Oakley Wins First 2006 Supercross Championship, "Hopefully More To Follow"

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Oakley’s Davi Millsaps Wins Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Championship. Bubba Ties RC in Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP Championship. RC still leads the way in Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series

Oakley young gun Davi Millsaps won his first Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites championship in front of 47,389 fans. Davi got off the gate in 6th place and by the end of lap two – Davi had pulled up to the leaders. He grabbed one tear-off to clear his vision on his chosen Tribal-print O-Frame goggle and made his move to show that there is no doubt whose Championship this is. Davi rode off in the night lights to his fourth win of the season and to a Championship. This gives Oakley our first Championship of the 2006 season.

"This is great," Davi said. "I have been looking forward to this my whole life and I have a lot of people to thank, especially my mother, who has been behind me my whole career as well all of my close sponsors like Oakley, Honda and No Fear. "Now that I have this number 1 plate for the AMA Supercross Lites class, I am ready to go race with the big boys in the AMA Supercross class."

James "Bubba" Stewart was on fire en route to his eighth win in the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series. With this win Bubba ties his Oakley teammate Carmichael for the Amp’d Mobile World Supercross GP championship. He now has three wins in a row and has won the most main events this year so far. Oakley’s Michael Byrne grabbed the $1,500 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award in the AMA Supercross class with Bubba in second and Carmichael in third. Bubba moved into the lead on the opening lap and RC went to second. The two Factory Pilots remained there for the duration of the main event.

"I had a great start tonight but I was unable to run with James pace in the first three laps," said Carmichael. "I was fighting hard out there and not riding conservatively but, at the same time, I do not want to take too many chances. I have a decent lead for the AMA championship but want to win the world championship as well, so I have to step up at these last few races."

"I am having a blast out there," said Stewart. "I am pumped to tie up the points for the world championship, and if I want to have a shot at winning the AMA championship, I need to win races. I had a great pace out there tonight."

I need to say a BIG THANKS to TORCH for bringing the Nitro Freaks out to enjoy a little dirty work.

SX MAIN (20 laps): (Oakley Athletes in Red)

James Stewart (Kaw)
Ricky Carmichael (Suz)
Chad Reed (Yam)
Kevin Windham (Hon)
Michael Byrne (Kaw)
Ivan Tedesco (Suz)
Travis Peston (Hon)
Nicholas Wey (Hon)
Timm Ferry (Hon)
Ryan Clark (Hon)

Season Standings: (Oakley Athletes in Red)

Ricky Carmichael (Suz), 281
Chad Reed (Yam), 269
James Stewart (Kaw), 264
Ivan Tedesco (Suz), 209
Nicholas Wey (Hon), 198
Michael Byrne (Kaw), 197
Travis Peston (Hon), 160
Ernesto Fonseca (Hon), 125
Mike LaRocco (Hon), 108
Timm Ferry (Hon), 108

Author

Staff Writer

Date

April 01, 2006

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