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  Carmichael Dominant Again at Unadilla, Wins fifth consecutive race of Toyota AMA Motocross Championship

NEW BERLIN, N.Y. (July 16, 2006) - Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael notched his sixth career overall win at Unadilla Valley Sports Center today before a crowd of 26,369 at the FMF Pro Motocross National, round six of the Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF. Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto was the AMA Motocross Lites winner.

The win was the fifth straight on the season for Carmichael, of Tallahassee, Fla., and extended his lead over Yamaha's Chad Reed to 44 points in the Toyota AMA Motocross Championship standings. Honda's Kevin Windham, of Centreville, Miss., who was the only rider to beat Carmichael at Unadilla in 2003, finished second overall with a 3-2 moto finish. Davi Millsaps, of Cairo, Ga., was third (2-3). Reed, of Tampa, Fla., was fourth (4-4).

"They changed the track and the changes they made were good and it turned out in my favor," said Carmichael. "I actually fell in the second moto and I'm not sure anyone saw me. I was able to get back up and continue on and it didn't really affect the outcome."

Kawasaki 's James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., missed the second race of the season due to injury after a high-speed crash in morning practice sent him to the ground. He was checked out on site by track physicians and decided to sit out the race with overall stiffness and soreness.

In AMA Motocross Lites, Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., picked up his third consecutive win, and fourth of the season, moving him into the points lead (240-237) ahead of KTM's Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., who finished third with a 1-7 moto finish. Honda's Andrew Short, of Murrieta, Calif., was second (3-2).

The Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, heads to Colorado next week for the 2nd Annual Toyota Trucks Thunder Valley National in Lakewood on July 23.

Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF
FMF Pro Motocross National
Unadilla Valley Sports Center - New Berlin, N.Y.
Round 6 of 12 - July 16, 2006

Motocross (Moto Finish)

1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 1-1
2. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 3-2
3. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 2-3
4. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 4-4
5. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 5-5
6. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 6-6
7. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 7-7
8. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 8-8
9. Kyle Lewis, Henderson, Nev., Honda, 10-9
10. John Dowd, Ludlow, Mass., Suzuki, 11-11
 

Motocross Class Point Standings

1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 292
2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 248
3. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 195
4. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 194
5. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 178
6. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 165
7. David Vuillemin, Frisco, Tex., Yamaha, 159
8. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 126
9. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Honda, 118
10. Joshua Summey, Stanley, N.C., Honda, 99
 

Motocross Lites (Moto Finish)

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 2-1
2. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 3-2
3. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 1-7
4. Andrew McFarlane, Newport Beach, Calif., 4-4
5. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 5-5
6. Nathan Ramsey, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 10-3
7. Joshua Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 6-6
8. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha, 11-8
9. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Suzuki, 8-11
10. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki, 7-13
 

Motocross Lites Point Standings

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 240
2. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 237
3. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 208
4. Joshua Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 199
5. Andrew McFarlane, Newport Beach, Calif., 197
6. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 193
7. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM, 121
8. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha, 95
9. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki, 94
10. Jason Lawrence, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 79
 

Fans can follow this epic Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, all year from the telecasts of the premier AMA Motocross class on Saturdays following each race with coverage on OLN of the Motocross Lites class set to air on the Monday after that. Two events, Red Bud and Unadilla, will be seen the following Sunday, one week after the race, due to OLN's coverage of the Tour de France.

For more information on the Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, log on to www.amamotocross.com, where a weekly webcast of each race will available to fans throughout the season. In addition, www.amamotocross.com offers fans live@thewire Live timing and scoring.

Credential requests for each round of the 2006 Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, must be submitted via email to tgardea@amaproracing.com three weeks prior to the race. Media members interested in interviews with the riders of the Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, should contact Next Level Sports Inc. at 949-365-5750 or email tgardea@amaproracing.com.

 

 

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