- Associated Press - Saturday, April 9, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Defending series champion Ryan Dungey won the Monster Energy AMA Supercross race Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium, holding off Ken Roczen for his seventh 450SX victory of the season and 29th overall.

“That’s what it’s all about right there,” Dungey said. “That’s why we work hard (during the week), to put on a good show. It’s not going to be easy all the time, but we fought to the end. I was riding on the ragged edge there to keep it in line. I was able to get a good start and that’s what put me in position to run up front and take the win.”

The Red Bull KTM factory rider raced to his third straight Indianapolis victory, rallying after briefly losing the lead to Roczen with four laps to go. Dungey extended his record with his 29th consecutive podium finish and increased his lead in the season standings to 45 points over Roczen with four events left.

Roczen has three victories this season.

“Ultimately, I wish the race kept going for another five laps,” the Suzuki rider said. “The track was really rough out there, but we kept fighting the whole way. I was able to make a pass for the lead, but I made a mistake right before the finish and couldn’t make the jump, so that gave back the lead. I made another mistake later and that pretty much ended it.”

Yamaha’s Aaron Plessinger raced to his first Eastern Regional 250SX victory. Honda’s Malcolm Stewart was second to take the season points lead, 10 points ahead of Plessinger.

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