DUNGEY WINS MOTO-X 338 NATIONAL!
SOUTHWICK, Massachusetts – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey captured his third overall win of the season finishing 1-2 at round six of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Moto-X 338 racetrack.
In moto one Ryan Dungey didn’t get the best of starts rounding the opening lap in 10th position. Chipping away at the front runners lead with every lap he worked his way into third spot by lap 10. With fellow KTM rider Andrew Short having his best race of the season leading the moto, Dungey got by Brett Metcalfe for second before passing Short for the lead with two laps to go. Dungey went on to win the moto with Short firmly placed second.
In the final 450 moto Dungey got a great start grabbing the holeshot with his KTM 450 SX-F and he battled neck-and-neck with Ryan Villopoto through the opening turns. Villopoto eventually got the upper hand and moved into the early lead with Dungey positioned close behind. The pair battled upfront for the majority of the moto before Villopoto clinched the moto win and Dungey took second. Dungey’s 1-2 moto results beat out Villopoto’s 4-1 results earning him his second-straight overall win and third overall victory of the season.
“Today was a good day,” said Dungey. “It’s nice to come out on top two weeks in a row. I feel I rode really goodin moto one putting in solid laps and pushing myself. I ’m not too stoked with finishing moto two in second place but I know I gave it my all and I pushed all the way to the end. What I’m most happy about is earning more championship points and narrowing the points gap to 12. I think we’re in for an exciting end to the Motocross season with six rounds left.”
Next Round: Buchanan, MI – July 6th, 2013
Results 450MX Class Southwick
1. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM (1-2)
2. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki (4-1)
3. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda (3-3)
4. Brett Metcalfe (USA), Kawasaki (5-6)
5. Andrew Short (USA), KTM (2-16)
13. Les Smith (USA), KTM, (12-14)
18. Michael Byrne (USA), KTM (15-15)
20. Robby Marshall (USA), KTM (16-20)
Standings 450MX Class after 6 of 12 rounds
1. Villopoto, 283 points
2. Dungey, 271
3. Barcia, 219
4. Trey Canard (USA), , 169
5. Mike Alessi (USA), Suzuki, 158
9. Short, 110
21. Smith, 32
32. Marshall, 6