THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series Notes Package: Minneapolis, HHH Metrodome

Laps Led

250cc

Chad Reed: 84
Kevin Windham: 52
Ernesto Fonseca: 20
Daryl Hurley: 6
Grant Langston:   3
Mike Brown: 2
Michael Bryne: 1

125cc

Ivan Tedesco: 57
Stephane Roncada: 18
James Stewart:   13
Travis Preston: 11
Nathan Ramsey:   4
Broc Helper:   2

Race Recap

HOUSTON (February 14, 2004) – Before 45,126 fans at Reliant Stadium, Yamaha’s Chad Reed, who won last year’s 250cc main in Houston, won his fifth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race. Kawasaki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., won the opening round of THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional competition.

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Event Results, Houston

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
  2. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki
  3. Eric Sorby, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
  4. Steve Lamson, Camino, Calif., Honda
  5. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha
  6. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha
  7. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
  8. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  9. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda
  10. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 25
  2. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki, 22
  3. Eric Sorby, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 20
  4. Steve Lamson, Camino, Calif., Honda, 18
  5. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 16
  6. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha, 15
  7. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 14
  8. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 12
  9. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda, 11
  10. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 10

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, 42

THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Houston

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

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 169
  2. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda, 143
  3. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 132
  4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 132
  5. Michael Byrne, Temecula, Calif., Kawasaki, 96
  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Suzuki, 94
  7. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 93
  8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 71
  9. Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 67
  10. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 59

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

  1. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Caf., Honda, 184
  2. Grant Langston, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 174
  3. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 159
  4. Tyler Evans, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 146
  5. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 112
  6. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 106
  7. Mike Brown, Johnson City, Tenn., Yamaha, 95
  8. Erick Vallejo, Dallas, Texas, Yamaha, 90
  9. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 81
  10. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 58

Stats For Minneapolis
Round 8 – Minn.  

  • 1st Race – 4-16-94 – McGrath Honda
  • Jeremy McGrath won six consecutive races in the Metrodome, from ’94-’99. In doing so, he became the first rider to win on three different brands at the same venue.
  • Chad Reed’s 12 250cc supercross win last weekend in Houston ties him with ties him with David Bailey and Ezra Lusk on the all-time 250cc win list.
  • Reed won the 125cc race in Minneapolis in 2002 and was sixth last year on a 250cc.
  • Windham at the Metrodome ’98 – 2nd, ’00 – 4th, ’01 – 4th.
  • Only three different riders have won the 250cc main event at the Metrodome, McGrath, Vuillemin and Carmichael.
  • No rider has ever received his first win at the Metrodome
  • No one has ever won on a 125cc and 250cc. This weekend Huffman, Windham and Reed have a chance.

125

  • The winner of the opening round of the East has gone on to win the East title 16 times out of 18 seasons. In the past six consecutive years: RC, Fonseca, Roncada, Pastrana, Reed, Jesseman, have all won the 1st round and held on to win the East title.
  • Davi Millsap should be able to race this weekend.   Missed last week due to AMA rule.
  • Kawasaki has won six out of seven 125SX this year.
  • Kawasaki now has 81 125SX wins.

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Company Pro Privateer Challenge

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

Privateer Award Money

Ryan Clark: $5,804.51
Damon Huffman:   $5,804.51
Tyler Evans:   $5,804.51
Robbie Reynard:   $5,063.73
Keith Johnson: $4,852.09
Erik Vallejo:   $3,858.02
Joe Oehloff: $2,444.58
Isaiah Johnson:   $2,407.53
Craig Anderson:   $2,240.87
Jason Thomas: $1,785.80
James Polvolny: $1,619.15
Clark Stiles: $1,500.06
Tiger Lacey:   $740.78
Rodrig Thain:   $740.76
Hans Neel: $666.70
Ted Campbell: $666.70
Scott Davis:   $666.70

Asterisk Medic Card

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

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)
Houston:   Chad Reed ($4,500)

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)
Houston:   Broc Helper ($1,000)

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
Houston: Joe Oehlhof

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)
Houston:   Scott Adkins ($250)

Past Winners in Minneapolis:
Metrodome Minneapolis, MN

250cc Supercross

February 15, 2003:               Ricky Carmichael
February 16, 2002:                Ricky Carmichael
March 17, 2001:          Ricky Carmichael
March 25, 2000:          David Vuillemin
March 20, 1999:          Jeremy McGrath
March 21, 1998:          Jeremy McGrath
March 15, 1997:          Jeremy McGrath
January 20, 1996:                 Jeremy McGrath
January 21, 1995:                Jeremy McGrath
April 16, 1994:                  Jeremy McGrath

125cc Supercross

February 15, 2003:               Branden Jesseman
February 16, 2002:               Chad Reed
March 17, 2001:          Travis Pastrana
March 25, 2000:          Derrick Shae Bentley
March 20, 1999:          David Pingree
March 21, 1998:          Stephane Roncada
March 15, 1997:          Kevin Windham
January 20, 1996:                Kevin Windham
January 21, 1995:                Damon Huffman
April 06, 1994:                  Damon Huffman

Rider Finishes

250 cc Supercross

Chad Reed

Anaheim 1:   1
Phoenix:   2    
Anaheim 2:   1
San Diego:   1
Anaheim 3:   2
San Francisco: 1
Houston:   1

Kevin Windham

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

David Vuillemin

Anaheim 1:   2
Phoenix:   7
Anaheim 2:   3
San Diego:   3
Anaheim 3:   5
San Francisco: 2
Houston:   4

Mike LaRocco

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

Michael Byrne

Anaheim 1:   5
Phoenix:   10
Anaheim 2:   8
San Diego:   4
Anaheim 3:   6
San Francisco:   10
Houston:   9

Damon Huffman

Anaheim 1I 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)
Houston:   Scott Adkins ($250)

Past Winners in Minneapolis:
Metrodome Minneapolis, MN

250cc Supercross

February 15, 2003:               Ricky Carmichael
February 16, 2002:                Ricky Carmichael
March 17, 2001:          Ricky Carmichael
March 25, 2000:          David Vuillemin
March 20, 1999:          Jeremy McGrath
March 21, 1998:          Jeremy McGrath
March 15, 1997:          Jeremy McGrath
January 20, 1996:                 Jeremy McGrath
January 21, 1995:                Jeremy McGrath
April 16, 1994:                  Jeremy McGrath

125cc Supercross

February 15, 2003:               Branden Jesseman
February 16, 2002:               Chad Reed
March 17, 2001:          Travis Pastrana
March 25, 2000:          Derrick Shae Bentley
March 20, 1999:          David Pingree
March 21, 1998:          Stephane Roncada
March 15, 1997:          Kevin Windham
January 20, 1996:                Kevin Windham
January 21, 1995:                Damon Huffman
April 06, 1994:                  Damon Huffman

Rider Finishes

250 cc Supercross

Chad Reed

Anaheim 1:   1
Phoenix:   2    
Anaheim 2:   1
San Diego:   1
Anaheim 3:   2
San Francisco: 1
Houston:   1

Kevin Windham

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

David Vuillemin

Anaheim 1:   2
Phoenix:   7
Anaheim 2:   3
San Diego:   3
Anaheim 3:   5
San Francisco: 2
Houston:   4

Mike LaRocco

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

Michael Byrne

Anaheim 1:   5
Phoenix:   10
Anaheim 2:   8
San Diego:   4
Anaheim 3:   6
San Francisco:   10
Houston:   9

Damon Huffman

Anaheim 1:   7
Phoenix:   11
Anaheim 2:   7
San Diego:   8
Anaheim 3:   4
San Francisco: 8
Houston:   10

Nick Wey

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

Grant Langston

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

Ezra Lusk

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

Heath Voss

Anaheim 1:   12
Phoenix:   13
Anaheim 2:   13
San Diego:   13
Anaheim 3:   11
San Francisco:   9
Houston:   5

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    

Rider Finishes

Eastern 125cc Supercross

James Stewart

Houston:   1

Broc Helper

Houston:   2

Eric Sorby

Houston:   3

Steve Lamson

Houston:   4

Ryan Clark

Houston:   5

Danny Smith

Houston:   6

Brett Metcalfe

Houston:   7

Steve Boniface

Houston:   8

Ryan Mills

Houston:   9

Kelly Smith

Houston:   10

Post-Race Quotes

250 cc

CHAD REED

The first time I walked the track this weekend I liked it a lot better than the previous tracks. Last weekend I said the tracks was getting worse and I believe you have to say what you feel. This weekend the track was a lot better and they did a great job.

I really like the drop start. I haven’t lost a holeshot on one yet it is something different. All of us have been racing a long time and it is great to have something new to challenge us.

I felt like Windham was catching me in a the whoops, so I just try and change my lines up a little bit there and just be consistent and do a strong race.

I believe that racing from now on will be more aggressive. After Windham’s incident everyone cooled down a little bit and now him getting his points back, there is no control over it now I don’t believe.

In the last couple of weekend we have only had a few rhythm section.   This weekend was awesome.   It goes to waste when we are not able to show our testing.

KEVIN WINDHAM

I am glad that members of the board had a chance to see the video footage.   It is kind of like winning a court case.   To see the public come in and see it my way is good.   I hope to never be in that situation again.

My start was less than stellar for me. I got a pretty bad jump and Chad got out and I saw he was going to get a holeshot. I knew my work was cut out for me. I put my head down and charged for him. By the time I got there I for whatever reason balled up with anxiety and didn’t ride the way I wanted to. This whole weekend was pretty tight. I just slowly started to get better.   This weekend wasn’t the best for me and it showed.

That corner was pretty tricky for me this weekend, as I came out the bike stepped a little bit side ways, I would come out of that corner in first, shift to second because. Luckily I was able to hit the brakes and wasn’t committed in where I needed that little bit of speed because it wasn’t there, I was in neutral.

Dirt Wurx did a good job of keeping the track up.   We were all pretty much running the same lines than in practice so the track held up pretty decent.   That corner was pretty tricky for me.   I didn’t make a clean shift and hit neutral.

To say that it has changed my racing would be not accurate at all. It was the first time in 23 years that I have been in a situation like that. I have raced the same way my entire life. It was an unfortunate incident and not one that I wanted to be a part of or ever again.

MIKE LAROCCO

Those were actually good starts.   The track was actually really good.   It was really good dirt.   The layout was better than the last few.   It had ruts, which makes things a little more technical.   (The drop start) seemed to work well both times.   Most of it happened earlier in the race.   I m