DUNGEY AND HIS MAKITA TOOLS TUNED RM-Z450 WIN 3 IN A ROW
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey won his third overall in a row at Budds Creek in Maryland on Saturday at the fourth round of the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. Now with 171 points, Dungey has a solid grip on first place with a 36-point cushion.
“It was a good weekend for us,” Dungey said. “I felt strong in both motos and the whole Rockstar Makita Suzuki team has really put together a great race bike. We just need to focus on the next race and keep plugging away.”
In Moto 1, Dungey fought his way into second after a sixth-place start and was making some good moves to secure the lead when he found himself off his bike. With the bike still running and Dungey feeling strong, he remounted his Rockstar Makita Suzuki race machine and focused on working his way toward the front. Dungey realized his goggles were filled with dirt and he was forced to remove them mid race, but he soldiered on. Dungey not only held his own, but he even continued to ride aggressively despite the roost. Dungey amazingly finished third in the moto.
In Moto 2, Dungey got a great start and rode the first three laps in second. He kept looking for his chance to move into first, and he soon found his way to the front of the pack. Dungey stayed in first place for the remainder of the moto, eventually taking the win. His 3-1 finishes gave him the best overall results of the day, putting him atop the podium with his third overall win in a row.
Dungey’s teammate Matt Moss was hoping that he’d be able to deliver solid results at Budds Creek, and in Moto 1 he proved that he has been putting in a lot of practice track hours. With 2010 being his first year on the 450, and suffering an injury that sidelined his entire Supercross season, Moss has been steadily working his way up the rankings. He had a very strong showing in Moto 1 when he nearly broke the top 10, finishing 13th and fighting the entire moto. In the second moto, Moss battled his way to an 18th-place finish, which was good enough to put him in 16th place overall and his best finish of the season so far.