AMA Motocross Championship Series Round 11
August 29, 2009
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Michael Byrne captured his best finish of the season at Moto-X 338 in
Southwick, Massachusetts, on Saturday afternoon. The Australian finished third in both 30-minute motos on the rain-soaked track, and this result was good enough to give him second-place overall for the day.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate and newly crowned 2009 AMA Motocross Champion Chad Reed started the day on a positive note by winning his first moto. In the second moto, however, he had gapped the field and was leading when a nasty crash resulted in his having to pull out of the race. Despite the unfortunate circumstances in the second moto, Reed still finished the day in eighth place overall.
In the 250 class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey regained the championship points lead at Southwick. The Minnesota rider rode two impressive motos in the mud and driving rain to capture second- and fourth-place moto finishes for fourth place overall at the end of the day. Going into the final round next weekend at Steel City, Dungey leads the title chase by 17 points.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing will race the final round of AMA Motocross at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pennsylvania, next Saturday, September 5, 2009.