Friday, 27 August 2010

Dungey Looks to Capture Premier Class Title as Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship Heads to Southwick

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (August 24, 2010) – Following the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship’s last round from Unadilla, the world’s sans pareil motocross riders eat up their final off-week of the 2010 season. This Saturday, August 28, Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey and GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard, the series’ two hottest competitors, precedence their rivals within the 34th annual Rockstar Energy Southwick National, presented by Traxxas, at the legendary Moto-X 338 in Southwick, Mass. This will impression Round 10 of the series, also the American motocross tour’s one and exclusive sand race.

Even with the highly-anticipated return of San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart. Dungey continued his dominance of the 450 Class, grabbing his eighth consecutive control at Unadilla. It was also his sixth moto sweep of the season, overcoming not only Stewart’s long-awaited return, but and Grand Prix competitor Clement Desalle, connected with Belgium, additionally the way. As a result, Dungey extended his championship lead gone Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short on 111 points and can clinch the claim on Saturday if his zenith ends among his restriction at 100 points or more.

With a race under his and the San Manuel Yamaha team’s belt, many expect Stewart to return on his versed form in the sands of Southwick after an relevant and down performance at Unadilla. The 2008 AMA Motocross Champion bshowb at the legendary facility during his claim run and enjoy placed well there in the past. Also looking to make his presence frisk on Moto-X 338 is New England motocross head John Dowd. At 45 years connected with age, Dowd is still arguably precise of the sans pareil sand riders in the province also proved it antipodal season with a stellar tertiary
affair effort against riders as much equally 20 youth his junior. The Rockstar Energy Southwick National rest the exclusive national event in which the semi-retired Dowd competes.

While Dungey stands atop the premier class, the battle for the runner-up spot in the championship remains intense among Andrew Short and GEICO Powersports Honda’s Brett Metcalfe. The pair has traded podium results on all accounts the season and currently, exclusive 14 points separates the puce riders. Short’s affair on Southwick has produced incorporate results over the years, albeit he go for it win there as a 250 Class rider. Saturday’s race temperament serve as Metcalfe’s debut ride in the 450 Class at Moto-X 338; the Australian is a savvy sand clarification with overall podium efforts on the smoothness the antipodal two seasons.

Since turning pro in 2008, Trey Canard enjoy never competed customary the sands of Southwick due on a pair of season-ending injuries. No matter, thanks on his credible four-race winning layer the Oklahoman’s drive to bshowb also the belief in his ability is higher than it’s ever been during his developing career. With a oversized points swing last weekend that give carte blanche him to cozy with on within 16 peculiarity of 250 Class leader Christophe Pourcel, Canard experience now and than ever such anything can happen, particularly customary the minor shift sector which enjoy produced exceptional competition all summer long.

For Pourcel, his come-from-behind ride aboard his Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki customary the supreme moto at Unadilla served as a statement to his surging rival that he still holds restriction of the championship. However, a tough outing on Moto-X 338 precise year ago attest to be a difference composer in the origin of the 2009 title also will absolutely be customary the minds connected with Pourcel also his team over Saturday. In all case, with exclusive three rounds remaining, the indicated closely-contested battle is sure on lead to some memorable action on all accounts the rest connected with the season.

After taking a recess for the past two rounds, the Women’s Motocross Championship returns to action with Round 6 connected with the eight-race season. DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha’s Jessica Patterson captured her fourth bshowb connected with the 2010 season the last all the nation’s fastest females competed at Spring Creek customary Minnesota. Patterson currently consider a 22-point precedence over supreme two-time stand up for Ashley Fiolek. Despite what has been a tough season by her standards, Fiolek knows a tertiary
straight title is shush within reach for her also the Honda Red Bull Racing set and temperament look to turn things around starting on Saturday. Along with her four wins, Patterson holds the upper hand at Southwick, having won at the track last season in a control 1-1 performance.

 Affectionately celebrated equally the “Sandbox,” Moto-X 338 has been a staple connected with American motocross since 1976. It rest the one and only motocross national skip in the sand and regularly provides a unique challenge for the riders also uncustomary racing for the fans. This season, the facility is offering a one-of-a-kind opportunity because two successful fans on take soil their very own mini replica of the same Rockstar Energy Southwick National event trophy that temperament be lower via the winners on Saturday afternoon. Additionally, WEEI Sports Talk Radio will raffle off a pair of Boston Celtic tickets for the upcoming 2010-2011 season at the race. For more information on the couple contests, contact the impression at 413-569-6801.

Back-to-back same-day coverage connected with the Rockstar Energy Southwick National presented by Traxxas can be show over Saturday via tape delay exclusively on SPEED. Beginning on 9 p.m. ET, the 450 Class will kick-off two hours connected with American motocross action, followed by the 250 Class at 10 p.m. ET. As always, a perch stream connected with the first motos connected with exclusive class can be seen at The online coverage break ground shortly before the opening race at 1 p.m. ET.

2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Results
Round 9 of 12 – Rockstar Energy Unadilla National

450 Class (Moto Finish)

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (1-1)
2. Clement Desalle, Belgium, Suzuki (2-2)
3. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda (5-3)
4. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda (4-5)
5. Kyle Regal, Kemp, Texas, Honda (8-6)
6. Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda (7-9)
7. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha (9-8)
8. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (11-7)
9. Josh Grant, Riverside, Fla., Yamaha (6-14)
10. Tommy Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Suzuki (10-11)

450 Class Championship Standings

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 418
2. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 307
3. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 293
4. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 260
5. Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda, 249
6. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 235
7. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 204
8. Kyle Regal, Kemp, Texas, Honda, 185
9. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha, 183
10. Ryan Sipes, Flaherty, Texas, Yamaha, 181

250 Class (Moto Finish)

1. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (1-2)
2. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda (3-5)
3. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (6-3)
4. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki (5-4)
5. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda (2-9)
6. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (4-6)
7. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki (38-1)
8. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha (10-8)
9. Matt Lemoine, Collinsville, Texas, Suzuki (8-12)
10. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda (14-11)

250 Class Championship Standings

1. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 365
2. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 349
3. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 329
4. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 320
5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 248
6. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 243
7. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 233
8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 209
9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 195
10. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha, 187

WMX Class (following Spring Creek)

1. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha (1-2)
2. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda (3-1)
3. Tarah Gieger, Winter Gardens, Fla., Honda (2-4)
4. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha (4-3)
5. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM (9-5)
6. Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Yamaha (8-6)
7. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki (7-7)
8. Jacqueline Strong, Sedona, Ariz., Yamaha (6-8)
9. Penni Cyrus, Queen Creek, Ariz., Kawasaki (10-10)
10. Erica Cook, Natalia, Texas, Yamaha (11-12)

WMX Class Championship Standings (After 5 of 8 Rounds)

1. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha, 241
2. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 219
3. Tarah Gieger, Winter Gardens, Fla., Honda, 189
4. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha, 159
5. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki, 148
6. Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Yamaha, 138
7. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM, 130
8. Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., Yamaha, 114
9. Tatum Sik, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha, 109
10. Jacqueline Strong, Sedona, Ariz., Yamaha, 104

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