- Associated Press - Sunday, May 8, 2016

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Ryan Dungey capped his second straight Monster Energy AMA Supercross championship season with a victory Saturday night in the rain and mud at Sam Boyd Stadium.

The Red Bull KTM factory rider from Minnesota had a career-high nine victories in the 17-race 450SX season. He wrapped up his third career season title last week with a fourth-place finish in New Jersey.

Suzuki’s Ken Roczen, a five-time winner this year, crashed in the mud with the lead on the sixth of 16 laps, with second-place Dungey clipping his bike and also going down.

Dungey got up first and led the rest of the way en route to his 31st career victory.

“We really focused on the last couple races of the season to get the championship. We wanted to end the season strong and that was the goal tonight,” Dungey said. “These were definitely the toughest conditions of the season. Ken was putting on a charge and riding well, but he made a mistake and I had nowhere to go. Thankfully, I was able to get up and get going again and finish strong.”

Roczen ended up 20th. The German rider was second in the season standings, 60 points behind Dungey.

Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson was second in the race, and Kawasaki’s Eli Tomac Cortez finished third.

Kawasaki’s Joey Savatgy won the 12-lap 250SX East/West Shootout for his third victory of the season, but ended up a point behind Yamaha’s Cooper Webb in the final East Regional standings. Webb was 11th in the race.

“It was a good race, but it’s setting in now (that I didn’t win the championship) and it’s a little disappointing,” Savatgy said. “We ended the year on a good note and we did what we had to do (tonight). Cooper came in here and did what he had to do as well, and hats off to him.”

Webb became the first rider since Justin Barcia in 2011-12 to win consecutive 250SX regional titles.

“It definitely wasn’t easy (to win the title), but we fought for it and that’s why we’re up here (with the number one plate),” Webb said. “We fought hard all season and I wasn’t going to let an injury hold me back. I had a crash (while training for the race) but I had to come here and get it done.”

Husqvarna’s Zach Osborne was second, and Honda’s Malcolm Stewart finished third to take the West title. Stewart beat Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger by 16 points. Plessinger was fourth in the race.

“That was crazy right there. What a race,” Stewart said. “I’m just speechless right now. All I know is I have this number one plate right now and I want to cry.”

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