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Dungey Answers Back with Win #2 as Monster Energy Supercross Returns to St. Louis

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Dungey Answers Back with Win #2 as Monster Energy Supercross Returns to St. Louis

AURORA, Ill. (February 27, 2012) – As Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome this Saturday night, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., hopes to build off of the momentum he gained last Saturday night with his win in Atlanta.

Dungey, who won in St. Louis in 2010, captured his second victory of the 2012 season and cut into Ryan Villopoto’s Supercross Class point lead. Prior to Saturday night’s race in Atlanta, Dungey earned podium finishes in five races and currently sits second overall.

“To get that first win right off the bat (for KTM) in Phoenix was nice, but it took a while after that,” said Dungey. “But, to back it up here in Atlanta, it was a great night. We’ve been looking for that one for a while. The whole team has been working hard and things haven’t gone our way with testing and stuff, but we’re coming around to it and I think things are progressively getting better.”

Villopoto used a sixth-place start to charge to the front of the pack but was unable to make his way past Dungey. Western Regional Supercross Lites Class rider Cole Seeley made his American Honda Muscle Milk debut aboard the 450cc motorcycle and grabbed the early lead after capturing the Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot. Seely’s lead lasted seven laps before Dungey made the pass for the lead and rode off to victory.

“I just made a little mistake, and early on in the race I fell over and that cost me, huge,” said Villopoto. “The track was tough tonight, you could really see (that) and I just slipped up and washed the front end out. Overall, we had a good night. It just wasn’t the best of weeks coming into this (race), so to come out with second is good.”

JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha’s James Stewart, who is one of four riders to win a Supercross Class Main Event this season, put together a great ride after a less-than-favorable start. The two-time defending Supercross Class champion finished third, marking his fourth podium of the season.

Once again, GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia, the defending class champion, found his way to the front of the pack en route to his second consecutive Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Main Event win. Barcia led all 15 laps of the Main Event, besting second place finisher Blake Baggett, of the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki team, and third place finisher Justin Bogel, of the GEICO Honda team.

"Two for two (is) not a bad way to start," said Barcia. "I wanted a good start, I got the holeshot, and just rode hard from there. The track was super tough tonight. It was very slick and there were a lot of places where the bike was sliding around. I was trying not to make any mistakes. Fortunately, everything went really smooth and we got the win."

Barcia extended his points lead in the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class to 12 over Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Durham.

During the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross stop in St. Louis, Stewart took home his fourth Supercross Class win of the season. In the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class, Justin Barcia captured his third victory.  

The first Supercross Class race at the Edward Jones Dome was on April 27, 1996, and Kawasaki’s Jeff Emig, a Missouri native, won the Main Event, snapping Jeremy McGrath’s 13-race win streak. In front of his hometown crowd, Emig notched his first Supercross Class win for Team Kawasaki. Chad Reed and Ricky Carmichael are tired on the all-time win list in St. Louis with four. Kevin Windham, Stewart, Carmichael and Reed have all won in both classes in St. Louis.

SPEED will broadcast the Supercross class race LIVE at 9:30pm EST on March 3, 2012. 

Tickets are available at participating Yamaha Deals, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge by phone at (800) 745-3000, www.supercrossonline.com, or online at www.ticketmaster.com. Tickets are also available at the Edward Jones Dome Box Office beginning the week of the show. Practice and qualifying begin at 12:30 p.m. and the main event starts at 7:00 p.m. Club Level & VIP tickets are $50 Adult/Child; Gold Circle $37 Adult/Child; Lower Terrace $26 Adult / $20 Child; Endzone $20 Adult / $10 Child and Treadhead tickets are $10 Adult/Child. Fans can also get in to the Pits for FREE from 12:30-6 p.m. Race Day when they recycle a MONSTER Energy Can at the stadium Pit Entrance (valid only with event ticket).

Supercross Class Results: Atlanta

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
4. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
5. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
6. Cole Seely, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
7. Jake Weimer, Wildomar, Idaho, Kawasaki
8. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
9. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki
10. Nick Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki

Supercross Class Season Standings

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 180
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 170
3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 136
4. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda – 128
5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 106
6. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda – 105
7. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki – 100
8. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda – 96
9. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha - 94
10. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Calif., Suzuki – 90

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Results: Atlanta

1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki
3. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda
4. Blake Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Suzuki
5. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki
6. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
7. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha
8. Hunter Hewitt, Corona, Texas, Suzuki
9. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Suzuki
10. Shane Sewell, Westville, In, KTM

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Season Standings

1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda – 50 
2. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Kawasaki – 38
3. Blake Wharton, Beaumont, Texas, Suzuki – 36
4. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM – 35 
5. Blake Baggett, Butler, Pa, Kawasaki - 28
6. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda - 27
7. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Honda – 26
8. Hunter Hewitt, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki - 22
9. PJ Larsen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM – 21
10. Lance Vincent, Youngsville, La, KTM - 16

Past Winners in St. Louis

Supercross Class

April 9, 2011:                             James Stewart
April 17, 2010:                           Ryan Dungey
March 21, 2009:                         Chad Reed
April 19, 2008:                           Kevin Windham
March 3, 2007:                          Ricky Carmichael
February 18, 2006:                     Chad Reed
March 5, 2005:                          Ricky Carmichael
March 13, 2004:                         Chad Reed
March 22, 2003:                         Chad Reed
April 6, 2002:                             Ricky Carmichael
March 31, 2001:                         Ricky Carmichael
March 18, 2000:                         Jeremy McGrath
March 27, 1999:                         Jeremy McGrath
March 28, 1998:                         Kevin Windham
April 5, 1997:                             Jeremy McGrath
April 27, 1996:                           Jeff Emig

Supercross Lites Class

April 9, 2011:                             Justin Barcia
April 17, 2010:                           Justin Barcia
March 21, 2009:                         Blake Wharton
April 19, 2008:                           Trey Canard
March 3, 2007:                          Ben Townley
February 18, 2006:                     David Millsaps
March 5, 2005:                          Grant Langston
March 13, 2004:                         James Stewart
March 22, 2003:                         Branden Jesseman
April 6, 2002:                             Chad Reed
March 21, 2001:                         Travis Pastrana
March 18, 2000:                         Travis Pastrana
March 27, 1999:                         Ernesto Fonseca
March 28, 1998:                         Ricky Carmichael
April 5, 1997:                             Stephane Roncada
April 27, 1996:                           Kevin Windham

Tune into the enhanced exclusive weekly video content from Supercross LIVE! during the entire 2012 season on SupercrossOnline.com, the Official Website of Monster Energy Supercross.

This week in the Toyota Tailgate Talk, James Stewart’s Mechanic, Patrick Barker, discusses the differences in bike setup for James Stewart and Davi Millsaps on the JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha team. 

Weekly Supercross LIVE! Video Content Schedule
The Official Supercross LIVE! Pre-Show - Race Days at 11 AM Local Race Time
Behind the Scenes with Supercross LIVE! - All Day on Race Days
2 Minutes on the Track - Race Days at 3:30 & 5:30 PM Local Race Time
And on the Podium Tonight - Following Each Round’s Main Events
The Official Supercross LIVE! Post-Show - Saturday Nights at Each Race
Toyota Tailgate Talk - Wednesdays at 5 PM ET
After The Checkered Flag - Thursdays at 5PM ET


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