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Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s rookie 450 star Ryan Dungey could possibly wrap up the 2010 AMA Pro Motocross Championship on Saturday in Southwick, MA.

Dungey has won enough this season to put himself 111 points ahead of the second-place rider, and if he earns enough points on Saturday he’ll have the championship sewn up.

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Ryan has won the last eight races in a row, and has taken the top spot in 14 motos out of 18. He and his Suzuki RM-Z450 have been dominating this year, and Dungey is looking forward to the sandy, challenging track of Southwick.

Coming off his exceptionally successful 2010 Supercross season as only the second rookie to ever win the title and also the youngest, Dungey set his sights on having a great year outdoors.

After getting acclimated to the switch form stadiums to National tracks, Dungey settled into the groove of winning aboard his Suzuki fuel-injected RM-Z450 and hasn’t slowed down since. Dungey had two convincing moto wins at Unadilla two weeks ago, and although Southwick has different soil, he hopes to achieve similar results there.

Ryan was selected to be the captain of the 2010 U.S. Motocross of Nations Team, announced before Round 8 of the AMA Pro Motocross series at Unadilla. This year is shaping up to be one for the history books if the 20-year-old Minnesota native can pull off his second championship in his first year in the 450 class.

Dungey was also selected to be the captain of the U.S. team for the 2010 Motocross of Nations, which takes place in Colorado on September 25-26. Dungey will compete in the MX1 class aboard his RM-Z450. Dungey made a splash last year when he won his race in the 2009 Motocross of Nations in Italy, securing the overall victory for Team USA.

Round 9 of the AMA Pro Motocross series takes place in Southwick, Mass., on Aug. 28.AMA

Motocross racer Ryan Dungey Quick Facts heading into Southwick:

  • Dungey is currently 111 points ahead in the AMA Pro Motocross race toward the championship.
  • If Dungey wins at Southwick, he will clinch the 2010 AMA Pro Motocross Championship, making it his second title earned during his rookie 450 season.
  • Dungey has won 14 motos out of 18, and has taken the overall victory in eight straight races of the nine so far this year.