Carmichael Pulls Out Second Consecutive Win

Reigning Regional Supercross Champion Langston Wins his First Race of the Season

ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 21, 2006) ¿ Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael, of Haines City, Fla., won his second consecutive Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series race in front of a sold-out (45,050 fans) Angel Stadium. Kawasaki’s Grant Langston, of Clermont, Fla., won his first AMA Supercross Lites race of the season. Tonight’s race will air on CBS Sports tomorrow, January 22, at 1:00 p.m. EST.

Honda’s David Vuillemin, of Frisco, Texas, won the Toyota Holeshot Award in The AMA Supercross main event with Suzuki’s Ivan Tedesco in tow and Honda’s Jeremy McGrath in third. Tedesco moved into the lead on lap 1. Kawasaki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., worked his way into the lead on lap four and one lap later, Carmichael pulled into second place. Carmichael chased Stewart the next 14 laps, until Stewart crashed into a lapped rider. Carmichael rode off to his second win of the season, Yamaha’s Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., finished second and Stewart was third.

Tonight’s sell-out marks the second consecutive sell-out for Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series racing at Angel Stadium this season.

“I am sorry that I crashed that way and the race ended,” said Stewart. “It was a good clean race, and we have one more stop in Anaheim, so that will be my next chance to get a win in front of these fans.”

Carmichael, who won with consistency and patience enjoyed the tight, clean racing with Stewart but didn’t want to win because of a crash.

“I do not liking winning this way, and it was very unfortunate what happened to James,” said Carmichael. “It was hard to get by him, and it was great that we kept the racing clean out there. This is a dream come true for me tonight. This makes all of the hard work I do during the week worth it. This is what our sport needs: good clean racing.”

KTM’s Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., picked up the Toyota Holeshot Award, in the AMA Supercross Lites class. On the opening lap Langston and Anaheim 1 winner Andrew Short, of Murrieta, Calif., traded places for the number two position. Langston outlasted Short in the dual, then passed Alessi for the lead on lap 2 and stayed there until the checkered flag came out. Former 125cc regional supercross champion Nathan Ramsey settled into third place on lap 3 where he would finish.

“It’s always easy when you get a good start,” said Langston. “Everything felt right tonight; it all clicked together and this was the easiest race that I have ever won because I felt so comfortable. I was at ease, felt smooth and rode well tonight.”

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 115
  2. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 114
  3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 106
  4. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 87
  5. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 78
  6. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 78
  7. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 61
  8. Jeff Gibson, Westerville, Ohio, Honda, 60
  9. Ryan Clark, Phoenix, Honda, 56
  10. Justin Buckelew, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 44

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Anaheim 2

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

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Rickyarmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 70
  2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 66
  3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 65
  4. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 46
  5. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 45
  6. Jeremy McGrath, Encinitas, Calif., Honda, 44
  7. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 44
  8. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 41
  9. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 12
  10. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Honda, 11

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, Anaheim 2

  1. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  2. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  3. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM
  4. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda
  5. Sean Collier, Santa Clarita, Calif., Yamaha
  6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda
  7. Mike Alessi, Apple Valley, Calif., KTM
  8. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  9. Jason Lawrence, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  10. Jesse Casillas, Jamul, Calif., Honda

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

  1. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 63
  2. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 63
  3. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 60
  4. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM, 54
  5. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 49
  6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 39
  7. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 38
  8. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 37
  9. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda, 36
  10. Sean Collier, Santa Clarita, Calif., Yamaha, 31

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Results

  1. Brandon Tolsma, Holland, Mich., KTM
  2. Austin Griffis, Fort Wayne, Ind., KTM
  3. Rian Terry, Washington, Utah, KTM
  4. Cody Gores, Anaheim, Calif., KTM
  5. Kyle Carvalho, Tulare, Calif., KTM
  6. Cole Neal, Iowa Park, Texas, KTM
  7. Beau Gills, Tulsa, Okla., KTM
  8. Rielly LaFave, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM
  9. Edward Chavez, Redlands, Calif., KTM
  10. Casey Garrow, Wallingford, Vt., KTM
  11. Todd Patterson, Oak Hills, Calif., KTM
  12. Tristan Van Wieringen, Harrow, ON, KTM
  13. Hunter Watt, Phalen, Calif., KTM
  14. Hank Cahill, Shawnee, Kan., KTM

For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercross.cc.com.

About Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP¿/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP 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 2005-2006, 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. 

The FIM, Federation Internationale de Motocyclisme, is the body that globally governs motorcycle sport at the world level. Among other matters, the FIM groups together 85 affiliated National Federations relating to the sport of motorcycle racing. AMA Pro Racing is the National Federation representative that sanctions motorcycle-racing events in the United States. Dorna Off Road S.L. is an internationally recognized sports management group established in 1988 with an emphasis on major international motor sports events.  Dorna is headquartered in Madrid, Spain with branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. In addition to its involvement with Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP. For more information on Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercross.cc.com.  

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 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. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.

 

e-racing events in the United States. Dorna Off Road S.L. is an internationally recognized sports management group established in 1988 with an emphasis on major international motor sports events.  Dorna is headquartered in Madrid, Spain with branch offices in Barcelona, London and Tokyo. In addition to its involvement with Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP, Dorna manages the rights to MotoGP. For more information on Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, log on to www.supercross.cc.com.  

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 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. For more information about AMA Pro Racing, visit www.amaproracing.com.