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2007 Motocross Photo Gallery

2007 Motocross

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victory-taste.jpg
Victory tastes so sweet. - Hangtown
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Ben Townley didn't fold under the pressure of reigning champion, Ryan Villipoto (1). - Hangtown
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Nobody likes to lose to the old guy. - Hangtown.
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This little mistake was all it took to let Carmichael off the hook and claim the overall victory over James Stewart. - Hangtown
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Villopoto is running the Number 1 plate this year. The single digit is rumored to be very heavy. - Hangtown
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Steve Whitelock (right), met with the Boost Mobile/Yamaha of Troy and Monster/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki teams to discuss the exchange between Jason Lawrence and Ryan Villopoto. - Hangtown
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Metcalfe wants to win so bad he tried to steal Villopoto's bike. - Hangtown
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Grant Langston is running well now that he's healthy and has some time on his YZ450F. - Hangtown
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Josh Hill and Brett Metcalfe are two riders gunning for their first championship. - Hangtown
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Steve Lamson pulled out some old gear and had his MDK Honda team put together a factory CR125 to bring back the glory days. - Hangtown
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Ricky Carmichael somehow managed to get back into the swing of racing and hasn't lost a step. - Hangtown.
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Wow, a Roger DeCoster jersey and a couple hundred bucks left over - guess who's buying the beer tonight! - High Point
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Ryan Dungey is proving to be consistent and competitive outdoors. It shouldn't be too long before he jumps atop the podium. - High Point
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Josh Grant had the quickest reflexes and his overall victory was a result. - High Point
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Davi Millsaps was running some cool retro Honda gear en route to his podium finish. - High Point
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RC may be semi-retired, but he's still got perfect form. - High Point
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Yeah, Ricky, you keep on winking you old Goat. - High Point
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Ryan Villopoto has yet to win an overall, but he's out front in the hunt for a second MX Lites championship. - High Point
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Are you sure you want to hang 'em up, Ricky? So far Carmichael has run the table during the early MX season. - Southwick
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Team Green riders finished 1-2 in the Lites division to go along with Stewart's second place finish in the Main. - Southwick
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Jason Lawrence went 5-4 at Southwick and sits in fifth place overall in the Motocross Lites point standings. - Southwick
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Roost flew as the gate dropped at Southwick. - Southwick
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Don't worry, James, Carmichael will be gone after two more races. - Southwick
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Monster Kawasaki's Townley now has two victories on the season and is within eight points for the championship lead. - Southwick
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Two men, one rut. Ricky Carmichael heads over the berm in his battle with Stewart. - Budds Creek
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Chad Reed made his one appearance of the outdoor season to get some practice in for the MXdN coming in September. - Budds Creek
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Tim Ferry is sitting pretty in third for the championship, - Budds Creek
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Stewart has yet to win an overall with Carmichael on a hot streak. - Budds Creek
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Kevin Windham has been somewhat obscure in the 2007 season. - Budds Creek
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Red Bull KTM's Mike Alessi is adapting well to life on the big bikes. - Budds Creek
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Carmichael was forced to toss his goggles in the first moto which slowed his pace considerably. - Budds Creek
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Ryan Dungey (62) and Josh Grant (24) are battling every race not only in the motos but in the championship standings as well. - Budds Creek
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Finally! Ryan Villopoto got the monkey off his back with a 1-1. - Budds Creek
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Hmmm, who gets the most style points? - Budds Creek
Tim-Ferry-BC.jpg
Ferry: It looks the same, it feels the same, how is that guy so much faster than me? - Budds Creek
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Mike Alessi pulled both holeshots and ran up front in the 450 class for his best-ever finish, 3-3-3. - Red Bud
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Andrew Short is gradually improving in the premier class aboard his factory Honda. - Red Bud
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Tim Ferry nearly caught Mike Alessi in the second moto, but youth triumphed over age on this weekend. - Red Bud
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James Stewart had the overall in his grasp until a mistake in Moto 2 let Carmichael collect the win. - Red Bud
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Jason Lawrence hasn't been quite as competitive outdoors as he was in stadium racing, but the Boost Mobile/Yamaha of Troy rider is currently fourth in the standings. - Red Bud
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Jeff Alessi rode to a solid seventh. - Red Bud
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You've got to love the Legends hot lap.
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Michael Byrne finished inside the top-10, but he's capable of better results. - Red Bud
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Carmichael was able to relax and enjoy himself in the final laps of Moto 2. - Red Bud
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Ryan Villopoto extended his lead with another sweep. - Red Bud
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Ben Townley couldn't hold off the red numberplate of reigning MX Lites champ, Ryan Villopoto. - Red Bud
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David Vuillemin secured a factory ride for 2008, getting picked up by the Makita Suzuki team.
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Mike Alessi led most of the first moto before making his one and only mistake which cost him the win. - Unadilla
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John Dowd showed up to air it out of Gravity Cavity. - Unadilla
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Ryan Dungey was flying in New York, barely missing the overall win. - Unadilla
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Tim Ferry chased down and passed Kevin Windham in a thrilling Moto 2. - Unadilla
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Broc Hepler returned to racing and made his Yamaha debut with a top-10 finish. - Unadilla
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Ivan Tedesco had a good day despite the recent announcement that he will be leaving Makita Suzuki. - Unadilla
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RV had some bad luck in Moto 1 with a mechanical DNF, but he killed it in the closer. - Unadilla
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Unadilla has always been good to Windham, and he picked up his first overall in four years. - Unadilla
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A first-moto win set the stage for K-Dub's overall. It was a much needed boost for the Honda rider. - Unadilla
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Mike Alessi (800) has been on fire lately and he chased down Stewart (7) in both motos. - Lakewood
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Tim Ferry is one fit dude. He battled the heat, elevation and tough competition and made his Moto 2 victory look easy. - Lakewood
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Josh Grant is usually in a spot to battle for the lead for the first 15 minutes. After that things tend to get lonely for the Honda rider. - Lakewood
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Brett Metcalfe made his return to racing and immediately showed he could run the lead pace. A crash in Moto 1 ruined his chance for a podium. - Lakewood
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Davi Millsaps was the first rider to chase down and pass Stewart in Moto 1. He did it again in the second outing but ran out of steam. - Lakewood
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Millsaps passed into the lead in Moto 2 with relative ease, but Stewart would get him back. - Lakewood
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Villopoto's holeshot in Moto 2 set the stage for a mano a mano with Ben Townley (101) for the overall. - Lakewood
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James Stewart was hating life as he struggled through two pain-filled motos. JS is still feeling the negative effects of his big Unadilla crash. - Lakewood
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Ivan Tedesco nearly posted the fastest lap time of the race in Moto 2, but rather than play it smart he ran into the back of Mike Alessi and hit the deck. - Lakewood
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This is win Number 4 for the New Zealand transplant, Ben Townley. BT101 is tied for the championship lead but has twice as many wins as Ryan Villopoto. - Lakewood
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Watching Andrew Short (29) chase down James Stewart (7) was a highlight for the hometown crowd. Shorty almost pulled off the biggest win of his career. - Lakewood
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Ryan Dungey atoned for last week's disappoint with a 3-2 finish at Washougal and a fifth place standing in the MX Lites points standings. - Washougal
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Let the bubbly spray, Ferry. With his first win in six years, he has reason to celebrate. - Washougal
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The scrum for the holeshot in the Lites race was hotly contested. - Washougal
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Stewart kicked dirt in everybody's face during Moto 1, but Moto 2 saw Stewart eat it hard, putting his quest for a MX title in jeopardy. - Washougal
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RV was flying high in Moto 1 and gave the crowd what it wanted, a first-round victory by the hometown favorite. - Washougal
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Grant Langston snagged a Moto 2 victory and barely missed out on taking the Round 8 title home. - Washougal
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Ryan Dungey, Ben Townley and Ryan Villopoto shared the Lites podium at Washougal. - Washougal
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Riders throttle up and hang on tight as they aim for the holeshot. - Washougal
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Grant Langston, Tim Ferry and Andrew Short took advantage of RC's absence and Stewart's injury and earned the spotlight atop Washougal's podium. - Washougal
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Villopoto made a valiant run through the field after a bad start in Moto 2, but his efforts fell just short in his quest for a victory in his home state. - Washougal
Ferry_smile.jpg
How does it feel to win your first race in six years? - Washougal
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Grant Langston found the speed that Yamaha has been waiting to see all year. - Washougal
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Ben Townley has proven that he can learn a new track in record time. He had Washougal dialed by the end of his Moto 2 victory. - Washougal
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Mike Alessi is becoming a fixture on the 450 podium. - Millville
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This will be the last time we ever see Ricky Carmichael raise his fist in Motocross victory. - Millville
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Tim Ferry had a great opportunity with Stewart out, but his sixth-place result wasn't what he really needed. - Millville
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Grant Langston is moving up the standings lately with his new machine working at a competitive level. - Millville
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Plenty of new pro riders made the annual jump to the big leagues at Millville. It's obvious that they know what to aspire to with the 250F podium this year - a Moster/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki ride. - Millville
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Ricky walked away with another 1-1 to keep his streak alive. - Millville
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15 championships - 150 career wins. - Millville
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The sun is setting on Carmichael's career. Whatever path he takes from here will be travelled on four wheels. - Millville
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Ryan Villopoto (shown) traded wins with Ben Townley again, but RV picked up the important overall victory. - Millville
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Townley still holds a slight advantage in the Lites championship standings. - Millville
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Tim Ferry didn't take the championship reigns and run with them quite like he had hoped for. - Steel City
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Grant Langston was pumped to earn his first career AMA Motocross victory. - Steel City
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Austin Stroupe made an impressive pro debut for the Monster/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki squad with a fourth-place finishe. The three guys in front of him - all Mitch Payton's boys! - Steel City
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Kevin Windham nearly picked up the overall, but he couldn't make it to the front in either moto. - Steel City
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Windham and Langston came together on the track and had some words to sort it out afterwards. Both riders seem to remain on acceptable terms. - Steel City
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Mike Alessi (800) tries to out-gun Honda's Andrew Short (29) for the 450 class holeshot. - Texas
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Consistency landed Broc Hepler in the runner-up position. This guy needs to stay healthy for a full year and he might be able to challenge for the title. - Texas
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New Zealand's Cody Cooper came over for the Freestone round and wound up fifth overall in the Motocross division. - Texas
Ferry-rut.jpg
Tim Ferry is slowly letting the title slip away, and it's all because he can't nail a start. - Texas
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Only one round to go and Grant Langston will be the national champion. - Texas
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Austin Stroupe can run the lead pace, but he either podiums or crashes. Just wait until next year when he gets his full rookie season. - Texas
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Sobe NoFear/Samsung/Honda got a fifth overall from their newest rider, Trey Canard. - Texas
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RV is zoning in on is second MX Lites championship. He went 1-1-1 at Freestone. - Texas
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Trey Canard (140) led Ryan Villopoto (1) for a short while before the reigning champ moved by on his way to the championship. - Glen Helen
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Grant Langston showed up wearing MSR gear but the familiar Number 8 put in another solid ride. - Glen Helen
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Andrew Short (29) couldn't catch Langston (8) in the title chase, and actually let Mike Alessi by for the second overall position. - Glen Helen
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Kyle Lewis put in his last ride as a full-time professional MX racer. - Glen Helen
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Mike Brown came back from Europe and raced the 450 class. - Glen Helen
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Villopoto did exactly what he's been doing all season by splitting motos with Ben Townley. - Glen Helen
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Kevin Windham mastered the technical course to pick up the Moto 2 victory. - Glen Helen
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Ben Townley tried valiantly to win the championship, but the battle between Monster/PC/Kawasaki teammates was one for the ages. - Glen Helen