EA SPORTS Supercross Mid-Week Notes Package, Dallas

Past 250cc Winners in Dallas

’01, Ricky Carmichael

’00, Kevin Windham

’99, Kevin Windham

’98, Ezra Lusk

’97, Jeff Emig

’96, Jeremy McGrath

’95, Doug Henry

’94, Mike LaRocco

’93, Jeremy McGrath

’92, Damon Bradshaw

’91, Damon Bradshaw

’90, Jean Michael-Bayle

’89, Jeff Ward

’88, Rick Johnson

87, Rick Johnson

’86, David Bailey

’85, Rick Johnson

’84, Johnny O’Mara

’83, Mike Bell

’77, Bob Hanna

’76, Jimmy Ellis

’75, Jimmy Ellis

’75, Steve Stackable

Past 125cc Winners in Dallas

’01, Grant Langston

’00, Greg Schnell

’99, Nathan Ramsey

’98, John Dowd

’97, Kevin Windham

’96, Mickael Pichon

’95, Damon Huffman

’94, Jimmy Button

’93, Doug Henry

’92, Jeremy McGrath

’91, Jeremy McGrath

’90, Denny Stephenson

’89, Mike LaRocco

’88, Ty Davis

’87, Kyle Lewis

’86, Keith Turpin

’85, Bobby Moore

125cc Western Regional Supercross Season Standings

1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 115 pts

2. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 105 pts

3. Ivan Tedesco, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 100 pts

4. Christopher Gosselaar, Juniper Hills, Calif., Honda, 92 pts

5. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, KTM, 91 pts

6. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 69 pts

7. David Pingree, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 68 pts

8. Travis Elliot, Alvin, Texas, Honda, 68 pts

9. Rodrig Thain, France, Yamaha, 64 pts

10. Craig Decker, Palm Desert, Calif., Yamaha, 60 pts

125cc Eastern Regional Supercross Final Points Standings

1. Chad Reed, Australia, Yamaha, 172 pts

2. Mike Brown, Piney Flats, Tenn., Kawasaki, 120 pts

3. Brandon Jesseman, Fombell, Pa., Suzuki, 101 pts

4. Buddy Antunez, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 96 pts

5. Steve Boniface, France, KTM, 91 pts

6. John Dowd, Chicopee, Mass., KTM, 82 pts

7. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha, 81 pts

8. Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Yamaha, 78 pts

9. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 70

10. Grant Langston, South Africa, KTM, 70 pts

250cc EA SPORTS Supercross Season Points Standings

1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Honda, 281 pts

2. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 257 pts

3. Jeremy McGrath, Encinitas, Calif., Yamaha, 198 pts

4. Ezra Lusk, Acworth Ga., Kawasaki, 195 pts

5. Stephane Roncada, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki, 189 pts

6. Nathan Ramsey, Corona, Calif., Honda, 179 pts

7. Ernesto Fonseca, Costa Rica, Honda, 157 pts

8. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha, 138 pts

9. Heath Voss, Mica, Texas, Honda, 133 pts

10. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Suzuki, 125 pts

125cc East Region Laps Led

1. #103 Chad Reed 50

2. #3 Mike Brown 17

3. #111 Grant Langston 15

4. #34 Kelly Smith 8

125cc West Region Laps Led

1. #259 James Stewart 28

2. #18 Brock Sellards 16

3. #68 Matt Walker 13

4. #39 David Pingree 12

5. #90 Chris Gosselaar 9

6. #59 Casey Lytle 6

7. #917 Eric Sorby 2

8. #27 Rodrig Thain 2

9. #50 Casey Johnson 1

10. #29 Travis Preston 1

250cc Laps Led1. #4 Ricky Carmichael 131

2. #12 David Vuillemin 40

3. #2 Jeremy McGrath 20

4. #199 Travis Pastrana 18 5. #15 Tim Ferry 11 6. #24 Ernesto Fonseca 10 7. #5 Mike LaRocco 6

8. #14 Kevin Windham 5

9. #25 Nathan Ramsey 4

10. #13 Sebastien Tortelli 4

Privateer Bonus Awards Presented by Clear Channel Entertainment

Kyle Lewis: $10,058

Heath Voss: $10,665

Nick Wey: $10,665

Jean Sebastian-Roy: $9,106

Michael Craig: $2,666

Ryan Terlecki: $833

Ted Campbell: $2,045

Ryan Clark: $3,772

James Polvolny Jr.: $4,439

Tyler Evans: $1,333

Daniel Blair: $833

Isaiah Johnson: $3,378

Kevin Crine: $2,833

Jeff Gibson: $3,498

Brian Mason: $1,878

Robbie Reynard: $2,225

Keith Johnson: $4,391

Jimmy Wilson: $1,619

Jason Thomas: $2,545

Joe Oehlhof: $606

Kris Papworth $606

125cc $1,000 POWERade Holeshot Award

David Pingree (Anaheim, Round 1): $1,000

Rodrig Tin (San Diego): $1,000

James Stewart (Anaheim, Round 3): $1,000

Casey Lytle (Phoenix): $1,000

Brock Sellards (Anaheim, Round 5): $1,000

Kelly Smith (Indianapolis, Atlanta, New Orleans, St. Louis, Pontiac):$5,000

Chad Reed (Minneapolis): $1,000

Eric Sorby (Houston): $1,000

250cc $1,500 POWERade Holeshot Award

Michael Byrne (Anaheim, Round 1): $1,500

Kevin Windham (San Diego and Anaheim, Round 2): $3,000

Jeremy McGrath (Phoenix and Anaheim, Round 5): $3,000

Ricky Carmichael (Indianapolis, Atlanta, St. Louis): $4,500

Sebastien Tortelli (Minneapolis): $1,500

Tim Ferry (New Orleans and Houston): $3,000

Kyle Lewis (Pontiac): $1,500

McGrath: I am happy I made 20 laps. It has been a long struggle but I think this was a breakthrough race for me. I would like to congratulate Nate Dog (Nathan Ramsey); he rode good. I was behind Nathan and he went to the inside and lost the front end and he fell on the inside and I was more on the inside of him and I was pinned. I couldn’t do anything. I couldn’t back up or anything so I was just waiting for him to get up. He got up once and he fell down again. There were three guys that went by. Ezra, Timmy and Roncada went by. I was like ‘man, this is not good.’ I was able to have a good race and keep the pace up till the end. I wish I could have tripledthat section that I had done in the heat race by Ricky earlier because he was gaining on me for sure in that area. As soon as he passed me I started doing it right behind him. I don’t know what I was thinking I should have tried it a little sooner I guess. It was good. We could definitely hear the crowd out there. We were mixing it up the whole time. That was a reallyfast paced 20 laps. It was interesting. When you were around a lot of guys there wasn’t a lot of passing and there were a few ruts so as you could see there were guys landing and taking off sideways.

Carmichael: Congratulations to Nathan. That was a heck of a night for him. We got a couple of gifts given to us for sure with everyone crashing. The first thing I thought when I crashed was ‘we are going to Vegas for sure now.’ It was a stupid move on my part. I should have just been patient. I got a little too impatient. Ernie (Ernesto Fonseca) was holding me up a little bit, and I knew if I could get by him I could check out and ride smooth and try to win again. I made a stupid mistake and it was totally my fault and it bit me. Everybody crashed pretty much except Jeremy. The track was tough. I know what it takes to go 16 races you have to be calm and I think those guys were getting too anxious. Other than my second lap crash I think Jeremy and I were kind of just let everyone make mistakes and we caught up through the pack. I kept trying to move my visor because it was hitting me in the arm and stuff. It was a pain. This is the second time this happened to me (The helmet’s visor broke in the crash). It happened to me in 2000. I was in the smoking section that time. It was a good race for me. That race tonight proved I want to be the champion worse than anybody.

Ramsey: I started (my career) a little bit later than everybody else but I think that helps me keep my passion for riding and practicing during theweek. I don’t know what to say. I want to congratulate all these guys,too.

It feels great. There definitely were some gifts handed out there. I willtake them. If they want to hand them to me next week that’s OK too. It was kind of weird looking up and seeing Ricky looping out like that. As I was passing him I was thinking ‘man, I am actually passing Ricky’ but the only problem was he was running for his bike. He got up and he rode great. I kind of pinned Jeremy in that corner there so he didn’t bother me too much more. I just tried to ride consistent. I was watching everybody and it seemed like everybody was making mistakes and couldn’t decide where they wanted to go in a couple of sections. In the last few laps I felt great. I didn’t have any arm pump. Everything was perfect and I could hear the crowd. I was hoping they would be quiet a little bit and quit hyping up whoever was coming behind me. The worst part was the whoops on the last lap. I had already seen three guys crash in front of me there. I went overthe triple (before the whoops) and took a deep breath. I knew I couldn’t go slow because whoever was behind me was coming fast.

Sorby: Three races on the podium is good for me. I liked the track tonight. It was a little bit difficult because the whoops are so hard. Where I grew up (France) we don’t have those whoops.

Reed: Tonight the track was pretty tough. If you didn’t get a good start it seemed like you could just get a little but caught up each lap. It was tough for me tonight. I didn’t need that bad a start but it was a lot of fun coming through. I have Vegas to do, and I won the championship and that means the most to me. I have an outdoor test (for YZ250) Monday. Hopefully it will go well and I can ride my 250. It is pretty tough coming off a 4 stroke and getting on a 2 stroke. It feels like the thing rips your arms off.

Brandon Jesseman: The first few laps went by pretty fast. I didn’t lookback but I glanced at a couple spots on the track and noticed I had a lead. About halfway through the race I saw Chad (Reed) and knew I couldn’t pace myself yet. I made a few mistakes and hit neutral in one turn and messed up through the whoops a few times but luckily nothing terribly wrong. I heard Chad coming (late in the race) and I was trying not to make mistakes in the whoops but I did and I just got through them the best that I could. I pushed as hard as I could without making mistakes and luckily I came away with the win. (Team manager Roger DeCoster) was really excited because he put so much time and effort into the team and the bikes. Everyone has been working so hard. I am so happy to give something back to them as well. It feels great.

Top 10 250cc Rider Finishes

Ricky Carmichael

Round 1, Anaheim 20th

Round 2, San Diego 4th

Round 3, Anaheim 4th

Round 4, Phoenix 1st

Round 5, Anaheim 1st

Round 6, Indianapolis 2nd

Round 7, Minneapolis 1st

Round 8, Atlanta 1st

Round 9, Daytona 1st

Round 10, New Orleans 1st

Round 11, Houston 1st

Round 12, St. Louis, 1st

Round 13, Pontiac, 1st, 281pts.

David Vuillemin

Round 1, Anaheim 1st

Round 2, San Diego 1st

Round 3, Anaheim 2nd

Round 4, Phoenix 3rd

Round 5, Anaheim 3rd

Round 6, Indianapolis 1st

Round 7, Minneapolis 3rd

Round 8, Atlanta 2nd

Round 9, Daytona N/A

Round 10, New Orleans 3rd

Round 11, Houston 4th

Round 12, St. Louis, 2nd

Round 13, Pontiac, 4th, 257pts.

Jeremy McGrath

Round 1, Anaheim 13th

Round 2, San Diego 10th

Round 3, Anaheim 9th

Round 4, Phoenix 6th

Round 5, Anaheim 6th

Round 6, Indianapolis 7th

Round 7, Minneapolis 6th

Round 8, Atlanta 3rd

Round 9, Daytona 5th

Round 10, New Orleans 4th

Round 11, Houston 5th

Round 12, St. Louis 4th

Round 13, Pontiac 3rd, 198pts.

Ezra Lusk

Round 1, Anaheim 5th

Round 2, San Diego 7th

Round 3, Anaheim 6th

Round 4, Phoenix 9th

Round 5, Anaheim 10th

Round 6, Indianapolis 6th

Round 7, Minneapolis 5th

Round 8, Atlanta 8th

Round 9, Daytona 3rd

Round 10, New Orleans 5th

Round 11, Houston 3rd

Round 12, St. Louis 8th, 181pts

Round 13, Pontiac 7th, 195pts.

Stephane Roncada

Round 1, Anaheim 9th

Round 2, San Diego 17th

Round 3, Anaheim 7th

Round 4, Phoenix 10th

Round 5, Anaheim 2nd

Round 6, Indianapolis 3rd

Round 7, Minneapolis 4th

Round 8, Atlanta 5th

Round 9, Daytona 12th

Round 10, New Orleans 2nd

Round 11, Houston 12th

Round 12, St. Louis 5th

Round 13, Pontiac 5th, 189pts.

Nathan Ramsey

Round 1, Anaheim 17th

Round 2, San Diego 8th

Round 3, Anaheim 5th

Round 4, Phoenix 5th

Round 5, Anaheim 5th

Round 6, Indianapolis 4tfelt great. I didn’t have any arm pump. Everything was perfect and I could hear the crowd. I was hoping they would be quiet a little bit and quit hyping up whoever was coming behind me. The worst part was the whoops on the last lap. I had already seen three guys crash in front of me there. I went overthe triple (before the whoops) and took a deep breath. I knew I couldn’t go slow because whoever was behind me was coming fast.

Sorby: Three races on the podium is good for me. I liked the track tonight. It was a little bit difficult because the whoops are so hard. Where I grew up (France) we don’t have those whoops.

Reed: Tonight the track was pretty tough. If you didn’t get a good start it seemed like you could just get a little but caught up each lap. It was tough for me tonight. I didn’t need that bad a start but it was a lot of fun coming through. I have Vegas to do, and I won the championship and that means the most to me. I have an outdoor test (for YZ250) Monday. Hopefully it will go well and I can ride my 250. It is pretty tough coming off a 4 stroke and getting on a 2 stroke. It feels like the thing rips your arms off.

Brandon Jesseman: The first few laps went by pretty fast. I didn’t lookback but I glanced at a couple spots on the track and noticed I had a lead. About halfway through the race I saw Chad (Reed) and knew I couldn’t pace myself yet. I made a few mistakes and hit neutral in one turn and messed up through the whoops a few times but luckily nothing terribly wrong. I heard Chad coming (late in the race) and I was trying not to make mistakes in the whoops but I did and I just got through them the best that I could. I pushed as hard as I could without making mistakes and luckily I came away with the win. (Team manager Roger DeCoster) was really excited because he put so much time and effort into the team and the bikes. Everyone has been working so hard. I am so happy to give something back to them as well. It feels great.

Top 10 250cc Rider Finishes

Ricky Carmichael

Round 1, Anaheim 20th

Round 2, San Diego 4th

Round 3, Anaheim 4th

Round 4, Phoenix 1st

Round 5, Anaheim 1st

Round 6, Indianapolis 2nd

Round 7, Minneapolis 1st

Round 8, Atlanta 1st

Round 9, Daytona 1st

Round 10, New Orleans 1st

Round 11, Houston 1st

Round 12, St. Louis, 1st

Round 13, Pontiac, 1st, 281pts.

David Vuillemin

Round 1, Anaheim 1st

Round 2, San Diego 1st

Round 3, Anaheim 2nd

Round 4, Phoenix 3rd

Round 5, Anaheim 3rd

Round 6, Indianapolis 1st

Round 7, Minneapolis 3rd

Round 8, Atlanta 2nd

Round 9, Daytona N/A

Round 10, New Orleans 3rd

Round 11, Houston 4th

Round 12, St. Louis, 2nd

Round 13, Pontiac, 4th, 257pts.

Jeremy McGrath

Round 1, Anaheim 13th

Round 2, San Diego 10th

Round 3, Anaheim 9th

Round 4, Phoenix 6th

Round 5, Anaheim 6th

Round 6, Indianapolis 7th

Round 7, Minneapolis 6th

Round 8, Atlanta 3rd

Round 9, Daytona 5th

Round 10, New Orleans 4th

Round 11, Houston 5th

Round 12, St. Louis 4th

Round 13, Pontiac 3rd, 198pts.

Ezra Lusk

Round 1, Anaheim 5th

Round 2, San Diego 7th

Round 3, Anaheim 6th

Round 4, Phoenix 9th

Round 5, Anaheim 10th

Round 6, Indianapolis 6th

Round 7, Minneapolis 5th

Round 8, Atlanta 8th

Round 9, Daytona 3rd

Round 10, New Orleans 5th

Round 11, Houston 3rd

Round 12, St. Louis 8th, 181pts

Round 13, Pontiac 7th, 195pts.

Stephane Roncada

Round 1, Anaheim 9th

Round 2, San Diego 17th

Round 3, Anaheim 7th

Round 4, Phoenix 10th

Round 5, Anaheim 2nd

Round 6, Indianapolis 3rd

Round 7, Minneapolis 4th

Round 8, Atlanta 5th

Round 9, Daytona 12th

Round 10, New Orleans 2nd

Round 11, Houston 12th

Round 12, St. Louis 5th

Round 13, Pontiac 5th, 189pts.

Nathan Ramsey

Round 1, Anaheim 17th

Round 2, San Diego 8th

Round 3, Anaheim 5th

Round 4, Phoenix 5th

Round 5, Anaheim 5th

Round 6, Indianapolis 4th

Round 8, Atlanta N/A

Round 9, Daytona 6th

Round 10, New Orleans 6th

Round 11, Houston 2nd

Round 12, St. Louis 6th

Round 13, Pontiac 1st, 179 pts

Ernesto Fonseca

Round 1, Anaheim 3rd

Round 2, San Diego N/A

Round 3, Anaheim N/A

Round 4, Phoenix 7th

Round 5, Anaheim 9th

Round 6, Indy 18th

Round 7, Minneapolis 2nd

Round 8, Atlanta 11th

Round 9, Daytona 7th

Round 10, New Orleans 9th

Round 11, Houston 6th

Round 12, St. Louis 3rd

Round 13, Pontiac 6th, 157 pts.

Nicholas Wey

Round 1, Anaheim 7th

Round 2, San Diego 13th

Round 3, Anaheim 15th

Round 4, Phoenix 11th

Round 5, Anaheim 11th

Round 6, Indy 9th

Round 7, Minneapolis 12th

Round 8, Atlanta 10th

Round 9, Daytona 8th

Round 10, New Orleans 8th

Round 11, Houston 11th

Round 12, St. Louis, 9th, 126 pts.

Heath Voss

Round 1, Anaheim

Round 2, San Diego 15th

Round 3, Anaheim 11th

Round 4, Phoenix 12th

Round 5, Anaheim 15th

Round 6, Indy 12th

Round 7, Minneapolis 10th

Round 8, Atlanta 10th

Round 9, Daytona 10th

Round 10, New Orleans 7th

Round 11, Houston 7th

Round 12, St. Louis 13th

Round 13, Pontiac 14th, 133pts.

Damon Huffman

Round 1, Anaheim 11th

Round 2, San Diego 9th

Round 3, Anaheim 12th

Round 4, Phoenix 12th

Round 5, Anaheim 12th

Round 6, Indianapolis 10th

Round 7, Minneapolis 11th

Round 8, Atlanta 7th

Round 9, Daytona 9th

Round 10, New Orleans 12th

Round 11, Houston 10th

Round 12, St. Louis 11th

Round 13, Pontiac 11th 125pts.s 4th

Round 8, Atlanta N/A

Round 9, Daytona 6th

Round 10, New Orleans 6th

Round 11, Houston 2nd

Round 12, St. Louis 6th

Round 13, Pontiac 1st, 179 pts

Ernesto Fonseca

Round 1, Anaheim 3rd

Round 2, San Diego N/A

Round 3, Anaheim N/A

Round 4, Phoenix 7th

Round 5, Anaheim 9th

Round 6, Indy 18th

Round 7, Minneapolis 2nd

Round 8, Atlanta 11th

Round 9, Daytona 7th

Round 10, New Orleans 9th

Round 11, Houston 6th

Round 12, St. Louis 3rd

Round 13, Pontiac 6th, 157 pts.

Nicholas Wey

Round 1, Anaheim 7th

Round 2, San Diego 13th

Round 3, Anaheim 15th

Round 4, Phoenix 11th

Round 5, Anaheim 11th

Round 6, Indy 9th

Round 7, Minneapolis 12th

Round 8, Atlanta 10th

Round 9, Daytona 8th

Round 10, New Orleans 8th

Round 11, Houston 11th

Round 12, St. Louis, 9th, 126 pts.

Heath Voss

Round 1, Anaheim

Round 2, San Diego 15th

Round 3, Anaheim 11th

Round 4, Phoenix 12th

Round 5, Anaheim 15th

Round 6, Indy 12th

Round 7, Minneapolis 10th

Round 8, Atlanta 10th

Round 9, Daytona 10th

Round 10, New Orleans 7th

Round 11, Houston 7th

Round 12, St. Louis 13th

Round 13, Pontiac 14th, 133pts.

Damon Huffman

Round 1, Anaheim 11th

Round 2, San Diego 9th

Round 3, Anaheim 12th

Round 4, Phoenix 12th

Round 5, Anaheim 12th

Round 6, Indianapolis 10th

Round 7, Minneapolis 11th

Round 8, Atlanta 7th

Round 9, Daytona 9th

Round 10, New Orleans 12th

Round 11, Houston 10th

Round 12, St. Louis 11th

Round 13, Pontiac 11th 125pts.