Amp’d Mobile Supercross Series Notes

January 25, 2006 9:27am

San Francisco  

Laps Led

AMA Supercross

James Stewart           26
Chad Reed:              14
Ricky Carmichael:       12
Ivan Tedesco              4
Ernesto Fonseca:          4
Jeremy McGrath:   1    

AMA Supercross Lites

Grant Langston:         14
Nathan Ramsey:  12
Ryan Villopoto:           9
Andrew Short:             7
Sean T Collier:           2
Mike Alessi:              1            

Race Recap:

ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 21, 2006) – Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael, of Havana, Fla., won his second consecutive Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series race in front of a sold-out (45,050 fans) Angel Stadium. Kawasaki’s Grant Langston, of Clermont, Fla., won his first AMA Supercross Lites race of the season.

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Results

Brandon Tolsma, Holland, Mich., KTM
Austin Griffis, Fort Wayne, Ind., KTM
Rian Terry, Washington, Utah, KTM
Cody Gores, Anaheim, Calif., KTM
Kyle Carvalho, Tulare, Calif., KTM
Cole Neal, Iowa Park, Texas, KTM
Beau Gills, Tulsa, Okla., KTM
Rielly LaFave, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM
Edward Chavez, Redlands, Calif., KTM
Casey Garrow, Wallingford, Vt., KTM
Todd Patterson, Oak Hills, Calif., KTM
Tristan Van Wieringen, Harrow, ON, KTM
Hunter Watt, Phalen, Calif., KTM
14.  Hank Cahill, Shawnee, Kan., KTM

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 115
Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 114
Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 106
Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 87
Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 78
Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 78
Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 61
Jeff Gibson, Westerville, Ohio, Honda, 60
Ryan Clark, Phoenix, Honda, 56
Justin Buckelew, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 44

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Anaheim 2

Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki
Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
Jeremy McGrath, Encinitas, Calif., Honda
Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Honda
Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 70
Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 66
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 65
Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 46
Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 45
Jeremy McGrath, Encinitas, Calif., Honda, 44
Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 44
Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 41
Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 12
David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Honda, 11

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, Anaheim 2

Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM
Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda
Sean Collier, Santa Clarita, Calif., Yamaha
Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda
Mike Alessi, Apple Valley, Calif., KTM
Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
Jason Lawrence, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
Jesse Casillas, Jamul, Calif., Honda

Amp’d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

 Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 63
Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 63
Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 60
Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM, 54
Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 49
Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 39
Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 38
Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 37
Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda, 36
Sean Collier, Santa Clarita, Calif., Yamaha, 31

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Pro Privateer Challenge

1.  Nick Wey

2.  Jason Thomas

3.  Jeff Gibson

Asterisk Medic Card

Anaheim 1:                      Jeff Dement

Phoenix:                        Daniel Sani

Anaheim 2:                      Tyson Taylor

Racer X Gas Card

Anaheim 1:                      Jiri Dostal

Phoenix:                        Doug Dehaan

Anaheim 2:                      James Marshall

Toyota Holeshot Award

Anaheim 1:                      Kyle Lewis

Phoenix:                        Jeremy McGrath

Anaheim 2:                      David Vuillemin

Toyota Holeshot Award (Lites)

Anaheim 1:                      Ryan Villopoto 

Phoenix:                        Ryan Villopoto 

Anaheim 2:                      Mike Alessi


MMI Top Tech ward

Anaheim 1:                      Michael Williamson

Phoenix:                        Eric Salava

Anaheim 2:                      Keith Burn

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/ Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Rider Finishes

James Stewart

Anaheim 1:                      1

Phoenix:                        3

Anaheim 2:                      3

Ricky Carmichael

Anaheim 1:                      3      

Phoenix:                        1

Anaheim 2:                      1

Chad Reed

Anaheim 1:                      2      

Phoenix:                        2

Anaheim 2:                      2

Mike LaRocco

Anaheim 1:                      4

Phoenix:                        8

Anaheim 2:                      7

Ivan Tedesco

Anaheim 1:                      5

Phoenix:                        9

Anaheim 2:                      4

Ernesto Fonseca

Anaheim 1:                      6

Phoenix:                        7

Anaheim 2:                      6

Nick Wey

Anaheim 1:                      7

Phoenix:                        5

Anaheim 2:                      10

Travis Preston

Anaheim 1:                      8

Phoenix:                        11

Anaheim 2:                      11

Michael Bryne

Anaheim 1:                      9

Phoenix:                        6

Anaheim 2:                      8

David Vuillemin

Anaheim 1:                      10

Phoenix:                        10

Anaheim 2:                      9

Supercross Lites Western Regional Amp’d Mobile Supercross GP

Andrew Short

Anaheim 1:                      1

Phoenix:                        5

Anaheim 2:                      2

Billy Laninovich                       

Anaheim 1:                      3

Phoenix:                        2

Anaheim 2:                      4

Grant Langston 

Anaheim 1:                      4

Phoenix:                        3

Anaheim 2:                      1

Darcy Lange                    

Anaheim 1:                      5

Phoenix:                        8

Brett Metcalf

Anaheim 1:                      8

Phoenix:                        9

Anaheim 2:                      8

Anaheim Quotes January 21, 2006:

James Stewart: 3rd Place
It was my line selection. I was hitting the line in the heat race and the track got worse but the only thing I can do is go back and do my normal program.

It really is all about picking a good line for each set of laps. 

I knew Ricky had some good lines and he didn’t have a problem keeping up with me. It was similar to how I felt in Toronto. You just watch the other guy make the mistakes and pick your line. 

My confidence is the same as it was in Vancouver, Toronto and Anaheim. I have been giving the rides away.

I feel strong and it’s going to be a long season.  I realize that there is no reason to hit the panic button.  It’s a long season and I will go back and do the same routine as I’ve done before. 

I figure a good start is staying up. I was up the top seven or eight. So, the starts weren’t the problem tonight. I’ve made improvements on my starts and I will continue to keep making them. 

I knew the way the track was and the way Ricky has been riding he was going to be there for twenty laps unless one of us fell.  If I was up front I would have made the same mistakes.  It was just my line selection and what I was picking. I had fun the seventeen laps I was up.  We both are on top of our game right now and we just need to move forward towards next week.

Chad Reed: 2nd Place
I made a few good laps and then a gap was made where I got into third and I just held that gap. I’d catch up a bit and then they’d pull it back out.  It just kept going back and forth.  I couldn’t do anything except put a good race together and wait for something to happen.  Once James went down, I got in second.  

I want to make it a three way battle and make things happen.

I saw them when we crossed the start straight.  I was on one side and they were on the other.  A couple of laps, I would catch them a little and then they would pull it back.  It depends on what happens on the lap.  Ricky and James kept the pace pretty good. 

I first heard the crowd and was hoping James and Ricky were in a pile up together.  But, when I got up there it was only James.  No, I don’t wish that on them but it would have been nice.  I then knew there were only two laps to go.  So, I just rode for second. 

All the way to the finish line, I charged. This weekend I felt the best I have felt all year long. I feel strong and have put some good laps together. I just keep pushing because you never know what’s going to happen and mistakes turn into some big ones.  

In the heat race, the starts were good.   In the main start, I didn’t get the best jump.  I spun a bit.  I knew Ricky was going to get on the brakes hard and turn tight.  So, I just set myself up to follow.

Ricky Carmichael 1st Place:
I am always happy to get a win.  It’s unfortunate; I’d rather not won that way.  I’d rather had passed James fair and square.  But he was riding good and I was waiting for a slip up.  I could have gone deep on him but I didn’t feel the time was right and it wasn’t necessary.  I felt like waiting and unfortunately that happened to him, but I will take the win. 

I am more excited about the race and how fun it was.  If all three of us could have battled that’s what we need and it is a step in the right direction.

I felt I had a few times to put a move. I didn’t know what lap it was when he fell down.  I was going to get him in the whoops going down the right side but I would have gotten through there on faith because he was riding so good. 

The biggest thing for me is keeping my cool.  If I go too fast, I just get out of shape.  Unfortunately that’s how it’s been my whole career.  Luckily, I held onto it tonight. 

I just tried to rely on what I’ve learned in the ten years I’ve been racing. 

It’s a long series. I’ve been down this rode before and may the best man win.

Regardless of the outcome, I rode smart and I was in control. It was a step forward for me. The race was a blast and its unfortunate what happened to James.  

I’m at a different stage in my career than these guys.  I think better racing and more guys up front is going to generate more TV time.  The best guy is always going to win no matter the track condition.  The track was pretty easy tonight but it wasn’t easy putting in twenty good laps.

James has amazing speed and has brought racing to a new level.  Chad and I really have to step it up.  I feel it’s good and we’re all pretty close.

SBC Park
San Francisco, CA

AMA Supercross
January 29, 2005:               Ricky Carmichael
February 7, 2004:               Chad Reed
January 25, 2003:               Ricky Carmichael

AMA Supercross Lites
January 29, 2005:               Billy Laninovich
February 7, 2004:               Nathan Ramsey
January 25, 2003:               James M. Stewart