Dirt Bike News - Reed Takes Pontiac, Langston Takes 125 East Championship - Dirt Rider Magazine

Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his fourth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at the Silverdome in front of 51,142 fans. Kawasaki's Grant Langston, of Murrieta, Calif., won his first-ever 125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series championship. Runner-up Josh Hansen, of Elbert, Colo., won tonight's 125cc main event, earning his second victory of the season.Honda's Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., won the $1,500 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award. On lap one Windham led Yamaha's Heath Voss, Reed, Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael and Kawasaki's James Stewart. Carmichael moved into second place on lap two and two laps later Stewart crashed, removing himself from the heated battle. Reed worked his way past Carmichael on lap 12 and passed Windham for the lead on lap 16. Carmichael finished second after passing Windham on lap 17."That was a great race tonight," said Reed. "I was a little tight at the start and started to get into the groove as the race progressed. This was seriously one of the best races of my career and I am happy to leave with a big win.""I tried hard but it wasn't enough," said Carmichael afterward. "I'm happy overall because everything has been going really well and I'm in a better position than I thought I would be at this point in the year. But I have some unfinished business and these guys have stepped it up to give a last-minute surge. Now it's up to me to surge back. I don't want to just cruise around out there and protect the championship. I belong up front."125cc ClassLudington, Mich., native Kelly Smith earned the $1,000 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award. Langston was in eighth on lap one and finished fourth in the main event. In season points standings, Langston and Hansen tied with 143 points, but the championship goes to Langston based off his three overall wins to Hansen's two. Suzuki's Davi Millsaps finished second and Honda's Joaquim Rodrigues, third."This was an amazing season for me," said Langston. "Winning the 125cc Supercross Championship is a milestone in my career."The Next race takes place at Seattle's Qwest Field Saturday, April 16. Tonight's race airs on ESPN2 tomorrow April 10 at 5:00 p.m. EST.250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results 1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
2. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki
3. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
4. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki
5. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda
6. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
7. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha
8. Travis Preston Hesperia, Calif., Honda
9. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Yamaha
10. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
11. Tyler D Evans, Corona, CA, Suzuki
12. Kyle Lewis, Henderson, NV, Honda
13. Jason W. Thomas, Melrose, FL, Honda
14. Ryan D Clark, Waddell, AZ, Yamaha
15. Damon W Huffman, Valencia, CA, Honda250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings 1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 305
2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 277
3. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda, 224
4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 213
5. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 196
6. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 171
7. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 164
8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 122
9. Tyler Evans, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 106
10. Michael Byrne, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 103125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results 1. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., KTM
2. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki
3. Joaquim Rodrigues, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
4. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
5. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
6. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha
7. Justin Buckelew, Riverside, Calif., Honda
8. Branden Jesseman, De Witt, Iowa, Suzuki
9. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda
10. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings
1. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 143
2. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., KTM, 143
3. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki, 137
4. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 97
5. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 96
6. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Honda, 78
7. Matt Walker, McDonough, Ga., Kawasaki, 77
8. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 71
9. Joaquim Rodrigues, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 65
10. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 64

"I don't want to just cruise around and protect the Championship. I belong up front," said RC.
Reed closes on Windham after picking off Carmichael.
"This was one of the best races of my career," said Reed, "I'm happy to leave with a big win."