Teenage Star Stewart Collects Second Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP Win
Ramsey Leads Wire-to-Wire for Second Consecutive Win in Vancouver
VANCOUVER (December 10, 2005) -- Kawasaki's James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., won his second Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP race in a row at Vancouver's B.C. Place Stadium. KTM's Nathan Ramsey, of Temecula, Calif., won the Supercross Lites division.
Honda's Kyle Lewis, of Henderson, Nev., won the holeshot in the Supercross Class main event with Stewart on his rear wheel. Suzuki's Carmichael, of Havana, Fla., and Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Menifee, Calif., started mid-pack as Stewart moved into the lead on lap one. Reed and Carmichael traded positions on lap 2 before Carmichael made the pass to secure the position.
Stewart led all 20 laps en route to his second-career Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP race. Carmichael was second while Reed was third.
"It was not the start I wanted," said Carmichael. "If you want to put yourself in a better position, you can't start the race like that. Only bad things can happen when you get a start like that."
"It was a great race tonight, and I love racing here in Canada," said Stewart. "My parents really helped me keep on track this week and come into the weekend really prepared. I do not feel 100% confident yet because I still have a lot of work ahead of me."
Ramsey, who won last year's main event in Vancouver, earned the holeshot in the Supercross Lites division followed by Honda's Billy Laninovich, of Corona, Calif. Last week's winner in Toronto, Davi Millsaps, of Cairo, Ga., started near last place and worked his way into fourth on lap four.
Honda's Millsaps moved into second place on lap 12 but was unable to catch Ramsey. Ramsey picked up the win; Millsaps and Laninovich finished second and third respectively. Western Regional AMA Supercross Lites competition begins January 7 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim in Anaheim, Calif.
"This is a great race for me," said Ramsey. "I had a great start and was able to pull away from the pack early on. I felt some heat from Davi (Millsaps) late in the race, so I put my head down and finished strong. I look forward to some great competition in the Supercross Lites class this year."
<pre> Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP Event Results 1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki 2. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki 3. Chad Reed, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha 4. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki 5. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki 6. David Vuillemin, Frisco, Texas, Honda 7. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda 8. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda 9. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha 10. Jeff Gibson, Westerville, Ohio, Honda
Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings 1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 50 2. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 44 3. Chad Reed, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 40 4. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 36 5. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 31 6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 29 7. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 28 8. Jeff Gibson, Westerville, Ohio, Honda, 23 9. Justin Buckelew, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 21 10. Ryan Clark, Phoenix, Suzuki, 18
Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Lites Event Results 1. Nathan Ramsey, Temecula, Calif., KTM 2. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda 3. Billy Laninovich, Corona, Calif., Honda 4. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., Suzuki 5. Andrew Short, Colorado Spring, Colo., Honda 6. Darcy Lange, Courtenay, B.C., Kawasaki 7. Josh Hansen, Temecula, Calif., KTM 8. Ryan Morais, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki 9. Jake Weimer, Corona, Calif., Honda 10. Michael LaPaglia, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki 11. Michael Willard, Thornville, Ohio, KTM 12. Mitch Cooke, Brookfield, Nova Scotia, Honda 13. Brady Sheren, Surrey, British Columbia, Kawasaki 14. Ryan Lockhart, Springhill, Nova Scotia, Suzuki 15. Dennis Ewing, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda 16. Kyle Keast, Lindsay, Ontario, Honda
KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Results 1. S. Farris, KTM 2. D. Riesach, KTM 3. Z. Fisher, KTM 4. B. Leitner, KTM 5. A. Burchell, KTM 6. W. Waddell, KTM 7. J. Pettis, KTM 8. B. Berrington, KTM 9. B. Rivier, KTM 10. J. Voldeng, KTM 11. L. Patjas, KTM 12. S. Wallin, KTM 13. J. Heinonen, KTM 14. N. Bruno, KTM 15. S. Dessau, KTM