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Windham (250) and Carmichael (125) Taste Victory at Steel City; Brown Wins 125 Championship After Langston DNFs

We will begin with the 125 class this week because that is where all the drama was. Mike Brown (Kawasaki) won the 125 Outdoor National championship today when Grant Langston (KTM) DNF’d the second moto with three laps remaining. Langston appeared to be on his way to a sure championship when his rear wheel collapsed (he had been riding with a flat tire for some time, putting huge pressure on the wheel). Langston pulled to the side of the track and cried. This was not the end of the drama, however, as Mike Brown, now in second place in the last moto of the year, purposely slowed to finish third in the moto so that Kawasaki-mounted Ricky Carmichael could win the overall on the day and pass Mark Barnett on the all-time 125 Outdoor National wins list.

The 250 class was rather boring by comparison, with Suzuki’s Kevin Windham dominating both motos over Yamaha’s Tim Ferry (3/2) and Honda’s Mike LaRocco (2/3).

125cc Combined Race Results (Top 10)

1.	Ricky Carmichael	#4	Kawasaki	3/1
2.	Michael Brown		#100	Kawasaki	1/3
3.	Branden Jesseman	#31	Honda		7/2
4.	Ernesto Fonseca		#25	Yamaha		4/4
5.	Nate Ramsey		#28	Yamaha		5/5
6.	Brock Sellards		#18	KTM		8/6
7.	Nicholas Wey		#23	Yamaha		11/7
8.	Rodrig Thain		#32	Suzuki		6/14
9.	Grant Langston		#111	KTM		2/32
10.	Damon Huffman		#20	Yamaha		9/12
 

250cc Combined Race Results (Top 10)

1.	Kevin Windham		#14	Suzuki		1/1
2.	Tim Ferry		#15	Yamaha		3/2
3.	Mike LaRocco		#5	Honda		2/3
4.	David Vuillemin		#934	Yamaha		5/4
5.	John Dowd		#16	KTM		7/5
6.	Steve Lamson		#6	Husqvarna	9/6
7.	Stephane Roncada	#21	Kawasaki	4/12
8.	Travis Preston		#40	Husqvarna	8/8
9.	Clark Stiles		#93	KTM		10/9
10.	Kyle Lewis		#24	Yamaha		12/10

125cc Overall Points Standings (Top 10)

1.	Michael Brown		#100	Kawasaki	458 pts.
2.	Grant Langston		#111	KTM		444 pts.
3.	Ernesto Fonseca		#25	Yamaha		335 pts.
4.	Larry Ward		#10	Yamaha		332 pts.
5.	Brock Sellards		#18	KTM		312 pts.
6.	Travis Pastrana		#1	Suzuki		311 pts.
7.	Nathan Ramsey		#28	Yamaha		249 pts.
8.	Rodrig Thain		#32	Suzuki		223 pts.
9.	Branden Jesseman	#31	Honda		207 pts.
10.	Scott Sheak		#105	Honda		201 pts.

250cc Overall Points Standings (Top 10)

1.	Ricky Carmichael	#4	Kawasaki	490 pts.
2.	Kevin Windham		#14	Suzuki		482 pts.
3.	Tim Ferry		#15	Yamaha		439 pts.
4.	Mike LaRocco		#5	Honda		411 pts.
5.	David Vuillemin		#934	Yamaha		346 pts.
6.	Sebastien Tortelli	#13	Honda		339 pts.
7.	John Dowd		#16	KTM		326 pts.
8.	Stephane Roncada	#21	Kawasaki	305 pts.
9.	Kyle Lewis		#130	Yamaha		228 pts.
10.	Robbie Reynard		#17	Yamaha		227 pts.