Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The Others...East Rutherford

It's coming to an end. Monster Energy Supercross stormed into Met Life Stadium and set things up for an interesting final round next week.

Not a bad seat in the house
 It's comes down to points. When the checkers flew in East Rutherford, New Jersey one rider would have enough to secure his second straight championship and another would put a gap on his first career title chance. 

Ryan Dungey came in to the season as a fan favorite, but the multi time 450 champ had never defended his championship. Until now! The RedBull KTM rider wasn't my pick for the championship. I knew he'd win races, but I call bullshit on anyone who says they knew he'd be this dominant this season. Ken Roczen would make it 2 straight main event wins but it's too little, too late for the RCH Suzuki rider. For the first time of the season Dungey would finish off the podium, but a 4th place would be enough to secure the championship. Kawasaki's Eli Tomac impressed with a ride from near 10th to 2nd by nights end. Cole Seely would take 3rd and claim his 4th podium finish of the season.

Malcolm Stewart seems to have stepped up and taken control of the 250 East Championship run. He'd claim his 2nd win of the season and with just one round left, extend his points lead to 14. He got some help from Star Yamaha rider Aaron Plessinger who'd finish 5th for the 2nd week in a row. Martin Davalos would finish the night in 2nd and that missed trip to Toronto may now haunt him as he sits 30 points away from the championship. Star Yamaha rider Jeremy Martin has had some rounds he'd rather forget but his late run of consistency puts him on my favorites list for outdoors. He'd finish 3rd in East Ritherford.

Privateers in the main. Dakota Alix was a long time KTM prodigy and has never really found his way on a team. He ripped a big start and would finish 8th in the 250 main. Darryn Durham, Anthony Rodriguez, Justin Starling, Jacob Williamson, Daniel Herrlein, Paul Coates, John Short and Lane Staley would also make the 250 main event. The 450 class is so competitive. When you have guys like Justin Barcia and Josh Grant getting 15th and 16th it leaves little room for privateers. The number 79 of Nick Schmidt continues to make mains and was joined by AJ Catanzaro. Also a shoutout to Benny Blose who on a fill in ride for BTO Sports KTM made the 450 main.

This weeks standout privateer is the number 373 of Jacob Williamson. The Swartz Creek native made his 4th 250 main event. He'd been racing with help from Lasco Ford, MMCR and Babbitt's Kawasaki along with picking up help from Legends and Heroes when Gannon Audette moved to Pro Circuit. This week he made himself a little more known by winning the 250 LCQ. #cheerprivateer for Jacob Williamson.

Jacob Williamson

And now...The Others.

5. 297 Henry Miller
6. 118 Levi Kilbarger
7. 284 Cody Church
8.471 Logan Karnow
9. 519 Joshua Cartwright
10. 351 Eric Grondahl
11. 885 Matthew Weakley
12. 248 Travis Delnicki
13. 619 Matk Weishaar
14. 881 Jerry Lorenz
15. 389 Davey Sterritt
16. 760 Tyler Wozney
17. 326 Trevor Ezell
18. 527 Matt Hammer
19. 421 Vann Martin
20. 795 Aaron Leininger
21. 337 Nick Desiderio 
22. 682 DJ Macfarlane 

5. 801 Jeff Alessi
6. 95 Dustin Pipes
7. 447 Deven Raper
8. 291 Kyle White
9. 282 Bubba Pauli
10. 153 Greg Crater
11. 314 Alex Ray
12. 868 Michael Docherty
13. 731 Steven Roman
14. 88 Ronnie Stewart
15. 976 Josh Greco 
16. 252 Kevin Weisbruch 
17. 385 Adam Gulley
18. 761 Cade Clason
19. 509 Alex Nagy
20. 792 Bracken Hall
21. 918 Michael Akaydin
22. 723 Tyler Enticknap

Only thing left is Las Vegas. The East vs. West Shootout and each coast will crown their champions. See ya in Vegas.

-Kyle Pesci

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