Red Bull KTM Factory rider Ken Roczen swept both motos at the Hangtown Classic, the second round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Series. He was joined on the podium by his Red Bull KTM teammate, Ryan Dungey, who went 2-2 for the day.
Red plate holder Dungey nailed the holeshot at the start of moto one but Roczen made the pass for the lead on the opening lap. The two team-mates pulled away from the pack as the race continued and Roczen crossed the line with a comfortable lead 8-second over Dungey to take his first career 450 class moto win.
“I felt really good in the first moto,” stated Roczen. “I had a great start and was able to put together a solid moto. Riding mistake-free was key and I was able to do that to take my first win.”
Both riders launched off the line to top five starts in the second moto with Roczen sitting fourth around the first corner while Dungey in fifth. Roczen began to pressure Justin Barcia and Brett Metcalfe for the front two spots some 10 minutes into the race. He then quickly moved around Barcia on a downhill section into a right-hand corner to move up to second and reeled in Metcalfe in the next lap. Once in the lead the German teenager never looked back and went on to take his second win of the day for a complete two-moto sweep.
Dungey followed Roczen and made the critical passes on both Barcia and Metcalfe shortly after Roczen moved into the lead but was unable to close the gap on Roczen up front. Roczen and Dungey are 1-2 in the points as Roczen takes over the red plate for round three.