Indianapolis saw Team Chevy Kawasaki’s Ricky Carmichael once again top Team Mazda Yamaha’s Jeremy McGrath in what is turning out to be a two-man contest for the 2001 supercross title. This time, Carmichael led from start to finish, pulling the holeshot and then pulling away. McGrath had to deal with four-stroke pilot Tim Ferry before taking over second place. Eventually, Ferry was overtaken by the Honda duo of Ezra Lusk and Sebastien Tortelli–this marked Tortelli’s most successful finish since being injured before the first round. Indy also was the first round of the 125 East championship. It boiled down to a three-way race between Travis Pastrana, Nate Ramsey and Mike Brown. All three riders had warmed up in the 250 class during the initial rounds–Ramsey riding a YZ426 four-stroke in the west before moving to the YZ250F for the 125 championship. Ramsey pulled the holeshot, but all three riders took a turn leading. By the halfway point Pastrana had the race well under control. He took the win with Ramsey and Brown following at a safe distance.
INDY SUPERCROSS 250 CLASS 1. Ricky Carmichael (Kaw) 2. Jeremy McGrath (Yam) 3. Ezra Lusk (Hon) 4. Sebastien Torteli (Hon) 5. Tim Ferry (Yam)
125 CLASS 1. Travis Pastrana (Suz) 2. Nathan Ramsey (Yam) 3. Mike Brown
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