Lawrence Tightens Lites Class Points Race Heading into San Diego

Treadhead® Seats as Low as $10 Still Available for last 2008 Race in California

AURORA, Ill. (February 5, 2008) – Yamaha of Troy’s Jason Lawrence, of Carlsbad, Calif., won his second consecutive Western Regional AMA Supercross race of the season. While Lawrence wrapped up his impressive win, points leader Ryan Dungey’s commanding lead  was cut short after crashing in turn one. The Makita Suzuki rider came into the evening with a 19-point lead, but left Anaheim just eight points ahead of Lawrence. After fighting off Red Bull Honda’s Davi Millsaps, Team San Manuel’s Chad Reed won his fourth Monster Energy® AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race last Saturday night at Angel Stadium. This weekend Reed, of Tampa, Fla., brings a 26-point lead into San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium.

A variety of ticket and pit pass deals are available, including limited $10 Treadhead® seats. Off Road Warehouse is also offering a $10-off coupon (not available on $10 tickets) and Escondido Cycle Center and 7-11stores are offering free pit passes.

Undoubtedly one of the circuit’s best attended races, San Diego’s AMA Supercross class race will be broadcast on CBS Sports Sunday, February 10 at Noon EST. The AMA Supercross Lites class will air on SPEED February 15 at Noon EST.

Last weekend, at the third and final Monster Energy® Supercross race in Anaheim, Calif., Team San Manuel’s Reed won the AMA Supercross class main event, leading all 20 laps en route to the 30th win of career.

“After last weekend, I set some goals for myself, and winning this race was definitely one of them,” said Reed from the podium at Angel Stadium. “I knew that if I got the holeshot, I would be able to get this done. I had a lot in the tank after the race, so I was really happy tonight.”

Last year in San Diego Reed stopped AMA Supercross class points leader James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., as the two traded positions several time until Stewart crashed. A four-time winner in San Diego, Reed considers the venue one of his favorites.

“I love this place,” said Reed after winning his second race of the season at Qualcomm last year. “I have had so many great races here, and this is huge for me. Second place was getting really old. It’s a shame to see James crash like that, but this is a big relief for me because I know I can win.”

After riding 13 perfect laps last year at Qualcomm, Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., won his first AMA Supercross Lites race at Qualcomm Stadium. On his way to the championship, Villopoto won seven of the eight races in Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites competition.

Supercross made its debut in San Diego on October 25, 1980 when Mike Bell won on a Yamaha. Seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath, of Encinitas, Calif., holds the all-time AMA Supercross win record at San Diego with five. Kawasaki’s Todd Campbell won the inaugural AMA Supercross Lites class on January 26, 1995.

Tickets are available at, participating Yamaha dealerships, all Ticketmaster outlets or by phone at 619-220-8497. Gold Circle seats are $35; Mid-Level seats are $30 for adults and $10 for kids; Treadhead seats are $10. Fans can also request the family section when purchasing. All tickets are $2 more on the day of the race.

Past Winners in San Diego

AMA Supercross
February 17, 2007:                                 Chad Reed

February 11, 2006:                                 James Stewart

February 19, 2005:                                 Chad Reed

January 24, 2004:                                  Chad Reed

February 08, 2003:                                 Chad Reed

January 12, 2002:                                  David Vuillemin

January 13, 2001:                                  Ricky Carmichael

January 22, 2000:                                  David Vuillemin

January 16, 1999:                                  Ezra Lusk

February 07, 1998:                                 Jeremy McGrath

February 10, 1996:                                 Jeremy McGrath

February 11, 1995:                                 Jeremy McGrath

February 05, 1994:                                 Jeremy McGrath                                               

February 06, 1993:                                 Jeremy McGrath

February 08, 1992:                                 Damon Bradshaw

February 09, 1991:                                 Jean-Michael Bayle

February 10, 1990:                                 Jeff Stanton

February 11, 1989:                                 Rick Johnson

February 14, 1987:                                 Rick Johnson

February 08, 1986:                                 Rick Johnson

January 26, 1985:                                  Johnny O’ Mara

November 16, 1982:                               Broc Glover

November 14, 1981:                               Broc Glover

October 25, 1980:                                  Mike Bell


AMA Supercross Lites
February 17, 2007:                                 Ryan Villopoto

February 11, 2006:                                 Andrew Short

February 19, 2005:                                 Nathan Ramsey

January 24, 2004:                                  Ivan Tedesco    

February 08, 2003:                                 James Stewart

January 12, 2002:                                  James Stewart

January 13, 2001:                                  Justin Buckelew

January 22, 2000:                                  Greg Schnell

January 16, 1999:                                  Casey Johnson

February 07, 1998:                                 John Dowd

February 10, 1996:                                 Jeff Willoh

February 11, 1995:                                 Damon Huffman

February 05, 1994:                                 Ryan Hughes                            

February 06, 1993:                                 Mickael Pichon

February 08, 1992:                                 Jeremy McGrath

February 09, 1991:                                 Jeremy McGrath

February 10, 1990:                                 Ty Davis

February 11, 1989:                                 Jeff Matiasevich

February 14, 1987:                                 Kyle Lewis

February 08, 1986:                                 Donny Schmit

January 26, 1985:                                  Todd Campbell


AMA Supercross Class Results, Anaheim 3

  1. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha

  2. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda

  3. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki

  4. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda

  5. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda

  6. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki

  7. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha

  8. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., KTM

  9. Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Honda

  10. Manuel Gomez, Spain, Kawasaki


AMA Supercross Class Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 122

  2. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 96

  3. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 77

  4. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 69

  5. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 67

  6. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 65

  7. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 57

  8. Ivan Tedesco, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 53

  9. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., KTM, 53

  10. Joshua Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 49


Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Results, Anaheim 3

  1. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha

  2. Austin Stroupe, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki

  3. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki

  4. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda

  5. Kyle Cunningham, Fort Worth, Texas, Honda

  6. Thomas Hahn, Alvord, Texas, Kawasaki

  7. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM

  8. Dan Reardon, Murrieta, Calif., Honda

  9. Robert Kiniry, LaFayette, N.Y., Honda

  10. Gavin Gracyk, Blissfield, Ohio, Honda


Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Class Season Standings

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 96

  2. Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 88

  3. Dan Reardon, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 80

  4. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 78

  5. Austin Stroupe, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 74

  6. Tommy Hahn, Alvord, Texas, Kawasaki, 70

  7. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 69

  8. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Yamaha, 59

  9. Gavin Gracyk, Blissfield, Ohio, Honda, 53

  10. Kyle Cunningham, Fort Worth, Texas, Honda, 47


KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

  1. Derrick Crider, Corona, Calif., KTM

  2. Christian O’Conner, Upland, Calif., KTM

  3. Jared Ostello, Fulton, Calif., KTM

  4. Hunter Daly, Pearblossom, Calif., KTM

  5. Brayden Bartlett, Excelsior Springs, Mo., KTM

  6. Christopher Lopeman, Prescott Valley, Ariz., KTM

  7. Kaden Lehne, Malibu, Calif., KTM

  8. Reese Kelley, Custer, S.D., KTM

  9. Dustin Pilgram, Maricopa, Ariz., KTM

  10. Curren German, Corona, Calif., KTM

  11. Max Lee, Corona, Calif., KTM

  12. Wybrand Vanderdussen, Corona, Calif., KTM

  13. Shawn Fleisher, Riverside, Calif., KTM

  14. Colby Wemple, Hemet, Calif., KTM

  15. Jace Pearce, Chandler, Ariz., KTM


The Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites class race will air Saturday, February 8 at Noon EST on SPEED.

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