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McGrath (Yawn) Takes 250 Win in Atlanta, With Roncada Repeating as 125 Victor

If this is beginning to sound like a broken record, it’s not my fault. Blame Jeremy McGrath. McGrath (Yamaha), with another excellent start, pulled away to victory again tonight (his sixth of the season) in the AMA 250 Supercross event in Atlanta, Georgia. David Vuillemin (Yamaha) kept McGrath honest until two-thirds through the event, and even gained on McGrath up to that point, but McGrath then pulled away and cruised to a ten second victory over Vuillemin in second, with Kawasaki’s Ricky Carmichael in third.

Stephane Roncada (Yamaha) duplicated his victory of last week by dominating the Atlanta 125cc final after early leader Ernesto Fonseca (Yamaha) crashed. Roncada was joined on the podium by Honda’s Brock Sellards and Kawasaki’s Nick Wey. Fonseca ultimately finished in fourth place.

McGrath’s lead in the 250 points race is now quite substantial, at 25 over second place David Vuillemin. Honda’s Brock Sellards has a two point lead over Yamaha’s Stephane Roncada in the 125cc East Coast contest.

125cc Main Event Results

  1. Stephane Roncada (#26 – Yamaha)
  2. Brock Sellards (#18 – Honda)
  3. Nicholas Wey (#23 – Kawasaki)
  4. Ernesto Fonseca (#1 – Yamaha)
  5. Travis Pastrana (#199 – Suzuki)
  6. Matt Shue (#201 – Suzuki)
  7. Kelly Smith (#41 – KTM)
  8. Branden Jesseman (#44 – Suzuki)
  9. Mark Burkhart (#188 – KTM)
  10. Michael Brandes (#27 – Honda)

125cc East Points Standings

  1. Brock Sellards (66 pts.) (Honda)
  2. Stephane Roncada (64 pts.) (Yamaha)
  3. Travis Pastrana (52 pts.) (Suzuki)
  4. Nicholas Wey (52 pts.) (Kawasaki)
  5. Michael Brandes (51 pts.) (Honda)
  6. Ernesto Fonseca (51 pts.) (Yamaha)
  7. Tyler Evans (40 pts.) (Suzuki)
  8. Kelly Smith (37 pts.) (KTM)
  9. Branden Jesseman (31 pts.) (Suzuki)
  10. Nathan Ramsey (29 pts.) (Kawasaki)

250cc Main Event Results

  1. Jeremy McGrath (#1 – Yamaha)
  2. David Vuillemin (#934 – Yamaha)
  3. Ricky Carmichael (#4 – Kawasaki)
  4. Mike LaRocco (#5 – Honda)
  5. Sebastien Tortelli (#21 – Honda)
  6. Kevin Windham (#14 – Honda)
  7. John Dowd (#16 – Kawasaki)
  8. Larry Ward (#10 – Kawasaki)
  9. Damon Huffman (#20 – Suzuki)
  10. Timmy Ferry (#15 – Yamaha)

250cc Points Standings

  1. Jeremy McGrath (190 pts.) (Yamaha)
  2. David Vuillemin (165 pts.) (Yamaha)
  3. Mike LaRocco (152 pts.) (Honda)
  4. Ricky Carmichael (133 pts.) (Kawasaki)
  5. Kevin Windham (125 pts.) (Honda)
  6. Sebastien Tortelli (121 pts.) (Honda)
  7. Damon Huffman (104 pts.) (Suzuki)
  8. Timmy Ferry (92 pts.) (Yamaha)
  9. Greg Albertyn (92 pts.) (Suzuki)
  10. John Dowd (91 pts.) (Kawasaki)