Motocross Freestone Raceway Results

June 6, 2009
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Mike Alessi - AMA Motocross  Glen Helen
Mike Alessi is proving to be quite the immovable force in the 450 class. His 1-1 sweep in Freestone is impressive and goes to show what some building confidence can do.

Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Mike Alessi made it two in a row with another overall victory in the 450 class. The holeshot artist ran away with both motos and wasn’t challenged as he took a perfect score straight to the championship bank. The sweep gives him a 31-point advantage over his teammate, Chad Reed, who finished third on the day.
“I knew it was going to be hot and I prepared myself,” explained Alessi. “I think today was really awesome. We still need to take it one race at a time. After the race I was getting undressed and I was already watching tape from High Point for next week. ”

Reed scored a runner-up in Moto 2, but had a fifth-place result in the opener which left him on the final podium step. Red Bull Honda’s Andrew Short proved that living in Texas has been a good thing for his training program as he finished 2-3 for second overall at what is now his hometown race at Freestone Raceway in Wortham, TX. His teammate and last week’s podium finisher, Ivan Tedesco, nailed down fourth and was followed by a temporary motocrosser. Ricky Dietrich, who races for Monster Energy Kawasaki’s off-road program in the WORCS and EnduroCross series, posted a very respectable fifth-place result courtesy of 7-6 moto finishes. This guy was the top American ISDE rider last year and now he’s nippng at the heals of motocross’ top factory stars – guys who do nothing but pound lap after lap at the MX track!

450 Results:
1.Mike Alessi, Suzuki (1-1)
2.Andrew Short, Honda (2-3)
3.Chad Reed, Suzuki (5-2)
4.Ivan Tedesco, Honda (4-9)
5.Ricky Dietrich, Kawasaki (7-6)
6.Daniel Reardon, Honda (12-4)
7.Michael Byrne, Suzuki (8-7)
8.Cody Cooper, Yamaha (6-13)
9.Weston Peick, Honda (9-11)
10.Justin Brayton, KTM (8-10)

450 Overall Points Standings:
1.Mike Alessi, 142
2.Chad Reed, 111
3.Josh Grant, 94
4.Andrew Short, 93
5.Ivan Tedesco, 70

250 Class

Ryan Dungery - AMA Motocross Lites  Hangtown
The 250 class is always hard-fought and Ryan Dungey came away with the win on his Rockstar Makita Suzuki.

Roger DeCoster was smiling today after his 250-class hero, Ryan Dungey, posted a win in Moto 2 and the overall for the day to give Rockstar Makita Suzuki a team sweep. It’s apparent that the yellow squad really has their RM-Z equipment figured out.

“It is my third year and I’m still at the beginning of my career the way I look at it,” stated Dungey. “I feel like I belong here and thinking like I feel that I need to step up. There aren’t any excuses and I can’t expect anything less. I need to take every opportunity and grab a hold of it. They did an awesome job today with the whole track. They left the ruts and I really thought it would be one lined, but it was great.”

Dungey’s primary competition continues to come from the Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki camp with Christophe Pourcel splitting the moto victories in Wortham. The French rider finished fourth in the second outing, however but his 1-4 was good enough to top Geico Powersports Honda’s Trey Canard with a 3-2. This trio is likely to pound away at each other all summer with guys like Great Britain’s Tommy Searle (6-5-6) and South Africa’s Tyla Rattray (5-6-7) constantly threatening to shake things up with their European speed.

With Pourcel, Rattray and Brett Metcalfe in the second, fourth and fifth overall, respectively, there are fewer American riders in the championship top-five.

250 Results:
1.Ryan Dungey, Suzuki (2-1)
2.Christophe Pourcel, Kawasaki (1-4)
3.Trey Canard, Honda (3-2)
4.Blake Wharton, Honda (7-3)
5.Brett Metcalfe, Honda (4-7)
6.Tommy Searle, KTM (6-5)
7.Tyla Rattray, Kawasaki (5-6)
8.Broc Tickle, Yamaha (9-8)
9.Darryn Durham, Yamaha (8-12)
10.Kyle Cunningham, Kawasaki (13-9)

250 Overall Points Standings:
1.Ryan Dungey, 133
2.Christophe Pourcel, 127
3.Trey Canard, 117
4.Tyla Rattray, 101
5.Brett Metcalfe, 95


Ashley Fiolek - Womens Motocross  Glen Helen
Three-in-a-row for Red Bull Honda’s Ashley Fiolek has given the young rider a 24-point lead in the title chase.

Ashley Fiolek scored her third-consecutive victory for Red Bull Honda with a 1-1 showing today. Sherri Cruse was second on her Suzuki and Vicki Golden put another Honda on the podium in third. Former champion, Jessica Patterson, scored fourth and Sarah Whitmore rounded out the top-five.

“Obviously I got a good start, but I made some mistakes,” said Fiolek. “(Jessica Patterson) was riding great and she got by me but I just kept riding and used a line that I found in the last lap of practice that I knew was faster. It worked out. I try not to think too much about (the pressure). My (bike) is unbelievable but there are a lot of talented girls out there so I just go out there and do the best I can.”

WMX Results:
1.Ashley Fiolek, Honda (1-1)
2.Sherri Cruse, Suzuki (3-2)
3.Vicki Golden, Honda (5-3)
4.Jessica Patterson, Honda (2-7)
5.Sarah Whitmore, KTM (4-6)
6.Elizabeth Bash, Kawasaki (6-5)
7.Penni Cyrus, Kawasaki (8-9)
8.Sara Price, Kawasaki (15-4)
9.April Zastrow, Honda (10-10)
10.Kim Kocher, KTM (7-13)

WMX Overall Points Standings:
1.Ashley Fiolek, 147
2.Jessica Patterson, 123
3.Sherri Cruse, 114
4.Vicki Golden, 114
5.Sara Price, 87

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