Carmichael Edges Stewart for Fastest Lap Time at Washougal

Round Eight of Toyota AMA Motocross Championship Set for Sunday

WASHOUGAL, Wash. (July 29, 2006) — Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael
narrowly edged the fastest lap time of Toyota AMA Motocross Championship
rival James Stewart and set the table for Sunday’s Unbound Energy
National at Washougal Motocross Park.

Carmichael, of Tallahassee, Fla., posted a fastest lap time of 2:16.371,
nearly one second quicker than the best time of Kawasaki’s Stewart
(2:17.140), of Haines City, Fla. The gap between the two may be a bit
deceiving as Carmichael, who’s fastest overall lap time was posted in
the first practice, was only one tenth of a second quicker than Stewart
in the afternoon’s second session. Suzuki’s Michael Brown, of
Johnson City, Tenn., set the third fastest time with a 2:21.031.

In AMA Motocross Lites, five-time winner and series points leader Ryan
Villopoto, of nearby Poulsbo, Wash., posted the fastest lap time on a
Kawasaki with a 2:20.240. Honda’s Andrew Short, of Murrieta, Calif.,
was second at 2:20.859. Suzuki’s Broc Hepler, of Kittanning, Pa., was
third with a 2:21.389.

Tomorrow’s racing gets underway at 1 p.m.

AMA Toyota Motocross Championships, presented by FMF
The Unbound Energy Washougal National
Washougal Motocross Park — Washougal, Wash.
Round 8 of 12 — July 22, 2006

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Class: Motocross
Saturday Practice (Practice #1 and Practice #2 Combined)

1
4
02:16.371
Practice 2
Ricky Carmichael
Havana, FL
Suzuki RMZ450

2
7
02:17.140
Practice 4
James M Stewart
Haines City, FL
Kawasaki KX450F

3
3
02:21.031
Practice 4
Michael L Brown
Johnson City, TN
Suzuki RMZ450

4
14
02:21.927
Practice 4
Kevin W Windham
Centreville, MS
Honda CRF450R

5
11
02:22.035
Practice 4
Travis A Preston
Hesperia, CA
Honda CRF450R

6
38
02:22.226
Practice 2
Jeff Dement
Kingwood, TX
Suzuki RMZ450

7
86
02:22.349
Practice 1
Daniel Sani
Clovis, CA
Honda CRF450R

8
26
02:22.446
Practice 4
Michael Byrne
Menifee, CA
Kawasaki KX450F

9
118
02:22.635
Practice 4
David D Millsaps
Cairo, GA
Honda CRF450R

10
15
02:22.852
Practice 2
Timmy M Ferry
Largo, FL
Honda CRF450R

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Class: Motocross Lites
Saturday Practice (Practice #1 and Practice #2 Combined)

1
51
02:20.240
Practice 1
Ryan D Villopoto
Poulsbo, WA
Kawasaki KX250F

2
29
02:20.859
Practice 4
Andrew T Short
Murrieta, CA
Honda CRF250R

3
60
02:21.389
Practice 1
Broc D Hepler
Kittanning, PA
Suzuki RMZ250

4
24
02:21.534
Practice 1
Joshua M Grant
Riverside, CA
Honda CRF250R

5
141
02:22.353
Practice 4
Steve Boniface
Lewisville, TX
Honda CRF250R

6
323
02:23.107
Practice 1
Troy K Adams
Brooksvillle, FL
Kawasaki KX250F

7
800
02:23.613
Practice 1
Mike A Alessi
Victorville, CA
KTM 250SXF

8
338
02:23.631
Practice 1
Jason D Lawrence
Murrieta, CA
Suzuki RMZ250

9
123
02:23.779
Practice 1
Brett Metcalfe
Murrieta, CA
Yamaha YZ250F

10
577
02:24.125
Practice 4
Martin Davalos
Cairo, GA
Yamaha YZ250F

Fans can follow this epic Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented
by FMF, all year from the telecasts of the premier AMA Motocross class
on Saturdays following each race with coverage on OLN of the Motocross
Lites class set to air on the Monday after that. Two events, RedBud and
Unadilla, will be seen the following Sunday, one week after the race,
due to OLN’s coverage of the Tour de France.

For more information on the Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented
by FMF,, log on to www.amamotocross.com, where a weekly webcast of each
race will available to fans throughout the season. In addition,
www.amamotocross.com offers fans live@thewire live timing and scoring.

Credential requests for each round of the 2006 Toyota AMA Motocross
Championship, presented by FMF, must be submitted via email to
tgardea@amaproracing.com three weeks prior to the race. Media members
interested in interviews with the riders of the Toyota AMA Motocross
Championship, presented by FMF,, should contact Next Level Sports Inc.
at 949-365-5750 or email tgardea@amaproracing.com.

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Motocross Championship. The goal of the NPG is to raise awareness of
motocross through the production of professional championship racing
events.

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