St. Louis 450 Supercross Results 2015

Byron Wilson | March 28, 2015
Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey grabbed win number six for the year in St. Louis. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac finished the night in second-place followed by Rockstar Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson in third.

The start saw BTO Sports’ Andrew Short fly to the front with Dungey trailing close behind, but then Short lost his bearings in the rhythm section and veered too far right. He knew a crash was imminent as he flew over the tuff blocks and looked, at the last minute, like he tried to bail from his bike, falling hard on the ground as the field blew past. Luckily, Short was able to walk away from the incident.

Dungey capitalized on Short’s misfortune to take the lead. JGRMX’s Weston Peick put up a fight during the early stages, challenging Dungey for the front briefly, but the Yamaha rider couldn’t keep up with the current points leader.

Further back, Tomac was logging some of the fastest laps of the race, moving up from outside the top-five to take over fourth on Lap 5. Troy Lee Designs’ Cole Seely was keeping close to Tomac and making progress up the ranks as well. On Lap 7 Tomac was locked in a battle with Anderson for third-place, and Anderson was not making things easy for the Honda rider. At one point, Tomac looked to be trying to slip by but Anderson closed the door and forced Tomac to slow up and lose a bit of time.

Anderson took advantage of the breathing room to press on toward Peick, taking second-place mid-way through the race. The next laps saw Tomac and Seely pass Peick as well. From there Tomac had to reel Anderson back in, and with seven laps remaining the Honda rider was side-by-side with Anderson in a battle for second. That same lap Tomac was able to get ahead of the Husqvarna for the runner-up spot.

Dungey, meanwhile, was consistent as ever and had a sizable lead on the field. As fast as Tomac was, he couldn’t close the sevensecond gap on the KTM in the final four laps.

Seely was unable to get ahead of the Husqvarna by the end and finished the night in fourth. Peick held on to take fifth while TwoTwo Motorsports’ Josh Grant finished in sixth. Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Davi Millsaps took seventh followed by Grant’s teammate, Chad Reed, in eighth. RCH Racing’s Broc Tickle held on to ninth while Yoshimura Suzuki’s Blake Baggett rounded out the top-10.

Dungey has a comfortable lead on the field, 80 points ahead of his closest competition. Tomac is now second overall, moving ahead of Team Honda’s Trey Canard, who is unable to finish the season after fracturing his left arm in the previous round in Detroit. Seely is fourth followed by Reed in fifth.

St. Louis 450 Supercross Results 2015
1. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
2. Eli Tomac (Honda)
3. Jason Anderson (Husqvarna)
4. Cole Seely (Honda)
5. Weston Peick (Yamaha)
6. Josh Grant (Kawasaki)
7. Davi Millsaps (Kawasaki)
8. Chad Reed (Kawasaki)
9. Broc Tickle (Suzuki)
10. Blake Baggett (Suzuki)
11. Kyle Chisholm (Kawasaki)
12. Nick Wey (Kawasaki)
13. Phil Nicoletti (Yamaha)
14. Nick Schmidt (Suzuki)
15. Ben Lamay (Husqvarna)
16. Adam Enticknap (Honda)
17. Tony Archer (Kawasaki)
18. Justin Brayton (KTM)
19. Killian Rusk (Yamaha)
20. Ronnie Stewart (Suzuki)
21. Kyle Partridge (Honda)
22. Andrew Short (KTM)

450 SX Championship Points 2015
1. Ryan Dungey, 296
2. Eli Tomac, 216
3. Trey Canard, 204
4. Cole Seely, 198
5. Chad Reed, 183
6. Jason Anderson, 165
7. Blake Baggett, 165
8. Ken Roczen, 156
9. Broc Tickle, 146
10. Andrew Short, 137

 

Byron Wilson

Associate Editor | Articles | Byron's sure to be hunched over a laptop after the checkers are flown, caught in his own little version of heaven. Whether on dirt, street or a combination of both, MotoUSA's newest addition knows the only thing better than actually riding is telling the story of how things went down.