THQ Supercross Notes Package, Anaheim 2
LapsLed After 2 Rounds
125ccLaps Led After Phoenix
$1,500SXGP.com Holeshot Award (250cc)
SebastienTortelli (Geneva, Switzerland and Arnhem, Holland):$3,000
MikeBrown (Anaheim 1): $1,500
ChadReed (Phoenix): $1,500
$1,000SXGP.com Holeshot Award (125cc)
ChristopherGosselaar (Anaheim 1)$1,000
CraigAnderson (Phoenix) $1,000
NissanFrontier Top Privateer Points Leader:
Nissanwill give the top-finishing privateer a Nissan Frontier at the end of theseason.
Kawasaki'sEzra Lusk, of Bainbridge, Ga., won his first 250cc THQ Supercross since '99 infront of 48, 445 fans at Bank One Ballpark. Team Kawasaki's James Stewart wonhis first 125cc Western Regional Supercross of the season.
125ccWestern Regional Supercross Results, Phoenix
1.James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
2.Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda
3.Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Suzuki
4. SeanHamblin, Sun City, Calif., Suzuki
5.Kevin Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha
6.Craig Anderson, Australia, Yamaha
7. ErickSorby, France, Kawasaki
8.Steve Mertens, Sonoma, Calif., Yamaha
9.Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki
10.Billy Laninovich, Escondido, Calif., KTM
125ccWestern Regional Supercross Season Standings, After Phoenix
1.Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 47
2.James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 47
3.Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Suzuki, 36
4.Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 32
5.Kevin Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 27
6.Christopher Gosselaar, Corona, Calif., Honda, 27
7.Craig Anderson, Australia, Yamaha, 27
8.Billy Laninovich, Escondido, Calif., KTM, 26
9. MattWalker, McRae, Ga., Kawasaki, 21
10.SeanHamblin, Sun City, Calif., Suzuki, 18
250ccTHQ Supercross Event Results, Phoenix
1. EzraLusk, Bainbridge, Ga., Kawasaki
2. ChadReed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha
3. TimFerry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
4.Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Honda
5.David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha
6.Sebastien Tortelli, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki
7. MikeLaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda
8.Ernesto Fonseca, Canyon lake, Calif., Honda
9. IvanTedesco, Albuquerque, N.M., Kawasaki
10.Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha
11.Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha
12.Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha
13.Stephan Roncada, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki
250ccTHQ Supercross Series Season Standings, After Phoenix
1. ChadReed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 47
2. TimFerry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 40
3.Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Honda, 40
4. EzraLusk, Bainbridge, Ga., Kawasaki, 38
5.David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 34
6.Sebastien Tortelli, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 31
7.Ernesto Fonseca, Canyon Lake, Calif., Honda, 28
8. IvanTedesco, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 21
9.Stephane Roncada, Menifee, Calif., Suzuki, 19
10.Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 14
250ccTHQ World Supercross GP Season Standings
1. ChadReed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 91
2.David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 87
3. TimFerry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 81
4.Sebastien Tortelli, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 70
5. MikeLaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda, 62
6.Grant Langston, Lake Elsinore, Calif., KTM, 60
7.Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha 47
8. RyanClark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 47
9.Damon Huffman, Canyon Country, Calif., Honda, 37
10.JeremyMcGrath, Encinitas, Calif., KTM 29
Round1, Geneva, Switzerland 5th
Round2, Arnhem, Holland 1st
Round3, Anaheim, CA 1st
Round4, Phoenix, AZ 2nd
Round1, Geneva, Switzerland 2nd
Round2, Arnhem, Holland 6th
Round3, Anaheim, CA 3rd
Round4, Phoenix, AZ 3rd
Round3, Anaheim, CA 2nd
Round4, Phoenix, AZ 4th
Round3, Anaheim, CA 8th
Round4, Phoenix, AZ 1st
Round1, Geneva, Switzerland 1st
Round2, Arnhem, Holland 2nd
Round3, Anaheim, CA 4th
Round4, Phoenix, AZ 5th
Round1, Geneva Switzerland 4th
Round2, Arnhem, Holland 5th
Round3, Anaheim, CA 5th
Round4, Phoenix, AZ 6th
Round3, Anaheim, CA 6th
Round4, Phoenix, AZ 8th
Round3, Anaheim, CA 12th
Round4, Phoenix, AZ 9th
Round3, Anaheim, CA 10th
Round4, Phoenix, AZ 13th
Round1, Geneva, Switzerland 11th
Round2, Arnhem, Holland 13th
Round3, Anaheim, CA 7th
Round4, Phoenix, AZ 16th
PressConference quotes from Phoenix:
DannySmith: "Things have been going wellfor me in the last few weeks. I just got off to a couple of slow starts sofar. It's killing me if these guys getout front because get out front and they have a really good pace. I need to beout there in the first lap a little quicker. I have been sticking to the sameprogram. I had a pretty good off season with no injuries and I am in prettygood shape."
TravisPreston: "If you don't get up front fast someone is going to pull awaysome I had to make something happen quick. I was looking for a place to get byMatt Walker. He was going good in the whoops, he was taking all the fast linesand protecting his inside. Actually in the section I got by him I made amistake and then he jumped so high on the triple I doubled and kept it low andjumped to the inside and it worked out pretty good. He went down, and that's racing. I hope we can leave everythingon the track."
JamesStewart: "The first couple laps were crazy out there. I didn't get thatgreat a start. It sucks because I havebeen working on my starts all week. In the first lap I almost looped itout. I just tried to keep it up in thebeginning and once I got around Matt I just rode my own race and pulledaway. On this track you had to bumpsomebody to pass them. I made a coupleof mistakes when Travis was behind me and I had to worry about trying to passMatt and having him behind me. A coupletimes I was running the inside and jumping high on the triples and coming upshort just so he wouldn't put a block pass on me. I didn't get excited thereare 15 laps. This year I am a littlebit smarter."
"Thatwas just something different. I triedto motivate myself so I could go out there and break dance. I planned it outlast week I was practicing before the race, and I didn't get to do it.
TimFerry: "I spent two days in thehospital here last year, with a bruised lung. The year before I messed my neck up and spent the night in the hospitalso I am really happy to be on the podium.
It wasa good race for me, I felt really strong the whole time. Last week I was a littlebit weak about halfway on. This was definitely a good race for me.
Since Iride the 4-stroke people have labeled me as an outdoor rider. I am trying tochange that. My goal for this offseason was to become a better supercross rider. To be the best I think you haveto be the best at supercross. Outdoors is secondary almost. I felt a lot betterin practice here. This track is a lotlike my track in Florida. I think I have the speed to win.
ChadReed: "During the heat race Ezra was riding really good. He got me acouple of times. When you are is secondyou find some lines. He rode a great race. I got a little bit of a gap and kindof ran right into the back of Ryan Clark. It was a good race. It's a long championship.
Whenyou want to win and everyone is running the same kind of speed, you need topass. Ezra put two aggressive passes on me this weekend. I know what to expectfrom him now. It's going to begreat. It's going to be a long season.
Therewas a lot of talk last week. Everyonesaid he (RC) crashed and I had an easy race. In practice he was following meand I thought we might as well do some training while we were here. We prettymuch went at it both practices. It wasa lot of fun. It's a bummer he crashed tonight. He got a good start, he was in third."
EzraLusk: "I don't know if it has sunk in yet. It was fun. This whole weekendhas been a lot of fun. I just kind ofjumped into it right off the bat and tried to run with Ricky and Chad.
"Iguess my thoughts of my wife having a baby got my thoughts off everything else.Bubba has bet me that my baby is black. He won't be at the next race if that istrue."
"Thiswhole aggressive racing deal everyone has been talking about, I have been doingthis a long time, and aggressive racing has been for years.
"Inever thought that I couldn't when a race, I just kept trying."
HILLSDALE, Mich., (Feb. 28, 2013) – Cobra
HILLSDALE, Mich., (Feb. 28, 2013) – Cobra
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