Monday Kickstart: Atlanta Style

Josh Demuth backed up his Arenacross title from last season, winning the 2002/2003 version of the championship last Saturday night in Council Bluffs, IA, with two rounds remaining.

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Marching down the wedding aisle recently was Pro Circuit’s Matt Walker. Matt and his new bride Jennifer got married on February 15th, in Panama City, Panama. The two then bolted up to Cancun, Mexico, where they were soaking up the beautiful sun and surf for their honeymoon. Congratulations Matt and Jennifer! We spotted the hard-working Matt at Atlanta this weekend signing autographs for his numerous fans and critiquing his teammates’ styles. If you want to drop him a congrats, give him a shout at www.mattwalkermx.com.

According to Team Lamont Racing’s team manager Jamey Grosser, Marco Dube will be resting for a while. The Dewitt, Michigan resident has sustained a broken ankle and had shoulder surgery last Monday. Also out is Marco’s teammate Jeremias Israel. Being form Chile, Jeremias competes at a couple of races a year down there and last week the South American import crashed and bruised a kidney. So what is a team manager to do? Jamey went out and hired Doug DeHaan to fill in for the injured Snowcross comrades. Doug will ride at least four to six races. Good luck, Doug, and get well soon Jeremias and Marco! You can check those guys out at www.lamontracing.com.

Good news for injured rider Scott Sheak. The former Plano Honda rider/team manager is at home and healing up after a horrific crash at Glen Helen. Scott broke 6 ribs and collapsed a lung as he over-jumped a tabletop on the famous Southern California track. “It took a while, but they finally got my lung to fill back up with air,” said Sheak. “On the way to the hospital I started choking on the blood that was filling up my lung.” Scott would like to thank all of the fans that e-mailed him during his hospital stay. “After I started going through those e-mails I just broke down and started to cry,” he said. “You never know how many fans you really have until you get hurt.” On a much happier note, Scott has started his own professionally-instructed rider schools. If you’re interested, drop Scott a line at sheaks2sheak@aol.com.

Cool things come in small packages. On the way out to Atlanta, Big E ran into one of the stars of the Austin Powers trilogy, Verne Troyer (A.K.A. Mini Me) . Big E whipped out the latest issue of TransWorld Motocross magazine and the two hit it off. “That guy is really down to earth…literally,” said Big E. Verne has been seen at a couple of Southern California supercross races in the past. The pint-sized star is a fan of MX and actually subscribes to TransWorld Motocross. Apparently a few issues ago, our sister magazine TransWorld Stance did an interview with Verne and they set him up on a complimentary subscription. His favorite rider? RC of course!

When entering Atlanta’s Georgia Dome, they should have had people handing out earplugs. at the front door. The stadium is the loudest in the series, and mechanics and managers from every team out there were seen scrambling to buy earplugs for the night’s event.

Speaking of the Georgia Dome, it boasted a unique track complete with a long 100 yard first start straight like the one that the San Diego had. It has been cool to see variety in the track building this year.

After sustaining a painful shoulder injury at Anaheim III, Mike LaRocco was back and better than ever during Friday’s practice session. The Indiana native was flying, posting the fastest lap times of thday. Unfortunately for the Rock, Saturday’s practice didn’t go so well. “I’m fine until they add the whoops, but those rockers just wear my shoulder out and eventually slow me down,” said Mike. By the end of Saturday’s practice, he was rethinking his decision to even ride. Mike soldiered out a eighth place finish in Atlanta, and looks to improve with every weekend of racing.

Both Sobe Suzuki and Red Bull KTM had their 250cc effort back in Atlanta… thanks to their 125 West coast riders.

Red Bull/KTM’s rookie rider from Michigan, Josh Woods, rode well in the 250cc class in Atlanta, but failed to make the main. Joaquim Rodrigues was all set to get back into the hunt, after the scapula he broke earlier in the season had healed, but he tweaked his knee in practice on Friday in Atlanta. The Portuguese rider but watched from the sidelines on crutches. Maybe we will see him race next weekend in Indy.

While on the subject, the Sobe Suzuki team’s, Sean Hamblin detuned his RM 250 two times in order to make the powerful steed run to his liking. His teammate Danny Smith? He likes all that power. Hamblin finished sixth in the Atlanta main, while Smith came home in 10th. Hamblin is excited about racing at the Daytona round. “I have a bet with Roger and we will have to see if I can win it. If I do, all I can say is that I am going to be stoked!”

Larry Ward’s CRF450R had transmission problems in Atlanta in his semi, and while he was in transferring position, his bike gave out on him. Frustrated, Larry and his crew brought his bike back to the Moto XXX semi to try to fix the problem, but they only had 15 minutes to install a new motor. While it took almost 10 minutes to get the disabled engine out, the crew of four got the new one installed in record time. Even Damon Huffman joined in on the fun and was spinning t-handles for his teammate. While Larry took off for the start of the main, he yelled to his mechanic Allen Brown, “Don’t forget to burn the clutch on the way in.” Brown appeared with Ward’s bike just before the 30-second card went up, and the entire Georgia dome erupted with cheers. Larry then holeshot the LCQ and ran away with the win. In the main, Ward grabbed another holeshot and led for almost four laps before succumbing to RC and the others. After the race, Ward accepted his check for the holeshot and had some interesting words to say about his wrench. “I wouldn’t trust him with my sister, but I would trust him with my bike any day,” he joked. When Jamie Little got Allen on the podium, he quipped, “I wouldn’t want to date your sister because her name is George!” Good stuff.

Grant Langston was in Atlanta, but was too sore from all of the crashes and bumps and bruises he has received thus far in the series. With the night off to heal his aching body, LL Cool G used the off time to check out the nightlife in Atlanta. There have been reports of Grant taking the rest of the SX season off, but they are false. “I am trying to get heathy,” said Langston on Monday morning. “I will sit out the Indy race, but I’ll be in Daytona to sharpen my outdoor skills.”

Tyler Evans rode his first 250cc race of the year and made the main aboard his Team ECC Suzuki RM250. Last week, Tyler had food poisoning and sat out the Minneapolis round with IVs flushing out the poison from his body. Tyler rode to a 14th place finish in Atlanta after winning his semi final.

RC’s new lucky color is yellow. The factory Honda rider rode in Fox Racing’s Tactic gear in Practice, then in his yellow Technique gear for the night program. Who said luck had nothing to do with it?

There¿s a new Boost Mobile/Yamaha/Troy Racing rider. Well, at least for a couple of weeks. His name is Troy Carroll and guess where he’s from? You got it… Australia. Carroll will also race the Indianapolis round aboard Craig Anderson’s Yamaha YZ250F. “He paid his way over and I thought why not, we have a bike already in the truck,” said Team Manager Craig Dack. “If he wins, he will stay here and be a part of the official team.” A 16th place in Atlanta assures he will be heading home in a few weeks.

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Team Chevy Trucks Kawasaki’s Bubba Stewart was on had to sign some autographs in Atlanta, but not before he got kicked out of the press box on Friday, then kicked out of the stadium all together after he argued with security guards about his credentials.

Ace mechanic Tony Berlutti is filling in for Billy Felts, while Sobe Suzuki’s Danny Smith rides a 250. Suzuki management felt that Tony has more 250 experience, and wanted to give Felts a little time off.

According to Alley Semar, Justin Buckelew will be out until at least Glen Helen. New Mexico’s finest is still recovering for his second bout with kneecap breakage.

Travis Preston was piloting the Honda CRF450R in Atlanta. “My timing is off and I am over jumping things all time,” said the desert dweller. “I am four seconds off the pace and it sucks to still have to learn the bike in front of all those people. I’ll get it down though. It took Nate Ramsey a while. I would like to ride the CRF450R in the Nationals this summer…we will see how that goes.”

Team Honda’s Ernesto Fonseca said that he was not going to get a haircut until he made the podium. Well the Costa Rican Mullet is not going to happen, because Ernie is a cheater! Fonseca showed up in Atlanta with a fresh cut from Supercuts! On the serious side Ernie showed what a talented rider he is by staying up and grabbing a solid fourth place in the main. “I feel that I can start racing now that I have all of that unwanted hair off my head!” he said. Fourth in Atlanta is Ernesto’s best Supercross finish of the year.

There was no farewell lap for Jeremy McGrath in the Georgia Dome. Apparently the seven-time SX champ was stricken with the dreaded Indianapolis Russian Trade Show flu that everyone is coming down with.

Ezra Lusk¿s younger brother Shane Lusk made his first Supercross main ever in Atlanta aboard his Honda CR125R. In front of all his homies, Shane rode to a 16th place finish…not bad for a local! This has to be the first time that Shane finished proportionately better than Ezra. Yogi crashed in the whoops and even though he rode the rest of the race in back of Vuillemin, he was still one lap down.

David Vuillemin was sporting custom made Oakley goggles in Atlanta. They featured clear blue frames with a little cobra on a blue strap. According to Anthony Paggio, Oakley wanted to do something special for Le Cobra. The Frenchman is staying consistent every weekend getting on the podium, but it looks like his teammate Chad Reed has had the upper hand when it comes to track speed. Whenever the two are in a battle. Chad comes up victorious. Here’s hoping Le Cobra can step it up a notch and get a win in before too long.

Team MotoworldRacing.com’s Bobby Kiniry broke right foot in Atlanta while trying to make the main event. It looks like surgery for him. Too bad, but there is still a bright future for the young rider from New York.

BONUS INTERVIEW!

Jason Thomas showed up at last weekend¿s Minneapolis SX as a member of the Subway MX Team and posted an impressive 11th-place finish. We caught up with JT Money in Atlanta to see what¿s new with the fast Floridian¿

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TransWorld Motocross: You’re back racing Supercross now, thanks to team Subway. When was the last time you raced Supercross?

Troy Carroll and guess where he’s from? You got it… Australia. Carroll will also race the Indianapolis round aboard Craig Anderson’s Yamaha YZ250F. “He paid his way over and I thought why not, we have a bike already in the truck,” said Team Manager Craig Dack. “If he wins, he will stay here and be a part of the official team.” A 16th place in Atlanta assures he will be heading home in a few weeks.

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Team Chevy Trucks Kawasaki’s Bubba Stewart was on had to sign some autographs in Atlanta, but not before he got kicked out of the press box on Friday, then kicked out of the stadium all together after he argued with security guards about his credentials.

Ace mechanic Tony Berlutti is filling in for Billy Felts, while Sobe Suzuki’s Danny Smith rides a 250. Suzuki management felt that Tony has more 250 experience, and wanted to give Felts a little time off.

According to Alley Semar, Justin Buckelew will be out until at least Glen Helen. New Mexico’s finest is still recovering for his second bout with kneecap breakage.

Travis Preston was piloting the Honda CRF450R in Atlanta. “My timing is off and I am over jumping things all time,” said the desert dweller. “I am four seconds off the pace and it sucks to still have to learn the bike in front of all those people. I’ll get it down though. It took Nate Ramsey a while. I would like to ride the CRF450R in the Nationals this summer…we will see how that goes.”

Team Honda’s Ernesto Fonseca said that he was not going to get a haircut until he made the podium. Well the Costa Rican Mullet is not going to happen, because Ernie is a cheater! Fonseca showed up in Atlanta with a fresh cut from Supercuts! On the serious side Ernie showed what a talented rider he is by staying up and grabbing a solid fourth place in the main. “I feel that I can start racing now that I have all of that unwanted hair off my head!” he said. Fourth in Atlanta is Ernesto’s best Supercross finish of the year.

There was no farewell lap for Jeremy McGrath in the Georgia Dome. Apparently the seven-time SX champ was stricken with the dreaded Indianapolis Russian Trade Show flu that everyone is coming down with.

Ezra Lusk¿s younger brother Shane Lusk made his first Supercross main ever in Atlanta aboard his Honda CR125R. In front of all his homies, Shane rode to a 16th place finish…not bad for a local! This has to be the first time that Shane finished proportionately better than Ezra. Yogi crashed in the whoops and even though he rode the rest of the race in back of Vuillemin, he was still one lap down.

David Vuillemin was sporting custom made Oakley goggles in Atlanta. They featured clear blue frames with a little cobra on a blue strap. According to Anthony Paggio, Oakley wanted to do something special for Le Cobra. The Frenchman is staying consistent every weekend getting on the podium, but it looks like his teammate Chad Reed has had the upper hand when it comes to track speed. Whenever the two are in a battle. Chad comes up victorious. Here’s hoping Le Cobra can step it up a notch and get a win in before too long.

Team MotoworldRacing.com’s Bobby Kiniry broke right foot in Atlanta while trying to make the main event. It looks like surgery for him. Too bad, but there is still a bright future for the young rider from New York.

BONUS INTERVIEW!

Jason Thomas showed up at last weekend¿s Minneapolis SX as a member of the Subway MX Team and posted an impressive 11th-place finish. We caught up with JT Money in Atlanta to see what¿s new with the fast Floridian¿

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TransWorld Motocross: You’re back racing Supercross now, thanks to team Subway. When was the last time you raced Supercross?

Jason Thomas: Last year at St. Louis was the last time I race SX. I dislocated my wrist there. Minneapolis last week was the first time I raced since that race.

TWMX: You started the year racing for Tuf Kawasaki in Arenacross. Did the switch to Supercross with Subway go smoothly?

JT: The TUF Kawasaki team was great, but I got this opportunity to come back and race Supercross. The Tuf team knew I wanted to come back and do Supercross so they were all for it. We parted ways and we are all still friends. There are no hard feelings at all. I want to thank them for letting me go and pursue this opportunity with the Subway team.

TWMX: How are you adapting to the big Honda CRF450R?

JT: It was a big transition for me, that¿s for sure. After riding it for a couple of weeks now, I feel real comfortable on it. The CRF450R is an awesome bike; it’s got all the power I need to hang with the factory bikes. So now I guess it is up to me to make the bike work!

TWMX: What do you think of the whole look that the subway team has created?

JT: It’s pretty cool. I think that as big as a company like Subway is, they would want their representatives to stand out. Everybody behind this effort has done a great gob in creating a unique look and feel to this team. I could not ask for a better opportunity to go out there and try to prove myself.

TWMX: So your first time back at Supercross in over a year and you go out there and get 11th place in Minneapolis. Is that your best finish ever in Supercross?

JT: No. I have got a couple of tenths and I got an eighth last year. I was really happy with my performance last week in Minneapolis. It was the first race on that bike and for the team and hopefully it was a sign of things to come. I just need to get good starts and I should be able to perform for the team. I know I have the stamina to run the pace, so we will see if I can do it. Getting in the main is the hardest thing for me to do. Once I’m in the main I feel a lot more comfortable.

TWMX: How is the adjustment going being on the team? You have a new mechanic, new teammates and a new group of personnel to work with¿

JT: They could not have made it any easier for me to come right in and go to work. I am going to give it 100 percent for these guys. Hopefully it is the start of a great working relationship. I feel this year should be a good year for me.

TWMX: It seems like the recently hired Subway team is already out performing that of the original team of Povolny and Campbell. Do you have any thoughts on that?

JT: The first six rounds out in California were way harder than it is right now. With all of the injuries going on plus a lot of the 125 east cost guys dropping back down, I have to say it’s much easier for Joe and I to step in and get rolling.

TWMX: When Ted Campbell comes back and the Nationals start, are you still going to be with the team?

JT: Yes. My deal is for the entire year.

TWMX: Aside form the obvious sponsors of the race team, is there anyone special you would like to send a special thanks to?

JT: I want to thank my mom and dad. They have always been behind me 100 percent. They have sacrificed a lot in order to get me to where I am today. Also, I want to thank the owner of Korupt Clothing. He is one of my closest friends, he calls me during the week and keeps my head straight and keeps me motivated. There are so many people that you grow up around that influence your life and who you are when you grow up, and he was one of them.

Here are the point standings after Atlanta¿

125cc Western Regional AMA Supercross Season Standings

  1. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 47
  2. Brandon Jesseman, Fombell, Pa., Suzuki, 45
  3. Mike Brown, Piney Flats, Tenn., Kawasaki, 40
  4. Michael Byrne, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 36
  5. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 29
  6. Erick Vallejo,, Mexico, NL, Yamaha, 26
  7. Steve Boniface, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 25
  8. Matthieu Lalloz, France, Suzuki, 22
  9. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda, 21
  10. Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Suzuki, 18

250cc THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 229
  2. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 213
  3. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 200
  4. Mike LaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda, 136
  5. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 125
  6. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 121
  7. Sebastien Tortelli, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 121
  8. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 110
  9. Damon Huffman, Canyon Country, Calif., Honda, 109
  10. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 76

250cc AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Honda, 185
  2. Chad Reed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 168
  3. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 147
  4. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 130
  5. Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, Ga., Kawasaki, 122
  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha, 83
  7. Ernesto Fonseca, Canyon Lake, Calif., 77
  8. Michael Byrne, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 75
  9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 75
  10. Mike LaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda, 73

250cc THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 229
  2. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 213
  3. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 200
  4. Mike LaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda, 136
  5. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 125
  6. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 121
  7. Sebastien Tortelli, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 121
  8. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 110
  9. Damon Huffman, Canyon Country, Calif., Honda, 109
  10. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 76

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Jason Thomas: Last year at St. Louis was the last time I race SX. I dislocated my wrist there. Minneapolis last week was the first time I raced since that race.

TWMX: You started the year racing for Tuf Kawasaki in Arenacross. Did the switch to Supercross with Subway go smoothly?

JT: The TUF Kawasaki team was great, but I got this opportunity to come back and race Supercross. The Tuf team knew I wanted to come back and do Supercross so they were all for it. We parted ways and we are all still friends. There are no hard feelings at all. I want to thank them for letting me go and pursue this opportunity with the Subway team.

TWMX: How are you adapting to the big Honda CRF450R?

JT: It was a big transition for me, that¿s for sure. After riding it for a couple of weeks now, I feel real comfortable on it. The CRF450R is an awesome bike; it’s got all the power I need to hang with the factory bikes. So now I guess it is up to me to make the bike work!

TWMX: What do you think of the whole look that the subway team has created?

JT: It’s pretty cool. I think that as big as a company like Subway is, they would want their representatives to stand out. Everybody behind this effort has done a great gob in creating a unique look and feel to this team. I could not ask for a better opportunity to go out there and try to prove myself.

TWMX: So your first time back at Supercross in over a year and you go out there and get 11th place in Minneapolis. Is that your best finish ever in Supercross?

JT: No. I have got a couple of tenths and I got an eighth last year. I was really happy with my performance last week in Minneapolis. It was the first race on that bike and for the team and hopefully it was a sign of things to come. I just need to get good starts and I should be able to perform for the team. I know I have the stamina to run the pace, so we will see if I can do it. Getting in the main is the hardest thing for me to do. Once I’m in the main I feel a lot more comfortable.

TWMX: How is the adjustment going being on the team? You have a new mechanic, new teammates and a new group of personnel to work with¿

JT: They could not have made it any easier for me to come right in and go to work. I am going to give it 100 percent for these guys. Hopefully it is the start of a great working relationship. I feel this year should be a good year for me.

TWMX: It seems like the recently hired Subway team is already out performing that of the original team of Povolny and Campbell. Do you have any thoughts on that?

JT: The first six rounds out in California were way harder than it is right now. With all of the injuries going on plus a lot of the 125 east cost guys dropping back down, I have to say it’s much easier for Joe and I to step in and get rolling.

TWMX: When Ted Campbell comes back and the Nationals start, are you still going to be with the team?

JT: Yes. My deal is for the entire year.

TWMX: Aside form the obvious sponsors of the race team, is there anyone special you would like to send a special thanks to?

JT: I want to thank my mom and dad. They have always been behind me 100 percent. They have sacrificed a lot in order to get me to where I am today. Also, I want to thank the owner of Korupt Clothing. He is one of my closest friends, he calls me during the week and keeps my head straight and keeps me motivated. There are so many people that you grow up around that influence your life and who you are when you grow up, and he was one of them.

Here are the point standings after Atlanta¿

125cc Western Regional AMA Supercross Season Standings

  1. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 47
  2. Brandon Jesseman, Fombell, Pa., Suzuki, 45
  3. Mike Brown, Piney Flats, Tenn., Kawasaki, 40
  4. Michael Byrne, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 36
  5. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 29
  6. Erick Vallejo, Mexico, NL, Yamaha, 26
  7. Steve Boniface, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 25
  8. Matthieu Lalloz, France, Suzuki, 22
  9. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda, 21
  10. Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Suzuki, 18

250cc THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 229
  2. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 213
  3. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 200
  4. Mike LaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda, 136
  5. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 125
  6. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 121
  7. Sebastien Tortelli, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 121
  8. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 110
  9. Damon Huffman, Canyon Country, Calif., Honda, 109
  10. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 76

250cc AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Honda, 185
  2. Chad Reed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 168
  3. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 147
  4. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 130
  5. Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, Ga., Kawasaki, 122
  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha, 83
  7. Ernesto Fonseca, Canyon Lake, Calif., 77
  8. Michael Byrne, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 75
  9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 75
  10. Mike LaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda, 73

250cc THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 229
  2. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 213
  3. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 200
  4. Mike LaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda, 136
  5. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 125
  6. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 121
  7. Sebastien Tortelli, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 121
  8. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 110
  9. Damon Huffman, Canyon Country, Calif., Honda, 109
  10. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 76

Atlanta has some epic southern mullets…

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, Yamaha, 47

  • Brandon Jesseman, Fombell, Pa., Suzuki, 45
  • Mike Brown, Piney Flats, Tenn., Kawasaki, 40
  • Michael Byrne, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 36
  • Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 29
  • Erick Vallejo, Mexico, NL, Yamaha, 26
  • Steve Boniface, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 25
  • Matthieu Lalloz, France, Suzuki, 22
  • Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda, 21
  • Jeff Gibson, Thornville, Ohio, Suzuki, 18
  • 250cc THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

    1. Chad Reed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 229
    2. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 213
    3. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 200
    4. Mike LaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda, 136
    5. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 125
    6. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 121
    7. Sebastien Tortelli, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 121
    8. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 110
    9. Damon Huffman, Canyon Country, Calif., Honda, 109
    10. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 76

    250cc AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

    1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Honda, 185
    2. Chad Reed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 168
    3. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 147
    4. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 130
    5. Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, Ga., Kawasaki, 122
    6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha, 83
    7. Ernesto Fonseca, Canyon Lake, Calif., 77
    8. Michael Byrne, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 75
    9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 75
    10. Mike LaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda, 73

    250cc THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

    1. Chad Reed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 229
    2. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 213
    3. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 200
    4. Mike LaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda, 136
    5. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 125
    6. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 121
    7. Sebastien Tortelli, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 121
    8. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 110
    9. Damon Huffman, Canyon Country, Calif., Honda, 109
    10. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 76

    Atlanta has some epic southern mullets…

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