DUNGEY FINISHES 2ND OVERALL AT HIGH POINT
MOUNT MORRIS, Pennsylvania – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey finished 2nd overall in the 450 Motocross class after earning 2-2 moto finishes at the fourth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at High Point Raceway.
Ryan Dungey started the first moto in 6th position. In one lap, he was able to move around two riders climbing up to 4th position. A lap later he passed into 3rd and began to close the gap on the 2nd place ride of Justin Barcia. A few laps later, Dungey had caught Barcia and made the pass to move into the runner-up position with the KTM 450 SX-F. He continued to click off fast times and was able to secure 2nd place when the checkers came out.
Dungey nearly earned the holeshot in the second moto running neck and neck with Ryan Villopoto and Josh Grant as they entered the first corner. He ended up coming out in 3rd place as they made their way to the first jump. After lead changes in the first lap, Dungey found himself trailing James Stewart and Grant as they began the second lap. Dungey was able to pass Grant on the third lap and began to pressure Stewart for the lead. It soon became a three rider battle for the lead position as Villopoto came into the mix. The three riders raced side by side for the next two laps before Stewart pulled off with a bike problem allowing Villopoto to take the lead while Dungey moved to 2nd. Once again, Dungey held his position and put together a solid moto to finish 2nd overall. His 2-2 finishes earned him 2nd overall for the day and helped him maintain his 2nd place position in the point standings.
“I let Villopoto get away from me a little bit at the end of the moto. I am really focusing on trying to close that gap and battle for race wins. My bike ran really good today, I just have some more work to do. I am happy with our progress and am looking forward to being able to battle for that lead position at the next race,” stated Dungey.
Next Round: Mechanicsville, MD – June 22, 2013
Results 450MX class High Point
1. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki (1-1)
2. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM (2-2)
3. Tyla Rattray (RSA), Kawasaki, (4-4)
4. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda (3-7)
5. Mike Alessi (USA), Suzuki (10-3)
15. Vince Friese (USA), KTM (17-15)
16. Andrew Short (USA), KTM (13-39)
Standings 450MX class after 4 of 13 rounds
1. Villopoto, 193 points
2. Dungey, 177
3. Barcia, 148
4. Trey Canard (USA), Honda, 120
5. Alessi, 116
11. Short, 62
21. Friese, 20