SUPERCROSS: Bridgestone THQ World/AMA season review

Bridgestone Rules In Supercross Heath Voss-World Supercross GP Champion Chad Reed-THQ 250cc AMA Supercross Champion Ivan Tedesco-125cc Western Region Champion James...

Bridgestone Rules In Supercross
Heath Voss-World Supercross GP Champion
Chad Reed-THQ 250cc AMA Supercross Champion
Ivan Tedesco-125cc Western Region Champion
James Stewart-125cc Eastern Region Champion

Nashville, Tenn. (May 10, 2004).Bridgestone Motorsports enjoyed a landmark 2004 Supercross season, serving as supplier and technological partner to all four championship riders in the THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross series.

In Las Vegas last weekend, Heath Voss (Mach 1 Yamaha) clinched the World Supercross GP Championship. Voss concluded the season with a fifth place finish in the season finale and completed 17 rounds with a total of 346 points.

Also in Las Vegas, Chad Reed (Factory Yamaha) captured his first THQ 250cc AMA Supercross Championship at Sam Boyd Stadium. Reed finished the season just 9 points ahead of his closest contender, Kevin Windham (Factory Connection Honda), also a Bridgestone rider. Third place and fourth place in the 250cc division were taken by Bridgestone-equipped riders Mike LaRocco (Factory Connection Honda) and David Vuillemin (Factory Yamaha).

Bridgestone's dominance was unequaled in 250cc competition -- every victory of the 2004 season was captured by a Bridgestone-equipped rider, and in 16 events only one podium finish was taken by a rider not on Bridgestone tires.

In 125cc competition, both regional champions rode to victory on Bridgestone tires. James "Bubba" Stewart (Factory Kawasaki) captured the 125cc Eastern Region Supercross Championship at the Edward Jones Dome in St. Louis on March 13, and in the 125cc Western Region, Ivan Tedesco (Pro Circuit Kawasaki) clinched the championship on April 17 at Texas Stadium in Irving, Tex. Stewart and Tedesco went head-to-head in Las Vegas at the Dave Coombs Sr. 125 East/West Shootout, where Stewart came from behind to defeat Tedesco, who finished the event in fourth place. Stephane Roncada took second place, giving Bridgestone and Team Kawasaki three of the top four positions in the shootout.

"With Bridgestone riders sweeping all four championships in the 2004 THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross season, there is no doubt that our tires outperformed the competition" said Bob Graham, Bridgestone Motorcycle and Kart Manager. "This season was a great tribute to Bridgestone's supported race teams staff. Our congratulations to all four champions for their hard earned titles and an exciting 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 , Other bike
Drivers David Vuillemin , Kevin Windham , Chad Reed , Heath Voss , Stephane Roncada , James Stewart , Ed Jones