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A SALUTE TO RYAN DUNGEY AS HE RETIRES FROM PROFESSIONAL RACING

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ryan DungeyRyan Dungey.

Ryan Dungey, 27 years old, has already won every title in the sport of Motocross. His dominance began in 2009 when he won both the 250 West Supercross Championship and the 250 National Motocross Championship. He followed that with a stellar 2010 campaign, stepping up to the 450 class and winning the AMA Supercross Championship and 450 National Motocross Championship in his rookie 450 season. Ryan then lead Team USA to victory in the 2010 Motocross Des Nations.

Ryan DungeyRyan and mechanic Carlos Rivera.

Before the start of the 2012 season, Ryan made the decision to reunite with his mentor Roger DeCoster on the Red Bull / KTM Factory team. The relationship has been incredibly successful, taking only two races for KTM to bring home its first-ever Supercross victory. Ryan also reeled off 10 consecutive victories during the 2012 Motocross season and won the AMA 450 National Motocross title.

Since then Ryan has since finished in the top 3 overall of each Supercross and Motocross season. 2015 was an outstanding year for Ryan as he secured both the 2015 AMA Supercross and 2015 AMA National Motocross Championships. Entering the 2016 season at the peak of the sport, Ryan won the 2016 AMA Supercross Championship once again. He carried that spirit into 2017, most recently winning the 2017 AMA Supercross Champion title (his fourth and third in a row). Ryan won the ESPY for Best Male Action Sports Athlete in both 2015 and 2016.

ryan dungeyRyan and mentor Roger DeCoster.

Off the track, Ryan has done a lot of community work, most notably partnering with St. Jude to create the St. Jude Ride & 5k Run featuring Ryan Dungey and Friends.

RYAN DUNGEY’S CAREER HIGHTLIGHTS 2009 AMA 250 West SX Champion…Ryan Dungey (Suz) 2009 AMA 250 National Champion…Ryan Dungey (Suz) 2010 AMA 450 National Champion…Ryan Dungey (Suz) 2010 AMA Supercross Champion…Ryan Dungey (Suz) 2012 AMA 450 National Champion…Ryan Dungey (KTM) 2015 AMA 450 National Champion…Ryan Dungey (KTM) 2015 AMA Supercross Champion…Ryan Dungey (KTM) 2016 AMA Supercross Champion…Ryan Dungey (KTM) 2017 AMA Supercross Champion…Ryan Dungey (KTM) 450 AMA National wins…39 450 AMA Supercross wins…41 Total AMA National/Supercross wins…80 AMA Rookie of the year…2007

Motocross des Nations winner…2009-2010-2011

Photos by Brian Converse

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