Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey picked up his third podium in three rounds with an impressive second place in the third round of the of the AMA Supercross Series at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles. Dungey retains the red plate as points leader.
Dungey had a decent gate pick for the main event and got off to a flying start. He grabbed the holeshot and locked in battle for the lead with rival Ryan Villopoto. Shortly after the race was red flagged when Trey Canard and Ryan Morais crashed.
He then got away well in the restart, was fourth at the first corner and sat there for the first seven laps in a four-way battle with Jake Weimer, James Stewart and Chad Reed. He was able to move up to third after Weimer went down and then fought for second place with Stewart, who also crashed and handed Dungey his second place. He is the only rider to have been on the podium in in all three races so far this season and is now 4 points clear of Villopoto and Reed who are tied for second.
Ryan Dungey: “It feels great to hold the red number plate as we head into the fourth round. It’s still early in the series, but it is definitely off to a good start for the Red Bull/KTM Team. I can’t thank everybody on the team enough. They have put in so many hours and we have made so much progress on the new 450. The bike is running amazing.”
Although his night did not turn out as he expected, Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin still put on an impressive performance in the SX Lites category and was the third fastest in practice and third in his heat.
He settled in well in the main event, quickly moving up from his seventh spot at the first corner. He had his sights on the lead group and looked in the running for another podium. With three laps to go, Musquin was within a bike length of the two riders battling out for second place when he landed too far to the outside of a triple. It planted his front wheel in a mud hole, brought his bike to a halt and pitched him over the handlebars. Marvin was uninjured but winded and was unable to complete the main event. Despite his DNF he was listed at nineteenth place in the results.
Marvin Musquin: “I had trouble breathing after the crash so I could not return to my bike.” Medical staff said he would be sore and bruised but would be able to ride next weekend. It was a better race outcome for Matt Moss of the JDR J-Star KTM team who finished in eighth in the Lites.
Overall Results Supercross
1, Chad Reed
2, Ryan Dungey – KTM
3, James Stewart
4, Ryan Villopoto
5, Brett Metcalfe
Overall Point Standings SX Class –
1, Ryan Dungey – 67
2, Chad Reed – 63
3, Ryan Villopoto – 63
4, Jake Weimer – 48
5, James Stewart – 48