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Reed Cashes in on Fifth Win in Vegas Suzuki's Millsaps Wins 125cc Shootout LAS VEGAS (May 7, 2005) -- Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his fifth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at Sam Boyd Stadium in front of ...

Reed Cashes in on Fifth Win in Vegas
Suzuki's Millsaps Wins 125cc Shootout

LAS VEGAS (May 7, 2005) -- Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his fifth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at Sam Boyd Stadium in front of 39,106 fans. Suzuki's Davi Millsaps, of Cairo, Ga., won his first Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout.

Honda's Damon Huffman, of Valencia, Calif., earned the $1,500 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award in the 250cc main event. Honda's Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., moved into the lead on the opening lap. Carmichael, who clinched the THQ AMA Supercross Series championship last week, started in sixth place. On lap 15, Windham crashed in the whoop section, falling back to third place. Reed held on for the win, Carmichael finished second and Windham third.

"Things worked out well tonight," said Reed. "I wanted to win this race and end the season on the high note. I learned a lot this year about myself as a person and as a leader. The team worked really hard this year, and we held our chins up high."

In the Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout, KTM's Jay Marmont, of Murrieta, Calif., earned the $1,000 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award with Yamaha's Brock Sellards, of Sherrodsville, Ohio, and Millsaps in tow. Millsaps moved into the lead on the opening lap and led the entire race. On lap 6, Kawasaki's Grant Langston, who won the 125cc Eastern regional 125cc championship, moved into second place, passing Suzuki's Broc Hepler.

"I didn't get that bad of a start tonight, and I wanted to get up to the front as soon as possible and start to pull away," said Millsaps. "I have been working really hard at my house training for this race, and I am happy that I won tonight."

Tonight's race will air on ESPN 2 tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. (EST). <pre> THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings 1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 422 2. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 311 3. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 259 4. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 248 5. Tyler Evans, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 239 6. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 216 7. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 201 8. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Yamaha, 195 9. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 125 10. Kyle Lewis, Henderson, Nev., Honda, 144

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results 1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha 2. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki 3. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda 4. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha 5. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha 6. Travis Preston Hesperia, Calif., Honda 7. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Yamaha 8. Erick Vallejo, Garland, Texas, Yamaha 9. Ryan Clark, Waddell, Ariz., Honda 10. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 367 2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 342 3. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda, 284 4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 245 5. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 229 6. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 198 7. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 176 8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 160 9. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 113 10. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 129

Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout 1. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki 2. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki 3. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda 4. Andrew Short Murrieta, Calif., Honda 5. Broc Hepler Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki 6. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM 7. Jay Marmont, Murrieta, Calif., KTM 8. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda 9. Josh Summey, Allen, Texas, Honda 10. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki

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Series AMA , Other bike
Drivers Jason Thom , Ricky Carmichael , David Vuillemin , Kevin Windham , Ernesto Fonseca , Sebastien Tortelli , Chad Reed , Damon Huffman , Heath Voss , Josh Grant , James Stewart , Mike LaRocco , Davi Millsaps , Andrew Short