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’04 Supercross preview

Published October 21st, 2003





Who’s going to step up and take the championship???





Listen to Supercross champs Jeff Emig & Rick Johnson preview the season. They talk about RC, Reed, Windham, Vuillemin, Langston, Lusk, Wey, Hamblin, LaRocco, Stewart, Jesseman, McGrath, and more! It’s 7.9 megs to download, and 18 minutes in length





Honda: Ricky Carmichael, Ernesto Fonseca, Nate Ramsey



Yamaha: Chad Reed, David Vuillemin, Tim Ferry



Team Chevy Trucks Kawasaki: James Stewart, Michael Byrne, Paul Carpenter



Suzuki: Sean Hamblin, Nick Wey, Branden Jesseman, Brian Gray, Davi Millsaps, Broc Hepler, Seb Tortelli



KTM Red Bull: Grant Langston, Ryan Hughes (motocross only), Joaquim Rodrigues, Josh Woods, Brett Metcalfe, Casey Lytle



Boost Yamaha of Troy: Mike Brown, Danny Smith, Kelly Smith, Josh Hansen, Brock Sellards



Factory Connection/Honda: Mike LaRocco, Kevin Windham, Travis Preston, Chris Gosselaar, Ryan Mills, Billy Laninovich



Mach 1 Yamaha: Heath Voss, Ezra Lusk



Pro Circuit Kawasaki: Stephane Roncada, Eric Sorby, Matt Walker, Ivan Tedesco



Team Suzuki MotoworldRacing.com: Andrew Short, Steve Boniface, Daryl Hurley, Bobby Kiniry, Shae Bentley



Team ECC (Escondido Cycle Center): Mike Craig, Johnny Aubert, Derek Costella, Tucker Hibbert, Evan Laughridge, and helping Tyler Evans



Team MotoXXX: Kyle Lewis, Larry Ward, Tim Weigand, Damon Huffman



Motosports Outlet/MSR/White Brothers Honda: J. S. Roy, Craig Anderson, Tiger Lacey, Justin Buckelew, Sean Collier



Subway/Service Honda: Jason Thomas, Joe Oehlhof, Clark Stiles



Lamson Racing: Steve Lamson



Powerhouse Yamaha: Vincent Blair, Daniel Blair



Gomez Racing/TeamVRM.com: Johnny Marley, Billy Payne



Williams Bros. Racing/O’Neal/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki: Troy Adams, Richie Owens



If your team is not listed here, please e-mail your press release & photos to Supercross.com at this e-mail address race@supercross.com



Who they are, what their numbers are

  • 3* Mike Brown, Johnson City, TN
  • 4* Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL
  • 5* Mike LaRocco, South Bend, IN
  • 6* Steve Lamson, Camino, CA
  • 7* Greg Albertyn, Coto De Caza, CA
  • 8* Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, CA
  • 10* Larry Ward, Florence, SC
  • 11* Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, GA
  • 12* David Vuillemin, Corona, CA
  • 14* Kevin Windham, Centreville, MS
  • 15* Tim Ferry, Largo, FL
  • 16* John Dowd, Ludlow, MA
  • 17* Robbie Reynard, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 18* Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, OH
  • 19* Doug Henry, Torrington, CT
  • 20* Damon Huffman, Canyon Country, CA
  • 21* Stephane Roncada, France
  • 22* Chad Reed, Australia
  • 23* Kyle Lewis, Henderson, NV
  • 24* Ernesto Fonseca, Canyon Lake, CA
  • 25* Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, CA
  • 26 Michael Byrne, Lake Elsinore, CA
  • 27* Nick Wey, Dewitt, MI
  • 28 Heath Voss, Mico, TX
  • 29 Ivan Tedesco, Lake Elsinore, CA
  • 30 Craig Anderson, Corona, CA
  • 31 Keith R Johnson, Albuquerque, NM
  • 32 Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, CO
  • 33 Kelly Smith, Ludington, MI
  • 34 Clark Stiles, Athens, AL
  • 35 Chris Gosselaar, Corona, CA
  • 36 Sean Hamblin, Sun City, CA
  • 37 Eric Sorby, Murrieta, CA
  • 38 Jason Thomas, Melrose, FL
  • 39 Michael Brandes, Aptos, CA
  • 40 Brett Metcalfe, Temecula, CA
  • 41 Brian Gray, St. Augustine, FL
  • 42 Steve Boniface, Temecula, CA
  • 43 Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, NM
  • 44 Ryan Mills, Clintondale, NY
  • 45 Joaquim Rodrigues, Temecula, CA
  • 46 Daryl Hurley, Riverside, CA
  • 47 Matthieu Lalloz, Corona, CA
  • 48 Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, NY
  • 49 Branden Jesseman, Fombell, PA
  • 50 Josh Woods, Flint, MI
  • 51 Josh Demuth, Haslet, TX
  • 52 Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, CA
  • 53 Robert Kiniry, Skaneateles, NY
  • 54 Steve Mertens, Sonoma, CA
  • 55 Casey Lytle, Saugus, CA
  • 56 Tim Weigand, Chatsworth, CA
  • 57 Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, CA
  • 58 Brian Mason, Nashville, IL
  • 59 Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, CA
  • 60 Danny Smith, Middleton, ID
  • 61 Broc Hepler, Kittanning, PA
  • 62 Troy Adams, Brooksville, FL
  • 63 Travis Preston, Hesperia, CA
  • 64 Keith S Johnson, Carver, MA
  • 65 James Povolny, Mendota Hts, MN
  • 66 Richie Owens, Wildomar, CA
  • 67 Damien Plotts, Millmont, PA
  • 68 Jean Sebastien Roy, PQ, Canada
  • 69 Joshua Hansen, Elbert, CO
  • 70 Bobby Bonds, Bakersfield, CA
  • 71 David Pingree, Temecula, CA
  • 72 Tony Lorusso, Rocky Hill, CT
  • 73 Evan Laughridge, San Jacinto, CA
  • 74 Erick Vallejo, Mexico
  • 75 Billy Laninovich, Escondido, CA
  • 76 Michael Treadwell, Enfield, CT
  • 77 Ted Campbell, Meridian, ID
  • 78 Kevin W Johnson, Albuquerque, NM
  • 79 Doug Dehaan, Ontario, Canada
  • 80 Josh Summey, Stanley, NC
  • 81 Marco Dube, PQ, Canada
  • 82 Craig Decker, Lake Elsinore, CA
  • 83 Michael Blose, Phoenix, AZ
  • 84 Tyson Hadsell, Hudson, FL
  • 85 Jeremias Israel, Laguna Beach, CA
  • 86 Ty Wallace, Phoenixville, PA
  • 87 Jeff Gibson, Westerville, OH
  • 88 Buddy Antunez, Temecula, CA
  • 89 Blair Morgan, Prince Albert, Canada
  • 90 Paul Veracka, Bridgewater, MA
  • 91 Brad Modjewski, Hatley, WI
  • 92 Ryan Dudek, Long Beach, CA
  • 93 Tommy Hofmaster, Pearl City, IL
  • 94 Dustin Nelson, El Cajon, CA
  • 95 Turbo Reif, Atascadero, CA
  • 96 Barry Carsten, Bayville, NJ
  • 97 Jeremy Chaussee, Lancaster, CA
  • 98 Tom Welch, Charlotte Hall, MD
  • 99 Bruce Stratton, Clifton Springs, MD
  • 103* Sebastien Tortelli, Temecula, CA
  • 199* Travis Pastrana, Davidsonville, MD
  • 259* James Stewart Jr., Haines City, FL

* Career National Numbers





When & where they race



January 3 – Anaheim CALIFORNIA – Edison International Field (125 West)

January 10 – Phoenix ARIZONA – Bank One Ballpark (125 West)

January 17 – Anaheim CALIFORNIA – Edison International Field (125 West)

January 24 – San Diego CALIFORNIA – Qualcomm Stadium (125 West)

January 31 – Anaheim CALIFORNIA – Edison International Field (125 West)

February 7 – San Francisco CALIFORNIA – Pac Bell Park (125 West)

February 14 – Houston TEXAS – Reliant Park (125 East)

February 21 – Minneapolis MINNESOTA – HHH Metrodome (125 East)

February 28 – Atlanta GEORGIA – GeorgiaDome (125 East)

March 6 – Daytona Beach FLORIDA – Daytona International Speedway (125 East)

March 13 – St. Louis MISSOURI – Edward Jones Dome (125 East)

March 20 – Indianapolis INDIANA – RCA Dome (125 East)

April 3 – Pontiac MICHIGAN – Silverdome (125 East)

April 17 – Dallas TEXAS – Texas Stadium (125 West)

April 24 – Salt Lake City UTAH – Rice-Eccles Stadium (125 West)

May 1 – Las Vegas NEVADA – Sam Boyd Stadium (125 Shootout)





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Chad Reed. Everyone is expecting him to win with RC out

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Michael Byrne’s KX 250

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Ricky Carmichael, the defending champion, out with knee surgery

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Tim Ferry

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Hey, what are you looking at?

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Suzuki’s Brian Gray

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Sean Hamblin

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The RM 250

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James Stewart. Will he race the 250′s?

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Branden Jesseman

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Grant Langston. He’ll be #8 on a KTM 250

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Mike LaRocco

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Is this guy coming back? His name is Jeremy McGrath, and if he does he’ll be #2 on a Honda

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Not quite 16 yet: Davi Millsaps

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Millsaps 125 Suzuki

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Mr. Reed

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Yamaha MX team manager Jim Perry with Reed’s bike

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Roger De Coster with assistant Rick Johnson. They have plans for Suzuki’s youngsters

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Stephane Roncada will be riding for the Pro-Circuit team

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James ‘Bubbalicious’ Stewart

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What a lot of riders see of James

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David Vuillemin’s factory Yamaha

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David Vuillemin

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Matt Walker: Team Pro-Circuit

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Nick Wey: Suzuki 250 rider

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Kevin Windham, back after two seasons away from supercross. Will he step it up on the CRF 450?

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Mike, Johnny, Evan, and Derek from Team ECC

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Brock Sellard’s Boost Yamaha four-stroke

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Ivan Tedesco of Pro-Circuit

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Grant Langston, 250 KTM

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Casey Lytle (yes!) will be riding on KTM’s 125 team

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Joaquim Rodrigues and Brett Metcalfe having some fun on their KTM’s



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