ST. LOUIS (AP) — Defending series champion Ryan Dungey won the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race Saturday at The Dome at America's Center for his eighth 450SX victory of the season and 30th overall.
The Red Bull KTM factory rider raced to his third straight victory and extended his record podium streak to 30. He also pushed his lead in the season standings to 48 over Ken Roczen with three races left.
Dungey led all 20 laps to match his season victory high set last year.
Roczen was second on a Suzuki. He briefly pulled ahead in the middle of the race.
"(Roczen and I) were really pushing for the third week in a row," Dungey said. "I needed to eliminate the mistakes and put the hammer down. (Roczen) came up on the inside and got by me, but then made a little mistake in the next corner that allowed me to slip under and get back by. After that I found some new lines and that helped a lot."
Roczen has three victories this season.
"(Dungey and I) are both riding really good. That's the fun part," Roczen said. "I really wanted the win, but I tucked the front end. Hats off to Ryan. He's riding great right now and got the win today."
Husqvarna's Jason Anderson was third.
Yamaha's Jeremy Martin raced to his second Eastern Regional 250SX victory of the season and fourth overall, holding off Star Racing teammate Aaron Plessinger.
Martin, also the winner at Daytona, led all 15 laps.
"It was nice to get the holeshot since I've been on ground two of last three weekends," Martin said. "I was able to get a good start and ride my own race, and not worry about anything but hitting my lines."
Points leader Malcolm Stewart was eighth. With three races left, the Honda rider has a one-point lead over Plessinger and a 16-point advantage over Martin.
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