Ryan Dungey wins National Motocross Race in Minnesota

Ryan Dungey began the second half of the AMA Pro Motocross season by winning the Rockstar Energy Spring Creek National on Saturday.

Dungey, from nearby Belle Plaine, Minn., capitalized on a good start in the first moto to take the lead Kevin Windham and cruise to the win. He worked from just outside the top five in the second moto before overtaking Andrew Short and sweeping the top spots.

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Reigning 450 Class champion Chad Reed returned to the second position in the championship standings at the last round after a strong outing at RedBud in which he posted a runner-up effort. Last season at Millville, Reed took the overall win and began a stretch run of dominance that led him to the title. He’ll look to end Dungey’s early-season dominance on Saturday in an attempt to go back-to-back at Millville.

“The weekend off was good, but I would have rather been racing,” said Reed. “I’ve been training hard in the Florida heat and I’m ready for anything thrown at me this week.”

Teammate Nick Wey is coming off his best finish of the season heading into Spring Creek. The Michigan native thrived at his home track at RedBud, posting a 10th-place finish and will look to carry that momentum into this weekend.

“I got a good finish last week, but I want to be better,” said Wey. “Millville has always been a good track and I’m looking forward to racing this weekend.”

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Despite another strong showing at RedBud in which he finished fourth overall, Brett Metcalfe fell from second to third in the 450 Class standings. The rookie premier class rider has put together an impressive season and has consistently been one of the quietest, yet best-finishing riders in the class throughout the first six rounds. As the second half approaches, he’ll look for more of the up-front consistency that has put him in the thick of the title fight.

The motocross series heads to Washougal, Wash., next weekend.

 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Results
Round 7 of 12 – Rockstar Energy Spring Creek National

450 Class (Moto Finish)

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (1-1)
2. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda (3-3)
3. Kyle Regal, Kemp, Texas, Honda (8-2)
4. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda (5-4)
5. Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda (4-5)
6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha (2-10)
7. Ryan Sipes, Flaherty, Texas, Yamaha (9-7)
8. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha (7-9)
9. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda (16-6)
10. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Kawasaki (11-11)

450 Class Championship Standings

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 318
2. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 229
3. Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda, 223
4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 221
5. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 215
6. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 204
7. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 196
8. Kyle Regal, Kemp, Texas, Honda, 157
9. Ryan Sipes, Flaherty, Texas, Yamaha, 140
10. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha, 134

250 Class (Moto Finish)

1. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (2-1)
2. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki (6-2)
3. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki (4-4)
4. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (3-5)
5. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki (1-10)
6. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda (5-7)
7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha (7-6)
8. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda (16-3)
9. Tommy Searle, England, KTM (11-9)
10. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda (8-15)

250 Class Championship Standings

1. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 296
2. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 264
3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 252
4. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 248
5. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 209
6. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 201
7. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 175
8. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 174
9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 165
10. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha, 147

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