East Rutherford, New Jersey (April 26, 2014) – Justin Bogle claimed his second victory of the season and moved into the lead in the Eastern Regional 250SX Class standings with a determined win at round 16 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race in New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium.
With Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Martin Davalos out of the final two races with a broken ankle, Bogle was left with an opportunity to take over the point lead with two rounds remaining in the championship and the GEICO Honda rider took full advantage of the situation, passing teammate Matt Bisceglia on lap six of the 15-lap main event to take over the lead. From there, Bogle pulled away to a three-second advantage by the finish.
Star Racing Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin made a late-race charge to finish a season-best second place, while The Factory Metal Works rider Vince Friese also earned a season-best finish with third place
Bogle now has a 17-point lead heading into Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium next weekend for the season finale.
“I’m really excited to take home the victory tonight,” said Bogle. “As we were approaching the starting gate the rain picked up, so it got super slick out there as the race went on. I got off to an incredible start, but there were some tough battles out there, and I had to be more cautious because of the rain, so I feel I handled the race well and gave it my best.”
Tonight marked Monster Energy Supercross’ first return to East Rutherford since 1991, when the race was held at the Giants Stadium. With the return to East Rutherford, Monster Energy Supercross set an all-time attendance record in the New York metro area.
Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results
1. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda
2. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha
3. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda
4. Matt Bisceglia, Weatherford, Texas, Honda
5. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Kawasaki
6. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Honda
7. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha
8. Mitchell Oldenburg, Alvord, Texas, Honda
9. James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda
10. Jackson Richardson, Australia, Honda