DUNGEY WINS ANAHEIM III SUPERCROSS!
published at 03.02.2013 / created by Christy LaCurelle
ANAHEIM, California – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey won his first 450 SX Supercross race of the season in front of a packed Anaheim crowd at Angel Stadium. Dungey’s win marked the second KTM win of the night after his teammate, Ken Roczen, took the victory in the 250 SX Class for the second weekend in a row.
Ryan Dungey’s day started well with him turning fast lap times in the afternoon qualifiers. Unfortunately, a mechanical issue right at the start of his heat caused him to not finish the race and he had to race the LCQ.
In the LCQ, Dungey got caught in a first turn pile up and had to work his way into qualifying position. He passed into the final qualifying spot on the last lap to transfer into the main event.
His luck would change when the gate dropped for the main event. Dungey leaped out front to a 2nd place start behind Mike Alessi. He quickly made a pass into the lead on the second lap of the race and he never looked back. Dungey pulled away out front on his KTM 450 SX-F while the others battled behind him to take his first win of the 2013 Supercross season.
Dungey and Roczen’s win marks KTM’s first-ever sweep of both Supercross classes. “Tonight has been a great night,” remarked Red Bull KTM Team Manager Roger DeCoster. “We are so proud of both our rider’s and the entire work our team has put in to get to this point. Now we just need to work harder to stay here.”
Next Round: February 9, 2013 – San Diego, CA
Results 450 SX Class Anaheim 3
1. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM, 18:10.478 min (20 laps)
2. David Millsaps (USA), Suzuki, +2.586 sec
3. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda, +3.381
4. James Stewart (USA), Suzuki, +7.878
5. Chad Reed (USA), Honda, +13.238
13. Matt Goerke (USA), KTM, +50.155
Standings 450 SX Class after 5 of 17 rounds
1. Millsaps, 107 points
2. Dungey, 93
3. Trey Canard (USA), Honda, 92
4. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki, 90
5. Reed, 81
11. Goerke, 47