Ryan Dungey wins home-state event

Steve Cox

Ryan Dungey came up big in his home state, winning the Minneapolis Supercross main event Saturday night at the Metrodome.

MINNEAPOLIS -- Minnesota racer Ryan Dungey won in AMA Supercross' return to the state Saturday night, beating Ryan Villopoto for his second victory in the season.

Dungey, the Red Bull KTM rider from nearby Belle Plaine, took the lead from Villopoto on the 16th lap in the 20-lap 450SX race in front of a crowd of 48,846 in the first event at the Metrodome since 2008.

"Man, what a ride," Dungey said. "Ryan and I put on a hard charge and he kept me honest the whole way. It's been a while since I've been on top of box, but, man, in front of all these fans it was amazing. We could hear them out there. It was pretty loud and I've never felt anything like it. This is amazing to win in front of the home crowd, and I never could have dreamed something like this."

Dungey ended Villopoto's winning streak at five.

"Me and Ryan had a hell of a race out there," Villopoto said. "The fans were unbelievable. I knew they were rooting for Ryan, but it was awesome to hear them in every turn. It makes it easy to race when they're so pumped about it. The track was tough, which made it one-lined in some areas, and that allowed Ryan to see where I was going and try something else. It was a good night overall."

In 250SX, Marvin Musquin made it a sweep for Red Bull KTM, racing to his fourth victory in five races.

"It's a great day," Musquin said. "I was fastest in practice, I won my heat race, and I won the main event with the holeshot. It was a perfect day and a great feeling. I just try to win and don't worry about what happens. I didn't make any mistakes and got the holeshot, then I did my best."

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 Class results: Minneapolis, April 13, 2013

Place Name
1 Ryan Dungey
2 Ryan Villopoto
3 Davi Millsaps
4 Justin Barcia
5 Chad Reed
6 Andrew Short
7 Trey Canard
8 Joshua Hill
9 Justin Brayton
10 Weston Peick

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450 Class season standings through April 13, 2013

Place Name Points
1 Ryan Villopoto 299
2 Ryan Dungey 277
3 David Millsaps 276
4 Justin Barcia 220
5 Chad Reed 212
6 Trey Canard 199
7 Andrew Short 177
8 James Stewart 174
9 Justin Brayton 149
10 Broc Tickle 141

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Class results: Minneapolis, April 13, 2013

Place Name
1 Marvin Musquin
2 William Hahn
3 Blake Wharton
4 Gavin Faith
5 Tyler Bowers

Monster Energy AMA Supercross 250 Class East season standings through April 13, 2013

Place Name Points
1 William Hahn 178
2 Marvin Musquin 173
3 Blake Wharton 153
4 Vince Friese 103
5 Gavin Faith 100

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