DUNGEY EARNS 3RD AT SPRING CREEK MOTOCROSS NATIONAL
MILLVILLE, Minnesota – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned 3rd overall in the 450 Motocross class after salvaging a 5th place finish after a first moto incident coupled with a second moto win in front of his hometown crowd at the ninth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series held at Spring Creek Raceway.
Ryan Dungey launched off to a 3rd place start in the first moto and was moving forward toward the top two riders. Around the halfway point of the race, his chain derailed in the sand whoops and Dungey had to dismount his bike to put the chain back on. He lost approximately 20 seconds during this time and reentered the race in 10th position. Very determined to gain back the positions lost, Dungey pushed forward and was able to climb back to an impressive 5th place finish.
Despite his unfortunate luck in the first moto, Dungey did not let it deter him from his main goal of winning motos. When the gate dropped for moto two, Dungey jumped off the line to a top three start. He soon found himself battling with James Stewart for the lead position. The two riders battled back and forth exchanging the lead for the first half of the race before Dungey made the final pass to take over the lead and began to pull away with KTM 450 SX-F. He went on to win the moto by three seconds.
Dungey’s 5-1 moto scores earned him 3rd overall for the day. His main competitor for the championship, Ryan Villopoto, finished 5th overall which allowed Dungey to gain valuable points toward the championship title. The riders will now have a one week break before heading to the next round in New Berlin, NY.
Next Round: August 10, 2013 - New Berlin, NY
Results 450MX Class Spring Creek
1. James Stewart (USA), Suzuki (1-3)
2. Trey Canard (USA), Honda (2-2)
3. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM (5-1)
4. Justin Barcia (USA), Honda (3-5)
5. Ryan Villopoto (USA), Kawasaki (6-4)
6. Andrew Short (USA), KTM (7-8)
20. Michael Byrne (USA), KTM (18-20)
Standings 450MX Class after 9 of 12 rounds
1. Villopoto, 413 points
2. Dungey, 379
3. Barcia, 307
4. Stewart, 269
5. Canard, 263
7. Short, 191