Last round of the AMA Nationals Cancelled - News - Dirt Rider

The following is a press release from the AMA -PICKERINGTON, Ohio (Sept. 2, 2003) - The final round of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championship, scheduled to be held at Kenworthy's Motocross Park in Troy, Ohio on September 6-7, has been cancelled due to heavy rains and flooding in the area. The event will not be rescheduled.Championship standings will be determined by points earned through round 11 at Steel City Raceway in Delmont, Pennsylvania. Team Honda's Ricky Carmichael has been crowned the 250-class champion and Red Bull/KTM's Grant Langston is the 125 champion.Ironically, the Kenworthy round was originally scheduled for July 12-13 and had to be rescheduled for September due to rains and flooding that damaged the facility at that time. Owner Don Kenworthy and his crew worked hard to get the facility back in shape. This latest storm, and resulting cancellation, adds an unfortunate twist to the situation.AMA Pro Racing's Duke Finch said the decision to end the series under these circumstances was particularly difficult. "We wish the series didn't have to end on this note," said Finch. "We explored a second postponement for the Kenworthy round but that's just not realistic at this time. The teams and riders are preparing for the U.S. Open, the Motocross des Nations and off-season testing. Waiting for the flood waters to recede and then for the facility to be restored again is just not possible. Regrettably, we had to make this tough call."The top 10 final championship standings are as follows:250 Motocross final points:
1. - 529 - Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL
2. - 460 - Kevin Windham, Centreville, MS
3. - 398 - Chad Reed, Menifee, CA
4. - 376 - Tim Ferry, Largo, FL
5. - 327 - Mike LaRocco, South Bend, IN
6. - 283 - David Vuillemin, Murrieta, CA
7. - 269 - Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, GA
8. - 241 - Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, CA
9. - 204 - Larry Ward, Florence, SC
10. - 190 - John Dowd, Ludlow, MA
125 Motocross final points:
1. - 380 - Grant Langston, Temecula, CA
2. - 373 - Ryan Hughes, Temecula, CA
3. - 350 - James Stewart, Haines City, FL
4. - 271 - Michael Brown, Johnson City, TN
5. - 269 - Michael Byrne, Lake Elsinore, CA
6. - 269 - Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, OH
7. - 222 - Craig Anderson, Riverside, CA
8. - 193 - Ivan Tedesco, Sherrodsville, OH
9. - 190 - Kelly Smith, Ludington, MI
10. - 173 - Christopher Gosselaar, Victorville, CA