ROCZEN AND DUNGEY EARN 2ND AND 4TH AT HIGH POINT MOTOCROSS NATIONAL
MOUNT MORRIS, Pennsylvania – Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen earned 2nd overall at the fourth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series held at High Point Raceway. His teammate, Ryan Dungey, earned 4th overall for the day after rebounding from a late race crash in the second moto.
Ken Roczen, the current series point leader, turned the fastest lap of the morning qualifying sessions. Roczen and teammate Ryan Dungey did not have the starts they wanted in the first moto. Dungey came around the first corner in 8th place and quickly began to make passes. Roczen was a bit further back and checked in at 12th position on the first lap. The two riders climbed through the pack and began to push toward a podium position after the halfway point. The teammates battled together for the runner-up position in the last laps of the race with Roczen eventually taking the spot over Dungey.
In the second moto both riders earned better starts on their KTM 450 SX-Fs and were within the top five around the first corner. They battled with Trey Canard through most of the moto for a podium position. Within the final laps, Roczen and Dungey, once again, found themselves battling for the same position. Dungey made the pass on Roczen but crashed with a few laps remaining and lost the position. Roczen capitalized on the mistake and finished 3rd while Dungey finished 4th. Roczen’s 2-3 moto results earned him 2nd overall for the day while Dungey’s scores placed him 4th overall.
“Not getting a good start in both motos hurt me today”, stated Roczen. “I got held up a little bit at certain times on the track but I was happy with how I bounced back from poor starts and still landed on the podium. I’m happy to be consistent and continue to hold the point lead heading to the next round.”
Next Round: June 28, 2014 – Tennessee National, Blountville, TN
Results 450MX Class High Point
1. James Stewart (USA), Suzuki (1-1)
2. Ken Roczen (GER), KTM (2-3)
3. Trey Canard (USA), Honda (4-2)
4. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM (3-4)
5. Josh Grant (USA), Yamaha (6-6)
7. Andrew Short (USA), KTM (7-8)
Standings 450MX Class after 4 of 12 rounds
1. Roczen, 183 points
2. Dungey, 167
3. Stewart, 161
4. Canard, 150
5. Brett Metcalfe (AUS), Kawasaki, 115
10. Short, 74