Here are photos from the first race of the year at Edison International Field in Anaheim California. Jeremy McGrath was the winner in the 250 class. Ernesto Fonseca was the winner in the 125 class. It was a sell-out, with 45,050 people in the stands.
| 250 Results:
1. Jeremy McGrath – YAM
2. Ezra Lusk – HON
3. Ricky Carmichael – KAW
4. Mike LaRocco – HON
5. Travis Pastrana – SUZ
6. David Vuillemin – YAM
7. Stephane Roncada – KAW
8. Kevin Windham – SUZ
9. Nick Wey – YAM
10. Mike Craig – HON
| 125 West Results:
1. Ernesto Fonseca – YAM
2. Danny Smith – SUZ
3. Justin Buckelew – YAM
4. David Pingree – KTM
5. Ivan Tedesco – HON
6. Shae Bentley – KAW
7. Rodrig Thain – SUZ
8. Tyler Evans – HON
9. Casey Lytle – KAW
10. Andrew Short – KAW
JEREMY MCGRATH: Made a few mistakes in his qualifier and in the main. But once he was in the lead he pulled away to win convincingly.
EZRA LUSK: Away from supercross for one year. A very strong showing. Looked good.
RICKY CARMICHAEL: He wanted to win, but rode smart to make the podium. It’s a long season. Expect Ricky to win some too.
MIKE LAROCCO: Steady. Consistent. Hard charging as always.
TRAVIS PASTRANA: Fan favorite. First time on the 250. Looked very impressive in his qualifier, coming from back in the pack to finish second behind Lusk in heat 1.
DAVID VUILLEMIN: One of those nights where things didn’t go as planned.
STEPHANE RONCADA: Also first time in the 250’s. Gained valuable experience for the series. Leader in the main early on.
KEVIN WINDHAM: Looked great in winning heat 2 over McGrath. Poor start in the final.
NICK WEY & NATHAN RAMSEY: Both made their first showing for Yamaha of Troy in the 250 class. Will switch to 125’s for the East events.
SEBASTIEN TORTELLI: Did not race, he injured his shoulder in daytime practice.
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