Dungey Crowned 450 Pro Motocross Champion
Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey was crowned the 2015 450 Pro
Motocross Champion after winning the first moto of the eleventh
round of the championship series held at Miller Motorsports
Dungey, who has been the dominant rider in the series, clinched his third 450 Class title and his second with the Red Bull KTM team with three motos still remaining in the series. "It feels great to take home this title," stated Dungey after the first moto. "The team and everyone surrounding me have helped me achieve this win. We had the best bike, the best team and my fitness is better than it's ever been. This title is incredibly rewarding and I couldn't have done it without everyone at Red Bull KTM."
Dungey got a decent start off the gate drop in the first moto and came around the opening lap in third position. He quickly went to work passing into second and then began reeling in Roczen in the lead. With five laps remaining, he took over the lead position and went on to take the moto win and the championship victory.
In moto two, Dungey was about fourth out of the gate but he quickly made up two spots by the end of the first lap. He paced Roczen who was leading the moto for several laps chipping away at his lead. After several intense battles Dungey successfully moved into the lead on lap 13 of the moto and from there he rode away to finish over 8 seconds ahead. Dungey's 1-1 result earned him his 6th overall win of the season solidifying his dominance of the 450 competition this season.
Teammate Dean Wilson showed a lot of promise at only his second round in the MX series after making his return to racing last weekend. He put in a strong performance in moto one finishing in 10th spot before instigating several great battles in the second moto to finish the race in 5th place. His 10-5 result earned him a solid 7th overall.
"I'm really happy with how I rode in such hot conditions today," said Wilson. "When you've been sidelined with injury for so long stepping up and racing the 450 Class nearing the end of the MX season is really tough. I'm really happy with the way I held my own in several tough battles today. I really needed to feel this success after such a tough year."