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Santa Clara AMA Supercross – Key Insights and Fascinating Facts

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Fresh off its lone break in action for the 2016 season, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will make its return to the West Coast on Saturday, April 2, with its second visit to Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California.

While championship leader Ryan Dungey carries his 27-race 450SX Class podium streak into the 12th race of the season, the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship will make its anticipated return to action for the first time since the seventh race in Arlington, Texas.

Some facts and insights to watch heading into this Saturday night's race include:

  • Jason Anderson became the beneficiary of a racing infraction in Detroit, nine races after he was penalized for the same infraction at the first race in San Diego.

  • Although the racing penalty ultimately cost Ryan Dungey his sixth win of the 2016 season, which would have tied him with Rick Johnson with 28 career 450SX Class wins, his all-time podium streak remained intact. Dungey now has a record 27 consecutive podium finishes.

  • Dungey will be in search of his 100th career top-five finish in Santa Clara.

  • With his latest podium finish in Detroit, Dungey has finished inside the top-10 in 98.19% of his starts. He's finished inside the top-five in 89.18% of his starts and on the podium in 74.77% of the time. His percentages for top-10 and top-five finishes are the best in history.

  • Chad Reed's fourth-place finish not only added to his all-time record of top-five results, but also ended a four-race streak of finishes outside the top 10, the longest of his career.

  • Veteran Mike Alessi posted his first top-10 finish since the opening race of the 2015 season.

  • Cooper Webb's 10th career 250SX Class win at the last Western Regional race tied him for 16th on the all-time list with Mickael Pichon and Ivan Tedesco.

  • Christian Craig is in the midst of a five-race podium streak, the longest in the 250SX Class this season. All of Craig's career podium finishes have come during this streak.

  • Just 16 points separate the top three riders in the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship - Webb, Joey Savatgy and Craig - with two races remaining.

Main Photo: Following Dungey's penalty, Anderson snagged his second 450SX win of the season.
Photo Credit: Jeff Kardas

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