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    Well, we won't have Ryan Dungey to kick around anymore. He's done. Prolly 'cause Tomac, Roczen, and Musquin were lining up to kick that ass!

    Seriously hate to see him go. He was a great face for the sport .... and he's got a smoking hot wife

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    “It’s hard to believe that this day has come but after a lot of thinking and praying over the last several months, today I announce my retirement from racing professional Supercross and Motocross,” said Dungey. “The reality is that our sport is tough, the seasons are long and it takes a huge amount of sacrifice, hard work and discipline to stay on top. Physically I feel that I’m in the best shape of my life, race craft-wise I’m in the best shape of my life and I have the equipment to win, there’s no doubt about that. However, this year I have struggled mentally.

    “I have always raced because I love it and want so badly to win, but this season was just different for me. Getting my head into the game each week just wasn’t the same and lining up and being able to focus like I always had in the past was just different. I never thought I would get to a place where I had to talk myself into starting a race but that’s how it was for me – and the truth is that bothers me a lot.
    “I love racing and I love our sport but I just feel it in my heart that I am ready to step away now – happy, healthy and feeling totally blessed. I’ve accomplished everything that I set out to do and so much more. Although I’m taking a step back from racing, I still plan to be involved in the sport and continue to try to make it better in any way that I can. This sport has blessed me beyond belief and I’ll forever be grateful for the memories I’ve made and friendships I’ve developed along the way. As this chapter of my life comes to a close, I’m excited to see what the next chapter has in store for me.”
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    Guess the "Diesel" ran out of fuel Doggy
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    Having more money doesn't make you happier.
    I have 50 million dollars, but I'm just as happy as when I had 48 million.

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    Quote Originally Posted by streettracker View Post
    Guess the "Diesel" ran out of fuel Doggy
    After conquering what most 25 supercross/motocross racers combined can only dream about.

    2009 AMA West Coast SX Lites Champion
    2009 AMA 250 Motocross Champion
    2009 Motocross des Nations Champion
    2010 AMA Supercross 450 Champion (Rookie Season)
    2010 AMA 450 Motocross Champion (Rookie Season)
    2010 Motocross des Nations Champion (Team USA)
    2011 Motocross des Nations Champion (Team USA)
    2012 AMA 450 Motocross Champion
    2015 AMA Supercross 450 Champion
    2015 AMA 450 Motocross Champion
    2016 AMA Supercross 450 Champion
    2017 AMA Supercross 450 Champion

    2015 ESPY Award for Best Male Action Sports Athlete
    2016 First Motocross Rider on Wheaties Box
    2016 ESPY Award for Best Male Action Sports Athlete

    Total Career AMA Wins
    12 in 250 Supercross Class
    34 in 450 Supercross Class 6-2010 1-2011 4-2012 2-2013 1-2014 8-2015 9-2016 3-2017 (6th all-time)
    7 in Motocross 250 Class 3-2008 4-2009
    39 in Motocross 450 Class 10-2010 4-2011 10-2012 3-2013 4-2014 7-2015 1-2016 (2nd all-time 450s3rd All Time Motocross Wins)
    80 AMA total wins (4th all-time) 3-2008 4-2009 16-2010 5-2011 14-2012 5-2013 5-2014 15-2015 10-2016 3-2017
    (Supercross 125/250 Lites class wins are regional and excluded from total wins)

    All-Time SX Podium Percentage (the percentage of time a rider made the podium when he started a main event)
    1- Chad Reed 80%
    2- Ricky Carmichael 75%
    3- James Stewart 74%
    4- Ryan Dungey 71%
    5- Jean Michel Bayle 69%
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogXR View Post
    2016 First Motocross Rider on Wheaties Box
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    Ummm, you forgot Smokin' Hot Wife

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    His overall stats in the grand scheme are pretty impressive too;
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    450 (250) Championships
    Showtime 7
    RC 5
    Dungey and RV at 4

    250 (125) Championships
    Everyone who has won this has won 2! (Dungey None)

    450 Wins
    Showtime 72
    Bubba 50
    RC 48
    Reedy 44
    RV 41
    Dungey 34

    250 Wins
    Bubba 18
    RAMSEY 15
    Showtime 15
    then with 12 each; RC (the GOAT), Dungey, my man Windham, Fonseca, Damon Huffman, Brian Swink, Pourcel, and ELI

    Outdoor aka MOTOCROSS
    450 Championships
    RC 7
    And then a big tie with 3 each; Dungey, Stanton, RJ, Tony D, and Gary Jones

    250 Championships
    Top of the pack with 3 each; RV, RC, The Bomber and The Golden Boy
    Dungey has 1

    450 Overall wins
    RC with 76
    Dungey 39
    Hurricane 27

    250 overall Dungey is pretty far down the list at 7 (Bubba has 28 and RC 26)

    So where does this put him in the Overall of AMA Champs - I'd have to say if you assign a point value to Championships Wins etc. it can go a few different ways.
    If we look at straight up Championships and Wins;
    Most Championships - RC with 15, Showtime with 10, RV with 9, Dungey 8, and Bubba with 7
    Most Wins (overalls, not heats) - RC WITH 162, Bubba with 116, Showtime with 102, Dungey with 92, and RV with 83 (Unlike Dog's source I include the 125 east/west, they're still a big part of it and interestingly enough, the order stays the same)
    I'd say RC is called the GOAT for a reason. Then I'd have to go with Showtime followed by RV, Dungey, and Bubba (I give a little more weight to Championships over wins)

    I think in anyone's book, he has to be top 5 for sure

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    Great info, Street, thanks. I love that you got in Tony Distefano, the Flying' Hawaiian Desoto, Stanton, and Gary Jones .... what, no David Bailey?

    Anywhoooo, I noticed something you forgot .... his Smoking Hot Wife Championship

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    Quote Originally Posted by magoo View Post
    Anywhoooo, I noticed something you forgot .... his Smoking Hot Wife Championship
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    Quote Originally Posted by magoo View Post
    Ummm, you forgot Smokin' Hot Wife

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    These pictures are much better than the one in your first post.
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    Where does Dungey fit all-time in the sport?

    Ricky Carmichael: One of the greats for sure. All-time, I rank him Top 4 because of the titles he's earned… that's what this sport is based on.

    Jeff Emig: Statistics alone put him as one of the top-five greatest of all time. His consistency is something that wasn't always appreciated, but now that we're at the end, you look back on it and his way of going about his career is something to admire and aspire to.

    Ralph Sheheen: Ryan came into this sport as a bit of a surprise. He was not on the radar for most team managers when he was an amateur. But, Roger Decoster saw something in him and, boy, was he right when it came to judging Ryan's talent. He exits the sport statistically as one of the greatest of all time. He is in rarefied air as one of only four riders to have won the prestigious Supercross championship four times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MadDogXR View Post
    Where does Dungey fit all-time in the sport?

    Ricky Carmichael: One of the greats for sure. All-time, I rank him Top 4 because of the titles he's earned… that's what this sport is based on.

    Jeff Emig: Statistics alone put him as one of the top-five greatest of all time. His consistency is something that wasn't always appreciated, but now that we're at the end, you look back on it and his way of going about his career is something to admire and aspire to.

    Ralph Sheheen: Ryan came into this sport as a bit of a surprise. He was not on the radar for most team managers when he was an amateur. But, Roger Decoster saw something in him and, boy, was he right when it came to judging Ryan's talent. He exits the sport statistically as one of the greatest of all time. He is in rarefied air as one of only four riders to have won the prestigious Supercross championship four times.
    So, basically all them dudes agree with me - Its because they consulted with me first if I recall ......
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    Combined SX/MX wins...

    #1 RC4 (48 SX + 76 MX =124)
    #2 McGrath (72 SX + 15 MX=87)
    #3 Dungey (34 SX + 39 MX =73)
    #4 Bubba (50 SX + 20 MX= 70)
    #5 Reed (44 SX + 10 MX= 54)
    #5 Hannah (27 SX + 27 MX=54) Tied w/Reed
    #7 RV2 (41 SX + 12 MX=53)
    #8 RJ (28 SX + 22 MX=50)
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    Further evidence

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    It's better to go out on top, ALWAYS !!! Interweb estimates he's worth $8 mil net, so why kill himself trying to prove himself over and over... If I had 8 mil, I wouldn't be going to work tomorrow, especially being 2 1/2 times his age. Imagine he wants to spend more time with the Hot Wife, that's a given, I'm sure.... Was a Villopoto fan, until he left, and then on to Dungey. Don't know who I'll holler for next year. Only time will tell. tp

    Can you imagine working and learning from Rodger as he did? Bet he learned something new every time they met. tp

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    Quote Originally Posted by magoo View Post
    Further evidence

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    Dungey looks like Anything other than a Pro Motorcycle racer there!
    can you say Wall Street GQ?
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