Tonight at ESPN’s ESPY Awards, which recognize individual and team athletic achievement and other sports-related performances, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey was recognized as the Best Action Sports Male Athlete for the second consecutive year.
In 2015, Dungey became the first motocross/supercross racer to win an ESPY and the first athlete not named Nyjah Huston or Shaun White to win the award since 2007.
Dungey was nominated after winning his third 450 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in 2015 and following up it with a historic season in Monster Energy Supercross in which he won 9 of 17 races en route to a second straight title.
The Minnesota native also recorded a record 31 consecutive podiums in supercross dating back to 2015. The streak ended with a fourth at Round 16 in East Rutherford. During the 2016 supercross season, Dungey made the podium in 16 of 17 races.
Dungey won the award, which is based on fan voting, over freestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, skateboarders Nyjah Huston and Pedro Barros and snowboarder Mark McMorris.
Travis Pastrana was the only other motorcyclist to win the award back in 2007 when he was recognized for his double backflip in 2006 and winning three gold medals at X Games in Moto X Best Trick, Moto X Freestyle, and Rally Car Racing.