RC wins his Fourth 250cc AMA
In front of 43,445 fans at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Oakley’s Ricky Carmichael won his fourth 250cc AMA supercross championship, making this his 12th AMA National Title overall. And all of this has been accomplished wearing Oakley products.
The start of the 250cc main was somewhat hectic as all three of the top guys were at the front of the pack. It was Oakley’s James Stewart who catapulted into the lead on the second lap and maintained the lead for the rest of the race untested. The battle for second between Chad Reed and Carmichael heated up early on. Reed and Carmichael changed positions through lap 3 where Reed was able to retain the 2nd place position for the remainder of the race. RC showed that he could run with Reed but then made a wise decision to back off the pace and not jeopardize the race and losing the championship. At the end of the 20 laps it was an all Oakley fiesta as Bubba won the race and RC won the Championship.
Oakley’s Carmichael recently clinched the THQ World Supercross GP championship making him the first rider ever to hold both the THQ World Supercross GP and THQ AMA Supercross series title championships.
The final race of the season takes place next weekend at Las Vegas. Sam Boyd Stadium, Saturday, May 7. This race airs on ESPN 2 Sunday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m. EST.