AMA Pro Racing confirms final round of AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship Cancelled

The final round of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, scheduled to be held at Kenworthy’s Motocross Park in Troy, Ohio on September 6-7, has been cancelled due to heavy rains and flooding in the area. The event will not be rescheduled.
Championship standings will be determined by points earned through round 11 at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pennsylvania. Team Honda’s Ricky Carmichael has been crowned the 250-class champion and Red Bull/KTM’s Grant Langston is the 125 champion.

Ironically, the Kenworthy round was originally scheduled for July 12-13 and had to be rescheduled for September due to rains and flooding that damaged the facility at that time. Owner Don Kenworthy and his crew worked hard to get the facility back in shape. This latest storm, and resulting cancellation, adds an unfortunate twist to the situation.

AMA Pro Racing’s Duke Finch said the decision to end the series under these circumstances was particularly difficult. “We wish the series didn’t have to end on this note, said Finch. “We explored a second postponement for the Kenworthy round but that’s just not realistic at this time. The teams and riders are preparing for the U.S. Open, the Motocross des Nations and off-season testing. Waiting for the flood waters to recede and then for the facility to be restored again is just not possible. Regrettably, we had to make this tough call.

The top 10 final championship standings are as follows:

250 Motocross final points:

269
Pos. Pts. Rider Hometown
1. 529 Ricky Carmichael Havana, FL
2. 460 Kevin Windham Centreville, MS
3. 398 Chad Reed Menifee, CA
4. 376 Tim Ferry Largo, FL
5. 327 Mike LaRocco South Bend, IN
6. 283 David Vuillemin Murrieta, CA
7. Ezra Lusk Bainbridge, GA
8. 241 Ernesto Fonseca Murrieta, CA
9. 204 Larry Ward Florence, SC
10. 190 John Dowd Ludlow, MA

125 Motocross final points:

Pos. Pts. Rider Hometown
1. 380 Grant Langston Temecula, CA
2. 373 Ryan Hughes Temecula, CA
3. 350 James Stewart Haines City, FL
4. 271 Michael Brown Johnson City, TN
5. 269 Michael Byrne Lake Elsinore, CA
6. 269 Brock Sellards Sherrodsville, OH
7. 222 Craig Anderson Riverside, CA
8. 193 Ivan Tedesco Sherrodsville, OH
9. 190 Kelly Smith Ludington, MI
10. 173 Christopher Gosselaar Victorville, CA

For immediate post-race results, points, live transponder scoring, in-depth series and rider information, regular columnists and much more, log onto www.USMotocross.com.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

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For immediate post-race results, points, live transponder scoring, in-depth series and rider information, regular columnists and much more, log onto www.USMotocross.com.

About AMA Pro Racing

AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Superbike Championship, the AMA Progressive Insurance U.S. Flat Track Championship and the AMA Red Bull Supermoto Championship. Nearly 2 million race fans attended AMA Pro Racing events during the 2002 season. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.