Ryan Dungey Crowned 2012 450 Motocross Champion
[caption id="attachment_14932" align="alignright"
width="300"] Ryan Dungey claimed the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro 450
Motocross title last weekend, his third AMA Motocross championship
- Photo: Hoppenworld.com[/caption]
Ryan Dungey claimed the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro 450 Motocross title last weekend, his third AMA Motocross championship.
The Red Bull/KTM rider had to overcome an opening-lap crash in the motorsports race at Unadilla Raceway. He quickly rebounded and ended up winning the heat, climbing to first after falling to 11th place. In the second moto, Dungey leapt out into fourth place and never looked back. He grabbed the top spot after only a few laps and remained there until he crossed the finish line.
"It has been an amazing year with the Red Bull/KTM Team," Dungey said on the podium. "I am so happy to clinch this championship and so grateful to every member of the Red Bull/KTM Team and my family that have helped me get here today."
The victory at Unadilla clinched the crown for Dungey, who now has an insurmountable lead in the standings with two races left. He has a 113 point lead over Mike Alessi, the next closest competitor.
Dungey previously won the 250 championship in 2009 and the 450 championship in 2010. This is his first championship for the KTM.