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18.03.2007 AMA Supercross Series in Orlando (USA) - Results

James Stewart wins and Ricky Carmichael rides away from Amp'd Mobile Supercross as the Greatest of all time

James Stewart (Kawasaki) held off the a hard-charging Suzuki of Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) to win his eighth Amp’d Mobile World SX GP / Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series race of the year before 42,991 fans at the Citrus Bowl. Brandon Jesseman (Yamaha) won his first AMA Supercross Lites class main event since 2003.
In the AMA Supercross main event, Chad Reed (Yamaha) won the US$ 1,500 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award with Carmichael on his wheel in second. Stewart started the main event in fourth place and moved into third on the opening lap and began chasing Chad Reed. Reed made a mistake on lap three, which allowed Stewart to move into second place.
Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) / Photo by: Suzuki Racing
Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) / Photo by: Suzuki Racing
It wasn’t until lap 12 that Stewart made his way past Carmichael and the two traded positions leaving Stewart in the lead. Carmichael fired back on lap 16 and the two engaged in another battle. When Stewart rode off to victory the guard was officially passed as Carmichael retired from supercross racing and will begin a career in stock car racing. Reed finished third.
"That was a ride of a lifetime," said Carmichael. "That is why we all race and it was so much fun. I am so happy to go out with such a great ride like this. To be a great motorcycle racer is one thing, but I want to be remembered as a great person."
"That was probably the best race that Ricky and I have ever had," said Stewart. "Once I passed Chad (Reed), I knew it was going to be a good one. I had a blast out there tonight."
Billy Laninovich (Honda) earned the ,000 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award with and Robert Kiniry (Kawasaki) in second. Branden Jesseman, who won the 2003 Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites championship, moved into the lead on lap five.
Ben Townley (Kawasaki) came into tonight’s race with two wins and sat third in points. On lap nine he tangled with Laninovich and crashed.
Mike Alessi (KTM) passed Laninovich for second place on lap 11 but crashed in the turn before the finish line and dropped to fourth place. Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites points leader Ryan Morais (Yamaha) finished in second. Darcy Lange (Kawasaki) finished third.
"I am going to go home and work hard, just as I have all year," said Jesseman. "This is a huge win for me and my team. I look forward to next weekend in Indianapolis."

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Orlando:

  1. James M. Stewart (Kawasaki)
  2. Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki)
  3. Chad Reed (Yamaha)
  4. Ivan Tedesco (Suzuki)
  5. Timmy M. Ferry (Kawasaki)
  6. Grant Langston (Yamaha)
  7. David Vuillemin (Honda)
  8. Kevin W. Windham (Honda)
  9. Heath D. Voss (Honda)
  10. Joshua Summey (Honda)
  11. Paul P. Carpenter (Kawasaki)
  12. Michael Byrne (Suzuki)
  13. Keith R. Johnson (Yamaha)
  14. Brock Sellards (Honda)
  15. Kevin W. Johnson (Yamaha)
  16. Jason W. Thomas (Honda)
  17. Cole T. Siebler (Honda)
  18. Jacob Saylor (Yamaha)
  19. David D. Millsaps (Honda)
  20. Jeff Gibson (Kawasaki)
  21. Ryan D. Clark (Honda)

Amp’d Mobile Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, Orlando:

  1. Branden L. Jesseman (Yamaha)
  2. Ryan Morais (Yamaha)
  3. Darcy G. Lange (Kawasaki)
  4. Mike A. Alessi (KTM)
  5. Billy R. Laninovich (Honda)
  6. Justin D. Brayton (Yamaha)
  7. Ben Townley (Kawasaki)
  8. Robert S. Kiniry (Kawasaki)
  9. Jeff Alessi (KTM)
  10. Tucker J. Hibbert (Yamaha)
  11. Thomas K. Hahn (Honda)
  12. Ricky L. Renner (Honda)
  13. Greg S. Schnell (Honda)
  14. Travis L. Sewell (Suzuki)
  15. Eric Nye (KTM)
  16. Matthew C. Goerke (Yamaha)
  17. Daryl K. Ecklund (Honda)
  18. Kelly D. Smith (Suzuki)
  19. Broc Oneal Tickle (Yamaha)
  20. Yoshihide Fukudome (Honda)
  21. Ryan M. Dungey (Suzuki)
  22. Ryan Sipes (Honda)

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings:

  1. James M. Stewart (Kawasaki), 260 points
  2. Chad Reed (Yamaha), 231
  3. Timmy M. Ferry (Kawasaki), 183
  4. Kevin W. Windham (Honda), 166
  5. Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki), 160
  6. Ivan Tedesco (Suzuki), 136
  7. Michael Byrne (Suzuki), 132
  8. Heath D. Voss (Honda), 129
  9. David Vuillemin (Honda), 128
  10. Travis A. Preston (Honda), 98
  11. Paul P. Carpenter (Kawasaki), 94
  12. Nicholas A. Wey (Honda), 80
  13. Jeff Gibson (Kawasaki), 74
  14. Nathan Ramsey (Yamaha), 67
  15. Joshua Summey (Honda), 56
  16. Tyler Evans (Suzuki), 46
  17. Eric Sorby (Kawasaki), 42
  18. Cole T. Siebler (Honda), 38
  19. Manuel Rivas (Kawasaki), 37
  20. Ryan D. Clark (Honda), 32

Amp’d Mobile Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings:

  1. Ryan Morais (Yamaha), 78 points
  2. Darcy G. Lange (Kawasaki), 72
  3. Ben Townley (Kawasaki), 64
  4. Mike A. Alessi (KTM), 56
  5. Branden L. Jesseman (Yamaha), 54
  6. Matthew C. Goerke (Yamaha), 54
  7. Justin D. Brayton (Yamaha), 52
  8. Billy R. Laninovich (Honda), 50
  9. Jeff Alessi (KTM), 48
  10. Ryan Sipes (Honda), 37
  11. Thomas K. Hahn (Honda), 35
  12. Ricky L. Renner (Honda), 34
  13. Ryan M. Dungey (Suzuki), 28
  14. Robert S. Kiniry (Kawasaki), 28
  15. Tucker J. Hibbert (Yamaha), 27
  16. Zach M. Osborne (KTM), 26
  17. Broc Oneal Tickle (Yamaha), 24
  18. Matt Boni (Kawasaki), 22
  19. Kelly D. Smith (Suzuki), 17
  20. Greg S. Schnell (Honda), 14

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings:

  1. James Stewart (Kawasaki), 279 points
  2. Chad Reed (Yamaha), 256
  3. Tim Ferry (Kawasaki), 202
  4. Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki), 185
  5. David Vuillemin (Honda), 159
  6. Heath Voss (Honda), 151
  7. Michael Byrne (Suzuki), 138
  8. Paul Carpenter (Kawasaki), 131
  9. Ivan Tedesco (Suzuki), 130
  10. Travis Preston (Honda), 122
  11. Jeff Gibson (Kawasaki), 113
  12. Nicholas Wey (Honda), 108
  13. Nathan Ramsey (Yamaha), 91
  14. Joshua Summey (Honda), 61
  15. Cole T. Siebler (Honda) 60
Source: Press release
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