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DELMONT, PA – A late spring of probably the most essential hustling in Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship history arrived at an energizing conclusion at the American Motocross Festival from Steel City Raceway on Saturday. The tight and exceptionally aggressive 250 Class title came last possible minute with Rockstar/Makita/Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., pushing out Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki’s Christophe Pourcel, the race victor, for his first vocation national title.

Canidae/Motosport/Kawasaki’s Tommy Hahn, of Decatur, Texas, turned into the seventh first-time champ of the 2009 season in the 450 Class, winning his first vocation moto on the way to the triumph. In the WMX Class season finale, Honda Red Bull Racing’s Ashley Fiolek, of St. Augustine, Fla., secured her second in a row title notwithstanding not contending in the last moto of the day. GEICO Powersports Honda’s Jessica Patterson, of Tallahassee, Fla., won her third race in succession to finish off the season second in the standings.

After a sensational turnaround in the 250 Class title battle a weekend ago, Dungey entered Steel City with a 17-point advantage. Pourcel, of France, did what he expected to do to remain in the chase, clearing the day’s motos. In any case, Dungey kept the Frenchman in his sights with a couple of sprinter up completions to add this AMA Motocross title to the AMA Supercross title won before this season.

“I knew all year from the earliest starting point it would take each end of the week to be there and be in the chase,” said Dungey, who turns into the eighth rider in history to assert section class titles in each train. “After Southwick, I could turn out with somewhat of a prompt convey into this end of the week. All year it’s been him and (I) in a forward and backward fight with wins and everything so I’m simply pumped to be up here with (the title).”

GEICO Powersports Honda’s Blake Wharton, of Pilot Point, Texas, adjusted the platform in third.

Not since 1999 has the chief 450 Class seen so much equality when seven champs took the checkers amid that season too. With the title wrapped up, it was another open door for another face to elegance the highest point of the platform as each of the day’s motos delivered first-time champs with Hahn and Jagermeister KTM’s Justin Brayton, of Murrieta, Calif. Hahn moved down his moto one triumph with a fourth in the last moto to secure the generally for his privateer Kawasaki group.

“After I won the principal moto today I came into (moto two) with a receptive outlook and let it wind up where it wound up,” said Hahn. “I focused on getting a decent begin and just went from that point. I wouldn’t let (a terrible second moto) happen once more. It’s happened excessively previously. So I simply needed to go ride as hard as I could for 30 minutes.”

Honda Red Bull Racing’s Ivan Tedesco, of Tallahassee, Fla., completed second generally (4-3), while Brayton snatched third (11-1) for his first profession platform wrap up.

Patterson ruled the WMX Class for the third race in succession, clearing the day’s motos. Her late-season charge shut the hole over her adversary in the standings, yet it was short of what was needed. Fiolek’s solitary consequence of seventh in moto one secured the title and filled in as a touch of favorable luck when a crash late in the race brought about a broken collarbone and constrained her to miss moto two.

“I’m in a considerable measure of torment however it’s energizing to be the champion once more,” said Fiolek. “I knew something wasn’t right (in the moto) yet I simply expected to wrap up. I didn’t get anxious about (Jessica) on the grounds that I won the initial five adjusts so I simply needed to ride savvy and that is the thing that I did.”

Honda’s Mariana Balbi, of Brazil, completed second generally speaking (2-2) with Muscle Milk KTM’s Sarah Whitmore, of Cheboygan, Mich., in third (5-3).

Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship

American Motocross Classic

Steel City Raceway – Delmont, Pa.

September 5, 2009

Cycle 12 of 12

450 Class (Moto Finish)

Tommy Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Kawasaki (1-4)

Ivan Tedesco, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda (4-3)

Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM (11-1)

Jake Moss, Australia, Kawasaki (10-2)

Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda (5-5)

Michael Byrne, Australia, Suzuki (3-9)

Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Honda (6-10)

Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki (12-7)

Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha (7-12)

Chad Reed, Australia, Suzuki (2-34)

450 Class Championship Standings

Chad Reed, Australia, Suzuki, 481

Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 388

Ivan Tedesco, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 376

Michael Byrne, Australia, Suzuki, 348

Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Kawasaki, 302

Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 280

Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 249

Scratch Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha, 200

Cody Cooper, New Zealand, Yamaha, 191

Jimmy Albertson, Ozark, Mo., Yamaha, 185

250 Class (Moto Finish)

Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki (1-1)

Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki (2-2)

Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda (8-3)

Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., KTM (6-5)

Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki (4-8)

Justin Barcia, Cairo, Ga., Honda (3-13)

Austin Stroupe, Lincolnton, N.C., Kawasaki (5-10)

Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda (9-7)

Tommy Searle, Great Britain, KTM (13-6)

Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki (17-4)

250 Class Championship Standings

Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 503

Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 492

Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 378

Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 353

Justin Barcia, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 340

Tommy Searle, Great Britain, KTM, 332

Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 285

Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 273

Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 236

Matt Lemoine, Collinsville, Texas, Yamaha, 189

WMX Class (Moto Finish)

Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda (1-1)

Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Honda (2-2)

Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM (5-3)

Tarah Gieger, Vero Beach, Fla., Yamaha (4-4)

Jacqueline Strong, Sedona, Ariz., Honda (3-7)

Elizabeth Bash, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki (6-6)

Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki (8-5)

Allison Vrba, Albion, Ind., Yamaha (10-8)

Penni Cyrus, Queen Creek, Ariz., Kawasaki (9-10)

Alyssa Fitch, Denver, Colo., Honda (12-9)

WMX Class Standings

Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 350

Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 345

Sherri Cruse, Bakersfield, Calif., Suzuki, 258

Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki, 237

Elizabeth Bash, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki, 217

Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Honda, 192

Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM, 185

Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Honda, 170

Penni Cyrus, Queen Creek, Ariz., Kawasaki, 157

Jacqueline Strong, Sedona, Ariz., Honda, 148

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