Oakley's Ryan Dungey Wins His First Outdoor National Motocross Title

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Oakley’s Ryan Dungey finished off a rollercoaster season with his first outdoor national motocross title after turning in a 2-2 performance for a runner-up finish in the 250 division at the final round of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Series at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pennsylvania.

In the 250cc class, Oakley’s Dungey came into the Steel City race with a 17-point lead in the series standings over Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel after a dramatic turnaround the week before at Southwick. To win the title, Dungey needed only to finish fifth in each race at Steel City if Pourcel won each moto, and while Pourcel took both moto wins, Dungey’s 2-2 performance was more than enough to take the title.

“I knew all year from the very beginning it was going to take every weekend to be there and be in the hunt,” said Dungey. “After Southwick, I was able to come out with a bit of a lead to carry into this weekend. All year it’s been him and me in a back and forth battle with wins and everything so I’m just pumped to be up here with the championship.”

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September 12, 2009