Steel City Moto Results





Saturday, September 3, 2011

With the Championship race just around the corner, racers are really gearing up to battle it out and delivered one of the most intense races this weekend at Steel City. Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey put on quite a show after Dungey snagged the lead right at the start but was challenged by Villopoto who showed no signs of letting up. With three minutes left in the race, Brett Metcalfe was a full 8 second behind the two riders while the rest of the racers were behind more than a minute.

As the race neared the finish line, both riders got a little sloppy and were then caught up with a few lapped riders, which slowed Dungey down just enough for Villopoto to pass the leader in the final turn. The ending of the race has greatly helped Villopoto to solidify his lead in the point standings. Previously with a 5 point lead, the racer now is ahead of Dungey by a full 11 points, which may allow him to claim the Championship Title without having to get first in another moto race this season.

Metcalfe came in third after passing Barcia in the last five minutes which keeps him on the podium. Chad Reed had a much better weekend than the last race at Southwick by coming in fifth. However, it's become very clear that the battle for the championship title is now between the two Ryan's.

The second race was pivotal for Dungey who needed to win to gain back the points that he lost in the first race. The racer came out of the gates hot and took the holeshot only to be passed early on by Villopoto who then ran away with the win. Villopoto took first with a decent lead, giving Dungey another second place for the weekend. Reed continued to improve and came in third with Metcalfe following.

Place 450 Moto #1 250 Moto #1 WMX Moto #1
1 Ryan Villopoto Dean Wilson Jessica Patterson
2 Ryan Dungey Eli Tomac Tarah Gieger
3 Brett Metcalfe Marvin Musquin Ashley Fiolek
4 Justin Barcia Tyla Rattray Jacqueline Strong
5 Chad Reed Blake Baggett Mariana Balbi
Place 450 Moto #2 250 Moto #2 WMX Moto #2
1 Ryan Villopoto Dean Wilson Jessica Patterson
2 Ryan Dungey Eli Tomac Ashley Fiolek
3 Chad Reed Marvin Musquin Tarah Gieger
4 Brett Metcalfe Tyla Rattray Mariana Balbi
5 Mike Alessi Broc Tickle Vicki Golden
Place 450 Recap 250 Recap WMX Recap
1 Ryan Villopoto Dean Wilson Jessica Patterson
2 Ryan Dungey Eli Tomac Ashley Fiolek
3 Brett Metcalfe Marvin Musquin Tarah Gieger
4 Chad Reed Tyla Rattray Mariana Balbi
5 Jacob Weimer Gareth Swanepoel Jacqueline Strong

Series standings after this race
Place 450 Moto 250 Moto WMX Moto
1 Ryan Villopoto Dean Wilson Ashley Fiolek
2 Ryan Dungey Tyla Rattray Jessica Patterson
3 Chad Reed Blake Baggett Tarah Gieger
4 Brett Metcalfe Eli Tomac Jacqueline Strong
5 Mike Alessi Kyle Cunningham Kasie Creson
6 Jacob Weimer Gareth Swanepoel Vicki Golden
7 Andrew Short Broc Tickle Marissa Markelon
8 Kevin Windham Martin Davalos Alexah Pearson
9 Justin Brayton Alex Martin Sayaka Kaneshiro
10 David Millsaps Justin Barcia Lindsey Palmer




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