Monster Energy’s Ivan Tedesco 8th at Detroit SX

CORONA, Calif., (April 23, 2007) — Monster Energy-backed Ivan Tedesco (Makita/Suzuki) held onto 5th place in the overall AMA Supercross class standings of the 2007 Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series, placing a solid 8th overall in the main event at Detroit’s Ford Field on Saturday.

Tedesco, who has been competitive with the world’s best Supercross racers despite breaking his hand just prior to the start of the season, got things going early with an impressive 2nd place finish in the first Supercross class heat race. In the main he pulled a good start and was running in 4th, looking at a possible podium finish when a lap six mistake relegated him back several spots. In the end Tedesco would settle for 8th.

“We’ve got two races to go and my focus is on that fifth overall spot, said Tedesco. “With all I’ve been through this season, and prior to the start of the season, I’d be satisfied with 5th overall.

Tedesco holds a slim two-point lead over David Vuillemin (171-169) for that coveted final top five spot. The two will make for the No. 1 sidebar story to the overall championship, which has all but been wrapped up by Monster Energy-backed James Stewart.

Next up for Tedesco is Round 15 of the 2007 Amp’d Mobile/AMA Supercross Series at Seattle’s Qwest Field (April 28). Noteworthy: Last year Tedesco finished 7th in the Qwest Field main event while Vuillemin did not race due to injury.

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