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Reed Takes Sixth Win at Georgia Dome Before 59,651 Fans Stewart Makes History, the All-Time 125cc Win Record ATLANTA (February 28, 2004) - Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., raced to his sixth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA...

Reed Takes Sixth Win at Georgia Dome Before 59,651 Fans
Stewart Makes History, the All-Time 125cc Win Record

ATLANTA (February 28, 2004) - Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., raced to his sixth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series victory in front of 59,651 fans at the Georgia Dome. Kawasaki's James Stewart earned his third consecutive 125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series race, breaking the all-time 125cc win record (13) previously held by Jeremy McGrath.

Honda's Damon Huffman, of Valencia, Calif., earned the $1,500 Butterfinger Holeshot Award, leading the field through turn one. Kawasaki's Reed made his way into the lead on lap two and held on for the victory. Windham, who started mid-pack due to a block pass by Reed, moved into second place late in the race after passing Yamaha's David Vuillemin. Vuillemin fell out of podium position when Honda rider Mike LaRocco charged through the field to pass him.

"I was riding for a win tonight," said Reed. "I need to get a streak going here. I know I have a decent points lead, but you can never have enough. I really liked the track here tonight and enjoyed the race."

In the 125cc main event, Stewart, who finished fourth in his heat race, passed the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award winner Steve Boniface on lap one to take the lead. Yamaha's Josh Hansen, who finished second last weekend in Minneapolis, trailed close behind. Stewart pulled away from the field and Hansen held down second place until crashing on lap seven. Suzuki's Broc Hepler, of Kittanning, Pa., secured second place late in the race and earned his second career podium finish. Yamaha's Michael Blose, of Phoenix, Ariz., finished third, marking his first-career podium finish.

"In my heat race, I had a crash and was forced to play catch up," said Stewart. "I heard all of the fans cheering me on, and that was very inspirational. This is a special race for me because I broke Jeremy McGrath's record and to be in the same level as him is an awesome feeling; that is why I have a McGrath jersey with me tonight." <pre> KTM Junior Supercross Challenge 1. Hunter Breland McLain, Miss 2. Colton Ford Cartersville, Ga 3. Justin Dobbins Barnesville, Ga 4. Sean Shalvoy Mooresville, N.C. 5. Braxton Ashley Aiken, S.C 6. Logan France Deale, Mary 7. Sam Mattingly Martinsville, Ind 8. Collin Abderhalden Lenox, Mass 9. James Miller Bulan, Ky 10. Blake Thurman Como, Texas 11. Corey Balko Pembroke Pines, Fla 12. Leila Mullen Cumming, Ga 13. Koen Kersten Groesbeek, Holland 14. Jaykota Kearbey Ellsinore, Mo 15. Jake Capizzi Woodstock, Ga

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Event Results, Atlanta 1. James Stewart Haines City, Fla. Kawasaki 2. Broc Hepler Kittanning, Pa. Suzuki 3. Michael Blose Phoenix, Ariz. Yamaha 4. Steve Boniface Murrieta, Calif. Suzuki 5. Paul Carpenter Ithaca, N.Y. Kawasaki 6. Danny Smith Middleton, Idaho Yamaha 7. Eric Sorby Murrieta, Calif. Kawasaki 8. Jeff Gibson Westerville, Ohio Yamaha 9. Steve Lamson Camino, Calif. Honda 10. Kevin Johnson Albuquerque, N.M. Yamaha

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Season Standings 1. James Stewart Haines City, Fla. Kawasaki 75 2. Broc Hepler Kittanning, Pa. Suzuki 57 3. Steve Lamson Camino, Calif. Honda 46 4. Eric Sorby Murrieta, Calif. Kawasaki 44 5. Ryan Clark Albuquerque, N.M. Yamaha 36 6. Danny Smith Middleton, Idaho Yamaha 32 7. Kelly Smith Ludington, Mich. Yamaha 31 8. Ryan Mills Clintondale, N.Y. Honda 27 9. Paul Carpenter Ithaca, N.Y. Kawasaki 25 10. Tiger Lacey Wolf Creek, Ore. Honda 22

THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Atlanta 1. Chad Reed Dade City, Fla. Yamaha 2. Kevin Windham Centerville, Miss. Honda 3. Mike LaRocco Corona, Calif. Honda 4. David Vuillemin Murrieta, Calif. Yamaha 5. Travis Preston Hesperia, Calif. Honda 6. Heath Voss Mico, Texas Yamaha 7. Sean Hamblin Murrieta, Calif. Suzuki 8. Michael Byrne Temecula, Calif. Kawasaki 9. Tyler Evans Canyon Lake, Calif. Honda 10. Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Colo. Suzuki

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Chad Reed Dade City, Fla. Yamaha 216 2. Kevin Windham Centerville, Miss. Honda 190 3. David Vuillemin Murrieta, Calif. Yamaha 170 4. Mike LaRocco Corona, Calif. Honda 167 5. Michael Byrne Temecula, Calif. Kawasaki 121 6. Damon Huffman Valencia, Calif. Honda 111 7. Nick Wey Dewitt, Mich. Suzuki 105 8. Heath Voss Mico, Texas Yamaha 96 9. Sean Hamblin Murrieta, Calif. Suzuki 79 10. Grant Langston Lake Elsinore, Calif. KTM 74

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings 1. Damon Huffman Valencia, Calif. Honda 221 2. Heath Voss Mico, Texas Yamaha 202 3. Grant Langston Temecula, Calif. KTM 188 4. Tyler Evans Canyon Lake, Calif. Suzuki 183 5. Ryan Clark Albuquerque, N.M. Yamaha 133 6. Keith Johnson Albuquerque, N.M. Yamaha 124 7. Erick Vallejo Dallas, Texas Yamaha 110 8. Mike Brown Johnson City, Tenn. Yamaha 95 9. Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Colo. Suzuki 88 10. Joe Oehlhof Hesperia, Calif. Honda 85

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Series AMA , Other bike
Drivers David Vuillemin , Kevin Windham , Jeremy McGrath , Chad Reed , Damon Huffman , Heath Voss , Jeff Gibson , Mike Brown , Kelly Smith , James Stewart , Mike LaRocco , Andrew Short