Minnesota rider sweeps 450 class

Published 4:11 am Monday, July 20, 2015

MILLVILLE — Minnesota racer Ryan Dungey swept the 450 Class motos Saturday in the Spring Creek National for his third Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championships victory of the season.

Dungey, the Red Bull/KTM rider from Waconia, increased his season lead to 56 points over Ken Roczen. Dungey also won at his home track in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

“The track was difficult today, but I was looking forward to it,” Dungey said. “This place can get rough and I enjoy it when it does. I got a good start in the first moto and was able to get around Jusitn (Barcia) early, then I just rode my own race. In the second moto it took a little longer, but I really wanted to get that 1-1 since I hadn’t done that yet this season.

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“The bike was really working great and I was really able to get down the hills well. I knew that if there was a pass to be made, that’s where it would be.”

Yamaha’s Justin Barcia was second overall after finishing second in both motos.

Suzuki’s Blake Baggett was third. He was fourth in the first moto and third in the second.

Cooper Webb raced to his first 250 Class victory of the season, winning the first moto and finishing second in the second. Yamaha teammate Jeremy Martin, also from Minnesota, was second. Martin was third in the first moto and won the second. Martin leads the standings, 19 points ahead of Marvin Musquin.