Carmichael Chases Stewart and Makes Big Pass for Win in Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP

VANCOUVER (December 9, 2006) — Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael won his first Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP race of the season at B.C. Place Stadium and moves into the points lead. Honda’s Ryan Sipes won his first-ever Amp’d Mobile Supercross Lites main event.

Kawasaki’s Stewart earned the $1,500 Progress Direct Holeshot Award with Suzuki’s Michael Byrne in second and Carmichael in third. Yamaha’s Chad Reed, who came into tonight’s race with the points lead, started in fifth.

On lap 2 Carmichael moved into second place and started to reel in Stewart while Reed secured third place. Carmichael passed Stewart on lap 16 and held on for the win. Stewart finished second and Reed finished third.

“When you get out there and the adrenaline gets pumping it’s so fun, said Carmichael. “I give James credit because he’s hurt and gave it his all. I will take the win if I can. I am leaving with the points lead, and I am excited to race in Anaheim.

“I pulled the holeshot, so I was pumped, said Stewart. “I didn’t ride all week because my foot is so sore. We are here to win a championship. I told my team and my family that I would never quit on them.

Honda’s Ryan Sipes earned the $1,000 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award, but was quickly passed by KTM’s Michael Willard on the opening lap in AMA Supercross Lites competition. The next lap, Sipes moved into the lead with last weekend’s winner Martin Davalos in second.

Suzuki’s Ryan Dungy, in his first-ever Amp’d Mobile Supercross Lites race, passed Davalos on lap six for second place. Dungy chased Sipes for the remainder of the finale and finished second.

“I felt great off the start, said Dungy. “I was smooth and control throughout the race, and I have worked my whole life to get here.

Sipes led all 15 laps en route to victory.

“I got tangled after the first part of the race and fell into second place, said Sipes. “I was able to get back into the lead, and I am very happy.

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP returns to action Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., which is the opening round of Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series racing.

Tonight’s race will air on SPEED Sunday, December 10, at 6:00 p.m. EST. The Supercross Lites race will air Friday, December 15, at Noon EST.

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Event Results, Vancouver

1. Ricky Carmichael, Suzuki
2. James Stewart, Kawasaki
3. Chad Reed, Yamaha
4. David Vuillemin, Honda
5. Tim Ferry, Kawasaki
6. Nathan Ramsey, Honda
7. Travis Preston, Honda
8. Jeff Gibson, Kawasaki
9. Nick Wey, Honda
10. Jason Thomas, Honda

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

1. Chad Reed, Yamaha, 47
2. Ricky Carmichael, Suzuki, 45
3. James Stewart, Kawasaki, 42
4. David Vuillemin, Honda, 34
5. Tim Ferry, Kawasaki, 34
6. Nick Wey, Honda, 27
7. Jeff Gibson, Kawasaki, 40
8. Heath Voss, Honda, 22
9. Paul Carpenter, Kawasaki, 22
10. Ryan Clark, Honda, 21

Amp’d Mobile Supercross Lites Event Results, Vancouver

1. Ryan Sipes, Honda
2. Ryan Dungy, Suzuki
3. Zach Osborne, KTM
4. Martin Davalos, KTM
5. Kyle Beaton, Yamaha
6. Jimmy Albertson, Yamaha
7. Bobby Garrison, Yamaha
8. Gray Davenport, Kawasaki
9. Dennis Jonon, KTM
10. Kevin Urquhart, Honda
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12. Broc Tickle, Yamaha
13. Zach Osborne, KTM
14. Michael Willard, KTM
15. Troy Adams, Suzuki
16. Tyler Medaglia, Suzuki
17. William Ainsworth, Kawasaki
18. Robert Marshall, Kawasaki
19. Benjamin Ritr, Kawasaki
20. Logan Martin, Honda

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

1. T. Morris, KTM
2. R. Martin, KTM
3. Z. Roth, KTM
4. K. Biro, KTM
5. S. Wilton, KTM
6. J. Nikirk, KTM
7. S. Galey, KTM
8. R. Bencze, KTM
9. W. Constantine, KTM
10. N. Young, KTM
11. R. Holz, KTM
12. E. Mearns, KTM
13. J. Hills, KTM
14. C. Brewster, KTM
15. R. Swabey, KTM

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About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP„¢/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series
Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, produced and promoted by Live Nation is a 17-round global off-road motorcycle stadium racing circuit. Riders must compete in the international rounds to be eligible to win the world championship. In 2006-2007, the 17-event Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP will be comprised of two international events and 15 of the 16 events that are conducted in major cities throughout the United States as a part of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series is a 16-event series solely conducted in the United States. The other Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series event held in Daytona Beach, Fla., is independently produced by the International Speedway Corporation and is not a part of the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP. An Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series rider will be crowned as the national champion for the series of events conducted in the United States only.

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About AMA Pro Racing
AMA Pro Racing is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its properties include the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship presented by FMF, the AMA Superbike Championship presented by Parts Unlimited, the AMA Ford Quality Checked Flat Track Championship and the AMA Supermoto Championship presented by Parts Unlimited. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access AMA Pro Racing’s online Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom.