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Pala Raceway AMA Motocross Results


With the title already wrapped up two races ago, Ryan Dungey simply didn’t stop dominating at the final round of AMA Motorcross Championship at Pala Raceway Saturday night.

The Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider swept both motos on his RM-Z450, and has now broken Ricky Carmichael’s record of most overall wins in a rookie season, Carmichael taking nine in the 2000 season, Dungey taking 11 this season.

Dungey also broke the record for most points of any rookie during season after acquiring 543 points this season, eight more than Carmichael.

Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Mich., also joined the history books as the first rider to clinch both the Supercross and Motocross titles in a rookie season.

Ryan Dungey says: "I didn’t get off to the best of starts in the second moto and I had to work. Patience definitely plays a role in it and I’ve learned a lot about that in recent years. It was new track and it was really good. It got rough and I think we all really liked it."

In the battle for second in the championship, GEICO Powersports Honda rider Brett Metcalfe won, leaving third to Honda Red Bull Racing rider Andrew Short. Both riders also finished in the top three overall at Pala, Short finishing second overall with a 3-2 finish, and Metcalfe in third with a 2-3.

250 Class

Trey Canard took his first-ever motocross championship after winning at Pala, the Geico Powersports Honda rider finishing third overall Saturday night. Coming into Pala, he trailed Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Christophe Pourcel by seven points, but after separating his shoulder in moto1, Pourcel couldn’t had two DNFs.

Trey Canard says: "There’s so many emotions and thoughts running through my head," said Canard, who won five of the final seven races of the season to overcome a 57-point deficit to Pourcel. "When the time came, I thought about all these hard years and it made it that much better. I’m still kind of dreaming right now. I’m just stoked."

As for the 250 winner at Pala, Pourcel’s teammate, the rookie Dean Wilson of Scotland, swept both motos. The man finishing second overall was the other Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki rider Tyla Rattray of South Africa, who had a 2-2 moto finish.


DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha rider Jessica Patterson, of Tallahassee, Fla., won the WMX championship after a 1-2 win at Pala, making for his sixth title in the series. Following her on the podium was Honda Red Bull Racing rider Ashley Fiolek with a 2-1 win, and MotoConcepts Yamaha rider Vicki Golden in third with a 3-6 win.

2010 AMA Motocross Pala Raceway Results:

AMA Motocross Pala Raceway 450 Class Results (Moto Finish)

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (1-1)
2. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda (3-2)
3. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda (2-3)
4. Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda (6-4)
5. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha (4-6)
6. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha (9-5)
7. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda (7-8)
8. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha (12-7)
9. Kyle Regal, Kemp, Texas, Honda (5-14)
10. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Kawasaki (11-9)

450 Class Final Championship Standings

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 543
2. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 398
3. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 393
4. Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda, 321
5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 314
6. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha, 266
7. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 260
8. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha, 234
9. Kyle Regal, Kemp, Texas, Honda, 224
10. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Kawasaki, 223

AMA Motocross Pala Raceway 250 Class Results (Moto Finish)

1. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (1-1)
2. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki (2-2)
3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (4-3)
4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda (8-4)
5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda (6-5)
6. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda (3-12)
7. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda (7-7)
8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha (5-9)
9. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha (14-6)
10. Les Smith, York, S.C., Honda (13-11)

250 Class Final Championship Standings

1. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 474
2. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 446
3. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 443
4. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 437
5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 348
6. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 327
7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 287
8. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 285
9. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha, 251
10. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 213

Pala Raceway WMX Class Results (Moto Finish)

1. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda (2-1)
2. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha (1-2)
3. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha (3-6)
4. Tarah Gieger, Winter Gardens, Fla., Honda (7-3)
5. Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Yamaha (5-5)
6. Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., Yamaha (9-4)
7. Sherri Cruse, Bakersfield, Calif., Suzuki (8-7)
8. Tatum Sik, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha (6-9)
9. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM (11-8)
10. Jacqueline Strong, Sedona, Ariz., Yamaha (10-14)

WMX Class Final Championship Standings (After 8 of 8 Rounds)

1. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha, 382
2. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 360
3. Tarah Gieger, Winter Gardens, Fla., Honda, 295
4. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha, 252
5. Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Yamaha, 239
6. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki, 230
7. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM, 219
8. Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., Yamaha, 202
9. Tatum Sik, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha, 179
10. Jacqueline Strong, Sedona, Ariz., Yamaha, 154

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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