Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey swept the motos Saturday to win the 450 Class for the first time on the AMA Pro Motocross season at Thunder Valley MX Park in Lakewood, Colo.
AMA Thunder Valley Gallery
Dungey had finished second behind Team Yoshimura Suzuki's James Stewart in each of the first two rounds of the season and won at Thunder Valley for the third consecutive year.
Stewart crashed in the opening moto and suffered a wrist injury, which caused him to sit out the second moto and finish with no points. Dungey took over first place overall with 136 points, followed by Jake Weimer with 101 and Stewart with 100. Weimer finished second on Saturday.
"I hate to win like that," Dungey told MX Sports Pro Racing afterward. "James and I have pushed each other to new levels and although he won the first four motos [this season], it's been good. Hopefully he heals up and comes back [next week at High Point Raceway in Mount Morris, Pa.]. My game plan is always the same, to take it one race at a time. You can't focus on the end result and we saw that today. I just do my own thing, put my best foot forward, and never underestimate anyone."
GEICO Honda's Justin Barcia held off Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's Blake Baggett to win the 250 Class for the first time this year and end a 27-race winless streak with his second career victory.
Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki's Jessica Patterson swept the motos to win for the second time this season in the Women's Motocross Championship. Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda's Tarah Gieger was second and Team Honda Muscle Milk's Ashley Fiolek was third.
AMA Pro Motocross, Thunder Valley MX Park, June 2, 2012: 450 Class
AMA Pro Motocross, Thunder Valley MX Park, June 2, 2012: 250 Class
AMA Pro Motocross, Thunder Valley MX Park, June 2, 2012: WMX Class
AMA Pro Motocross overall standings through June 2, 2012
450 Class Championship Standings/250 Class Championship Standings/
WMX Class Standings