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Monday, July 14, 2008

Wayne Hart
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Monday, July 14, 2008


Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Dungey Podiums in MX Lites

Round 7 – AMA Motocross Series
Mechanicsville, Maryland
Budds Creek MX Park
July 12 - 13, 2008
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Michael Byrne continues to rack up strong AMA Motocross finishes, and this weekend at Budds Creek in Maryland was no exception. The Australian rider rallied after a tough first moto, where he finished seventh, to bring home a fourth-place finish in the second moto. The end result was an impressive fifth-place overall finish. Currently, Byrne is in sixth place in the MX championship points chase. Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s David Vuillemin returned to racing but had a rough weekend and didn’t finish the second moto due to a hand injury, and Mike Alessi is currently recovering from a crash last week at Red Bud.
In the Motocross Lites class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey got the holeshot in the first moto and wound up finishing in third place. The second moto saw the young Minnesota rider finish second and take second overall for the day. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Nico Izzi brought home eighth- and sixth-place moto finishes for a seventh-place overall result. Dungey is currently in second place overall in the championship, while Izzi is in fifth place.
AMA Motocross Top 10 (Moto Finishes)
1. James Stewart, Kawasaki, 1-1
2. Timmy Ferry, Kawasaki, 2-2
3. Andrew Short, Texas, Honda, 3-3
4. Josh Hill, Yamaha, 4-6
5. Michael Byrne, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing, 7-4
6. Cody Cooper, Suzuki, 5-5
7. Nick Wey, KTM, 8-7
8. Jimmy Albertson, Honda, 11-8
9. Jeff Alessi, Honda, 9-10
10. Paul Carpenter, Honda, 14-9
AMA Motocross Lites Top 10 (Moto Finishes):
1. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki, 1-1
2. Ryan Dungey, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing, 3-2
3. Brett Metcalfe, Kawasaki, 5-4
4. Martin Davalos, KTM, 10-3
5. Kyle Cunningham, Honda, 7-5



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