Dungey Takes 3rd Win in a Row at Budds Creek

Team Suzuki Press Office

Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Ryan Dungey won his third overall in a row at round four of the AMA Motocross Championship at Budds Creek at the weekend and opened up his Championship lead to 36 points.

"It was a good weekend for us," Dungey said. "I felt strong in both motos and the whole Rockstar Makita Suzuki team has really put together a great race bike. We just need to focus on the next race and keep plugging away."

In Moto 1, Dungey fought his way into second after a sixth-place start and was making some good moves to secure the lead when he found himself off his bike. With the RM-Z450 still running and Dungey feeling strong, he remounted and focused on working his way towards the front. He realised his goggles were filled with dirt and he was forced to remove them mid race, but he soldiered on.

In Moto 2, Dungey got a great start and rode the first three laps in second. He kept looking for his chance to move into first, and with the unrelenting power of his RM-Z450, he soon found his way to the front of the pack. Dungey stayed in first place for the remainder of the moto, eventually taking the win. His 3-1 finishes gave him the best overall results of the day, putting him on top of the podium with his third overall win in a row.

Dungey's team mate Matt Moss was hoping that he'd be able to deliver solid results at Budds Creek and in Moto 1 he proved that he has been putting in a lot of practice track hours aboard his RM-Z450. With 2010 being his first year on the 450, and suffering an injury that sidelined his entire Supercross season, Moss has been steadily working his way up the rankings. He had a very strong showing in Moto 1 when he nearly broke the top 10, finishing 13th and fighting the entire moto. In the second moto, Moss battled his way to an 18th-place finish, which was good enough to put him in 16th place overall and his best finish of the season so far.

"Budds Creek was OK for me, though I wasn't very satisfied with my starts and position overall," Moss said. "Next weekend in Colorado, I'm going in there focused on getting in the top 10. I know I can do it."

Round 5 of the AMA Pro Motocross series takes place on June 26 at the Thunder Valley National in Lakewood, Colorado.

Budds Creek 450 Top-10 Results:

**1. Ryan Dungey **
2. Andrew Short
3. Chad Reed
4. Josh Grant
5. Mike Alessi
6. Brett Metcalfe
7. Ryan Sipes
8. Ben Townley
9. Kyle Chisholm
10. Justin Brayton

450 Class Overall Standings:

Dungey Takes 3rd Win in a Row at Budds Creek