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SUPERCROSS: THQ World/AMA Phoenix summary

Windham Wins First Race Since 2000 at the Bank One Ballpark Two-Win Tedesco PHOENIX (January 10, 2004) - Honda's Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., won his first THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race since Irving, Texas, in...

Windham Wins First Race Since 2000 at the Bank One Ballpark
Two-Win Tedesco

PHOENIX (January 10, 2004) - Honda's Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., won his first THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race since Irving, Texas, in 2000, tonight at Bank One Ballpark in front of 46,424 fans. Kawasaki's Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif. won his second consecutive THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional division race.

Windham won the $1,500 Butterfinger Holeshot Award with Yamaha's David Vuillemin in second. Vuillemin passed Windham but crashed one turn later, falling back to last place. Chad Reed, who started mid-pack, moved into second place on lap five. Windham pulled away for his seventh career 250cc supercross win. Reed finished second and LaRocco third.

"It has been so long since I have held one of these things," said Windham, referring to his trophy. "Everyone knows I didn't do as well as I would have liked to last weekend, but I made up for it tonight."

Privateer Greg Schnell, of Rancho Cucamonga, Calif., led the field on lap one, taking the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award, with Tedesco and Yamaha's Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio in second and third respectively. On lap two, Tedesco made his move for the lead and held on for the win, marking the third of his career. Tedesco's teammate, Stephan Roncada, who won his heat race earlier in the evening, earned second place and 2002 125cc Western Regional AMA Supercross Series champion Travis Preston finished third.

"What can I say, I am undefeated this year," said Tedesco on his win. "I have won every one of my heat races and main events, so I am happy. I have had great starts so far and that has been the key."

Racing returns to Edison International Field in Anaheim, Calif., next weekend. <pre> KTM Junior Supercross Challenge, Phoenix 1. Bryce Cords Canyon Lake, Calif 2. Tristan Egelhoff Mesa, Ariz 3. Bailey Bruner Phoenix, Ariz 4. Tristan Hunter Phoenix, Ariz 5. Bryson Olson Truckee, Calif 6. Alex Dye Fort Collins, Colo 7. Nick Waters Glendale, Calif 8. Gunnar Richardson Globe, Ariz 9. Rory James Ganado, Ariz 10. Clay Gishey Greasewood Springs, Ariz 11. Drew Santa Maria Rio Rancho, N.M 12. Christian Rex Tucson, Ariz 13. Brian Amann Mesa, Ariz. 14. Cody Daniel Show Low, Ariz 15. Ryan Ledwith Tucson, Ariz

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Event Results 1. Ivan Tedesco Murrieta, Calif. Kawasaki 2. Stephan Roncada Lake Elsinore, Calif. Kawasaki 3. Travis Preston Hesperia, Calif. Honda 4. Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Colo. Suzuki 5. Brock Sellards Sherrodsville, Ohio Yamaha 6. Christopher Gosselaar Victorville, Calif. Honda 7. Greg Schnell Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Yamaha 8. Jeff Gibson Westerville, Ohio Yamaha 9. Joshua Summey Stanley, N.C. Yamaha 10. Johnny Marley Guthrie, Okla. Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Season Standings 1. Ivan Tedesco Murrieta, Calif. Kawasaki 50 2. Stephan Roncada Lake Elsinore, Calif. Kawasaki 42 3. Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Colo. Suzuki 36 4. Travis Preston Hesperia, Calif. Honda 33 5. Nathan Ramsey Menifee, Calif. Honda 32 6. Brock Sellards Sherrodsville, Ohio Yamaha 30 7. Christopher Gosselaar Victorville, Calif. Honda 26 8. Greg Schnell Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. Yamaha 26 9. Josh Hansen Elbert, Colo. Yamaha 23 10. Johnny Marley Guthrie, Okla. Honda 18

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

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Chad Reed Dade City, Fla. Yamaha 47 2. Mike LaRocco Corona, Calif. Honda 38 3. Kevin Windham Centerville, Miss. Honda 37 4. David Vuillemin Murrieta, Calif. Yamaha 36 5. Tim Ferry Dade City, Fla. Yamaha 36 6. Ezra Lusk Bainbridge, Ga. Yamaha 31 7. Michael Byrne Temecula, Calif. Kawasaki 27 8. Tyler Evans Canyon Lake, Calif. Suzuki 27 9. Damon Huffman Valencia, Calif. Honda 24 10. Sean Hamblin Murrieta, Calif. Honda 23

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standing 1. Tyler Evans Canyon Lake, Calif. Suzuki 84 2. Damon Huffman Valencia, Calif. Honda 71 3. Grant Langston Temecula, Calif. KTM 71 4. Heath Voss Mico, Texas Yamaha 67 5. Ernesto Fonseca Murrieta, Calif. Honda 56 6. Keith Johnson Albuquerque, N.M. Yamaha 46 7. Daryl Hurley Corona, Calif. Suzuki 45 8. Mike Brown Johnson City, Tenn. Yamaha 34 9. Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Colo. Suzuki 33 10. Joe Oheloff Hesperia, Calif. Honda 28

Television Times: ESPN2 Sunday, January 11, Noon EST.

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