DUNGEY'S WILD RIDE
RYAN DUNGEY TALKS ABOUT HIS (ALMOST NOT SO) ANAHEIM III WIN.
STORY AND PHOTOGRAPHY BY
yan Dungey came within
a whisker of not even
making the main event at
Anaheim III, but when it was all
over, he was the man standing on
the top step of the podium. For
Dungey, it was a wild and crazy
ride to the top, and it all started
with that "sinking" feeling he got
just moments before the gate
dropped in his heat race. That's
when his bike's air shock started
"As I was revving the bike, it
was getting lower and lower,"
Dungey said. "I put my head
down when the 30-second board
went up, gave it gas and it started
getting [even] lower."
The pack took off without him,
though Dungey's racer instinct