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Monday, July 21, 2008

Wayne Hart
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Monday, July 21, 2008


MX Rockstar Makita Suzuki's Dungey on MX Lites Podium Again

Round 8 – AMA Motocross Series
New Berlin, New York
Unadilla Valley Sports Center
July 19 – 20, 2008

Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing’s Michael Byrne enjoyed his best result of the 2008 AMA Motocross season after bringing home a second-place finish at Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin, New York, on Sunday afternoon. Byrne raced his Rockstar Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 to second and third-place moto finishes to get his second overall podium of the season. Byrne is currently in fourth place overall in the championship points standings. Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mike Alessi is currently recovering from a recent crash at Red Bud and did not race.

In the Motocross Lites class, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey celebrated his fifth podium of the season after carding two second-place moto finishes for second overall. Rockstar Makita Suzuki teammate Nico Izzi brought home eighth- and fifth-place moto finishes for a fourth-place overall result. Dungey is currently in second place overall in the championship, while Izzi is in fifth place.
AMA Motocross Top 10 (Moto Finishes)
1. James Stewart, Kawasaki, 1-1
2. Michael Byrne, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing, 2-3
3. Cody Cooper, Suzuki, 5-2
4. Timmy Ferry, Kawasaki, 3-6
5. Antonio Balbi, Honda, 8-4
6. Sean Hamblin, Yamaha, 7-7
7. Andrew Short, Honda, 4-14
8. Josh Hill, Yamaha, 14-5
9. Jimmy Albertson, Honda, 12-10
10. Nick Wey, KTM, 10-12
AMA Motocross Lites Top 10 (Moto Finishes):
1. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki, 1-1
2. Ryan Dungey, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing, 2-2
3. Brett Metcalfe, Kawasaki, 6-4
4. Nico Izzi, Rockstar Makita Suzuki Factory Racing, 8-5
5. Josh Grant, Honda, 3-12
6. Matt Goerke, KTM, 7-9
7. Jake Moss, Yamaha, 10-8
8. Trey Canard, Honda, 5-13
9. Ryan Sipes, KTM, 13-6
10. Martin Davalos, KTM, 39-3



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