Team Makita Suzuki's Carmichael Wins Red Bud Motocross - Dirt Rider Magazine

Team Makita Suzuki's Carmichael WinsFinal Red Bud MotocrossRound 5 - AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Series
Buchanan, MI
Red Bud Track & TrailJune 30 - July 1, 2007Team Makita Suzuki Racing's Ricky Carmichael captured his 101st AMA motocross victory and his149th combined AMA motocross/supercross win at Red Bud Track & Trail in Buchanan, MI, thisweekend. The 15-time AMA Champion picked up the overall Red Bud victory after finishing secondplace in the first 30-minute moto and winning the second moto of the day. Teammate Ivan Tedescofinished 13th overall in the premier class after finishing 13th in the first moto and 12th in the second.Carmichael, who is running an abbreviated racing schedule in 2007, is tentatively slated to race nextat Spring Creek MX Park in Millville, MN, in August.Ricky Carmichael:
"I tell you what, the fans got their money's worth this weekend. What made this race for me this weekendwas getting into the lead with two laps to go. That was really special for me. I had good luck on my sideand I'm really happy with the way I rode. It was a good race today... It was fun but it's also been a littlefrustrating. James (Stewart) is riding good and it took me a little while to get going. I know my road iscoming to an end and I'd like to get as many wins as I can... I thought this weekend would have gone alot smoother but James really stepped it up. But I'm super-pumped to get the win even though (Stewart'scrash in the second moto) isn't the way I wanted to get it."Ivan Tedesco:
"This is only my second race after being hurt so I'm still trying to get back on my game. I'm happy with myendurance, though, I just need to work on my speed. Right now, I'm just glad to be healthy and racingagain. It's important to recognize my weaknesses and try to improve in those areas. Now, I just want to getmy Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 on the podium as much as possible."In the Motocross Lites class, Team Makita Suzuki Racing's Ryan Dungey crashed during Saturdayafternoon's qualifying sessions and decided to sit out this weekend's race. He is expected to race thenext round at Unadilla later this month.Ryan Dungey:
"I probably could have raced on Sunday but I wasn't 100 percent sure. So, I decided to err on theside of caution. I'd rather be safe than sorry and come back strong for Unadilla."Team Makita Suzuki Racing will race next at Unadilla Valley Sports Center in New Berlin, NY, theweekend of July 14 - 15, 2007.Ricky Carmichael, Team Makita Suzuki Racing RM-Z450, #4
2nd Place - Moto 1, 1st Place - Moto 2
1st Place - Red Bud Overall
1st Place -- Overall Championship Points StandingsIvan Tedesco, Team Makita Suzuki Racing RM-Z450, #9
13th Place - Moto 1, 12th Place - Moto 2
13th Place - Red Bud Overall
14th Place -- Overall Championship Points StandingsRyan Dungey, Team Makita Suzuki Racing RM-Z250, #62
DNS - Moto 1, DNS - Moto 2
DNS - Red Bud Overall
5th Place - Overall Championship Points StandingsAMA Toyota Motocross Top 10 Finishers:
1. Ricky Carmichael, Team Makita Suzuki Racing
2. James Stewart, Kawasaki
3. Mike Alessi, KTM
4. Tim Ferry, Kawasaki
5. Andrew Short, Honda
6. Grant Langston, Yamaha
7. Jeff Alessi, KTM
8. Kevin Windham, Honda
9. David Vuillemin, Honda
10. Michael Byrne, Rockstar SuzukiAMA Toyota Motocross Lites Top 10 Finishers:
1. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
2. Ben Townley, Kawasaki
3. Josh Grant, Honda
4. Jason Lawrence, Yamaha
5. Jake Weimer, Honda
6. Thomas Hahn, Honda
7. Ryan Morais, Yamaha