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Carmichael takes title lead with third Daytona win

Published: 11 March 2002

Ricky Carmichael made it three in a row in AMA supercross when he won the Daytona event on his home track.

It was also his third Daytona win on the trot. David Vuillemin, who was leading the championship before Daytona, was unable to race after crashing during a photo shoot. He has injured his shoulder and may require surgery.

Another Florida rider, Tim Ferry, made a successful return to the series by finishing second. Ezra Lusk was third.

Results and standings

250 Main Event results:

1. Ricky Carmichael - HON

2. Tim Ferry - YAM

3. Ezra Lusk - KAW

4. Sebastien Tortelli - HON

5. Jeremy McGrath - YAM

6. Nate Ramsey - HON

7. Ernesto Fonseca - HON

8. Nick Wey - YAM

9. Damon Huffman - SUZ

10. Heath Voss - HON

125 East Main Event results:

1. Chad Reed - YAM

2. Mike Brown - KAW

3. Grant Langston - KTM

4. Branden Jesseman - SUZ

5. Josh Woods - SUZ

6. Greg Schnell - YAM

7. John Dowd - KTM

8. Andy Short - SUZ

9. Buddy Antunez - SUZ

10. Ryan Clark - YAM

250 Point Standings:

1. Ricky Carmichael - 184

2. David Vuillemin - 179

3. Ezra Lusk - 132

4. Stephane Roncada - 126

5. Jeremy McGrath - 126

6. Mike LaRocco - 120

7. Nate Ramsey - 102

8. Travis Pastrana - 96

9. Ernesto Fonseca - 95

10. Damon Huffman - 94

125 East Point Standings:

1. Chad Reed - 100

2. Mike Brown - 84

3. Steve Boniface - 62

4. Buddy Antunez - 59

5. Kelly Smith - 50

6. Larry Ward - 48

7. John Dowd - 47

8. Grant Langston - 47

9. Branden Jesseman - 46

10. Greg Schnell - 45

NEXT EVENT: March 16. New Orleans

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