Team Makita Suzuki's Carmichael Wins100th MX & Tedesco Returns At Budds Creek - Dirt Rider Magazine

Team Makita Suzuki's Carmichael Wins100th MX & Tedesco Returns at Budds Creek****Makita Suzuki teammate Dungey in top-five in MX Lites
Round 4 - AMA Toyota Motocross Championship SeriesMechanicsville, MD
Budds Creek Motocross Park
June 16 - 17, 2007This weekend's AMA Toyota Motocross at Budds Creek was a significant one for Team Makita SuzukiRacing in that 15-time AMA Champion Ricky Carmichael carded his 100th motocross win, while histeammate Ivan Tedesco successfully returned to racing after missing the first three rounds due toinjury. For Carmichael, who finished second in the first 30-minute moto and first in the second mototo take the overall win, this result also marks his 148th career victory. Teammate Tedesco eased intothe weekend, taking 12th place in the first moto and sixth in the second, to bring home a ninth-placeoverall finish.Ricky Carmichael:
"(Getting my 100th motocross win) is pretty amazing. I was telling (mechanic Mike Gosselaar) Goose, in '04I got my 100th win of combined (motocross and Supercross), and to think that I've won 100 Nationals isamazing. (Stephan) Everts has done the same thing in GPs, so it can be done. This guy on my left (JamesStewart) is well on his way. It's amazing. I never set out to do anything like that, it just comes. You put yourhead down and you take every weekend one for one, and the next thing you know that's how many winsyou have."Ivan Tedesco:
"Coming back after missing three rounds is tough, but I needed to start somewhere so I could see where Iwas. It felt good to be back racing my Makita Suzuki RM-Z450 and now I know what I need to work on.My performance in the first moto wasn't very good. I got a bad start and the track was tough to pass onand I just couldn't make anything happen. In the second moto, I rode a lot better and got a better start.My endurance was good, now I just need to work on my speed at the beginning of the motos. As far as therest of the season goes, I am just glad to be racing again and to recognize my weaknesses. I have two weeksbefore Red Bud to improve, so I think I will be a lot better there. My goal for the rest of the season is 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 put in an impressive rideon his Makita Suzuki RM-Z250 as he battled fiercely for a podium position. Although the 17-year-oldrider fell a tad short of the podium, he still brought home strong fifth- and fourth-place moto finishesfor a noteworthy fourth-place overall result. With this finish, Dungey remains in third-place overall inthe MX Lites championship points standings.Ryan Dungey:
"This weekend went pretty good. I had a few good battles here and there and I'm happy with theway that I rode. In the second moto, in particular, I had a good three-way battle for third place thatlasted for about 27 minutes. Overall, the Makita Suzuki RM-Z250 is running really great and I'm reallyhappy with the bike. The whole team is doing a great job. We've got a weekend off and we're goingto practice some to get ready for Red Bud. I've raced there before and I love that track; it's really fun."Team Makita Suzuki Racing will race next at Red Bud Track `N' Trail in Buchanan, MI, the weekend ofJune 30 - July 1, 2007.Ricky Carmichael, Team Makita Suzuki Racing RM-Z450, #4
2nd Place - Moto 1, 1st Place - Moto 2
1st Place - Budds Creek Overall
1st Place -- Overall Championship Points Standings****Ivan Tedesco, Team Makita Suzuki Racing RM-Z450, #9
12th Place - Moto 1, 6th Place - Moto 2
9th Place - Budds Creek Overall
22th Place -- Overall Championship Points Standings****Ryan Dungey, Team Makita Suzuki Racing RM-Z250, #62
5th Place - Moto 1, 4th - Moto 2
4th Place - Budds Creek Overall
3rd Place - Overall Championship Points Standings****AMA Toyota Motocross Top 10 Finishers:

1. Ricky Carmichael, Team Makita Suzuki Racing
2. James Stewart, Kawasaki
3. Chad Reed, Yamaha
4. Andrew Short, Honda
5. Tim Ferry, Kawasaki
6. Mike Alessi, KTM
7. Grant Langston, Yamaha
8. Kevin Windham, Honda
9. Ivan Tedesco, Team Makita Suzuki Racing
10. Michael Byrne, Rock Star SuzukiAMA Toyota Motocross Lites Top 10 Finishers:
1. Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
2. Ben Townley, Kawasaki
3. Jason Lawrence, Yamaha
4. Ryan Dungey, Team Makita Suzuki Racing
5. Josh Grant, Honda
6. Josh Hill, Yamaha
7. Jake Weimer, Honda
8. Broc Tickle, Yamaha
9. Steve Boniface, Kawasaki
10. Robert Kiniry, Kawasaki