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Carmichael (250) and Pastrana (125) Take Indianapolis Supercross

Kawasaki’s Ricky Carmichael became the first rider (other than Jeremy McGrath) in the McGrath era (since 1993) to win three consecutive 250 supercross races, by taking the holeshot at Indianapolis last night and never looking back. McGrath had a decent start, but struggled to get around Yamaha’s Tim Ferry and into second place. By then, Carmichael had pretty much checked out, and Carmichael continued to pull another four seconds on McGrath during the remainder of the race. Carmichael ultimately won by twelve seconds over second place McGrath (Yamaha) and third place Ezra Lusk (Honda). Honda’s Sebastien Tortelli rode a surprisingly strong race to finish fourth just behind Lusk.

Suzuki’s Travis Pastrana won the first East Coast 125cc race of the year over Natham Ramsay who was aboard a Yamaha YZ250F.

Carmichael stretches his 250cc points lead to six over McGrath. Pastrana, of course, takes the initial 125cc East Coast points lead.

125 East Final Race Results (Top 10)

1.	Travis Pastrana		#199	SUZUKI
2.	Nathan Ramsey		#28	YAMAHA
3.	Michael Brown		#100	KAWASAKI
4.	Nick Wey		#23	YAMAHA
5.	Kelly Smith		#35	KTM
6.	Greg Schnell		#30	YAMAHA
7.	Brock Sellards		#18	KTM
8.	Travis Elliott		#61	HONDA
9.	Chris Gosselaar		#51	HUSQVARNA
10.	Bobby Bonds		#129	KAWASAKI

250 Final Race Results (Top 10)

1.	Ricky Carmichael	#4	KAWASAKI
2.	Jeremy McGrath		#1	YAMAHA
3.	Ezra Lusk		#11	HONDA
4.	Sebastien Tortelli	#13	HONDA
5.	Tim Ferry		#15	YAMAHA
6.	Mike LaRocco		#5	HONDA
7.	Kevin Windham		#14	SUZUKI
8.	Robbie Reynard		#17	YAMAHA
9.	Stephane Roncada	#21	KAWASAKI
10.	David Vuillemin		#934	YAMAHA

125 East Points Standing (Top 10)

1.	Travis Pastrana		(#199	SUZUKI)		25 pts.			
2.	Nathan Ramsey		(#28	YAMAHA)		22 pts.
3.	Michael Brown		(#100	KAWASAKI)	20 pts.
4.	Nick Wey		(#23	YAMAHA)		18 pts.
5.	Kelly Smith		(#35	KTM)		16 pts.
6.	Brock Sellards		(#18	KTM)		14 pts.
7.	Travis Elliott		(#61	HONDA)		13 pts.
8.	Chris Gosselaar		(#51	HUSQVARNA)	12 pts.	
9.	Bobby Bonds		(#129	KAWASAKI)	11 pts.
10.	Billy Payne		(#50	HONDA)		10 pts.

250 Points Standing (Top 10)

1.	Ricky Carmichael	(#4	KAWASAKI)	142 pts.
2.	Jeremy McGrath		(#1	YAMAHA)		136 pts.
3.	Mike LaRocco		(#5	HONDA)		111 pts.
4.	Kevin Windham		(#14	SUZUKI)		97 pts.
5.	Ezra Lusk		(#11	HONDA)		88 pts.
6.	David Vuillemin		(#934	YAMAHA)		85 pts.
7.	Stephane Roncada	(#21	KAWASAKI)	77 pts.
8.	Nicholas Wey		(#23	YAMAHA)		62 pts.
9.	Tim Ferry		(#15	YAMAHA)		58 pts.
10.	Sebastien Tortelli	(#13	HONDA)		55 pts.