RC and Tedesco Put Up Monster Numbers at A3 SXWednesday, February 8, 2006 | 6:38 AM
Monster Energy-backed Ricky Carmichael wins final round of the
'Anaheim Supercross Trilogy' at Angel Stadium - Ivan Tedesco on podium
CARLSBAD, Calif., (Feb. 7, 2006) - Monster Energy's Ricky Carmichael won Saturday's AMA Supercross class main event - the third and final round of supercross this season held at the sold-out Anaheim Stadium. RC's Monster-drinking teammate, Ivan Tedesco, was darn near as successful - scoring his first-ever Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series podium finish.
With the win Carmichael rocketed ahead of Anaheim Round 1 winner James Stewart into first place in the overall standings. Stewart floundered throughout the race, putting his bike to the ground a couple times after a first turn pile up that allowed Carmichael to take the lead.
From the lap times Carmichael posted in the main event - nearly a second ahead of Stewart who was charging from the back of the pack - it was apparent that Carmichael was not going to be denied victory at Anaheim.
"Ricky was on fire," said Monster spokesman Scott Sepkovic of Crown AMG. "This was a very important win for he and the Makita/
Suzuki team - one that they will surely parlay into continued momentum when the series rolls into San Diego next week."
Added Carmichael: "It's a shame James crashed. I think it would have been a great race. I'm just happy to get out of here with a win."
Joining Carmichael on the podium - for the first time in his AMA Supercross class racing career - was Tedesco. A long-standing relationship with Monster dating back to his Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki championship days, Tedesco put together an excellent performance in front of the packed Angel Stadium and was rewarded with, again, his first podium finish.
Also on hand was Monster-backed Ryan Guettler, winner of both BMX Dirt Jump and BMX Park at the inaugural Dew Tour this summer. Guettler was interviewed and introduced to the ecstatic crowd by Supercross sweetheart Erin Bates.
Both RC and Tedesco return to action this weekend at San Diego's Qualcomm Stadium for Round Six of the 2006 Amp'd Mobile AMA Supercross Series.
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