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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
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Tuesday, June 30, 2009


Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Dungey is 5th in 250 class

Round 5 – AMA Motocross Series

Lakewood, Colorado

Thunder Valley MX Park

June 27, 2009


Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Chad Reed battled the elevation as well as his competitors at Colorado’s Thunder Valley MX Park on Saturday night and came away with his overall championship points lead in tact. The two-time AMA Supercross champion finished the evening in fourth place overall, thanks to third- and seventh-place moto finishes. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Michael Byrne was right there with Reed, finishing in fifth place overall. The Australian rode two impressive motos, bringing home sixth- and fourth-place finishes. Finally, a very injured Mike Alessi attempted to race the first moto but crashed early and was unable to finish. Alessi recently had successful surgery on his broken kneecap and hopes to resume racing full-time as soon as possible.


In the 250 class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey finished up the night with identical results to his 450 class teammate Byrne. In the first moto, Dungey overcame a bad start to go from 21st to sixth place on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z250. In the second moto, the Minnesotan fared better on the start and brought home a fourth-place finish. Dungey is currently second overall in the championship points standings.


AMA Motocross 450 Class Top 10 Overall Event Finishers:

1. Ivan Tedesco, Honda

2. Andrew Short, Honda

3. Thomas Hahn, Kawasaki

4. Chad Reed, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing

5. Michael Byrne, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing

6. Josh Grant, Yamaha

7. Ricky Dietrich, Kawasaki

8. James Albertson, Yamaha

9. Kyle Summers, Yamaha

10. Jake Moss, Honda


AMA Motocross 250 Class Top 10 Overall Event Finishers:

1. Jake Weimer, Kawasaki

2. Christophe Pourcel, Kawasaki

3. Tommy Searle, KTM

4. Justin Barcia, Honda

5. Ryan Dungey, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing

6. Broc Tickle, Yamaha

7. Brett Metcalfe, Honda

8. Blake Wharton, Honda

9. Tyla Rattray, Kawasaki

10. Darryn Durham, Yamaha



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