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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S DUNGEY WINS FIRST AMA SUPERCROSS LITES WEST COAST CHAMPIONSHIP

Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Reed podiums in SLC Supercross

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey captured his first AMA Supercross Lites Championship by taking the West Coast title at the Salt Lake City, Utah, Supercross at Rice Eccles Stadium on Saturday night. The young rider did what he had to do, finishing fourth on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z250 to take the championship. En route to the 2009 title, Dungey won four SX Lites races and picked up an additional two podium positions. This championship marks Dungey’s first AMA Pro title.
 
In the Supercross class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chad Reed celebrated another podium position at the Salt Lake City event. The two-time, defending AMA Supercross Champion got the holeshot and won his heat race and then got the holeshot in the 20-lap main event. Reed led multiple laps and was battling for the lead when he came together with another rider. In spite of the incident, he
remounted and brought home second place. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Mike Alessi, unfortunately, had a tough night and did not make the main event. Finally, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Michael Byrne remains injured and did not race. He hopes to be back racing again soon.
 
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing will race next at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Saturday, May 2, 2009.
 
Chad Reed, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #1
2nd Place – Salt Lake City Supercross
2nd Place – Overall Championship Points Standings
Mike Alessi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #800
DNR – Salt Lake City Supercross
9th Place – Overall Championship Points Standings
Michael Byrne, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #26
DNR – Salt Lake City Supercross
NA – Overall Championship Points Standings
Ryan Dungey, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z250, #10
4th Place – Salt Lake City Supercross Lites
1st Place-- Overall Championship Points Standings
 
AMA Supercross Top 10 Finishers:
1. James Stewart, Yamaha
2. Chad Reed, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing (Holeshot)
3. Davi Millsaps, Honda
4. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
5. Andrew Short, Honda
6. Josh Grant, Yamaha
7. Kevin Windham, Honda
8. Matt Boni, Honda
9. Thomas Hahn, Kawasaki
10. Ivan Tedesco, Honda
AMA Supercross Lites Top 10 Finishers:
1. Trey Canard, Honda
2. Jake Weimer, Kawasaki
3. Ryan Morais, Kawasaki
4. Ryan Dungey, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing (Holeshot)
5. Justin Brayton, KTM
6. Chris Blose, Honda
7. Jake Moss, Honda
8. Kyle Cunningham, Kawasaki
9. Michael Hall, Yamaha
10.
Ben Evans, Honda

 

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