Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey kept the moment rolling at the sixth round of the AMA Pro Motocross series at the notoriously tough Red Bud MX track in Buchanan, Michigan, on Saturday. Dungey fought hard in the first moto to take the win, and the second moto he went from the holeshot to the finish line in true championship fashion.
In moto 1, Dungey took the win after a three-racer battle that was easily one of the most thrilling races in recent history. Dungey came off the gate and was in third as he settled in to study the racers ahead of him. As he took note of the fastest lines on the track, Dungey prepared to make his move. With 10 minutes left in the moto, Dungey made a pass into second place. He diced with the leader until the last lap of the race when his dedication to physical training and his mental agility let Dungey capitalize on a mistake made by the leader. Dungey crossed the finish line first.
As the racers lined up for moto 2, Dungey was ready to take on the competition again. His Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 shot him off the starting line and took him to the holeshot. While Dungey had some competition in the first lap, he started to pull away from the pack soon after. By the end of the race, Dungey had put an 11-second gap between himself and the rest of the field.
Dungey’s 1-1 victory gave him his fifth overall win in a row, and he now controls the championship chase by 64 points.
Dungey’s teammate Matt Moss put together his most consistent and solid performance to date at Red Bud. The Australian rookie finished 15th in both motos, earning 14th overall, which is his best finish so far in 2010.
Round 7 of the AMA Pro Motocross Series takes place after a break in the schedule. The racing continues on July 17th at Spring Creek in Millville, Minnesota, which is considered Dungey’s home track. Look for the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team to put together another awesome race performance there.