TOOELE, Utah (AP) — Ryan Dungey wrapped up his third Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season title with one event left, sweeping the Utah National motos Saturday at Miller Motorsports Park.
The Red Bull KTM rider raced his sixth 450 Class victory of the season and 44th overall.
“This is absolutely a dream come true, to be a champion,” said Dungey, from Belle Plaine, Minnesota. “This is what you work so hard for but more than anything it takes a strong group around you, with the team, family, trainer and everything. This championship feels more special than the others because I feel like we put more into winning it this time around.
“We had a new bike and I had a new (training) program, and everything worked out to the best it could be. As much as I wanted to clinch the title today, I knew I had two motos ahead of me and didn’t want to get ahead of myself. I came here with every intention of winning both motos, no matter what the scenario was. I could have settled, sure, but I wanted to race to win and make sure I wrapped up today.”
Suzuki’s Ken Roczen was second. He was second in both motos.
Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin raced to his fifth 250 Class win to keep the season lead entering the finale next week in Crawfordsville, Indiana.
Martin was third in the first moto and won the second. He has a two-point lead over KTM’s Marvin Musquin. Musquin won the first moto and was third in the second.
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