Carmichael Looks to Make it Two Straight Supercross Wins
AURORA, III. (December 7, 2004) — THQ World Supercross GP makes its inaugural stop at Vancouver’s BC Place Stadium this Saturday, December 11 after making a successful stop at Toronto’s SkyDome. A media day will be held on Thursday at 10:00 a.m., featuring former world champion Mike LaRocco. The press conference will be broadcast live on supercross.cc.com at 10:00 a.m. PT.
Last weekend the season kicked off in a big way with Ricky Carmichael, of Havana, Fla., winning the opening race of THQ World Supercross GP at Toronto’s SkyDome on his Suzuki motorcycle.
Carmichael, who missed last supercross season due to a knee injury, edged out Honda’s Kyle Lewis for the holeshot award but was quickly passed by Lewis. At the end of lap one Carmichael secured the lead and rode to his first THQ World Supercross GP win on a Suzuki. Honda’s Mike LaRocco and Lewis battled until lap six when Lewis crashed over the finish line jump. LaRocco held on for second and Yamaha’s Tim Ferry made a charge at the end of the race to secure third place.
“I have a good head start on the competition, said Carmichael. “This race is important to me and the THQ World Supercross GP championship is very important. I am going to continue to train and ride as hard as I can. It’s great to be back after missing the entire season last year.
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