WASHOUGAL, Washington – Red Bull/KTM rider Ryan Dungey kept his win streak alive after capturing his sixth overall victory in a row at the eighth round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship held at Washougal MX Park.
Ryan Dungey put together an impressive lap time in the morning qualifying sessions to earn the fastest lap in the 450 MX Class. His fast lap time earned him first gate pick in moto one. His gate choice paid off and he got off to a top three jump in moto one. Within two laps he had moved into 2nd place behind Mike Alessi. Dungey rode an amazing race staying within a bike length of Alessi the entire moto trying every move he could to get around Alessi’s defensive blocking tactics. At the end of the moto, Alessi was able to hang on to the win while Dungey finished right behind him to earn 2nd.
“The track was really tough to pass on and Alessi was riding strong in the first moto,” remarked Dungey on the podium. “For the second moto, I just need to get out front early and put in some good laps to distance myself from the pack.”
Dungey accomplished that goal in the second moto. He ripped the holeshot on his KTM 450 SX-F and never looked back. He went on to lead every lap and cross the finish line over 30 seconds ahead of Alessi who took 2nd. Dungey’s victory in the second moto earned him 1st overall for the day.
“The second moto was much stronger. I was able to get out front at the start of the moto and could focus on my own race and choosing some good lines to put in a solid 30 minute moto,” remarked Dungey. “I am really excited to walk away with another win for the Red Bull/KTM Team.”
Dungey now holds an 80 point lead in the championship points. The riders will now take a two week break before heading to the ninth round of the series to be held in Southwick, MA on August 11, 2012.
Results 450 Motocross Class Washougal
1. Ryan Dungey (USA), KTM – 2-1
2. Mike Alessi (USA), Suzuki – 1-2
3. Andrew Short (USA), Honda – 4-3
4. Jake Weimer (USA), Kawasaki – 3-5
5. Broc Tickle (USA), Kawasaki – 6-4
Standings 450 Motocross Class after 16 of 24 races
1. Dungey, 383 points
2. Alessi, 303
3. Weimer, 280
4. Short, 247
5. Tickle, 220
Ryan Dungey with another overall win in Washougal
Podium 450 MX Class: (from left) Andrew Short, Dungey and Mike Alessi
Dungey on the KTM 450 SX-F