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James 'Bubba' Stewart Makes History at Texas Stadium Langston Extends Points Lead to 7 with Big Win in Dallas DALLAS (April 2, 2005) - Kawasaki's James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., became the first African-American to win a 250cc THQ ...

James 'Bubba' Stewart Makes History at Texas Stadium
Langston Extends Points Lead to 7 with Big Win in Dallas

DALLAS (April 2, 2005) - Kawasaki's James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., became the first African-American to win a 250cc THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at Texas Stadium in front of 43,276 fans. Kawasaki's Grant Langston, of Murrieta, Calif., extended his season points lead to seven in 125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series competition, picking up his third win on the season.

En route to winning his first 250cc main event, Stewart earned the $1,500 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award with Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Murrieta, Calif., and Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael, of Havana, Fla., in tow. On Lap 3 Carmichael and Reed passed one another with Reed holding the number two position. On the last lap Reed crashed, allowing Carmichael to move into second place. Stewart led all 20 laps of the main event while Carmichael finished second and Reed third. Carmichael has a 31-point lead in THQ AMA Supercross Series points.

"It took me three races to win my first 250cc race," said Stewart. "I didn't have a front brake for most of the race, so it was tough, but I made it work. I am so happy; I just want to tell my parents thanks for everything. I have one under my belt and now I know how it feels."

"On the last 10 laps I was catching Chad (Reed)," said Carmichael. I will take a pass any way I can get it. I know Chad had some lappers to deal with but that's part of the game."

Honda's Steve Boniface, of Murrieta, Calif., won the $1,000 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award in 125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series competition, but was passed by Langston on lap 3. Suzuki's Millsaps, of Cairo, Ga., chased Langston for the last 10 laps and was unable to make the pass. Langston picked up the win, Millsaps was second and Matt Walker third.

"It's great to have a cushion going into the last race of the season in Pontiac (Michigan) next weekend, but this is racing so anything can happen."

"I gave it my 100% best," said Millsaps. "I had a bad start and Langston rode a great race."

The Next race takes place Saturday, April 9, at the Silverdome in Pontiac, Mich. Tonight's race airs on ESPN2 Sunday, April 3 at 12:30 p.m. EST.

<pre> KTM Junior Supercross Challenge 1. Chase McCullers, Conyers, Ga., KTM 2. Shane Sumner, Topeka, Kan., KTM 3. Charlie Harrison, Mission Viejo, Calif., KTM 4. Cole Kirchoff, Decker, Ill., KTM 5. Dalton Howe, Coalgate, Okla., KTM 6. Levi Southern, Coalgate, Okla., KTM 7. Matthew Cowhart, Fourke, Ark., KTM 8. Kash McKinney, Central, Ariz., KTM 9. Daylon Reese, Las Vegas, KTM 10. Nick Sonnier, Lake Charles, La., KTM 11. Reagan Moore, Newman, Ga., KTM 12. Denton Bollin, Carthage, Ill., KTM 13. Jaden Carlson, Troy, Mich., KTM

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings 1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 322 2. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 267 3. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 216 4. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 184 5. Tyler Evans, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 181 6. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 161 7. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 136 8. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 136 9. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 125 10. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Yamaha, 121

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results 1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki 2. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki 3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha 4. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki 5. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda 6. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha 7. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda 8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha 9. Travis Preston Hesperia, Calif., Honda 10. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Yamaha

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 283 2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 252 3. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda, 204 4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 197 5. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 181 6. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 162 7. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 160 8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 108 9. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 103 10. Tyler Evans, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 96

125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results 1. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki 2. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki 3. Matt Walker, McDonough, Ga., Kawasaki 4. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., KTM 5. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Honda 6. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Honda 7. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha 8. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha 9. Ryan Mills, Clintonville, N.Y., Honda 10. Greg Schnell, Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., Honda

125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 125 2. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., KTM, 118 3. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki, 115 4. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 81 5. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 81 6. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Honda, 78 7. Matt Walker, McDonough, Ga., Kawasaki, 76 8. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., KTM, 64 9. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 59 10. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 53

125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 127 2. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM, 91 3. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 82 4. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 79 5. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha, 77 6. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 69 7. Ryan Sipes, Nine Grove, Kan., Suzuki, 67 8. Thomas Hahn, Belpre, Kan., Honda, 65 9. Jay Marmont, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 64 10. Ryan Morais, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 53

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