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Carmichael (250) and Preston (125) Win Houston Supercross

Kawasaki’s Ricky Carmichael rolled to his eighth straight AMA 250 Supercross victory in Houston last evening. Working his way through the pack after a mediocre start, Carmichael passed all of the top competitors within the first several laps, and then proceeded to gap the field considerably. Meanwhile, Jeremy McGrath (Yamaha) worked his way into second place and finished just ahead of Mike LaRocco (Honda)

Husqvarna’s Travis Preston won an exciting and crash-filled 125cc main event in Houston over Greg Schnell (Yamaha) and Rodrig Thain (Suzuki). Houston was a return to the West Coast 125cc series, which is led by Yamaha’s Ernesto Fonseca. Fonseca stalled his four-stroke YZ250F and finished the race in sixth position.

Carmichael now has a substantial 32 point lead over second place McGrath in the 250cc championship series.

125 West Final Race Results (Top 10)

1.	Travis Preston		#40	HUSQVARNA
2.	Greg Schnell		#30	YAMAHA
3.	Rodrig Thain		#32	SUZUKI
4.	Grant Langston		#111	KTM
5.	Ivan Tedesco		#42	HONDA
6.	Ernesto Fonseca		#25	YAMAHA
7.	Keith Johnson		#52	YAMAHA
8.	Jason McCormick		#48	SUZUKI
9.	Justin Buckelew		#38	YAMAHA
10.	Steve Boniface		#531	HONDA

250 Final Race Results (Top 10)

1.	Ricky Carmichael	#4	KAWASAKI
2.	Jeremy McGrath		#1	YAMAHA
3.	Mike LaRocco		#5	HONDA
4.	Ezra Lusk		#11	HONDA
5.	Kevin Windham		#14	SUZUKI
6.	Tim Ferry		#15	YAMAHA
7.	Sebastien Tortelli	#13	HONDA
8.	Damon Huffman		#20	YAMAHA
9.	Heath Voss		#26	HONDA
10.	Michael Byrne		#990	KAWASAKI

125 West Points Standing (Top 10)

1.	Ernesto Fonseca		(#25	YAMAHA)		123 pts.
2.	Justin Buckelew		(#38	YAMAHA)		103 pts.
3.	Rodrig Thain		(#32	SUZUKI)		101 pts.
4.	Danny Smith		(#29	SUZUKI)		92 pts.
5.	Ivan Tedesco		(#42	HONDA)		88 pts.
6.	Grant Langston		(#111	KTM)		88 pts.
7.	David Pingree		(#46	KTM)		84 pts.
8.	Jiri Dostal		(#717	HONDA)		62 pts.
9.	Travis Preston		(#40	HUSQVARNA)	62 pts.
10.	Greg Schnell		(#30	YAMAHA)		52 pts.

250 Points Standing (Top 10)

1.	Ricky Carmichael	(#4	KAWASAKI)	267 pts.
2.	Jeremy McGrath		(#1	YAMAHA)		235 pts.
3.	Mike LaRocco		(#5	HONDA)		211 pts.
4.	Kevin Windham		(#14	SUZUKI)		179 pts.
5.	Ezra Lusk		(#11	HONDA)		174 pts.
6.	David Vuillemin		(#934	YAMAHA)		135 pts.
7.	Tim Ferry		(#15	YAMAHA)		132 pts.
8.	Sebastien Tortelli	(#13	HONDA)		108 pts.
9.	Stephane Roncada	(#21	KAWASAKI)	108 pts.
10.	Michael Byrne		(#71	KAWASAKI)	82 pts.