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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After a five-year hiatus, the infamous Supercross Montreal returned to “le belle province”. Hosted inside one of the city’s most prized landmarks, the Olympic Stadium transforms the former baseball field into a supercross track inviting 15,000+ fans in. Almost thirty-six years since the Montreal Expos played their final MLB game at the stadium, the monumental building is still rich with heritage and impressive to be racing in. Among the international field of riders competing, the Fox Moto team had the GDR Honda squad of Dylan Wright & Colton Facciotti, former AMA SX winner Josh Hill, and Canadian FMX rider Kyle Demelo.
Dylan Wright #12 – MX2:
With minimal Supercross experience, Dylan Wright put in work post-motocross season in preparation for the Montreal race. Qualifying struggles lingered with Dylan all day as he took two very hard crashes that left him bruised and slow moving, but he still managed to score well with a 4th place lap time. Dylan was aiming for podium finish to start the SX Tour season off, but unfortunately still feeling the effects of his earlier crashes, Wright went down on the opening lap of the MX2 main event and had to pull off from the race with a DNF.
Kyle Demelo - FMX:
Canadian Freestyle rider Kyle Demelo performed during the intermission of the races for the Montreal motorhead fans and put in shows that got people out of their seat. Rehabbing off several severe injuries, Kyle’s return to action in Montreal was the kick off to his 2018/2019 season that starts with the upcoming Nitro Circus tour.
Colton Facciotti #45 – MX1:
Fresh off his 5th Canadian Motocross Championship, Colton Facciotti had no time to waste before SX Season kicked off only weeks later. A former winner of the Montreal Supercross, Colton has sufficient SX skills to take a victory any year that he lines up. Qualifying in 6th amongst a heavy stack of international imports, Facciotti was aiming for a podium result to make it through the first round and remain in contention for the Triple Crown. Facciotti Finished the night with 5-10-9 Main Event scores, placing him just short of that in 7th overall.
Josh Hill #75 – MX1:
International rider and former AMA supercross race winner, Josh Hill made his second appearance in the 2018 Triple Crown Series, but this time to mix it up in the SX Tour. With top supercross results in his past, Hill’s racing has a more fun approach that keeps his riding entertaining to watch on the track. With the goal of a top 5 overall finish, Hill made it happen with 9-3-6 Main Event scores.
MX2 Race Results:
1st – Jess Pettis
2nd – Logan Karnow
3rd – Shawn Maffenbeier
4th – Tanner Ward
5th – Marco Cannella
16th – Dylan Wright
MX1 Race Results:
1st – Malcolm Stewart (1-1-1)
2nd – Colt Nichols (2-2-2)
3rd – Matt Goerke (4-5-3)
4th – Cole Thompson (3-9-4)
5th – Josh Hill (9-3-6)
7th – Colton Facciotti (5-10-9)
For complete results from the 2018 Rockstar Energy Triple Crown Series visit the below links:
Defending UCI World Champion, Loic Bruni, put on a magnificent performance to claim his 3rd UCI MTB DH World Champs title in Lenzerheide, Switzerland. In the closest of contests, Bruni edged out his nearest competitor by 0.2 seconds to take his 2nd consecutive World Champs title.