Rockstar Makita Suzuki 2010 Motocross News
• Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey won his third overall in a row at Budds Creek this weekend.
• Dungey now has 171 championship points and leads the 450 class.
Brea, Calif. – June 21, 2010 – Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey won his third overall in a row at Budds Creek in Maryland on Saturday at the fourth round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Now with 171 points, Dungey has a solid grip on first place with a 36-point cushion.
“It was a good weekend for us,” Dungey said. “I felt strong in both motos and the whole Rockstar Makita Suzuki team has really put together a great race bike. We just need to focus on the next race and keep plugging away.”
In Moto 1, Dungey fought his way into second after a sixth-place start and was making some good moves to secure the lead when he found himself off his bike. With the RM-Z450 still running and Dungey feeling strong, he remounted his Rockstar Makita Suzuki race machine and focused on working his way toward the front. Dungey realized his goggles were filled with dirt and he was forced to remove them mid race, but he soldiered on. Dungey not only held his own, but he even continued to ride aggressively despite the roost. Dungey amazingly finished third in the moto.
In Moto 2, Dungey got a great start and rode the first three laps in second. He kept looking for his chance to move into first, and with the unrelenting power of his RM-Z450, he soon found his way to the front of the pack. Dungey stayed in first place for the remainder of the moto, eventually taking the win. His 3-1 finishes gave him the best overall results of the day, putting him atop the podium with his third overall win in a row.
Dungey’s teammate Matt Moss was hoping that he’d be able to deliver solid results at Budds Creek, and in Moto 1 he proved that he has been putting in a lot of practice track hours aboard his RM-Z450. With 2010 being his first year on the 450, and suffering an injury that sidelined his entire Supercross season, Moss has been steadily working his way up the rankings. He had a very strong showing in Moto 1 when he nearly broke the top 10, finishing 13th and fighting the entire moto. In the second moto, Moss battled his way to an 18th-place finish, which was good enough to put him in 16th place overall and his best finish of the season so far.
“Budds Creek was OK for me, though I wasn’t very satisfied with my starts and position overall,” Moss said. “Next weekend in Colorado, I’m going in there focused on getting in the top 10. I know I can do it.”
Round 5 of the AMA Pro Motocross series takes place on June 26 at the Thunder Valley National in Lakewood, Colorado. Expect to see more great racing from the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team there.
Budds Creek 450 Top-10 Results
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Andrew Short
3. Chad Reed
4. Josh Grant
5. Mike Alessi
6. Brett Metcalfe
7. Ryan Sipes
8. Ben Townley
9. Kyle Chisholm
10. Justin Brayton
450 Class Overall Standings
1. Ryan Dungey 171
2. Chad Reed 135
3. Brett Metcalfe 131
4. Mike Alessi 129
5. Andrew Short 120
6. Josh Grant 116
7. Ben Townley 114
8. Tommy Hahn 81
9. Ryan Sipes 81
10. Kyle Chisholm 81
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