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Oklahoma’s Justin Bogle (#49) and Colorado’s Eli Tomac (#17) battled early on in the 250 class at Millville, Minnesota, (Ryan Dungey’s home track). Eli took the win (his third for the year). Photo by Mike Sweeney Inspired Racing At the previous stop in Unadilla, Dungey showed his mettle with an inspired ride on one of the roughest and toughest courses of the year thus far. The Minnesotan fought his way through the pack to take the win in moto one, and backed it up with This years biggest surprise at the Lucas Oil Motocross Nationals has been the sea- soned riding of Mike Alessi. Mike not only gets the holeshot, he keeps it and is able to battle with series champ, Ryan Dung- ey, along the way. Photo by Mark Hector Justin Barcia (#20) has mixed it up with his Geico Honda teammate Eli Tomac all season long. Check out the background and you can see points leader Blake Baggett just starting to crash. Even with spills Baggett continues to lead the se- ries with enough top placings to stay up front. Photo by Mark Hector a dominating display of rid‑ ing skill that left little doubt who is the fastest rider on the track in American motocross today. It has been a historic season for KTM and Dungey, and has helped to show how competitive the brand has be‑ come in American motocross racing. No small amount of credit also goes to Team KTM’s Roger DeCoster, for his sage advice and attention to detail, that has helped Dungey and the marque to become the dominant player in the field. Also, Moto Concept/FMF/ Suzuki mounted Mike Alessi has shown how much faster and consistent he has become this season. Alessi has a solid lock on the second spot in the series, as he heads into the final two rounds at Steel City and Lake Elsinore. Mike continues to get hole‑ shots aboard his Moto Con‑ cepts Suzuki, but now stays up front the entire race, and is www.dirtillustrated.com