Bench Racing Ammo: St. Louis Edition
February 21, 2006 3:04pm
By now I’m sure all of you are well aware of what happened in St. Louis, but do you realize that Team Yamaha’s Reed is leading a series for the first time since he led the series going into Las Vegas Supercross on May 1, 2004, when he won the championship?
Reed’s St. Louis victory may have been the 24th of his career (all of which were with Yamaha), but it was only the second for Yamaha’s premier-class thumper. The first, if you remember, was way back in 1997 when Doug Henry won the season finale in Las Vegas on the YZ400F. Doesn’t it seem odd that there are over eight years in between Yamaha’s first and second AMA “450” Supercross victories with their four-stroke?
RC’s drop to second in the AMA points standings behind Reed is the first time in his career that he ever lost a lead in SUPERCROSS. I’m stressing “supercross” because RC has lost a lead in the outdoor nationals before, but never indoors. (We didn’t mention that last time; sorry, John Dowd fans!)
Now, on to the Eastern Region 250F class, which saw all the podium finishers sporting three-digit numbers: 1.) Davi Millsaps #118; 2.) Chris Gosselaar #102; 3.) Branden Jesseman #121. Although none of them are full-on privateers, we’re curious if that has ever happened before. If you know, drop us a line at email@example.com.