DUNGEY CLAIMS OVERALL VICTORY AT LAKE ELSINORE MOTOCROSS PARK!
LAKE ELSINORE, California – The newly crowned 2012 Lucas Oil Pro 450 Motocross Champion, Red Bull KTM rider Ryan Dungey, earned another impressive overall victory after claiming both moto wins at the final round of the season held at Lake Elsinore Motocross Park.
The Lake Elsinore racing facility is the newest addition to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series and created a fair playing ground for all riders as the track was newly designed and had never been ridden in its race day format prior to the national.
Ryan Dungey got off to a decent start in the first moto and was sitting in 4th position around the first corner. Near the halfway point of the race, he made the pass on Mike Alessi to take over the lead. Despite the hot temperatures, Dungey persevered and went on to take the first moto win.
The second moto was almost a repeat of the first. Dungey got off to a top five start, and within a few laps found himself into the lead. Once out front, he stretched his lead and went on to take the second moto victory and his 10th overall win of the season.
“It has been a great season,” stated Dungey after the race. “It was already an honor to earn the championship but it feels great to end the season on the best note possible by taking the win. I want to extend my sincerest thanks to my team for all of their hard work. I am looking forward to the start of a new season and working with Red Bull KTM for 2013."
Results 450 Motocross Class Lake Elsinore
1. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM – 1-1
2. Mike Alessi (USA), Suzuki – 2-2
3. Broc Tickle (USA), Kawasaki – 3-3
4. Tyla Rattray (RSA), Kawasaki – 4-4
5. Jake Weimer (USA), Kawasaki – 5-9
Final Standings 450 Motocross Class 2012
1. Dungey, 580 points (Champion)
2. Alessi, 453
3. Weimer, 355
4. Andrew Short (USA), Honda, 354
5. Tickle, 349