- Ryan Dungey won both motos at Washougal for his seventh overall victory in a row in the 2010 AMA Pro Motocross series.
- Dungey is now 95 points ahead of second place in the race to the championship.
- The Suzuki fuel-injected RM-Z450 gave Dungey all the power he needed to win both races.
BREA, CA – July 26, 2010 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey raced to his seventh overall win on Saturday at the Washougal MX track in Washington. Round 8 of the AMA Pro Motocross series hosted two 450 motos on Saturday and Dungey won both, raising his moto win tally to 12 and giving him his seventh victory in a row this season.
“Today was good, and I was able to make some key passes and get out front thanks to my Rockstar Makita Suzuki,” Dungey said. “The whole team worked together and made it work well today. I just want to keep the momentum going through the end of the season.”
Dungey continued his winning streak in moto 1 when he got a top-five start and methodically worked his way to the front of the pack by the end of the fourth lap. He has been so consistent in 2010 that he seems to effortlessly take over and maintain the lead. His RM-Z450 powered him over every obstacle at the picturesque Washington track and past any racers in front of him.
In the second moto, Dungey again made quick passes and moved his way to the front by lap 7. Again, he focused and put in lap after fast lap on his RM-Z450, taking the win and increasing his points lead to 95. His 1-1 moto victories are a continuation of the great 2010 season Dungey has built so far with his Rockstar Makita Suzuki team.
Matt Moss finished 14th in the second moto after an unfortunate first moto. He launched to an aggressive start in moto two, and ran with the leaders for several laps before falling back. Moss was 17th overall for the day.
The next race on the AMA Pro Motocross circuit takes place at Unadilla raceway in New Berlin, NY, on August 14th.
Washougal 450 Class Overall Results
1. Ryan Dungey
2. Andrew Short
3. Brett Metcalfe
4. Tommy Hahn
5. Nick Wey
6. Ryan Sipes
7. Kevin Windham
8. Kyle Chisholm
9. Dan Reardon
10. Kyle Cunningham
450 Class Overall Points
1. Ryan Dungey 368
2. Andrew Short 273
3. Brett Metcalfe 257
4. Josh Grant 238
5. Ben Townley 223
6. Mike Alessi 219
7. Chad Reed 204
8. Ryan Sipes 166
9. Kyle Chisholm 158
10. Kyle Regal 157
Ryan Dungey his now 95 points ahead of second place on the race to the championship. Team sponsors: Rockstar, Makita, Yoshimura, Dunlop, Maxima, Tag Sprockets, Pro Taper, Alpinestars, ONE Industries, Mechanix Wear, Showa, Road Champs, CP Pistons, Hinson Clutch Components, Snap-On, Teka Group Co., Twin Air, D.I.D., Excel, NGK, Works Connection
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