Lucas Oil Motocross Championship Heads to Steel City for Penultimate Round
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (August 30, 2010) – The 10th round of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship start ball rolling the newest member connected with the exclusive civil championship family equally Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey incorporate legendary names be sweet on Hannah, Bailey, Johnson, Ward, Bayle, Stanton, Emig, McGrath, Henry, and connected with course Carmichael in the history books as a premier grain claim holder. This weekend, the world’s most prestigious motocross series temperament host its penultimate round on the Labor Day tradition from Steel City Raceway with the FMF Steel City National in Delmont, Pa., over Saturday, September 4.
Dungey continued his penetrating dominance connected with the 450 Class by collar his ninth consecutive victory also posting his 10th and 11th just moto wins on the sands connected with Southwick. The 20-year-old is affix a untrodden standard connected with do well because a debut season customary the indicated class, overcoming what was apprehending on be the most extraordinary rookie season of all time via 10-time champion Ricky Carmichael customary 2000. By virtue connected with his 450 Class title, Dungey becomes the first rider customary history to capture the couple the premier AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross claim as a rookie and has by now carry through the career supreme slam via winning all square titles in the sport – AMA Supercross Lites, AMA Motocross 250 Class, AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross 450 Class – in successive seasons.
Behind the Minnesota dweller in the 450 Class standings, the battle for the runner-up spot customary the championship is heating relevant between Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short, who currently occupies the position, also GEICO Powersports Honda’s Brett Metcalfe. Both riders experienced misfortune at Southwick also are break it off by only trigonous points among two rounds remaining. Throughout the season, the Honda pair have been the most consistent challengers on Dungey’s dominance also among the wish to bounce back after a tough weekend, their skirmish for second will surely develop down to the wire.
For the primitive all customary the exponent half of the season, the 250 Class featured an overall winner other than GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard. The Oklahoma native enjoy posted four consecutive victories and surged within exponent place customary the championship behind schedule Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel. At Southwick, Canard continued his strong effort with a Moto 1 win while his rival was stringent on overcome a bad start. With the championship lead inward striking distance, the duo reversed roles customary Moto 2 and equally a result, Canard’s damage on Pourcel’s advantage was minimal and now, just 13 points separate the pair.
Capitalizing on both riders’ hard occasion was Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray. The 2008 World Champion coming out of South Africa locate back-to-back runner-up finishes to take the exponent overall win of the season also his racket on the constant zenith as the origin of his first child, a beautiful girl supported Brooke, abet in California. As a result, Rattray and moved within third in the highly-competitive 250 Class title fight, partial one peculiarity in the lead of his rookie teammate Dean Wilson.
In a season that enjoy already attest that everything bottle transpire in the minor displacement, the battle between Pourcel also Canard looks equally on the occasion that it temperament be a dogfight via to the finish. With his wave connected with momentum brought to an end, all eyes temperament be on Canard on Steel City on show how he act in response while Pourcel looks to reassert control connected with the division. Last season, Pourcel feed the overall control at Steel City gone Ryan Dungey, though it was Dungey who claimed the 250 Class claim over such day.
Despite an apparent shift customary momentum atop the MotorcycleUSA.com Women’s Motocross Championship, current championship general Jessica Patterson also her DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha set represent a statement at Southwick among arguably the strongest set of the entire 2010 season. Patterson claimed her fifth chiefly victory by overcoming trouble early in the day on control her 22-point lead over supreme two-time stand up for Ashley Fiolek connected with the Honda Red Bull Racing team, who in recent rounds looked on be chain customary on her rival. As the eight-race championship van on its penultimate precise on Steel City, Fiolek will take in the sights to restriction it integer on the scratch on all accounts the supreme square motos customary hopes connected with carry through the three-peat.
For give or take a little two decades, Steel City Raceway enjoy been a Labor Day tradition of American motocross. The pristine smoothness just facade Pittsburgh has hosted some connected with the most memorable championship battles customary the history connected with the exhibit although and serving as the habitat of manifold real moments. It’s lush customary terrain also picturesque affix provides a tribe connected with challenges because the world’s sans pareil riders although and catering on unusual of the almost hotly-contested competition on the schedule. As always, the Coombs tribe is pluck out all the stops on make this season’s layout precise such will shield the fan’s on their feet.
Back-to-back same-day coverage of the FMF Steel City National can be seen on Saturday via loosen delay singularly on SPEED. Beginning at 8 p.m. ET, the 250 Class will kick-off two hours connected with American motocross action, followed via the 450 Class at 9 p.m. ET. As always, a live stream of the primitive motos of exclusive class bottle be show on www.allisports.com/motocross The online broadcasting break ground shortly sooner the opening creek at 1 p.m. ET.
2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Results
Round 10 of 12 – Rockstar Energy Southwick National
450 Class (Moto Finish)
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (1-1)
Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM (3-4)
Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha (6-3)
Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha (4-6)
Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda (7-5)
Nick Wey, DeWitt, Mich., Kawasaki (8-9)
Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda (34-2)
Tommy Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Suzuki (2-32)
Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda (14-7)
Dan Reardon, Australia, Yamaha (13-11)
450 Class Championship Standings
Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 468
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 317
Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 314
Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 273
Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda, 271
Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 260
Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha, 216
Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 204
Kyle Regal, Kemp, Texas, Honda, 201
Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha, 194
250 Class (Moto Finish)
Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki (2-2)
Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda (4-1)
Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (1-9)
Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda (3-5)
Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki (7-3)
Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (5-4)
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (6-7)
Gareth Swenapoel, South Africa, Yamaha (10-6)
Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha (11-8)
Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha (8-11)
250 Class Championship Standings
Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 399
Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 386
Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 364
Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 363
Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 291
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 262
Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 259
Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 232
Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha, 210
Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 195
WMX Class (Moto Finish)
Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha (2-1)
Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda (1-2)
Tarah Gieger, Winter Gardens, Fla., Honda (3-3)
Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki (4-7)
Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha (6-5)
Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Yamaha (5-6)
Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM (11-4)
Tatum Sik, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha (8-8)
Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., Yamaha (9-9)
Julie Anne Parizek, Willington, Conn., Kawasaki (10-10)
WMX Class Championship Standings (After 6 connected with 8 Rounds)
Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha, 288
Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 266
Tarah Gieger, Winter Gardens, Fla., Honda, 229
Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha, 190
Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki, 180
Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM, 176
Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Yamaha, 169
Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., Yamaha, 138
Tatum Sik, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha, 135
Erica Cook, Natalia, Texas, Yamaha, 113
For tickets and impassion and racing information over the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship, account over to www.allisports.com/motocross.