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Flashback 1997





The 250 nationals saw Emig take that championship too. Ricky Carmichael was winning his first 125 outdoor championship.



We were looking thru our archives, and found these photos from the first supercross of the year at the historic Los Angeles Coliseum. We hope you enjoy them ….






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Team Suzuki’s Greg Albertyn. Greg won the first round in L. A. for his first-ever AMA supercross win
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Damon Bradshaw
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Jimmy Button rode for Chaparral/Yamaha
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Ricky Carmichael rode the 125 Kawasaki for Pro-Circuit
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Team Suzuki’s Roger DeCoster & Jeremy McGrath
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Doug Henry is #20, followed by Emig #3 and Damon Bradshaw #10
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Ryan Hughes rode for Kawasaki
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Steve Lamson was the defending 125 National Champion riding for Team Honda
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Mike LaRocco also rode for Team Suzuki in ’97. That’s Steve Lamson behind him
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Team Yamaha’s Ezra Lusk getting the holeshot
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Looking from the starting gate towards the peristyle in the Coliseum
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Kevin Windham was the defending 125 West champ, and rode for Team Yamaha
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Jeremy McGrath rode for Suzuki in 1997. Here he’s on the gate talking with tech Wyatt Seals
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1997 AMA Supercross Champion Jeff Emig with Kawasaki technician Jeremy Albrecht
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The ’97 Champ







1997 AMA Supercross SeriesPoint Standings:



1. Jeff Emig – 293

2. Jeremy McGrath – 278

3. Ezra Lusk – 251

4. Larry Ward – 230

5. Greg Albertyn – 206

6. Mike LaRocco – 203

7. Doug Henry – 175

8. Damon Bradshaw – 166

9. Jimmy Button – 163

10. Ryan Hughes – 145







1997 250 National Point Standings:



1. Jeff Emig – 591

2. John Dowd – 475

3. Jeremy McGrath – 431

4. Larry Ward – 374

5. Mike LaRocco – 370

6. Ezra Lusk – 367

7. Ryan Hughes – 353

8. Greg Albertyn – 337

9. Jimmy Button – 279

10. Damon Bradshaw – 264







1997 125 National Point Standings:



1. Ricky Carmichael – 563

2. Kevin Windham – 468

3. Scott Sheak – 384

4. Mickael Pichon – 353

5. Stephane Roncada – 323

6. Casey Johnson – 279

7. Damon Huffman – 277

8. Tim Ferry – 271

9. Steve Lamson – 261

10. Robbie Reynard – 256












Photos by Bill Q

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