DUNGEY FINISHES 2ND OVERALL AT LAKE ELSINORE MOTOCROSS
LAKE ELSINORE, California – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey finished second overall and second in the series at the final race of the 2013 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Lake Elsinore Motocross Park.
In the first moto, Ryan Dungey leaped off the start line to a fifth place start. By the halfway mark he had moved his KTM 450 SX-F into podium position and was sitting in third. He then set his sights on the second place ride of Josh Grant. With a few laps remaining, he was able to catch Grant and make a pass stick to take over the position. He went on to finish the moto in second place.
“It’s pretty hot here today and the track is rough but I felt pretty good the first moto. There are so many lines on this track and we just have to talk about how we can change it up for the second moto so I can knock a second off my lap time, and hopefully, battle for the lead,” stated Dungey.
Dungey launched off to a better start in the second moto and came around the first corner in fourth. He quickly caught the third place rider and made a pass before the end of the next lap. Dungey spent the next two laps catching up to Justin Barcia, and easily got around him in a rhythm section. Once in second, he settled in and finished the race with another podium position. His 2-2 moto scores earned him second overall for the day.
After twelve rounds in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series, Dungey finishes second in the overall point standings. He will now begin training for the Motocross Des Nations event where he will represent Team USA.
Results 450MX Class Lake Elsinore
1. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki (1-1)
2. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM (2-2)
3. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda (5-3)
4. Jake Weimer (USA), Kawasaki (8-4)
5. Tyla Rattray (RSA), Kawasaki (7-6)
9. Andrew Short (USA), KTM (12-24)
18. Michael Byrne (USA), KTM (23-15)
Final Standings 450MX Class after 12 of 12 rounds
1. Villopoto, 563 points
2. Dungey, 507
3. Barcia, 411
4. Trey Canard (USA), Honda, 332
5. James Stewart (USA), Suzuki, 289
7. Short, 262