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Carmichael Closing in on Second Straight 250 Supercross Crown

How dominant is Honda’s Ricky Carmichael in 250 Supercross? After starting this season with a DNF and a concussion, and several rounds with a fuzzy head (and injured hand) thereafter, Carmichael is now dominating the series and nearly a full race (25 points) ahead in the championship.

With just three rounds remaining, Carmichael can put it on cruise control (but he won’t, of course . . . he doesn’t know how). Right now, there isn’t a rider, indoors or outdoors, who can challenge Carmichael in the United States (at least in the course of a championship season). His charge from 18th place last night in Pontiac (after what looked like a horrendous crash), to a second place finish only underscores his determination and superiority as a rider.

Frankly, if Travis Pastrana’s health problems prevent him from reaching his potential in the 250 class, we may have to wait for Chad Reed (next year) and Bubba Stewart (probably, in two years) to line up against, and threaten, Carmichael.