Monster Energy’s Ricky Carmichael Rolls Into Southwick With O/A Win

June 8, 2006 12:38pm

AMA Motocross class points leader looks to defend title @ the ‘Wick

CARLSBAD, Calif., (June 8, 2006) – Not since 1998 in the 125 class has Ricky Carmichael lost an overall race in the sand of Southwick – the unique track located at American Legion Post 338 in rural Massachusetts.

“I pretty much grew up racing in sand down here in Florida and have 
used that to my advantage at Southwick over the years,” said 
Carmichael. “Last year I lost a moto there to Chad (Reed) and I know 
Bubba runs well there if he decides to race, so it should be another 
good event on the Nationals tour for the motocross fans out east.”

Carmichael actually won Southwick during his first full season as a 
rookie in 1997. Since then he’s undefeated in 250 class action at 
Southwick, running up an impressive 6-0 record since 2000.

In the overall AMA Motocross class points chase, Carmichael holds a nine-point lead over Reed (95-86).

And the last guy to beat Carmichael at Southwick? That’d be his 
buddy, John Dowd, who Carmichael sponsored at the race last year!