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Carmichael takes sixth AMA win of the season

Published: 01 March 2003

Honda’s Ricky Carmichael continued his winning streak with his sixth AMA 250cc Supercross victory of the year at Saturday’s round in Indianapolis.

He led the race from the first lap and claimed an emphatic third consecutive victory. Yamaha’s David Vuillemin and Chad Reed took second and third places. Ernesto Fonseca took fourth for Honda, with Sean Hamblin in fifth. Ezra Lusk dropped out of the top ten after a crash, which leaves him in fifth place in the championship. Mike LaRocco missed his home round due to a recurring shoulder injury. Travis Preston, who led the race during the first lap, eventually finished in tenth place.

In the 125cc event, Brandon Jesseman took the win and the 125cc Supercross East championship lead. He was able to pass championship rival Brock Sellards, who later fell and eventually finished in seventh. Kawasaki’s Mike Brown claimed second, with Derrick Shae Bentley third for Suzuki.

250cc Race:

1) Ricky Carmichael. 2) David Vuillemin. 3) Chad Reed. 4) Ernesto Fonseca. 5) Sean D Hamblin. 6) Andrew T Short. 7) Heath D Voss. 8) Tim Ferry. 9) Damon Huffman. 10) Travis Preston. 11) Keith Johnson. 12) Nicholas Wey. 13) Ryan Clark. 14) Danny Smith. 15) Paul Carpenter. 16) Tyler Evans. 17) Larry Ward. 18) Greg Schnell. 19) Clark Stiles. 20) Ezra Lusk.

125cc Race:

1) Brandon Jesseman. 2) Michael Brown. 3) Derrick Shae Bentley. 4) Brett Metcalfe. 5) Kelly Smith. 6) Erick Vallejo. 7) Brock Sellards. 8) Matthieu Lalloz. 9) Ryan Morais. 10) Ryan Mills. 11) Paul Currie. 12) Troy Carroll. 13) Kevin Johnson. 14) Tiger Lacey. 15) Michael Blose. 16) Steve Boniface. 17) Tyson Hadsell. 18) Joshua Summey. 19) Jeff Gibson. 20) Barry Carsten. 21) Shane Bess. 22) Scott Metz.

AMA 250cc Championship Standings:

1) Ricky Carmichael 210. 2) Chad Reed 188. 3) David Vuillemin 169. 4) Tim Ferry 143. 5) Ezra Lusk 123. 6) Ernesto Fonseca 95. 7) Nicholas Wey 92. 8) Heath Voss 89. 9) Michael Byrne 75. 10) Mike LaRocco 73.

AMA 125cc East Championship Standings:

1) Branden Jesseman 70. 2) Michael Brown 62. 3) Brock Sellards 61. 4) Kelly Smith 45. 5) Erick Vallejo 41. 6) Michael Byrne 36. 7) Matthieu Lalloz 35. 8) Brett Metcalfe 34. 9) Ryan Mills 32. 10) Steve Boniface 30.

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