Pastrana and Vuillemin on Point in Pennsylvenia

Brent Avis
by Brent Avis
Universal Studios / Honda Racing's Sebastien Tortelli finished third overallSunday at Round 3 of the outdoor motocross nationals, increasing his lead inthechampionship points with a total of 124. Team Kawasaki's Ricky Carmichael ended the day in fifth spot after another first moto, first lap crash that saw him finish that race in 13th spot.

"I want to win the championship...that's the plan, said Tortelli. "It will takesmart riding and a little luck, but I feel up to the challenge and will give itmy all..."

Vuillemin's win marked Yamaha's second overall victory in three weeks while Team Suzuki's Kevin Windham keeps improving his riding and managed to finish second overall with a 3-2 day.

Honda's Ryan Hughes is quickly adapting to the new CRF450R four-strokemotocrosser. "Ryno" rode hard in moto 1, getting bumped by teammate Tortelliearly in the race. Hughes would follow Tortelli's pace and end up closebehind the Frenchman and the checkered flag, securing the 6th place spot.Hughes, like Tortelli rode a consistently strong 2nd moto race and ended upfinishing 6th again, giving him 6th overall for the day.

In the 125 class, it looks like Pastrana may be back to his old young self, as he posted wins in each moto. The win narrows the points gap between Travis and KTM's star boy for the moment, Grant Langston, who had bike troubles on the day.

250 class results (overall)1) David Vuillemin, 1-42) Kevin Windham, 3-23) Sebastien Tortelli, 4-34) Tim Ferry, 2-55) Ricky Carmichael, 13-16) Ryan Hughes, 6-67) Mike LaRocco, 5-98) Stephane Roncada, 7-89) Robbie Reynard, 9-1010) John Dowd, 8-12250 class overall points standings, after 3 of 12 rounds1) Sebastien Tortelli, 124 pts2) Kevin Windham, 1183) Tim Ferry, 1164) Ricky Carmichael, 1125) Mike LaRocco, 1026) David Vuillemin, 937) Ryan Hughes, 778) Stephane Roncada, 689) John Dowd, 6610) Ezra Lusk, 58
125 class event results (overall)1) Travis Pastrana, 1-12) Mike Brown, 7-23) Rodrig Thain, 5-54) Grant Langston, 10-35) Kelly Smith, 4-96) Larry Ward, 6-107) Scott Sheak, 9-78) Danny Smith, 14-49) Akira Narita, 2-3510) Nick Wey, 11-11125 class overall points standings, after 3 of 12 rounds1) Grant Langston, 131 pts2) Travis Pastrana, 1223) Mike Brown, 804) Rodrig Thain, 785) Danny Smith, 686) Larry Ward, 657) Ernesto Fonseca, 638) Kelly Smith, 629) Brock Sellards, 6210) Scott Sheak, 60
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