Ken Roczen has recorded victory in round 15 of Monster Energy Supercross at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, denying Ryan Dungey the chance to clinch the 450cc title early.
Following three consecutive second place finishes, Roczen’s persistence finally paid off as the German rider won his fourth race of the season.
A much-needed second place came from Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac, who hasn’t been able to come to grips with his new Kawasaki machinery all season long.
Ryan Dungey completed the podium in third.
Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson continues to impress during his sophomore year, finishing in fourth ahead of HRC Honda’s Trey Canard in fifth.
Geico Honda’s Justin Bogle finished sixth, ahead of another Honda in Cole Seely who was returning from injury, while JGR Yamaha’s Weston Peick was eighth.
Australia’s Chad Reed finished in ninth ahead of Red Bull KTM’s Marvin Musquin in tenth.
In the 250 East Coast race, Martin Davalos again stood atop the podium for the first time since round one, finishing ahead of previous race winner Jeremy Martin and points leader Malcolm Stewart.
TLD KTM’s Shane Mcelrath was fourth, ahead of Aaron Plessinger, who lost valuable championship points to Stewart.
The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki duo of Tyler Bowers and Gannon Audette finished sixth and seventh respectively, ahead of Geico Honda’s RJ Hampshire in eighth.
Anthony Rodriguez finished ninth, ahead of Luke Renzland in tenth.
Meanwhile Dungey leads the 450 class with 348, trailed by Roczen with 305 and Jason Anderson with 278.
Stewart retains his lead in the 250 East series with 135, followed by Plessinger with 130 and Jeremy Martin with 121.
Monster Energy Supercross now heads to MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, for round 16 of the championship.