The all-time winningest racer in MX history will again run the iconic glowing green Monster Energy claw “M” logo
CARLSBAD, Calif., (DEC. 1, 2006) – While the beginning stages of what could be a Nextel Cup/NASCAR ride are in the back of his mind, front and center for Monster Energy’s Ricky Carmichael this weekend will be the opening round of the 2006 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP at Toronto’s Rogers Center, aka the “Skydome.”
Carmichael, who’ll be joined by Monster Energy-backed Makita/Suzuki teammate Ivan Tedesco, will attempt to de-throne defending Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP champion James Stewart in the motorsports crazy province of Ontario.
“We (James and RC) had a great race in Toronto last year and I’d expect nothing short of that this Saturday,” said Carmichael. “I know this is the only time fans in the upper eastern United States have a supercross in their region, so this is a great time to grab some friends, load up on a few cans of Monster Energy and make the trek up to Canada!”
It’s also one of the last times fans in the region will be able to see Carmichael race supercross – or motocross for that matter – as he’s embarking on a much ballyhooed car racing career.
For his part Tedesco was equally impressive in Toronto. Competing in his first ever World Supercross GP 250 class main event, Tedesco scored a near-podium 4th place finish. Coming off a shoulder injury that sidelined him for much of the AMA MX Nationals season, Tedesco is pumped to get back in the title hunt for supercross.
“I’m looking forward to getting back out on the supercross track and improving on what I accomplished last season,” he said.
For more information on the opening round of the 2006 Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP at Toronto’s Rogers Center, link to www.supercross.cc.com