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12.06.2007 AMA Motocross Championship in Southwick (USA) - Results

Carmichael picks up 99th career AMA Motocross win at Southwick

Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) picked up his 99th AMA Motocross win, and 147th of his career, at the Mototees Southwick National, round three of the AMA Toyota MX Championship. Ben Townley (Kawasaki) was the AMA Motocross Lites winner.
Start Class Motocross / Photo by: Jeff Kardas
Start Class Motocross / Photo by: Jeff Kardas
Carmichael, who has three races remaining before retiring into a four-wheel racing career, had to overcome stiff competition in moto one from James Stewart (Kawasaki) before a runaway victory in moto gave him a 1-1 moto sweep. The win was his 12th victory at Southwick’s famed Motocross 338 facility.
Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) / Photo by: Jeff Kardas
Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) / Photo by: Jeff Kardas
"Seven years of training (with trainer Aldon Baker) really pay off at a track like this," said Carmichael, referring to the physical stamina required at the sand track at Motocross 338. "I’ve done pretty well here over the years, but let me tell you, it doesn’t make it any easier."
Stewart was second overall with a 2-2 moto finish while Grant Langston (Yamaha) finished third overall (3-3).
Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) vs. James Stewart (Kawasaki)
 Photo by: Jeff Kardas
Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) vs. James Stewart (Kawasaki)
Photo by: Jeff Kardas
As part of an official Proclamation, which was presented to Carmichael in opening ceremonies, the City of Southwick recognized June 10, 2007, as "Ricky Carmichael Day."
"It is really special and meant a lot to me," said Carmichael. "To be honest, it’s the only reason that I came here. I wasn’t planning on coming to race Southwick but (the Proclamation) changed my mind."
Podium Class Motocross / Photo by: AMA Motocross
Podium Class Motocross / Photo by: AMA Motocross

Event Results Class Motocross, Southwick:

  1. R. Carmichael (Suzuki), 25 (1) - 25 (1) - 50
  2. J. Stewart (Kawasaki), 22 (2) - 22 (2) - 44
  3. G. Langston (Yamaha), 20 (3) - 20 (3) - 40
  4. A. Short (Honda), 18 (4) - 16 (5) - 34
  5. M. Alessi (KTM), 15 (6) - 13 (8) - 28
  6. G. Gracyk (Honda), 16 (5) - 10 (11) - 26
  7. J. Dowd (Suzuki), 11 (10) - 12 (9) - 23
  8. T. Adams (Suzuki), 12 (9) - 11 (10) - 23
  9. D. Vuillemin (Honda), 14 (7) - 9 (12) - 23
  10. K. Windham (Honda), 5 (16) - 15 (6) - 20
  11. T. Ferry (Kawasaki), 0 (37) - 18 (4) - 18
  12. J. Alessi (KTM), 9 (12) - 6 (15) - 15
  13. D. Millsaps (Honda), 0 (22) - 14 (7) - 14
  14. R. Mills (Kawasaki), 13 (8) - 0 (22) - 13
  15. K. Lewis (Honda), 7 (14) - 5 (16) - 12
  16. M. Byrne (Suzuki), 8 (13) - 3 (18) - 11
  17. A. Chatfield (Honda), 10 (11) - 0 (40) - 10
  18. S. Skinner (Honda), 0 (26) - 8 (13) - 8
  19. J. Thomas (Honda), 0 (36) - 7 (14) - 7
  20. J. Summey (Honda), 6 (15) - 0 (39) - 6
  21. T. Lorusso (Suzuki), 0 (33) - 4 (17) - 4
  22. T. Hadsell (Yamaha), 4 (17) - 0 (38) - 4
  23. J. Morrison (Kawasaki), 3 (18) - 0 (35) - 3
  24. C. Siebler (Kawasaki), 0 (34) - 2 (19) - 2
  25. R. Clark (Honda), 1 (20) - 1 (20) - 2
  26. J. Hazel (Honda), 2 (19) - 0 (23) - 2

Season Standings Class Motocross:

  1. R. Carmichael (Suzuki), 147 points
  2. J. Stewart (Kawasaki), 131
  3. G. Langston (Yamaha), 101
  4. T. Ferry (Kawasaki), 96
  5. A. Short (Honda), 93
  6. D. Millsaps (Honda), 90
  7. K. Windham (Honda), 79
  8. M. Alessi (KTM), 78
  9. D. Vuillemin (Honda), 66
  10. M. Byrne (Suzuki), 59
  11. G. Gracyk (Honda), 51
  12. J. Alessi (KTM), 41
  13. J. Thomas (Honda), 31
  14. K. Lewis (Honda), 26
  15. A. Chatfield (Honda), 26
  16. R. Clark (Honda), 25
  17. C. Siebler (Kawasaki), 24
  18. J. Dowd (Suzuki), 23
  19. T. Adams (Suzuki), 23
  20. A. Balbi (Honda), 18
The AMA Motocross Lites win was the second of the season for Townley and closed the gap to eight points (138-130) in the standings on Kawasaki teammate Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki). Ryan Dungey (Suzuki) placed third overall (3-3).
Ben Townley (Kawasaki) / Photo by: Jeff Kardas
Ben Townley (Kawasaki) / Photo by: Jeff Kardas

Event Results Class Motocross Lites, Southwick:

  1. B. Townley (Kawasaki), 22 (2) - 25 (1) - 47
  2. R. Villopoto (Kawasaki), 25 (1) - 22 (2) - 47
  3. R. Dungey (Suzuki), 20 (3) - 20 (3) - 40
  4. J. Lawrence (Yamaha), 16 (5) - 18 (4) - 34
  5. J. Grant (Honda), 18 (4) - 16 (5) - 34
  6. K. Chisholm (Kawasaki), 12 (9) - 15 (6) - 27
  7. J. Hill (Yamaha), 15 (6) - 12 (9) - 27
  8. B. Laninovich (Honda), 13 (8) - 11 (10) - 24
  9. B. Ainsworth (Kawasaki), 9 (12) - 10 (11) - 19
  10. R. Kiniry (Kawasaki), 11 (10) - 8 (13) - 19
  11. D. Klatt (Yamaha), 8 (13) - 9 (12) - 17
  12. T. Hahn (Honda), 14 (7) - 1 (20) - 15
  13. A. Mcfarlane (Suzuki), 0 (34) - 14 (7) - 14
  14. M. Goerke (Yamaha), 0 (40) - 13 (8) - 13
  15. D. Sani (Yamaha), 10 (11) - 0 (28) - 10
  16. C. Dube (Kawasaki), 5 (16) - 3 (18) - 8
  17. S. Boniface (Kawasaki), 0 (23) - 7 (14) - 7
  18. J. Weimer (Honda), 7 (14) - 0 (39) - 7
  19. B. Tickle (Yamaha), 0 (28) - 6 (15) - 6
  20. T. Medaglia (Suzuki), 4 (17) - 2 (19) - 6
  21. R. Renner (Honda), 6 (15) - 0 (30) - 6
  22. R. Marshall (Kawasaki), 0 (41) - 5 (16) - 5
  23. M. Pugrab (KTM), 0 (24) - 4 (17) - 4
  24. T. Tiffany (Yamaha), 3 (18) - 0 (23) - 3
  25. S. Sewell (Suzuki), 2 (19) - 0 (35) - 2
  26. M. Lemoine (Yamaha), 1 (20) - 0 (36) - 1

Season Standings Class Motocross Lites:

  1. R. Villopoto (Kawasaki), 138 points
  2. B. Townley (Kawasaki), 130
  3. R. Dungey (Suzuki), 116
  4. J. Grant (Honda), 112
  5. J. Lawrence (Yamaha), 101
  6. T. Hahn (Honda), 74
  7. J. Hill (Yamaha), 63
  8. B. Tickle (Yamaha), 58
  9. J. Weimer (Honda), 55
  10. M. Goerke (Yamaha), 46
  11. K. Chisholm (Kawasaki), 44
  12. B. Laninovich (Honda), 37
  13. A. Mcfarlane (Suzuki), 35
  14. D. Klatt (Yamaha), 33
  15. B. Metcalfe (Kawasaki), 32
  16. R. Kiniry (Kawasaki), 32
  17. M. Lemoine (Yamaha), 23
  18. D. Sani (Yamaha), 22
  19. B. Ainsworth (Kawasaki), 20
  20. M. Davalos (KTM), 20
Source: Press Release AMA Motocross
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