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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S DUNGEY WINS LAS VEGAS SX LITES SHOOTOUT

Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Vuillemin nabs top-10 finish
Round 17 – AMA Supercross Series
Las Vegas, Nevada
Sam Boyd Stadium
May 3, 2008
 
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey capped off the 2008 AMA Supercross Lites season by not only winning the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout for the second year in a row, but by also being honored with the Rising Star Award as well. In the Las Vegas season finale event, Dungey finished second in his heat race and then came from behind to take the win in the 15-lap SX Lites main. Later in the weekend, he was honored with the new Rising Star award at the Live Nation awards banquet. Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Nico Izzi had a rough night in the SX Lites main and finished 15th, while teammate David Vuillemin picked up his 10th top-10 finish in the premier Supercross class.
 
Ryan Dungey:
“To win this race two years in a row is huge for me. It was a very special win for me because I came from behind and rode smart on my Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z250. I lost some time in the beginning of the race, but I was able to find my groove as the race progressed. We’re getting ready to start testing for AMA Motocross now and I’m glad to take the momentum from this win into the upcoming race season.”
 
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing will race next at round one of AMA Motocross at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California, on May 24 - 25, 2008.
 
 
AMA Supercross Lites Top 10 Finishers:
1.Ryan Dungey, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki (Holeshot)
3. Trey Canard, Honda
4. Dan Reardon, Honda
5. Ryan Morais, Yamaha
6. Justin Brayton, KTM
7. Brett Metcalfe, Kawasaki
8. Kyle Chisholm, Kawasaki
9. Broc Hepler, Yamaha
10. Austin Stroupe, Kawasaki

 

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