Oakley’s Ryan Dungey Uses Late-Race Pass for Second Straight Win at Angel Stadium
Oakley’s Ryan Dungey, won his second-straight Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship race this past weekend at Angel Stadium.
Suzuki’s Austin Stroupe, ,won the Holeshot Award with Oakley’s James Stewart, hot on his back wheel through turn one. Stewart moved into the lead, passing Stroupe on the opening lap. Stewart’s teammate Josh Hill, then passed Stroupe for second. Oakley’s young gun and rookie to the big bike class Ryan Dungey started in seventh and started working his way through the pack, and by the end of lap two was in fourth place.
At the end of lap six, Hill passed Stewart for the lead as Stewart was riding with some serious injuries sustained the week before in Phoenix, by lap 11, Dungey passed Stewart for second. Patiently waiting in second place, Dungey shot past Hill on lap 14 for the lead. Dungey held on for the win and extended his points lead to 15 over Hill. Hill finished second and Stewart finished third.
“It was a fun race, and we all raced clean,” said Dungey. “I was able to see what lines were working out there, so I learned through the race. I tried to be patient out there tonight. Racing 20 laps is a long time, so you have to be smart.”
“Ryan and Josh were riding awesome tonight, and I am happy to come out of here with a decent result."