THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series Notes Package: Houston

250cc Laps Led

Chad Reed: 64
Kevin Windham: 52
Ernesto Fonseca: 20
Daryl Hurley: 6
Grant Langston:  3
Mike Brown: 2
Michael Bryne: 1

125cc Laps Led

Ivan Tedesco: 57
Stephane Roncada: 18
Travis Preston: 11
Nathan Ramsey:  4

Race Recap

SAN FRANCISCO (February 7, 2004) – Yamaha¿s Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his fourth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at SBC Park in front of 39,621 fans. Honda¿s Nathan Ramsey, of Menifee, Calif., won his first THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional race, breaking Kawasaki rider Ivan Tedesco¿s five-race win streak.

  THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Event Results, San Francisco

  1. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda
  2. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  3. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
  4. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha
  5. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki
  6. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki
  8. Jeff Gibson, Westerville, Ohio, Yamaha
  9. Joshua Summey, Stanley, N.C., Yamaha
  10. Joaquim Rodrigues, Murrieta, Calif., KTM

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Season Standings

  1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 147
  2. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 117
  3. Stephane Roncada, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Kawasaki, 116
  4. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 109
  5. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 92
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 89
  7. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki, 71
  8. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Yamaha, 67
  9. Joshua Summey, Stanley, N.C., Yamaha, 49
  10. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Honda

THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, San Francisco

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
  2. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
  3. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
  4. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki
  5. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
  6. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  7. Grant Langston, Temecula, KTM
  8. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda
  9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha
  10. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 144
  2. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 122
  3. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 114
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 112
  5. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki, 84
  6. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 82
  7. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki, 79
  8. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 64
  9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 55
  10. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 50

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 163
  2. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 162
  3. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 114
  4. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 128
  5. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 112
  6. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 94
  7. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 81
  8. Mike Brown, Johnson City, Tenn., Yamaha, 80
  9. Erick Vallejo, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha 70
  10. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 70

Stats For Houston

  • 30 consecutive year of racing at Houston ’74-’04
  • Wins by brand: Yamaha 13, Honda 9, Kawasaki 7, Suzuki 6, Can-am 2
  • Mac won back to back ’99-’00, RC won back to back ’01-’02, Reed won last year so he should win back to back
  • 1 st time winners at Houston: Tony D. – 75, Broc Glover – 80, Reed – 6 rounds, 4 wins and two 2 nd .
  • LaRocco – 6 rounds, 6 top 5, 11 podiums by Yamaha. Honda has 7.  Kawasaki and Suzuki have yet to finish on the podium.
  • Wey finished 4 th  at San Francisco, that’s Suzuki but finish of the season. Wey got 4 th in round 15 last year.
  • Wins at Houston: McGrath – 5 wins; Jeff Ward – 4 wins; Hannah – 5 wins.  Rick Johnson never won in Houston.
  • LaRocco won his 3 rd and final 125SX  in Houston, ’89.
  • Lusk and Emig are the only riders to win in Houston on a 125 and 250 (Emig 125-’90, 250-’97; Lusk 125-’94, 250-’98)
  • Active 250 riders to win in Houston on a 125 – LaRocco, Lusk, Huffman, Windham, Vuillemin, Ramsey

125 – The Start of the East

  • Kawasaki has won 3 of the last 5 – 7 total; Honda only 1 win 1986.
  • Watch “Bubba – has 10 wins 3 and he ties Jeremy McGrath as all time 125SX winner. Bubba has never raced in Houston.
  • Matt Walker won here in ’02 on a Kawasaki.

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Pro Privateer Challenge

  1. Damon Huffman
  2. Tyler Evans
  3. Keith Johnson

Privateer Award Money

Damon Huffman:  $4,852.09
Tyler Evans:  $4,852.09
Keith Johnson: $4,852.09
Ryan Clark: $4,852.09
Robbie Reynard:  $4,111.31
Erik Vallejo:  $2,905.57
Joe Oehloff: $2,444.58
Isaiah Johnson:  $2,407.53
Craig Anderson:  $2,240.87
Clark Stiles: $1,500.06
Jason Thomas: $833.38
Tiger Lacey:  $740.78
Rodrig Thain:  $740.76
Hans Neel: $666.70
James Povolny: $666.70
Ted Campbell: $666.70
Scott Davis:  $666.70

Asterisk Medic Card

Anaheim 1: Michael Blose, Yamaha
Phoenix: Steve Boniface
Anaheim 2: Jesse Cassilas
San Diego: Sean Collier
Anaheim 3: Daniel Blair
San Francisco: Adam Mennenga

Butterfinger Holeshot Award

250cc
Anaheim 1: Ernesto Fonseca ($1,500)
Phoenix: Kevin Windham ($1,500)
Anaheim 2: Nick Wey ($1,500)
San Diego: Chad Reed ($1,500)
Anaheim 3: Chad Reed ($3,000)
San Francisco:  Michael Bryne: ($1,500)

125cc
Anaheim 1: Ivan Tedesco ($1,000)
Phoenix: Greg Schnell ($1,000)
Anaheim 2: Bryan Johnson ($1,000)
San Diego: Greg Schnell ($2,000)
Anaheim 3: Stephane Roncada ($1,000)
San Francisco: Ivan Tedesco ($2,000)

Racer X Gas Card

Anaheim 1: Kelly Smith
Phoenix: Kelly Smith
Anaheim 2: James Polvolny
San Diego: Billy Bincley
Anaheim 3: Joe Oehlhof
San Francisco: Isaiah Johnson

MMI Top Tech Award

Anaheim 1: Brian Kinney ($250)
Phoenix: Darren Sorenson ($250)
Anaheim 2: Brent Myron ($250)
San Diego: Darren Sorenson ($500)
Anaheim 3: John Hyland ($250)
San Francisco:  Ray Johnson ($250)

Past Winners in Houston:

250cc Supercross

March 29, 2003: Chad Reed
March 23, 2002: Ricky Carmichael
March 24, 2001: Ricky Carmichael
February 05, 2000: Jeremy McGrath
March 19, 1999: Jeremy McGrath
January 17, 1998:  Ezra Lusk
March 22, 1997: Jeff Emig
March 16, 1996: Jeremy McGrath
March 25, 1995: Jeremy McGrath
January 22, 1994:  Jeremy McGrath
January 16, 1993:  Damon Bradshaw
January 18, 1992:  Damon Bradshaw
January 19, 1991:  Jean-Michel Bayle
February 03, 1990: Damon Bradshaw
March 18, 1989: Jeff Stanton
February 06, 1988: Jeff Ward
February 07, 1987: Jeff Ward
February 02, 1986: Jeff Ward
April 20, 1985: Jeff Ward
March 24, 1984: David Bailey
March 20, 1983: Mark Barnett
March 19, 1983: Bob Hannah
March 20, 1982: Mark Barnett
March 19, 1982: Mark Barnett
March 14, 1981: Mark Barnett
March 13, 1981: Mark Barnett
March 14, 1980: Mike Bell
March 15, 1980: Broc Glover
March 17, 1979: Bob Hannah
March 16, 1979: Bob Hannah
March 18, 1978: Bob Hannah
March 18, 1977: Tony DiStefano
March 19, 1977: Jim Ellis
March 12, 1976: Jim Weinerd
March 14, 1975: Jim Ellis
March 15, 1974: Jim Pomeroy

125cc Supercross

March 29, 2003: Brock Sellards
March 23, 2002: Matt Walker
March 24, 2001: Travis Preston
February 05, 2000: Derrick Shae Bentley
March 19, 1999: Nathan Ramsey
January 17, 1998:  David Vuillemin
March 22, 1997: Kevin Windham
March 16, 1996: Kevin Windham
March 25, 1995: Damon Huffman
January 22, 1994:  Ezra Huffman
January 16, 1993:  Jimmy Gaddis
January 18, 1992:  Brian Swink
January 19, 1991:  Tallon Vohland
February 03, 1990: Jeff Emig
March 18, 1989: Mike LaRocco
February 06, 1988: Jeff Matiasevich
February 07, 1987: Keith Turpin
February 02, 1986: Willie Surratt
April 20, 1985: Eddie Warren

2004 Rider Finishes

250cc Supercross

Chad Reed
Anaheim 1:  1
Phoenix:  2    
Anaheim 2:  1
San Diego:  1
Anaheim 3:  2
San Francisco: 1

Kevin Windham

Anaheim 1:  9
Phoenix:  1
Anaheim 2:  2
San Diego:  2
Anaheim 3:  1
San Francisco: 5

David Vuillemin

Anaheim 1:  2
Phoenix:  7
Anaheim 2:  3
San Diego:  3
Anaheim 3:  5
San Francisco: 2

Mike LaRocco

Anaheim 1:  4
Phoenix:  3
Anaheim 2:  4
San Diego:  5
Anaheim 3:  3
San Francisco:  3

Michael Byrne

Anaheim 1:  5
Phoenix:  10
Anaheim 2:  8
San Diego:  4
Anaheim 3:  6
San Francisco:  10

Damon Huffman

Anaheim 1:  7
Phoenix:  11
Anaheim 2:  7
San Diego:  8
Anaheim 3:  4
San Francisco: 8

Nick Wey
Anaheim 1:  15
Phoenix:  6
Anaheim 2:  6
San Diego:  7
Anaheim 3:  10
San Francisco: 4

Grant Langston
Anaheim 1:  20
Phoenix:  12
Anaheim 2:  9
San Diego:  6
Anaheim 3:  8
San Francisco:  7

Ezra Lusk
Anaheim 1:  8
Phoenix:  4
Anaheim 2:  20
San Diego:  20
Anaheim 3:  7
San Francisco:  DNQ

Heath Voss
Anaheim 1:  12
Phoenix:  13
Anaheim 2:  13
San Diego:  13
An March 22, 1997: Jeff Emig
March 16, 1996: Jeremy McGrath
March 25, 1995: Jeremy McGrath
January 22, 1994:  Jeremy McGrath
January 16, 1993:  Damon Bradshaw
January 18, 1992:  Damon Bradshaw
January 19, 1991:  Jean-Michel Bayle
February 03, 1990: Damon Bradshaw
March 18, 1989: Jeff Stanton
February 06, 1988: Jeff Ward
February 07, 1987: Jeff Ward
February 02, 1986: Jeff Ward
April 20, 1985: Jeff Ward
March 24, 1984: David Bailey
March 20, 1983: Mark Barnett
March 19, 1983: Bob Hannah
March 20, 1982: Mark Barnett
March 19, 1982: Mark Barnett
March 14, 1981: Mark Barnett
March 13, 1981: Mark Barnett
March 14, 1980: Mike Bell
March 15, 1980: Broc Glover
March 17, 1979: Bob Hannah
March 16, 1979: Bob Hannah
March 18, 1978: Bob Hannah
March 18, 1977: Tony DiStefano
March 19, 1977: Jim Ellis
March 12, 1976: Jim Weinerd
March 14, 1975: Jim Ellis
March 15, 1974: Jim Pomeroy

125cc Supercross

March 29, 2003: Brock Sellards
March 23, 2002: Matt Walker
March 24, 2001: Travis Preston
February 05, 2000: Derrick Shae Bentley
March 19, 1999: Nathan Ramsey
January 17, 1998:  David Vuillemin
March 22, 1997: Kevin Windham
March 16, 1996: Kevin Windham
March 25, 1995: Damon Huffman
January 22, 1994:  Ezra Huffman
January 16, 1993:  Jimmy Gaddis
January 18, 1992:  Brian Swink
January 19, 1991:  Tallon Vohland
February 03, 1990: Jeff Emig
March 18, 1989: Mike LaRocco
February 06, 1988: Jeff Matiasevich
February 07, 1987: Keith Turpin
February 02, 1986: Willie Surratt
April 20, 1985: Eddie Warren

2004 Rider Finishes

250cc Supercross

Chad Reed
Anaheim 1:  1
Phoenix:  2    
Anaheim 2:  1
San Diego:  1
Anaheim 3:  2
San Francisco: 1

Kevin Windham

Anaheim 1:  9
Phoenix:  1
Anaheim 2:  2
San Diego:  2
Anaheim 3:  1
San Francisco: 5

David Vuillemin

Anaheim 1:  2
Phoenix:  7
Anaheim 2:  3
San Diego:  3
Anaheim 3:  5
San Francisco: 2

Mike LaRocco

Anaheim 1:  4
Phoenix:  3
Anaheim 2:  4
San Diego:  5
Anaheim 3:  3
San Francisco:  3

Michael Byrne

Anaheim 1:  5
Phoenix:  10
Anaheim 2:  8
San Diego:  4
Anaheim 3:  6
San Francisco:  10

Damon Huffman

Anaheim 1:  7
Phoenix:  11
Anaheim 2:  7
San Diego:  8
Anaheim 3:  4
San Francisco: 8

Nick Wey
Anaheim 1:  15
Phoenix:  6
Anaheim 2:  6
San Diego:  7
Anaheim 3:  10
San Francisco: 4

Grant Langston
Anaheim 1:  20
Phoenix:  12
Anaheim 2:  9
San Diego:  6
Anaheim 3:  8
San Francisco:  7

Ezra Lusk
Anaheim 1:  8
Phoenix:  4
Anaheim 2:  20
San Diego:  20
Anaheim 3:  7
San Francisco:  DNQ

Heath Voss
Anaheim 1:  12
Phoenix:  13
Anaheim 2:  13
San Diego:  13
Anaheim 3:  11
San Francisco:  9

Rider Finishes
 Western 125 cc Supercross
Ivan Tedesco
Anaheim 1:  1
Phoenix:  1
Anaheim 2:  1
San Diego:  1
Anaheim 3:  1
San Francisco:  2

Stephan Roncada
Anaheim 1:  3
Phoenix:  2
Anaheim 2: 3
San Diego:  4
Anaheim 3:  3
San Francisco:  5

Travis Preston
Anaheim 1:  8
Phoenix:  3
Anaheim 2:  2
San Diego:  3
Anaheim 3:  2
San Francisco:  3

Nathan Ramsey
Anaheim 1:  2
Phoenix:  11
Anaheim 2:  4
San Diego:  2
Anaheim 3:  9
San Francisco:  1

Andrew Short
Anaheim 1:  4
Phoenix:  4
Anaheim 2:  5
San Diego:  13
Anaheim 3:  6
San Francisco:  7

Brock Sellards
Anaheim 1:  7
Phoenix:  5
Anaheim 2:  8
San Diego:  8
Anaheim 3:  4
San Francisco:  4

Troy Adams
Anaheim 1:  5
Phoenix:  20
Anaheim 2:  6
San Diego:  7
Anaheim 3:  5
San Francisco:  12

Greg Schnell
Anaheim 1:  9
Phoenix:  7
Anaheim 2:  9
San Diego:  14
Anaheim 3:  7
San Francisco:  13

Christopher Gosselaar
Anaheim 1:  10
Phoenix:  6
Anaheim 2:  DNQ
San Diego:  5
Anaheim 3:  DNQ
San Francisco:  DNQ

Joshua Summey
Anaheim 1:  18
Phoenix:  9
Anaheim 2:  10
San Diego:  10
Anaheim 3:  DNQ
San Francisco:  DNQ    

San Francisco Post-Race Quotes

LaRocco:

It was definitely bumpy out there tonight.  I had to work just to get into the main event.  The track was really short and it really didn¿t seem like we were out there that long.  Maybe the lack of a Friday practice made me ride a little more clumsy but it was the same for everybody.  I had the start I just didn¿t out there and make things happen.  I made mistakes. Chad was just riding a little more aggressively and a little be cleaner on the obstacles.  I was just picking my way through the jumps and the track instead of racing like I needed to do.

(Trying to pass Langston) definitely frustrated me a little bit and put me off my game.  I just didn¿t make things happen when I needed to.  I need to be more aggressive.  I just don¿t want to be around him.

I was unhappy because he kind of took me out.  I made a mistake and he had passed me anyway but he took me into the bales and I went down. I was just unhappy about that.

DV:

The thing was to get there (to the front) because I got two terrible starts tonight.  I worked my way up and got to 4th or 5th kind of quick.  I got behind Grant and Mike and wanted to pass them quick.  Mike made a little mistake on the jump on jump off before the finish, I could jump on but couldn¿t jump off and then went off the track.   I am happy with the way I rode tonight. I lasted 20 laps and had to charge the whole way.  Mike was behind me and I had to charge to keep my second position. 

I was stuck in midpack after each start.  I wish I could have started a little more to the inside.  The track wasn¿t that great technically.  I struggled with passing all night long.  I was happy we did not have a lot of practice Friday.  The tracks are easier and we have too much practice.

I think this was the first time this year I charged for 20 laps.  Tonight I made two or three bobbles and almost crashed one time but I just kept it wide open. 

Reed:

I think David and I struggled a little bit because our bikes are so fast they were hard to control on the start.  That was pretty much it.  The dirt was a little rocky and hard packed.  The plan was to get a good start and push for 20 laps.  I was talking to Mike and it seems like every week the tracks are getting worse (easier).  The whoops got chopped up tonight and that was probably the best thing that could have happened.

Every weekend we don¿t plan on running into each other.  We just both want to get to the front and we both want to win.  We are pretty equal in speeds and you have to be aggressive.  It is tough with the new AMA rules.  You really never know where the line is. 

This weekend was great racing.  NateDawg put the pressure on them.  We are neighbors and we have been talking about winning a race on the same night.  He went out there and won and then it was my turn.  I am just happy for the neighborhood.

Preston:

The track was really weird this weekend.  I rode really hard in the heat race but it