VP'S M8-1 CONTRIBUTES TO TEAM USA WIN AT MOTOCROSS OF NATIONS
LAKEWOOD, CO (SEPTEMBER 27, 2010) The United States loves its motocross and it was evident this past weekend at the Thunder Valley Motocross Park located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. U.S. riders like Ryan Dungey, Trey Canard and Andrew Short took to the track and ended the weekend on the podium at the 2010 FIM Red Bull Motocross of Nations.
The talented, young U.S. athletes sporting their red, white and blue jerseys outperformed 19 other competing countries. Andrew Short, using M8-1 and riding for Factory Honda, took 2nd in the final moto and 1st in the MX3 class, sealing the win for Team USA.
The competition was on the line during the last of three finals. Dungey snatched the #1 spot against 40 other competitors, fighting off Belgium and Germany while bringing the USA's Chamberlain Cup trophy numbers to six.
"Ryan just killed it (Sunday)," Canard said. "It was amazing to watch."
Dungey, who is a seasoned vet riding this series for the U.S., was indeed behind the overall success of the team by finishing first in both of his events (each competitor races in two of the three finals). This was a similar situation for Dungey at the 2009 finals in Italy.
"It was a lot of effort and a lot of hard work," said Dungey, a four-time AMA champion since turning pro in 2006. "Our team had to get together and make a game plan, and it seemed like we all worked together, which helped a lot. I thought it was pretty good here," Dungey said. "They did a fantastic job with the track layout, and the fans were awesome."
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