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Pirelli Tire's Cooper Earns Best Finish of the Summer at Southwick Stop of Toyota AMA Motocross Championship Out of Retirement Dowd Picks Up 6th in the Sand Rome, Ga. - After an amazing 11 races on the Toyota AMA Motocross Championship...

Pirelli Tire's Cooper Earns Best Finish of the Summer at Southwick Stop of Toyota AMA Motocross Championship
Out of Retirement Dowd Picks Up 6th in the Sand

Rome, Ga. - After an amazing 11 races on the Toyota AMA Motocross Championship circuit, rookie Cody Cooper rode his Pirelli Scorpion MX tires to a season-best second place finish at Motocross 338 in Southwick, Mass. Class veteran, John Dowd, a local to the Southwick confines, finished sixth overall on Pirelli tires. Jeff Alessi continued his consistent streak finishing seventh overall.

"We are extremely proud of Cody," said Josh Whitmire, Pirelli's MX Manager. "He's had an incredible season this summer, and he raised the bar this weekend with his second-place finish. The final round of the season takes place this weekend at Steel City, and we look forward to him having another great race."

Earlier this summer Cooper scored his first podium finish of the season at Unadilla Valley Sports Center, finishing third overall with 5-2 results. This summer he has finished within the top 10 at eight races and currently sits fifth in series points standings.

Dowd, who has not raced on the Toyota AMA Motocross Championship circuit this summer, finished 9-5 on the day. Alessi, who is a privateer for the Moto XXX Honda team, earned his eighth top-10 finish of the summer with 8-8 results.

"It's pretty amazing what John did in the sand at Southwick," said Whitmire. "It was his only race of the summer, and he finished seventh, which is a testament to his sand skills."

-credit: pirelli

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