Santa Clara 450 Supercross Results 2015

Byron Wilson | April 18, 2015
Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey notched his seventh 450 SX race win of the year in Santa Clara. GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac finished in second followed by JGRMX’s Weston Peick, who earned the best result of his career, in third.

Autotrader Yamaha’s Justin Barcia got a great start and ran out to the front ahead of TwoTwo Motorsports’ Chad Reed in second and Dungey in third. Barcia didn’t face heavy contention for the top spot right away, as Reed fought to play defense against Dungey in the opening laps. Reed began to close in on the Yamaha on Lap 3, but then he came up short in a rhythm section and went down. Barcia sped off and Dungey slipped easily past into second. Reed remounted, but was near the back of the pack when he finally got back in the game.

The following lap Dungey lined Barcia up and made a quick, clean pass for the lead. Further back, Peick pushed into third position while behind him, Tomac was on a charge up the ranks.

Soon after, Peick dispatched Barcia for second-place and then Tomac did the same for third. Mid-way through, Tomac had Peick in his sights for the runner-up spot and eventually made the pass.

Peick remained steady in third while riders behind fought hard for fourth-place. Barcia remained there for a period, but had Rockstar Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson, Yoshimura Suzuki’s Blake Baggett, Team Honda’s Cole Seely and BTO Sports’ Justin Brayton coming up fast.

Positions changed hands numerous times in this group and in the end, Anderson prevailed with fourth-place. Seely finished in fifth followed by Baggett in sixth and Brayton in seventh. Reed rallied after his early wreck to take eighth followed by Brayton’s teammate, Andrew Short, in ninth.

Reed’s teammate, Josh Grant, was unable to line up after qualifying for the main event, his machine side-lined with a technical issue.

Dungey won the 2015 title during the last round and extends his total points take to 343 after Santa Clara. Tomac is firmly in second, with Seely, in third, trailing by 19 points. Reed sits fourth followed by Honda’s Trey Canard in fifth.

Santa Clara 450 Supercross Results 2015
1. Ryan Dungey (KTM)
2. Eli Tomac (Honda)
3. Weston Peick (Yamaha)
4. Jason Anderson (Husqvarna)
5. Cole Seely (Honda)
6. Blake Baggett (Suzuki)
7. Justin Brayton (KTM)
8. Chad Reed (Kawasaki)
9. Andrew Short (KTM)
10. Nick Wey (Kawasaki)
11. Kyle Chisholm (Kawasaki)
12. Broc Tickle (Suzuki)
13. Kyle Partridge (Honda)
14. Nick Schmidt (Suzuki)
15. Killian Rusk (Yamaha)
16. Justin Barcia (Yamaha)
17. Ben Lamay (Husqvarna)
18. Dustin Pipes (Suzuki)
19. Ronnie Stewart (Suzuki)
20. Alex Ray (Honda)
21. Thomas Ramette (Kawasaki)
22. Josh Grant (Kawasaki)

450 SX Championship Points 2015
1. Ryan Dungey, 343
2. Eli Tomac, 258
3. Cole Seely, 239
4. Chad Reed, 212
5. Trey Canard, 204
6. Blake Baggett, 190
7. Jason Anderson, 188
8. Broc Tickle, 168
9. Andrew Short, 164
10. Ken Roczen, 156

 

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.