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Bridgestone 2005-2006 season review

BRIDGESTONE RIDERS SWEEP MOTOCROSS AND SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS Ricky Carmichael 250cc AMA Motocross Champion 250cc THQ World Supercross GP Champion 250cc THQ AMA Supercross Champion Ivan Tedesco 125cc AMA Motocross Champion 125cc THQ AMA ...

BRIDGESTONE RIDERS SWEEP MOTOCROSS AND SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Ricky Carmichael
250cc AMA Motocross Champion
250cc THQ World Supercross GP Champion
250cc THQ AMA Supercross Champion

Ivan Tedesco
125cc AMA Motocross Champion
125cc THQ AMA Supercross Western Region Champion

Grant Langston
125cc THQ AMA Supercross Eastern Region Champion

Nashville, Tenn. (September 13, 2005)--Bridgestone-equipped Ricky Carmichael (Team Makita Suzuki) and Ivan Tedesco (Monster/Pro-Circuit/Kawasaki) won their respective AMA Motocross championships last weekend, giving Bridgestone-equipped riders a clean sweep of the AMA championships this season. Earlier in the year, Carmichael, Tedesco, and Grant Langston (Monster/Pro-Circuit/Kawasaki) won their respective THQ AMA Supercross championships. Ricky Carmichael clinched the 250cc AMA Motocross Championship with his third undefeated season at Glen Helen on September 10. In April, Carmichael took his fourth 250cc THQ AMA Supercross championship at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, and clinched his first THQ World Supercross GP championship at Seattle's Qwest Field. Also on September 10, Ivan Tedesco clinched the 125cc AMA Motocross championship after claiming the 125cc THQ AMA Supercross Western Region championship earlier in the year. In April, Grant Langston clinched the THQ AMA 125cc East Supercross championship in Pontiac, Michigan.

"This has been an incredible year for Bridgestone-equipped riders," said Bob Graham, motorcycle and kart manager, Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC. "A lot of work goes into providing these guys with a tire that can get the job done, and there is no doubt that together we've outperformed the competition. Our congratulations go out to all of these champions."

About Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC Nashville-based Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC is a subsidiary of Bridgestone Americas Holding, Inc., whose parent company, Bridgestone Corporation, is the world's largest tire and rubber company. BFNT develops, manufactures and markets Bridgestone, Firestone, Dayton and associate and private brand tires. The company is focused on wholesale and original equipment markets, supplying passenger, light truck, commercial vehicle, off-road, motorcycle, agricultural and other tires to its customers in North America.

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