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Millville: Saturday practice notes

Carmichael Fastest in Saturday Practice at Millville in Preparation for Sunday's Honda Spring Creek National MILLVILLE, Minn. (August 12, 2006) -- Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael set a blistering pace on an unseasonally-mild day during today's ...

Carmichael Fastest in Saturday Practice at Millville in Preparation for Sunday's Honda Spring Creek National

MILLVILLE, Minn. (August 12, 2006) -- Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael set a blistering pace on an unseasonally-mild day during today's practice at the Honda Spring Creek National, round nine of the 12-race Toyota AMA Motocross Championship, presented by FMF. Carmichael's fastest lap time of 2:21.657 was just over one second faster than the best lap time posted by Kawasaki's James Stewart (2:22.765).

Carmichael, of Tallahassee, Fla., returned to form a week after being handed only his second defeat in the last 35 races, which came at the hands of Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., last round at Washougal, Wash. Stewart, who also won the season opener this season, hopes to step it up tomorrow and find to stop Carmichael's six race win streak at Millville. Honda's Kevin Windham, of Centreville, Miss., posted the third fastest lap time at 2:23.629.

Honda's Josh Grant, of Riverside, Calif., set the fastest lap time in the AMA Motocross Lites class with a 2:25.618. Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto, of Poulsbo, Wash., was second fastest with a 2:26.185, while Honda's Andrew Short, of Murrieta, Calif., last year's Millville winner, was third (2:26.906.

Tomorrow's racing for the Honda Spring Creek National, presented by Unbound Energy and Scott USA, gets underway at 1 p.m.

-credit: ama pro racing

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Drivers Kevin Windham , Josh Grant , James Stewart , Andrew Short