Bench Racing Ammo: Career-Best FinishesTuesday, May 8, 2007 | 1:31 PM
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It’s only three days after the conclusion of the 2007 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross season, and we’re already reminiscing. Not only was it a great season for Kawasaki in general, but it was a great season for a lot of individual riders, as we saw plenty of career-best finishes throughout the series.
Another East Coaster got his career-best finishes—wins—this season. In fact, he got four of them, and we all know that rider is Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey, who has been very, very impressive thus far. He joins Damon Bradshaw as a rider who won his first-ever AMA Supercross race.
Boost Mobile/Yamaha of Troy’s Ryan Morais narrowly missed the championship, but looking on the bright side, he got his career-best finish at round two in St. Louis. Aside from that, he remained healthy the whole series, which is a first. His teammate, Matt Goerke, started the series with two consecutive career-best finishes—a third place in both Atlanta and St. Louis. PPG/Motoworldracing.com Yamaha’s Justin Brayton finished a career best fifth-place in Indianapolis, and most recently, SoBe No Fear/Samsung Mobile Honda’s Jake Weimer finished a career-best second in one of the most important Lites class races of year in Vegas.
Beyond that, I’m sure there are a ton more career-best finishes, like Tamer Kawasaki’s Jacob Marsack, who was making AMA SX main events on a regular basis, but there’s no way we can cover them all. Now it’s time to look forward to some career-best finishes in the AMA Toyota Motocross Nationals! Here’s betting both Dungey and Townley make that happen soon.
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