SOUTHWICK, MA, AUG 28 – Ryan Dungey made history at Southwick’s Moto-X 338 by becoming the first rider to win both the supercross title and the outdoor motocross title in his rookie year. The 20-year-old Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider also tied Ricky Carmichael’s rookie record of most outdoor wins in the 450 class.
Dungey swept both motos for the seventh time this year, but needed a bit of help in the opening moto to get the job done. GEICO Powersports Honda’s Brett Metcalfe jumped out to a strong lead in moto one and held off a late charge by Dungey, only to run out of gas with half a lap to go. Dungey was within sight of Metcalfe when he sputtered to a stop, and he crossed the finish line with a 51-second advantage over Rockstar Energy Canidae Suzuki’s Tommy Hahn, who inherited second with Metcalfe’s bad luck. Jagermeister/KTM’s Mike Alessi finished third, with Motoconcepts Yamaha’s Kyle Chisholm in fourth, and Honda rider Kyle Regal in fifth.
In the second moto, Dungey passed TLD/Honda’s Ben Townley on lap six and pulled away to an easy win. Townley held on for second ahead of last year’s Southwick winner, Matt Goerke, riding a Motoconcepts Yamaha, while Alessi finished fourth. Alessi’s 3-4 finish was good enough for second overall, with Goerke rounding out the overall podium by virtue of a 6-3 tally.
Andrew Short, who came into the race sitting second overall in the series standings, had a day to forget. The Red Bull Honda rider suffered an electrical problem in the opening practice session and ultimately had to get into the main event by virtue of the provisional start rule. Getting last pick on the gate and having to start from the far outside, Short was unable to overcome poor starts and ended the day in 18th overall after going 15-17 in the two motos.
In the 250 division, Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Tyla Rattray took his second overall victory of the season with a 2-2 performance.
GEICO Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard won the opening moto, and looked as though he might make up a huge amount of ground on points leader Christophe Pourcel when Pourcel could only manage a seventh in the moto. However, moto two was bad for Canard, as the Okie rider finished nine after tangled with Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Dean Wilson and went down.
GEICO Powersports Honda’s Justin Barcia won the second moto, ahead of Rattray, with Pourcel, Wilson and Honda rider Wil Hahn rounding out the top five.
Barcia ended the day with second overall behind Rattray, with Canard, Hahn and Pourcel finishing third, fourth and fifth.
Canard was able to make up three points on Pourcel in the series standings, but still sits 13 points behind the Frenchman with just two rounds remaining.450 Class Overall Results
1. Ryan Dungey (Suz) 1-1
2. Mike Alessi (KTM) 3-4
3. Matt Goerke (Yam) 6-3
4. Kyle Chisholm (Yam) 4-6
5. Kevin Windham (Hon) 7-5
6. Nick Wey (Kaw) 8-9
7. Ben Townley (Hon) 34-2
8. Tommy Hahn (Suz) 2-32
9. Brett Metcalfe (Hon) 14-7
10. Dan Reardon (Yam) 13-11250 Class Overall Results
1. Tyla Rattray (Kaw) 2-2
2. Justin Barcia (Hon) 4-1
3. Trey Canard (Kaw) 1-9
4. Wil Hahn (Hon) 3-5
5. Christophe Pourcel (Kaw) 7-3
6. Dean Wilson (Kaw) 5-4
7. Eli Tomac (Hon) 6-7
8. Gareth Swanepoel (Yam) 10-6
9. Martin Davalos (Yam) 11-8
10. Broc Tickle (Yam) 8-11