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Yoshimura: AMA Motocross Undadilla Report

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Yoshimura riders spent the weekend at the famous Unadilla Valley Sports Center in Upstate New York putting together some great motos in front of an enthusiastic crowd.

Round 8 of the AMA Pro Motocross series saw great racing by series-leading Yoshimura rider Ryan Dungey, while Andrew Short put himself in the top five when the day was done. Both Dungey and Short got holeshots on Saturday in a testament to the power and performance of their Yoshimura-prepped bikes.

In the first moto, Ryan Dungey grabbed the holeshot on his Yoshimura-powered RM-Z450 with Andrew Short following not too far behind. Ryan was able to pull away from the pack for the rest of moto 1, putting nearly 13 seconds between him and the rest of the field by the time the checkered flag waved.

Short continued his consistent 2010 Outdoor season, finishing in fourth place aboard his Yoshimura CRF450, while his temporary teammate Kevin Windham was unable to finish the moto after a crash caused damage to his bike. Matt Moss and his RM-Z450 finished 14th in the moto, which is a solid result for the injured rider.

The second moto had Dungey battling for the lead, while Andrew Short’s Yoshimura exhaust gifted him the holeshot in the second moto. Short led for a while at the start of the race, but Dungey eventually took over the top spot. Dungey clinched the win for his eighth straight overall victory, while Kevin Windham made it back for the second moto and took fourth place.

Team USA member Andrew Short went 4-5 for the weekend and took fourth overall, while Matt Moss finished 32nd in the second moto for 19th overall.

Dungey, fresh off the announcement that he will be on Team USA for the Motocross of Nations in September, extended his lead of the AMA Pro Motocross series with his 1-1 finish and now has a 111-point advantage over second-place Andrew Short. Unadilla was an overall success for Yoshimura, taking two of the top-five overall spots for the weekend.

Look for the Yoshimura team at Moto-X 338 in Southwick, Massachusetts, on Saturday Aug. 28 where they’re looking to make more podium appearances.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
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 Online Editor 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).

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