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MX crash for Carmichael

Published: 20 May 2006

Updated: 24 November 2014

Ricky Carmichael had to settle for second place following a first lap crash, as he begins his final season of competitve AMA motocross.

The reigning champion took the holeshot, but lost the front end of his RM-Z450 just a couple of turns into the 30 minute first race. James Stewart won from Chad Reed, with Carmichael recovering to finish third.

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The second final saw Carmichael stay upright as he took the holeshot and converted it into a big lead, but it wasn't enough. James Stewart took second in the race and won the meeting overall. Chad Reed was third.

AMA MX series standings (after round 1):

1. James Stewart 47.

2. Ricky Carmichael 45.

3. Chad Reed 42.

4. David Vuillemin 34.

5. Travis Preston 33.

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