30. April 2012
In only his second week back after returning from injury, Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey claimed his third Supercross class victory of the season as he crossed the finish line first at the Salt Lake City Supercross. Red Bull/KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin finishes 5th in the West Supercross Lites class at the Salt Lake City Supercross to move up to 3rd place in the overall point standings.
Dungey easily qualified into the main event and was ready to begin his quest toward his third win of the season. He got off to a great start and was sitting in 3rd place after lap one. He quickly began to close in on the 2nd place ride of Jake Weimer and the two began a battle for the position. After swapping for the position, the two riders made contact near the halfway point of the race which caused Dungey to crash. He quickly recovered without losing a position and became even more determined to charge his way to the front.
With only four laps remaining he was able to make a pass on Weimer to take over 2nd place. He then spent the next two laps reeling in the lead ride of Davi Millsaps. With two laps remaining he made the pass for the lead and went on to claim his third victory of the season and the third for the KTM brand in Supercross racing.
“It feels great to take another win tonight,” remarked Dungey. “It is an even greater accomplishment to take this win after recovering from my collar bone injury. It solidifies that we made the right choice to come back to racing and finish out the Supercross Series before heading to outdoors. I just really want to thank my team tonight. They did a great job getting my bike ready and I couldn’t have won without them.”
In the West Supercross Lites class at the Salt Lake City Marvin Musquin finished fifth. His 5th place finish gave him the points necessary to move up to 3rd place in the overall point standings.