GLENDALE, Ariz. -- Ken Roczen won the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race Saturday night at University of Phoenix Stadium for his first victory in over a year.
The Suzuki rider finished 4 seconds ahead of Ryan Dungey, snapping a three-race winning streak for the defending series champion. Roczen finished second behind Dungey at the AMA Supercross race in Oakland, California, last month and pulled within 21 points of Dungey for the lead in the championship standings.
Roczen has five wins in his career, and this was his first victory since the second race in Anaheim, California, in January 2015 -- he missed the last eight races last season with an injury.
"We have been working really hard, and it paid off," Roczen said. "This was a tough track tonight. We got the job done."
Dungey has finished first or second in 16 consecutive races and has reached the podium in 21 straight.
"I made some good, clean passes after that bad start," Dungey said. "I made passes where I could and had a great race."
Roczen passed Davi Millsaps for the lead on the first lap and led the rest of the way. Eli Tomac of Kawasaki finished third, and Husqvarna's Jason Anderson finished fourth. Anderson is in third place in the championship standings, 26 points behind Dungey.
Christian Craig won the Western Regional 250SX for the first victory of his career. The GEICO Honda racer came out of retirement to race this season.
"To come out of retirement and get my first win ever is amazing," said Craig, who last raced full-time in 2013. "On the last lap, the crowd was so loud; it was awesome."
Craig passed teammate Jimmy DeCotis shortly after the first turn. He finished 3 seconds ahead of defending champion Cooper Webb. Webb tried to pass for the lead on Lap 9 but crashed.
"I didn't get a great start so I was playing catch up," Webb said. "Then I crashed and threw away any hopes of getting the win."
Webb is tied with Kawasaki's Joey Savatgy in the championship standings. Savatgy finished third.
This was the first race ever held at University of Phoenix stadium.