2005 Supercross Orlando Results

March 19, 2005
By Motorcycle USA Staff
The Orlando Supercross turned into a battle of attrition with Yamaha’s Chad Reed taking his second consecutive victory at the Citrus Bowl in front of 41,969 fans in Florida on Saturday night. While many expected Factory Kawasaki pilot James Stewart or Makita Suzuki’s Ricky Carmichael to claim the top prize in front of their home crowd, the win instead went to the rider who managed to keep his bike on two wheels throughout the race.

Chad Reed finally got his first win of the season with a come-from-behind victory in San Diego.
Chad Reed got the win on Saturday night in Orlando, but still trails RC by 29 points in the standings.

Stewart got an early jump on the competition and held the first position early on, much to the delight of the Floridian fans. Things looked really good for Stewart after Carmichael went down on the fourth lap, effectively handing the lead over to James. Chad Reed and Kevin Windham took advantage of RC’s early wipeout and took over second place and third place respectively.

But that was only the beginning of what would be an emotional rollercoaster for the top three riders. About four laps later, Stewart piled in at the end of the second whoop section which allowed both Reed and Carmichael to get past him. Carmichael had got past K-Dub at that point, so he and Reed took over their standard positions in first and second place. Try as he might, Carmichael couldn’t make up the gap on Reed back and was forced to settle for his second consecutive runner-up finish which salvaged precious points in the battle for the championship, while Stewart picked up the third and final podium position.

Honda’s Kevin Windham ended the night in fourth, while Yamaha’s David Vuillemin rounded out the top five.

Carmichael’s second place finish minimized the damage to his hold on the top spot in the standings and he still leads Reed by 29 points, 261 to 232. Kevin Windham is third with 190.

125 East
Makita Suzuki’s Davi Millsaps finally got the best of Moster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Grant Langston on Saturday night. The pair made up for last week’s debacle in Daytona with a win and runner-up finish in Orlando. Last weekend’s winner, Red Bull KTM’s Josh Hansen, took third after grabbing the holeshot and the early lead which he could only retain for one lap.

Moster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Matt Walker worked his way to fourth on the night, while Steve Boniface rounded out the top five.

Hansen and Langston are now tied atop the 125 East standings with 100 points, while Millsaps is in third with 93.

250 Results:
1. Chad Reed (Yamaha)
2. Ricky Carmichael (Suzuki)
3. James Stewart (Kawasaki)
4. Kevin Windham (Honda)
5. David Vuillemin (Yamaha)
6. Sebastien Tortelli (Suzuki)
7. Andrew Short (Honda)
8. Ernesto Fonseca (Honda)
9. Mike LaRocco (Honda)
10. Tim Ferry (Yamaha)

125 Results:
1. Davi Millsaps (Suzuki)
2. Grant Langston (Kawasaki)
3. Josh Hansen (KTM)
4. Matt Walker (Kawasaki)
5. Steve Boniface (Honda)
6. Ryan Mills (KTM)
7. Kelly Smith (Yamaha)
8. Tucker Hibbert (Honda)
9. Troy Adams (Honda)
10. Greg Schnell (Honda)