AMA Motocross - Steel City Results
Carmichael, who clinched his 10th AMA Motocross Championship last round, made it look easy on a track that had been soaked the previous day by a local rain storm, cruising to a sweep of both motos. He continues to rewrite the record book as the 26-year old from Tallahassee, Fla. registered a record 70th AMA Motocross overall win.
Kawasaki’s James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., turned in a solid 2-2 performance, good for second overall. Honda’s Kevin Windham, of Centreville, Miss., was third (3-4).
“It’s been amazing and I appreciate everything that’s happened in my career,” said Carmichael, who made his professional debut at Steel City Raceway in 1996. “I’ve been so busy (throughout out my career) and pulled at all angles, so I can look back and really enjoy what I’ve accomplished.”
In addition to the race win, Carmichael also clinched the Monster Energy/Kawasaki Triple Crown of Motocross top prize of $30,000 and a Kawasaki KLX110, which is awarded to the Motocross class rider who takes home the overall win at the following three rounds: Mt. Morris, Pa.; Buchanan, Mich.; and Delmont, Pa.
Hepler, from nearby Kittanning, Pa., continued his winning ways with a crowd-pleasing moto sweep. Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., finished second with a 3-2 moto finish and extended his lead to 29 points over KTM’s Mike Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., who finished fifth (6-4). Honda’s Josh Grant, of Riverside, Calif., was third (2-3).
The Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, heads west for the season finale on September 10 for the Giant RV Glen Helen National in San Bernardino, Calif.
AMA Toyota Motocross Championships, presented by FMF
Monster Energy/Kawasaki Steel City National
Steel City Raceway – Delmont, Pa.
Round 11 of 12 – September 3, 2006
Motocross (Moto Finish)
1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 1-1
2. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 2-2
3. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 4-3
4. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 6-4
5. Michael Byrne, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki, 5-7
6. Michael Brown, Johnson City, Tenn., Suzuki, 10-5
7. Nick Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 7-8
8. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Honda, 12-6
9. David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 8-12
10. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Suzuki, 3-37
Motocross Class Point Standings
1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 539
2. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 371
3. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 358
4. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 333
5. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 331
6. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 296
7. David Vuillemin, Frisco, Tex., Yamaha, 290
8. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 272
9. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Honda, 247
10. Josh Summey, Stanley, N.C., Honda, 155
Motocross Lites (Moto Finish)
1. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki, 1-1
2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 3-2
3. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 2-3
4. Andrew McFarlane, Newport Beach, Calif., Yamaha, 4-5
5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 6-4
6. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 5-6
7. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Honda, 9-11
8. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki, 8-15
9. Chris Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 17-8
10. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda, 13-13
Motocross Lites Point Standings
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 433
2. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 404
3. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 359
4. Joshua Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 339
5. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 303
6. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki, 273
7. Andrew McFarlane, Newport Beach, Calif., 269
8. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Kawasaki, 191
9. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Yamaha, 190
10. Nathan Ramsey, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 179
Fans can follow this epic Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, all year from the telecasts of the premier AMA Motocross class on Saturdays following each race with coverage on OLN of the Motocross Lites class set to air on the Monday after that. Two events, Red Bud and Unadilla, will be seen the following Sunday, one week after the race, due to OLN’s coverage of the Tour de France.
For more information on the Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, log on to www.amamotocross.com, where a weekly webcast of each race will available to fans throughout the season. In addition, www.amamotocross.com offers fans live@thewire Live timing and scoring.