AMA 250/450 NATIONAL MOTOCROSS RESULTS FROM MT. MORRIS


Ryan Dungey is in the driver’s seat in the 450 class.

The third round of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship endured a mixture of rain and sun on Saturday as the series made its East Coast debut at the Rockstar Energy High Point National Presented by Centra Bank from High Point Raceway. After breaking through for his first 450 class victory last weekend, Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey made it two in a row while Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray raced to his first career victory in the 250 Class.

Dungey maintained the momentum he garnered last weekend, going 1-1 on the day to establish a four-moto win streak. After grabbing the lead early in moto one, he never looked back but was forced to chase down Honda Red Bull Racing’s Andrew Short in moto two. Overcoming a multiple-second deficit, he closed in during the closing stages and made the winning pass to lead the final five laps.

“It feels good,” said Dungey. “The track turned out better than I thought after the first moto. I got good starts and put us in a good position to be out front. There were a lot of passing lines today. Sometimes you get caught behind someone and have difficulty moving through the pack and that’s where starts play a big role.”  By virtue of the win, Dungey moved into the 450 points lead, surpassing defending champion Chad Reed who suffered from misfortune en route to an 18th-place effort. Short held on for second overall (3-2) while Geico Powersports Honda’s Brett Metcalfe  grabbed his first career podium finish in the premier class in third (6-3).

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Intermittent rain created difficult track conditions for the 250 class which once again showcased the depth of talent in the entry level division. Geico Powersports Honda’s Justin Barcia captured the first moto victory but found trouble in moto two. Current class points leader Christophe Pourcel assumed the winning role in the final moto, but Rattray’s consistent 2-2 moto scores helped him to his inaugural overall victory.

“It feels good,” said Rattray. “I’ve been working for it and to finally get one now really means a lot to me. Being consistent is what it takes to win the championship. It would have been nice to go 1-1 but at least I was consistent. I’ve been working hard and it feels good to finally get on top of the podium.’

Pourcel took the runner-up spot (4-1) to maintain his points lead while Geico Powersports Honda’s Blake Wharton posted a career best result in third (8-3).

The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship continues next weekend from Mechanicsville, Md., for round four and the MotoTees.com Budds Creek National from Budds Creek MX Park on June 19.

450 RESULTS
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (1-1)
2. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda (3-2)
3. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda (6-3)
4. Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda (4-6)
5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM (7-5)
6. Matt Goerke, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha (5-7)
7. Tommy Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Suzuki (11-4)
8. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha (2-24)
9. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha (10-11)
10. Kyle Cunningham, Fort Worth, Texas, Yamaha (9-12)

450 Class Championship Standings
1. Ryan Dungey……….126
2. Brett Metcalfe……….101
3. Mike Alessi……….98
4. Chad Reed……….95
5. Ben Townley……….87
6. Josh Grant……….82
7. Andrew Short……….79
8. Davi Millsaps……….76
9. Tommy Hahn……….71
10. Kyle Chisholm……….55

250 RESULTS
1. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki (2-2)
2. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki (4-1)
3. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda (8-3)
4. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki (3-9)
5. Dean Wilson, Canada, Kawasaki (5-6)
6. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha (9-5)
7. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda (14-4)
8. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda (1-21)
9. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha (11-7)
10. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (7-11)

250 Class Championship Standings
1. Christophe Pourcel……….129
2. Tyla Rattray……….102
3. Dean Wilson……….100
4. Trey Canard……….93
5. Eli Tomac……….90
6. Broc Tickle……….89
7. Jake Weimer……….80
8. Justin Barcia……….79
9. Wil Hahn……….72
10. Tommy Searle……….60

250 FAST QUALIFIERS
1 377 Christophe Pourcel Kawasaki KX 250F 2:15.693
2 20 Broc Tickle Yamaha YZ 250F 2:15.777
3 341 Nico Izzi Yamaha YZ 250F 2:16.500
4 577 Martin Davalos Yamaha YZ 250F 2:16.578
5 38 Trey Canard Honda CRF250R 2:16.763
6 49 William Hahn Honda CRF250R 2:16.931
7 21 Blake Wharton Honda CRF250R 2:16.945
8 66 Blake Baggett Suzuki RM Z250 2:16.961
9 108 Dean Wilson Kawasaki KX 250F 2:17.306
10 31 Matthew Lemoine Suzuki RM Z250 2:17.540
11 243 Eli Tomac Honda CRF250R 2:17.570
12 17 Justin Barcia Honda CRF250R 2:17.877
13 12 Jake Weimer Kawasaki KX 250F 2:17.992
14 19 Tommy Searle KTM 250 SXF 2:18.270
15 48 Max Anstie Yamaha YZ 250F 2:18.874
16 28 Tyla Rattray Kawasaki KX 250F 2:19.035
17 36 Darryn Durham Honda CRF250R 2:19.339
18 87 Les Smith Honda CRF250R 2:19.751
19 50 Alex Martin Honda CRF250R 2:19.960
20 61 Vince Friese Yamaha YZ 250F 2:19.973

450 FAST QUALIERS
1 5 Ryan Dungey Suzuki RMZ 450 2:13.713
2 800 Mke Alessi KTM 350 SXF 2:14.816
3 33 Josh Grant Yamaha YZ 450F 2:15.052
4 29 Andrew Short Honda CRF450R 2:15.725
5 32 Kyle Cunningham Yamaha YZ 450F 2:15.825
6 101 Ben Townley Honda CRF450R 2:15.917
7 24 Brett Metcalfe Honda CRF450R 2:15.939
8 10 Thomas Hahn Suzuki RMZ 450 2:16.231
9 46 Ryan Sipes Yamaha YZ 450F 2:16.297 –
10 1 Chad Reed Kawasaki KX 450F 2:16.771
11 18 David Millsaps Honda CRF450R 2:17.072
12 43 Steven Clarke Suzuki RM Z250 2:17.434
13 26 Michael Byrne Yamaha YZ 450F 2:17.542
14 712 Matt Moss Suzuki RM Z450 2:17.660
15 122 Daniel Reardon Yamaha YZ 450F 2:18.258
16 134 Travis Sewell Yamaha YZ 450F 2:18.404
17 8 Grant Langston Yamaha YZ 450F 2:18.553
18 27 Nicholas Wey Kawasaki KX 450F 2:18.620
19 23 Justin Brayton Yamaha YZ 450F 2:18.760
20 35 Matthew Goerke Yamaha YZ 450F 2:19.103

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