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Ryan Dungey shines in Phoenix Supercross

Suzuki’s rookie Supercross sensation Ryan Dungey took home his first Supercross 450-class win on Saturday night at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona. It was Dungey’s second race as part of the AMA Supercross class, and he won by a decisive margin leading the entire 20-lap race.

Dungey was in second place after three practice sessions, and he also won Heat #1 by grabbing the hole shot and leading for the entirety of the race. At the drop of the gate for the main event, Dungey shot out and nabbed the holeshot for the second time of the night. Dungey kept his pace and led the pack around the technical track for 20 phenomenal laps. Dungey is currently in the overall points lead with 47 points.

Ryan Dungey Speaks…

"I was able to get a good start in the heat race, which allowed me to put in some good laps and win. I felt really good and tried to carry that momentum into the main event. We made a few minor changes on the bike, and I was able to get a really good start and put myself in a good position."

"The track was tough tonight. It was really slippery, and line choice was key. So, being able to pull away from everybody and put in my own laps was helpful. The line choices were really slim and there was one good line, so I’m thankful it went well."

"Winning my first Supercross race was great. I’m really happy. The Suzuki is a great bike and it’s got a lot of power. It’s the best of the best. I’m grateful to be part of the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team. It’s great to pull a win for them, and I hope to do many more."

Phoenix may be a lucky city for the 20-year-old Minnesota native as he won the Western Regional Lites class event there in 2009.

Roger DeCoster Speaks… (Team Manager)

"It’s so nice to win. It’s the second race of the season, and the second race of Ryan’s 450 career, and to come out with a win is fantastic."

When asked about the future 15 races of the Supercross series, DeCoster was realistic yet optimistic.

"We have a good standing now, and we have to continue getting good finishes and being on the podium every week. If we do that, we have a chance at the end of the year."

The next Supercross race will be at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California on January 23rd.


 

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