The Moto: Inside The Outdoors

Season 3 Episode 1

Hangtown National

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Sep 12, 2011 on Fuel TV
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Hangtown National
As the outdoors season gets under way and riders head to Sacramento for the first race, KTM 450 class rider, Mike Alessi, is looking to break his disappointing 2-season injury streak. After putting in impressive practice times and, with his father back on board, Alessi suffers a bad crash and a concussion that has him sitting out the first two races, dashing his hopes for a championship before the season even starts. The drama unfolds with the senior Alessi explaining the hard truth to his son, begging the question, “who’s more upset about the devastating crash… and why?” Last season’s champ in the 450 class, Team Suzuki’s Ryan Dungee, is looking to repeat his performance with a new crew and team leader, after losing mentor, Roger DuCoster, to Alessi and team KTM. After losing to rivals, Chad Reed and Ryan Villopoto in supercross, Dungee battles hard in Sacramento, winning the first moto and placing second in the second moto, only to lose the race to Reed, who won the second and took second to Dungee in the first. The veteran and first time team owner, Reed, is off to a great start, silencing the ney sayers and skeptics with his win. After a short season last year, Chad Reed already has fans wondering if the title will change hands again, or, with Alessi out of the way, will Ryan Dungee dominate again.moreless

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