Muddy Creek 450  Moto One Report

Muddy Creek 450 Moto One Report

June 1, 2013 1:55pm

It was a battle of Man Strength vs. Boy Strength in the first 450 moto at the inaugural Built Ford Tough Tennessee National. As the masses gathered to witness the first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross gate drop at Muddy Creek, Ryan Villopoto—winner of four consecutive motos to begin the season—claimed the holeshot.

Honda Muscle Milk 450 Class rookie hotshot Justin Barcia followed RV into turn one with Trey Canard and 450 Class veterans Mike Alessi, Justin Brayton, James Stewart and Ryan Dungey jousting for early positioning.

In the early goings it was Villopoto and Barcia mano e mano for the moto win. Barcia held the pace of RV early, until the points leaders pulled nearly a two second gap on the youngster on lap six, leaving little doubt about a fifth consecutive moto win.

Defending champion Ryan Dungey was buried off the start, but managed to dig himself out of the hole and track down Alessi and then Stewart to finish third. Stewart held a hard charging Clement Desalle at bay for fourth. Josh Grant, who set the fastest lap in practice, overcame a bad start to finish seventh.  Phil Nicoletti, Ryan Sipes and Justin Brayton finished out the top ten.

Trey Canard held down fourth early in the race before carting huge before the finish line. Although he stayed down on the ground for a few moments, he did get back up and finished the race 29th.


450 Moto 1 Overal

  1. Ryan Villopoto
  2. Justin Barcia
  3. Ryan Dungey
  4. James Stewart
  5. Clement Desalle
  6. Mike Alessi
  7. Josh Grant
  8. Phil Nicoletti
  9. Ryan Sipes
  10. Justin Brayton
  11. Tyla Rattray
  12. Andrew Short
  13. Broc Tickle
  14. Kevin Strijbos
  15. Chad Reed
  16. Michael Byrne
  17. Les Smith
  18. Jake Weimer
  19. Nick Wey
  20. Broc Schmelyun
  21. Derek Anderson
  22. Fredrik Noren
  23. Austin Howell
  24. Vann Martin
  25. Malcolm Stewart
  26. Travis Sewell
  27. Ronnie Stewart
  28. Chris Blose
  29. Trey Canard
  30. Heath Harrison
  31. Seth Rarick
  32. Jeff Gibson
  33. Robert Lind
  34. Cameron Stone
  35. Michael Stryker
  36. Tevin Tapia
  37. Ben LaMay
  38. Dustin Pipes
  39. Robbie Marshall
  40. Vince Friese