But has anyone considered the idea that Ryan Dungey is having a Ricky Carmichael-in ’97-type tour? The precocious teenager threw away three shots at winning and won four other races. That’s just like Ricky as a rookie. And while RC lost the East-West Shootout (Windham had his number that night), Dungey looked fast and confident from start to finish.
While the 450 class looks absolutely over, the Lites might just be the story of summer, and Dungey has positioned himself nicely with what he’s learned (and lost) in supercross. If it turns out like ’97, Roger DeCoster will be The Happy Man.