East Rutherford, SX Recap

April 29th, 2015


With the West Coast title already wrapped up in Houston by Cooper Webb, attention turned to the East Coast to see if Marvin Musquin would take the number one plate from former champion, Justin Bogle. Odds were in the KTM riders favor, with a 20 point lead over the rest of the pack and the fastest lap time in qualifying. Bogle qualified fourth heading into the night show, and with a heat race win he looked confident heading into the main. Joey Savatgy took the second heat race win and battled with Jeremy Martin in the main event to get his fourth podium of the season. With the championship on the line for Musquin, Boogle did not let him off easy after grabbing the hole shot in the main, and leading the first portion of the race. A tactful pass with three laps to go would seal the deal for Musquin to take home the title for the East Coast Championship. This has been a long time coming for Musquin who proved consistency is key to win championships, finishing on the podium each weekend. He now carries the number one plate into the final race of the season where he will go head to head with the West Coast Champion as the season comes to a close.


Even though Ryan Dungey already clinched the title prior to this round, he seemed eager maintain control of the class with two rounds left in the season. Eli Tomac was a force to be reckoned with after setting the fastest lap time in qualifying. With Ryan Dungey dominating the first heat race, Cole Seely edged out Tomac in the second heat race and the two continued to battle into the main event race. Seely, Tomac andDungey ran top three within seconds of each other, but it was Tomac who would make the final charge and pass Seely with seven laps to go. Dungey made the pass on Seely to move into second. Tomac took the win to notch his third main event win of the season.
Blake Baggett’s results have steadily improved throughout the season and if he continues the progression he could find himself moving into the top four in the championship standings heading into Vegas. Andrew Short grabbed the hole shot in every race he lined up for in New Jersey, and held on to finish fifth in the main with a convey of fast riders looking to take over the top spots.

Florida native, Kyle Chisholm notched his best finish of the season with an eighth in the main. This made him one of the only riders in the top ten with less factory support than the competition and results like this could mean big things for this rider heading into the Outdoors season.

Sights are set on the season finale event in Las Vegas, NV where we will see how the 250SX East and West riders will stack up against each other and see if Tomac and Seely can keep the excitement in alive in the 450SX class.


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