DUNGEY WINS BUDDS CREEK MOTOCROSS NATIONAL, ROCZEN SECOND
MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland – The Red Bull KTM Team of Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen topped the podium again, but this time the victory went to Dungey with 2-1 moto scores at the seventh round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship held at Budds Creek MX Park.
Ryan Dungey had a good start in the first moto but made mistakes on the opening lap that allowed his teammate, Ken Roczen, to catch up to him. The Red Bull KTM riders battled for the first three laps before Roczen made a pass on Dungey. Roczen continued his push through the pack and soon passed Trey Canard for the lead in a fast outside line down Henry hill.
Dungey followed suit and quickly the two teammates were back together. Dungey never fell far off the pace and was able to stay within three seconds of Roczen throughout the moto. With one lap to go, he slightly closed the gap but was unable to make the pass allowing Roczen to take his seventh moto win of the season.
“I didn’t get the best start in that moto,” stated Roczen. “Luckily, I made some quick passes and adapted well to the track. The course is getting rough and I know the second moto will be more challenging.”
Dungey picked up another great start in moto two on his KTM 450 SX-F where he earned the holeshot. Dungey launched out front early, never lost the lead and went on to claim the moto win. His 2-1 moto scores earned him the overall for the day. Roczen started in 4th position in the second moto and made the passes into the runner-up position shortly into the race. Unfortunately, he had allowed Dungey to pull a few bike lengths up front and was unable to close that gap. The two teammates finished on the top steps of the podium once again.
“I was feeling good all day,” stated Dungey. “I knew what I had to do to win today and I am grateful I was able to pull it off. I have always liked this race and I think the series did a great job with this track today.”
The overall win marks Dungey’s third consecutive overall win at the Budds Creek race. With both Red Bull KTM riders’ swapping the top two positions each moto, the series point gap does not change. Now seven races in, Roczen leads Dungey by 26 points.
Next Round: July 19, 2014 – Spring Creek National, Millville, MN
Results 450MX class Budds Creek
1. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM (2-1)
2. Ken Roczen (GER), KTM (1-2)
3. Eli Tomac (USA), Honda (4-3)
4. Trey Canard (USA), Honda (3-4)
5. Weston Peick (USA), Suzuki (6-5)
7. Andrew Short (USA), KTM (8-7)
10. Matt Goerke (USA), KTM (11-10)
16. Jimmy Albertson (USA), KTM (23-13)
18. Evgeny Mikhaylov (RUS), KTM (20-15)
Standings 450MX class after 7 of 12 rounds
1. Roczen, 327 points
2. Dungey, 301
3. Canard, 264
4. James Stewart (USA), Suzuki, 212
5. Brett Metcalfe (AUS), Kawasaki, 192
8. Short, 161