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Tuesday, February 17, 2009
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ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S DUNGEY WINS, IN SX LITES POINTS LEAD & REED TAKES 2ND AT SAN DIEGO SX

Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Alessi & Byrne 6th, 8th in San Diego SX

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Ryan Dungey and his RM-Z250 recaptured the AMA Supercross Lites West Coast championship points lead after winning his third race of the season at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California, on Saturday night. The young rider won his heat race and the 15-lap main event, which is the last West Coast race until the series resumes in April.
 
In the Supercross class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Chad Reed captured his sixth-straight second place finish at the San Diego race. This result means the two-time and defending AMA Supercross Champion is currently tied for the overall championship points lead. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Mike Alessi celebrated his best results of the 2009 season: a holeshot and a third-place finish in his heat race, and the holeshot and a sixth-place finish in the main event. Finally, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Michael Byrne returned to racing after being off from injury, and had a fine showing, thanks to a second-place finish in hi s heat race and an eighth-place finish in the 20-lap main event.
 
Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing will race next at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.
 
Chad Reed, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #1
Tied for 1st Place – Overall Championship Points Standings and 2nd Place – San Diego
Mike Alessi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #800
9th Place – Overall Championship Points Standings and 6th Place– San Diego
Michael Byrne, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z450, #13
22nd Place – Overall Championship Points Standings and 8th Place – San Diego
Ryan Dungey, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing RM-Z250, #10
1st Place -- Overall Championship Points Standings and 1st Place – San Diego Lites
 
AMA Supercross Top 10 Finishers:
1. James Stewart, Yamaha
2. Chad Reed, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
3. Andrew Short, Honda
4. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
5. Davi Millsaps, Honda
6. Mike Alessi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing (Holeshot)
7. Kevin Windham, Honda
8. Michael Byrne, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
9. Nick Wey, Yamaha
10. Ivan Tedesco, Honda
 
AMA Supercross Lites Top 10 Finishers:
1. Ryan Dungey, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing
2. Ryan Morais, Kawasaki (Holeshot)
3. Jake Weimer, Kawasaki
4. Trey Canard, Honda
5. Ryan Sipes, KTM
6. Justin Brayton, KTM
7. Chris Blose, Honda
8. Jake Moss, Honda
9. Jeff Alessi, Honda
10. Cole Seely, Suzuki

 

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