No tracks seem to be an obstacle for Ryan Dungey lately, as the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider swept both motos at Washougal Saturday, round 8 of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. The victory was his seventh-consecutive win, and third straight round of doubling.
There’s also a similar situation in the 250 Class, as GEICO Powersports Honda rider Trey Canard took his third straight win after doubling at the Motosport.com Wasougal Retro National.
Dungey now has 368 points, 95 over the man sitting in second place, Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short. If Dungey wins two more times, he will tie the record the legendary Ricky Carmichael for most wins ever by a rookie. Also, Dungey leads the series with most laps led (121). Taking overall second place at Washougal was Short, and third went to GEICO Powersports Honda’s Brett Metcalfe.
The Washougal track, located in ???, has been a lucky circuit for the Belle Plaine, Minn., rider, considering he this is his third consecutive season winning there, including his wins in the 250 Class.
Ryan Dungey says: “Every championship is hard no matter what the case may be. You don’t look at it until its all said and done because there’s a lot of racing left. I just take it one race at a time. When you don’t you tend to get ahead of yourself and make mistakes.”
Grabbing the holeshot in both motos was Short, but once Dungey took the lead, nobody could challenge him. Short, of Smithville, Texas, took second in both motos, and Australia’s Metcalfe’s 3-5 finish gave him the overall last podium position.
Brett Metcalfe says: “The first moto went really well, finished out third. The second moto I had a good start and then lost the rear end and dumped it. All I could think about was riding it as hard as I could and trying to get as many points for the championship.”
In the 250 Class, Canard grabbed the holeshot in both motos and lead every lap of the event. Before the 2010 season, the Shawnee, Okla., racer never won a 250 cc class event, but now has won four of the last six motos, bouncing him from fourth to second in the championship behind leader France’s Christophe Pourcel.
Trey Canard says: “I just wanted to chip away and get some good laps in. I just kept pushing. When you’re in that zone, it’s a great place to be.”
Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Pourcel took second in both motos, and his teammate Tyla Rattray of South Africa took third overall due to his 4-3 moto finishes. Pourcel leads the championship now by 38 points, and has lead the most laps this season (99).
The series now takes a two-week break before resuming for Round 9 of 12, the Rockstar Energy Unadilla National in Berlin, N.Y. on Aug. 14.
After a two-week break, the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship resumes for Round 9 and the Rockstar Energy Unadilla National from Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin, N.Y., on Saturday, August 14.
2010 AMA Motocross Results, Washougal (8 of 12 rounds)
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (1-1)
2. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda (2-2)
3. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda (3-5)
4. Tommy Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Suzuki (7-3)
5. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Kawasaki (10-6)
6. Ryan Sipes, Flaherty, Texas, Yamaha (5-11)
7. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda (9-9)
8. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha (8-10)
9. Dan Reardon, Australia, Yamaha (12-7)
10. Kyle Cunningham, Fort Worth, Texas, Yamaha (11-8)
450 Class Point Standings
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 368
2. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 273
3. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 257
4. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 238
5. Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda, 223
6. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 219
7. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 204
8. Ryan Sipes, Flaherty, Texas, Yamaha, 166
9. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha, 158
10. Kyle Regal, Kemp, Texas, Honda, 157
1. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (1-1)
2. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki (2-2)
3. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki (4-3)
4. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda (5-4)
5. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (6-6)
6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (3-11)
7. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (7-9)
8. Tommy Searle, England, KTM (10-7)
9. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Yamaha (12-12)
10. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha (22-5)
250 Class Point Standings
1. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 340
2. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 302
3. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 294
4. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 286
5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 212
6. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 209
7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 209
8. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 200
9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 195
10. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha, 163