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VIDEO: The Dream

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The Dream
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Length: 09:58:35
Aired: 12/17/2012

Ryan Dungey took the 450-class by storm this year, but the road to getting there was not an easy one. The path paved by many of Motocross's historical figures like Ricky Carmichael began at Loretta's Lynn's racetrack where the often won multiple amateur championships. Not the fastest rider of his age, but perhaps more determined than the rest, Ryan Dungey took a different path. With only one Loretta Lynn Championship under his belt, Ryan spent a year knocking persistently at Roger Decoster's door until he was given an opportunity to ride alongside Ricky Carmichael on Suzuki's practice racetrack. After watching Dungey turn sharp corners on the track, Roger Decoster took him under his wing and signed him to Suzuki, where they would go on to win four Championships under the guidance of Decoster and mechanic Ian Harrison. But in 2010, after winning the Outdoor Championship, Decoster informed Dungey that he would be moving from Factory Suzuki to KTM. KTM was one of the few companies expanding their race budget and Decoster spent much of 2011 perfecting their equipment in the hopes of attracting Dungey. And in 2012, Ryan Dungey followed his mentor to KTM, a move that was risky given that KTM had never won a championship. Backed by the support of this family and armed with immense determination, Ryan Dungey and the KTM Team set out to prove that with the right people and strong company backing, championships can be won despite all odds. Winning, however, only makes Ryan more aware of how much work it takes to stay on top, and his successes push him to work harder in order to be greater. Urged by his parents to remain focused amidst the chaos of winning, and inspired by his grandmother to live life to its fullest, Ryan organizes a 60-mile bike ride near his hometown to support St. Jude's Children's Hospital to help kids fighting a cancer-the same disease that took his grandmother away from him too soon. Winning one Championship is not a rest stop for Ryan Dungey; he will always push himself to be better, go further, and reach beyond expectation because settling in a place of complacency leaves no room to dream. watch

VIDEO: Our Future

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Our Future
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Length: 08:58:48
Aired: 12/10/2012

In this adrenaline rush of an episode, the 250-class title hunt of 2012 was a head-to-head battle between Eli Tomac, Blake Baggett, Dean Wilson, Justin Barcia, Marvin Musquin, and Ken Roczen. The work they put in during the week all converge come race day where, regardless of circumstance, they all find themselves on the same starting line. Having only won three Moto's between 2010 and 2011, Justin Barcia invested a lot of his own money in building a track in Florida where he could practice. This proved to be fruitful, landing Barcia on the podium enough times to put him within 14 points of Baggett at the second to last race of the year in Steel City. New to the American Pro Series, Ken Roczen is this year's biggest question mark. Holding the record as the youngest ever GP winner, many believed that Ken would follow in the footsteps of the some of the greatest riders in Europe. But the American Outdoor series presents challenges unlike anything found abroad. Marvin Musquin, a fellow European transplant is in his second year racing in the United States and can attest to the difficulties of riding as an unknown in a new country with little support. The intense heat and grueling outdoor tracks push the limits of physical fitness, and if the Europeans are going to dominate the American market they will have to adapt quickly or face going home disappointed. Even for those raised in the United States, battling heat exhaustion on the tracks proves to be challenging. But no team is better equipped to breed champions than Mitch Payton's Pro Circuit Team, which has won the number plate every year for the past eight years. With the pressure of the past weighing on him, Blake Baggett will fight to the bitter end to clench the title for Pro Circuit once again and take home the Championship. watch

VIDEO: Fill the Void

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Fill the Void
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Length: 09:56:30
Aired: 12/3/2012

Four of motocross's top riders were injured this year. In a sport whose currency is the spectacle of a battle, who will step up to challenge Ryan Dungey and give the fans a show? On the other side of the business, MX sports director of operations, Davey Combs, describes the challenges of promoting a series whose main attractions are gone. After James Stewart is injured at Colorado, the pressure is on for Jake Weimer, Mike Alessi, Broc Tickle, and Andrew Short to race for the podium. Andrew Short won a Supercross this past year, and Larry Brooks, his team manager, believes it is his time. Brooks believes that industry colleagues have been trying to push him out, but he refuses to quit. He has barely been able to keep the race team financially afloat, and he responds to the greed he sees by devoting everything he has to Short's success. The gamble pays off, and Shorty and Brooks land on the podium at Colorado. At Highpoint the next weekend, apart from Ryan Dungey, Jake Weimer is the only factory rider left. His mechanic is not happy unless they beat the satellite team riders like Alessi and Short, but Jake is unable to take Alessi down in the race.Broc Tickle shows up as a podium contender at Budd's Creek. His team manager Mitch Payton was extremely disappointed in Tickle during Supercross. But Tickle used the outdoor season to put Payton's instruction to use and begin racing for podiums. Tickle passes Alessi, Weimer and Short at Budd's Creek to take second overall.Mike Genova, Alessi's team owner, is trying to teach his riders to stop giving away free advertising. He has his team race Suzuki bikes, but will not use a Suzuki logo or yellow color on the bikes because Suzuki refused to support him. Genova also decided to support the relationship of Mike Alessi and Mike's father, Tony. It's an unprecedented decision, and one that proves successful as Alessi is the only rider to beat Dungey all season. Ultimately, Dungey has raced away with the Championship. Mike Alessi solidifies him spot as the second-place rider, and Weimer is left to battle Short and Tickle for third in the championship. Alessi, Tickle and Weimer all sign new contracts that solidify their futures, and MX sports director of operations Davey Combs lays out his plan to improve the direction of outdoor motocross. watch

Videos

2011 AMA Motocross Preview - 450 Class
SX Exposed - Ricky Carmichael – Video Clip | Spike
SX Exposed: Ricky Carmichael's 'The Reign Maker' - Teaser – Video Clip | Spike
SX Exposed - DVD Intro. – Video Clip | Spike

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Year Title Description
2010 Moto TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member
2009 Last Call With Carson Daly: Episode
Season 8, Episode 94
Episode, Guest
2005 MTV Cribs: Episode
Season 11, Episode 10
Episode, Guest

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