Yoshimura sweeps 450 Supercross

SX Dallas Podium

Ryan Dungey came to Texas with the same goal he always has: emerge from the event with a win. That is exactly what he did, and in doing so he became the first rider in history to win a Supercross main event at the incredible new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

With Yoshimura pipes helping make the most out of their bikes, Ryan Dungey, Davi Millsaps, and Trey Canard went 1-2-3 in the main event. The start of the race was predictable: two corners into the race, Dungey and his Yoshimura-powered Suzuki RM-Z450 passed for the lead and checked out.

Millsaps passed into second and was slowly catching up to Dungey. The real news, with six laps to go, was Yoshimura-equipped rider Trey Canard moving up into third on his Honda CRF450. That put Yoshimura bikes in 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place as the checkered flag waved on the Supercross main event.

Dungey was elated on the SX podium.

Ryan Dungey Quote

"We worked really hard this week and it paid off. It feels great to be up on the podium again. I’ve got a lot of momentum going into the next race in Jacksonville now."

The win marks Dungey’s fourth of the 2010 season and stretches his points lead to 24 ahead of second place.

In the Eastern Regional Lites class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Austin Stroupe looked fast all night. Stroupe won his heat race easily and set second fastest time in qualifying.

At the start of the main event heading into turn one, Austin was in the lead when several riders on the inside got together and caused 15 riders to go down, including Austin. Stroupe regrouped and took off in 7th place with his work cut out for him. Stroupe tried to shake off the effects of the first turn pileup, but ended up having a get off mid-race.

Despite that, Stroupe managed to finish in 5th. Considering that his chief rival in points finished behind him, it was a good result.

Roger Decoster Quote

"There was a lot of bad luck for Stroupe," Team Manager Roger DeCoster said. "It’s a shame that we didn’t win tonight, because Austin was looking like he was the fastest guy out there."

The next race in the 2010 AMA Supercross series takes place in Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday, March 27.

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One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007 and is currently Editor at Large at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of 365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).