1540Fredrik NorenHonda637
1665Paul CoatesYamaha514
1781Henry MillerYamaha423
1893Joshua CartwrightYamaha320
19559Dylan MerriamYamaha29
20677Cody WilliamsYamaha11
21105Steven ClarkeKTM11
22558Jerry RobinYamaha15

*Holeshot

250SX East Podium at STL 2017
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