Born into a family of racers, from early on it was clear that Ryan Dungey was something special. Fast forward through two decades, and having already notched up first place wins at the Supercross Lites Championship and the 250 Motocross Championship in 2009, the 2010 racing season proved to be a particularly memorable one for the American rider. Ryan started the season by showing that he belonged with the big boys in supercross. By the time the North American series was finished, he was crowned 2010 Supercross Champion.
But Ryan didn’t stop there – demonstrating his abilities as inarguably the best all-around motocross racer in the world, that same year he blitzed the competition in the AMA Motocross Championship and took the title. He thus finished the season as a history-maker, coming away as the first rookie in history to win both the premier Supercross and National Motocross titles in his inaugural season. To cap off the year, Dungey led Team USA to victory in the prestigious Motocross of Nations event, held on American soil in 2010 in Colorado.
By 2012, Ryan had joined the KTM family, bringing the team its first ever win in the AMA Motocross series. He finished his Supercross season in third place, despite a collarbone break that required surgery. At the 2013 AMA SX season finale in Las Vegas, Ryan finished second place, bringing his overall season points to 337 and a third place overall finish.
In 2014, Dungey kept his momentum, taking overall second places at both the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 450 and the 2014 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series, not to mention first place at Red Bull Unadilla National. With yet another stellar start in 2015, Ryan has demonstrated that commitment, hard work and sacrifice really do pay off with another AMA Supercross and AMA Motocross championship now under his belt.
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The Final round of the MX Tour Championship rolled into the historic Walton Raceway to crown the 2018 series Champions. Coming into the race, MX1 rider Colton Facciotti had held the red plate the entire series and opened a lead of 22 points against the field. Not enough to become comfortable, Facciotti had to maintain his consistency all the way until this final race. With 4 Canadian National Championships to his name already, Facciotti is no stranger to a tight Championship points battle and looked calm and collected on this race day.
Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:
Having won numerous Amateur Grand National Championship at Walton Raceway over the years, MX2 rider Dylan Wright was anxious to end his season on a high note on the familiar track. Qualifying the day in 4th position in some muddy morning conditions, Dylan regrouped for Moto 1. An unfortunate first corner crash forced Wright to start the moto in 32nd place but the determination of Dylan was not going to be matched by anyone that day and he passed twenty-four riders in three laps, but wasn’t done yet. Wright kept charging his way into 2nd place on the closing three laps of the race where he would have to settle. In Moto 2, Dylan was determined to end the season with a Victory and took the lead on lap 6, setting the fastest lap of the race again, and then never looked back. Wright rode it in for his third overall victory of the season and left everyone feeling the heat for the upcoming season.
“being out of the Championship hunt, I had a lot to prove today and I wanted to take one more overall before the break in the season." – Dylan Wright. 1st Overall.
Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1
Championship race day had everyone on the edge of the seat except one guy, MX1 rider Colton Facciotti. A comfortable Facciotti qualified the day in 2nd place and knew exactly what he needed to do to bring home his 5th Canadian Motocross Championship. In Moto 1, Facciotti had a great jump off the gate, rounding the first corner in second place and then did what he’s been doing all season; rode smart and consistent all the way to the checkers for a 2nd place finish. In Moto 2, Facciotti didn’t lay down and was still going for the overall win. Riding like a veteran champion, Colton took the moto win securing himself the overall victory and earning his 5th Canadian National MX Championship.
“it feels good to add another Championship plate to the wall. It was a long series and keeping that red plate in hand the whole way was definitely key to staying calm during the off weekends.” – Colton Facciotti -1st Overall/MX1 series Champion
MX2 Race Results:
1st – Dylan Wright (2-1)
2nd – Jess Pettis (1-3)
3rd – Marco Cannella (3-4)
4th – Joey Crown (8-2)
5th – Shawn Maffenbeier (5-5)
MX2 Championship Standings:
1st – Jess Pettis (449 pts)
2nd – Joey Crown (463 pts)
3rd – Shawn Maffenbeier (412 pts)
4th – Dylan Wright (382 pts)
5th – Marco Cannella (373 pts)
MX1 Race Results:
1st – Colton Facciotti (2-1)
2nd – Tyler Medaglia (1-4)
3rd – Cole Thompson (4-2)
4th – Matt Goerke (3-3)
5th – Dillan Epstein (8-5)
MX1 Championship Standings:
1st – Colton Facciotti (463 pts)
2nd – Cole Thompson (434 pts)
3rd – Matt Georke (422 pts)
4th – Tyler Medaglia (420 pts)
5th – Kaven Benoit (413 pts)
With 2/3 of the Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series now in the record books, the racing shifts into the final swing of the Championship; the SX Tour. The Olympic Stadium in Montreal, QC will host Round 1 of the SX Tour on September 15th. Until then, the GDR Honda Canada Fox Racing team will enjoy a well deserved MX Tour Championship.
For complete results from the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series visit the below links:
Ride Mountain Bike Day is coming! On July 20th, we will join mountain bikers around the world by blowing off all other obligations and simply riding our mountain bikes. We encourage riders everywhere - in all regions and skill levels - to join in on the fun.
The first annual International Ride Mountain Bike Day will take place July 20th and continue annually thereafter. Otherwise known as Ride MTB Day, this yearly movement is composed of community-based events that will take place around the globe with mountain bike brands, media, professionals, retailers, parks and local riders everywhere - each showing their love and support for the sport of mountain biking by holding group rides, fundraisers, races and demos.
“The sport of Mountain Biking has an incredible culture and Ride MTB Day is a great way to celebrate it. Ride MTB Day is not a Fox-owned event, but our goal is to have the concept adopted by the entire industry and raise mountain bike awareness and participation. We look forward to more and more brands and retailers supporting Ride MTB Day year after year.” - Dave Ahumada, Global Marketing Manager, Fox MTB.
On this day, each year, mountain bikers will gather together at local trails, bike parks, and bike shops and even enjoy solitary rides, helping to bring riders all over the world together.
For more information and to find an event near you, visit www.ridemtbday.com
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