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Bridgestone Announces 2005 AMA Supercross/Motocross Lineup Nashville, Tenn. (February 19, 2005).Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT), is pleased to announce its roster of Bridgestone- sponsored AMA Supercross/Motocross teams...

Bridgestone Announces 2005 AMA Supercross/Motocross Lineup

Nashville, Tenn. (February 19, 2005).Bridgestone Firestone North American Tire, LLC (BFNT), is pleased to announce its roster of Bridgestone- sponsored AMA Supercross/Motocross teams and riders for the 2005 season.

In the 250cc division, Bridgestone-shod riders include: James Stewart and Michael Byrne of Team Kawasaki; Chad Reed, David Vuillemin and Tim Ferry, of Team Yamaha; Ricky Carmichael and Sebastien Tortelli of Team Makita Suzuki; Mike LaRocco of Team Amsoil/Chaparral/Factory Connection Honda; and Nick Wey of Team MDK Motorsports.

In the 125cc division, Bridgestone-shod riders include: Davi Millsaps of Team Makita Suzuki; Stephane Roncada, Matt Walker, Ivan Tedesco, Grant Langston, and Paul Carpenter of Team Monster/Pro-Circuit/Kawasaki; Tommy Hahn, Josh Grant, Joaquim Rodrigues, and Billy Laninovich of Team Amsoil/Chaparral/Factory Connection Honda; and Eric McCrummen of Team MDK Motorsports.

In the 2004 AMA Supercross season, Bridgestone riders took all three championships. Chad Reed of Factory Yamaha captured his first THQ 250cc AMA Supercross Championship. James Stewart of Factory Kawasaki won the 125cc Eastern Region Supercross Championship and in the 125cc Western Region, Ivan Tedesco clinched the championship.

In the 2004 AMA Motocross season, James Stewart won the 125cc championship.

"With Bridgestone riders sweeping all three championships in the 2004 THQ AMA Supercross season and clinching a championship in the 2004 THQ AMA Motocross season, there is no doubt that our tires outperformed the competition" said Bob Graham, motorcycle and kart manager, BFNT. "Bridgestone is looking forward to another successful season."

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, agricultural, motorcycle and other tires to its customers in North America.

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Series AMA
Drivers Ricky Carmichael , David Vuillemin , Sebastien Tortelli , Chad Reed , Stephane Roncada , Josh Grant , James Stewart , Mike LaRocco , Davi Millsaps