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Ryan Dungey Increases Points Lead With Third Win Of 2015

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Red Bull/KTM's Ryan Dungey became the first three-time Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race winner of the season tonight at the Georgia Dome before 53,537 fans.

Autotrader.com/Toyota/Yamaha's Weston Peick won his first SupercrossLive.com Holeshot Award of the season when the gates dropped on the 450SX Class Main Event. Discount Tire/TwoTwo Motorsports' Chad Reed, who won last week's race, followed Peick in second place with Dungey in third.

Reed made a pass on Peick during the opening lap, but Peick answered back and took over the lead. Reed crashed on Lap 2 and remounted in 13th place with the Australian going on to finish the race in 7th position. Team Honda HRC's Trey Canard took over the number-three spot on Lap 5, and on the same lap, Dungey passed Peick for the lead.

On Lap 6, Canard moved into second place, and on the next lap, GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac moved into third place. Tomac passed the fellow Honda ride on lap 16, turning in his best finish since the third race in Anaheim. Canard finished third, his fourth consecutive podium finish. Reed went on to finish in seventh place.

In six of seven career starts in Atlanta, Dungey has six podium finishes and three wins. He now has 17 career wins and holds a 30-point lead in season standings.

Dungey's second place at the first race in Atlanta and his win tonight earned him the inaugural "Duel in The Dome" trophy.

"With Marvin's win [Musquin], it was perfect execution," said Dungey. "The Honda boys were breathing on me, but I was able to put some distance between us as the race went on. Winning the Duel in the Dome is icing on top of a great race."
Marvin Musquin lead from start to finish at Atlanta2 - Credit: Simon Cudby
Red Bull/KTM's Marvin Musquin led wire-to-wire en route to his second Eastern Regional 250SX Class Championship win of the season.

Musquin captured the Supercrosslive.com Holeshot Award in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class Main Event with Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Joey Savatgy on his rear wheel. As Savatgy ran into traffic, his teammate Arnaud Tonus took over the number-two position.

Harley-Davidson/Trail Jesters/SOB MX's Jimmy Decotis quickly moved into third place on the opening lap. On Lap 3, last week's winner, Jeremy Martin, advanced to second place, passing Tonus. Defending Eastern Regional 250SX Class Champion Justin Bogle put his GEICO Honda in third place on Lap 4.

Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha's Martin finished second, while Bogle finished third for the second consecutive weekend.

Musquin gave KTM their first-ever win in Atlanta and the sixth win of his career. Musquin now leads the championship by seven points.

"Once again, the start was key to getting up front," Musquin added. "I proved in my Heat Race that if you don't get a good start, you can't win. I was bummed with my second-place finish last weekend, so I am really happy to get this win tonight."

Australia's Taylor Potter was having his best race of the season in his heat running in 11th position and in striking distance of making his first main event of the season before things went pear shaped, with the Victorian crashing out of contention.

Racing continues next Saturday at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Ryan Dungey extended his points lead to 30 with his Atlanta2 win - Credit: Simon Cudby
Supercross Main Event
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Eli Tomac
3. Trey Canard
4. Broc Tickle
5. Blake Baggett
6. Josh Grant
7. Chad Reed
8. Ken Roczen
9. Jason Anderson
10. Weston Peick
11. Davi Millsaps
12. Cole Seely
13. Josh Hill
14. Mike Alessi
15. Andrew Short
16. Nicholas Wey
17. Phil Nicoletti
18. Kyle Chisholm
19. Jimmy Albertson
20. Jacob Weimer
21. Nicholas Schmidt
22. Kyle Partridge

Championship Standings After Round 9 of 17
1. Ryan Dungey 199 Pts
2. Trey Canard 169 Pts
3. Ken Roczen 156 Pts
4. Eli Tomac 137 Pts
5. Jason Anderson 126 Pts
6. Chad Reed 124 Pts
7. Cole Seely 120 Pts
8. Blake Baggett 115 Pts
9. Andrew Short 100 Pts
10. Broc Tickle 96 Pts
11. Davi Millsaps 75 Pts
12. Justin Barcia 71 Pts
13. Jacob Weimer 62 Pts
14. Weston Peick 60 Pts
15. Josh Grant 56 Pts
16. Mike Alessi 47 Pts
17. Josh Hill 40 Pts
18. Brett Metcalfe 40 Pts
19. Phil Nicoletti 37 Pts
20. Kyle Chisholm 36 Pts
Marvin Musquin extended his points lead by standing on the top step of the 250 East podium for the second time this season - Credit: Simon Cudby
250 East Main Event
1. Marvin Musquin
2. Jeremy Martin
3. Justin Bogle
4. Joey Savatgy
5. Jimmy Decotis
6. Martin Davalos
7. Arnaud Tonus
8. Anthony Rodriguez
9. RJ Hampshire
10. Luke Renzland
11. Kyle Peters
12. Matt Lemoine
13. Vince Friese
14. Gannon Audette
15. Kyle Cunningham
16. Justin Starling
17. Colt Nichols
18. Joshua Cartwright
19. Jace Owen
20. Daniel Herrlein
21. Bryce Stewart
22. Dakota Alix

250 East Championship Standings After Round 3 of 8
1. Marvin Musquin 72 Pts
2. Jeremy Martin 65 Pts
3. Justin Bogle 62 Pts
4. Joey Savatgy 54 Pts
5. Martin Davalos 45 Pts
6. Matt Lemoine 39 Pts
7. Vince Friese 38 Pts
8. Arnaud Tonus 38 Pts
9. RJ Hampshire 38 Pts
10. Anthony Rodriguez 34 Pts
11. Kyle Peters 29 Pts
12. Jimmy Decotis 27 Pts
13. Luke Renzland 20 Pts
14. Gannon Audette 19 Pts
15. Justin Starling 15 Pts
16. Colt Nichols 14 Pts
17. Mitchell Oldenburg 11 Pts
18. Dakota Alix 9 Pts
19. Kyle Cunningham 7 Pts
20. Brady Kiesel 6 Pts

Top Image: Ryan Dungey won his third main event of 2015

Credit: Simon Cudby

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