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Suzuki's Carmichael Takes Back-to-Back Wins and Moves Into Points Lead Tedesco Picks Up First Race Win of the Season ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 22, 2005) - Ricky Carmichael, of Havana, Fla., rode to his second consecutive THQ World Supercross...

Suzuki's Carmichael Takes Back-to-Back Wins and Moves Into Points Lead
Tedesco Picks Up First Race Win of the Season

ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 22, 2005) - Ricky Carmichael, of Havana, Fla., rode to his second consecutive THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series win in front of a sold out crowd at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The win moved Carmichael into the THQ AMA Supercross Series points lead. Kawasaki's Ivan Tedesco, of Murrieta, Calif., won his first 125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series race of the season.

Tonight's sell out marks the third sell out this season for THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series.

Carmichael gained the lead early by winning the $1,500 Butterfinger Holeshot Award and holding off reigning THQ AMA Supercross Series champion Chad Reed. On lap 6, the Yamaha rider crashed, allowing Carmichael to extend his lead. Seven-time supercross champion Jeremy McGrath rallied to third place on lap 7 but finished the race in fifth place. Honda's Kevin Windham, who came into this race with the THQ AMA Supercross Series points lead, moved into third place late in the race. Reed finished second.

"I was ready to do battle tonight, "said Carmichael. "I know that this isn't the way I like to win, but after that first race in Anaheim, this city owes me one. I have to keep on this roll and continue to stretch out my points lead."

Suzuki's Ryan Sipes, of Vine Grove, Ken., won the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award with KTM's jay Marmont in tow. Last week's winner, Broc Hepler, moved into second place on lap 3 but crashed quickly after pursuing Sipes. Honda's Andrew Short, of Colorado Springs, Colo., moved into the lead on lap six. Reigning champion Tedesco shot past Short on lap 10 and held on for his first win of the season.

Honda's Thomas Hahn was assessed a :05 penalty for jumping a double under the red caution flag. He was moved from fourth place to fifth place.

"It feels like my first race win because it has been a tough season so far," said Tedesco. "My starts have been horrible all year and tonight was no different. I had to ride through the pack but it all worked out."

Racing moves back to San Francisco's SBC Park next Saturday, January 29. Tonight's race airs on ESPN2 tomorrow, Sunday, January 23 at 10:00 p.m. EST.

<pre> KTM Junior Supercross Challenge 1. Punky Jones, Moreno Valley, Calif., KTM 2. J.T. Blattman, Pleasant Grove, Calif., KTM 3. Wyatt James, Puyallup, Calif., KTM 4. Jake Caddell, Scottsdale, Ariz., KTM 5. Austin Anderson, El Cajon, Calif., KTM 6. Kyle Lester, Corona, Calif., KTM 7. Clyde McCoy, Bishop, Calif., KTM 8. Sam Franklin, Atascadero, Calif., KTM 9. Arie Ammann, Newport Coast, Calif., KTM 10. Logan Kerkhoff, Council Bluffs, Iowa, KTM 11. Keenen Musgrave, Logansport, Ind., KTM 12. Austin Murray, Menifee, Calif., KTM 13. Brandi Archer, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM 14. Nick Burnett, Hickory Creek, Calif., KTM 15. Eric Schleiger, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings 1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki 122 2. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda 99 3. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda 96 4. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha 85 5. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda 74 6. Tyler Evans, Corona, Calif., Suzuki 64 7. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki 60 8. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Yamaha 54 9. Erick Vallejo, Garland, Texas 45 10. Kyle Lewis, Henderson, Nev., Honda 44

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results 1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki 2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha 3. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda 4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda 5. Jeremy McGrath, Encinitas, Calif., Honda 6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda 7. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki 8. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki 9. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda 10. Heath Voss, Mico Texas, Yamaha

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki 70 2. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda 67 3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha 47 4. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki 47 5. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda 46 6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda 44 7. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda 42 8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha 37 9. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha 31 10. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki 31

125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results 1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki 2. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda 3. Nathan Ramsey, Murrieta, Calif., KTM 4. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ken., Suzuki 5. Thomas Hahn, Belpre, Kan., Honda 6. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha 7. Jay Marmont, Murrieta, Calif., KTM 8. Bret Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha 9. Richie Owens, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki 10. Steve Lamson, Camino, Calif., Honda

125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki 60 2. Ryan Sipes, Nine Grove, Ken., Suzuki 53 3. Thomas Hahn, Belpre, Kan., Honda 49 4. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM 45 5. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha 45 6. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda 34 7. Broc Hepler, Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki 28 8. Richie Owens, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki 28 9. Steve Lamson, Camino, Calif., Honda 27 10. Jay Marmont, Murrieta, Calif., KTM 27

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Series AMA , Other bike
Drivers Ricky Carmichael , David Vuillemin , Kevin Windham , Jeremy McGrath , Ernesto Fonseca , Sebastien Tortelli , Chad Reed , Damon Huffman , Heath Voss , Mike LaRocco , Andrew Short