Reed Wins First 250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Championship Stewart Claims Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout LAS VEGAS (May 1, 2004) - Honda's Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., won his fifth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross...
Reed Wins First 250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Championship
Stewart Claims Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout
LAS VEGAS (May 1, 2004) - Honda's Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., won his fifth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at Sam Boyd Stadium before 37,942 fans, but Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., captured his first 250cc championship. Kawasaki's James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., won the Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout, capping off another stellar season for the 18-year old. Yamaha's Heath Voss, of Mico Texas, won his first THQ World Supercross GP championship, bringing home $100,000.
Top privateer Damon Huffman, of Valencia, Calif., earned the $1,500 Butterfinger Holeshot Award, with Windham and Kawasaki's Michael Byrne following in second and third respectively. Windham moved into the lead after Huffman made a mistake in the timing section and Reed, of Dade City, Fla., started fourth and moved into second on lap 2. Windham pulled away with the victory, Reed finished second and Honda's Mike LaRocco finished third. Huffman was awarded $25,000 from the United States Smokeless Tobacco Company, a Nissan Titan and a 26' trailer from Weekend Warrior for earning top privateer honors.
"Overall, this was a successful season for me, even though I didn't win the championship," said Windham. "This is my first year back in the supercross, so I am very happy with the way I finished."
"This championship really means a lot to me," said Reed. "I know that a lot has happened this season, but sometimes you have to take a step back and look at things from a different perspective."
In the 125cc main, Kawasaki's Stephane Roncada, of Lake Elsinore, Calif., earned the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award with Suzuki's Broc Hepler, of Kittanning, Pa., and Stewart in tow. Stewart moved into second place on the opening lap and traded positions with early leader Roncada several times before making the final pass for the lead on lap six. Honda's Nathan Ramsey, of Menifee, Calif., passed 125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series champion on the white-flag lap for third place. The win marked Stewart's seventh of the season.
"This was a great race with Stephane (Roncada)," said Stewart. "Last year I had a bad crash here and it's nice to come back and get the won for the Las Vegas fans. Next season I am going to be here on a 250cc."
<pre> KTM Junior Supercross Challenge 1. Nathan Abila Murrieta, Calif. KTM 2. Lucas Serrecchia Hesperia, Calif. KTM 3. Colby Maxwell Show Low, Ariz. KTM 4. Payton Coffman Abilene, Texas KTM 5. Seth Harnishfeger Bowling Green, Ohio KTM 6. Travis Hoffman San Diego, Calif. KTM 7. Cole Varty Alberta, Canada KTM 8. Kyle Kirchner Dalton, Mass. KTM 9. Wyatt Cross Bentonville, Ark. KTM 10. Teddy McAninch Edgewood, Minn. KTM 11. James Norris Deerpack, Texas KTM 12. Shane Pico Lake Elsinore, Calif. KTM 13. Lindsay Robinson Marion, N.C. KTM 14. Kailey Elliot-Thain Temecula, Calif. KTM 15. Chase Nanney Henderson, Nev. KTM
THQ AMA Supercross Series Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout Results 1. James Stewart Haines City, Fla. Kawasaki 2. Stephane Roncada Lake Elsinore, Calif. Kawasaki 3. Nathan Ramsey Menifee, Calif. Honda 4. Ivan Tedesco Murrieta, Calif. Kawasaki 5. Davi Millsaps Cairo, Ga. Suzuki 6. Broc Hepler Kittanning, Pa. Suzuki 7. Joshua Hansen Elbert, Colo. Yamaha 8. Danny Smith Middleton, Idaho Yamaha 9. Troy Adams Brooksville, Fla. Kawasaki 10. Brock Sellards Sherrodsville, Ohio Yamaha
THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Season Standings 1. Ivan Tedesco Murrieta, Calif. Kawasaki 197 2. Nathan Ramsey Menifee, Calif. Honda 147 3. Stephane Roncada Lake Elsinore, Calif. Kawasaki 138 4. Brock Sellards Sherrodsville, Ohio Yamaha 127 5. Travis Preston Hesperia, Calif. Honda 117 6. Greg Schnell Rancho Cucamonga, Calif Yamaha 90 7. Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Colo. Suzuki 89 8. Troy Adams Brooksville, Fla. Kawasaki 79 9. Joshua Summey Stanley, N.C. Yamaha 67 10. Joshua Hansen Elbert, Colo. Yamaha 60
THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Season Standings 1. James Stewart Haines City, Fla. Kawasaki 150 2. Broc Hepler Kittanning, Pa. Suzuki 99 3. Danny Smith Middleton, Idaho Yamaha 98 4. Paul Carpenter Ithaca, N.Y. Kawasaki 90 5. Kelly Smith Ludington, Mich. Yamaha 85 6. Ryan Mills Clintondale, N.Y. Honda 79 7. Steve Lamson Camino, Calif. Honda 78 8. Bret Metcalfe Murrieta, Calif. KTM 74 9. David Millsaps Cairo, Ga. Suzuki 66 10. Eric Sorby Murrieta, Calif. Kawasaki 59
THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, Las Vegas 1. Kevin Windham Centerville, Miss. Honda 2. Chad Reed Dade City, Fla. Yamaha 3. Mike LaRocco Corona Calif. Honda 4. David Vuillemin Murrieta, Calif. Yamaha 5. Nick Wey Dewitt,Mich. Suzuki 6. Sean Hamblin Murrieta, Calif. Suzuki 7. Heath Voss Mico, Texas Yamaha 8. Damon Huffman Valencia, Calif. Honda 9. Craig Anderson Riverside, Calif. Honda 10. Keith Johnson Albuquerque, N.M. Yamaha
THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Chad Reed Dade City, Fla. Yamaha 333 2. Kevin Windham Centerville, Miss. Honda 321 3. Mike LaRocco Corona, Calif. Honda 290 4. David Vuillemin Murrieta, Calif. Yamaha 253 5. Michael Byrne Temecula, Calif. Kawasaki 191 6. Nick Wey Dewitt, Mich. Suzuki 188 7. Heath Voss Mico, Texas Yamaha 180 8. Sean Hamblin Murrieta, Calif. Suzuki 155 9. Damon Huffman Valencia, Calif. Honda 145 10. Grant Langston Lake Elsinore, Calif. KTM 111
THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings 1. Heath Voss Mico, Texas Yamaha 346 2. Damon Huffman Valencia, Calif. Honda 322 3. Tyler Evans Canyon Lake, Calif. Suzuki 276 4. Ryan Clark Albuquerque, N.M. Yamaha 230 5. Grant Langston Temecula, Calif. KTM 228 6. Keith Johnson Albuquerque, N.M. Yamaha 178 7. Jason Thomas Melrose, Fla. Honda 160 8. Isaiah Johnson Albuquerque, N.M. Yamaha 142 9. Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Colo. Suzuki 138 10. Joe Oehlhof Hesperia, Calif. Honda 128