Supercross: Tomac, Bogle end KTM win streaks in Detroit

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After watching Red Bull KTM sweep both classes for three consecutive weeks, it was GEICO Honda’s turn to accomplish the feat Saturday night in Detroit. Eli Tomac won the 450 Class main event, while Justin Bogle took the top spot in the 250 Class during Round 12 of the Monster Energy Supercross season.

For Tomac, it’s his second win of the year, and he had to battle the championship favorite to earn it.

450SX points leader Ryan Dungey grabbed the early lead but soon came under fire from Tomac. Once he overtook Dungey for the top spot on lap 5, Tomac was fully in control, extending his lead with each subsequent lap turned at Ford Field.

Although his three-race win streak was snapped, a second-place finish for Dungey allowed him to increase his points lead to 67 over Trey Canard.

As for Canard, he was unable to race the main event after a crash in his semifinal race in which he landed on Jake Weimer. The race was red-flagged while both riders were attended to. Canard reportedly suffered a broken arm in the incident.

The defending champion of the 250SX East Region, Justin Bogle recorded his first win of the season in the class. The wire-to-wire victory came at a much-needed time too, as Marvin Musquin had won three straight and was beginning to open up a significant championship lead.

Musquin would settle for the runner-up spot – finishing six seconds behind Bogle – but still holds a 13-point edge in the championship standings over the GEICO Honda rider.

Joey Savatgy rounded out the podium in third, matching his best finish of the season.

Monster Energy Supercross resumes next Saturday in St. Louis.

Detroit 450SX Results
1. Eli Tomac
2. Ryan Dungey (-11.8 seconds)
3. Cole Seely
4. Chad Reed
5. Davi Millsaps

450SX Point Standings
1. Ryan Dungey, 271
2. Trey Canard, 204
3. Eli Tomac, 194
4. Cole Seely, 180
5. Chad Reed, 170

Detroit 250SX Results
1. Justin Bogle
2. Marvin Musquin (-6.0 seconds)
3. Joey Savatgy
4. Jeremy Martin
5. Anthony Rodriguez

250SX East Point Standings
1. Marvin Musquin, 144
2. Justin Bogle, 131
3. Jeremy Martin, 103
4. Joey Savatgy, 93
5. RJ Hampshire, 84

IndyCar teams with NASCAR on IMS road course doubleheader in 2021

IndyCar NASCAR doubleheader 2021
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The NTT IndyCar Series will be sharing Indianapolis Motor Speedway with the NASCAR Cup Series in a race weekend doubleheader for the second consecutive season, but both series will be on the road course in August 2021.

IMS announced Wednesday that IndyCar will hold an Aug. 14, 2021 race on its 14-turn, 2.439-mile road course. It’ll be a day before NASCAR’s premier series runs the same layout for the first time after the Brickyard 400 was contested on the 2.5-mile oval for the first time in 27 years.

This season’s rescheduling of the IndyCar GMR Grand Prix to July 4, 2019 (a day before the Brickyard 400) led to the first NASCAR-IndyCar doubleheader weekend. The Xfinity Series also raced on the IMS road course for the first time July 4 after the IndyCar race ended.

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IndyCar will be holding its second race weekend this year at the IMS road course Friday and Saturday with the Harvest GP.

“Our first NASCAR-INDYCAR weekend was a big success last July, with positive feedback from
our loyal fans who watched the races on NBC and from the drivers, teams and participants
involved,” IMS president Douglas Boles said in a statement. “The Xfinity Series’ debut on the IMS road course provided exactly the kind of thrilling action from the green to checkered flags that we anticipated, so we know the teams and drivers of the Cup Series will put on a great show as they turn left and right for the first time at IMS.

“We can’t wait to welcome back fans to see NASCAR and INDYCAR together during this
exciting weekend as we add another memorable chapter in the long, storied history of the
Indianapolis Motor Speedway.”

It also will mark the first NASCAR Cup-IndyCar doubleheader with a crowd as fans weren’t permitted at IMS in July because of the novel coronvavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Over the course of Wednesday, NASCAR is releasing its 36-race slate for next season. IndyCar has yet to release its full 2021 schedule.