Round 7 – AMA Motocross Series – Millville, Minnesota
Spring Creek Motocross Park – July 18, 2009
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Chad Reed captured his second AMA Motocross 450 class victory at Spring Creek Motocross Park in Millville, Minnesota, on Saturday afternoon. The two-time AMA Supercross Champion started the day by getting the holeshot in the first moto and finishing second. Then he completed the day by winning the second moto and taking the overall victory. Currently, Reed leads the overall championship points in AMA Motocross. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Michael Byrne also had a lot to celebrate at the Millville race. The Australian picked up his first 450 class podium of the season with an impressive third-place overall finish. To get there, Byrne brought home third- and fourth-place moto finishes and picked up his best finish of the year so far. Byrne is currently in fifth place in the overall championship points. Finally, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mike Alessi is still recovering from injury and did not race. Alessi hopes to return to racing as soon as possible.
In the 250 class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey captured the overall victory in front of his home crowd on Saturday afternoon. The first 30-minute moto saw Dungey get the holeshot on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z250 and lead all the laps to take the win by more than 30 seconds. In the second moto, Dungey again got a good start and ran in second for several laps before taking the lead and ultimately the win. With this victory, Dungey is just three points out of the championship points lead. Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing will race next at Washougal Motocross Park in Washougal, Washington, on Saturday, July 25, 2009.