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National Defense!

Published April 9th, 2001





National Defense! - Photo 1 of 2They are the defending champions, and recently added supercross titles to their resumes. The series will conclude almost four months later at Steel City Raceway in Pennsylvania.







Here’s the schedule for this year ….



May 13 – Glen Helen Raceway – San Bernardino CA

May 20 – Prairie City SVRA Park – Sacramento CA

May 27 – High Point Raceway – Mt. Morris PA

June 10 – Motocross 338 – Southwick MA

June 17 – Budds Creek MX Park – Budds Creek MD

July 1 – Red Bud Track-N-Trail – Buchanan MI

July 15 – Unadilla Valley Sports Center – New Berlin NY

July 22 – Kenworthy’s MX Park – Troy OH

July 29 – Washougal MX Park – Washougal WA

August 19 – Spring Creek MX Park – Millville MN

August 26 – Broome-Tioga Sports Center – Binghamton NY

September 2 – Steel City Raceway – Delmont PA







And here’s how the top riders finished last year ….






2000 125 Final Point Standings:



1. Travis Pastrana – 484

2. Stephane Roncada – 482

3. Tallon Vohland – 404

4. Brock Sellards – 346

5. Steve Lamson – 304

6. Nick Wey – 271

7. Ernesto Fonseca – 270

8. (tie) Nate Ramsey, C. Johnson – 258

10. Danny Smith – 240

11. Branden Jesseman – 217

12. Rodrig Thain – 210

13. Greg Schnell – 175

14. Paul Currie – 167

15. Kelly Smith – 156





2000 250 Final Point Standings:



1. Ricky Carmichael – 535

2. Sebastien Tortelli – 453

3. Kevin Windham – 426

4. David Vuillemin – 414

5. Mike LaRocco – 381

6. Robbie Reynard – 345

7. Greg Albertyn – 315

8. John Dowd – 299

9. Larry Ward – 276

10. Tim Ferry – 269

11. Damon Huffman – 217

12. Kyle Lewis – 184

13. Heath Voss – 157

14. Shayne King – 155

15. Ezra Lusk – 116







12 races & 24 motos for each class. Who do YOU think will be crowned champion?





I asked a few of my moto-industry friends what they thought ….





Ryan Mahoney – Photocross.net



125′s: 1. Travis Pastrana, 2. Steve Lamson, 3. Justin Buckelew



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Mike LaRocco, 3. Ezra Lusk







National Defense! - Photo 2 of 2Jeff Emig – multi-time champion & all around cool guy



125′s: 1. Travis Pastrana, 2. Grant Langston, 3. Ernesto Fonseca



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Mike LaRocco, 3. Kevin Windham







Pascal H. – Press Officer for DORNA Off-Road



125′s: 1. Grant Langston, 2. Travis Pastrana, 3. Mike Brown



250′s: 1. Sebastien Tortelli, 2. Ricky Carmichael, 3. David Vuillemin







Nick Wey – Yamaha of Troy team rider, National #23



125′s: 1. Nick Wey, 2. Travis Pastrana, 3. Grant Langston



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Ryan Hughes, 3. Sebastien Tortelli







Dave Despain – Broadcaster, media personality, legend



125′s: 1. Travis Pastrana, 2. Everybody else ; )



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Everybody else ; )







Steve Bruhn – Photographer, writer, cool dude, TFS



125′s: 1. Travis Pastrana, 2. Grant Langston, 3. Nathan Ramsey



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Ricky Carmichael, 3. Ricky Carmichael







Davey Coombs – Publisher of Racer X, Broadcaster, & entrepreneur



125′s: 1. Travis Pastrana, 2. Grant Langston, 3. Ernesto Fonseca



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Ezra Lusk, 3. Mike LaRocco







David Bailey – Broadcaster, writer, & four-time AMA champion



125′s: 1. Ernesto Fonseca, 2. Travis Pastrana, 3. Grant Langston



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Ryan Hughes, 3. Ezra Lusk







Nic Johnson (no relationship to Rick Johnson) Multimedia/Internet guru



125′s: 1. Travis Pastrana, 2. Grant Langston, 3. Mike Brown



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Sebastien Tortelli, 3. Mike LaRocco







Dave Stevenson – Consultant/advisor to motorsports athletes



125′s: 1. Travis Pastrana, 2. Luke Johnson, 3. Jake Johnson



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Kevin Windham, 3. Ezra Lusk







Dan Walsh – Media Guru, owner of Upfront Communications, a vertically integrated (what?) multimedia corporation specializing in motorsports.



125′s: 1. Travis Pastrana, 2. Grant Langston, 3. Brock Sellards



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Stephane Roncada, 3. Kevin Windham







Bernd Dietrich – owner/operator of MXLarge.com



125′s: 1. Grant Langston, 2. Travis Pastrana, 3. Steve Lamson



250′s 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Kevin Windham, 3. David Vuillemin







Jerry Bernardo – On air personality, racer, & more



125′s: 1. Mike Brown, 2. Nate Ramsey, 3. Grant Langston



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Mike LaRocco, 3. Ezra Lusk







Eric Perronard – US OPEN co-founder, developer of International Relations for SFX



125′s: 1. Travis Pastrana, 2. Nate Ramsey, 3. Ernesto Fonseca



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Mike LaRocco, 3. Tim Ferry, 4. JMB??? ; )







Donn Maeda – Editor of TransWorld Motocross Magazine



125′s: 1. Grant Langston, 2. Travis Pastrana, 3. Ernesto Fonseca



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael (duh), 2. Ezra Lusk, 3. Sebastien Tortelli







Alessia Riboni – From Cagiva/MVAgusta motorcycle company



125′s: 1. Travis Pastrana, 2. Grant Langston, 3. Mike Brown



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Erza Lusk, 3. Kevin Windham







Gabriele Mazzarolo – Alpine Stars ‘Main Man’



125′s: 1. Travis Pastrana, 2. Grant Langston, 3. Mike Brown



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. Ezra Lusk, 3. Sebastien Tortelli







Ricky Carmichael – National #1 in the 250 class



125′s: 1. Grant Langston, 2. Travis Pastrana, 3. Mike Brown



250′s: 1. Me (RC), 2. Ezra Lusk, 3. Sebastien Tortelli







Roger DeCoster – Team Manager for US Suzuki, five time world motocross champion, & more.



125′s: 1. Travis Pastrana



250′s: 1. I’m hopeful for a good battle between RC & Kevin!







Justin Buckelew – Yamaha of Troy rider, National #38



125′s: 1. Me, 2. Travis Pastrana, 3. Grant Langston



250′s: 1. Ricky Carmichael, 2. David Vuillemin, 3. Sebastien Tortelli







Thanks to everyone that participated!

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