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SUPERCROSS: THQ World/AMA St. Louis summary

Reed Races to Eighth Win in Front of 49,025 at Edward Jones Dome Stewart Clinches First Ever THQ AMA Eastern Regional Supercross Series Championship ST. LOUIS (March 13, 2004) - Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his eighth THQ World ...

Reed Races to Eighth Win in Front of 49,025 at Edward Jones Dome
Stewart Clinches First Ever THQ AMA Eastern Regional Supercross Series Championship

ST. LOUIS (March 13, 2004) - Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his eighth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at Edward Jones Dome before 49,025 fans. Kawasaki's James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., clinched his first THQ AMA 125cc Eastern Regional Supercross Series championship with two east coast races remaining.

In the 250cc main event, Honda's Nathan Ramsey, of Menifee, Calif., earned the $1,500 Holeshot Award with KTM's Grant Langston, of Temecula, Calif., and Suzuki's Travis Pastrana, of Davidsonville, Md., following in second and third respectively. Points leader Reed started seventh and capitalized on some mistakes. Following the second turn of the race Langston and Pastrana crashed in separate places, allowing Ramsey to move into the lead. Langston continued racing and Pastrana did not finish.

On lap four Windham moved into second and Reed moved into the lead. Reed held on for the victory. Windham was second and Ramsey third.

"I rode smart out there tonight," said Reed. "I didn't have the best start, but I came through the pack and was able to avoid the trouble in the early part of the race. I want to continue racing like this; I am having a great season."

Winning the $1,000 Butterfinger Holeshot Award, Stewart, 18, led all 15 laps of the main event en route to his fifth consecutive victory. Stewart became only the second rider in history to win both the THQ AMA 125cc Eastern and Western Regional Supercross Series championships (Ernesto Fonseca won the Eastern Regional championship in 1999 and the Western regional championship in 2001.)

Through turn one, Yamaha's Josh Hansen, of Elbert, Colo., followed closely along with Stewart's teammate Paul Carpenter, of Ithaca, N.Y. Carpenter chased Hansen for the entire race but never made the pass.

"This was a good race for me because it's the first time I won the holeshot," said Stewart. "It's great to get a good start; it makes for a clean race. I am getting ready for the East/West shootout in Las Vegas and then preparing for the 250cc class next year." <pre> KTM Junior Supercross Challenge 1. Jacob Eaton Roseau, Minn. 2. Tristian Stumbo Laurelville, Ohio 3. Bradley Scott Willig Mansfield, Texas 4. Dallas Honea New Market, Ala. 5. Wyatt Sharp Polo, Mo. 6. Dayton Rhoten Dodge City, Kan. 7. Jacob Sullivan Rincon, Ga. 8. Grant Jared Cookeville, Tenn. 9. Hunter Westphal LaPorte, Ind. 10. Bryton Rohde Harrison Township, Mich. 11. Cayden Lovell Fort Cobb, Okla. 12. Brandon Bollinger St. Louis, Mo. 13. Justin Lumpkins San Angelo, Texas 14. Caleb Richardson Bevier, Mo. 15. Kord McKinney Trabuco Canyon, Calif.

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Event Results, St. Louis 1. James Stewart Haines City, Fla. Kawasaki 2. Josh Hansen Elbert, Colo. Yamaha 3. Paul Carpenter Ithaca, N.Y. Kawasaki 4. Kelly Smith Ludington, Mich. Yamaha 5. Ryan Mills Clintondale, N.Y. Honda 6. David Millsaps Cairo, Ga. Suzuki 7. Danny Smith Middleton, Idaho Yamaha 8. Broc Hepler Kittanning, Pa. Suzuki 9. Steve Boniface Murrieta, Calif. Suzuki 10. Steve Lamson Camino, Calif. Honda

THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Season Standings 1. James Stewart Haines City, Fla. Kawasaki 125 2. Broc Hepler Kittanning, Pa. Suzuki 70 3. Kelly Smith Ludington, Mich. Yamaha 61 4. Danny Smith Middleton, Idaho Yamaha 60 5. Eric Sorby Murrieta, Calif. Kawasaki 59 6. Ryan Mills Clintondale, N.Y. Honda 59 7. Steve Lamson Camino, Calif. Honda 57 8. Paul Carpenter Ithaca, N.Y. Kawasaki 55 9. David Millsaps Cairo, Ga. Suzuki 44 10. Bret Metcalfe Murrieta, Calif. KTM 41

THQ World Supercross Series/THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results, St. Louis 1. Chad Reed Dade City, Fla. Yamaha 2. Kevin Windham Centerville, Miss. Honda 3. Nathan Ramsey Menifee, Calif. Honda 4. Mike LaRocco Corona, Calif. Honda 5. David Vuillemin Murrieta, Calif. Yamaha 6. Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Colo. Suzuki 7. Michael Byrne Temecula, Calif. Kawasaki 8. Heath Voss Mico, Texas Yamaha 9. Nick Wey Dewitt, Mich. Suzuki 10. Sean Hamblin Murrieta, Calif. Suzuki

THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Chad Reed Dade City, Fla. Yamaha 266 2. Kevin Windham Centerville, Miss. Honda 234 3. Mike LaRocco Corona, Calif. Honda 167 4. David Vuillemin Murrieta, Calif. Yamaha 205 5. Michael Byrne Temecula, Calif. Kawasaki 150 6. Nick Wey Dewitt, Mich. Suzuki 133 7. Heath Voss Mico, Texas Yamaha 122 8. Damon Huffman Valencia, Calif. Honda 120 9. Sean Hamblin Murrieta, Calif. Suzuki 99 10. Grant Langston Lake Elsinore, Calif. KTM 98

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings 1. Damon Huffman Valencia, Calif. Honda 239 2. Heath Voss Mico, Texas Yamaha 224 3. Grant Langston Temecula, Calif. KTM 208 4. Tyler Evans Canyon Lake, Calif. Suzuki 198 5. Ryan Clark Albuquerque, N.M. Yamaha 145 6. Keith Johnson Albuquerque, N.M. Yamaha 124 7. Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Colo. Suzuki 113 8. Erick Vallejo Dallas, Texas Yamaha 110 9. Mike Brown Johnson City, Tenn. Yamaha 95 10. Jason Thomas Melrose, Fla. Honda 88

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Series AMA , Other bike
Drivers Jason Thom , David Vuillemin , Travis Pastrana , Kevin Windham , Chad Reed , Damon Huffman , Heath Voss , Mike Brown , Kelly Smith , Scott Bradley , James Stewart , Ed Jones , Mike LaRocco , Andrew Short