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Results, race reports, and more – AMA Supercross – 2000!

Published December 10th, 2011

Here are Supercross.com’s race reports, results, and points from the 2000 AMA Supercross Series Championship. Jeremy McGrath would ultimately go on to win his seventh AMA Supercross title, and Ricky Carmichael would win his first ever ’250′ Supercross, at Daytona.

The 16 round series started in Anaheim, and ended in Las Vegas. Enjoy the trip down memory lane … and see if you remember any of the old names of Supercross, 2000, below.

Round 1 – AMA Supercross Series – Anaheim CALIFORNIA

WHO: Jeremy McGrath, Ricky Carmichael, Greg Albertyn, Mike LaRocco, Kevin Windham, Sebastien Tortelli, (No Jeff Emig – he’s out with two broken wrists …. no Ezra Lusk – injured in practice) along with a sold out Anaheim Stadium.

WHAT: First round of the 2000 AMA Supercross season.

WHEN: Saturday night, January 8, 2000 (And again on ESPN2 – January 15 – 6:30pm Eastern Time)

WHERE: Edison International Field, Anaheim CALIFORNIA – USA

WHY: The points, the prestige, the money, the series championship, the ….

HOW: McGrath, the six-time defending champ, convincingly!

250 Main Event:

1. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

2. Mike LaRocco – HON

3. Kevin Windham – HON

4. Sebastien Tortelli – HON

5. David Vuillemin – YAM

6. Jimmy Button – YAM

7. Greg Albertyn – SUZ

8. Ricky Carmichael – KAW

9. Larry Ward – KAW

10. John Dowd – KAW

125 West Main Event:

1. David Pingree – SUZ

2. Casey Johnson – YAM

3. Greg Schnell – YAM

4. Danny Smith – HON

5. Shae Bentley – KAW

6. Jiri Dostal – SUZ

7. Tallon Vohland – KAW

8. Jason McCormick – HON

9. Chris Gosselaar – HON

10. Billy Payne – KAW


Quote: “You know supercross is getting ‘mainstream’ when my 77 year old mom was watching the CBS TV broadcast of the Rose Bowl World Supercross, and yelling for Travis Pastrana to do a ‘superman’!”

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Round 2 – AMA Supercross Series – Anaheim CALIFORNIA

Edison International Field

January 15, 2000

Anaheim CALIFORNIA

What one name in the entire world is synonymous with the sport of supercross today?

Jeremy McGrath cruised to the win at the second round of the series, at a sold out Anaheim Stadium. Second place went to Frenchman David Vuillemin, with the hard charging Mike LaRocco third.

The track featured a very different design compared to last week’s event. Much rougher, with an over/under bridge, gnarly whoop section, and a ‘quadruple’ jump.

David Vuillemin had the lead on the opening lap of the 250 Main Event, with McGrath right behind. Third place was Tim Ferry, while Ricky Carmichael held fourth. At the end of the second lap, McGrath went inside of Vuillemin to take the lead, and Jeremy never looked back as he stretched it out all the way to the checkered flag. McGrath rode very agressively, yet smooth and precise. Vuillemin finished in second, who in turn had a big lead over LaRocco in third. Carmichael finished fourth.

The 125 West Main event was won by Tallon Vohland. His team mate Billy Payne was the early leader, while Vohland was struggling back in the pack. Payne started to jump all four jumps of the ‘quadruple’, as Danny Smith was closing in on him by being the first 125 rider to do the ‘quad’. Payne pulled off the track, and that left Smith in the lead followed by the never-say-die Vohland. Smith bobbled on a slick spot, and Vohland went into the lead, which he barely held on to until the finish.

MISC: Ezra Lusk had surgery on the shoulder he hurt last week. He’s expected to miss 2 – 4 months. Casey Johnson injured his elbow during the week, and is out indefinitely. Nathan Ramsey hurt his thumb a few weeks ago, and will not be defending his 125 West Championship (he’ll race the East series). Greg Albertyn fell hard on the quadruple jump in the Main Event, and pulled off the track to ride slowly into the pits.

250 Main Event:

1. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

2. David Vuillemin – YAM

3. Mike LaRocco – HON

4. Ricky Carmichael – KAW

5. Tim Ferry – YAM

6. Larry Ward – KAW

7. Jimmy Button – YAM

8. Kevin Windham – HON

9. Sebastien Tortelli – HON

10. John Dowd – KAW

125 West Main Event:

1. Tallon Vohland – KAW

2. Danny Smith – HON

3. Robbie Horton – SUZ

4. David Pingree – SUZ

5. Jiri Dostal – SUZ

6. Casey Lytle – HON

7. Greg Schnell – YAM

8. Rodrig Thain – KTM

9. T. Elliot – HON

10. Chris Gosselaar – HON

250 Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – 50

2. Mike LaRocco – 42

3. David Vuillemin – 38

4. Kevin Windham – 33

5. Ricky Carmichael – 31

125 Point Standings:

1. David Pingree – 43

2. Danny Smith – 40

3. Tallon Vohland – 39

4. Greg Schnell – 34

5. Jiri Dostal – 31

Television: ESPN2 – January 22 – 4pm Eastern Time

Next Event: San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium – January 22

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 3 – San Diego CA

January 22, 2000

Qualcomm Stadium

San Diego CALIFORNIA

David Vuillemin wins his first ever AMA 250 Supercross! Greg Schnell wins his first ever 125 West Main Event. McGrath retains 250 Championship points

lead.

250 Main Event:

1. David Vuillemin – YAM

2. Mike LaRocco – HON

3. Kevin Windham – HON

4. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

5. John Dowd – KAW

6. Sebastien Tortelli – HON

7. Damon Huffman – SUZ

8. Tim Ferry – YAM

9. Greg Albertyn – SUZ

10. Ricky Carmichael – KAW

125 Main Event:

1. Greg Schnell – YAM

2. Tallon Vohland – KAW

3. Shae Bentley – KAW

4. Rodrig Thain – KTM

5. Travis Preston – SUZ

6. David Pingree – SUZ

7. Billy Payne – KAW

8. Jason McCormick – HON

9. Ryan Terlecki – HON

10. Jason Thomas – YAM

250 Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – 68

2. Mike LaRocco – 64

3. David Vuillemin – 63

4. Kevin Windham – 53

5. Sebastien Tortelli – 45

6. Ricky Carmichael – 42

7. John Dowd – 38

8. Damon Huffman – 31

9. Tim Ferry – 30

10. Jimmy Button – 29

125 West Point Standings:

1. Tallon Vohland – 61

2. Greg Schnell – 59

3. David Pingree – 58

4. Danny Smith – 40

5. Shae Bentley – 36

6. (tie) Jason McCormick – 31

7. Rodrig Thain – 31

8. Jiri Dostal – 31

9. (tie) Robbie Horton – 25

10. Billy Payne – 25

TELEVISION: ESPN2 – January 30 – 10pm Eastern

NEXT EVENT: January 29 – Bank One Ballpark – Phoenix AZ

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 4 – Phoenix AZ

 1. Results of the AMA Supercross Series in Phoenix

 2. Update on Jimmy Button’s injury


1. Bank One Ballpark, January 29, 2000

 David Vuillemin and his Yamaha win their second in a row at sold out Bank One Ballpark in Phoenix!

 Casey Lytle wins his first ever in the 125 West event, riding the FMF Honda.

250 Main Event:

1. David Vuillemin – YAM

2. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

3. Ricky Carmichael – KAW

4. Mike LaRocco – HON

5. Tim Ferry – YAM

6. Greg Albertyn – SUZ

7. Sebastien Tortelli – HON

8. Kevin Windham – HON

9. Damon Huffman – SUZ

10. Stephane Roncada – YAM

11. Brock Sellards – HON

12. John Dowd – KAW

13. Tyler Evans – SUZ

14. Kyle Lewis – SUZ

15. Kelly Smith – KTM

250 Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – 90

2. David Vuillemin – 88

3. Mike LaRocco – 82

4. Kevin Windham – 66

5. Ricky Carmichael – 62

6. Sebastien Tortelli – 59

7. John Dowd – 47

8. Tim Ferry – 46

9. Damon Huffman – 43

10. Greg Albertyn – 43

11. Brock Sellards – 36

12. Stephane Roncada – 34

13. Larry Ward – 34

14. Jimmy Button – 29

15. Tyler Evans – 24

125 West Main:

1. Casey Lytle – HON

2. Shae Bentley – KAW

3. Travis Preston – SUZ

4. Billy Payne – KAW

5. Jiri Dostal – HON

6. Rodrig Thain – KTM

7. Travis Elliot – HON

8. Jason Thomas – YAM

9. David Pingree – SUZ

10. Erick Vallejo – KAW

11. Robbie Horton – SUZ

12. Justin Buckelew – YAM

13. Doug Parsons – SUZ

14. Ryan Terlecki – KTM

15. Brad Hagseth – YAM

125 West Point Standings:

1. David Pingree – 70

2. Greg Schnell – 62

3. Tallon Vohland – 61

4. Shae Bentley – 58

5. Jiri Dostal – 47

6. Rodrig Thain – 46

7. Casey Lytle – 46

8. Travis Preston – 44

9. Billy Payne – 43

10. Danny Smith – 40

11. Robbie Horton – 35

12. Travis Elliot – 35

13. Jason McCormick – 31

14. Justin Buckelew – 31

15. Ryan Terlecki – 26

TELEVISION: (All times Eastern, all on ESPN2)

 February 11 – 7pm

 February 13 – 9pm

NEXT EVENT: February 5 – Houston TX

2. Update on Jimmy Button’s injury

During the second 250cc practice session in San Diego for Round 3 of the Supercross series, Jimmy Button crashed and sustained serious spinal cord injuries. During his difficult and possibly lengthy recovery, Jimmy is going to need all of your encouragement and support, both spiritually and financially.

As friends and fans of Jimmy, and supporters of this captivating and exciting, but often dangerous sport, we are all devastated by the news and are keeping Jimmy and his family in our immediate thoughts and prayers for a very speedy and complete recovery!

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 5 – Houston TX

February 5, 2000

Houston Astrodome

In front of over 46,000 people, Jeremy McGrath cruises to his third win of the season aboard his YZ 250. Ricky Carmichael on the Team Chevy Trucks Kawasaki takes second. And French sensation David Vuillemin on the factory Yamaha finishes third.

Shae Bentley becomes the fifth different winner in as many weeks in the 125 West Series Main event.

250 Main Event:

1. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

2. Ricky Carmichael – KAW

3. David Vuillemin – YAM

4. Greg Albertyn – SUZ

5. Mike LaRocco – HON

6. Larry Ward – KAW

7. Kevin Windham – HON

8. Damon Huffman – SUZ

9. Sebastien Tortelli – HON

10. Tim Ferry – YAM

11. John Dowd – KAW

12. Heath Voss – HON

13. Brock Sellards – HON

14. Kyle Lewis – SUZ

15. Mike Craig – YAM

125 West Main Event:

1. Shae Bentley – KAW

2. David Pingree – SUZ

3. Rodrig Thain – KTM

4. Casey Lytle – HON

5. I. Johnson – HON

6. Jiri Dostal – HON

7. Billy Payne – KAW

8. Justin Buckelew – YAM

9. Mark Burkhart – KTM

10. Travis Preston – SUZ

11. Chris Gosselaar – HON

12. Robbie Horton – SUZ

13. Erick Vallejo – KAW

14. Greg Schnell – YAM

15. Ryan Terlecki – KTM

250 Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – 115

2. David Vuillemin – 108

3. Mike LaRocco – 98

4. Ricky Carmichael – 84

5. Kevin Windham – 80

6. Sebastien Tortelli – 71

7. Greg Albertyn – 61

8. Tim Ferry – 57

9. John Dowd – 57

10. Damon Huffman – 56

11. Larry Ward – 48

12. Brock Sellards – 44

13. Stephane Roncada – 34

14. Jimmy Button – 29

15. Heath Voss – 28

125 West point standings:

1. David Pingree – 92

2. Shae Bentley – 83

3. Greg Schnell – 69

4. Rodrig Thain – 66

5. Casey Lytle – 64

6. Jiri Dostal – 62

7. Tallon Vohland – 61

8. Billy Payne – 57

9. Travis Preston – 55

10. Robbie Horton – 44

MISC 250: McGrath lead all the way. Carmichael is maturing, and very happy with a third last week, second this week.

MISC 125: Tallon Vohland crashed in his heat race, injured his shoulder, and did not race in the main. Casey Lytle actually crossed the finish line in third place, but was penalized one position for passing during a yellow caution flag. Rodrig Thain from France then garnered his first ever podium finish with third.

TELEVISION: (All times Eastern, all on ESPN2)

 February 11 – 7pm

 February 13 – 9pm

NEXT EVENT: February 12 – Indianapolis INDIANA

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 6 – Indianapolis INDIANA

12 February 2000

The RCA Dome

The series rolls across America and heads into a community with a rich motorsports heritage: Indianapolis. And Mazda/Chaparral sponsored Jeremy McGrath continues to roll on his blue and white Yamaha, recording his 64th career AMA main event victory. Local favorite Mike LaRocco on the Jack-In-The-Box Honda takes second, and Team Yamaha’s David Vuillemin stays in the points chase with third.

The first round of the 125 East Series started tonight, and the winner was Michael Brandes on a Honda.

250 Main Results:

1. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

2. Mike LaRocco – HON

3. David Vuillemin – YAM

4. Ricky Carmichael – KAW

5. Damon Huffman – SUZ

6. Tim Ferry – YAM

7. Kevin Windham – HON

8. Greg Albertyn – SUZ

9. Sebastien Tortelli – HON

10. Kyle Lewis – SUZ

11. Greg Schnell – YAM

12. Larry Ward – KAW

13. John Dowd – KAW

14. Mike Craig – YAM

15. J. S. Roy – HON

125 East Main Results:

1. Michael Brandes – HON

2. Brock Sellards – HON

3. Tyler Evans – SUZ

4. Travis Pastrana – SUZ

5. Nick Wey – KAW

6. Nathan Ramsey – KAW

7. Stephane Roncada – YAM

8. Ernesto Fonseca – YAM

9. Branden Jesseman – SUZ

10. Kelly Smith – KTM

250 Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – 140

2. David Vuillemin – 128

3. Mike LaRocco – 120

4. Ricky Carmichael – 102

5. Kevin Windham – 94

6. Sebastien Tortelli – 83

7. Greg Albertyn – 74

8. Tim Ferry – 72

9. Damon Huffman – 72

10. John Dowd – 65

11. Larry Ward – 57

12. Brock Sellards – 44

13. Stephane Roncada – 34

14. Heath Voss – 32

15. Kyle Lewis, Jimmy Button – 29

ATTENDANCE: 52,000 +

ESPN2 TELEVISION:

February 20 – 6pm Eastern

February 28 – 10pm Eastern

NEXT EVENT:

February 19 – Pontiac Michigan

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 7 – Pontiac/Detroit MI

19 February 2000

Pontiac SilverDome

Jeremy McGrath records his fifth win in seven races of the 2000 season. McGrath has complete control at this point in the season, and appears headed towards a record-setting 7th supercross championship. He now has a 22 point lead over David Vuillemin, who finished sixth tonight. Frenchman Sebastien Tortelli finished second in the Main Event, and that’s his best finish of the season. Another rider with his best performance of the season was Damon Huffman, he rounded out the podium via his third place.

The 125 East event was won by Stephane Roncada (another rider originally from France). Second place went to Brock Sellards, and last week’s winner Michael Brandes finished third.

250 Main Event:

1. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

2. Sebastien Tortelli – HON

3. Damon Huffman – SUZ

4. Greg Albertyn – SUZ

5. Kevin Windham – HON

6. David Vuillemin – YAM

7. Mike LaRocco – HON

8. Larry Ward – KAW

9. John Dowd – KAW

10. Ricky Carmichael – KAW

11. Greg Schnell – YAM

12. Tim Ferry – YAM

13. Heath Voss – HON

14. J. S. Roy – HON

15. Jason Thomas – YAM

125 East Main Event:

1. Stephane Roncada – YAM

2. Brock Sellards – HON

3. Ernesto Fonseca – YAM

4. Travis Pastrana – SUZ

5. Nick Wey – KAW

6. Michael Brandes – HON

7. Nate Ramsey – KAW

8. Paul Currie – HON

9. Kelly Smith – KTM

10. Tyler Evans – SUZ

11. Mark Burkhardt – KTM

12. Joe Oehlhof – KTM

13. Barry Carsten – SUZ

14. Ryan Clark – SUZ

15. Branden Jesseman – SUZ

250 Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – 165

2. David Vuillemin – 143

3. Mike LaRocco – 134

4. Ricky Carmichael – 113

5. Kevin Windham – 110

6. Sebastien Tortelli – 105

7. Greg Albertyn – 92

8. Damon Huffman – 92

9. Tim Ferry – 81

10. John Dowd – 77

11. Larry Ward – 70

12. Brock Sellards – 44

13. Heath Voss – 40

14. Kyle Lewis – 34

15. Stephane Roncada – 34

125 East Point Standings (after 2 events):

1. Brock Sellards – 44

2. Michael Brandes – 40

3. Stephane Roncada – 39

4. Travis Pastrana – 36

5. Ernesto Fonseca – 33

6. Nick Wey – 32

7. Tyler Evans – 31

8. Nate Ramsey – 29

9. K. Smith – 23

10. Paul Currie – 19

11. Branden Jesseman – 18

12. Barry Carsten – 15

13. Joe Oehlhof – 13

14. R. Clark – 10

15. Matt Shue – 9

ESPN2 TELEVISION:

February 28 – 10pm Eastern

NEXT EVENT:

February 26 – Atlanta Georgia

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 8 – Atlanta GA

February 26, 2000

Georgia Dome

Jeremy McGrath wins again! Six wins out of eight races so far this season. Is there any doubt he’s the greatest supercross rider ever? Second place tonight goes to the ‘never-say-die’ French sensation David Vuillemin. Third position goes to the consistent Ricky Carmichael. At the halfway point of the series, McGrath now has a 25 point lead over Vuillemin.

Stephane Roncada on the Yamaha of Troy machine took the checkered flag in the 125 East Main event. Second went to Honda-mounted series points leader Brock Sellards, with Nick Wey rounding out the top three on his Pro-Circuit/Kawasaki.

Greg Albertyn broke a femur bone in his leg during practice on Friday, and will be out of racing for a few months. 60,000+ fans.

250 Main Event Results:

1. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

2. David Vuillemin – YAM

3. Ricky Carmichael – KAW

4. Mike LaRocco – HON

5. Sebastien Tortelli – HON

6. Kevin Windham – HON

7. John Dowd – KAW

8. Larry Ward – KAW

9. Damon Huffman – SUZ

10. Tim Ferry – YAM

11. Heath Voss – HON

12. Isaiah Johnson – HON

13. Greg Schnell – YAM

14. Grayson Goodman – HON

15. Dustin Nelson – YAM

125 East Main Event Results:

1. Stephane Roncada – YAM

2. Brock Sellards – HON

3. Nick Wey – KAW

4. Ernesto Fonseca – YAM

5. Travis Pastrana – SUZ

6. Matt Shue – SUZ

7. Kelly Smith – KTM

8. Branden Jesseman – SUZ

9. Mark Burkhart – KTM

10. Michael Brandes – HON

11. Ryan Clark – SUZ

12. Tyler Evans – SUZ

13. Jim Neese – YAM

14. Barry Carsten – SUZ

15. Jason Thomas – YAM

250 Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – 190

2. David Vuillemin – 165

3. Mike LaRocco – 152

4. Ricky Carmichael – 133

5. Kevin Windham – 125

6. Sebastien Tortelli – 121

7. Damon Huffman – 104

8. (tie) Tim Ferry, Greg Albertyn – 92

10. John Dowd – 91

11. Larry Ward – 83

12. Heath Voss – 50

13. Brock Sellards – 44

14. Kyle Lewis – 38

15. Stephane Roncada – 34

125 East Point Standings:

1. Brock Sellards – 66

2. Stephane Roncada – 64

3. (tie) Travis Pastrana, Nick Wey – 52

5. (tie) Michael Brandes, Ernesto Fonseca – 51

7. Tyler Evans – 40

8. Kelly Smith – 37

9. Branden Jesseman – 31

10. Nate Ramsey – 29

11. Matt Shue – 24

12. Barry Carsten – 22

13. Ryan Clark – 20

14. Paul Currie – 19

15. Jeff Gibson – 13

TELEVISION: ESPN2 – March 4 – 12pm Eastern Time

NEXT EVENT: Daytona Beach FLORIDA – March 11

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 9 – Daytona Beach FL

March 11, 2000

Daytona International Speedway

The 30th annual Daytona Supercross by Honda has two popular winners: Ricky Carmichael in the premier 250 class, and Travis Pastrana in the 125 East class. For both of them, it was their first victories ever in those series.

250 Main Event:

1. Ricky Carmichael – KAW

2. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

3. David Vuillemin – YAM

4. Sebastien Tortelli – HON

5. Mike LaRocco – HON

6. Tim Ferry – YAM

7. Kevin Windham – HON

8. Damon Huffman – SUZ

9. John Dowd – KAW

10. Larry Ward – KAW

125 East Main Event:

1. Travis Pastrana – SUZ

2. Brock Sellards – HON

3. Nick Wey – KAW

4. Ernesto Fonseca – YAM

5. Stephane Roncada – YAM

6. Paul Currie – HON

7. Branden Jesseman – SUZ

8. Ryan Clark –

9. Tyler Evans –

10. Michael Brandes – HON

250 Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – 212

2. David Vuillemin – 185

3. Mike LaRocco – 168

4. Ricky Carmichael – 158

5. (tie) Kevin Windham, Sebastien Tortelli – 139

7. Damon Huffman – 117

8. Tim Ferry – 107

9. John Dowd – 103

10. Larry Ward – 94

125 East Point Standings:

1. Brock Sellards – 88

2. Stephane Roncada – 80

3. Travis Pastrana – 77

4. Nick Wey – 72

5. Ernesto Fonseca – 69

6. Michael Brandes – 62

7. Tyler Evans – 52

8. Branden Jesseman – 45

9. Kelly Smith – 37

10. Paul Currie – 34

TELEVISION:

March 18 – Daytona – 2:30pm Eastern Time – ESPN2

March 25 – St. Louis – 6:30pm Eastern Time – ESPN2

NEXT EVENT:

March 18 – St. Louis

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 10 – St. Louis MO

March 18, 2000

TransWorldDome

In front of 52,841 fans, Jeremy McGrath wins his seventh race of the year!

In the 250 Main Event, David Vuillemin led at the start. He looked good until lap three, when he locked up the rear brake, stalled his bike, and allowed McGrath to motor past. Jeremy rode strong and uncontested to the checkered flag, with a nice lead over Vuillemin at the finish. Vuillemin took the runner up position, and he in turn had a nice lead over third place Ricky Carmichael.

The 125 East Main event had Brock Sellards running first early on. On lap 13, he was passed by 16 year old Travis Pastrana, who led the final two laps and went on to a popular win. Sellards finished in second for the fifth straight race in a row, but with it he still retains the series points lead. Third tonight went to Stephane Roncada.

250 Main Event:

1. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

2. David Vuillemin – YAM

3. Ricky Carmichael – KAW

4. Mike LaRocco – HON

5. Kevin Windham – HON

6. Larry Ward – KAW

7. Sebastien Tortelli – HON

8. Robbie Reynard – SUZ

9. Mike Craig – YAM

10. Heath Voss – HON

125 East Main Event:

1. Travis Pastrana – SUZ

2. Brock Sellards – HON

3. Stephane Roncada – YAM

4. Nick Wey – KAW

5. Branden Jesseman – SUZ

6. Tyler Evans – SUZ

7. Ernesto Fonseca – YAM

8. Robbie Skaggs –

9. Michael Brandes – HON

10. Kelly Smith – KTM

250 Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – 237

2. David Vuillemin – 207

3. Mike LaRocco – 186

4. Ricky Carmichael – 178

5. Kevin Windham – 155

6. Sebastien Tortelli – 153

7. Damon Huffman – 117

8. John Dowd – 113

9. Larry Ward – 109

10. Tim Ferry – 107

125 East Point Standings:

1. Brock Sellards – 110

2. Travis Pastrana – 102

3. Stephane Roncada – 100

4. Nick Wey – 90

5. Ernesto Fonseca – 83

6. Michael Brandes – 74

7. Tyler Evans – 67

8. Branden Jesseman – 61

9. Kelly Smith – 48

10. Matt Shue – 35

TELEVISION: March 25 – 6:30pm Eastern Time – ESPN2

NEXT EVENT: March 25 – Minneapolis MN

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 11 – Minneapolis MN

March 25, 2000

Metrodome

David Vuillemin wins his third race of the 2000 series on his Yamaha. Second goes to Mike LaRocco and his Honda, with series points leader and defending champion Jeremy McGrath taking third.

Ricky Carmichael had the holeshot in the Main, but Vuillemin took over by the end of lap one. Vuillemin ran his own race till the finish, while Carmichael eventually fell and dropped to 19th at the end. Mike LaRocco held off Jeremy McGrath for second, as McGrath was coming back from a poor start.

The always competitive 125 West class saw Shae Bentley come out on top. It’s his second win of the series, and he has the points lead. Second tonight goes to Greg Schnell, and third position to Chris Gosselaar.

250 Main Event:

1. David Vuillemin – YAM

2. Mike LaRocco – HON

3. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

4. Kevin Windham – HON

5. Sebastien Tortelli – HON

6. John Dowd – KAW

7. Larry Ward – KAW

8. Brock Sellards – HON

9. Mike Craig – YAM

10. Kyle Lewis – SUZ

11. Robbie Reynard – SUZ

12. J. S. Roy – HON

13. Jason Thomas – YAM

14. James Povolny – HON

15. Grayson Goodman – HON

125 West Main Event:

1. Shae Bentley – KAW

2. Greg Schnell – YAM

3. Chris Gosselaar – HON

4. Jiri Dostal – HON

5. Travis Preston – SUZ

6. Billy Payne – KAW

7. Justin Buckelew – YAM

8. Rodrig Thain – KTM

9. Danny Smith – HON

10. Erick Vallejo – KAW

11. Casey Lytle – HON

12. Ryan Terlecki – KTM

13. Joe Oehlhof – KTM

14. Robbie Horton – SUZ

15. David Pingree – SUZ

250 Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – 257

2. David Vuillemin – 232

3. Mike LaRocco – 208

4. Ricky Carmichael – 180

5. Kevin Windham – 173

6. Sebastien Tortelli – 169

7. John Dowd – 128

8. Larry Ward – 123

9. Damon Huffman – 117

10. Tim Ferry – 107

11. Greg Albertyn – 92

12. Heath Voss – 62

13. Kyle Lewis – 60

14. J. S. Roy & Brock Sellards – 57

125 West Point Standings:

1. Shae Bentley – 108

2. David Pingree – 98

3. Greg Schnell – 91

4. Jiri Dostal – 80

5. Rodrig Thain – 79

6. Casey Lytle – 74

7. Billy Payne – 72

8. Travis Preston – 71

9. Tallon Vohland – 61

10. Justin Buckelew – 58

11. Chris Gosselaar – 53

12. Danny Smith – 52

13. Robbie Horton – 51

14. Ryan Terlecki & Erick Vallejo – 41

TELEVISION:

(All times Eastern, and on ESPN2)

Minneapolis – April 1 – 5pm

Pontaic – April 9 – 5pm

Dallas/Irving – April 22 – 1pm

NEXT EVENT:

Pontiac/Detroit – April 1

EXTRA! EXTRA! EXTRA!

Spanish 250 World Motocross Grand Prix March 19

Circuit: Talavera de la Reina (south west of Madrid). 30,000+ spectators

The first 250 race of the 2000 season was won by Gordon Crockard from Great Britain on his Honda. He won the first heat, and followed up with a fourth in the second heat. American Ryan Hughes was not allowed to race in the first heat due to the fact that his mechanic came too late into the Parc Ferme. It closes ten minutes before the start – as always in the world championship – and Hughes’ bike was not there in time. ‘The rule is the rule and is the same for all the riders and all the teams’ said Wofgang SRB, the FIM president of the Motocross Commission. Ryan came back strong to win the second heat on his factory Honda.


Heat 1:                                           Heat 2:

1. Crockard (GBR – HON)            1. Hughes (USA – HON)

2. Bolley (FRA – HON)                  2. Demaria (FRA – YAM)

3. Pichon (FRA – SUZ)                  3. Pichon

4. Maschio (FRA – KAW)               4. Crockard

5. Coppins (NZL – SUZ)                 5. Cooper

6. Beirer (GER – KAW)                   6. Alonso

250 World Championship Point Standings:

1. Crockard – 33

2. Pichon – 30

3. Hughes & Cooper – 20

5. Beirer – 19

6. Demaria & Bolley – 17

Next Grand Prix: March 25 & 26 Portugal (Agueda circuit)

Courtesy P. Haudiquert and ACTION-GROUP

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 12 – Pontiac/Detroit MI

April 1, 2000

Pontiac SilverDome

Jeremy McGrath rides to victory again! Win number eight for Jeremy this year, as he closes in on his record-setting seventh AMA Supercross Series Championship. Mike LaRocco takes second, and Kevin Windham finishes third after battling McGrath early on.

In the 125 East Main event, Stephane Roncada came out on top. Rookie sensation Travis Pastrana finished a very close second after falling twice. Third place goes to Nick Wey.


250 Main Results:                             250 Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – YAM                1. Jeremy McGrath – 282

2. Mike LaRocco – HON                    2. David Vuillemin – 250

3. Kevin Windham – HON                 3. Mike LaRocco – 230

4. David Vuillemin – YAM                 4. Ricky Carmichael – 196

5. Ricky Carmichael – KAW             5. Kevin Windham – 193

6. Sebastien Tortelli – HON              6. Sebastien Tortelli – 184

7. John Dowd – KAW                        7. John Dowd – 142

8. Damon Huffman – SUZ                8. Damon Huffman – 130

9. Robbie Reynard – SUZ                9. Larry Ward – 124

10. Mike Craig – YAM                     10. Tim Ferry – 107


125 East Results:                            125 East Point Standings:

1. Stephane Roncada – YAM            1. Brock Sellards – 128

2. Travis Pastrana – SUZ                  2. Stephane Roncada – 125

3. Nick Wey – KAW                           3. Travis Pastrana – 124

4. Brock Sellards – HON                   4. Nick Wey – 110

5. Tyler Evans – SUZ                        5. Ernesto Fonseca – 98

6. Ernesto Fonseca – YAM                6. Tyler Evans – 83

7. Branden Jesseman – SUZ            7. Branden Jesseman – 75

8. Kelly Smith – KTM                         8. Michael Brandes – 74

9. Paul Currie – HON                         9. Kelly Smith – 61

10. Robbie Skaggs – HUS                10. Paul Currie – 46

Next Event: April 8 – Dallas/Irving TEXAS

Television: Pontaic – April 9 – 5pm, Dallas/Irving – April 22 – 1pm (times are Eastern, on ESPN2)

EXTRA!!!

PORTUGAL 250 WORLD MOTOCROSS GRAND PRIX – March 26

Mickael Pichon wins his first 250 Grand Prix …. Ryan Hughes not able to race.

Pichon rode to a double Grand Prix victory on the Agueda circuit. He now moves to the top of the Championship standing with a 17 point advantage over rival Pit Beirer who is second.

Hughes was trying a new line in practice over a table-top jump, but the landing was a bit harder than expected for the Pamo Honda rider. He hurt his left wrist, and it was too sore for him to race competively.

Pichon says ‘It’s like a dream today, and for sure it’s the best day of my life. I want to thank all the team, Sylvain Geboers, and the mechanics, but even if I’m now in the lead I know that the season will be long. I will be ready for the next GP in Holland, as I’ve been practicing all winter in the sand. This is a dream come true, when I raced in America I dreamed about returning to Europe and winning two motos and an overall Grand Prix, today it happened on one of the most difficult of tracks.’


Results:                                                         250 World Championship Points:

1. Mickael Pichon – SUZ – FRA – 1/1                1. Mickael Pichon – 70

2. Pit Beirer  – KAW – GER – 2/2                       2. Pit Beirer – 53

3. Mickael Maschio – KAW – FRA – 4/3             3. Gordon Crockard – 44

4. Joshua Coppins – SUZ – NZL – 5/6               4. Mickael Maschio – 41

5. Paul Cooper – HUS – GBR – 7/5                   5. Paul Cooper – 40

6. Frédéric Bolley – HON – FRA – 3/13             6. Frédéric Bolley – 35

7. Justin Morris – GBR – YAM – 6/10                7. Joshua Coppins – 32

8. Claudio Federici – ITA – YAM – 8/9                8. Yves Demaria – 30

9. Yves Demaria – FRA – YAM – 0/4                   9. Ryan Hughes – 20

10. Collin Dugmore – RSA – KTM – 13/7            10. Justin Morris – 19

Next race: April 9 – Netherlands

Thanks to Monica, P. Haudiquert, ACTION GROUP, Ray Archer, Scott and Jeff Waraniak, Ray, Jack, and Bob Babuska, & Frank Hoppen.

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 13 – Dallas TEXAS

8 April 2000

Texas Stadium


Kevin Windham takes his Honda to the top for his first win of the season!

Series leader and defending champion Jeremy McGrath had the holeshot, with Windham right behind. As they exited the first turn, Windham tripled the next set of jumps, while McGrath doubled and then singled. Their bikes touched and McGrath went down. Windham went on to the win. Jeremy restarted in 19th place, rode hard after that, and came back to finish fourth.

Second place in the 250 Main went to David Vuillemin, who still has a chance at the series championship. Vuillemin trails Jeremy McGrath by 28 points. Third place on the podium was Ricky Carmichael.

Windham says ‘I rode smooth and consistent. The track was very slippery and technical, so it was important to stay consistent. I’m looking forward to the race next week in my hometown area.’

Three races remain in the series, New Orleans, Joliet, and Las Vegas.

In the 125 West Main event, Greg Schnell takes the win, but Pro-Circuit Kawasaki rider Shae Bentley clinches the championship! Shae won two events in the West series, and tonight he finished seventh to secure the championship. Second in tonight’s main event was Daivd Pingree, with Chris Gosselaar taking third.


250 Main Event:                         250 Point Standings:

1. Kevin Windham – HON          1. Jeremy McGrath – 300

2. David Vuillemin – YAM           2. David Vuillemin – 272

3. Ricky Carmichael – KAW       3. Mike LaRocco – 246

4. Jeremy McGrath – YAM         4. Kevin Windham – 218

5. Mike LaRocco – HON            5. Ricky Carmichael – 216

6. Sebastien Tortelli – HON        6. Sebastien Tortelli – 199

7. Damon Huffman – SUZ          7. John Dowd – 155

8. John Dowd – KAW                 8. Damon Huffman – 144

9. Larry Ward – KAW                 9. Larry Ward – 136

10. Robbie Reynard – SUZ       10. Tim Ferry – 107


125 West Main Event:               125 West Point Standings:

1. Greg Schnell – YAM             1. Shae Bentley – 122

2. David Pingree – SUZ            2. David Pingree – 120

3. Chris Gosselaar – HON        3. Greg Schnell – 116

4. Danny Smith – HON             4. Jiri Dostal – 93

5. Isaiah Johnson – HON         5. Rodrig Thain – 91

6. Justin Buckelew – YAM        6. Casey Lytle – 85

7. Shae Bentley – KAW            7. Travis Preston – 73

8. Jiri Dostal – HON                  8. Justin Buckelew – 73

9. Rodrig Thain – KTM              9. Chris Gosselaar – 73

10. Casey Lytle – HON            10. Billy Payne – 72

 * Television: April 22 – 1pm Eastern, on ESPN2

 * Next Event: April 15 – New Orleans


 * The AMA Chevy Trucks National Motocross Series starts May 14 ….

May 14 – Glen Helen/San Bernardino CA

May 21 – Hangtown/Sacramento CA

May 28 – High-Point/Mt. Morris PA

June 11 – Southwick MA

June 18 – Budds Creek MD

July 2 – Red Bud/Buchanan MI

July 16 – Unadilla/New Berlin NY

July 23 – Troy OH

July 30 – Washougal WA

August 13 – Millville MN

August 27 – Binghamton NY

September 3 – Steel City/Delmont PA

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 14 – New Orleans

April 15, 2000

Louisiana SuperDome

French riders dominate tonight as David Vuillemin romps to the 250 Main Event win, and Stephane Roncada takes the victory in the 125 East Main.

Vuillemin took the lead from the very first lap, with Jeremy McGrath right behind. Vuillemin held on for all 20 laps, with McGrath finishing second. This is Vuillemin’s fourth win of the series. McGrath still maintains the point standings lead by 25 over Vuillemin with two rounds remaining in the series. Third place tonight was hometown favorite Kevin Windham.

In the 125 East series, it looks like it’s coming down to the last event of their season to determine the championship. The point standings are very close, with Stephane Roncada and Brock Sellards tied at 150, and Travis Pastrana right behind with 144. Tonight’s 125 Main event winner was Stephane Roncada. Brock Sellards takes second again, with Travis Pastrana finishing third.


250 Main results:                              250 Point standings:

1. David Vuillemin – YAM                  1. Jeremy McGrath – 322

2. Jeremy McGrath – YAM                2. David Vuillemin – 297

3. Kevin Windham – HON                 3. Mike LaRocco – 262

4. Ricky Carmichael – KAW              4. Kevin Windham – 238

5. Mike LaRocco – HON                   5. Ricky Carmichael – 234

6. John Dowd – KAW                        6. Sebastien Tortelli – 212

7. Damon Huffman – SUZ                7. John Dowd – 170

8. Sebastien Tortelli – HON              8. Damon Huffman – 158

9. Larry Ward – KAW                        9. Larry Ward – 148

10. Jason Thomas – YAM                10. Tim Ferry – 107

125 East Results:                              125 East Point standings:

1. Stephane Roncada – YAM            1. Stephane Roncada – 150

2. Brock Sellards – HON                   2. Brock Sellards – 150

3. Travis Pastrana – SUZ                  3. Travis Pastrana – 144

4. Nick Wey – KAW                           4. Nick Wey – 128

5. Ryan Clark – SUZ                         5. Ernesto Fonseca – 106

6. Paul Currie – HON                        6. Branden Jesseman – 89

7. Branden Jesseman – SUZ            7. Tyler Evans – 85

8. Charley Bogard – SUZ                  8. Michael Brandes – 74

9. Nate Ramsey – KAW                    9. Kelly Smith – 71

10. Joe Oehlhof – KTM                    10. Paul Currie – 61

Television: (Times are Eastern, on ESPN2) April 22 – 1pm, April 29 – 12pm

Next Event: April 29 – Joliet IL


 —— Extra! Extra! Extra! ——

World Motocross Grand Prix – Netherlands (Holland) – April 9

The first-ever triple (125, 250, & 500) Grand Prix was held at the sandy Valkensvaard circuit. Defending 250 World Champion Frédéric Bolley of France won his first GP of the year, while Mickael Pichon maintained his points lead. Top US contender Ryan Hughes did not compete due to a hand injury.

In the 125 class, South African Grant Langston won both heats, and he leads the point standings.

In the 500 class, Belgian rider Marnicq Bervoets and Joel Smets tied on points, with the overall win going to Bervoets. Smets leads the point standings after three rounds.


250 Grand Prix Results:                                  250 World Championship point standings:

1. Frédéric Bolley – FRA – HON – 1/2             1. Mickael Pichon – 105

2. Mickael Pichon – FRA – SUZ – 3/1               2. Frédéric Bolley – 72

3. Mickael Maschio – FRA – KAW – 5/3            3. Pit Beirer – 71

4. Remy van Rees – NED – KAW – 4/6            4. Mickael Maschio

5. Joshua Coppins – NZL – SUZ – 7/5             5. Gordon Crockard – 54

                                                                       (13. Ryan Hughes – 20)


125 Grand Prix Results:                                      125 World Championship point standings:

1. Grant Langston – RSA – KTM – 1/1                  1. Grant Langston – 99

2. James Dobb – GBR – KTM – 2/4                      2. James Dobb – 86

3. Trampas Parker – USA – TM – 5/2                   3. Mike Brown – 73

4. Kenneth  Gundersen – NOR – KTM – 3/5        4. Trampas Parker – 64

5. Mike Brown – USA – HON – 6/3                       5. Carl Nunn – 60

                                                                           (11. J. Dement – 24, 14. S. Sheak – 17)


500 GP Results:                                               500 World Championship Point Standings:

1. Marnicq Bervoets – BEL – YAM – 2/1            1. Joel Smets – 112

2. Joel Smets – BEL – KTM – 1/2                       2. Marnicq Bervoets – 89

3. Gert Jan Van Doorn – NED – VOR – 5/7        3. Darryl King – 64

4. Avo Leok – EST – KTM – 4/10                       4. Andrea Bartolini – 61

5. Miska Aaltonen – FIN HUS – 3/12                 5. Peter Johansson – 48

Thanks to Monica, Action-Group, P. Haudiquert, Ann Hollingsworth & Ray Archer.

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 15 – Joliet IL

April 29, 2000

Route 66 Motor Speedway

Jeremy McGrath: 2000 AMA Supercross Series Champion!

McGrath dominated the main event for his ninth win of this season, and with it comes his record setting 7th AMA Supercross Series Championship. Jeremy led all 20 laps. Second in tonight’s main event, and second in the point standings is David Vuillemin. He charged hard to get second, coming from near last place at the start. Third place went to Kevin Windham.

The 125 East Championship was also decided tonight, with Stephane Roncada taking the championship by four points over Brock Sellards. The main event was won by Ernesto Fonseca. Roncada finished second, with Travis Pastrana taking third. Next week’s 125 event in Las Vegas will feature the best of the West vs. the best of the East in the annual ‘shoot-out’.

250 Main Event:

1. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

2. David Vuillemin – YAM

3. Kevin Windham – HON

4. Mike LaRocco – HON

5. Sebastian Tortelli – HON

6. Larry Ward – KAW

7. Damon Huffman – SUZ

8. Ricky Carmichael – KAW

9. Heath Voss – HON

10. Kyle Lewis – SUZ

250 Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – 347

2. David Vuillemin – 319

3. Mike LaRocco – 280

4. Kevin Windham – 258

5. Ricky Carmichael – 247

6. Sebastien Tortelli – 228

7. Damon Huffman – 172

8. John Dowd – 170

9. Larry Ward – 163

10. Tim Ferry – 107

125 East Results:

1. Ernesto Fonseca – YAM

2. Stephane Roncada – YAM

3. Travis Pastrana – SUZ

4. Brock Sellards – HON

5. Nick Wey – KAW

6. Nate Ramsey – KAW

7. Ryan Clark – SUZ

8. Paul Carpenter – HUS

9. Paul Currie – HON

10. Joe Oehlhof – KTM

125 East Point Standings:

1. Stephane Roncada – 172

2. Brock Sellards – 168

3. Travis Pastrana – 164

4. Nick Wey – 144

5. Ernesto Fonseca – 131

6. Brandon Jesseman – 98

7. Tyler Evans – 95

8. Mike Brandes – 74

9. (tie) Kelly Smith, Paul Currie – 73

Next event: May 6 – Las Vegas NV

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AMA Supercross Series – Round 16 – Las Vegas NV

May 6, 2000

Sam Boyd Stadium

The 2000 AMA Supercross Series ends just like it started – with a Jeremy McGrath win! Second place tonight goes to Mike LaRocco, with Kevin Windham finishing third. McGrath, who clinched the title last week, ends the series with 372 points. David Vuillemin is second in the final point standings with 337 points, and Mike LaRocco finishes with 302 points.

The 125 East/West Shootout had Travis Pastrana winning, with Stephane Roncada taking second. Third goes to Ernesto Fonseca.

Next weekend will see the start of the AMA/Chevy Trucks National Motocross Series at Glen Helen Raceway in San Bernardino, California.

250 Main Event Results:

1. Jeremy McGrath – YAM

2. Mike LaRocco – HON

3. Kevin Windham – HON

4. David Vuillemin – YAM

5. Ricky Carmichael – KAW

6. Sebastien Tortelli – HON

7. Damon Huffman – SUZ

8. Heath Voss – HON

9. Larry Ward – KAW

10. Jason Thomas – YAM

Final Point Standings:

1. Jeremy McGrath – 372

2. David Vuillemin – 337

3. Mike LaRocco – 302

4. Kevin Windham – 278

5. Ricky Carmichael – 263

6. Sebastien Tortelli – 243

7. Damon Huffman – 186

8. Larry Ward – 175

9. John Dowd – 170

10. Heath Voss – 113

125 East/West Shootout Results:

1. Travis Pastrana – SUZ

2. Stephane Roncada – YAM

3. Ernesto Fonseca – YAM

4. Greg Schnell – YAM

5. Brock Sellards – HON

6. Nick Wey – KAW

7. David Pingree – SUZ

8. Branden Jesseman – SUZ

9. Keith Johnson – KTM

10. Kelly Smith – KTM

NEXT EVENT: May 14 – Glen Helen/San Bernardino CA

BAD NEWS DEPT: Jeff Emig injured – two broken legs while practicing at Glen Helen during the week in preparation for the upcoming Nationals.

EXTRA! 250 WORLD MOTOCROSS GRAND PRIX – April 30 – Mantova ITALY

Results:

1. Mickael Pichon – FRA – SUZ – 1/1

2. Frederic Bolley – FRA – HON – 2/2

3. Claudio Federici – ITA – YAM – 3/4

4. Ryan Hughes – USA – HON – 4/7

5. Pit Beier – GER – KAW – 10/3

Point Standings:

1. Mickael Pichon – 145

2. Frederic Bolley – 106

3. Pit Beier – 92

4. Josh Coppins – 71

5. Gordon Crockard – 69

(9.  Ryan Hughes – 42)

Thanks to Action-Group, P. Haudiquert, Ray Archer, Monica, Chris Rotberg, Robert Modica, Fernando Bianco, Angela H., Steven van Kempen, & Sabrina de Reuver.


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