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AMA Motocross Unadilla Results

Saturday, August 15, 2009
Chad Reed - Team Rockstar Suzuki
Chad Reed extended his championship lead with a sweep at Unadilla.
Chad Reed strengthened his stranglehold on the 450 Pro Motocross Championship with a perfect outing at Unadilla. The famed track was celebrating its 40th anniversary while the Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider purged the premier class and extended his lead over Red Bull Honda’s Andrew Short by a margin of 82. Short was second on the day with 5-2 moto scores. The CRF450R rider was looking to win the final outing but the Australian had an easy time working methodically around Justin Brayton and early-leading Short. The Texas resident would hold on for the remainder of the race and his moto tally was good enough to best the other Australian Rockstar Makita Suzuki rider, Michael Byrne, who locked up the final overall podium position with a 4-3 score.

"I've been working hard to get back to 100-percent healthy," said Reed after securing his fourth win of the season. "I had some excuses earlier in the year and I feel they were legit. This is a product of all the help and support I've received from my doctor, my wife and everyone at the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team. I've always struggled here, but today I was excited. I had a lot of confidence coming in and this is the best opportunity I've had here."

South Africa’s Gareth Swanepoel scored sixth overall with 7-6 moto scores. The Kawasaki rider is on vacation from the World Motocross Championships in Europe to try his hand at American racing. Monster Kawasaki’s Tim Ferry is back in action and finished 11-7 for 10th on the day. Noticeably absent was JGR Yamaha’s Josh Grant who broke both his ankles at X Games 15. He slipped to fourth in the standings, which will only continue as he misses the remaining three rounds.

450 Results:
Josh Grant - AMA Motocross 450 Washougal  Washington
The 450 class dynamics have changed again with Josh Grant out of the picture.
1. Chad Reed, Suzuki (1-1)
2. Andrew Short, Honda (5-2)
3. Michael Byrne, Suzuki (4-3)
4. Justin Brayton, KTM (8-4)
5. Davi Millsaps, Honda (3-11)
6. Gareth Swanepoel, Kawasaki (7-6)
7. Ivan Tedesco, Honda (6-8)
8. Kyle Regal, Yamaha (10-5)
9. Tommy Hahn, Kawasaki (2-16)
10. Timmy Ferry, Kawasaki (11-7)

450 Overall Points Standings:
1. Chad Reed, Suzuki, 387
2. Andrew Short, Honda, 305
3. Ivan Tedesco, Honda, 286
4. Josh Grant, Yamaha, 272
5. Michael Byrne, Suzuki, 245
6. Thomas Hahn, Kawasaki, 198
7. Justin Brayton, KTM, 183
8. Nick Wey, Yamaha, 163
9. Cody Cooper, Yamaha, 161
10. Mike Alessi, Suzuki, 142

250 Class

Christophe Pourcel - AMA Motocross 250 Washougal  Washington
Christophe Pourcel has reclaimed the 250 class lead with a perfect run in New York.
Christophe Pourcel finally shook himself out of the slump he was in with a sweep of the 250 class. The Monster Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider pulled back out to the championship lead which he was formerly sharing with Rockstar Makita Suzuki rival, Ryan Dungey. Suzuki’s title hope could only muster 2-2 finishes followed by Jake Weimer (3-3) and Brett Metcalfe (4-4).

"I just felt really good on the track," said Pourcel. "I was ready for my day and today was my day. I found good speed and lines on the track and it worked. Today (the track) was worse than usual. It was really bumpy and rough but I like when it's like that. There are lots of choices for lines which is good."

Pourcel leads the Belle Plaine, MN rider by six points as we enter the final quarter of the series. Metcalfeis nearly 100 points back in third, but Tommy Searle and Weimer are close enough to shake up the top-five order. The Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship moves on to Round 10 next week in Mechanicsville, MD. Watch it live on NBC at 4 p.m. ET.

250 Results:
1. Christophe Pourcel, Kawasaki (1-1)
2. Ryan Dungey, Suzuki (2-2)
3. Jake Weimer, Kawasaki (3-3)
4. Brett Metcalfe, Honda (4-4)
5. Broc Tickle, Yamaha (9-5)
6. Kyle Cunningham, Kawasaki (6-8)
7. Tommy Searle, KTM (10-7)
8. Justin Barcia, Honda (7-10)
9. Matt Lemoine, Yamaha (14-9)
10. PJ Larsen, Kawasaki (13-11)

250 Overall Points Standings:
1. Christophe Pourcel, Kawasaki, 387
2. Ryan Dungey, Suzuki, 381
3. Brett Metcalfe, Honda, 287
4. Tommy Searle, KTM, 268
5. Jake Weimer, Kawasaki, 255
6. Justin Barcia, Honda, 235
7. Broc Tickle, Yamaha, 227
8. Blake Wharton, Honda, 214
9. Tyla Rattray, Kawasaki, 175
10. Kyle Cunningham, Kawasaki, 162


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AMA Motocross Rider Bios
Jake Weimer Bio
Jake Weimer was one of the more underrated 250 riders before nailing down the West Coast SX Championship in 2010. For 2012, he'll aim to recover from a difficult season plagued by injury.
Kyle Regal Bio
Based out of Kemp, Texas, Kyle Regal is a former rookie who skipped the Loretta Lynn’s amateur nationals in favor of turning pro during the 2009 season.
Justin Barcia Bio
Justin Barcia is one of the most highly touted amateurs to come from American motocross breeding grounds. His recent showing in the premier class has proven he's a real contender.

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Comments
ryno40 -Reeds handout  August 20, 2009 04:13 PM
you know if these other riders could stay on their bikes, then maybe they could win a title. but that is obviously not the case. Anyone who knows anything about winning titles nows that consistancy is the key, you got to be there every week and reed is. Every one knows that james is the fastest man on the planet on a dirt bike(even the GOAT knows) but until he found some consistancy, he was just a brides maid. Give Chad some respect because he damn sure deserves it.

sharpie31 - TIM B IS DEAD SET WANKER  August 18, 2009 11:52 PM
hey tim whats your excuse!i dont see your name in any of the results,or are you one of those,ARMCHAIR WANKERS.Chad and the entire field are not a pack of has been,s,i like too see you run with the boys so we could heap CRAP on your performance every week,with three aussie,s in the top fiveCHAD,BYRNER and METTY in the 250,s GGGGOOOOO BOY,S
Tony from aussie -No respect  August 17, 2009 08:33 PM
If you new anything about Reed he has never been handed anything and never takes anything for granted typical aussie mate..your comment could be said for stewart too,with ricky gone lets not forget there are still a tonne of great riders in the states that deserve credit for there efforts you gota be in it for the whole season to win championships, you want to talk about handouts.. well james has had the best gear and factory support and coaching since he rode 80`s. Mate until we see ur name on the gate as a privateer show some respect not only for chad who is a long way from home and family, but also your fellow yanks that give the winners a chance to have such great careers all riders are respected in aussie if they win there good enough..dont knock a mans shoes idot until you walked in them.
DeezNutz -Kudos  August 17, 2009 03:32 PM
Great coverage, gang. MCUSA is becoming the only site I have to visit lately! You guys have it all.
Tim B -Chad Reed  August 17, 2009 09:17 AM
"I had some excuses earlier in the year and I feel they were legit." Chad is great at making excuses. He's running alone in a pack of has beens and never will bes and he still can't dominate! Another one has been handed to you, Chad. You sure haven't earned it.