Carmichael and Reed take it outside

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The opening round of the AMA Nationals motorcross series witnessed Ricky Carmichael and Chad Reed switch their rivalry from indoors arenas to the fresh outdoors.

Carmichael triumphed at the first round at Glen Helen on Sunday, with first place in both Motos. The first came after a crash by early leader Kevin Windham, who had returned from a year-and-a-half sabbatical from racing. Carmichael went on to win by 15.6 seconds from Australian Chad Reed with Tim Ferry in third, both on Yamahas. Windham’s error relegated him to 14th.

Windham also led the early stages of the second race, before he was reeled in by Carmichael. This time Windham survived to take second, with Reed settling for third.

In the 125cc championship, Mike Brown won the first Moto, beating Brock Sellards and Grant Langston. Race two was a battle between Langston and Brown, with Brown eventually settling for second and the overall win. Ryan Hughes reached the final step of the podium with a third.

250cc Moto 1

1) Ricky Carmichael 2) Chad Reed 3) Tim Ferry 4) Sebastien Tortelli 5) Ezra Lusk 6) David Vuillemin 7) Mike LaRocco 8) Larry Ward 9) Ernesto Fonseca 10) John Dowd 11) Greg Albertyn 12) Joaquim Rodrigues 13) Kyle Lewis 14) Kevin Windham 15). Nick Wey 16) Keith S. Johnson 17) Craig Decker 18) Chris Wheeler 19) James Povolny 20) Bobby Bonds.

250cc Moto 2

1) Carmichael 2) Windham 3) Reed 4) Lusk 5) Ferry 6) Albertyn 7) Ward 8) LaRocco 9) Dowd 10) Wey 11) Sean Hamblin 12) Decker 13) Lewis 14) Fonseca 15) Rodrigues 16) Vuillemin 17) Reynard 18) Laughridge 19) Bonds 20) Voss.

125cc Moto 1

1) Mike Brown 2) Brock Sellards 3) Grant Langston 4) Ryan Hughes 5) Eric Sorby 6) Brett Metcalfe 7) Michael Brandes 8) Stephane Roncada 9) Steve Boniface 10) Michael Byrne 11) Troy Adams 12) Christopher Gosselaar 13) Matthieu Lalloz 14) Billy Laninovich 15) Turbo Reif 16). Jeremy Chaussee 17) Kelly Smith 18) Daryl Hurley 19) Tucker Hibbert 20) Tim Weigand.

125cc Moto 2

1) Langston 2) Brown 3) Hughes 4) Sorby 5) Brandes 6) Metcalfe 7) Gosselaar 8) Roncada 9) Laninovich 10) Boniface 11) Andrew Short 12) Ivan Tedesco 13) Steve Mertens 14) Sellards 15) Kevin Johnson 16) Hurley 17) Weigand 18) Byrne 19) Richie Owens 20) Robert Kiniry.

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