Rockstar Makita Suzuki is fully focused on racing this Saturday at the final California round of Supercross, Anaheim 3. The team’s rookie racing sensation Ryan Dungey is currently leading the AMA Supercross class in points, and is determined to keep the lead.
Team Manager Roger Decoster is keeping the team’s focus on winning one race at a time. At the last round in San Diego, Dungey went down twice and finished the race in sixth place with a hole in his bike’s radiator.
Though it’s Dungey’s first year in the 450 class, you wouldn’t know it from the racing smarts the 20-year-old Minnesota native has employed in the 2010 season so far. Decoster has been happy with Dungey’s ability to race smartly and make moves when the opportunity arises.
Dungey’s teammate Austin Stroupe is busy preparing for his debut in the AMA Eastern Regional Lites class, which starts up in Indianapolis on February 20. Stroupe, who raced the first few Supercross classes on the RM-Z450 in place of teammate Matt Moss, is now focusing on his RM-Z250 and taking home the championship in the Lites class. Team member Matt Moss, who took the Australian Motocross Pro Lites and Austrailasian Supercross Pro Lites Championships in 2009, is still recovering form an incident in December and hopes to be on the track racing soon.
Look for the No. 5 Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 piloted by Dungey to be a forced to be reckoned with at Round 6 of the AMA Supercross series, which takes place at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium on February 13th.