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Monster Energy SX Ready for First-Ever Live Broadcast on Fox This Saturday

| 21 April 2015 3:37 pm

Monster Energy Supercross Series
Round 16: MetLife Stadium

Courtesy of Feld Motor Sports
Photos by Kardy Photos
EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ, APR. 20, 2015

Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey (in the 450SX class) and Marvin Musquin (in the 250SX class) will attempt a record-setting sixth event sweep live on Fox when Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, makes its return to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, this Saturday afternoon. MetLife Stadium hosted its Monster Energy Supercross debut in 2014 with 62,217 fans in attendance.

Saturday night’s race will air live on Fox at 3 p.m. EST/ noon PST for the first time in Monster Energy Supercross history. Live coverage from East Rutherford will also be available on the authenticated Fox Sports Go app.

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There will also be a media day on Thursday, April 23, inside the Grand Central Terminal at the Vanderbilt Hall, featuring Dungey, Musquin, Cole Seely, Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen and Weston Peick. Fans can listen to the pre-race press conference live at noon EST/ 3 p.m. PST by logging on to www.SupercrossLive.com. And on Saturday, April 25, fans can Log on to www.SupercrossLive.com to watch “Supercross Race Day Live,” presented by AMSOIL, with Jim Holley and Andy Bowyer, from 12:50 p.m. EST/ 9:50 a.m. PST to 4:50 p.m. EST/ 1:50 p.m. PST.

Here are some key insights to watch for heading into this Saturday night’s race… Can a seventh different rider in 2015 win Saturday night’s 450SX-class main event?

Can Dungey keep his 14-race podium streak alive?

The three rookies – Jason Anderson, Seely, and Blake Baggett – finished fourth, fifth and sixth, respectively, in Santa Clara last Saturday night. Seely is looking for his second 450SX-class victory, while Anderson and Baggett are still looking for their first career 450SX-class victories. Could East Rutherford be the place at which any of them will reach these goals?

With a win this Saturday, Chad Reed can become one of only four riders to win 45 450SX-class races.

Dungey and Musquin are tied with James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto with five event sweeps by a team. Can they set the record this weekend?

Nick Wey earned his first top-10 finish since Las Vegas in 2012. Can he back that up this weekend?

Can Musquin win his first-ever 250SX-class Championship?

The Monster Energy/ Pro Circuit/ Kawasaki team, which is winless so far this year, has not had a winless season since 2001. Can Joey Savatgy give the team its first win of the season?

Ryan Dungey was the 450SX-class main-event winner at round 15 in Santa Clara, California.

Ryan Dungey was the 450SX-class main-event winner at round 15 in Santa Clara, California.

Just one week removed from winning his second 450SX-class Championship, Dungey won his seventh race of the season at the series’ inaugural race at Levi’s Stadium last Saturday night. Dungey, who won his first 450SX-class Championship as a rookie in 2010, passed Autotrader.com/ Toyota/ Yamaha’s Justin Barcia on lap three for the lead and then rode to victory.

“Today was rough; it took a few practices to finally get the bike dialed in,” said Dungey from the podium in Santa Clara. “The heat-race win gave me a good spot on the gate for the main event, which was a big help in getting the start I did.”

Cole Seely holds third place in the 450SX-class points standings.

Cole Seely holds third place in the 450SX-class points standings.

GEICO Honda’s Tomac finished second in a career-best 450SX-class season that includes two wins and four consecutive podium finishes. Tomac now has 11 career 450SX-class podium finishes.

Barcia’s teammate Peick, who was making his 68th career 450SX-class start, scored the first podium of his career Saturday night by finishing in third place. It was Peick’s fifth top-five finish of the season.

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Musquin is riding a 20-point lead in the Eastern Regional 250SX-class Championship and has his sights set on his first-ever championship and win at MetLife Stadium. Musquin has been the dominant rider in the Eastern Regional 250SX class all year, with five wins and two second-place finishes.

Musquin’s toughest competition this year has come from defending Eastern Regional 250SX-class Champion Justin Bogle, who has one win on the season and has been on the podium at every race except the stop at St. Louis’ Edwards Jones Dome.

During the final race of the Western Regional 250SX-class Championship last Saturday night, Yamalube/ Star Racing/ Yamaha’s Cooper Webb capped off his championship-winning season by earning his sixth win of the year.

“It was definitely a wild and hectic main event; I just tried to get up as fast as I could and charge,” said Webb. “It was basically a race to get your bike up the fastest, and it worked out. I had fun racing with [Josh] Hansen.”

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During last year’s 450SX-class main event in East Rutherford, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Villopoto won the series’ first-ever race at MetLife Stadium. In doing so, Villopoto clinched his fourth consecutive 450SX-class Championship. Also, Bogle scored his second win of the Eastern Regional 250SX-class Championship.

Practice and qualifying for round 16 will begin at 9 a.m. and the main event will start at 3 p.m.

Tickets are available at the MetLife Stadium box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets, or you can charge by phone at 800/745-3000 or online at www.SupercrossLive.com or www.ticketmaster.com. Premium Club tickets are $125 per adult or child; Premium Field seats are per $100 per adult or child; Endzone Lower seating is $75 per adult or child; and Endzone Upper seating is $55 per adult or child. Fans can also get into the pits for free from 9 a.m., to 2 p.m. on race day when they recycle a Monster Energy can at the stadium’s pit entrance. (This offer valid only with event ticket.)

For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log on to www.SupercrossLive.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross.

[For more from round 15 of the Supercross Series, including race coverage, results and more photos, please see “Dungey Pockets Seventh SX Win at Levi’s”… Editor]

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