Dungey Okay

Kit Palmer | June 30, 2008

It appears that Makita Rockstar Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey is okay following his second-moto crash at the Colorado National MX Saturday night. Dungey was taken to the hospital after the fall for observations, where he was found to have a slight bruised lung. He also had a sore shoulder but is expected to be fit enough to race this weekend at Red Bud.

“ I wanted to send a quick note to let everyone know that I’m doing fine and feeling well after my crash on Saturday at Thunder Valley,” Dungey said on his website. “I went and got checked out at the hospital after the races and the doctors said other than bruising and soreness that I was fine and healthy! That was great news after that high-speed get off.

“I plan on riding this week in hopes of returning to Red Bud next weekend. I want to first congratulate my teammate Nico for getting his first podium on Saturday and to thank Team Makita Suzuki for being behind me through thick and thin. We have a great team and I’m proud to be a part of a great group of hard working guys!

“Thanks to everyone who called, text and emailed to check in on me. The support us racers receive from the fans is amazing and makes me feel good about our sport!

“I’m already looking forward to getting back on the track next weekend!”

Kit Palmer | Off-Road Editor

Kit Palmer started his career at Cycle News in 1984 and he’s been testing dirt and streetbikes every since – plus covering any event that uses some form of a knobby tire. He’s also our resident motorcycle mileage man with a commute of 120 miles a day.