The AMA Motocross class was definitely a little more exciting due to the fact that RC could hit the century mark in total national wins. Each moto, James Stewart rode exceptionally well, but in the second moto it was inevitable what was going to happen.
As for the final podium position, San Manuel Racing’s Chad Reed was able to nail that down with 3-4 scores. In the first moto, Reed started third, but the leaders slowly pulled away. In the second moto, Reed had to come from way back to take fourth, but Team Honda’s Andrew Short put in a very solid ride for third that moto.
Carmichael now has a 16-point lead over Stewart, who holds a 49-point advantage over both Grant Langston and Andrew Short, who are tied for third. Tim Ferry sits in fifth, two points behind Short and Langston.
In the Lites class, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto made a statement, pulling both holeshots and pulling away in both motos for convincing wins. It was his first overall of the season, and he extends his points lead over his teammate Ben Townley to 14.
Motocross (Moto Finish) James went 1-2 for second overall photo: Jackie Mims
1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 2-1
2. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 1-2
3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 3-4
4. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 5-3
5. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 4-8
6. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 8-5
7. Grant Langston, Clermont, Fla., Yamaha, 7-7
8. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 6-9
9. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 12-6
10. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 11-10
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 1-1
2. Ben Townley, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki, 2-2
3. Jason Lawrence, Murrieta, Ga., Yamaha, 3-3
4. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 5-4
5. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 4-5
6. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 9-6
7. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Id., Honda, 6-13
8. Broc Tickle, Cary, N.C., Yamaha, 11-9
9. Steve Boniface, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 13-8
10. Robert Kiniry, La Fayette, N.Y., Kawasaki, 10-12
James went 1-2 for second overall
photo: Jackie Mims