MORGANTOWN, W.V. (July 2, 2010) – While he continues to assert himself as the top contender for the 450 Class championship with four consecutive victories, Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey is also doing the same with the Rockstar Energy Fast Lap competition. At last weekend’s Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National, round five of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, Dungey posted the fastest lap of the final 450 Class moto to capture his third bonus point of the season.
As the high altitude Thunder Valley track became increasingly rough throughout the day, Dungey found a way to overcome the ever-changing landscape to post a time of 2:11.857 on the fourth lap of competition. Coincidentally, it was the same lap he made the winning pass on Honda Red Bull Racing rider and Colorado native Andrew Short.
Dungey’s first acquisition of a Rockstar Energy Fast Lap bonus point came at the second round of the season at Freestone. Two weekends ago, he posted the fastest lap at Budds Creek and has now garnered back-to-back bonus points to take a two point advantage over Short and Jagermeister KTM’s Mike Alessi in the standings.
See how Dungey made it happen by watching the exclusive Rockstar Energy Fast Lap video only at AlliSports.com.
Weekly Rockstar Energy Fastest Lap results can be found every Monday following a round on Rockstar69.com, RockstarMX.com, RacerXOnline.com, AlliSports.com, and RockwellTime.com. Fans can also stay up to date by following @Rockstar6969 on Twitter.
Current Rockstar Energy Fastest Lap Standings – After 5 of 12 Rounds
1. Ryan Dungey – 3
2. Andrew Short – 1
2. Mike Alessi – 1
In addition to the Rockstar Energy Fast Lap competition, four other weekly awards were handed out at Thunder Valley with the Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award and Muscle Milk Recovery Rider of the Day for the 450 and 250 Classes along with the MotorcycleUSA.com Holeshot Award and Rekluse Top Rider for the WMX Class. The recipients are below:
Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award
Jake Weimer – Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
Passed 26 riders to go from 36th to 10th in 250 Class Moto 1
Muscle Milk Recovery Rider of the Day
450 Class – Matt Moss – Rockstar Energy Suzuki
Improved from 28th in Moto 1 to 19th in Moto 2 for a total of nine spots
250 Class – Justin Barcia – GEICO Powersports Honda
Improved from 16th in Moto 1 to 7th in Moto 2 for a total of nine spots
MotorcycleUSA.com Holeshot Award
Ashley Fiolek – Honda Red Bull Racing – Moto 1
Jessica Patterson – DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha – Moto 2
Rekluse Top Rider
Jaqueline Strong – Schakemoto/Fox Racing/Strong Cryogenics Yamaha
The 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship continues this weekend with the Rockstar Energy RedBud National from RedBud in Buchanan, Mich. Gates drop on Saturday, July 3 beginning at 1 p.m. EST. Live coverage of the first motos of the 450 and 250 classes can all be seen on live-stream at www.allisports.com/motocross. Exclusive broadcast coverage of the 450 Class will be LIVE on NBC Sports at 3:30 p.m. EST while next-day coverage of the 250 Class can be seen on Sunday at 4 p.m. EST.
For tickets and fan and racing information on the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, log on to www.allisports.com/motocross.