Reed’s Within Striking Distance of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Championship After Big Win in Dallas

Carmichael: Seattle will be worth the price of admission, for sure.

Villopoto Makes Seattle Debut

AURORA, Ill. (April 25, 2006) — Despite a separated left shoulder suffered before the Daytona Beach race, Yamaha’s Chad Reed, of Dade City Fla., pulled off his second Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series race win in Dallas and now trails points leader Ricky Carmichael by two (296-294) heading into Seattle.

After winning his first AMA Supercross Lites race last weekend in Dallas, Seattle native and rising star Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., makes his first appearance at Qwest Field this Saturday, April 29 when Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series makes its annual stop in the Pacific Northwest.

Reed moved into the lead on lap nine after both Carmichael and James Stewart crashed. The consistency that Reed has displayed this season puts him in the hunt for the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series championship. In 14 of 16 races this season, he has been on the podium and last week marked his 25th-career AMA Supercross win.

“When you got three guys that really want to win and when you’re going as fast as we’re going on these bikes, things just happen,” said Reed. “Honestly, it’s been a really tough season for me. I felt something was going to go down tonight and it did. I saw Ricky exit left, I’m glad I missed the turn before it and I think if I would have been a little closer he would have taken me down with him. So, I was a happy I was a little more behind him.”

Kawasaki’s Stewart, who has been on the podium at 13 of 16 races this season, remounted from the crash and finished second, giving him an eight-point lead in the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP season standings. In 34 races in Seattle, Kawasaki has won the main event five times.

“If I could go back to St. Louis the series would be totally different if I would have just stayed up,” said Stewart. “I knew someone went down, but I had no idea if it was Ricky or Chad because I heard the crowd go wild. When I came around the next lap, I didn’t see either one of them on me.”

Villopoto’s win the AMA Supercross Lites class stopped Honda’s seven-race win streak in the division and gave Kawasaki their fourth-consecutive win in Dallas. The Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites champion will be crowned this weekend. Four points separate Honda’s Andrew Short and Kawasaki’s Grant Langston (140-136) heading into the weekend.

Carmichael clinched his first Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP championship at Qwest Field with two races to go last year. Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., won his second career Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series main event in front of 49,532 fans at the first-ever race at Qwest Field. Ivan Tedesco, of Murrieta, Calif., won his second consecutive 125cc Western Regional Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series championship. KTM’s Nathan Ramsey, of Menifee, Calif., won his third 125cc Western Regional main event of the season.

Tickets are available at www.supercross.cc.com, all Ticketmaster outlets, all participating Yamaha Dealers, at the Qwest Field Box Office, or charge by phone at in Seattle: 206-628-0888 or in Tacoma: 253-627-8497.

This weekend’s race will air on CBS Sports on Sunday, April 30, 2006 at 12:30 p.m. EST. A tape-delayed, one-hour television broadcast of the AMA Supercross Lites racing will air on SPEED on Saturday, May 6, at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 330
  2. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 322
  3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 312
  4. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 261
  5. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 250
  6. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 243
  7. Ryan Clark, Waddell, Ariz., Honda, 176
  8. Jason Thomas,elrose, Fla., Honda, 172
  9. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio,, Honda, 170
  10. Tyler Evans, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 125

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 296
  2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 294
  3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 286
  4. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 227
  5. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 218
  6. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 213
  7. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 173
  8. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 125
  9. Ryan Clark, Waddell, Ariz., Honda, 116
  10. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Honda, 108

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

  1. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 140
  2. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 136
  3. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 119
  4. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM, 116
  5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 113
  6. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 111
  7. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 98
  8. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda, 89
  9. Darcy Lange, San Jacinto, Calif., Kawasaki, 63
  10. Ryan Morais, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 60

Amp’d Mobile Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

  1. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 166
  2. Chris Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 134
  3. Joshua Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 119
  4. Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 102
  5. Jesseman, New Brighton, Pa., Yamaha, 96
  6. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Honda, 81
  7. Robert Kiniry, Lafayette, N.Y., Honda, 75
  8. Teddy Maier, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki, 61
  9. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 60
  10. Jay Marmont, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 54

Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch Amp’d Mobile Supercross live at home in your car, or just about anywhere in the world, is available live for fans at every race, starting at 7:00 p.m. local time at supercross.cc.com. Listen as Supercross LIVE! hosts Jim Holley and Jason Wiegandt capture the live race call, a pre-race show, a post-race show, post-race press conference, on-air industry guests and celebrities, in-depth interviews, promotions, call-ins and more. In 2004-2005, more than a three-quarters-of-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE! Archived broadcasts are also available at supercross.cc.com, or can be downloaded to iPod or MP3 players via Podcast at sxlivepodcast.com.

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.

 

nts 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.