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Stewart Ties Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP Championship Millsaps Wins Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Championship HOUSTON (April 1, 2006) -- Kawasaki's James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., won his eighth Amp'd Mobile World ...

Stewart Ties Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP Championship
Millsaps Wins Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Championship

HOUSTON (April 1, 2006) -- Kawasaki's James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., won his eighth Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP/Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series race at Reliant Stadium in front of 47,389 fans. The win tied Stewart with Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael, of Tallahassee, Fla., for the Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP championship. Honda's Davi Millsaps, of Cairo, Ga., won his first Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites championship and led 13 of 15 laps in the main event.

Kawasaki's Michael Byrne, of Menifee, Calif., won the $1,500 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award in the AMA Supercross class with Stewart in second. Suzuki's Carmichael started in third place behind the Kawasaki riders. Stewart moved into the lead on the opening lap and Carmichael settled into second.

"I had a great start tonight but I was unable to run with James' (Stewart) pace in the first three laps," said Carmichael. "I was fighting hard out there and not riding conservatively but, at the same time, I do not want to take too many chances. I have a decent lead for the AMA championship but want to win the world championship as well, so I have to step up at these last few races."

Stewart led all 20 laps en route to his third consecutive win.

"I am having a blast out there," said Stewart. "I am pumped to tie up the points for the world championship, and if I want to have a shot at winning the AMA championship, I need to win races. I had a great pace out there tonight."

Privateer Chad Ward, of Falkville, Ala., won the $1,000 Progressive Direct Holeshot Award, in the AMA Supercross Lites class. Millsaps started his charge to the front of the pack after a mid pack start while last week's winner Josh Grant, of Riverside, Calif., crashed and did not return to the race due to mechanical failure.

On lap 2, Millsaps moved past Ward and rode off to his fourth win of the season. Honda's Thomas Hahn, of Decatur, Texas, finished second and Kawasaki's Chris Gosselaar, of Victorville, Calif., finished third.

"This is great," said Millsaps. "I have been looking forward to this my whole life and I have a lot of people to thank, especially my mother, who has been behind me my whole career. "Now that I have this number 1 plate for the AMA Supercross Lites class, I am ready to go race with the big boys in the AMA Supercross class."

This weekend's race will air on SPEED on Sunday, April 2, 2006 at 6:00 p.m. EST. A tape-delayed, one-hour television broadcast of the AMA Supercross Lites racing will air on SPEED on Sunday, April 9, at 6 p.m. EST. <pre> Amp'd Mobile World Supercross GP Season Standings 1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 308 2. James Stewart, Tallahassee, Fla., Kawasaki, 308 3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 287 4. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 243 5. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 230 6. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 227 7. Ryan Clark, Waddell, Ariz., Honda, 162 8. Jeff Gibson, Blacklick, Ohio,, Honda, 160 9. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 159 10. Tyler Evans, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 116

Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Houston 1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki 2. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki 3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha 4. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda 5. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki 6. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki 7. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda 8. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda 9. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Honda 10. Ryan Clark, Waddell, Ariz., Honda

Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Ricky Carmichael, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 281 2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 269 3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 264 4. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 209 5. Nicholas Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Honda, 198 6. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 197 7. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 160 8. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 125 9. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 108 10. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Honda, 108

Amp'd Mobile Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Event Results, Houston 1. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda 2. Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda 3. Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki 4. Jay Marmont, Murrieta, Calif., KTM 5. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen Fla., Yamaha 6. Josh Summey, Stanley, N.C., Honda 7. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Much., Honda 8. Teddy Maier, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki 9. Sean Hamblin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki 10. Josh Woods, Flints, Mich., Suzuki

Amp'd Mobile Eastern Regional AMA Supercross Lites Season Standings 1. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 166 2. Chris Gosselaar, Victorville, Calif., Kawasaki, 134 3. Joshua Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 119 4. Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 102 5. Jesseman, New Brighton, Pa., Yamaha, 96 6. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Honda, 81 7. Robert Kiniry, Lafayette, N.Y., Honda, 75 8. Teddy Maier, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Kawasaki, 61 9. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 60 10. Jay Marmont, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 54

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge Results 1. Jacob Edison, Woodhaven, Mich., KTM 2. Hayden Foster, Pottsboro, Texas, KTM 3. Andrew Segovia, Spring, Texas, KTM 4. Ryan Camp, Callhoun, La., KTM 5. T-Don Lerille, Larose, La., KTM 6. Blake Lagarde, Lacombe, La., KTM 7. Hayden Clark, Richland, Miss., KTM 8. Trevor Pritchard, Wantage, N.J., KTM 9. Bailey Plouffe, Burlington, Ontario, KTM 10. Alexis Nutter, Rio Rancho, N.M., KTM 11. Jo Jo Bowden Lockport, N.Y., KTM 12. Dustin Turner, Conroe, Texas, KTM 13. Quintin Van Way Carencro, La., KTM 14. Jim Newton, Montgomery, Texas, KTM 15. Brian Kennedy, Alvin, Texas, KTM

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Drivers Jason Thom , Ricky Carmichael , Kevin Windham , Ernesto Fonseca , Chad Reed , Jeff Gibson , Kelly Smith , Josh Grant , James Stewart , Mike LaRocco , Matt Goerke , Davi Millsaps