Carmichael Wins 48th Career Amp’d Mobile Supercross Race at St. Louis

AURORA, Ill. (March 6, 2007) — Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael returned to St. Louis’ Edward Jones Dome Saturday night and pulled off his third Amp’d Mobile Supercross win of the season in front of 58,131 fans.

Carmichael, 27, of Tallahassee, Fla., overcame a poor start and moved into the lead on lap four.

Yamaha’s Chad Reed, of Tampa Fla., moved to the lead heading into turn one and earned the $1,500 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award. In a controversial move to protect his lead position, Reed clipped James Stewart’s front wheel, causing both riders to go down on the opening lap.

“Every week I’m getting pushed around, said Reed on the incident. “It’s racing, but he (Stewart) thinks he can walk all over me, and I’m gonna put an end to that. Every time he passes me, he has to bump me. Tonight I bumped back. We will do it again next week if that is what it takes.

Carmichael’s Amp’d Mobile Supercross season is coming to an end with Daytona and Orlando as his last two races of his career before pursuing a career in stock car racing. His win in St. Louis helped add another page to the storybook ending of his Amp’d Mobile Supercross career.

“I don’t know if I would have caught them after spotting them all those positions, said Carmichael, referring to his poor start. “I saw Chad and James go down, so that helped, but I saw Chad get back up right behind me. I got into the lead but I was looking forward to racing them. I was in my zone tonight but I got a gift. My bike came alive in the main event. It was a wild night, and this is what the sport needs. There is a lot of tension between James and Chad, and I am glad I am not a part of it.

In the AMA Supercross Lites class, Kawasaki’s Ben Townley, of Tallahassee, Fla., earned the first win of his career. After taking the $1,000 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award, he engaged in a three-way battle for the lead with last week’s winner Ryan Dungy, of Bellle Plaine, Minn., and his teammate Darcy Lange, of Hemet, Calif. While attempting a pass for the lead Dungey crashed and finished in 18th place.

“It’s a dream come true, said Townley. “I hope this win is a way that I can pay back the team for all of their hard work. I could not have done this without the support of my parents; they have been behind me from the start.

Lange also made a move for the lead but it was short lived as Townley struck back. Lange’s hope for a win ended on the last lap when he crashed in the same location as Dungey.

Townley went on to take the win, followed by Yamaha’s Ryan Morais, of Temecula, Calif., and Matt Goerke, of Lake Helen, Fla. The win put Townley in seventh place with 25 points and Dungey, who came into the weekend leading the points race, dropped back to fourth place with 28 points. Suzuki’s Ryan Morais is the current points leader with 40.

“I have been working so hard this year, and it is finally paying off, said Morais. “I have come into this season more prepared than ever, and when everything is working together, good things happen.

This weekend racing takes place at Daytona International Raceway in Daytona Beach, Fla.

Results From St. Louis
KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

  1. Grayson Graham, Bainbridge, Ga., KTM

  2. Tristan Lewis, Locust Grove, Ga., KTM

  3. Chase Haley, Dickson, Tenn., KTM

  4. Daniel Ross, Candler, N.C., KTM

  5. Blaze Turner, Gillsville, Ga., KTM

  6. Ridge Penn, Brandon, Miss., KTM

  7. Jonathan Royster, Jefferson City, Tenn., KTM

  8. Devin Milkovich, Ballwin, Mo., KTM

  9. Cory Carsten, Bayville, N.J., KTM

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    Cameron Kothman, Adkins, Tex., KTM

  11. Ryan Herling, Belleville, Ill., KTM

  12. Justin Covarrubias, Canyon Country, Calif., KTM

  13. Weston Overturf, Brighton, Mo., KTM

  14. Logan Rich, Festus, Mo., KTM

  15. Benjamin Cousins, Killeen, Tex., KTM

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 254

  2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 236

  3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 186

  4. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 163

  5. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 144

  6. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 137

  7. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 127

  8. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 122

  9. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 119

  10. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 112

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Event Results, St. Louis

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki

  2. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki

  3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha

  4. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda

  5. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha

  6. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda

  7. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki

  8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda

  9. Eric Sorby, Lake Elsinore, Kawasaki

  10. Cole Siebler, Emmett, Idaho., Honda

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 210

  2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 191

  3. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 149

  4. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 137

  5. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 116

  6. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 114

  7. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 107

  8. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 103

  9. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 101

  10. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 97

Amp’d Mobile Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, St. Louis

  1. Ben Townley, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki

  2. Ryan Morais, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha

  3. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha

  4. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM

  5. Broc Tickle, Cary, N.C., Yamaha

  6. Darcy Lange, Hemet, Calif., Kawasaki

  7. Jeff Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM

  8. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ken., Honda

  9. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., KTM

  10. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha

Amp’d Mobile Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

  1. Ryan Morais, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 40

  2. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha, 40

  3. Darcy Lange, Hemet, Calif., Kawasaki, 37

  4. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 28

  5. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 26

  6. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., KTM, 26

  7. Ben Townley, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki, 25

  8. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ken., Honda, 25

  9. Jeff Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 22

  10. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 18


Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 172

  2. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 135

  3. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 103

  4. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 97

  5. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 92

  6. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 88

  7. Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 87

  8. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 86

  9. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 71

  10. Kyle Cunningham, Springtown, Texas, Yamaha, 66


For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com. For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at dennyhartwig@livenation.com.

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.

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 94 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.supercrossonline.com.

About Live Nation
Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We strive

Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 26

  • Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., KTM, 26

  • Ben Townley, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki, 25

  • Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ken., Honda, 25

  • Jeff Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 22

  • Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 18


  • Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

    1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 172

    2. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 135

    3. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 103

    4. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 97

    5. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 92

    6. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 88

    7. Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 87

    8. Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 86

    9. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 71

    10. Kyle Cunningham, Springtown, Texas, Yamaha, 66


    For more information about the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, please log on to www.supercrossonline.com. For media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig at 630-566-6305 or e-mail at dennyhartwig@livenation.com.

    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.

    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 94 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.supercrossonline.com.

    About Live Nation
    Live Nation is the world’s largest live music company. Our mission is to inspire passion for live music around the world. We are the largest promoter of live concerts in the world, the second-largest entertainment venue management company and have a rapidly growing online presence. We strive to create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.

    About AMA Racing
    AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional 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, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp .

    rive to create superior experiences for artists and fans, regularly producing tours for the biggest superstars in the business, including The Rolling Stones, Barbra Streisand, Madonna, U2 and Coldplay. Globally, we own, operate, have booking rights for and/or have an equity interest in more than 160 venues, including House of Blues® music venues and prestigious locations such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, Nikon at Jones Beach in New York and London’s Wembley Arena. Our websites collectively are the second most popular entertainment/event websites in the United States, according to Nielsen//NetRatings. In addition, we also produce, promote or host theatrical, specialized motor sports and other live entertainment events. In 2006, we connected nearly 60 million fans with their favorite performers at approximately 26,000 events in 18 countries around the world. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Live Nation is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol “LYV.

    About AMA Racing
    AMA Racing is the competition arm of the American Motorcyclist Association and is the leading sanctioning body for motorcycle sport in the United States. Its professional 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, the AMA Supermoto Championship and the AMA Pro ATV Championship. In amateur and pro-am competition, AMA Racing sanctions over 4000 events in 24 different disciplines and supports over 110 thousand active members. For more information about professional racing, visit www.amaproracing.com. Accredited media outlets can also access an on line Press Room at www.amaproracing.com/pressroom. For amateur racing information visit www.amadirectlink.com/amrace/amasports.asp .