Carmichael returns to dominant form

Published: 21 January 2003

Reigning champion Ricky Carmichael won his second supercross victory of the year at Pac Bell park in San Francisco last weekend.

Carmichael overcame SoBe Suzuki’s Stephane Roncada on lap sixth, to finish ahead of Yamaha’s Chad Reed and David Vuillemin. Tim Ferry came fourth, with Mike LaRocco fifth. Kawasaki’s Ezra Lusk fell at the start of the race, but managed to come from last to eventually finish sixth.

The 125cc race was won by James Stewart, who finished almost 24 seconds ahead of Matt Walker. Walker was fined for a block which sent Travis Preston into the " Finish " sign, leaving Preston to finish eleventh, with his team mate, Chris Gosselaar, finishing third..

250cc race:

1) Ricky Carmichael. 2) Chad Reed. 3) David Vuillemin. 4) Tim Ferry. 5) Mike LaRocco. 6) Ezra Lusk. 7) Michael Byrne. 8) Stephane Roncada. 9) Grant Langston. 10) Nick Wey. 11) Paul Carpenter. 12) Heath Voss. 13) Larry Ward. 14) Ivan Tedesco. 15) Sebastien Tortelli.

125cc race:

1) James Stewart. 2) Matt Walker. 3) Chris Gosselaar. 4) Andrew Short. 5) Josh Woods. 6) Billy Laninovich. 7) Steve Mertens. 8) Eric Sorby. 9) David Pingree. 10) Josh Hansen. 11) Travis Preston. 12) Turbo Reif. 13) Sean Hamblin. 14) Tyler Evans. 15) Pascal Leuret.

AMA 250cc Standings:

1) Ricky Carmichael 90. 2) Chad Reed 84. 3) Tim Ferry 74. 4) Ezra Lusk 71. 5) David Vullemin 67. 6) Sebastien Tortelli 57. 7) Mike LaRocco 56. 8) Stephane Roncada 42. 9) Michael Byrne 39. 10) Ivan Tedesco 33.

125cc Standings:

1) James Stewart 97. 2) Travis Preston 72. 2) Andrew Short 72. 4) Chris Gosselaar 65. 5) Billy Laninovich 61. 6) Matt Walker 56. 7) Danny Smith 50. 8) Eric Sorby 39. 9) Josh Hansen 36. 10) Sean Hamblin 35.