Stewart Out Duels Carmichael to Win Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series before 69,005 Fans

Short wins second AMA Supercross Lites main event of the season

SAN DIEGO (February 11, 2006)¿ Kawasaki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., wins a thrilling Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series main event tonight at Qualcomm Stadium before a near-capacity crowd of 69,005. Honda’s Andrew Short, of Murrieta, Calif., was the Western Region AMA Supercross Lites winner.

Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael, of Tallahassee, Fla., grabbed the Progressive Direct Holeshot Award to start the 20-lap feature, with Stewart settling in behind him to set up a two-rider battle at the front. Carmichael held the slightest of leads the entire race as Stewart patiently waited just a few bike lengths back. Stewart finally made his move on the second to last lap with an inside pass on Carmichael in a 180-degree turn after the first triple jump. Stewart held off Carmichael’s last lap charge to pick up the win, his fifth of the season. Carmichael was second and Yamaha’s Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., finished third.

“Ricky and I had a good battle,” said Stewart. “Throughout the race I sized him up and made my pass. It feels good to ride on a track that has tacky dirt. I knew that after last weekend I had a long way to go. I am three for three in San Diego and this is my favorite stadium.”

KTM’s Mike Alessi, of Apple Valley, Calif., won the Progressive Direct Holeshot Award to start the 15-lap AMA Supercross Lites main event. Short shot to the lead on the opening lap and began to pull away from the field as series points leader Grant Langston, of Clermont, Fla., was working his Kawasaki through the field after a 13th place start. Langston’s inspirational charge ended just a few turns too soon as Short crossed the finish line just 0.837-seconds ahead of Langston for the win. Langston finished second, and KTM’s Nathan Ramsey, of Menifee, Calif., was third.

“I put myself in a good spot of the start,” said Short, who picked up his second win of the season. “If we had one more lap Grant and I would be battling. It’s not over yet, we have two more races and I look forward to this challenge.”

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki, 157
  2. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 161
  3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 144
  4. Jeremy McGrath, Encinitas, Calif., Honda
  5. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  6. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 115
  7. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 114
  8. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 114
  9. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  10. Eric Vallejo, Garland, Texas, Honda

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Event Results, San Diego

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 183
  2. James Stewart, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki, 181
  3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 164
  4. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 133
  5. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 130
  6. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 128
  7. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda,  95
  8. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio,, Honda,  87
  9. Ryan Clark, Waddell, Ariz., Honda,  82
  10. Tyler Evans,  Corona, Calif., Suzuki,  69

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 139
  2. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 128
  3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 124
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 89
  5. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 88
  6. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 86
  7. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 85
  8. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 74
  9. Jeremy McGrath, Encinitas, Calif., Honda, 67
  10. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 63

Amp’Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, San Diego

  1. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
  2. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  3. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM
  4. Mike Alessi, Apple Valley, Calif., KTM
  5. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  6. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  7. Darcy Lange, San Jacinto, Calif., Kawasaki
  8. Ryan Morais, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki
  9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda
  10. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

  1. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 118
  2. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 116
  3. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM, 107
  4. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 99
  5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 95
  6. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 94
  7. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 91
  8. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda, 78
  9. Darcy Lange, San Jacinto, Calif., Kawasaki, 55
  10. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 52

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Results

  1. Tyler Rosa, Mission Viejo, Calif., KTM
  2. Sheldon Creed, El Cajon, Calif., KTM
  3. Corbin Hayes, El Dorado Hills, Calif., KTM
  4. Skyler Seifert, Perris, Calif., KTM
  5. Cullen Nunes, Mesa, Ariz., KTM
  6. Cody Whitsett, Long Beach, Calif., KTM
  7. Will Agnew, Cotuit, Mass., KTM
  8. Jake Kelley, Burbank, Calif., KTM
  9. Jake Martineau, Hesperia, Calif., KTM
  10. Noah Branch, Paso Robles, Calif., KTM
  11. Alexander Guerrierie, Hackettstown, N.J., KTM
  12. Magnus Mikkelsen, Fakse, Denmark, KTM
  13. Ashley Avalos, Huntington Beach, Calif., KTM
  14. Tyler Gallo, Prescott, Ariz., KTM
  15. Jaryn Williams, Connersville, Ind., 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.

 

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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.