Australian Motocross National results, Round 6, Barleigh Ranch, NSW

Barleigh Ranch

Craig Anderson takes the overall at Newcastle’s Barleigh Ranch in New South Wales this weekend.



Daryl Hurley took a moto win, and second place overall. Hurley leads
the Championship by nine points, has held the series lead for six
consecutive rounds since the series opener.



The New Zealander (Hurley) was in fourth place in the opening moto
behind Daniel Reardon, Craig Anderson and Cody Cooper until each of the
three leading riders suffered unrelated misfortunes. Reardon was the
first rider to drop from the lead when rear tyre issues took him out of
contention in the middle of the race. An error saw Anderson crash while
heading the field, handing the lead to his team-mate Cooper, with
Hurley elevated to second place. Subsequent issues for Cooper allowed
Hurley the opportunity to pounce for the lead in the final five minutes
of the race, crossing the finish line a comfortable 9.3 seconds ahead.



Race two saw Hurley’s yellow machine round the first corner in fourth
place before the Suzuki star mounted a massive charge for the lead. He
came through mid-race to pass Reardon for second then climbed on the
back of Anderson and began applying intense pressure to the race leader.



In the closing laps, Hurley made a passing move for the lead, but his
advantage was short lived as he over-jumped the triple offering
Anderson the opportunity to regain his position.



Daryl Hurley: “Those flat tyres and Ando’s crash really played into our
hands in the first race… it’s nice to have a bit of luck on your side
sometimes. When it comes to luck, we’ve all experienced both sides of
the coin and you have to take it when it goes your way. Newcastle isn’t
one of my greatest tracks, so I’m happy with a race win and second
overall.”



Jay Foreman: Suzuki Team Manager: “Daryl took a little while to get
going in both races today, but when he did turn up the wick he was
clearly able to reel in the other guys and show everyone why he’s the
series leader. We only conceded one point to Craig Anderson today, so
the damage to our title defence was minimal. Nonetheless, we will be
chasing two race wins at the next round at Toowoomba to give Suzuki
some breathing room in terms of championship points. We need to do work
on our starts to get Daryl to the front earlier and get him to pull
away and really dominate in the way he did at the start of the season.”





Pro Open Overall Results:



1 Craig Anderson 47

2 Daryl Hurley 47

3 Cody Cooper 36

4 Ford Dale 28

5 Danny Ham 28

6 Daniel Reardon 25

7 Craig Carmichael 25

8 Darryll King 34

9 Lee Ellis 22

10 Nathan Brochtrup 22





Pro Open Championship Points (after 6 rounds):



1 Daryl Hurley 268

2 Craig Anderson 2

59

3 Daniel Reardon 197

4 Cody Cooper 196

5 Darryll King 182

6 Shayne King 171

7 Craig Carmichael 139

8 Cheyne Boyd 130

9 Peter Boyle 123

10 Timmy Weigand 104





Courtesy Team Suzuki Press Office


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World MX GP Round 5 Japan

World MX GP Round 5 Japan

Sugo Circuit




In the premier MX1 class, World Champion Stefan Everts won his 92nd career Grand Prix, and fifth in a row this season!



In the MX2 class, it was Billy MacKenzie with the victory





MX1 results:



1. Stefan Everts – 1/1

2. Steve Ramon – 4/2

3. Ken de Dycker – 2/8

4. Jon Barragan – 8/3

5. Tanel Leok – 6/2





MX1 points:



1. Stefan Everts – 242

2. Tanel Leok – 181

3. Ken de Dycker – 168

4. Kevin Strijbos – 165

5. Steve Ramon – 151





MX2 results:



1. Billy Mackenzie – 1/3

2. Antonio Cairoli – 4/1

3. Marc de Reuver – 3/2

4. Chris Pourcel – 2/5

5. Garreth Swanepoel – 7/4

13. Tyla Rattray – 6/DNF





MX2 point standings:



1. Chris Pourcel – 196

2. Marc de Reuver – 194

3. Tyla Rattray – 181

4. Antonio Cairoli – 162

5. Billy Mackenzie – 150





Courtesy YouthStream, Team Suzuki MX Press, and others.







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Round 1 – Sacramento CA – May 21

Round 1 – Sacramento CA – May 21




Motocross results
1. JAMES STEWART KAW 1 2
2. RICKY CARMICHAEL SUZ 3 1
3. CHAD REED YAM 2 3
4. DAVID VUILLEMIN YAM 4 5
5. TRAVIS PRESTON HON 6 4
6. NICK WEY HON 7 6
7. KEVIN WINDHAM HON 5 8
8. JEFF DEMENT SUZ 11 7
9. DAVI MILLSAPS HON 9 10
10. JOSH SUMMEY HON 12 12
11. RYAN MILLS SUZ 10 14
12. ROBBIE REYNARD HON 8 37
13. JOSH DEMUTH   21 9
14. JASON THOMAS HON 15 15
Motocross points
JAMES STEWART 47
RICKY CARMICHAEL 45
CHAD REED 42
DAVID VUILLEMIN 34
TRAVIS PRESTON 33
NICK WEY 29
KEVIN WINDHAM 29
JEFF DEMENT 24
DAVI MILLSAPS 23
JOSH SUMMEY 18
Lites Motocross results
1. MIKE ALESSI KTM 1 1
2. BRETT METCALFE YAM 5 2
3. ANDREW MCFARLANE YAM 4 3
4. JOSH GRANT HON 3 7
5. RYAN VILLOPOTO KAW 2 10
6. ANDREW SHORT HON 9 4
7. CHRIS GOSSELAAR KAW 10 6
8. MIKE BROWN SUZ 11 8
9. BILLY LANINOVICH HON 16 5
10. TOMMY HAHN HON 8 15
11. MATT WALKER YAM 14 12
12. DANNY SMITH HON 13 13
13. STEVE BONIFACE   7 19
14. NATE RAMSEY KTM 18 9
Lites Motocross points
MIKE ALESSI 50
BRETT METCALFE 38
ANDREW MCFARLANE 38
JOSH GRANT 34
RYAN VILLOPOTO 33
ANDREW SHORT 30
CHRIS GOSSELAAR 26
MIKE BROWN 23
BILLY LANINOVICH 21
TOMMY HAHN 19

Prairie City Off Road Vehicle Park





James Stewart fires opening shot in 2006 Motocross … Mike Alessi sweeps Lites



One of the story lines for the day was the weather. Rain. Certainly not the downpour that was expected, but it rained none-the-less. That didn’t stop Kawasaki’s James Stewart from taking the overall in the Motocross class. James won the first heat after a dramatic battle with Ricky Carmichael, and then a last lap pass on Chad Reed for the lead. That heat saw ‘The Big Three’ finish first second and third. Stewart first, Reed second, and Carmichael third. Cut Ricky some slack though – he still rode great. He fell on th opening lap, came around 23 at the completion of lap 1, yet still powered his way to third in the moto.



In the second moto, it was all Carmichael. He led from the start, and stretched it out almost every lap. That didn’t matter to James Stewart – he stayed in second place, knowing that with that second, he wrapped up the overall win. Reed was equi-distant back in third. This moto had Carmichael winning, Stewart second, Reed third.



The overall shows Stewart on top with 1/2 finishes, Carmichael second with 3/1 finishes, and Reed third with 2/3 finishes.



Notes: At the end of the day, Carmichael had to get a few stitches in his shin – the result of hitting a footpeg near the end of the final laps. He’s fine, and will be ready to go next week in PA. RC had won 27 straight overall victories until James snapped that streak today. Chad Reed did mention that his ‘program’ for 2007 will be supercross only – no outdoor motocross. David Vuillemin returned to action, riding for Motoworld Racing Yamaha.



In the ‘Lites’ class, Mike Alessi led every lap. Can’t get much better than that! Mike signed a new, three year contract with KTM the day before. Second place went to Yamaha of Troy’s Brett Metcalfe with 5/2 finishes. He looked very good in the mud in the second moto. And Bretty’s YOT team-mate, fellow Aussie Andrew McFarlane finished third with moto finishes of 4/3.



Notes: KTM also has a new rider in their camp, number 168, Zack Osborne. Zack got a sixth place in the first moto. Grant Langston tried racing, even though he’s nursing an injured wrist. He finished 36th in the first moto, and did not race the second, due to the hurting wrist.




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2006 AMA Motocross TV Schedule

PICKERINGTON, Ohio – The AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF announces brand-new air times for its OLN telecasts in 2006.



With few exceptions, AMA Motocross will be shown at 6 p.m. ET on the
Saturday following the race and AMA Motocross Lites will air on the
following Monday nights at 5 p.m. ET. Two events, Red Bud and Unadilla,
will be seen the following Sunday, one week after the race, due to
scheduling conflicts (full schedule below).



“After a successful 2005 season on OLN, we were able to make big
improvements to this year’s schedule” said John Farris, AMA Pro
Racing’s Vice President of Commercial Development. “With consistent
time slots and shorter turn around times, not only is it going to be
easier for fans to catch the race, but they’ll be that much closer to
the action.”



This marks the second year the series has been carried on OLN. The
network features other best-in-class events like the NHL, the Dakar
Rally and the AFL, and is available in more than 69 million homes. OLN
has also renewed its contract with DISH Network, making AMA Motocross
even more accessible. Fans who do not receive the channel should check
with their local cable operator or satellite provider to inquire about
adding OLN.



The 2006 AMA Toyota Motocross Championship has the potential to be one
of the most memorable in years, with Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael aiming
to win his 10th AMA Motocross title. He’ll face perhaps his toughest
challenge yet in the form of James Stewart of Team Kawasaki.



AMA Motocross is shown in nearly 100 territories around the world,
reaching millions of households in key markets. Erin Bates, Brian
Drebber and David Pingree are slated to provide commentary for each
telecast.



May 20-21 Hangtown Classic, Sacramento, Calif. May 27, 6 p.m. – Motocross

May 20-21 Hangtown Classic, Sacramento, Calif. May 29, 5 p.m. – Motocross Lites

May 27-28 High Point Raceway, Mt. Morris, Penn. June 3, 6 p.m. – Motocross

May 27-28 High Point Raceway, Mt. Morris, Penn. June 5, 4 p.m. – Motocross Lites

June 10-11 Motocross 338, Southwick, Mass. June 17, 6 p.m. – Motocross

June 10-11 Motocross 338, Southwick, Mass. June 19, 5 p.m. – Motocross Lites

June 17-18 Budds Creek MX Park, Budds Creek, Md. June 24, 5 p.m. – Motocross

June 17-18 Budds Creek MX Park, Budds Creek, Md. June 26, 5 p.m. – Motocross Lites

July 1-2 Red Bud Track-N-Trail, Buchanan, Mich. July 9, 5 p.m. – Motocross

July 1-2 Red Bud Track-N-Trail, Buchanan, Mich. July 24, 4 p.m. – Motocross Lites

July 15-16 Unadilla Valley Sports Center, New Berlin, N.Y. July 23, 6 p.m. – Motocross

July 15-16 Unadilla Valley Sports Center, New Berlin, N.Y. July 24, 5 p.m. – Motocross Lites

July 22-23 Thunder Valley Motocross Park, Lakewood, Colo. July 29, 6 p.m. – Motocross

July 22-23 Thunder Valley Motocross Park, Lakewood, Colo. July 31, 5 p.m. – Motocross Lites

July 29-30 Washougal MX Park, Washougal, Wash. Aug. 5, 6 p.m. – Motocross

July 29-30 Washougal MX Park, Washougal, Wash. Aug. 7, 5 p.m. – Motocross Lites

Aug. 12-13 Spring Creek MX Park, Millville, Minn. Aug. 19, 6 p.m. – Motocross

Aug. 12-13 Spring Creek MX Park, Millville, Minn. Aug. 21, 4 p.m. – Motocross Lites

Aug. 19-20 Broome-Tioga Sports Center, Binghamton, N.Y. Aug. 26, 6 p.m. – Motocross

Aug. 19-20 Broome-Tioga Sports Center, Binghamton, N.Y. Aug. 28, 5 p.m. – Motocross Lites

Sept. 2-3 Steel City Raceway, Delmont, Penn. Sept. 9, 6 p.m. – Motocross

Sept. 2-3 Steel City Raceway, Delmont, Penn. Sept. 11, 6 p.m. – Motocross Lites

Sept. 9-10 Glen Helen Raceway Park, San Bernardino, Calif. Sept. 16, 6 p.m. – Motocross

Sept. 9-10 Glen Helen Raceway Park, San Bernardino, Calif. Sept. 18, 5 p.m. – Motocross Lites



*Motocross events repeat on original broadcast date at 4 a.m. EST

*Motocross Lites events repeat on original broadcast date at 5 a.m. EST.

All times are Eastern and subject to change.



Courtesy AMA Pro

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