Reed Cashes in on Fifth Win in Vegas

Suzuki's Millsaps Wins 125cc Shootout

LAS VEGAS (May 7, 2005) - Yamaha's Chad Reed, of Dade City, Fla., won his fifth THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series race at Sam Boyd Stadium in front of 39,106 fans. Suzuki's Davi Millsaps, of Cairo, Ga., won his first Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout.

Honda's Damon Huffman, of Valencia, Calif., earned the $1,500 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award in the 250cc main event. Honda's Kevin Windham, of Centerville, Miss., moved into the lead on the opening lap. Carmichael, who clinched the THQ AMA Supercross Series championship last week, started in sixth place. On lap 15, Windham crashed in the whoop section, falling back to third place. Reed held on for the win, Carmichael finished second and Windham third.

"Things worked out well tonight," said Reed. "I wanted to win this race and end the season on the high note. I learned a lot this year about myself as a person and as a leader. The team worked really hard this year, and we held our chins up high."

In the Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout, KTM's Jay Marmont, of Murrieta, Calif., earned the $1,000 Butterfinger Crisp Holeshot Award with Yamaha's Brock Sellards, of Sherrodsville, Ohio, and Millsaps in tow. Millsaps moved into the lead on the opening lap and led the entire race. On lap 6, Kawasaki's Grant Langston, who won the 125cc Eastern regional 125cc championship, moved into second place, passing Suzuki's Broc Hepler.

"I didn't get that bad of a start tonight, and I wanted to get up to the front as soon as possible and start to pull away," said Millsaps. "I have been working really hard at my house training for this race, and I am happy that I won tonight."

Tonight's race will air on ESPN 2 tomorrow at 2:00 p.m. (EST).

THQ World Supercross GP Season Standings

1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 422
2. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 311
3. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 259
4. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 248
5. Tyler Evans, Corona, Calif., Suzuki, 239
6. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda, 216
7. Jason Thomas, Melrose, Fla., Honda, 201
8. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Yamaha, 195
9. Joe Oehlhof, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 125
10. Kyle Lewis, Henderson, Nev., Honda, 144

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Event Results

1. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha
2. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki
3. Kevin Windham, Centerville, Miss., Honda
4. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
5. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha
6. Travis Preston Hesperia, Calif., Honda
7. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Yamaha
8. Erick Vallejo, Garland, Texas, Yamaha
9. Ryan Clark, Waddell, Ariz., Honda
10. Damon Huffman, Valencia, Calif., Honda

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Suzuki, 367
2. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 342
3. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda, 284
4. Mike LaRocco, Corona, Calif., Honda, 245
5. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 229
6. Ernesto Fonseca, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 198
7. Sebastien Tortelli, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 176
8. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 160
9. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 113
10. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 129

Dave Coombs Sr. 125cc East/West Shootout

1. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki
2. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki
3. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda
4. Andrew Short Murrieta, Calif., Honda
5. Broc Hepler Kittanning, Pa., Suzuki
6. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM
7. Jay Marmont, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
8. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda
9. Josh Summey, Allen, Texas, Honda
10. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Kawasaki

125cc Eastern Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

1. Grant Langston, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 143
2. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., KTM, 143
3. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Suzuki, 137
4. Steve Boniface, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 97
5. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 96
6. Troy Adams, Brooksville, Fla., Honda, 78
7. Matt Walker, McDonough, Ga., Kawasaki, 77
8. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda, 71
9. Joaquim Rodrigues, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 65
10. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 64

125cc Western Regional THQ AMA Supercross Series Season Standings

1. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 147
2. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., KTM, 116
3. Andrew Short, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 101
4. Billy Laninovich, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 97
5. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 82
6. Jay Marmont, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 80
7. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Yamaha, 77
8. Ryan Sipes, Nine Grove, Kan., Suzuki, 67
9. Thomas Hahn, Belpre, Kan., Honda, 65
10. Ryan Morais, Canyon Lake, Calif., Suzuki, 53

KTM Junior Supercross Challenge

1. Brandon Leith, Provo, Utah, KTM

2. Cody Stanley, Chandler, Ariz., KTM

3. Cody Powell, Hannibal, Mo., KTM

4. Dylan Politelli, Big Bear Lake, Calif., KTM

5. Cody Miller, Acton, Calif., KTM

6. Luke Gruetzmacher, Afascardero, Calif., KTM

7. Weston Whitmore, Quail Valley, Calif., KTM

8. Dane Crower, Wildomar, Calif., KTM

9. Elliot Weiland, El Cajon, Calif., KTM

10. Morgan Bates, Grand Prairie, Calif., KTM

11. Brayton Walker, Camarillo, Calif., KTM

12. Logan Rainwater, Dallas, Ga., KTM

13. Jordan Schultz, Fallon, Nev., KTM

14. Sean Naumann, Gilbert, Ariz., KTM

15. Tanner Pastor, Lakeside, Ga., KTM

Supercross LIVE!, the only place on the planet to catch THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series live at home, is available for fans at every race, starting at 7:00 p.m. local time at supercross.cc.com. Listen as Supercross LIVE! hosts Jim Holley and Jason Wiegandt capture the live race call, a pre-race show, a post-race show, post-race press conference, on-air industry guests and celebrities, in-depth interviews, promotions, call-ins and more. In 2003-2004, more than a half-million listeners logged on to Supercross LIVE!

The two international races coupled with the 15 domestic races (excluding the Daytona Supercross) comprise the 17-round THQ World Supercross GP. Last season Heath Voss, of Mico, Texas piloted his Mach 1 Yamaha to the THQ World Supercross GP championship, earning top honors and giving Yamaha its second world championship in as many seasons.


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