Round 5 – AMA Motocross Series – Lakewood, Colorado – Thunder Valley MX Park
Chad Reed celebrated his first AMA Motocross win in seven years and took over the championship points lead on Saturday afternoon at High Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pennsylvania. The two-time AMA Supercross Champion won both 30-minute 450 class motos to take the overall victory. Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Michael Byrne also had cause to celebrate at High Point. The Australian returned to racing from injury this season and has been slowly but surely rebuilding his strength.
Mike Alessi won his second-consecutive AMA Motocross race at Freestone County Raceway in Wortham, Texas, on Saturday afternoon. Formerly a runner-up at the Texas track, Alessi won both 30-minute motos to take the overall win and to pick up his second AMA Motocross victory of the season. This win allows Alessi to extend his lead in the overall championship points standings.
Mike Alessi celebrated his first career AMA Motocross 450-class victory and took over the points lead at the Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento, California, on Saturday afternoon. Alessi rode two impressive motos on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450, winning the first and finishing in the runner-up spot in the second.
Although that performance was enough to secure the overall victory, the winner of the second moto was penalized by the AMA, which gave Alessi 1-1 moto victories as well as the overall he’d already earned.
Ryan Dungey celebrated his first race of the 2009 AMA Motocross series with a victory on Saturday afternoon at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California. The young Minnesota rider carded second- and first-place moto finishes to take the overall victory in the 250 class.
In the 450 class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mike Alessi enjoyed a second-place overall finish, thanks to third- and second-place finishes in the two motos.