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Stewart Draws First Blood in World Supercross Win

Going into the new season of Supercross everyone is eager and anticipating what is shaping up to be the best Supercross season in decades. The fortunate thing for Oakley is the two main players are some of Oakley’s top athletes in the world.

What makes this season stand out from others is the fact that Bubba Stewart now has a year under his belt on the bigger bikes, and Ricky Carmichael now has the most wins for a rider in AMA history. Stewart himself has the most wins for a 125cc rider in history. Carmichael and Stewart faced off over the weekend on the all new 450F’s.

Oakley’s James Stewart took the Holeshot and led the first three laps in the Supercross class, but crashed in turn one on the 3rd lap. Carmichael, who started fourth, worked his way into second place on lap two and moved into the lead after Bubba’s crash. Stewart got up and rode the wheels off of his KX450F as the snow fell and picked off challenger Chad Reed for second. By lap 10 Stewart was challenging for the number one position with the defending Champ and Oakley’s own Carmichael. The two Oakley athletes put on a show like no other as they swapped the lead back and fourth with Bubba coming out on top at the end of the 20 lap main event.

“Every time I ride I learn something new,” said Carmichael. “It’s always motivating to get beat when you win a lot. It makes it fun to get your butt whipped. There’s only one way to go and that’s to get better. I will learn from James (Stewart) and get better.”

“I felt really comfortable tonight,” said Stewart. “I felt really strong this year and feel like I can get this. I knew the fans really wanted a race. If you have your butt kicked last year by this guy (Carmichael), you’d come ready to race too. I have been a winner my whole life and have a lot of work to do to continue this.”

In the Supercross Lites class, Andrew Short jumped out to an early lead with Josh Hansen and Nathan Ramsey in second and third. Short led the first six laps before pulling off the track due to a rough landing on the triple jump which broke the tranny in his bike. Hansen led the next two laps but Oakley’s Davi Millsaps made the pass on lap 9 and won his first race on a Honda.

The race was a bit weird as Davi was making his way through the pack he was blindsided by Nathan Ramsey. As Ramsey went flying off the track, Davi – being about 190lbs – held strong and stayed up. This incident could of cost Davi the win but his strength and persistence paid off aboard his new look on the Honda team. This gives Millsaps a lot of confidence going into the 2006 Supercross Lites season. Davi will contest the 2006 125 East Supercross Lites Series.

“I felt bad that Short crashed out because I wanted to race him,” said Millsaps. “I am really happy to get my first.“

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Event Results

  • James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki 25
  • Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 22
  • Chad Reed, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 20
  • Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 18
  • Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 16
  • Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 15
  • Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 14
  • Justin Buckelew, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 13
  • Jeff Gibson, Westerville, Ohio, Honda, 12
  • Doug DeHaan Thorndale, Ontario, Honda, 11

Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings

  • James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki 25
  • Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 22
  • Chad Reed, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 20
  • Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 18
  • Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 16
  • Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 15
  • Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 14
  • Justin Buckelew, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 13
  • Jeff Gibson, Westerville, Ohio, Honda, 12
  • Doug DeHaan Thorndale, Ontario, Honda, 11

Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Lites Event Results

  • Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda
  • Josh Hansen, Temecula, Calif., KTM
  • Billy Laninovich, Corona, Calif., Honda
  • Jake Weimer, Corona, Calif., Honda
  • Michael Willard, Thornville, Ohio, KTM
  • Mitch Cooke, Brookfield, Nova Scotia, Honda
  • Brady Sheren, Surrey, British Columbia, Kawasaki
  • Ryan Lockhart, Springhill, Nova Scotia, Suzuki
  • Dennis Ewing, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda
  • Kyle Keast, Lindsay, Ontario, Honda