RAMSEY TAKES PONTIAC, PASTRANA THE CROWN-APRIL 7

Nathan Ramsey secured his second win of the 125 East Coast Supercross Series at Pontiac, Michigan, by beating his archrival Travis Pastrana. Ramsey had a wild night with near crashes that had him running beside his bike and hopping back on…
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BARTOLINI TO MISS SEVERAL 500 GP’S–APRIL 9

Former 500 World Champion Andrea Bartolini crashed while practicing and fractured several vertebrae. He will miss a large portion of the 500 GP season. Bartolini had taken Stefan Everts ride at Team Husqvarna, while Everts, paradoxically,…
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BAYLE TO RACE GLEN HELEN–APRIL 9

Jean-Michel Bayle came to America over the winter to help Sebastien Tortelli prepare for this years Supercross season, but once the season started Bayle signed on with Team Suzuki as a test rider. Bayle has been riding the works Suzukis…
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PONTIAC IS ALL CARMICHAEL– APRIL 7

Ricky Carmichael may look like the "Flyin Freckle," but put him on a bike and he is all Bob Hannah. Carmichael is going quasar speed right now and that means he's taking risks. He doesn't have to with the 46 point lead he currently enjoys,…
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ST. LOUIS SUPERCROSS RESULTS-APRIL 1

250 CLASS 1. Ricky Carmichael...Kaw 2. Kevin Windham...Suz 3. Ezra Lusk...Hon 4. Jeremy McGrath...Yam 5. Tim Ferry...Yam 6. Damon Huffman...Yam 7. Heath Voss...Hon 8. Michael Byrne...Kaw 9. Casey Johnson...Kaw 10. Robbie Reynard...Yam 250…
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LOCAL KID WINS DUTCH GRAND PRIX–APRIL 1

In the era of the triple header, where all three classes are raced on the same day--for one moto only, the competition remains tight in their 125, 250 and 500 classes. The second round of the 2001 World Championships were held in…
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LANGSTON BLOWS IT BIG–MARCH 24,

Imagine the embarassment of winning your first 125 Supercross race,only to fall down while showing off to the crowd. South African Grant Langston had the win in the in bag. It would have been the 125 World Champions first-ever 125 West win.…
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LANGSTON BLOWS IT BIG–MARCH 24

Imagine the embarassment of winning your first 125 Supercross race,only to fall down while showing off to the crowd. South African Grant Langston had the win in the in bag. It would have been the 125 World Champions first-ever 125 West win.…
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RACERS AS SALESMEN–MARCH 27

What do Joe Isuzu and Jeremy McGrath have in common? That's right, they are spokesmen. They appear in advertisements touting products. What's the difference between Jeremy and Joe? Jeremy is real and Joe Isuzu is fiction (played by an actor…
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RICKY WINS EIGHTH OUT OF TEN–MARCH 24

It's getting to sound like a broken record, but Ricky Carmichael won again...although this time he didn't get the holeshot and pull away. Instead, he got a fifth place start and worked his way past Ferry, Windham, Lusk and McGrath. Ricky…
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SPANISH GRAND PRIX RESULTS–MARCH 18

BELLPUIG, SPAIN 250 GP RESULTS 1. Mickael Pichon...Suz 2. Pit Beirer...Yam 3. FrZdZric Bolley...Hon 4 .Claudio Federici...Yam 5. Paul Cooper...Yam 6. Josh Coppins...Suz 7. Gordon Crockard...Hon 8. Chad Reed...Kaw 9 . Jussi Vehvilainen...Hon…
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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP GUIDE–MARCH 17

The 2001 World Motocross Championships starts this weekend in Bellpuig, Spain. The new format will have only one moto per class on Sunday. Bellpuig previously hosted a 125cc GP. THE 125 CLASS FAVORITES With current 125 World Champion Grant…
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MINNEAPOLIS SX RESULTS–MARCH 18

125 Results 1. Travis Pastrana...Suz 2. Nick Wey... Yam 3. Mike Brown... Kaw 4. Tallon Vohland ..Kaw 5. Nathan Ramsey... Yam 6. Isaiah Johnson ...Yam 7. Travis Preston... Hus 8. Paul Currie ...Hon 9. Bobby Bonds ...Kaw 10. Greg Schnell...…
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DAYTONA SUPERCROSS RESULTS–MARCH 10

March 10, 2001 Daytona International Speedway 250 Results: 1. Ricky Carmichael - Kaw 2. Mike LaRocco - Hon 3. Ezra Lusk - Hon 4. David Vuillemin - Yam 5. Tim Ferry - Yam 6. Jeremy McGrath - Yam 7. Kevin Windham - Suz 8. Sebastien Tortelli -…
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WHAT IS LANGSTON DOING & WHY–MARCH 8

Grant Langston, the current 125cc World Champion and contender in the 125 West Supercross Championship, will switch to the 250 class for the Daytona Supercross (March 10) and the Dutch Grand Prix in Valkenswaard (April 1). Langston won 12…
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THE 2001 GRAND PRIX FORMAT–MARCH 8

When the GP season starts motocross will never be the same. The 2001 World Championship will switch to the one-moto format for the 125, 250 and 500 World Championships. Here are the basics of how the 2001 World Championship races will be…
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WEB LETTERS AND ANSWERS–MAY 29

Daniel Matis wrote: I am looking for employment in the motocross industry. I have worked in Aerospace for 18 yrs at Northrop and Boeing. I am very close to earning a bachelor's in Management from U of Redlands. I love motocross more than…
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TRAVIS DOES THE MATH–MARCH 5

Nathan Ramsey, who is the current 125 East points leader, got the holeshot on his Yamaha YZ250F and led for two laps before Travis Pastrana went sailing by. Pastrana, who fell at the start of last weeks race in Atlanta, needed to win in…
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NEW ORLEANS TO RICKY–MARCH 5

Three things happened at New Orleans: (1) Ricky Carmichael won his fifth race in a row (sixth win this season). (2) Jeremy McGrath failed to make the podium for the first time in the 2001 season (finishing fourth). (3) New Orleans had the…
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THE FOOT AND MOUTH DISASTER–MARCH 3

All British racing and off-road activity has been banned because of the spread of Foot and Mouth disease among the animal population of England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales. The disease can be spread in dirt, and thus the British…
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MORE OF THE SAME IN ATLANTA-FEBRARY 26

In what has become a pattern, Ricky Carmichael won the Atlanta 250 Supercross. It was Carmichael's fourth consecutive win (and the seventh of his career). Jeremy McGrath holeshot, but was quickly passed by Carmichael after two turns.…
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PASTRANA TAKES A NAP-FEB. 26

If all was right with the world, Travis Pastrana would win every round of the 125 east, but at Atlanta the Suzuki rider was taken out in a first turn crash with Branden Jesseman. Pastrana remounted, with a broke clutch lever, while Jesseman…
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THE 2001 POWERSPORTS TRADE SHOW IN INDY–FEB 22

We made the trip to the Powersports Trade Show in Indianapolis aboard a 1942 re-modeled hot air balloon with a small kitchenette. It took us almost three weeks, but we made it. The landing was spectacular. We set the balloon down atop the…
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AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES #6-INDY: 250’S-FEB 11

Carmichael has now won three in a row and pulled out a six point lead in the points standing over Jeremy McGrath! Don't count Jeremy out yet. While Carmichael got the holeshot and checked out, McGrath got stuck behind Timmy Ferry for a few…
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WISCONSIN ARENACROSS–FEB 10

U.S. Cellular Arena Milwaukee, Wisconsin The big news this weekend wasn't Milwaukee Bucks guard Ray Allen winning the three point shooting contest at the NBA All-Star game, but rather Buddy Antunez getting the 100th arenacross win of his…
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AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES #6: INDY-125’S-FEB 11

It's a shame that Travis Pastrana couldn't stay in the 250 class and battle with the big boys. After his relatively easy victory at the opening round of the 125 East Coast this past weekend in Indianapolis, it is obvious that he has a…
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EA SPORTS SUPERCROSS ROUND #5–250’S

Edison International Field Anaheim, California Ricky Carmichael did what McGrath was unable to do at Round #4, that is come from behind to win. McGrath started the main event with the lead while Carmichael started in tenth. For the first…
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EA SPORTS SUPERCROSS ROUND #5–125’S

Edison International Field Anaheim, California All hail Ernesto Fonseca. He may have struggled last year, but he is at the top of the class in 2001. Ernesto and his YZ250F once again dominated the competition. Sure Danny Smith kept him…
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AMA SUPERCROSS SERIES: ROUND 4–125’S

Phoenix, Arizona January 27, 2001 If taking out your teammate in the first turn is the way to success, Ernesto Fonseca is on his way up and Justin Buckelew is on his way down. Buckelew did show a lot of heart by picking himself off the…
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AMA SUPERCROSS ROUND #4—250’S

Phoenix, Arizona January 27, 2001 Round three in the battle of the century didn't happen. Both McGrath and Carmichael won their heats (Carmichael easily, while McGrath had a little pressure from Lusk before he crashed). In the main event…
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