Sport Dirt Supercross Dungey Gives KTM First Supercross Victory

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Dungey Gives KTM First Supercross Victory Hot

ryan_dungey_winsKTM and Ryan Dungey have only been competing together in the AMA Supercross for a couple of weeks, but the Austrian manufacturer has already claimed its first win. Ryan Dungey stood at the top of the podium last night in Phoenix after capturing his first win of the season and KTM's first Supercross victory in its history.

"This was a big step in right direction for KTM," said Dungey. "They've been behind me the whole way and believed in me. We've come a long way since the off-season, but there's still a lot of racing to go. I got off to a great start and (moved) into the lead early, which made it nice on myself. If it wasn't for all these people (at KTM) working their butts off every week, this wouldn't happen, so I owe this all to them."

Dungey won last night's race from start to finish while his main title contenders suffered difficulties throughout the race. A first lap crash by Davi Millsaps brought Ryan Villopoto to the back of the pack. Chad Reed and James Stewart both had bad starts and finished the first lap in the middle of the pack.

"This was a big step in right direction for KTM," said Dungey. "They've been behind me the whole way and believed in me. We've come a long way since the off-season, but there's still a lot of racing to go. I got off to a great start and (moved) into the lead early, which made it nice on myself. If it wasn't for all these people (at KTM) working their butts off every week, this wouldn't happen, so I owe this all to them."

Villopoto was able to fight his back onto the podium behind Dungey and Jake Weimer, while Reed took 5th and Stewart took 8th.

Dungey and Villopoto are now tied at the top with 45 points apiece.

Supercross Class Results: Phoenix

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  2. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
  3. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  4. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
  5. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda
  6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda
  7. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
  8. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha
  9. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki
  10. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki

Supercross Class Season Standings

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 45
  2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 45
  3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda – 38
  4. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 38
  5. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda – 31
  6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda – 29
  7. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha – 28
  8. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda – 25
  9. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Kawasaki – 22
  10. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki – 22
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