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Dungey Wins Inaugural Monster Energy Supercross Race at Cowboys Stadium; Rookie Bagget Wins First AMA Supercross Lites Class Race of his Career

ARLINGTON, Texas (March 20, 2010) – Before 49,082 fans at the inaugural Monster Energy AMA Supercross, a FIM World Championship, at Cowboys Stadium, Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., won his fourth AMA supercross class headliner. Rockstar Suzuki’s Blake Bagget, of Grand Terrace, Calif., won the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites class headliner, denoting the main win of his vocation.

Ti-Lube/Babbits/MSR/Formost/Kawasaki’s Nick Wey opened the AMA Supercross class headliner by winning the Spike Holeshot. Dungey immediately passed Wey for the lead. After the principal lap San Manuel Yamaha’s Josh Hill, of Yoncalla, Ore., and Honda Red Bull Racing’s Davi Millsaps, trailed Dungey in second and third individually.

Millsaps advanced around Hill on lap four to secure second place as Dungey expanded his lead out front. Millsaps’ Honda Red Bull Racing colleague Trey Canard made the go for third place on lap nine. Canard spent whatever is left of the race stalking Millsaps for the following 11 laps however was not able make the pass. Dungey hung on for the win, Millsaps completed second and Canard completed third.

“This was a major win for me today, yet there are still a considerable measure of races left to go,” said Dungey. “The track got extremely unpleasant this evening, with the goal that kept me on my toes. I am anticipating going to Jacksonville one weekend from now.”

After about the whole field went down thus one of the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites class, Ryan Sipes, of Vine Grove, Ken., won the Spike Holeshot Award. Focuses pioneer Christophe Pourcel, of Groveland, Fla., remounted in last place. Toward the finish of lap one, Sipes drove BTO Sports.com/BBMX/Palmetto Suzuki’s Troy Adams, of Homosassa, Fla., and Rockstar Suzuki’s Jake Moss, of Temecula, Calif., who followed in second and third individually.

On the second lap, Adams and Moss impacted, making them two pull back from the race. Bagget moved into second place following the crash and set his sights on Sipes. On lap 14, Bagget, a new kid on the block this year, moved past Sipes and rode to triumph. Sipes completed second and GEICO Powersports Honda’s Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., completed third.

“This is a blessing from heaven,” said Bagget with tears of bliss running down his face. “I was following Ryan (Sipes) and he didn’t commit any errors, so I must be understanding. Time was beginning to run out and I dove inside and made the go for the win.”

Pourcel completed seventh and still holds a five point lead in the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites class title.

SPEED will communicate the Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites class at 5:00 p.m. EST on Sunday, March 21 and the AMA Supercross class at 6:00 p.m. EST.

AMA Supercross Class Results: Arlington

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki

2. Davi Millsaps, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda

3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda

4. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki

5. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha

6. Josh Hill, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha

7. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda

8. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha

9. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha

10. Tommy Hahn, Alvord, Texas, Suzuki

AMA Supercross Class Season Standings

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 239

2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 215

3. Josh Hill, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 192

4. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 174

5. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 161

6. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 152

7. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 143

8. Scratch Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 122

9. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha, 105

10. Tommy Hahn, Alvord, Texas, Suzuki, 100

Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Results: Arlington

1. Blake Bagget, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki

2. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha

3. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda

4. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha

5. Austin Stroupe, Lincolnton, N.C., Suzuki

6. Matthew Lemoine, Collinsville, Texas, Suzuki

7. Christophe Pourcel, Groveland, Fla., Kawasaki

8. Mike Willard, Newark, Ohio, Honda

9. Tyler Futrell, Clinton, N.C. KTM

10. Steven Clarke, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki

Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings

1. Christophe Pourcel, Groveland, Fla., Kawasaki, 109

2. Austin Stroupe, Lincolnton, N.C., Suzuki, 104

3. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 84

4. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Yamaha, 77

5. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 75

6. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Suzuki, 71

7. Senior member Wilson, San Jacinto, Calif., Kawasaki, 71

8. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha, 47

9. Nico Izzi, Albany, Ga., Yamaha, 41

10. Kyle Cunningham, Fort Worth, Texas, Honda, 40

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