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More at Stake Between Carmichael and Stewart Than One Might Think

After Ricky Carmichael took the overall win at the opening round of the AMA Motocross series last weekend in Sacramento, it became clear that he and James Stewart will battle like they are in a championship fight despite the fact Carmichael will only be racing a handful of rounds. What is at stake?

Clearly, Carmichael wants to leave the sport with an exclamation point on his outdoor motocross dominance, while Stewart is just as determined to show everyone that he is faster than the semi-retired Carmichael outdoors. With the crashing that occurred last weekend, it is clear that Stewart is pushing hard to beat Carmichael despite the bigger goal of staying fit and winning the championship. The battle resumes tomorrow at Mt. Morris.