The hot rumor flowing through the pits at Anaheim 1 last night was that Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s Ryan Dungey was furious upon finding out that his new clothing sponsor, One Industries, had recently signed his nemesis, Jason Lawrence of the Boost Mobile/am/pm/Monster Energy/Troy Racing team.
Several witnesses spotted Dungey throwing a pair of pants out of the Rockstar Makita Suzuki semi, and this no doubt added fuel to the rumor.
Before the start of the evening’s festivities, we inquired about the rumors with Ryan’s mother, who explained the situation. “Oh, that’s not it at all. While Ryan is upset that Lawrence was signed, the incident with the pants was over them being the wrong size. Ryan wears a size 30, and he was delivered all size 32 pants,” said Mrs. Dungey.
Further investigation in the form of a conversation with One Industries’ Danny Dobey confirmed this.
A call to Dungey’s agent, Tony Gardea, this morning revealed that the rumors about Dungey being so upset that he plans to sever ties with One Industries are just that: rumors.
“That is completely untrue,” said Gardea. “Naturally, Ryan is upset that Lawrence was signed, especially since one of the reasons he left Answer to ride for One was that he was to be the only top-level athlete. But for now, it is just that: a bad rumor.”