SAN DIEGO -- Defending series champion Ryan Dungey won the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race Saturday night at Petco Park, leading all 20 laps for his fourth 450SX victory of the season and 26th overall.
The Red Bull KTM factory rider increased his lead in the season standings to 26 points over Suzuki's Ken Roczen after six races. Dungey, from Belle Plaine, Minnesota, has won or finished second in 17 straight races and has reached the podium in 22 events in a row. He also won in San Diego on Jan. 16.
"I just tried to keep the pressure low the entire main event. Keeping good traction with the rear tire was key," Dungey said. "I got a good start, which was huge in putting me in a position to win, and I just tried to be consistent for all 20 laps. We had to overcome a few things today, but that's racing. I'm happy to be back on top of the podium."
Honda's Cole Seely was a season-best second, followed by Roczen, Husqvarna's Jason Anderson, Honda's Trey Canard and Kawasaki's Eli Tomac.
"I've been in a funk these last two weekends, but I'm thankful for the dedication of my team to stick behind me. I feel a lot better on my bike," Seely said. "I really didn't make any mistakes. I just couldn't quite keep the pace with Ryan. It feels great to get back up here [on the podium]."
Kawasaki's Joey Savatgy won the Western Regional 250SX race for his second victory in the first six races. He broke a tie with Yamaha's Cooper Webb for the season lead, moving three points ahead.
"It feels great to get another win," Savatgy said. "Cooper tried to take credit away from my first win, so it feels great to get another one. I'm just so excited to be back here and in the points lead."
Webb rallied to finish second after an early wreck. He has three victories this season.
"I just tucked the front end. Just a mistake by me," Webb said. "I was able to get up and not lose too much time. It was early in the race, so I was able to get those spots back. I just need to stop crashing."
Honda's Christian Craig was third. He is third in the standings, 16 points back.