DUNGEY EARNS 2ND AT LAS VEGAS SUPERCROSS FINALE
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey ended the Supercross season on a high-note finishing 2nd overall at the Monster Energy Supercross Finale held at Sam Boyd Stadium in front of a near sold out crowd.
Ryan Dungey had great lap times in the early afternoon qualifying sessions which led to him getting first gate pick in the first 450SX heat. When the gate dropped for his heat, Dungey leaped out front to secure a 2nd place start as he rounded the first corner. Dungey continued to hold his position for the first half of the heat as he reeled in the lead ride of Jake Weimer. With two laps to go he was able to make the pass stick on Weimer and went on to take the heat win to get a top gate choice in the main event.
In the main event, Dungey once again got out to a decent start sitting within the top five as the riders neared the end of the start straight. By the end of the first lap he had moved into 3rd position and a lap later he was already sitting in the runner-up position onboard his KTM 450 SX-F. From that point on he rode a consistent race to maintain his position. At the end of the twenty lap main event he crossed the line in 2nd position to secure a podium finish.
“I just want to thank the Red Bull KTM Factory Team for their continued support this season. We were able to finish third overall in the championship which is still something to be proud of. We will now focus on our next goal which is to defend our 450 Motocross Championship,” stated Dungey after the event.
Next Event: Rancho Cordova, CA – May 18, 2013 | Lucas Oil Pro Motocross – Round 1
Results 450SX Class Las Vegas
1. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki, 21:12.660 min (20 laps)
2. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM, +2.843 sec
3. David Millsaps (USA), Suzuki, +34.826
4. Jake Weimer (USA), Kawasaki, +37.462
5. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda, +44.059
9. Andrew Short (USA), KTM, +56.487
Final Standings 450SX Class
1. Villopoto, 371 points
2. Millsaps, 338
3. Dungey, 337
4. Barcia, 277
5. Chad Reed (USA), Honda, 239
7. Short, 214
12. Matthew Goerke (USA), KTM, 139