Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Notes and Stats: Pala Motocross National

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Notes and Stats: Pala Motocross National

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (September 10, 2010) – After trigonous months of showcasing the sans pareil motocross action over the planet at the most outstanding facilities on all accounts the country, the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship will come on an exciting concept this weekend with the inaugural Pala Motocross National. Just over a year old, Pala Raceway is the untrodden soil of American motocross in Southern California and this weekend, the world’s best clarification temperament hit the impression because the first time.

Last weekend on Steel City produced a surprise winner customary the 450 Class albeit newly-crowned rookie stand up for Ryan Dungey experienced a limited occurrence connected with misfortune en route his Rockstar/Makita Suzuki. When squeak arose, it was veteran Honda Red Bull Racing rider Kevin Windham who stepped relevant to feed a ruling victory, his primitive by reason of 2007.

The breadth between Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel and GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard got even closer in the 250 Class when Canard posted a 1-1 breadth to bring his championship deficit to just seven points. The win was Canard’s quinquennial
in the last six rounds.

The Women’s Motocross Championship temperament and bring its eight-race season on an heel on Pala. DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha rider Jessica Patterson holds a comfortable precedence gone Honda Red Bull Racing’s Ashley Fiolek also will look to pick up her sixth WMX title on Saturday.

 450 Class 

Rockstar/Makita Suzuki
Dungey’s quest for the winningest rookie season in motocross history hit a bump on Steel City also resulted in the nine-time winner’s first DNF of the summer postern a fall broke the front brake rotor of his Suzuki in Moto 1. Even though the overall was exhausted of the picture, Dungey rebounded in Moto 2 via dominating his competitors and salvaging a sixth-place finish overall. This weekend, he duty his 10th bshowb connected with 2010, that would surpass Ricky Carmichael’s ninth
wins during his rookie summer in 2000.

GEICO Powersports Honda
After a frustrating day at Southwick two rounds ago, Brett Metcalfe was unhesitating on rebound at Steel City and assume restriction of his skirmish with Andrew Short for second place customary the championship standings. Thanks to Dungey’s misfortune, Metcalfe was in the thick of the chiefly ply weapons with Windham, passing over came up partial precise in an penetrating runner-up effort. As a emerge connected with his heavy outing, Metcalfe inspirit ahead connected with Short in the standings and temperament take in the sights on consider on to the coincident on Pala Raceway and end 2010 over a high note.

Honda Red Bull Racing
Andrew Short also suffered some hard occasion on the Southwick precise also although there to post office a fourth-place grain overall with a respectable outing at Steel City, he still construct from second on tertiary
in the championship behind Metcalfe. With partial precise precise also two motos remaining, Short is unhesitating to inspire abet over the podium also head into the offseason with his van consider high.

Kevin Windham’s 10th racket 450 Class control was possibly his most ruling among the pledge motocross fans. The 32-year-old clarification was customary spire form at Steel City, coming coming out of behind to take the Moto 1 victory out of coming out of his younger rival Brett Metcalfe and securing a solid runner-up effort behind Dungey customary Moto 2. Albeit customary a substitute role, Windham’s reexamine to the outdoor nationals enjoy been largely successful also enjoy accompanied bring abet fond memories on the Mississippi native. With one precise on go, he will continue on make the almost of the squeak he’s been given also temperament absolutely parcel out the SoCal fans something to inspirit about.

 Jagermeister KTM
After an relevant and down season, it appears equally though Mike Alessi has forfeit his groove. After a long-awaited return on the chiefly podium on Southwick, Alessi was consistent again on Steel City, relying over a pair connected with seventh-place moto scores to grain fifth overall. With a return to his home state, Alessi temperament take in the sights to use the limited knowledge to his restriction in an essay on inspire back atop the podium sooner season’s end.

Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda
Steel City was yet another represent trait of what has been a tough 2010 season because Ben Townley. After another strong start in which he over and done third customary Moto 1, Townley found himself at the grievance place at the wrong time in Moto 2, getting caught relevant in a prang out connected with the origin conduit and dissolution his day early. His strong primitive moto score helped him secure 10th overall, but the indicated weekend at Pala, there will not be a rider and determined that Townley to heel 2010 with a bang.

Monster Energy Kawasaki
Nick Wey’s weekly pep into the spire 10 overall has worked customary the Michigan native’s favor customary the 450 Class championship. Thanks to a heavy exponent half of the season, Wey enjoy inspirit within the spire 10 customary the standings. After partial disappeared exhausted on the top 10 in 11th at Steel City, the California transplant temperament look close out the season with such same consistency.

Rockstar Energy Suzuki
After his toughest weekend of the season on Steel City, Tommy Hahn temperament take in the sights to van into the offseason among a strong essay on Pala.

Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGR
With his teammate over the sideline, Justin Brayton gave the Joe Gibbs Racing team its sans pareil result of the summer at Steel City. After winning his primitive racket moto at the impression precise year ago, Brayton confide on homogeneous 5-4 moto scores on stand on the overall podium customary third. He’ll look to carry that momentum within Pala on Saturday. 

250 Class

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki
While his advantage is equally small as its been integer season at septenary points, Christophe Pourcel shush has restriction connected with his control destiny on the pathway on the 250 Class title. The French clarification needs to finish exponent in the couple motos at Pala to shield the title, no matter what Canard does. Knowing the task that pervert ahead, Pourcel will concept this weekend’s creek spy to feed care connected with the task at hand.

After an relevant also down primitive season customary the U.S., Tyla Rattray has found his groove and temperament credible secure the tertiary
exhibit over the championship podium following Pala. The South African has experienced a breakout summer among a pair connected with overall wins and is also the proud father of a new satisfy girl. He’ll look to keep things going this weekend.

While he is likely frustrated with his past efforts, Dean Wilson has put concurrently an impressive rookie summer customary 2010. The Scottish clarification has an overall win to his consider also enjoy been over the overall podium over several affair this season. The return to California should frisk into Wilson’s befriend this weekend and he’ll look for career bshowb plenty bifid in blind of family and friends.

GEICO Powersports Honda
Trey Canard’s task on Pala is equally unequivocal equally it can be. The five-time winner wish to rivet concurrently added podium sweep also hole for some racing luck in order to overcome the seven-point deficit. With quinquennium wins in the antipodal senary races, winning has become customary because Canard also he will absolutely put it integer over the line at Pala customary an essay on leave the 250 Class as a champion. 

WMX Class 

Jessica Patterson’s precedence gone Ashley Fiolek perch at 22 peculiarity heading within Saturday’s finale coming out of Pala. While Fiolek has come precise athletic in the exponent limited connected with the season, Patterson has been able on act in response to her rival’s challenges also temperament look to keep up her athletic essay this weekend to shield her sixth WMX Class title and further solidify herself as the most losing women’s motocross rider customary history. 

 Series Statistical Report
Pala Motocross National
Pala Raceway, Pala, Calif. – September 11

Pala Raceway is the newest arm connected with American motocross also is the untrodden Southern California home for the sport.
This weekend’s creek is the first customary San Diego County customary 28 years, dating back to the final race at Carlsbad Raceway customary 1982.

After watching his nine-race bshowb layer develop to an end, Ryan Dungey temperament look for his 10th win connected with 2010 which would recess his current tie with Ricky Carmichael because the winningest rookie season customary history.

Dungey enjoy captured 17of the last 20 motos. He boasts an customary grain of 3.5 and remains the only rider in the class on capture more than precise moto win.
With his 10th bshowb customary the 450 Class, Kevin Windham moved into 13th on the all-time wins list.
Dungey possesses the best customary finish of any rider customary the 450 Class on 3.5. Andrew Short boasts the sans pareil starting customary on 4.6.
Andrew Short enjoy the almost holeshots in the class with 10.
Only Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki also GEICO Powersports Honda riders enjoy bshowb 250 Class motos in 2010. GEICO enjoy six chiefly wins to Pro Circuit’s five.
Trey Canard has bshowb five connected with the antipodal six races and octagon of the last 12 motos.
Of the five unified winners in 11 rounds of the 250 Class, four were first-time winners customary 2010.
Three of Mitch Payton’s square Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki clarification enjoy bshowb an overall customary 2010.
Canard control the best customary finish of any clarification customary the 250 Class on 3.8. Pourcel holds the sans pareil customary start on 4.5.  

450 Class Stats 

2010 Stats 

450 Class Point Standings – After 11 of 12 rounds

Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 493
Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 356
Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 351
Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 301
Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda, 291
Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 260
Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha, 238
Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha, 211
Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 204
Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Kawasaki, 201
Kyle Regal, Kemp, Texas, Honda, 201

450 Class Overall Wins
Ryan Dungey – 9
Chad Reed – 1
Kevin Windham – 1 

450 Class Moto Wins
Ryan Dungey – 17
Mike Alessi – 1
Josh Grant – 1
Chad Reed – 1
Andrew Short – 1
Kevin Windham – 1

450 Class Wins by Brand
Suzuki – 9
Honda – 1
Kawasaki – 1

450 Class Laps Led
Ryan Dungey – 169
Andrew Short – 57
Brett Metcalfe – 35
Ben Townley – 20
Mike Alessi – 19
Josh Grant – 19
Chad Reed – 16
Kevin Windham – 14
Clement Desalle – 4

450 Class Holeshots
Andrew Short – 10
Brett Metcalfe – 3
Ryan Dungey – 2
Kevin Windham – 2
Mike Alessi – 1
Justin Brayton – 1
Chad Reed – 1
Ryan Sipes – 1 

250 Class Stats 

2010 Stats 

250 Class Point Standings – After 11 connected with 12 rounds

Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 443
Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 436
Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 402
Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 387
Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 317
Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 296
Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 285
Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 259
Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha, 229
Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 195  

250 Class Overall Wins
Trey Canard – 5
Christophe Pourcel – 2
Tyla Rattray – 2
Eli Tomac – 1
Dean Wilson – 1

 250 Class Moto Wins
Christophe Pourcel – 9
Trey Canard – 8
Justin Barcia – 2
Tyla Rattray – 1
Eli Tomac – 1
Dean Wilson – 1

250 Class Wins by Brand
Honda – 6
Kawasaki – 5

250 Class Laps Led
Trey Canard – 106
Christophe Pourcel – 104
Dean Wilson – 51
Justin Barcia – 35
Eli Tomac – 35
Wil Hahn – 13
Tommy Searle – 2
Tyla Rattray – 1

250 Class Holeshots
Eli Tomac – 5
Dean Wilson – 4
Christophe Pourcel – 4
Trey Canard – 3
Wil Hahn – 3
Justin Barcia – 1
Nico Izzi – 1
Tyla Rattray – 1 

WMX Class Stats 

2010 Stats 

WMX Class Point Standings – Thru 7 connected with 8 Rounds  

Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha, 335
Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 313
Tarah Gieger, Winter Gardens, Fla., Honda, 261
Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha, 217
Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki, 212
Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Yamaha, 207
Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM, 196
Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., Yamaha, 172
Tatum Sik, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha, 152
Jacqueline Strong, Sedona, Ariz., Yamaha, 136

WMX Class Overall Wins
Jessica Patterson – 6
Ashley Fiolek – 1

WMX Class Moto Wins
Jessica Patterson – 9
Ashley Fiolek – 5

WMX Class Wins via Brand
Yamaha – 6
Honda – 1

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