The fans who showed up at tonight’s AMA Supercross race at the QWest Field in Seattle, Washington in spite of the rainy weather were treated to an incredible demonstration of speed by defending champion Chad Reed (Yamaha). Reed went down in the first corner and remounted dead last, but was able to slice through the field and finished the race in fourth, just more than a second behind Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael.
Carmichael was pushed down to the last step on the podium by Kevin Windham (Honda), who made the pass for second place with just two laps left in the main. Well clear of the Windham/Carmichael battle was race winner James Stewart (Kawasaki), who led every lap and crossed the line more than six seconds ahead of Windham.
In the 125cc race it was KTM’s Nathan Ramsey who took the win, leading Andrew Short (Honda) by more than six seconds at the finish. Kawasaki’s Ivan Tedesco clinched the 125cc West Coast Championship with his third-place finish tonight.
Ricky Carmichael still maintains a solid lead over Chad Reed in the 250cc points – Carmichael has 325 points to Reed’s 295 with two rounds left in the series.
For additional details, results and points, visit the official World Supercross GP site here.