Carmichael Extends Streak, Pastrana Takes Title

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
In Pontiac, Michigan, Team Kawasaki's Ricky Carmichael won his eleventh consecutive main event while, in 125 action, team Suzuki's Travis Pastrana secured the 125 East Coast Supercross title with a second place finish behind Yamaha's Nathan Ramsey.

Team Honda's Ezra Lusk got had all eyes on him after turning the fastest lap times in both 250 practice sessions. He then backed that up with a win over series point leader Ricky Carmichael in their 8-lap heat race after the Kawasaki rider took a spill early on.

As the gate dropped in the 250cc main event, though, Lusk quickly found himself right there with the other top racers, watching Carmichael pull away...

With Travis clinching the series title, he becomes the second youngest rider to win a Supercross title. The youngest? That honor goes to DamonBradshaw, who won the 125 East title in 1989 at the age of 16.

Regardless, we expect that for Travis, this will be the first of many titles.

Pontiac Supercross 250 Main Results, Top Finishers1. Ricky Carmichael (Kaw);2. Ezra Lusk (Hon);3. Mike LaRocco (Hon);4. Jeremy McGrath (Yam);5. Kevin Windham (Suz);6. Tim Ferry (Yam);7. Robbie Reynard (Yam);8. Stephane Roncada (Kaw);9. Michael Byrne (Kaw);10. Damon Huffman (Yam).AMA/EA Sports Supercross Series 250-class Point Standings, Top Riders1. Ricky Carmichael (317/11 wins);2. Jeremy McGrath (271/2);3. Mike LaRocco (233);4. Kevin Windham (217);5. Ezra Lusk (2160;6. Tim Ferry (163);7. David Vuillemin (135);8. Stephane Roncada (121);9. Sebastien Tortelli (109);10. (TIE) Damon Huffman/Michael Byrne (107).Pontiac Supercross 125 Main Results, Top Finishers1. Nathan Ramsey (Yam);2. Travis Pastrana (Suz);3. Nicholas Wey (Yam);4. Michael Brown (Kaw);5. Brock Sellards (KTM);6. Chris Gosselaar (Hus);7. Kelly Smith (KTM);8. Steve Boniface (Hon);9. Travis Elliott (Hon);10. Ben Riddle (Suz).AMA/EA Sports Supercross Series Final 125-class Point Standings1. Travis Pastrana (154/5 wins);2. Nathan Ramsey (146/2);3. Mike Brown (135);4. Nicholas Wey (123);5. Tallon Vohland (86);6. (TIE) Kelly Smith/Brock Sellards (82);8. Travis Elliott (71);9. Matt Walker (69);10. Ben Riddle (65).
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