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SUPERCROSS: THQ World/AMA San Diego summary

Reed Snatches First Win of the Season in San Diego KTM's Ramsey Stops Tedesco SAN DIEGO (February 19, 2005) - Before 53,595 fans at a wet Qualcomm Stadium, Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his first THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA...

Reed Snatches First Win of the Season in San Diego
KTM's Ramsey Stops Tedesco

SAN DIEGO (February 19, 2005) - Before 53,595 fans at a wet Qualcomm Stadium, Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his first THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race of the season. KTM's Nathan Ramsey, who won the opening race of the 125cc season in Anaheim, Calif., won the 125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series main event.

Seven-time THQ AMA Supercross Series champion Jeremy McGrath, of Encinitas, Calif., won the $1,500 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award and led the first part of lap one. Suzuki's Carmichael, the THQ AMA Supercross Series points leader, moved past McGrath and led the next 19 laps. Defending THQ AMA Supercross champion Reed passed Carmichael on the last lap. Carmichael crashed moments later as he attempted to once again pass Reed.

"Chad (Reed) kicked my butt tonight," said Carmichael. "I am not one to make excuses. I went for it on the last lap and things didn't work out"

"It was amazing out there tonight," said Reed. "I was able to get by him very late in the race, but I want to race with him for 20 laps. He has been on a roll this season, and it was hard for me to bounce back after losing so much."

Honda's Billy Laninovich, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., won the $1,000 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award in the 125cc main event. Kawasaki's Tedesco, the reigning champion, moved into the lead on lap three but was passed on lap seven by Ramsey. Ramsey, of Menifee, Calif., held on for the win. Tedesco was second and Honda's Andrew Short finished third.

"I kept pushing myself out there tonight," said Ramsey. "I knew that Ivan (Tedesco) wasn't going to let me get by him easily. I just rode hard and picked up my second win of the season."

Racing moves to Atlanta's Georgia Dome next Saturday, February 26. Tonight's race airs on ESPN2 Sunday, February 20 at Noon (EST). <pre> KTM Junior Supercross Challenge 1. Garrett Kinsler, Reno, Nev., KTM 2. Carlos Arenas, Mesa, Ariz., KTM 3. Johnny O'Brien, Chula Vista, Calif., KTM 4. Weston Bartgis, El Cajon, Calif., KTM 5. Caleb Start Poulsbo, Wash., KTM 6. Seth Medley, Oakdale, Calif., KTM 7. Zachary Putman, Liverpool, N.Y., KTM 8. Aaron Lynn, Hanson, Ken., KTM 9. Howie LaCurelle, Orangevale, Calif., KTM 10. Andreas Rasmussen, Lompoc, Calif., KTM 11. Chris Koller, El Cajon, Calif., KTM 12. Mason Bowland, Mineral Wells, Texas, KTM 13. Randal DuBois, Simi Valley, Calif., KTM 14. Michael Rincon, Los Angeles, Calif., KTM

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings 1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 222 2. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 187 3. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 148 4. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 136 5. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 128 6. Tyler Evans, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 124 7. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 120 8. Erick Vallejo, Garland, Tex., Yamaha, 89 9. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 78 10. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 74

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

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 167 2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 138 3. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 119 4. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda, 116 5. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 101 6. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 94 7. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 93 8. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 89 9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 81 10. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 73

125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results 1. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM 2. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki 3. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda 4. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda 5. Thomas Hahn, Belpre, Kan., Honda 6. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki 7. Jay Marmont, Murrieta, Calif., KTM 8. Eric McCrummen, Oakley, Calif., Honda 9. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha 10. Justin Keeney, Lebanon, Ore., Kawasaki

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