DUNGEY FINISHES 3RD AT SALT LAKE CITY SUPERCROSS
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned a podium finish at the sixteenth round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series when he finished 3rd overall in the 450SX class.
Ryan Dungey was up in the first 450SX heat where he earned the holeshot to take the early lead. Dungey went on to lead every lap of the eight-lap heat to take the win and top qualifying spot into the main event. Dungey’s win marked his first heat race victory of the season.
In the main event Dungey earned the holeshot on the KTM 450 SX-F and led the pack as they rounded the first corner. Current point leader, Ryan Villopoto, cut inside of him on the second corner and took over the lead. A lap later David Millsaps challenged Dungey for the runner-up position. The three then began a battle that would last the entire race remaining within two seconds of each other through the twenty lap main event. The three-man freight train turned impressive lap times eventually lapping all the way through 8th position. When the checkered flag flew it was Villopoto who hung on for the win, followed by Millsaps and Dungey.
“It was a close race tonight,” commented Dungey. “I’d like to thank the entire Red Bull KTM team for building me a great bike. We are still very close to second place in the championship standings and we are looking forward to battling for that position in Vegas.”
Next Round: May 4, 2013 – Las Vegas, NV
Results 450SX Class Salt Lake City
1. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki, 15:52.507 min (20 laps)
2. David Millsaps (USA), Suzuki, +1.528 sec
3. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM, +3.980
4. Trey Canard (USA), Honda, +25.658
5. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda, +33.142
8. Andrew Short (USA), KTM, 19 laps
Results 450SX Class after 16 of 17 rounds
1. Villopoto, 346 points
2. Millsaps, 318
3. Dungey, 315
4. Barcia, 261
5. Chad Reed (USa), Honda, 224
7. Short, 202
12. Matthew Goerke (USA), KTM, 139