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Dungey Dominates Red Bud Motocross

Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey kept the moment rolling at the sixth round of the AMA Pro Motocross series, completely dominating the notoriously-tough Red Bud MX track in Buchanan, Michigan at the weekend.

Dungey and his fuel-injected RM-Z450 fought hard in the first moto to take the win, and the second moto they went from holeshot to finish line in true championship fashion.

In moto 1, Dungey took the win after a three-racer battle that was easily one of the most thrilling races in recent history. Dungey came off the gate and was in third as he settled in to study the racers ahead of him. As he took note of the fastest lines on the track, he prepared to make his move. With 10 minutes left in the moto, Dungey used the renowned power of the RM-Z450 to make a pass into second place. He diced with the leader until the last lap of the race when his dedication to physical training and his mental agility let Dungey capitalise on a mistake made by the leader.

As the racers lined up for moto 2, Dungey was ready to take on the competition again. His RM-Z450 shot him off the starting line and took him to the holeshot. While Dungey had some competition in the first lap, he started to pull away from the pack soon after. By the end of the race, he had put an 11-second gap between himself and the rest of the field.
Dungey’s 1-1 victory gave him his fifth overall win in a row and he now controls the Championship chase by 64 points.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki team mate Matt Moss put together his most consistent and solid performance to date at Red Bud. The Australian rookie finished 15th in both motos, earning 14th overall, which is his best finish so far in 2010.

Results:

1. Ryan Dungey (Rockstar Makita Suzuki) 1-1
2. Chad Reed 2-2
3. Ben Townley 4-3
4. Andrew Short 3-5
5. Brett Metcalfe 5-4
6. Josh Grant 6-6
7. Kyle Regal 7-7
8. Ryan Sipes 8-8
9. Mike Alessi 10-9
10. Nicholas Wey 9-12

450 Class Overall Points:

1. Ryan Dungey (Rockstar Makita Suzuki 268
2. Chad Reed 204
3. Brett Metcalfe 201
4. Andrew Short 189
5. Ben Townley 189
6. Josh Grant 182
7. Mike Alessi 177
8. Kyle Regal 122
9. Ryan Sipes 114
10. Kyle Chisholm 108