Houston TX – April 30

Houston TX – April 30

Round 15 – Houston TX – April 30



250 Main Event Results
1. James Stewart Kaw    
2. Chad Reed Yam    
3. Ricky Carmichael Suz    
4. Kevin Windham Hon    
5. David Vuillemin Yam    
6. Ernesto Fonseca Suz    
7. Jason Thomas Hon    
8. Tim Ferry Yam    
9. Kyle Lewis Hon    
10. Ryan Clark Yam    
250 Points Standings
Ricky Carmichael 345
Chad Reed 317
Kevin Windham 264
Mike LaRocco 229
David Vuillemin 227
Ernesto Fonseca 190
Seb Tortelli 176
Heath Voss 144
James Stewart 129
Tyler Evans 125
125 West Main Event
1. Andrew Short Hon    
2. Billy Laninovich Suz    
3. Broc Hepler Suz    
4. Jay Marmont KTM    
5. Josh Summey Hon    
6. Nate Ramsey KTM    
7. Paul Carpenter Kaw    
8. Ivan Tedesco Kaw    
9. Brett Metcalfe Yam    
10. Ryan Morias Suz    
125 West Point Standings
Ivan Tedesco 160
Nate Ramsey 131
Andrew Short 126
Billy Laninovich 119
Jay Marmont 98
Brett Metcalfe 94
Danny Smith 77
Ryan Sipes 67
Broc Hepler 66
Tommy Hahn 65

Reliant Stadium





Carmichael’s third place finish wraps up the title … Stewart wins main event … Short wins 125 West main





250: James Stewart won the third 250 main event of his career. Chad Reed finished second … But it wasn’t enough. Ricky Carmichael with his third place finish has won the 2005 AMA Supercross Series Championship with one round remaining (see feature article).



125: Andrew Short won the 125 main event – he led from start to finish. Billy Laninovich rode a smart race to finish second. Broc Hepler finished third after a last lap battle with Short. Ramsey sixth, Tedesco eighth.






TV: May 1 – ESPN2 – 5pm Eastern Time – Houston TX



Next event: May 7 – Las Vegas NV



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24 hour snapshot

24 hour snapshot





Houston, Texas, Friday, April 29



10:20pm: Went to bed after a nice grilled chicken dinner. I usually sleep pretty well. I don’t get real nervous … I work very hard during the week to make sure I am ready for whatever the weekend brings.



Saturday, April 30



7:30am: Woke up. Ate breakfast – cereal with yogurt, a bagel with peanut butter, and some orange juice.



9:30am: Arrived at Reliant Stadium.



10am – noon: This is when I go over my bike setup with my mechanic Mike Gosselaar and the Makita Suzuki team, and then I’ll go to the track walk and riders meeting.



Noon – 2pm: I’ll get dressed for the first practice, and then go out to ride my first practice.



2pm – 4pm: I’ll watch videotape from first practice, talk more with my mechanic (Goose) about any changes that might need to be made on the bike, but we have the RM Suzuki’s really dialed in from a lot of hard work before the season and during the week. Then I’ll go out and ride the second practice.



4pm – 6pm: This is when I’ll do an autograph session. I tell you … my writing hand gets a good workout! I try to sign as many as I can during that time to make as many fans as possible happy. I’m guessing I’ll sign at least a few hundred.



After that, I’ll have dinner, and then start getting ready for the night’s racing program. Hopefully do well in my heat to get right into the main, rather than going thru a semi. That way I have time to watch more videotape from the heat, and get ready for the main event.



10:20pm, Saturday night, April 30. My third place finish has secured the championship with one round remaining. We did it!



Winning a championship is truly a team effort. I want to thank those closest to me that help this team effort tremendously: my parents (Rick Sr., Jeannie), the whole Makita Suzuki team, my trainer Aldon Baker, Terry Evans, and Scott Taylor.



Winning the 2005 series is great – it’s a tremendous feeling of accomplishment, especially after missing last year’s supercross series. And I’m especially happy for the Makita Suzuki team – everyone has worked so hard this year getting my bike ready and giving me the opportunity to be in this position.



Winning the 2005 AMA Supercross title has been my focus since the nationals ended in September last year. Part of that focus was to podium every weekend. We did that. 7 firsts, 5 seconds, three thirds, and no finishes outside the top three. My next goal will be to focus on wining the Outdoor championship.



A lot of kids will ask me how to win, or how to be a factory rider, or what it takes to be a champion. My advice is this: “Always work hard and do your best. Even if you aren’t the most talented athlete, hard work can help you overcome any obstacle.”



RC




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  • Anaheim 1 – 3rd
  • Phoenix – 1st
  • Anaheim II – 1st
  • San Francisco – 1st
  • Anaheim III – 1st
  • Indianapolis – 1st
  • San Diego – 2nd
  • Atlanta – 1st
  • St. Louis – 1st
  • Daytona – 2nd
  • Orlando – 2nd
  • Dallas – 2nd
  • Pontiac – 2nd
  • Seattle – 3rd
  • Houston – 3rd
  • Las Vegas – next weekend
  • First season with American Suzuki
  • 15 straight podium finishes
  • Seven wins
  • 12th AMA championship
  • Fourth AMA Supercross Series title
  • Suzuki is the third different brand (Kawasaki 2001, Honda 2002, 2003, Suzuki 2005) RC has won supercross championships with


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Anaheim 1 – mud

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Anaheim 1 – Jeremy, Ricky, Chad

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Anaheim 1 – Ricky and Jeremy

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Phoenix

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Anaheim II

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San Francisco

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Anaheim III

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Indy

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San Diego

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Atlanta

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Daytona

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Orlando

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St. Louis

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Pontiac

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Dallas

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Champion

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Makita Suzuki team celebrates

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Houston



World MX GP (Round 3 Portugal) Results

Agueda





Stefan Everts wins in MX1 … Antonio Cairoli sweeps MX2 …




MX1 results:



1. Stefan Everts – 1/3

2. Josh Coppins- 4/2

3. Jussi Vehvilainen – 3/10

4. Steve Ramon – 9/4

5. Paul Cooper – 10/6

(Mickael Pichon won second moto)





MX1 points:



1. Stefan Everts – 125

2. Mickael Pichon – 109

3. Josh Coppins – 101

4. Joel Smets – 96

5. Ben Townley – 78





MX2 results:



1. Antonio Cairoli – 1/1

2. Alessio Chiodi – 4/4

3. Billy Mackenzie – 10/2

4. Anthony Boissiere – 7/5

5. Christophe Pourcel – 6/8





MX1 point standings:



1. Antonio Cairoli – 122

2. Alessio Chiodi – 103

3. Tyla Rattray – 90

4. Stephen Sword – 80

5. Cedric Melotte – 76





Courtesy YouthStream & Team Suzuki MX Press





World MX GP (Round 2 Spain) Results

Circuit Bellpuig





Ben Townley wins in MX1 … Alessio Chiodi takes MX2 …




MX1 results:



1. Ben Townley – 2/3

2. Mickael Pichon – 1/6

3. Joel Smets – 7/1

4. Josh Coppins- 4/4

5. Stefan Everts – 8/2





MX1 points:



1. Mickael Pichon – 84

2. Joel Smets – 80

3. Stefan Everts – 80

4. Ben Townley – 78

5. Josh Coppins – 61





MX2 results:



1. Alessio Chiodi – 2/3

2. Antonio Cairoli – 1/8

3. Stephen Sword – 7/4

4. Cedric Melotte – 6/6

5. Erik Eggens – 3/13





MX1 point standings:



1. Cedric Melotte – 74

2. Antonio Cairoli – 72

3. Tyla Rattray – 68

4. Alessio Chiodi – 67

5. Andrew McFarlane – 57





Courtesy YouthStream & Team Suzuki MX Press





Seattle WA – April 16

Seattle WA – April 16

Round 14 – Seattle WA – April 16



250 Main Event Results
1. James Stewart Kaw    
2. Kevin Windham Hon    
3. Ricky Carmichael Suz    
4. Chad Reed Yam    
5. Mike LaRocco Hon    
6. David Vuillemin Yam    
7. Travis Preston Hon    
8. Tyler Evans Hon    
9. Heath Voss Hon    
10. Tim Ferry Yam    
250 Points Standings
Ricky Carmichael 325
Chad Reed 295
Kevin Windham 246
Mike LaRocco 229
David Vuillemin 211
Ernesto Fonseca 175
Seb Tortelli 169
Heath Voss 134
Tyler Evans 119
Travis Preston 113
James Stewart 104
125 West Main Event
1. Nathan Ramsey KTM    
2. Andrew Short Hon    
3. Ivan Tedesco Kaw    
4. Broc Hepler Suz    
5. Jay Marmont KTM    
6. Billy Laninovich Hon    
7. Josh Summey Hon    
8. Brett Metcalfe Yam    
9. Ryan Abrigo Hon    
10. Justin Keeney Kaw    
125 West Point Standings
Ivan Tedesco 147
Nate Ramsey 116
Andrew Short 101
Billy Laninovich 97
Brett Metcalfe 82
Jay Marmont 80
Danny Smith 77
Ryan Sipes 67
Thomas Hahn 65
Ryan Morais 53

Qwest Field





Supercross returns to Seattle



James Stewart wins his second 250 Main of the season



Nate Ramsey wins 125 West event



Ivan Tedesco is crowned 125 West Champion





250: James Stewart won, leading all 20 laps. It’s his second 250 Main event win ever. Second place went to Kevin Windham, and third was Ricky Carmichael. Chad Reed, overcoming a first turn crash and remounting in last place, came in fourth.



125: Nate Ramsey won the 15 lap West main event, Andrew Short was second, and Ivan Tedesco third. By finishing third, Ivan Tedesco and Pro Circuit wrap up their second consecutive West championship.



Notes: The last supercross held in Seattle was 1999, and tonight was the first time any supercross has been held at Qwest Field. The track was muddy from rain earlier. The rain was also responsible for having three 250 heats rather than the traditional two.






TV: April 17 – ESPN2 – 10pm Eastern Time – Seattle WA



Next event: April 30 – Houston TX



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Chad Reed, Travis Pastrana, Kevin Windham, and Jeremy McGrath Pennants!



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