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Monday, July 28, 2008
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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S DUNGEY WINS FIRST MX LITES RACE AT WASHOUGAL ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S BYRNE PODIUMS IN MX RACE

Round 9 – AMA Motocross Series
Washougal, Washington
Washougal Motocross Park
July 26 – 27, 2008

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey celebrated his first-ever AMA Motocross Lites victory on Sunday afternoon at Washougal Motocross Park in Washougal, Washington. The young Minnesota rider carded second- and first-place moto finishes to take the overall victory. Although Dungey had already captured five podiums this year, this result  marks not only Dungey’s first overall victory but his first moto win as well!  Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Nico Izzi had a strong showing, with the rookie taking two seventh-place moto finishes for a seventh-place overall result. Currently, Dungey is in second place overall in the championship, while Izzi is in fifth place 

In the Motocross class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Michael Byrne enjoyed another podium finish, thanks to a third-place result at Washougal on Sunday. Byrne raced two third-place finishes for an overall third-place result. This is the Australian’s third podium this year. Byrne is currently in fourth place overall in the championship standings. Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mike Alessi is currently recovering from a recent crash at Red Bud and did not race.
 
AMA Motocross Top 10 (Moto Finishes)
1. James Stewart, Kawasaki, 1-1
2. Andrew Short, Honda, 2-2
3. Michael Byrne, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing, 3-3
4. Cody Cooper, Suzuki, 4-4
5. Josh Hill, Yamaha, 5-5
6. Jimmy Albertson, Honda, 6-7
7. Jeff Alessi, Honda, 7-9
8. Tim Ferry, Kawasaki, 11-6
9. Antonio Balbi, Honda, 13-10
10. Billy Laninovich, KTM, 10-14
AMA Motocross Lites Top 10 (Moto Finishes):
1. Ryan Dungey, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing, 2-1
2. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki, 1-2
3. Josh Grant, Honda, 3-4
4. Brett Metcalfe, Kawasaki, 5-3
5. Ryan Sipes, KTM, 4-5
6. Jake Weimer, Honda, 6-6
7. Nico Izzi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing, 7-7
8. Robert Kiniry, Honda, 9-10
9. Matt Goerke, KTM, 12-8

10. Kyle Chisolm, Kawasaki, 11-9


 

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