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McGrath (250) and Brandes (125) Win at Indianapolis Supercross

Jeremy McGrath (Yamaha) again got the holeshot and cruised to victory in the 250 Supercross race held in Indianapolis, Indiana this evening. McGrath was challenged early on by Honda’s Kevin Windham, who looked like he had his old speed (at least for a few laps). Windham faded badly to finish in seventh place. The 250 podium was filled out by Honda’s Mike LaRocco and Yamaha’s David Vuilliman. Kawasaki’s Ricky Carmichael finished fourth.

The long awaited all star event occurred in the 125 class this evening. Honda’s Michael Brandes, somewhat surprisingly, won the 125 event in Indianapolis. The race was filled with crashes that saw many of the favorites pushed back. Honda’s Brock Sellards finished second, with Suzuki’s Tyler Evans finishing third.

The big names in the 125 class, including Suzuki’s Travis Pastrana (fourth place), Kawasaki’s Nathan Ramsey (sixth place), and Yamaha’s Stephane Roncada (seventh place) and Ernesto Fonseca (eighth place) all had problems this evening. Pastrana, Roncada and Fonseca experienced crashes, while Ramsey had a horrible start. By the way, before Fonseca crashed his way back into the pack, he was second to Michael Brandes, but Brandes was able to hold him off (if not extend his lead). Brandes appears to have very good speed this year.

Brandes is apparently ineligible for East Coast points, having registered as a West Coast Supercross rider.

125cc Main Event Results

  1. Michael Brandes (#27 – Honda)
  2. Brock Sellards (#18 – Honda)
  3. Tyler Evans (#45 – Suzuki)
  4. Travis Pastrana (#199 – Suzuki)
  5. Nicholas Wey (#23 – Kawasaki)
  6. Nathan Ramsey (#24 – Kawasaki)
  7. Stephane Roncada (#26 – Yamaha)
  8. Ernesto Fonseca (#1 – Yamaha)
  9. Branden Jesseman (#44 – Suzuki)
  10. Kelly Smith (#41 – KTM)

125cc East Points Standings (Corrected)

  1. Brock Sellards (22 pts.) (Honda)
  2. Tyler Evans (20 pts.) (Suzuki)
  3. Travis Pastrana (18 pts.) (Suzuki)
  4. Nicholas Wey (16 pts.) (Kawasaki)
  5. Nathan Ramsey (15 pts.) (Kawasaki)
  6. Stephane Roncada (14 pts.) (Yamaha)
  7. Ernesto Fonseca (13 pts.) (Yamaha)
  8. Branden Jesseman (12 pts.) (Suzuki)
  9. Kelly Smith (11 pts.) (KTM)
  10. Matt Shue (9 pts.) (Suzuki)

250cc Main Event Results

  1. Jeremy McGrath (#1 – Yamaha)
  2. Mike LaRocco (#5 – Honda)
  3. David Vuillemin (#934 – Yamaha)
  4. Ricky Carmichael (#4 – Kawasaki)
  5. Damon Huffman (#20 – Suzuki)
  6. Timmy Ferry (#15 – Yamaha)
  7. Kevin Windham (#14 – Honda)
  8. Greg Albertyn (#7 – Suzuki)
  9. Sebastien Tortelli (#21 – Honda)
  10. Kyle Lewis (#112 – Suzuki)

250cc Points Standings

  1. Jeremy McGrath (140 pts.) (Yamaha)
  2. David Vuillemin (128 pts.) (Yamaha)
  3. Mike LaRocco (120 pts.) (Honda)
  4. Ricky Carmichael (102 pts.) (Kawasaki)
  5. Kevin Windham (94 pts.) (Honda)
  6. Sebastien Tortelli (83 pts.) (Honda)
  7. Greg Albertyn (74 pts.) (Suzuki)
  8. Timmy Ferry (72 pts.) (Yamaha)
  9. Damon Huffman (72 pts.) (Suzuki)
  10. John Dowd (65 pts.) (Kawasaki)