The Rise and Fall


Oakley rider Ricky Carmichael returned to the top of the podium this weekend with a win at High Point National, round two of the 12-race Toyota AMA Motocross Championship.

RC and Oakley teammate James Stewart began the day with another epic battle in moto one. Bubba lead RC for the first 14 laps before a horrific crash on a step-down section after the finish jump, which ended his day of racing. This terrible crash handed the lead and the points Championship to Oakley’s Carmichael who went on to win the moto and also the second moto. The second moto was very uneventful as Carmichael won by about 50 seconds.

Bubba was taken to a local hospital and diagnosed with a serious concussion and a very bruised body.

Oakley’s Davi Millsaps, like a true team player stepped up this weekend after Bubba crashed and put in the ride of his life. Millsaps finished (3-3), with this being his first podium of his career, coming in just his second start in the Motocross class. Davi is shaping up to be a great asset to the exclusive Oakley team.

"I was just disappointed to see James had some bad luck, we were having some fun in the first moto," said Carmichael. "They say you should take wins anyway you can get them, but that’s not the way I wanted to win that one. The track was short and one of the only problems with that is that you come up on lappers a lot quicker, but they didn’t factor into this race."

Round 2:
(Oakley Athletes in Red)

Ricky Carmichael (Suz)
Chad Reed (Yam)
Davi Millsaps (Hon)
David Vuillemin (Yam)
Nicholas Wey (Hon)
Travis Peston (Hon)
Josh Demuth (Hon)
Josh Summey (Hon)
Robbie Reynard (Hon)
Jason Thomas (Hon)

Season Standings:
(Oakley Athletes in Red)

Ricky Carmichael (Suz), 95
Chad Reed (Yam), 86
David Vuillemin (Yam), 68
Davi Millsaps (Hon), 63
Travis Peston (Hon), 62
Nicholas Wey (Hon), 60
James Stewart (Kaw), 47
Kevin Windham (Hon), 47
Josh Summey(Hon), 43
Josh Demuth (Hon), 39


Staff Writer


May 28, 2006

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