Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Notes: San Diego

Laps Led

AMA Supercross

James Stewart: 37
Ricky Carmichael 33
Chad Reed: 14
Ivan Tedesco 4
Ernesto Fonseca: 4
Jeremy McGrath: 1

AMA Supercross Lites

Grant Langston: 28
Nathan Ramsey: 12
Ryan Villopoto: 10
Andrew Short: 7
Nathan Ramsey 6
Sean T Collier: 2
Mike Alessi: 2
Brett Metcalfe 1

Race Recap:

ANAHEIM, Calif. (February 4, 2006) ¿ In front of the third sold-out crowd at Angel Stadium this season, Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael, of Tallahassee, Fla., won his third Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross race. Reigning AMA Supercross Lites champion Grant Langston, of Clemont, Fla., won the third and final race at Angel Stadium

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 161
  2. James Stewart, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki, 157
  3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 144
  4. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 115
  5. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 114
  6. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 114
  7. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 86
  8. Ryan Clark, Phoenix, Honda, 83
  9. Jeff Gibson, Westerville, Ohio, Honda, 74
  10. Tyler Evans, Corona, Calif., Suzuki

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Anaheim 3

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki
  2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  3. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  5. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  6. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
  7. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  8. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
  9. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Honda
  10. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 117
  2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 104
  3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 103
  4. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 74
  5. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 73
  6. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 72
  7. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 71
  8. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 62
  9. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 62
  10. Jeremy McGrath, Encinitas, Calif., Honda, 49

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, Anaheim 3

  1. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  2. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  3. Mike Alessi, Apple Valley, Calif., KTM
  4. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  6. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda
  7. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  8. Ryan Morais, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki
  9. Sean Collier, Santa Clarita, Calif., Yamaha
  10. Darcy Lange, San Jacinto, Calif., Kawasaki.

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

  1. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 94
  2. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 93
  3. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 89
  4. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM, 87
  5. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 78
  6. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 77
  7. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 76
  8. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda, 67
  9. Sean Collier, Santa Clarita, Calif., Yamaha, 42
  10. Darcy Lange, San Jacinto, Calif., Kawasaki, 41
  11. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 39

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Results

  1. Luke Purther, Oak Hills, Calif., KTM
  2. Tyler Kirschner, Columbia, Md., KTM
  3. Tanner Scogin, Taft, Calif., KTM
  4. Ayrton Ward, Newport BeachCalif., KTM
  5. Nehemiah Crawford, Palmdale, Calif., KTM
  6. Matthew Poindexter, Ramona, Calif., KTM
  7. Trevor Beard, Hemet, Calif., KTM
  8. Braden O’Neal, Chatsworth, Calif., KTM
  9. Jeremy Byrne, Newbury Park, Calif., KTM
  10. Dalton Blettner, Hanover, Pa., KITM
  11. Hayden Franco, Maui, HI., KTM
  12. Brandon Kaupp, Lancaster, Calif., KTM
  13. Jayce Elsberry Bakersfield, Calif., KTM
  14. Aden Tapia, Imperial Beach, Calif., KTM

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Pro Privateer Challenge

  1. Nick Wey 113 pts.
  2. Jason Thomas 85 pts.
  3. Jeff Gibson 82 pts.

Asterisk Medic Card

Anaheim 1: Jeff Dement
Phoenix: Daniel Sani
Anaheim 2: Tyson Taylor
San Francisco: Michael Sleeter
Anaheim 3: Marco Dube

Racer X Gas Card

Anaheim 1: Jiri Dostal
Phoenix: Doug Dehaan
Anaheim 2: James Marshall
San Francisco: Keith Johnson
Anaheim 3: Jeff Gibson

Progressive Direct Holeshot Award

Anaheim 1: Kyle Lewis
Phoenix: Jeremy McGrath
Anaheim 2: David Vuillemin
San Francisco: Nick Wey
Anaheim 3: Kyle Lewis

Progressive Direct Holeshot Award (Lites)

Anaheim 1: Ryan Villopoto
Phoenix: Ryan Villopoto
Anaheim 2: Mike Alessi
San Francisco: Ryan Villopoto
Anaheim 3: Mike Alessi

MMI Top Tech Award

Anaheim 1: Michael Williamson
Phoenix: Eric Salava
Anaheim 2: Keith Burn
San Francisco: Tony Burlutti
Anaheim 3: Jesse Black

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Rider Finishes

James Stewart

Anaheim 1: 1
Phoenix: 3
Anaheim 2: 3
San Francisco: 1
Anaheim 3: 8

Ricky Carmichael

Anaheim 1: 3
Phoenix: 1
Anaheim 2: 1
San Francisco: 2
Anaheim 3: 1

Chad Reed

Anaheim 1: 2
Phoenix: 2
Anaheim 2: 2
San Francisco: 5
Anaheim 3: 2

Mike LaRocco

Anaheim 1: 4
Phoenix: 8
Anaheim 2: 7
San Francisco: 11
Anaheim 3: 4

Ivan Tedesco

Anaheim 1: 5
Phoenix: 9
Anaheim 2: 4
San Francisco: 16
Anaheim 3: 3

Ernesto Fonseca

Anaheim 1: 6
Phoenix: 7
Anaheim 2: 6
San Francisco: 17
Anaheim 3: 7

Nick Wey

Anaheim 1: 7
Phoenix: 5
Anaheim 2: 10
San Francisco: 3
Anaheim 3: 10

Travis Preston

Anaheim 1: 8
Phoenix: 11
Anaheim 2: 11
San Francisco: 7
Anaheim 3: 6

Michael Bryne

Anaheim 1: 9
Phoenix: 6
Anaheim 2: 8
San Francisco: 4
Anaheim 3: 5

David Vuillemin

Anaheim 1: 10
Phoenix: 10
Anaheim 2: 9
San Francisco: 20
Anaheim 3: 9

Supercross Lites Western Regional Amp’d Mobile Supercross GP

Andrew Short

Anaheim 1: 1
Phoenix: 5
Anaheim 2: 2
San Francisco: 1
Anaheim 3: 2

Billy Laninovich

Anaheim 1: 3
Phoenix: 2
Anaheim 2: 4
San Francisco: 7
Anaheim 3: 6

Grant Langston

Anaheim 1: 4
Phoenix: 3
Anaheim 2: 1
San Francisco: 15
Anaheim 3: 1

Darcy Lange

Anaheim 1: 5
Phoenix: 8
Anaheim 3: 9

Brett Metcalfe

Anaheim 1: 8
Phoenix: 9
Anaheim 2: 8
San Francisco: 2
Anaheim 3: 5

Anaheim III Press Conference Notes

Ivan Tedesco

“It’s been a goal of mine all year, trying to get the box, and I finally put it together tonight. I think I rode pretty well. I didn’t get the greatest jump at the start but I made some moves in the first two corners and then got into second.”

“The track was real slick and I just tried to put twenty consistent laps together.” 

“Ricky was riding good tonight; he had some good lines. He showed me a few things that helped me out and I definitely rode better in my main event than I did in my heat. I think that’s because I latched onto him and found some good lines.”

“I’m not quite used to running up front yet. I’ve been doing that the last couple of races and I’m starting to feel more and more comfortable. Tonight, I got tight around lap five or six and then I mellowed out from there and started riding better once Chad got by me.” 

“Those three guys are just really fast. They’re pulling tens here and there on me. I don’t think it’s nothing really huge. I’ve been struggling in the whoops a little but I’ve been struggling a little everywhere.”

“I like riding up front with these guys and trying to ride with them. Chad was riding good tonight and put a good block pass on me. I tried to stay with him but he just had a little more than me in a few sections and got away.”

Chad Reed

“It was crazy, I got a really good jump off the start and I was riding pretty good. I had James on the inside and Jeremy on the outside and James just lost the front and came right over to me. Then I just finished Jeremy off to miss James. There was a lot going on in the first lap.” 

“It was tough to pass. I knew I had to be aggressive and get close enough to throw it in there”

“I gotta win, that’s about it. Getting seconds, thirds and fifth isn’t really cutting it. So, I know I just gotta get it done. I have a great package, fitness wise. I feel good on the bike and my bikes good. It’s just up to me to put it together on the weekend and that’s all I’m lacking. “

“No, we aren’t worried about James. I gotta ride my race. I knew he went down in the first turn and I knew he was going to push back.”

“When he went down in the first turn, I knew it was going to be a long race for him. Just because it was a track that you couldn’t try and make something happen. There wasn’t a whole lot of passing or separation between the slower guys and us.”

“I was just looking forward to getting onto Ivan and seeing where Ricky was.”

“At this point in the game there is nothing to lose for me. I just gotta go for it. Like I said earlier, I feel I have a good package, a great bike and a great training program. I feel I can win; I’m just not getting it done. At this point I just want to go out there and have fun and just ride with nothing to lose.”

Ricky Carmichael

“It’s great to see a rookie like (Ivan) come up and get what he has been working for. I know he’s been wanting to get a podium. So, I was happy for him. I just like to see people who achieve their goal.”

“At first I thought it was Chad and then realized it was Ivan. So, I was pumped. I knew Chad would probably get him but he hung in there a long time. I was like a fan watching these two go for it.”

“I was just riding protective and trying to put in some good laps.”

“It’s just a test. It’s a test between Chad, James and myself. Fortunately, I’ve been the only guy to be up here. I don’t think every race that I have won hasn’t been on just raw speed. It’s been a little bit of luck, a little bit of patience and a little bit of being strong. I think this is probably the first year that I really haven’t looked too far ahead of me.”

“I’ve just been enjoying every weekend. I’ve had some great battles, but we’ve been spoiled the last three weeks. We had a good race with Chad box, and I finally put it together tonight. I think I rode pretty well. I didn’t get the greatest jump at the start but I made some moves in the first two corners and then got into second.”

“The track was real slick and I just tried to put twenty consistent laps together.” 

“Ricky was riding good tonight; he had some good lines. He showed me a few things that helped me out and I definitely rode better in my main event than I did in my heat. I think that’s because I latched onto him and found some good lines.”

“I’m not quite used to running up front yet. I’ve been doing that the last couple of races and I’m starting to feel more and more comfortable. Tonight, I got tight around lap five or six and then I mellowed out from there and started riding better once Chad got by me.” 

“Those three guys are just really fast. They’re pulling tens here and there on me. I don’t think it’s nothing really huge. I’ve been struggling in the whoops a little but I’ve been struggling a little everywhere.”

“I like riding up front with these guys and trying to ride with them. Chad was riding good tonight and put a good block pass on me. I tried to stay with him but he just had a little more than me in a few sections and got away.”

Chad Reed

“It was crazy, I got a really good jump off the start and I was riding pretty good. I had James on the inside and Jeremy on the outside and James just lost the front and came right over to me. Then I just finished Jeremy off to miss James. There was a lot going on in the first lap.” 

“It was tough to pass. I knew I had to be aggressive and get close enough to throw it in there”

“I gotta win, that’s about it. Getting seconds, thirds and fifth isn’t really cutting it. So, I know I just gotta get it done. I have a great package, fitness wise. I feel good on the bike and my bikes good. It’s just up to me to put it together on the weekend and that’s all I’m lacking. “

“No, we aren’t worried about James. I gotta ride my race. I knew he went down in the first turn and I knew he was going to push back.”

“When he went down in the first turn, I knew it was going to be a long race for him. Just because it was a track that you couldn’t try and make something happen. There wasn’t a whole lot of passing or separation between the slower guys and us.”

“I was just looking forward to getting onto Ivan and seeing where Ricky was.”

“At this point in the game there is nothing to lose for me. I just gotta go for it. Like I said earlier, I feel I have a good package, a great bike and a great training program. I feel I can win; I’m just not getting it done. At this point I just want to go out there and have fun and just ride with nothing to lose.”

Ricky Carmichael

“It’s great to see a rookie like (Ivan) come up and get what he has been working for. I know he’s been wanting to get a podium. So, I was happy for him. I just like to see people who achieve their goal.”

“At first I thought it was Chad and then realized it was Ivan. So, I was pumped. I knew Chad would probably get him but he hung in there a long time. I was like a fan watching these two go for it.”

“I was just riding protective and trying to put in some good laps.”

“It’s just a test. It’s a test between Chad, James and myself. Fortunately, I’ve been the only guy to be up here. I don’t think every race that I have won hasn’t been on just raw speed. It’s been a little bit of luck, a little bit of patience and a little bit of being strong. I think this is probably the first year that I really haven’t looked too far ahead of me.”

“I’ve just been enjoying every weekend. I’ve had some great battles, but we’ve been spoiled the last three weeks. We had a good race with Chad in Phoenix where it was really close, the second Anaheim, and last weekend between James and myself in the mud. I feel like I have passed the test tonight.”

Past Winners
Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA

AMA Supercross

February 19, 2005: Chad Reed
January 24, 2004: Chad Reed
February 08, 2003: Chad Reed
January 12, 2003: David Vuillemin
January 13, 2002: Ricky Carmichael
January 22, 2000: David Vuillemin
January 16, 1999: Ezra Lusk
February 07, 1998: Jeremy McGrath
February 10, 1996: Jeremy McGrath
February 11, 1995: Jeremy McGrath
February 05, 1994: Jeremy McGrath
February 06, 1993: Jeremy McGrath
February 08, 1992: Damon Bradshaw
February 09, 1991: Jean-Michael Bayle
February 10, 1990: Jeff Stanton
February 11, 1989: Rick Johnson
February 14, 1987: Rick Johnson
February 08, 1986: Rick Johnson
January 26, 1985: Johnny O’ Mara
November 16, 1982: Broc Glover
November 14, 1981: Broc Glover
October 25, 1980: Mike Bell 

AMA Supercross Lite

February 19, 2005: Nathan Ramsey
January 24, 2005: Ivan Tedesco
February 08, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
January 12, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
January 13, 2002: Justin Bradshaw
January 22, 2000: Greg Schnell
January 16, 1999: Casey Johnson
February 07, 1998: John Dowd
February 10, 1996: Jeff Willoh
February 11, 1995: Damon Huffman
February 05, 1994: Ryan Hughes
February 06, 1993: Mickael Pichon
February 08, 1992: Jeremy McGrath
February 09, 1991: Jeremy McGrath
February 10, 1990: Ty Davis
February 11, 1989: Jeff Matiasevich
February 14, 1987: Kyle Lewis
February 08, 1986: Donny Schmit
January 26, 1985: Todd Campbell

 

had in Phoenix where it was really close, the second Anaheim, and last weekend between James and myself in the mud. I feel like I have passed the test tonight.”

Past Winners
Qualcomm Stadium
San Diego, CA

AMA Supercross

February 19, 2005: Chad Reed
January 24, 2004: Chad Reed
February 08, 2003: Chad Reed
January 12, 2003: David Vuillemin
January 13, 2002: Ricky Carmichael
January 22, 2000: David Vuillemin
January 16, 1999: Ezra Lusk
February 07, 1998: Jeremy McGrath
February 10, 1996: Jeremy McGrath
February 11, 1995: Jeremy McGrath
February 05, 1994: Jeremy McGrath
February 06, 1993: Jeremy McGrath
February 08, 1992: Damon Bradshaw
February 09, 1991: Jean-Michael Bayle
February 10, 1990: Jeff Stanton
February 11, 1989: Rick Johnson
February 14, 1987: Rick Johnson
February 08, 1986: Rick Johnson
January 26, 1985: Johnny O’ Mara
November 16, 1982: Broc Glover
November 14, 1981: Broc Glover
October 25, 1980: Mike Bell 

AMA Supercross Lite

February 19, 2005: Nathan Ramsey
January 24, 2005: Ivan Tedesco
February 08, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
January 12, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
January 13, 2002: Justin Bradshaw
January 22, 2000: Greg Schnell
January 16, 1999: Casey Johnson
February 07, 1998: John Dowd
February 10, 1996: Jeff Willoh
February 11, 1995: Damon Huffman
February 05, 1994: Ryan Hughes
February 06, 1993: Mickael Pichon
February 08, 1992: Jeremy McGrath
February 09, 1991: Jeremy McGrath
February 10, 1990: Ty Davis
February 11, 1989: Jeff Matiasevich
February 14, 1987: Kyle Lewis
February 08, 1986: Donny Schmit
January 26, 1985: Todd Campbell