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Ryan Dungey increases AMA Supercross points lead with second consecutive win

Ryan Dungey increases AMA Supercross points lead with second consecutive win
Ryan Dungey reacts after winning the 450SX main event at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium on Jan. 23. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

Ryan Dungey won his second consecutive Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series race with a victory Saturday night in Anaheim.

Dungey took over first place in the 450SX main event on the third lap when he passed early leader Davi Millsaps.

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As Dungey pulled away from the field for his 24th career Supercross victory in front of 42,934 spectators at Angel Stadium, Chad Reed and Eli Tomac moved into second and third places, respectively, on the fifth and sixth laps.

Ryan Dungey races to victory in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross main event at Angel Stadium on Jan. 23.
Ryan Dungey races to victory in the Monster Energy AMA Supercross main event at Angel Stadium on Jan. 23. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

As Reed solidified a runner-up finish for the second consecutive race, Tomac took a spill on the final lap while trying to hold off Ken Roczen, who would finish third.

Tomac took fourth, followed by Jason Anderson, Cole Seely, Millsaps, Justin Brayton, Marvin Musquin and Jacob Weimer.

A rider makes his way around the course during a qualifying race at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium on Jan. 23.
A rider makes his way around the course during a qualifying race at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium on Jan. 23. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

"I had to charge the first five laps," said Dungey, who has a 13-point lead, 72-59, in the series standings over Reed after three races.

"Chad was on it tonight, and I know he wanted to get his ninth win here in Anaheim," Dungey said of Reed, who is now tied with Larry Ward for third on the all-time Supercross start list with 188.

Riders compete in a qualifying heat during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium on Jan. 23.
Riders compete in a qualifying heat during the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium on Jan. 23. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

"I keep telling myself that I should appreciate second-place finishes, but I am a competitor," Reed said. "I wanted my ninth win in Anaheim tonight, but we will keep pushing."

Anderson is in third place in the standings with 57 points, followed by Seely (55), Tomac (54), Roczen (51), Millsaps (36), Brayton (35), Weimer (33) and Musquin (31).

Thomas Do goes heels over head during a crash at the start of the 250SX qualifying heat race at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium on Jan. 23.
Thomas Do goes heels over head during a crash at the start of the 250SX qualifying heat race at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium on Jan. 23. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

Cooper Webb won the Supercross Western Regional 250SX class to solidify his place atop the series standings with 72 points. Zach Osborne finished second, with Christian Craig third, Joey Savatgy fourth and Jimmy DeCotis fifth.

Osborne is second in the series standings with 57 points, followed by Savatgy (53), Jordan Smith (51) and DeCotis (47).

A variety of pyrotechnics opened the evening at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium.
A variety of pyrotechnics opened the evening at the Monster Energy AMA Supercross at Angel Stadium. (Rick Loomis / Los Angeles Times)

The AMA Supercross Series resumes Saturday at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, followed by the fifth race on Feb. 6 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

The 17-race season concludes May 7 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

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