Reed wins fourth consecutive race of season Stewart clinches 125cc Western Regional AMA Supercross Series Title. IRVING, Texas (April 12, 2003) - Yamaha's Chad Reed won his fourth consecutive 250cc THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series...
Reed wins fourth consecutive race of season
Stewart clinches 125cc Western Regional AMA Supercross Series Title.
IRVING, Texas (April 12, 2003) - Yamaha's Chad Reed won his fourth consecutive 250cc THQ World Supercross GP/AMA Supercross Series race at Texas Stadium. Kawasaki's James Stewart, 17, of Haines City, Fla., clinched the 125cc Western Regional AMA Supercross Series championship, becoming the first African-American in history to do so.
Moto XXX Honda rider Larry Ward won the $1,500 SXGP.com holeshot award but was quickly passed by Carmichael. Reed started mid-pack and moved into second by the end of lap one. On lap six, Reed made his first pass on Carmichael. By lap 11, eight lead changes between Carmichael and Reed took place.
Reed and Carmichael exchanged lead changes three times on lap seven. Reed held on for the win, his seventh of the season. Carmichael was second and Ernesto Fonseca was third.
"After Daytona, I had a 25-point lead, and I think I under estimated my competition," said Carmichael. "Once again, I was beat fair and square. I need to protect my championship points lead heading into Las Vegas."
"We don't want to hurt one another out there," said Reed. "We are both professionals and at this rate of speed it's tough. This is a great season, and I enjoy racing with Carmichael."
In the 125cc main, KTM's Billy Laninovich earned the $1,000 SXGP.com holeshot award but crashed moments later, leaving the door open for Stewart. Suzuki's Andrew Short was second and Travis Preston was third after lap one.
A commanding eight-second lead was established by Stewart on lap five. Needing to finish third or better to clinch the championship tonight, Stewart went all out, earning his sixth win of the season. Defending 125cc Western regional Supercross champion Travis Preston finished second and Matt Walker finished third.
The final round of THQ World Supercross/AMA Supercross Series in Las Vegas will air on ABC's Wide World of Sports on Sunday, May 4, at 2:00-3:00 p.m. EST/3:00-4:00 p.m. PST