Monster Energy Supercross Update
AURORA, Ill (May 12, 2010) - The 2010 Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season concluded this past weekend, following the year-end awards ceremony held at The Joint by Rogue inside the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas. A total of 24 awards were presented to recognize the championship’s top riders and industry personnel who enjoyed a remarkable 2010 Monster Energy Supercross season.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey was crowned the AMA Supercross class champion following a prominent rookie season. Dungey closed the championship with a 70 point lead over GEICO Powersports Honda’s Kevin Windham, following a season ending win at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium.
“It’s been an amazing year,” stated Dungey. “This has been something I never thought I would do, it’s an unreal feeling. It’s something you have worked so hard for since a kid. I never thought I would be at this point in my career; everything worked out for the best. Roger (DeCoster) gave me an opportunity of a lifetime and everyday I’ll remember that.”
“Overall this was a great season,” said Dave Prater, director of supercross. “We were faced with a bit of a challenge due to the unfortunate weather, but everything worked out in the long haul. I’d like to congratulate all of the riders, sponsors and teams for making the 2010 Monster Energy Supercross season a huge success.”
Road 2 Recovery Main Jet Award – Mark Hall
FIM Recognition Award – Wolfgang Srb
Transport Driver of the Year Award – Tim Dixon
AMA Recognition Award – Rob Dingman
Motorcycle Mechanics Institute (MMI) Top Tech Award – Commemorates the top 17 mechanics throughout the 2010 AMA Supercross season.
Rising Star Award – Trey Canard
Team Manager of the Year Award – Larry Brooks
Humanitarian of the Year Award – Shasta Johnson
SPIKE Super Spills Award – Justin Barcia
Team of the Year Award – Pro Circuit Kawasaki
SPIKE Holeshot Award – Commemorates all riders who captured a holeshot throughout 2010 AMA Supercross season.
Champions Mechanic Award – Mike Gosselaar
Dave Coombs Sr. SX Lites E/ W Shootout Award – Jake Weimer
Manufacturer of the Year Award – Suzuki
3rd Place Top Privateer Award – Kyle Chisholm
2nd Place Top Privateer Award – Ivan Tedesco
1st Place Top Privateer / CE Altman Award – Tommy Hahn
AMA Supercross Lites West Champion – Jake Weimer
AMA Supercross Lites East Champion – Christophe Pourcel
Lifetime Achievement Award – Steve Hudson
AMA Supercross Class Top Riders of the Season – Positions 20-4
AMA Supercross Class Third Place – Davi Millsaps
AMA Supercross Class Second Place – Kevin Windham
AMA Supercross Class Champion – Ryan Dungey
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