High Point 450 Moto 1 Report

High Point 450 Moto 1 Report

June 8, 2013 1:55pm

Ryan Villopoto proved once again that he won’t hesitate to pull away if he gets up front early. Justin Barcia kept him company for the first few laps, but Villopoto put in a string of flawless laps to stretch his lead. Ryan Dungey started around fifth, so he wasn’t initially a factor up front at the beginning of the race.

Tyla Rattray and Malcolm Stewart enjoyed a top-five starts in third and fourth place, respectively. Stewart, however dropped back around fifteenth place after a mishap in one of the back sections. Rattray held down third place until Dungey moved up to make the pass on him. Dungey would also pass Barcia for second, but by then, Villopoto was nowhere in sight.

Villopoto and Dungey had matching lap times—for the most part—in the second half of the first moto. Lappers were abundant, but Villopoto didn’t have any issues finding lines through traffic. The first-moto win went to Villopoto, with Dungey and Barcia rounding out the podium. Tyla Rattray and Josh Grant grabbed their first top-five results of the season.

450 Moto 1 Results
1. Ryan Villopoto
2. Ryan Dungey
3. Justin Barcia
4. Tyla Rattray
5. Josh Grant
6. Ryan Sipes
7. Trey Canard
8. Jake Weimer
9. Phil Nicoletti
10. Mike Alessi
11. Broc Tickle
12. Malcolm Stewart
13. Andrew Short
14. Chad Reed
15. Justin Brayton
16. James Stewart
17. Vince Friese
18. Austin Howell
19. Nick Wey
20. Michael Byrne
21. Broc Schmelyun
22. Les Smith
23. Travis Sewell
24. Derek Anderson
25. Ben LaMay
26. Vann Martin
27. Evgeny Mikhaylov
28. AJ Catanzaro
29. Seth Rarick
30. Tevin Tapia
31. Tony Archer
32. Mike Sottile
33. Jacob Hayes
34. Cole Thompson
35. Michael Stryker
36. Dustin Pipes
37. Heath Harrison
38. Ronnie Stewart
39. Shane Durham
40. Chris Blose