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Ryan Dungey Extends Championship Points Lead to 40 With Maiden Daytona SX Win

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Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ryan Dungey earned his first-ever Daytona Supercross victory at the tenth round of the Monster Energy Supercross Series, an FIM Championship.

Dungey earned his victory on the same night as his teammate, Marvin Musquin, for the third time in a row this season.

Dungey was placed in the second heat race of the night. He pulled the holeshot and led every lap of the heat to take an easy win. His heat win earned him first gate pick in the night‰Ûªs main event.

Dungey launched off the line to a 3rd place start when the gate dropped for the main event while BTO Sports/KTM rider Andrew Short pulled the holeshot. Dungey quickly began to pressure the 2nd place ride of Cole Seely for the position.

The two riders battled for the beginning laps ending in an aggressive move on the fifth lap. Both riders went into the same line around the corner before the finish banging bars through the berm. Dungey remained standing while Seely fell in the turn allowing Dungey to move into the runner-up spot.

Once in 2nd place, Dungey quickly moved to the rear wheel of Short and pressured for the lead. As they crossed the finish line after the eighth lap, Dungey came in quickly on Short and passed him on the outside around the next corner to take over the lead. Once out front, Dungey quickly put time on the rest of the field and began to stretch out his lead. By the halfway point he had already pulled a 10 second lead.

Dungey clicked off flawless laps and collected his first career win at Daytona.

‰ÛÏIt feels good to get my first-ever Daytona win,‰Û
Marvin Musquin ensured another double victory for KTM
In the 250 East class it was Red Bull KTM Factory rider Marvin Musquin who took his third victory of the season.

Musquin was the man to watch all day as he put down fast times in each practice session to prove why he has held the red plate since the beginning of the season.

He was later placed in the first heat race. He pulled the holeshot on his KTM 250 SX-F Factory Edition motorcycle and went on to lead every lap of the heat race. He took the win by three seconds over the next fastest rider for a top gate pick in the main event.

In the main event, Musquin pulled another massive holeshot and led the riders around the first lap. He continued to put time on the field each lap as he rode a mistake-free race. By the halfway point he had already pulled an 8 second lead.

He continued to plug away out front and stretched his lead further. He went on to lap up to 13th place before crossing the line to collect his third win of the season, marking the occasion with his signature heel-clicker across the finish.

‰ÛÏWhen I was younger, winning Daytona in the US was a dream of mine,‰Û

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