DUNGEY FINISHES 3RD OVERALL AT DALLAS SUPERCROSS
DALLAS, Texas – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey finished 3rd overall in the 450 SX Class at the Cowboy Stadium in front of a packed crowd for the seventh round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series.
Ryan Dungey was placed in the second heat during the evening’s night show where he launched his KTM 450 SX-F off to a great start. Dungey was able to move his KTM into 2nd position where he eventually finished easily qualifying into the main event.
In the main event, Dungey garnered a 4th place start as the riders rounded the first corner. He trailed the 2nd and 3rd place machines of David Millsaps and Chad Reed for the first half of the race in a wheel to wheel battle. After the halfway point he began to reel in Reed. With three laps to go he was able to make an inside pass on Reed to take over podium position. In the remaining laps he began to close in on Millsaps. With a couple corners to go, Dungey tried to cut into the inside of Millsaps but was unable to make the pass and had to settle for 3rd position.
“I wish I had a few more laps in order to try and pressure Millsaps and hopefully takeover the 2nd place position, but I am still happy to walk away with a podium. My bike worked great today and I just need to work on improving my starts to hopefully get back up on the top step of the podium at the next event,” stated Dungey.
Next Round: Atlanta, GA – February 23, 2013
Results 450 SX Class Dallas
1. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki, 15:26.992 min (20 laps)
2. David Millsaps (USA), Suzuki, +3.888 sec
3. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM, +5.080
4. Chad Reed (USA), Honda, +7.162
5. Justin Brayton (USA), Yamaha, +13.141
8. Matt Goerke (USA), KTM, 28.182
Standings 450 SX Class after 7 of 17 rounds
1. Millsaps, 154 points
2. Dungey, 133
3. Villopoto, 130
4. Trey Canard (USA), Honda, 119
5. Reed, 115
10. Goerke, 69