CARMICHAEL MAKES IT FIVE–MARCH 5

CARMICHAEL MAKES IT FIVE–MARCH 5


What started out as one of the closest Supercross battles in history is turning into a run away. Team Chevy Kawasaki’s Ricky Carmichael made it five wins in a row at the New Orleans main event. For a change, it wasn’t Jeremy McGrath who took the runner-up spot, but rather hometown star, Kevin Windham of Team Suzuki. Early in the race, it looked like a repeat of recent rounds with Jeremy up front and Carmichael hounding him and eventually moving into the lead. This time, though, McGrath crashed at the halfway mark and dropped back to fourth place where he stayed for the remaining laps. That put some breathing room into Carmichael’s points lead, as he now heads the list with a 16 point cushion. Mike LaRocco once again finished third. In the 125 class, Travis Pastrana made up some ground on series leader Nate Ramsey. The two battled early in the race before Pastrana got away and kept everything together for his second win of the series. Mike Brown eventually passed Ramsey for second, making the points race closer than ever for the 125 east crown.


125cc Eastern Regional Supercross season points
standings:

1) Nathan Ramsey Corona, Calif. Yamaha of Troy–Fox 67
pts
2) Mike Brown Piney Flats, Tenn. Pro
Circuit/SplitFire/Kawasaki–60 pts
3) Travis Pastrana Annapolis, Mary. Team Suzuki–57
pts

The current 250cc supercross season point standings

1) Ricky Carmichael Havana, Fla. Team Chevy Trucks
Kawasaki–192 pts
2) Jeremy McGrath Encinitas, Calif. Team Mazda
Yamaha–176 pts
3) Mike LaRocco South Bend, Ind. Team Amsoil/Dr.
Martens/Honda–149 pts


 

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