Amp’d Mobile World Supercross Notes Package: Phoenix

AMA Supercross Class Laps Led:

  • James Stewart 36
  • Chad Reed 17
  • Ricky Carmichael 6
  • Nick Wey 1

AMA Supercross Lites Class Laps Led:

  • Ryan Villopoto 18
  • Christophe Pourcel 2

Progressive Direct Holeshot Award (AMA Supercross)

  • Nick Wey (Toronto): $1,500
  • James Stewart (Vancouver): $1,500
  • Chad Reed (Anaheim 1): $1,500

Progressive Direct Holeshot Award (AMA Supercross Lites)

  • Christophe Pourcel (Anaheim 1): $1,000

MMI Top Tech Award

  • Jeremy Albrecht (Anaheim 1): $500.00

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Pro Privateer Challenge

  • 1. David Vuillemin 49 Points
  • 2. Nick Wey 41 Points
  • 3. Travis Preston 37 Points

Asterisk Medic Card

  • Charles Castloo (Anaheim 1)

Racer X Gas Card

  • Nathan Ramsey (Anaheim 1)

Race Recap:

  • ANAHEIM (January 6, 2007) — Kawasaki’s James Stewart picked up a thrilling victory before a sold-out crowd of 45,050 at the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto won the AMA Supercross Lites main event.

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 69
2. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 67
3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 65
4. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 50
5. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 49
6. Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 41
7. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 37
8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 35
9. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 33
10. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Kawasaki, 31

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Event Results, Anaheim 1

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
  2. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki
  3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha
  4. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
  5. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki
  6. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda
  7. Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda
  9. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda
  10. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 25
  2. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 22
  3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 20
  4. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 18
  5. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 16
  6. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 15
  7. Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 14
  8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 13
  9. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 12
  10. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 11

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, Anaheim 1

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  2. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki
  3. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
  4. Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM
  5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda
  6. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki
  7. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha
  8. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki
  9. Kyle Chisholm, Seminole, Fla., Kawasaki
  10. Justin Keeney, Lebanon, Ore., Kawasaki

Amp Mobile AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 25
  2. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 22
  3. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 20
  4. Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 18
  5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 16
  6. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 15
  7. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 14
  8. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 13
  9. Kyle Chisholm, Seminole, Fla., Kawasaki, 12
  10. Justin Keeney, Lebanon, Ore., Kawasaki, 11

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Rider Finishes

Chad Reed

  • Toronto: 1
  • Vancouver 3
  • Anaheim 1: 3

Ricky Carmichael

  • Toronto: 2
  • Vancouver 1
  • Anaheim 1: 2

James Stewart

  • Toronto: 3
  • Vancouver 2
  • Anaheim 1: 1

Tim Ferry

  • Toronto: 4
  • Vancouver 5
  • Anaheim 1: 5

David Vuillemin

  • Toronto: 5
  • Vancouver 4
  • Anaheim 1: 6

Nick Wey

  • Toronto: 6
  • Vancouver 9
  • Anaheim 1: 7

Ryan Clark

  • Toronto: 7
  • Vancouver: 14
  • Anaheim 1: 17

Paul Carpenter

  • Toronto: 8
  • Vancouver: 12
  • Anaheim 1: 11

Heath Voss

  • Toronto: 9
  • Vancouver: 11
  • Anaheim 1: 8

Jeff Gibson

  • Toronto: 10
  • Vancouver 8
  • Anaheim 1: 15

Nathan Ramsey

  • Toronto: 21
  • Vancouver: 6
  • Anaheim 1: DNF

Travis Preston

  • Toronto: 16
  • Vancouver: 7
  • Anaheim 1: 4

Jason Thomas

  • Toronto: 14
  • Vancouver: 10
  • Anaheim 1: 21

Kevin Windham

  • Toronto: N/A
  • Vancouver: N/A
  • Anaheim 1: 9

Michael Byrne

  • Toronto: 15
  • Vancouver: 19
  • Anaheim 1: 10

AMA Supercross Class Recap

  • Kawasaki’s James Stewart picked up his 12th career AMA Supercross win in Anaheim last week.
  • Stewart is now tied with David Bailey and Ezra Lusk on the all-time AMA Supercross class win.
  • Stewart is now third on Kawasaki’s all-time AMA Supercross class win list behind Jeff Ward and Ricky Carmichael.
  • Yamaha’s Chad Reed got his 4th podium in five first race starts.
  • Reed now has 65 career starts with 62 top five finishes, 59 podium finishes, and 25 career AMA Supercross class wins.
  • Kawasaki now has eight career first round wins: Jimmy Weinert: ’79; Jeff Ward: ’87 & ’88; LaRocco: ’92 & ’93; Tortelli: ’98, Stewart: ’06 & ’07.
  • The winner of the first round has gone on to win the AMA Supercross title 13 times, 28 times the winner of the first round would finish in the top five in the final point standings.

AMA Supercross Lites Class Recap

  • The AMA Supercross Lites class started in 1985 and Kawasaki has won 9 first round events.
  • For six consecutive years Kawasaki won the first round of AMA Supercross Lites racing: 85-90.
  • Kawasaki became the first AMA Supercross Lites team to earn 100 wins.
  • This was Kawasaki’s third first round sweep: Jeff Ward and Jeff Matiasevich swept in ’87 and ’88, Stewart and Villopoto swept this year.
  • In 12 of the 22 years of AMA Supercross Lites competition, the winner of the first round won the championship.

About Phoenix

  • First race, March, 16th 1991; Jean-Michael. Bayle won on a Honda.
  • First race at Chase Field: 1998.
  • This will be the 11th time the gate will drop in Phoenix.
  • Not since 1987 has a Kawasaki won the first two rounds. Jeff Ward was the last to do it and this year James Stewart can do it?
  • Carmichael has won Phoenix on Three brands. Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki.

AMA Supercross Lites Stats in Phoenix

  • First race: March 16, 1991, Jeff Emig won on a Yamahaa
  • Jeff Emig won his first AMA Supercross Lites race in Phoenix on a Yamaha. He had battled With Jeremy McGrath all year and came up short by three points.
  • Ryan Villopoto will be trying to get his 3rd career AMA Supercross Lites win.

AMA Supercross history for the Second Race of the Season

  • 30 years ago
    March 12th, 1977 Bob Hannah won the Daytona Supercross on a Yamaha. He became the first Yamaha rider to win two AMA Supercross races in a row.
  • 20 years ago
    Feb. 7th, 1987, Jeff Ward won the Houston stop of AMA Supercross and became the first Kawasaki rider to win two races in a row.
  • 10 years ago
    January 12th, 1997 Doug Henry won the Los Angeles stop of AMA Supercross on a Yamaha. After breaking his back in 1995, Henry came back to win this race.

Chad Reed

“I had to do it. I couldn’t sit at home on the couch because I want to win the title and this is what I had to do. Sometimes you get dealt a bad hand but you still have to pull through. I knew tonight’s start was the most important of my career.

“I just had it in me tonight. I thought to myself, ‘I’m here, why not fight for it.’ You never know which guys are going to make mistakes, as we saw James go down and also Ricky. I wasn’t in any shape to capitalize tonight, but I’m super pumped about third. So, that’s kind of weird for me.

Q: How did you feel the first time you rode after practice when you went back to the pits? What was the report?

A: Guys, I can ride. I can go around the track and do the jumps and let’s just save it for the main event. A lot of people speculated and thought I was going to go for my promoters’ choice. I said I needed to get in the heat and do the jumps and I worked on it. I went down and I was like ‘this is a déjà  vu of Daytona all over again.’ I just put my head down and got comfortable with the jumps.

Q: You said that was the most important start of your life. That meant when you went to the main event, if you had a good start you’d have a good finish. Did you know at that point the twenty laps were in you or was that still a mystery when you went down the line?

A: The twenty laps is the easy part. That is our job. I mean, if you can’t do twenty laps than you shouldn’t be here. My worry was my chest more than anything this weekend. I just couldn’t get a full bert: ’79; Jeff Ward: ’87 & ’88; LaRocco: ’92 & ’93; Tortelli: ’98, Stewart: ’06 & ’07.

  • The winner of the first round has gone on to win the AMA Supercross title 13 times, 28 times the winner of the first round would finish in the top five in the final point standings.
  • AMA Supercross Lites Class Recap

    • The AMA Supercross Lites class started in 1985 and Kawasaki has won 9 first round events.
    • For six consecutive years Kawasaki won the first round of AMA Supercross Lites racing: 85-90.
    • Kawasaki became the first AMA Supercross Lites team to earn 100 wins.
    • This was Kawasaki’s third first round sweep: Jeff Ward and Jeff Matiasevich swept in ’87 and ’88, Stewart and Villopoto swept this year.
    • In 12 of the 22 years of AMA Supercross Lites competition, the winner of the first round won the championship.

    About Phoenix

    • First race, March, 16th 1991; Jean-Michael. Bayle won on a Honda.
    • First race at Chase Field: 1998.
    • This will be the 11th time the gate will drop in Phoenix.
    • Not since 1987 has a Kawasaki won the first two rounds. Jeff Ward was the last to do it and this year James Stewart can do it?
    • Carmichael has won Phoenix on Three brands. Kawasaki, Honda, Suzuki.

    AMA Supercross Lites Stats in Phoenix

    • First race: March 16, 1991, Jeff Emig won on a Yamahaa
    • Jeff Emig won his first AMA Supercross Lites race in Phoenix on a Yamaha. He had battled With Jeremy McGrath all year and came up short by three points.
    • Ryan Villopoto will be trying to get his 3rd career AMA Supercross Lites win.

    AMA Supercross history for the Second Race of the Season

    • 30 years ago
      March 12th, 1977 Bob Hannah won the Daytona Supercross on a Yamaha. He became the first Yamaha rider to win two AMA Supercross races in a row.
    • 20 years ago
      Feb. 7th, 1987, Jeff Ward won the Houston stop of AMA Supercross and became the first Kawasaki rider to win two races in a row.
    • 10 years ago
      January 12th, 1997 Doug Henry won the Los Angeles stop of AMA Supercross on a Yamaha. After breaking his back in 1995, Henry came back to win this race.

    Chad Reed

    “I had to do it. I couldn’t sit at home on the couch because I want to win the title and this is what I had to do. Sometimes you get dealt a bad hand but you still have to pull through. I knew tonight’s start was the most important of my career.

    “I just had it in me tonight. I thought to myself, ‘I’m here, why not fight for it.’ You never know which guys are going to make mistakes, as we saw James go down and also Ricky. I wasn’t in any shape to capitalize tonight, but I’m super pumped about third. So, that’s kind of weird for me.

    Q: How did you feel the first time you rode after practice when you went back to the pits? What was the report?

    A: Guys, I can ride. I can go around the track and do the jumps and let’s just save it for the main event. A lot of people speculated and thought I was going to go for my promoters’ choice. I said I needed to get in the heat and do the jumps and I worked on it. I went down and I was like ‘this is a déjà  vu of Daytona all over again.’ I just put my head down and got comfortable with the jumps.

    Q: You said that was the most important start of your life. That meant when you went to the main event, if you had a good start you’d have a good finish. Did you know at that point the twenty laps were in you or was that still a mystery when you went down the line?

    A: The twenty laps is the easy part. That is our job. I mean, if you can’t do twenty laps than you shouldn’t be here. My worry was my chest more than anything this weekend. I just couldn’t get a full breath and it hurt worse when I went down in the heat. I just rode until I felt I was running out of air in my lungs and then just watched as Travis Preston gauged off of him and watched my pit board to ride into third.

    Q: How encouraging was it for you to mix it up with Ricky and James? I know you weren’t riding at 100% tonight but there were some glimpses tonight you were going to mix it up with these guys this year. So, did you get some confidence out of this?

    A: I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t think I could mix it up with these guys. I knew James was going to ride away with it; it was quite obvious. The track was a tough one this weekend. I watched the practices and no one looked very comfortable to me. I knew if I got a good start that it was my podium and finished third.

    Q: Can you give us status on when you think you will be back at 100%?

    A: Hopefully sooner rather than later. At this point my shoulder is stable. I think when I did it at Daytona, I had movement but it was painful with it being in my shoulder blade. It’s not as big of a deal as my chest is right now. Hopefully, we can work on that this week. I mean last week I was in a hospital coughing up blood thinking my season was over. But six days later we are here on the podium. So, hopefully in the next seven days we can make some more improvements and come out swinging.

    Q: What was the most difficult part of the track, regarding your injuries?

    A: For me it was after the finish line in the straightaway. When we go step on, step off, step on, step off.

    Q: When you think about points, does it give you more confidence to know the championship can be as close as it is with just a couple of points difference? Especially, thinking about last year, does that factor in at all?

    A: It’s racing, we lay it all on the line week in and week out. With racing anything can happen. I found that out last weekend; that things can go wrong. You just have to be on your toes and sometimes it’s out of your control. So, I’m just going to put my head down and try to get healthy. I’ll come back next weekend and do the same.

    Ricky Carmichael

    Q: We had the makings of a great race. What happened in the third corner about half way through the main event?

    A: The whole night I was chasing my tail a bit with the ninety degree turns. I just couldn’t start my turn outside enough. James is riding well and he was better. He made that mistake and I got in the lead. Then he caught me right back and passed me. I always kept him in sight. When he’d make a mistake I’d catch him, but I was right on the edge. Where I would try and make up time by driving it in on the inside, he would just get me on accident. James rode well tonight; there is no two ways about it. His times are really good in practice and I knew I was going to have my work cut out for me. I at least figured I would be there at the end, but it didn’t happen. What happened tonight has no affect on what I have done with my career. It doesn’t matter to me because I had a great time tonight.

    Q: Talking about this being your last Anaheim here. It seemed like you were really embraced by the fans more so than usual. What was the weekend like for you?

    A: It was a very fun and emotional weekend for me. I feel bad for the other racers out there waiting for me but they’ll have their day. I’m very thankful for Live Nation for doing everything for me. It really means a lot and has a big impact on me. I love it. I think it says a lot for my program when you see all the teams I have ridden for.

    Q: I know there are certain races when you say people put too much emphasis in practice times, but here you knew James was going to be quick. Are there some nights when the lap times don’t matter?

    A: I knew James was a second faster in practice. I was surprised that I was as c