AMA Pro Supercross: Ryan Dungey victory at the big doggs stadium!

Team Suzuki Press Release

Ryan Dungey has increased his lead in the AMA Pro Supercross to 24 points after taking the win at Saturday night’s 11th round in Dallas, Texas. The Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider led from lap one of the 20-lap Main Event at the brand-new Cowboys Stadium in front of 49,000 fans to beat Honda’s Davi Millsaps by 1.3 seconds.

“It was awesome,” said Dungey said after his win. “Everyone did a great job and we made some good changes and things were clicking right away and I was really happy with that. I put together a good heat, and when I got to the Main Event I was just trying to get out front. When I got in the lead, I just tried to put in consistent laps. Around the whole track, my RM-Z450 was working great and the Dunlop tyres did a great job.”

Team Manager Roger DeCoster was happy with Dungey’s entire day of racing from practice to podium. He said: “The last two weeks, Ryan was really conservative, and when you’re in the points lead, that’s kind of the tendency. You have a points lead to protect, and the other guy has no choice but to try to reel you in. But there’s a fine line between being conservative and aggressive enough.”

Dungey made some key passes at the start of the race that set him up for the win; his fourth of the 2010 season.

In the AMA Pro Supercross Eastern Regional Lites class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Austin Stroupe was also setting himself up for a great night: Stroupe was the second fastest after qualifying practice, and he went on to win his heat race. He was consistent and smooth on the track going into the Main Event, where he shot out of the gate and was approaching the holeshot when a number of racers failed to negotiate the first turn and took out many riders. Stroupe got caught in the tangle and went down, suffering a mild concussion, but he managed to put together a strong effort despite his injury and finished in fifth, gaining two points on the series leader.

“There was a lot of bad luck for Stroupe,” said DeCoster. “It’s a shame that we didn’t win tonight because Austin was looking like he was the fastest guy out there. But it’s awesome that our support team, the Rockstar Energy Suzuki team, took the win. I’m really happy for Blake Baggett and Bill Keefe. It’s pretty awesome. He did a good job and got a little bit lucky, but he kept it together at the end and ran a smart race.”

The series moves to Jacksonville, Florida, on Saturday, March 27.

AMA Pro Supercross Main Event: 1. Ryan Dungey (Rockstar Makita Suzuki); 2. Davi Millsaps (Honda); 3. Trey Canard (Honda); 4. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki); 5. Justin Brayton (Yamaha); 6. Josh Hill (Yamaha); 7. Kevin Windham (Honda); 8. Kyle Chisholm (Yamaha); 9. Jason Lawrence (Yamaha); 10. Tommy Hahn (Suzuki).

Ryan Dungey Wins Monster Energy AMA Supercross Event at Cowboys Stadium

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