Rockstar Makita Suzuki 450 star Ryan Dungey could wrap-up the 2010 AMA Pro Motocross Championship on Saturday at Southwick in America.
In his first 450 season, Rookie Dungey has won enough races to put himself 111 points ahead of the second-place rider, and if he earns enough points on Saturday he'll have the championship sewn up. He has won the last eight races in a row and has taken the top spot in 14 motos out of 18. He and his Suzuki RM-Z450 have been dominating this year and he is looking forward to the sandy, challenging track of Southwick.
Coming off his exceptionally successful 2010 Supercross season as only the second rookie to ever win the title and also the youngest, Dungey set his sights on having a great year outdoors. After getting acclimated to the switch from stadiums to National tracks, he settled into the groove of winning and hasn't slowed down since. He had two convincing moto wins at Unadilla two weeks ago, and although Southwick has different soil, he hopes to achieve similar results there.
This year is shaping up to be one for the history books if the 20-year-old Minnesota native can pull off his second championship in his first year in the 450 class.
Dungey was also selected to be the captain of the US team for the 2010 Motocross of Nations which takes place in Colorado on September 25-26. He will compete in the MX1 class aboard his RM-Z450.
Round 9 of the AMA Pro Motocross series takes place in Southwick, Massachusetts, on August 28.