STEWART MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW: POURCEL WINS LITES

STEWART MAKES IT TWO IN A ROW: POURCEL WINS LITES



PHOENIX (January 13, 2007) ? James Stewart raced his Kawasaki motorcycle to his second consecutive Amp?d Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp?d Mobile AMA Supercross Series race win in front of 44,953 fans at Chase Field. Kawasaki?s Christophe Pourcel, of France, won his first-ever AMA Supercross Lites main event.

Yamaha?s Jeff Dement, of Kingwood, Texas, earned the $1,500 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award in the AMA Supercross class with Suzuki?s Ricky Carmichael, of Tallahassee, Fla., in second and Stewart in third. As lap one concluded, Carmichael moved into the lead with Stewart in second and Yamaha?s Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., in third.

Stewart and Carmichael spent the first six laps battling for the number-one position, but on lap seven Stewart made the move to the lead and rode off to his 13th-career AMA Supercross class victory.

“I gave it 100% tonight, but James beat me,” said Carmichael. “I looked up in the stands and everyone was standing when James and I were battling. After he passed me, I wanted to put in a surge at the end of the race but didn?t have it. Phoenix is a very special place for me, and I had a blast here tonight.”

“This feels great,” said Stewart. “I did not feel good all day, and then, when the main event started, I started to feel good. I know my goals this year, and I look forward to accomplishing them.”

KTM?s Martin Davalos, of Cairo, Ga., earned the $1,000 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award in the AMA Supercross Lites main event. Last week?s winner, Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., left turn one in 10th place. On the opening lap Pourcel passed Davalos for the lead and Yamaha?s Matt Lemoine, of Pilot Point, Texas, moved into third.

Villopoto moved into second place on lap seven. On the final lap Kawasaki?s Chris Gosselaar, of Victorville, Calif., passed Lemoine for third place, giving Kawasaki a one-two-three sweep on the podium as Pourcel finished first, Villopoto second and Gosselaar third.

“I am surprised at my finish,” said Pourcel. “I?d like to thank everyone, and I look forward to racing next weekend in Anaheim.”
Tonight?s AMA Supercross race will air on CBS Sports, Sunday, January 14, at 12:30 p.m. EST. The AMA Supercross Lites class race will air on SPEED Friday, January 19, at Noon EST.

Amp?d Mobile Supercross continues next Saturday, January 20, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif. The television show from the Anaheim race will air on CBS Sports at Noon EST Saturday, January 21. The AMA Supercross Lites class race will air on SPEED Friday, January 26 at Noon EST.

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge
Logan Chambers, Parker, Ariz., KTM
Kyle Sullenbarger, Riverside, Calif., KTM
Tyler Dudderth, Mesquite, Texas, KTM
Carson Clower, Romana, Calif., KTM
Austin Zambach, Peoria, Ariz., KTM
Blaise Murray, Perris, Calif., KTM
Zachary Bright, Valley Center, Kan., KTM
Joey Roe, El Paso, Texas, KTM
9.   Matthew Bryant, Mesa, Ariz., KTM
10. Luke Ellis, Costa Mesa, Calif., KTM
11. Brock Everist, Paulden, Ariz., KTM
12. Peyton Ballard, Vista, Calif., KTM
13. Ashley Gyory, Chandler, Ariz., KTM
14. Joshua Cobb, Phoenix, Ariz., KTM
15. Ryan Carlson, Scottsdale, Ariz., KTM

Amp?d Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 92
Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 91
Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 85
Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 66
Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 55
Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 54
David Vuillemin, Menifee, Calif., Honda, 53
Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 47
Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio, Kawasaki, 39
Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki, 38

Amp?d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Phoenix
James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki
Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha
Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki
Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki
Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda

Amp?d Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings
1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 50
2. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 44
3. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 40
4. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 36
5. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 32
6. Michael Byrne, Newnan, Ga., Suzuki, 26
7. Nicholas Wey, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 26
8. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 25
9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda, 24
10. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 21

Amp?d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, Phoenix
Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki
2.   Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
3.   Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki
4.   Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha
5.   Steve Boniface, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki
6.   Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM
7.   Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Calif., Yamaha
8.   Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha
9.   Kyle Cunningham, Springtown, Texas, Yamaha
10. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., KTM

Amp?d Mobile Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings
Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 47
Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 47
Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 33
Jason Lawrence, Carlsbad, Calif., Yamaha, 33
Josh Hansen, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 33
Matthew Lemoine, Pilot Point, Texas, Yamaha, 32
Steve Boniface, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki, 26
Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 23
Troy Adams, Homosassa, Fla., Suzuki, 23
Kyle Cunningham, Springtown, Texas, 20

 

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