DUNGEY WINS THE LAS VEGAS SUPERCROSS
LAS VEGAS, Nevada – Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned his fourth victory of the season when he took another win at the Las Vegas Supercross Finale at Sam Boyd Stadium.
Ryan Dungey’s win in Las Vegas solidified that he has made a full recovery and is 100% ready for the outdoors. He had a rough start to his heat but quickly made up time and was able to move into 2nd place by the end of the heat race.
In the main event, Dungey got off to a 2nd place start behind Mike Alessi. He was able to make a nice inside pass on Alessi in the third corner to take over the lead. Once Dungey put his KTM up front he never looked back. He had pulled out to over a 10 second lead by the halfway point and at one point had a 15 second lead on the field. Dungey enjoyed the final lap of the race celebrating with some whips and eventually crossed the finish line to take his fourth win of the season.
“It feels great to end the season with two wins,” remarked Dungey. “This was a tough season for me. I am glad to end it on a positive note. I am so happy to be a part of the Red Bull/KTM Team and am grateful for all their support. We are turning our focus to outdoors now with a goal of winning the championship.”
Dungey will now return to California where he will train for outdoors over the next two weeks before heading to Sacramento, CA for the opening round of the AMA Motocross Series on May 19, 2012.
Results Supercross Las Vegas
1. Ryan Dungey, (USA), KTM, 21:15.548 min (20 laps)
2. David Millsaps (USA), Yamaha, +8.538 sec
3. Justin Brayton (USA), Honda, +11.257
4. Jake Weimer (USA), Kawasaki, +13.220
5. Josh Grant (USA), Kawasaki, 21.711
Final Standings Supercross 2012
1. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki, 323 points
2. Millsaps, 266
3. Dungey, 257
4. Brayton, 257
5. Weimer, 229