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International MX News : MX / SX in the USA
02.07.2007 AMA Motocross Championship in Buchanan (USA) - Results

Ricky Carmichael nears milestone with 149th AMA Supercross/Motocross win

Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) won for the 149th time in his record-shattering career today before a huge crowd of 29,338 at the Monster Energy/Kawasaki RedBud National, round five of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship. Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki) picked up his second consecutive win of the season in AMA Motocross Lites racing.
Carmichael and James Stewart (Kawasaki) staged another thrilling performance as the two riders quickly separated themselves from the pack. Stewart got the best of Carmichael in the first moto when Carmichael steered off the track in the latter stages of the race to give Stewart the win.
Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) / Photo by: Suzuki Racing
Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki) / Photo by: Suzuki Racing
In moto two, Carmichael struggled from a bad start but once again found himself behind Stewart as they sprinted from the field. With Stewart out front, the roles were reversed as Stewart tipped over during the apex of the battle. This allowed Carmichael to ride away with the win in moto two as well as the overall victory.
"I didn’t get the best start in either moto," said Carmichael. "And in the second moto, I had to pass a lot of riders on the first lap, which put me in position for the rest of the race. I put my head down and got behind James but I was unable to do anything. Unfortunately, James had some bad luck and fell down. That allowed me to move into the lead."

Event Results Class Motocross, Buchanan:

  1. R. Carmichael (Suzuki), 22 (2) - 25 (1) - 47 points
  2. J. Stewart (Kawasaki), 25 (1) - 22 (2) - 47
  3. M. Alessi (KTM), 20 (3) - 20 (3) - 40
  4. T. Ferry (Kawasaki), 18 (4) - 18 (4) - 36
  5. A. Short (Honda), 15 (6) - 16 (5) - 31
  6. G. Langston (Yamaha), 16 (5) - 14 (7) - 30
  7. J. Alessi (KTM), 14 (7) - 13 (8) - 27
  8. K. Windham (Honda), 11 (10) - 15 (6) - 26
  9. D. Vuillemin (Honda), 13 (8) - 10 (11) - 23
  10. M. Byrne (Kawasaki), 9 (12) - 11 (10) - 20
  11. J. Summey (Honda), 12 (9) - 8 (13) - 20
  12. G. Gracyk (Honda), 7 (14) - 12 (9) - 19
  13. I. Tedesco (Suzuki), 8 (13) - 9 (12) - 17
  14. K. Lewis (Honda), 10 (11) - 5 (16) - 15
  15. B. Garrison (Yamaha), 6 (15) - 6 (15) - 12
  16. T. Adams (Suzuki), 0 (39) - 7 (14) - 7
  17. J. Sipes (Kawasaki), 5 (16) - 0 (36) - 5
  18. R. Mills (Kawasaki), 0 (28) - 4 (17) - 4
  19. A. Balbi (Honda), 4 (17) - 0 (40) - 4
  20. S. Skinner (Honda), 0 (31) - 3 (18) - 3
  21. K. Mace (Kawasaki), 3 (18) - 0 (38) - 3
  22. A. Chatfield (Honda), 0 (21) - 2 (19) - 2
  23. J. Thomas (Honda), 2 (19) - 0 (34) - 2
  24. T. Hadsell (Yamaha), 0 (36) - 1 (20) - 1
  25. J. Povolny (Kawasaki), 1 (20) - 0 (39) - 1

Season Standings Class Motocross:

  1. R. Carmichael (Suzuki), 241 points
  2. J. Stewart (Kawasaki), 225
  3. T. Ferry (Kawasaki), 163
  4. A. Short (Honda), 160
  5. G. Langston (Yamaha), 159
  6. M. Alessi (KTM), 147
  7. K. Windham (Honda), 132
  8. D. Vuillemin (Honda), 110
  9. D. Millsaps (Honda), 102
  10. M. Byrne (Suzuki), 100
  11. G. Gracyk (Honda), 78
  12. J. Alessi (KTM), 68
  13. J. Summey (Honda), 45
  14. I. Tedesco (Suzuki), 41
  15. K. Lewis (Honda), 41
  16. T. Adams (Suzuki), 39
  17. J. Thomas (Honda), 39
  18. C. Reed (Yamaha), 38
  19. A. Balbi (Honda), 31
  20. N. Wey (Honda), 29
Villopoto’s win was his second of the season and also extended his points lead to 16 points (238 to 214) over teammate Ben Townley (Kawasaki) who finished second with a 2-2 moto finish. Villopoto walked away with the first moto and then needed half of the second moto to get around Townley to earn the overall moto sweep. Josh Grant (Honda) was third overall (4-3).
"I have won the last four motos," said Villopoto. "We (Townley and Villopoto) are both going to be battling for the win next weekend in Unadilla."

Event Results Class Motocross Lites, Buchanan:

  1. R. Villopoto (Kawasaki), 25 (1) - 25 (1) - 50 points
  2. B. Townley (Kawasaki), 22 (2) - 22 (2) - 44
  3. J. Grant (Honda), 18 (4) - 20 (3) - 38
  4. J. Lawrence (Yamaha), 20 (3) - 15 (6) - 35
  5. J. Weimer (Honda), 14 (7) - 18 (4) - 32
  6. T. Hahn (Honda), 16 (5) - 14 (7) - 30
  7. R. Morais (Yamaha), 13 (8) - 12 (9) - 25
  8. A. Mcfarlane (Suzuki), 8 (13) - 16 (5) - 24
  9. C. Gosselaar (Kawasaki), 11 (10) - 10 (11) - 21
  10. K. Chisholm (Kawasaki), 12 (9) - 6 (15) - 18
  11. J. Rodrigues (KTM), 9 (12) - 8 (13) - 17
  12. R. Kiniry (Kawasaki), 3 (18) - 13 (8) - 16
  13. J. Hill (Yamaha), 15 (6) - 0 (40) - 15
  14. M. Lemoine (Yamaha), 2 (19) - 11 (10) - 13
  15. T. Hibbert (Kawasaki), 5 (16) - 7 (14) - 12
  16. R. Renner (Honda), 10 (11) - 0 (39) - 10
  17. M. Goerke (Yamaha), 0 (39) - 9 (12) - 9
  18. D. Sani (Yamaha), 4 (17) - 5 (16) - 9
  19. K. Smith (Suzuki), 7 (14) - 2 (19) - 9
  20. B. Tickle (Yamaha), 6 (15) - 0 (28) - 6
  21. M. Willard (KTM), 0 (24) - 4 (17) - 4
  22. M. Boni (Kawasaki), 0 (25) - 3 (18) - 3
  23. M. Lapaglia (Yamaha), 0 (22) - 1 (20) - 1
  24. D. Klatt (Yamaha), 1 (20) - 0 (38) - 1

Season Standings Class Motocross Lites:

  1. R. Villopoto (Kawasaki), 238 points
  2. B. Townley (Kawasaki), 218
  3. J. Grant (Honda), 184
  4. J. Lawrence (Yamaha), 176
  5. R. Dungey (Suzuki), 150
  6. J. Weimer (Honda), 110
  7. J. Hill (Yamaha), 105
  8. T. Hahn (Honda), 104
  9. B. Tickle (Yamaha), 86
  10. K. Chisholm (Kawasaki), 78
  11. A. Mcfarlane (Suzuki), 77
  12. M. Goerke (Yamaha), 73
  13. R. Kiniry (Kawasaki), 68
  14. M. Lemoine (Yamaha), 47
  15. R. Morais (Yamaha), 44
  16. B. Laninovich (Honda), 44
  17. D. Klatt (Yamaha), 44
  18. C. Gosselaar (Kawasaki), 40
  19. D. Sani (Yamaha), 40
  20. S. Boniface (Kawasaki), 40
Source: Press Release AMA Motocross
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