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SUPERCROSS: THQ World/AMA Anaheim summary

Reed Wins THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series Race at Anaheim 1 Tedesco Wins 125cc Opener ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 3, 2004) - Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won the opening round of THQ World Supercross GP/THQ ...

Reed Wins THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series Race at Anaheim 1

Tedesco Wins 125cc Opener

ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 3, 2004) - Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won the opening round of THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series competition in front of a sold out crowd (45,050) at Angels Stadium. Kawasaki's Ivan Tedesco, Murietta, Calif., won the THQ AMA Supercross Series Western Regional race, marking his second-career 125cc supercross victory.

Butterfinger Holeshot Award winner Ernesto Fonseca went down in the whoops, after being passed by Reed for the lead. Reed pulled away and held on for the 20-lap victory. A three-way battle between Yamaha riders Ezra Lusk, Tim Ferry and David Vuillemin ensued at the halfway point that ended when Lusk, who was running second, went down. Vuillemin passed Ferry for second and held on. Reed held on for the win, Vuillemin was second and Ferry third, making it a Yamaha sweep.

"This race was great and it was proof that the bike is awesome," said Reed. "We (Yamaha) went one, two three tonight, so it's proof that the bike is great. I was a little rusty, but I can't complain."

Kawasaki's Ivan Tedesco earned the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award, with Yamaha's Josh Hansen close behind. On the opening lap, Hansen made his way around Tedesco but the Kawasaki rider answered back and moved back into the lead and stayed there. Stephan Roncada, who also rides for Kawasaki, passed second place rider Hansen on lap two. Former THQ AMA Supercross Series champion Nathan Ramsey passed Roncada on lap 10 and held his position until the checkers. Roncada finished third.

"I had a perfect night," said Tedesco. "I won my qualifier, earned the holeshot and went on to take my second supercross victory. I got a little tight late in the race, but I will work that out."

Television Times: This race will air on ABC's Wide World of Sports Sunday, January 4, from 4:00-5:00 p.m. EST.

THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series Results, Anaheim

<pre> KTM Junior Supercross Challenge 1. Zachary Commans Westlake Village, Calif. 2. Sean Michael Brown Granite Bay, Calif. 3. Amber West Riverside, Calif. 4. Cody Washington Seaside, Calif. 5. Austin Midas Milaca, Minn. 6. Jordan Shepard Temecula, Calif. 7. Daniel Cortines Pinon Hills, Calif. 8. Ryan Cantrell Newbury Park, Calif. 9. Justin Lee Laguna Hills, Calif. 10. Brandon Keeler Val Verde, Calif. 11. Tyler Uber Wildomar, Calif. 12. Nathan Sams Placerville, Calif. 13. Joshua Swan Aurora, Colo. 14. Evan Jenkins Parker, Colo. 15. Davin Cole Taylor Westlake, Calif.

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Event Results 1. Ivan Tedesco Murietta, Calif. Kawasaki 2. Nathan Ramsey Menifee, Calif. Honda 3. Stephan Roncada Lake Elsinore, Calif. Kawasaki 4. Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Colo. Suzuki 5. Troy Adams Brooksville, Fla. Kawasaki 6. Josh Hansen Elbert, Colo. Yamaha 7. Brock Sellards Sherrodsville, Ohio Yamaha 8. Travis Preston Hesperia, Calif. Honda 9. Greg Schnell Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Yamaha 10. Christopher Gosselaar Victorville, Calif. Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Season Standings 1. Ivan Tedesco Murietta, Calif. Kawasaki 25 2. Nathan Ramsey Menifee, Calif. Honda 22 3. Stephan Roncada Lake Elsinore, Calif. Kawasaki 20 4. Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Colo. Suzuki 18 5. Troy Adams Brooksville, Fla. Kawasaki 16 6. Josh Hansen Elbert, Colo. Yamaha 15 7. Brock Sellards Sherrodsville, Ohio Yamaha 14 8. Travis Preston Hesperia, Calif. Honda 13 9. Greg Schnell Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Yamaha 12 10. Christopher Gosselaar Victorville, Calif. Honda 11

THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results 1. Chad Reed Dade City, Fla. Yamaha 2. David Vuillemin Murietta, Calif. Yamaha 3. Tim Ferry Dade City, Fla. Yamaha 4. Mike LaRocco Corona, Calif. Honda 5. Michael Byrne Temecula, Calif. Kawasaki 6. Tyler Evans Canyon Lake, Calif. Suzuki 7. Damon Huffman Valencia, Calif. Honda 8. Ezra Lusk Bainbridge, Ga. Yamaha 9. Kevin Windham Centerville, Miss. Honda 10. Ernesto Fonseca Murietta, Calif. Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Chad Reed Dade City, Fla. Yamaha 25 2. David Vuillemin Murietta, Calif. Yamaha 22 3. Tim Ferry Dade City, Fla. Yamaha 20 4. Mike LaRocco Corona, Calif. Honda 18 5. Michael Byrne Temecula, Calif. Kawasaki 16 6. Tyler Evans Canyon Lake, Calif. Suzuki 15 7. Damon Huffman Valencia, Calif. Honda 14 8. Ezra Lusk Bainbridge, Ga. Yamaha 13 9. Kevin Windham Centerville, Miss. Honda 12 10. Ernesto Fonseca Murietta, Calif. Honda 11

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standing 1. Tyler Evans Canyon Lake, Calif. Suzuki 59 2. Grant Langston Temecula, Calif. KTM 51 3. Damon Huffman Valencia, Calif. Honda 49 4. Heath Voss Mico, Texas Yamaha 49 5. Ernesto Fonseca Murietta, Calif. Honda 25 6. Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Colo. Suzuki 33 7. Daryl Hurley Corona, Calif. Suzuki 33 8. Keith Johnson Albuquerque, N.M. Yamaha 31 9. Jason Thomas Melrose, Fla. Honda 27 10. Clark Stiles Athens, Ala. Honda 25

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Series AMA , Other bike
Drivers Jason Thom , David Vuillemin , Kevin Windham , Ezra Lusk , Ernesto Fonseca , Chad Reed , Damon Huffman , Heath Voss , Mike LaRocco , Andrew Short