ROCKSTAR MAKITA SUZUKI'S DUNGEY MAKES AN EXCITING SUPERCROSS DEBUT!
Austin Stroupe debut's in 450 class, grabs holeshot!
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey made an amazing Supercross debut on Saturday night in Anaheim, taking the second spot on the podium and earning 22 points in the overall standings. The rookie took all he learned from his Supercross Lites Championships in 2009 and applied it to an amazing effort in his first race aboard the RM-Z450 in the big show at Angel Stadium.
Dungey had the second-fastest lap time in practice and remained consistent throughout practice and qualifying. At the drop of the gate for the main, Dungey and his fuel-injected RM-Z450 shot out of the gate like a canon, grabbing the holeshot. He continued to put distance between himself and James Stewart, who was in second place. Dungey led for an astounding 17 laps amidst the roar of the crowd, who stood and cheered the entire 19-minute race. As lappers began to factor into the race, Dungey gave up the lead to Stewart but didn’t give up the race. Dungey battled the final three laps, nearly overtaking Stewart on the last lap. At the wave of the checkered flag, Dungey took the second spot on the podium.
Austin Stroupe also made his Supercross debut on Saturday night. The 19 year old is set to compete in the Supercross Lites East series, but due to an injury to teammate Matt Moss, Stroupe will race the first few rounds of the 450 class. Stroupe grabbed the holeshot in the second qualifier, ahead of James Stewart. In the main event Stroupe completed four laps before succumbing to a mistake that took him out of the race.
The Rockstar Makita Suzuki team is preparing for the next round of Supercross racing at Chase Field in Phoenix, Arizona, on January 16.
1 #1 James M Stewart, L&M Racing/San Manuel Yamaha
2 #5 Ryan M Dungey, Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki/Yoshimura
3 #14 Kevin W Windham, Gieco Powersports/Honda/Factory Connecti
4 #29 Andrew T Short, Honda Red Bull Racing
5 #2 Ryan D Villopoto, Monster Energy Kawasaki
6 #75 Joshua R Hill, SanManuelBandofMissionIndians
7 #9 Ivan Tedesco , Valli Motorsports
8 #23 Justin D Brayton, Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGR/Yamaha
9 #18 David Millsaps, Honda Red Bull Racing
10 #8 Grant Langston, J Law Racing
AMA Supercross Lites - West
1 #12 Jake T Weimer, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit
2 #38 Trey G Canard, Geico Powersports Honda
3 #116 Ryan Morais, Rockstar Energy Suzuki Canidae
4 #21 Blake Wharton, Geico Powersports Honda
5 #49 Wil A Hahn, TLD/ Lucas Oil/Honda
6 #20 Broc Tickle, DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha
7 #19 Tommy Searle, Factory FMF/KTM/Motorex/Dunlop
8 #100 Joshua Hansen, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit
9 #48 Max Anstie, DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha
10 #801 Jeff Alessi, Motoconcepts/Yamaha/FMF/Oneal