RC WINS 100th AMA

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Oakley Superhero Ricky Carmichael continued his blitz on the record books when he captured the 100th AMA Motocross win of his career on Sunday at the Monster Energy Budds Creek National, round four of AMA Toyota Motocross Championship in Southern Maryland.

RC’s milestone victory was contested by his archrival, Oakley’s James Stewart. After Stewart walked away with a narrow first moto victory, the stage was set for Carmichael to have to earn the overall victory. Needing a second moto win, Carmichael found himself in second place, trailing Stewart in the early stages of moto two. RC stuck like gum to Bubba’s rear tire for the opening 11 laps, but missed every attempt to overtake the lead as Bubba closed all doors behind him. But on lap 12, Carmichael made a high speed pass at the top of one of Budds Creeks’ hills and gained sole possession of the lead. Once out in front, RC never looked back and wound up cruising to the win, the 148th of his career.

“I told you guys from the beginning that it was going to be hard for me to win this weekend,” said Carmichael. “He got me both starts today. I was just riding behind him trying to make a move. On this track it was hard for me to do anything on him. The section I finally passed him, James had a great line on the inside the entire race. The lap I passed him I was finally able to get by him and kept it clean from there.”

Ricky was named Rookie of the year in 1996 and since turning pro, has won a major title every year. The man who has redefined the sport with his approach to training and racing is known across the world as the G.O.A.T. (Greatest Of All Time).

Motocross (Moto Finish)

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 2-1
  2. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 1-2
  3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 3-4

Motocross Class Point Standings

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 194
  2. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 178
  3. Grant Langston, Clermont, Fla., Yamaha, 129

Motocross Lites (Moto Finish)

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 1-1
  2. Ben Townley, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki, 2-2
  3. Jason Lawrence, Murrieta, Ga., Yamaha, 3-3

Motocross Lites Point Standings

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 188
  2. Ben Townley, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki,174
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 150

Author

Staff Writer

Date

June 17, 2007