Yoshimura Sweeps 450 Supercross Podium in Texas

_Yoshimura Racing News


Chino, Calif. - March 23, 2010 - Ryan Dungey came to Texas with the same goal he always has: emerge from the event with a win. That is exactly what he did, and in doing so he became the first rider in history to win a Supercross main event at the incredible new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

With Yoshimura pipes helping make the most out of their bikes, Ryan Dungey, Davi Millsaps, and Trey Canard went 1-2-3 in the main event. The start of the race was predictable: two corners into the race, Dungey and his Yoshimura-powered RM-Z450 passed for the lead and checked out. Millsaps passed into second and was slowly catching up to Dungey. The real news, with six laps to go, was Yoshimura-equipped rider Trey Canard moving up into third on his Honda CRF450. That put Yoshimura bikes in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as the checkered flag waved.

Dungey was elated on the podium. "We worked really hard this week and it paid off. It feels great to be up on the podium again. I've got a lot of momentum going into the next race in Jacksonville now."

The win marks Dungey's fourth of the 2010 season and stretches his points lead to 24 ahead of second place.

In the Eastern Regional Lites class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Austin Stroupe looked fast all night. Stroupe won his heat race easily and set second fastest time in qualifying. At the start of the main event heading into turn one, Austin was in the lead when several riders on the inside got together and caused 15 riders to go down, including Austin. Stroupe regrouped and took off in 7th place with his work cut out for him. Stroupe tried to shake off the effects of the first turn pileup, but ended up having a get off mid-race. Despite that, Stroupe managed to finish in 5th. Considering that his chief rival in points finished behind him, it was a good result. "There was a lot of bad luck for Stroupe," Team Manager Roger DeCoster said. "It's a shame that we didn't win tonight, because Austin was looking like he was the fastest guy out there."

The next race in the 2010 AMA Supercross series takes place in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday, March 27.

About Yoshimura R&D of America: Yoshimura is "The Leader in Performance" and has been for more than 55 years. With unmatched skills, knowledge, and passion for racing, Yoshimura is on the forefront of the aftermarket exhaust industry. Yoshimura pipes are race bred and feature the same legendary performance, fit and quality that has been their trademark for more than five decades. To learn more about Yoshimura and view the wide variety of performance products, visit www.yoshimura-rd.com