Round 9 – Millville, MN – August 12
2007 MX Results – Round 9 – Millville, MN – August 12
|Spring Creek MX Park
Carmichael wins his 150th event, as he retires from AMA National Motocross. Villopoto wins Motocross Lites.
450 Motocross Class: First up – James Stewart and his Kawasaki team decided it was best he not race at Millville this weekend, because of the fall he had at the previous round, where he hurt his knee. And Kawasaki has not said when, if at all, James will return to racing.
Next up – that left the door open for James’ team-mate Tim Ferry to possibly take over the points lead today, as he was eight points behind James in the point standings.
But in the first moto, Ferry was involved in a crash in the first turn! Tim got back up, worked hard, and ended up finishing eighth.
So, that leaves us with the man of the day – Ricky Carmichael. RC dominated both motos, winning (what he makes look) easy. This was Ricky Carmichael’s final AMA National Motocross. Not only did he win, but it’s his 150th overall victory in AMA National Supercross/Motocross competition. A record!
It’s hard to put into words how dominant RC has been over the past 10 plus years …. no one is close as far as overall victories in AMA competition. The next time we’ll see Ricky on a motorcycle: the 2007 Motocross of Nations at Budds Creek in September as he heads up the USA team vs. the rest of the world. Grant Langston finished second overall, with two second place motos. Third overall went to Mike Alessi. And oh yeah …. Tim Ferry & Andrew Short are now tied in the points lead!
The point standings – the championship seems really up for grabs! Will Stewart return? Can Ferry recover from an off day? Short, Langston, and M Alessi are all in good positions …. should be interesting in the next few rounds! (For the current point standings, just check the list above.)
Notes: Davi Millsaps did not race as well. The Honda pits told us he’s having some problems with balance due to issues within his inner ear area. Windham and Vuillemin DNF the second moto.
250 Motocross Lites Class: It’s once again a Ben Townley v Ryan Villopoto series. The former World Motocross Champion v the defending AMA National Champion. Today, Villopoto scored the overall win with finishes of 2/1, Townley second with finishes of 1/2. They each scored 47 points, and head into the next round with Townley still having a two point advantage over Villopoto, with three rounds left in the series. Another Pro Circuit rider, Brett Metcalfe, finished third in each moto, making it a Monster Energy Kawasaki Pro Circuit team sweep!
Two new amateur riders made their pro debut today – N Izzi and T Canard (you can see their results in the results section).