DUNGEY EARNS 2ND AT HANGTOWN NATIONAL
RANCHO CORDOVA, California – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned 2nd overall at the opening round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in front of an excited Northern California crowd.
Ryan Dungey got off to a great start in the beginning of the first 450 Motocross class moto when he rounded the first corner in 4th position. He wasted no time moving his way forward and was sitting in 2nd place within the first few laps. He held that position for the remainder of the moto to earn a podium finish.
Dungey launched his KTM 450 SX-F Factory Edition machine to an even better start in the second moto as he rounded the first corner in 2nd position behind James Stewart. Dungey trailed Stewart for the first half of the race constantly battling for the lead. Dungey took over the lead a few times as the two battled back and forth for the position before Dungey ran off the track while trying to make the pass. When he fell off course it allowed Ryan Villopoto to get around and Dungey dropped to 3rd.
Dungey quickly recovered and got back on course and immediately found himself behind the rear wheel of Stewart. A lap later he was able to make the pass into 2nd place. He again held strong for the remaining laps to take another 2nd place finish for the moto. His 2-2 results earned him 2nd overall for the day.
Next Round: Lakewood, CO – May 25, 2013
Results 450MX Class Hangtown
1. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki (1-1)
2. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM (2-2)
3. James Stewart (USA), Suzuki (3-3)
4. Trey Canard (USA), Honda (3-3)
5. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda (4-4)
7. Andrew Short (USA), KTM (6-10)
19. Michael Byrne (USA), KTM (19-16)
21. Vince Friese (USA), KTM (18-39)
26. Les Smith (USA), KTM (23-22)
28. Robby Marshall (USA), KTM (28-25)
39. Travis Sewell (USA), KTM (30-37)
Stanings 450MX Class Hangtown
1. Villopoto, 50 points
2. Dungey, 44
3. Stewart, 40
4. Canard, 36
5. Barcia, 32
7. Short, 26
19. Byrne, 7
21. Friese, 3