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11.09.2006 AMA Motocross Championship - Results from San Bernardino (USA)

James Stewart captures AMA Motocross Championship season finale at Glen Helen / Ricky Carmichael injured

On a day that was supposed to celebrate the final full season of competition for Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki), it was James Stewart (Kawasaki) that stole the thunder as he took advantage of an injury to Carmichael to capture the Toyota AMA Motocross Championship season finale at yesterday’s Giant RV Glen Helen National. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki) was the AMA Motocross Lites winner and clinched the season championship.
#7 James Bubba Stewart (Kawasaki)
 #4 Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki)
 Photo by: AMA Pro Racing
#7 James Bubba Stewart (Kawasaki)
#4 Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki)
Photo by: AMA Pro Racing
Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., had settled in behind Carmichael in the first moto when the 10-time AMA Motocross champ went down on lap six, which handed the victory to Stewart, who also cruised to the second moto win and the 1-1 moto sweep.
In the crash, Carmichael suffered a contusion to his left shoulder and was forced to sit out the second moto. He will head home to Tallahassee, Fla., for further tests and examinations.
Davi Millsaps (Honda), of Cairo, Ga., put in a strong 3-2 moto finish to earn second place overall, while Honda teammate Travis Preston, of Hesperia, Calif., earned his first podium of the season with a third place finish (4-3).
"I felt good in practice yesterday and today and it really helped in the motos," said Stewart, who registered his third AMA Motocross win of the year. "I was pretty close to (Carmichael) where I could see him when he went down. He caught an edge and just went right over. It was pretty bad. I hope he’s alright."
Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., put in another solid ride en route to his sixth win of the season. He entered Glen Helen with a 29-point advantage over Mike Alessi (KTM) but easily won the AMA Motocross Lites championship by a comfortable 35-point advantage.
Motocross Lites Class
 Photo by: AMA Pro Racing
Motocross Lites Class
Photo by: AMA Pro Racing
Alessi, of Victorville, Calif., posted a 2-2 moto finish for second overall, with the New Zealander Ben Townley (Kawasaki) during the season, finishing in third place (3-3).

Results Motocross Class (1st Race - 2nd Race - Overall):

  1. J. Stewart (Kawasaki), 25 (1) - 25 (1) - 50
  2. D. Millsaps (Honda), 20 (3) - 22 (2) - 42
  3. T. Preston (Honda), 18 (4) - 20 (3) - 38
  4. K. Windham (Honda), 22 (2) - 14 (7) - 36
  5. N. Wey (Honda), 15 (6) - 16 (5) - 31
  6. M. Byrne (Kawasaki), 16 (5) - 15 (6) - 31
  7. J. Summey (Honda), 14 (7) - 12 (9) - 26
  8. D. Vuillemin (Yamaha), 11 (10) - 13 (8) - 24
  9. B. Garrison (Yamaha), 8 (13) - 11 (10) - 19
  10. T. Ferry (Honda), 0 (24) - 18 (4) - 18
  11. D. Sani (Honda), 9 (12) - 9 (12) - 18
  12. A. Chatfield (Honda), 13 (8) - 4 (17) - 17
  13. Y. Atsuta (Honda), 6 (15) - 10 (11) - 16
  14. R. Clark (Honda), 10 (11) - 2 (19) - 12
  15. J. Demuth (Honda), 12 (9) - 0 (28) - 12
  16. R. Reynard (Honda), 0 (34) - 8 (13) - 8
  17. A. Balbi Jr (Honda), 0 (35) - 7 (14) - 7
  18. M. Blose (Kawasaki), 7 (14) - 0 (29) - 7
  19. T. Bhethys (Honda), 0 (27) - 6 (15) - 6
  20. J. Buckelew (Honda), 3 (18) - 3 (18) - 6
  21. M. Phillips (Honda), 0 (21) - 5 (16) - 5
  22. M. Lapaglia (Suzuki), 5 (16) - 0 (22) - 5
  23. C. Siebler (Honda), 4 (17) - 0 (24) - 4
  24. D. Dehaan (Honda), 1 (20) - 1 (20) - 2
  25. A. Miller (Yamaha), 2 (19) - 0 (30) - 2

Results Motocross Lites Class (1st Race - 2nd Race - Overall):

  1. R. Villopoto (Kawasaki) 25 (1) - 25 (1) - 50
  2. M. Alessi (KTM) 22 (2) - 22 (2) - 44
  3. B. Townley (Kawasaki) 20 (3) - 20 (3) - 40
  4. J. Grant (Honda) 18 (4) - 15 (6) - 33
  5. B. Metcalfe (Yamaha) 16 (5) - 16 (5) - 32
  6. T. Hahn (Honda) 10 (11) - 18 (4) - 28
  7. K. Chisholm (Kawasaki) 9 (12) - 14 (7) - 23
  8. B. Hepler (Suzuki) 15 (6) - 5 (16) - 20
  9. M. Davalos (Yamaha) 7 (14) - 12 (9) - 19
  10. J. Lawrence (Suzuki) 8 (13) - 9 (12) - 17
  11. N. Ramsey (KTM) 14 (7) - 2 (19) - 16
  12. S. Boniface (Honda) 4 (17) - 11 (10) - 15
  13. D. Smith (Honda) 0 (24) - 13 (8) - 13
  14. S. Collier (Yamaha) 13 (8) - 0 (21) - 13
  15. A. Mcfarlane (Yamaha) 12 (9) - 0 (26) - 12
  16. R. Sipes (Suzuki) 11 (10) - 0 (37) - 11
  17. M. Walker (Yamaha) 0 (21) - 10 (11) - 10
  18. P. Carpenter (Honda) 0 (27) - 8 (13) - 8
  19. R. Kiniry (Honda) 0 (22) - 7 (14) - 7
  20. J. Weimer (Honda) 0 (34) - 6 (15) - 6
  21. C. Gosselaar (Kawasaki) 6 (15) - 0 (32) - 6
  22. M. Goerke (Yamaha) 5 (16) - 0 (35) - 5
  23. M. Willard (KTM) 0 (39) - 4 (17) - 4
  24. Y. Kojima (Suzuki) 0 (30) - 3 (18) - 3
  25. J. Hill (Yamaha) 3 (18) - 0 (28) - 3
  26. R. Dungey (Suzuki) 2 (19) - 0 (30) - 2
  27. K. Smith (Honda) 0 (38) - 1 (20) - 1
  28. J. Albertson (Yamaha) 1 (20) - 0 (33) - 1

Motocross Class Point Standings:

  1. R. Carmichael (Suzuki), 539 points
  2. K. Windham (Honda), 407
  3. D. Millsaps (Honda), 400
  4. J. Stewart (Kawasaki), 381
  5. T. Preston (Honda), 334
  6. C. Reed (Yamaha), 333
  7. D. Vuillemin (Yamaha), 314
  8. N. Wey (Honda), 303
  9. T. Ferry (Honda), 265
  10. J. Summey (Honda), 181
  11. J. Demuth (Honda), 156
  12. R. Clark (Honda), 147
  13. M. Byrne (Kawasaki), 143
  14. K. Lewis (Honda), 133
  15. M. Brown (Suzuki), 112
  16. J. Thomas (Honda), 100
  17. C. Stiles (Yamaha), 83
  18. R. Reynard (Honda), 70
  19. D. Sani (Honda), 68
  20. J. Dement (Suzuki), 68

Motocross Lites Class Point Standings:

  1. R. Villopoto (Kawasaki), 483 points
  2. M. Alessi (KTM), 448
  3. J. Grant (Honda), 372
  4. A. Short (Honda), 359
  5. B. Metcalfe (Yamaha), 335
  6. B. Hepler (Suzuki), 293
  7. A. McFarlane (Yamaha), 281
  8. N. Ramsey (KTM), 195
  9. M. Goerke (Yamaha), 195
  10. T. Adams (Kawasaki), 191
  11. P. Carpenter (Honda), 177
  12. D. Smith (Honda), 161
  13. S. Boniface (Honda), 153
  14. J. Lawrence (Suzuki), 148
  15. S. Collier (Yamaha), 148
  16. M. Walker (Yamaha), 118
  17. M. Davalos (Yamaha), 112
  18. K. Smith (Honda), 109
  19. K. Chisholm (Kawasaki), 104
  20. C. Gosselaar (Kawasaki), 89
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