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Anaheim 3 Notes

AMA Supercross Class Laps Led:

James Stewart                            69

Ricky Carmichael                        45

Chad Reed                                  25

Nick Wey                                    1

 

AMA Supercross Lites Class Laps Led:

Ryan Villopoto                             42

Christophe Pourcel                      17

Steve Boniface                             1

 

Progressive Direct Holeshot Award (AMA Supercross)

Nick Wey (Toronto): $1,500

James Stewart (Vancouver): $1,500

Chad Reed (Anaheim 1): $1,500

Jeff Dement (Phoenix): $1,500

Nick Wey (Anaheim 2): $1,500

Chad Reed (San Francisco): $1,500

 

Progressive Direct Holeshot Award (AMA Supercross Lites)

Christophe Pourcel (Anaheim 1):  $1,000

Martin Davalos (Phoenix): $1,000

Steve Boniface (Anaheim 2): $1,000

Chris Gosselaar (San Francisco): $1,000

 

MMI Top Tech Award

Jeremy Albrecht (Anaheim 1): $500.00

Mike Gosselaar (Phoenix): $500.00

Jason Thomas (Anaheim 2): $500.00

John Mitcheff (San Francisco): $500.00

 

U.S. Smokeless Tobacco Pro Privateer Challenge

1.  Nick Wey            90 Points

2.  David Vuillemin  79 Points

3.  Travis Preston    69 Points

 

Asterisk Medic Card

Charles Castloo (Anaheim 1)

Michael Willard (Phoenix)

Charles Castloo (Anaheim 2)

Logan Darien (San Francisco)

 

Racer X Gas Card

Nathan Ramsey (Anaheim 1)

Eric Sorby (Phoenix)

Bryan Johnson (Anaheim 2)

Manuel Rivas (San Francisco)

 

Toyota Tundra Fan Challenge

Jeff Gibson (Anaheim 1)

Nick Wey (Phoenix)

Nick Wey (Anaheim 2)

Jeff Gibson (San Francisco)

 

Race Recap:

SAN FRANCISCO (January 27, 2007) – Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael made a triumphant return to the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series with a spectacular win tonight before a crowd of 37,462 at AT&T Park. Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto won the AMA Supercross Lites main event.

 

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

Cobe Lehnertz, Lodi, Calif., KTM
Mikiah Morgan, Fellows, Calif., KTM
Michael Mosiman, Sebastopol, Calif., KTM
Max Provine, Antioch, Calif., KTM
Devin Kjaer, Aptos, Calif., KTM
Christian Beatty, Ventura, Calif., KTM
Treysen Barretto, Kapaa, HI, KTM
Trevor Conley, Wheatfield, Ind., KTM
Jack Valdez, Orlando, Fla., KTM
Mason Campbell, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
Cole Malinowski, Martinez, Calif., KTM
Collin Cramer, Olathe, Kan., KTM
Jordan Gleckler, Cheyenne, Wy., KTM
Jason Wagner-Jauregg, San Jose, Calif., KTM
Tyler Gallis, San Jose, Calif., KTM

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 139
Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 127
Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 116
Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 102
Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 90
David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 79
Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 69
Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 66
Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 64
Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Kawasaki, 61

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Event Results, San Francisco

Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha
Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki
Nick Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda
Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki
Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Kawasaki
Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Standings

James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 97
Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 80
Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 69
Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 68
Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 62
Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 57
Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 52
Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 50
David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 42
Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 41

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, San Francisco

Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda
Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda
Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha
Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
Kyle Partridge, Las Vegas, Nev., Honda
Steve Boniface, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki
Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM
Michael LaPaglia, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings

Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 97
Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 71
Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 59
Steve Boniface, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 55
Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 54
Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 51
Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 48
Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 47
Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 46
Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 42
 

 AMA Supercross Class Recap from San Francisco:

Ricky Carmichael earned his 143rd AMA win last weekend, his 47th AMA Supercross class win. It was his 14th on a Suzuki. 
Carmichael is just two wins shy of tying Mark Barnett on Suzuki's all time Supercross win list. 
Ricky Carmichael has now won an AMA Supercross on a Suzuki three consecutive seasons tying Tony DiStefano and Kent Howerton. Mark Barnett owns the record with five consecutive seasons. 
Chad Reed has 68 AMA Supercross starts with 62 podiums. He is now in fifth place on the all-time AMA Supercross podium list. 
For the past two seasons it has taken Chad Reed until round seven to get his first win.

AMA Supercross Lites Class Recap from San Francisco:

Ryan Villopoto tied Jeff Matiasevich with four consecutive wins to start the seasons. Ivan Tedesco has five wins to start the season. 
Suzuki, Yamaha, and Kawasaki have each started the season off with five consecutive wins. Can Kawasaki do it again?

Anaheim 3:

This is the 44th time the gate will drop in Anaheim. Pontiac, Mich., still holds the record with 46 races.  
If Chad Reed can get a win, he will become the first Yamaha rider to win an AMA Supercross race in five consecutive years. 
First Supercross event December 4, 1976, Marty Smith won on a Honda.

First Time winners at Anaheim:

Kent Howerton 1979; Gaylon Mosier 1978; David Bailey 1983; Donnie Hanson 1982; Johnny O'Mara 1984; Damon Bradshaw 1990; Chad Reed 2003.
Wins by brand at Anaheim:

Honda 19, Yamaha 12, Kawasaki 6, Suzuki 6

 

Since 2001, no rider has been able to win all three rounds in Anaheim. Can James Stewart?

 

Lites Recap:

Wins by brand in Anaheim: Kawasaki 16, Honda 6, Yamaha 5, Suzuki 5, KTM 3

 

Can Ryan Villopoto join Ernesto Fonseca and Ivan Tedesco as Lites riders to win all three Anaheim rounds?

 

History:

Round 5, March 26, 1977 Dallas - Bob Hannah won on a Yamaha. The late Jim Pomeroy finished second. There were 9 different brands on the starting gate that night. One of them being Ossa. It would be the last Supercross finish for Ossa.  
Round 5, March 7, 1987, Daytona - Rick Ryan became the first privateer to win an AMA Supercross main event. He beat Jeff Stanton, Ron Lechien, Broc Glover, Rick Johnson, and Jeff Ward. 
Round 5, February 15, 1997 Indy - Jeff Emig won on a Kawasaki.
Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Rider Finishes

 

Chad Reed

Toronto:                         1

Vancouver                     3

Anaheim 1:                    3

Phoenix:                       3

Anaheim 2:                    2

San Francisco:              3

 

Ricky Carmichael

Toronto:                         2

Vancouver                     1

Anaheim 1:                    2

Phoenix:                       2

Anaheim 2:                    N/A

San Francisco:              1

 

James Stewart

Toronto:                        3

Vancouver                     2

Anaheim 1:                    1

Phoenix:                       1

Anaheim 2:                    1

San Francisco:              2

 

 

Tim Ferry

Toronto:                        4

Vancouver                     5

Anaheim 1:                    5

Phoenix:                       5

Anaheim 2:                    4

San Francisco:              4

 

David Vuillemin

Toronto:                         5

Vancouver                      4

Anaheim 1:                    6

Phoenix:                       20

Anaheim 2:                    11

San Francisco:              6

 

Nick Wey

Toronto:                         6

Vancouver                     9

Anaheim 1:                    7

Phoenix:                       9

Anaheim 2:                    3

San Francisco:              5

 

Ryan Clark

Toronto:                        7

Vancouver:                     14

Anaheim 1:                    17                    

Phoenix:                       N/A

Anaheim 2:                    N/A

San Francisco:              N/A

 

Paul Carpenter

Toronto:                        8

Vancouver:                    12

Anaheim 1:                    11

Phoenix:                       19

Anaheim 2:                    7

San Francisco:              15

 

Heath Voss

Toronto:                        9

Vancouver:                    11

Anaheim 1:                    8

Phoenix:                       10

Anaheim 2:                    13

San Francisco:              12

 

Jeff Gibson

Toronto:                        10

Vancouver                       8

Anaheim 1:                    15

Phoenix:                       15

Anaheim 2:                    12

San Francisco:              9

 

Nathan Ramsey

Toronto:                         21

Vancouver:                      6

Anaheim 1:                    DNF

Phoenix:                       11

Anaheim 2:                    10

San Francisco:              13

 

Travis Preston

Toronto:                        16

Vancouver:                    7

Anaheim 1:                    4

Phoenix:                       4

Anaheim 2:                    N/A

San Francisco:              7

 

Jason Thomas

Toronto:                        14

Vancouver:                     10

Anaheim 1:                    21

Phoenix:                       14

Anaheim 2:                    16

San Francisco:              N/A

 

Kevin Windham

Toronto:                        N/A

Vancouver:                    N/A

Anaheim 1:                    9

Phoenix:                       8

Anaheim 2:                    6

San Francisco:              10

 

Michael Byrne

Toronto:                        15

Vancouver:                    19

Anaheim 1:                    10

Phoenix:                       6

Anaheim 2:                    5

San Francisco:              8

 

Ivan Tedesco

Toronto:                        N/A

Vancouver:                    N/A

Anaheim 1:                    14

Phoenix:                       7

Anaheim 2:                    8

San Francisco:              14

 

Joshua Summey

Toronto:                        19

Vancouver:                    16

Anaheim 1:                    N/A

Phoenix:                       N/A

Anaheim 2:                    9

San Francisco:              11

 

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Lites Class Rider Finishes

 

Ryan Villopoto

Anaheim 1:                    1

Phoenix:                       2

Anaheim 2:                    1

San Francisco:              1

 

Christophe Pourcel

Anaheim 1:                    2

Phoenix:                       1

Anaheim 2:                    21

San Francisco:              N/A

 

Jason Lawrence

Anaheim 1:                    3         

Phoenix:                       8

Anaheim 2:                    2

San Francisco:              5

 

Joshua Hansen

Anaheim 1:                    4

Phoenix:                       6

Anaheim 2:                    22

San Francisco:              8

 

Jake Weimer

Anaheim 1:                    5

Phoenix:                       14

Anaheim 2:                    6

San Francisco:              3

 

Troy Adams

Anaheim 1:                    6

Phoenix:                       13

Anaheim 2:                    8

San Francisco:              11

 

Matthew Lemoine

Anaheim 1:                    7                     

Phoenix:                       4

Anaheim 2:                    11

San Francisco:              12

 

Christopher Gosselaar

Anaheim 1:                    8         

Phoenix:                       3

Anaheim 2:                    5

San Francisco:              21

           

Kyle Chisholm

Anaheim 1:                    9         

Phoenix:                      N/A

Anaheim 2:                   N/A

San Francisco:              N/A

 

Justin Keeney

Anaheim 1:                    10                    

Phoenix:                       12

Anaheim 2:                    13

San Francisco:              18

 

Steve Boniface

Anaheim 1:                    11                    

Phoenix:                       5

Anaheim 2:                    7

San Francisco:              7

 

Kyle Cunningham

Anaheim 1:                    13                    

Phoenix:                       9

Anaheim 2:                    12

San Francisco:              N/A

 

Martin Davalos

Anaheim 1:                    20

Phoenix:                       10

Anaheim 2:                    10

San Francisco:              22

 

Joshua Hill

Anaheim 1:                    19

Phoenix:                       7

Anaheim 2:                    3

San Francisco:              4

 

Joshua Grant

Anaheim 1:                    22

Phoenix:                       22

Anaheim 2:                    4

San Francisco:              2

 

Kyle Partridge

Anaheim 1:                    N/A

Phoenix:                       11

Anaheim 2:                    9

San Francisco:              6

 

Michael Lapaglia

Anaheim 1:                    18

Phoenix:                       15

Anaheim 2:                    14

San Francisco:              9

 

Adam Chatfield

Anaheim 1:                    14

Phoenix:                       N/A

Anaheim 2:                    N/A      

San Francisco:              10

 

Post-Race Press Conference Quotes from San Francisco

 

Chad Reed

 

Q: That was an awesome race!

 

A: Yeah, I was super pumped with the hole shot and just riding out there in front. It just felt as the race went on I tried to find some better lines.  I could feel the tension between the three of us. I was excited to race and just tried to concentrate by putting good lines and great laps together.

 

Q: There were a lot of mistakes being made by all three of you. What was the cause for that? Was it the track?

 

A: I think the track was pretty tough. It was almost perfect conditions. The track here and there had a really hard base and I think that caught us all a little off guard. I just tried to focus and put good laps together.

 

Q: What was your strategy when you fell back in second? Did you think to yourself I can get myself back in this and win it?

 

A: From the beginning I felt good. I got a great start and just went to the front and ride my own race. The night was pretty uneventful except for when I wasn’t crashing. I felt like I had a lot of fun tonight. It’s definitely promising from the first couple of races.

 

Q: The rhythm section after the start was tough and looked like you got through there easier than everyone else. Did you sense that you could make up time there?    

 

A: I was going in the main line and the lap that James passed me seemed like we were chasing. I did press day this week and we rode that section. So, that probably helped me.

 

Q: After the crash did you manage to keep your bike running? Did you still think you had a chance to get in there and win the race or get second?

 

A: It was a pretty stupid crash. I got back as soon as possible and just tried to get back out there and finish the race.

 

Q: What is the status of the injury?

 

A: My injuries are back at 100%. I don’t have any pain.  My breathing isn’t back to 100% but everything else is good. We have come a long way in a short time. I’m excited to be up here battling. I think when you fall down like that you immediately think it’s over and done. I’m just excited to be on the podium every weekend.     

 

James Stewart

 

Q: It was a pretty wild main event tonight. You definitely gave the crowd what they came to see. It looked pretty tough for the three of you guys at times.

 

A: Yeah, the track was super rutted. It was a track you could make a lot of mistakes on and you saw that with all three of us. But, I felt the best guy that rode tonight was Ricky. He rode really well. He just sat there and watched me and Chad just take each other out. I felt probably the best I have all year.

 

Q: Was it fun to actually have a battle and strategy tonight as compared to last week?

 

A: Yeah, for sure. It was the first time all year that all three of us were up there racing. Even after I fell I was smiling under my helmet because it gave me an opportunity to get back up and refocus and work my way back to the top.   

 

Q: Take us through the crash. Did you still manage to keep the bike running even though you were upside down? What happened there?

 

A: The rutts where getting so deep that I kept dragging my foot peds and they just packed up with mud. When I went to jump on the tabletop, I gassed it and there was nothing there. I did a pretty good job at jumping it. Chad almost hit me but I’m glad he didn’t and my bike was still running. So, I knew I still had a good chance. 

 

Q: So, the bike was upside down and still running?

 

A: The Kawasaki kept running!

 

Q: You were close to Ricky at one point when he had the lead. Is there a certain part of a race like this when you say, “I’ve got to focus on a championship here and I just can’t go after him?”

 

A: Once, I got that going and I saw Chad fall. I felt like I was making up some time on those guys. I felt like I was racing lappers more than anything. When I was starting to catch up with Ricky, he actually got caught up with lappers and then I got caught up in it. I felt good enough that I could keep pushing that pace without jeopardizing any points.   

 

Q: You know we can’t talk about the perfect season anymore. Are you bummed about that?

 

A: From the beginning I have been saying I want to win the championship. I don’t really care what happens with race wins as long as I reach my goal I’m happy. I feel we have the speed right now and the focus to do it. 

 

 

Ricky Carmichael

 

Q: We had an epic main event tonight! It was great for all of us to watch. What was it like to be in that battle?

 

A: It was a blast! It’s great to be back here racing after a weekend off. It was nice and as James said, it actually felt really good to. I’m just really pumped to be up here in the top stop. You know they gave it to me tonight. I was just back there waiting. James was making mistakes in the triple-triple-triple section and Chad was just out there in front. So, I just started putting laps together. I was just waiting to see how everything was going to unfold.

 

Q: When you were back in third did you still feel as though you were in control of the race or did you think those guys just might get away from you? Did you know chaos was going to happen?

 

A: No, I felt good all day. My lap times were good. My biggest deal was that I was trying to do everything right and trying to keep my arms in one piece. I made a mistake and then reeled them back in. When James got out front I got a little nervous but then he fell and I got behind Chad and he wasn’t being as aggressive as he usually is. So, I thought maybe he was a little winded and he made that mistake. At that point I was trying to steer clear of the lappers. We all had trouble with lappers it’s that way all the time. I have to say thanks to James for those kind words.  It really means a lot.

 

Q: What made this track so difficult for you guys? Was it the rutts or the layout of the obstacles?

 

A: It was just the dirt. It was really wet and rutty. The track was easy tonight as far as technical wise and jumping; look at the racing it provided. The ruttier tracks are better because it slows everything down a bit. The design and layout of the track was good.

 

Jake Weimer

 

Q: It’s been a long over due podium. How does it feel?

 

A: The season actually started off how I wanted it to. I came out and won my heat race. At the main event in Anaheim 1, I came out and wasn’t displeased in Phoenix though I did horrible. Last weekend, I rode good and struggled with starts. It was really frustrating. Finally, this weekend I got a good start, sprinted for five laps and then I just had to be careful and ride for the rest of the race. It feels really good to be up here.

 

Q: So, once you were in third tonight, did you think to yourself, “This is where I want to be tonight?”

 

A: Yeah, I got a good start. The whole race I was trying and once I saw Hill get into fourth I knew I had to keep pushing. So, I just rode a smart, smooth race and I never felt like I got out of control or made any stupid mistakes. The track was a little technical tonight like everyone else said. So, it was really important to be on your toes and be ready and actually think about what you were doing.

 

Joshua Grant

 

Q: I know the series didn’t start off how you wanted it to and you expected to be up here right off the bat.

 

A: It has been a long ride to get up here. I’m really excited to be up here and earn it. That is why I am here and really excited about tonight.

 

Q: Is your strategy a little different? When did you decide you had to get a decent finish and get up on the podium?

 

A: I actually tried to do that last weekend. It worked out and I got a fourth. It felt like a solid race it just didn’t go my way. This weekend I felt really comfortable here and I got on the box.

 

Q: What happened in the heat race?

 

A: I didn’t initiate anything that went on, but I have to say I’m sorry for letting my emotions get to me.

 

Q: Now you have a second place and a fourth place. Can you win one of these races and stop Ryan Villopoto if you get the opportunity?

 

A: That is the goal right now; to be here and be consistent, if it comes; I’m not going to force it. He’s riding really well and it’s going to be tough to beat him.

 

Ryan Villopoto

 

Q: Did you have problems that we didn’t see or was the race smooth sailing the whole way through?

 

A: It always helps to get a good start. I had my teammate in front, so I just waited to pass him in the second turn. I’m sure it was a lot easier ride out front since the track was rutty and soft. To ride it was easier, but to race it was tough on this track. 

 

Q: How are you riding now compared to Phoenix and Anaheim? Do you feel you are getting better every week?

 

A:  I think everybody goes home and works hard. It’s good to see Josh and especially Jake on the podium. We are always up here to improve and get our bikes up on the podium.

 

Q: After the race I saw you talk to Jake and Josh. Are you pumped for those guys to get up there?

 

A: I know Josh has had a pretty rough season so far with getting hurt at the first race. It is always hard to come back from an injury. It sucks to have something go wrong in your very first race. So, it’s nice to see him back up here. 


 

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