DUNGEY WINS BUDDS CREEK NATIONAL!
MECHANICSVILLE, Maryland – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey captured his second 450MX class overall victory of the season at round five of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Budds Creek Raceway.
Ryan Dungey got a good start in moto one moving into second place on the opening lap. Showing good pace he along with race leader Ryan Villopoto began lapping riders by the midway point in the moto. Building momentum and riding stronger as the race went on Dungey lost his footing and crashed hard in the sand rollers while applying pressure to Villopoto making a charge toward the front. Winding himself in the fall he quickly remounted and without relinquishing a position went on to finish the moto in second spot.
In the final 450MX class moto Dungey rode a flawless race. Mike Alessi nabbed the holeshot but Dungey quickly made his way around him with his KTM 450 SX-F to take over the lead on the opening lap. Putting his head down and riding 17 solid laps, Dungey lead every lap of the race on his way to the moto win. His 2-1 results secured him his second overall victory of the season.
“I’m really happy with the way today went,” stated Dungey. “The team and I put in a lot of work on our weekend off from racing testing at my home on Florida. I felt we made great progress and that showed in our result today. I feel like Ryan (Villopoto) and I have really stepped it up to a new level this year and we are both pushing each other to ride at our limits. It definitely makes the racing exciting and keeps me on my toes and I’m enjoying that this year.”
Next Round: Southwick, MA – June 29, 2013
Results 450MX Class Budds Creek
1. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM (2-1)
2. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki (1-2)
3. Trey Canard (USA), Honda (6-4)
4. Malcolm Stewart (USA), Honda (9-3)
5. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda (4-8)
10. Andrew Short (USA), KTM (12-9)
16. Les Smith (USA), KTM (16-17)
18. Vince Friese (USA), KTM (38-15)
Standings 450MX Class after 5 of 12 rounds
1. Villopoto, 240 points
2. Dungey, 224
3. Barcia, 179
4. Canard, 153
5. Mike Alessi (USA), Suzuki, 136
12. Short, 83
21. Friese, 26
24. Smith, 16