Dungey Makes It Five In A Row at RedBud
The 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship reached the halfway point on Saturday with the Rockstar Energy RedBud National, round six of the 12-race season. The Independence Day tradition from Southern Michigan played host to thousands of the most enthusiastic fans in the country who watched Oakley’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., race to his fifth consecutive victory in the 450 Class. GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard, of Shawnee, Okla., captured his first career victory in the 250 Class.
Dungey’s run to the win wasn’t without its challenges. Despite going 1-1 in the motos for the third time this season, the premier class rookie was forced to battle through several challenges from his rivals. However, in the end, he proved resilient and came out on top at the conclusion of both motos. His pair of triumphs gives him eight wins over the last 10 motos and a significant lead in the championship standings.
“I think the championship is what we’re going for overall in the end,” said Dungey. “There’s still a lot of racing left. I just need to be on top of my game every single moto. Today was really competitive. Chad (Reed) and Ben (Townley) were right there so I had to really dig deep. The fans are great out here. They’re what it’s all about at RedBud. They just make everything really enjoyable.”
Dungey now holds a 64-point advantage heading into the second off-week of the season, leading the most laps in the class at 77 and holding the best average finish of 2.4.