Bench Racing Ammo: Another Clutch Team USA WinFriday, September 23, 2011 | 3:00 PM
2009 Motocross of Nations
Moto 2: Italy 19 points, USA 14 points (after drop)
Italy scores a 2 with David Phillippaerts, Davide Guarneri takes 37 (dropped). Team USA scores 3 with Ivan Tedesco and 25 with Jake Weimer (dropped).
Moto 3: USA 22, Italy 59
Italy scores 3 from Phillippaerts and a DNF from Cairoli. USA takes a 1 from Dungey and a 7 from Tedesco
Italy trailed by five heading into the final moto, but they had their big guns in Cairoli and Phillppaerts, who had beaten their American counterparts of Dungey and Tedesco in their first motos. But Cairoli was taken out in a first turn crash, and Dungey pulled through to a moto win.
Dungey put in a clutch ride to win the third moto in 2009 to secure the victory for Team USA.
Photo: Ray Archer
2010 Motocross of Nations
Moto 3: USA 22, Germany 55
USA goes 1-2 with Dungey and Short, Germany gets a 16 and a DNF from Shiffer and Nagl.
Gemany led heading into the final moto, with big thanks to Ken Rozen’s amazing rides in MX2. But their hopes are dashed when Max Nagl—second in the MX1 GP ranks for the season—has trouble with a pair of hard crashes. Meanwhile Dungey pulls through again with Short right behind for a Team USA 1-2 finish.
Team USA rallied in the third moto to defeat Germany in 2010.
Photo: Simon Cudby
2011 Motocross of Nations
The home team leads heading into the last moto, and Pourcel helps the cause by making an early pass on Dungey. Then his tire comes off the rim, forcing him into a DNF. Once again, Team USA pulls through, with Villopoto leading Dungey home for a 1-2 finish, just like last year in Colorado.
Over the last three years, Team USA has third moto scores of 1-3-1-2-1-2, and their closest competitors coming into the moto have finishes of 3-DNF-16-DNF-8-DNF.
Team USA once again fought off a third moto defecit to defeat France in 2011.
Photo: Ray Archer
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