Podium for Metcalfe in Pennsylvania

After winning last weekend’s Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship event in Southwick, South Australia’s Brett Metcalfe has backed that up with a third place finish at the Steel City Motocross National in Pennsylvania.

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto to his third win of the season with a perfect day of his own, extending his lead in the standings of Ryan Dungey.

TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel Ray Racing’s Chad Reed of Kurri Kurri (NSW) put the disappointment of Southwick behind him to finish fourth overall.

American Honda’s Justin Barcia grabbed the early lead in the opening moto, but was quickly passed by Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Dungey prior to the completion of the first lap. Shortly thereafter, Villopoto made his way around Barcia, and set his sights on Dungey. The championship rivals were never separated by much more than a second throughout the 15-lap moto, with Dungey fending off any challenge Villopoto presented. That bike-length difference never changed, and as both riders approached lappers in the final corner, Villopoto made a move to the outside that allowed him to slip by Dungey, narrowly avoiding contact, and steal the moto win.

As the gate dropped on Moto 2, Dungey grabbed the holeshot, looking to get away from the field quickly. However, Villopoto squeezed his way into the lead for what was the winning pass. The Kawasaki rider quickly opened up a small gap by the completion of the first lap, and set sail. As Dungey looked to close in, he tipped the bike over, falling to third behind Reed. Dungey was able to fight his way back into second, but it was too late to catch Villopoto, who led all 15 laps.

The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship concludes next weekend Pala Raceway outside San Diego.

 

 

RESULTS: Steel City National : Pennsylvania

Pos Rider Place of Origin Motorcycle
1 Ryan Villopoto Poulsbo : Washington Kawasaki
2 Ryan Dungey Belle Plaine : Minnesotta Suzuki
3 Brett Metcalfe Mannum : South Australia Suzuk
4 Chad Reed Kurri Kurri : New South Wales Honda
5 Jake Weimer Rupert : Idaho Kawasaki
6 Mike Alessi Victorville : California KTM
7 Justin Brayton Fort Dodge : Iowa Yamaha
8 Kyle Regal Howell : Michigan Suzuki
9 Nick Wey Dewitt : Michigan Yamaha
10 Michael Byrne Rockhampton : Queensland Suzuki

Lucas Oil Pro AMA Motocross Championship Standings (after Rd 11 of 12)

Pos Rider Place of Origin Motorcycle Points
1 Ryan Villopoto Poulsbo : Washington Kawasaki 481
2 Ryan Dungey Belle Plaine : Minnesota Suzuki 467
3 Chad Reed Kurri Kurri : New South Wales Honda 402
4 Brett Metcalfe Mannum : South Australia Suzuki 342
5 Mike Alessi Victorville : California KTM 272
6 Jake Weimer Rupert : Idaho Kawasaki 251
7 Andrew Short Smithville : Texas KTM 196
8 Kevin Windham Centreville : Mississippi Honda 193
9 Justin Brayton Fort Dodge : Iowa Yamaha 191
10 Davi Millsaps Murrieta : California Yamaha 173

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