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2005 AMA Motocross Photo Gallery

2005 AMA Motocross

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Ryan Hughes returned to action - Hangtown
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Mike Brown was impressive in his return going 3-2 for 2nd overall - Hangtown
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Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Grant Langston was the man, he went 2-1 for the overall win - Hangtown
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Red Bull KTM's Mike Alessi turned some heads - Hangtown
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Makita Suzuki's Broc Hepler won the first 125 moto - Hangtown
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Kawasaki's Grant Langston won the 2nd 125 moto but took out KTM's Mike Alessi in the process - Hangtown
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Red Bull KTM's Mike Alessi struglles to get his 250SXF started after Langston took him at while he was in the lead, right before the finish line - Hangtown
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250 action gets underway - Hangtown
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Factory Connection Honda's Kevin Windham went 21-2 - Hangtown
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Defending champ Ricky Carmichael took the RM-Z like a fish to water - Hangtown
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Kawasaki's James Stewart failed to live up to the hype after finishing 6th in moto 1 and pulling off (DNF) in moto 2 - Hangtown
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Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael didn't miss a beat - Hangtown
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Yamaha's Chad Reed rode well to go 3-3 for 2nd overall - Hangtown
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This was all the competition saw of Ricky Carmichael all afternoon - Hangtown
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The surprise ride went to Yamaha's David Vuillemin who was 2nd in moto 1 - Hangtown
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Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael extends his moto-winning streak to 29 after sweeping the opening round - Hangtown
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Grant Langston crosses the finish line in 125 moto number two after crashing out race-leader Mike Alessi - Hangtown
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Mike Brown had a successful weekend taking third overall in 125 action - High Point
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RC flies to another win at High Point
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Stewart had the lead througout a portion of the race before #4 took it away - High Point
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Mike Alessi held off the rest of the 125 class for his first overall victory -High Point-
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David Millsaps took 2nd overall constantly nipping at Alessi's heels - High Point
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A familiar view for RC's opponents lately - High Point
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Honda's Ryan Hughes finished 5th overall - High Point
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Suzuki's Broc Helper took a tumble to finish 11th overall - High Point
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Some familiar faces at the podium - High Point
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RC's domination continues for yet another week- High Point
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Jims Honda's Mike Brown is leading the championship after some steady riding - Southwick.
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Yamaha's Brock Sellards struggles to get out from under this first turn pile-up - Southwick.
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Red Bull KTM rider Mike Alessi has had an up and down season - Southwick.
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Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Grant Langston in action - Southwick.
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Honda's Ryan Hughes - Southwick.
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Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Matt Walker in action - Southwick.
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Red Bull KTM's Mike Alessi is doing pretty well in '05. He won the first 125 moto at Southwick.
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250 racing action gets underway at Southwick.
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Yamaha's Doug Henry is a supermoto and Southwick sand-specialist these days - Southwick
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Carmichael struggles to get his RM-Z started after crashing in the first moto - Southwick
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Yamaha's Chad Reed is pumped about his first-ever AMA Motocross win - Southwick
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Honda's Travis Preston in action - Southwick
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Yamaha's Chad Reed broke RC's moto winning streak, by taking advantage of an early crash, and taking Moto 1 on to an overall second place.
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Yamaha's Mike Brown took the podium again - Budds Creek
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KTM's Mike Alessi went 9-5 for 4th place overall - Budds Creek
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Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Matt Walker recovered from this spill to take an overall 5th - Budds Creek
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Tedesco finished 2nd in both motos and the overall - Budds Creek
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Ryan Hughes rounded out the top ten and still stand 6th in championship points - Budds Creek
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Mike Brown captured the overall in the 125 class this week and retains a 27 point lead in championship points - Budds Creek
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A nice shot of the track - Budds Creek
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RC at the podium, it's like deja vu - Budds Creek
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Factory Connection Honda's Kevin Windham is consistent and finished 4th overall, with a 4th place finish in each moto - Budds Creek
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Bubba raced his way onto the podium with a 2-3 finish and 3rd overall - Budds Creek
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Right now it looks like Yamaha's Chad Reed is the closest thing to RC on the track - Budds Creek
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RC's domination continues, an injured finger didn't seem to slow him down - Budds Creek
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Privateer Mike Brown had a down week with a 10-4 7th overall, but still sits on top of the 125 points with 193 - Red Bud
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Honda's Josh Grant took a 4-6 5th overall, after last weeks podium finish and stands 4th in championship points - Red Bud
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The 125 class has been the most competitve, with every week up for grabs and four riders within 40 points of the leader Mike Brown - Red Bud
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Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Grant Langston may be the best 125 rider out there right now, when he's healthy - Red Bud
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Red Bull KTM's Ryan Mills led Moto 2 from start to finish, for a 2nd place overall - Red Bud
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Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Ivan Tedesco's story so far has been consistency. He took a 5-5 6th overall, and stands second in points - Red Bud
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The 250 podium crew answer questions after the race - Red Bud
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Yamaha's Chad Reed, usually RC's closest competitor, ran into some hard luck with his chain falling off in Moto 1. He came back to finish 4th in Moto 2 for 10th overall - Red Bud
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Factory Connection Honda's Kevin Windham went down in Moto 2 battling Stewart, but came back to make a dramatic pass for the second spot and second in the overall - Red Bud
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RC gets started on his 17th consecutive overall victory - Red Bud
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You know you're running strong if you are close enough to eat RC's roost... maybe next week guys - Red Bud
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Yamaha's David Vuillemin had a strong outing with a solid 4th overall and stands 4th in championship points - Red Bud
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Bubba has been hit of miss this year, but finished well this week with a 2-3 and 3rd overall - Red Bud
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RC hit yet another milestone with his 54th overall AMA MX victory, doubling Bob Hannah's second-best 27 - Red Bud
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Ricky dug deep at Red Bud at came away with the win - Red Bud
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Kawasaki's Matt Walker finished 5th overall with a 3-10 and stands 9th in championship points at 134 - Unadilla
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Ivan Tedesco puts the moves on Ryan Short. Tedesco gains ground on Mike Brown for the second week in a row - Unadilla
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Grant Langston had a disappointing week, finishing well out of the top ten at 18th and dropped to 4th in championship standings - Unadilla
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Broc Helper took the overall with impressive victories in both motos - Unadilla
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Mike Brown finished 6th with a 7-5, but Ivan Tedesco is creeping up in championship points, only 16 behind - Unadilla
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The 125 front-runners come into the turns - Unadilla
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250 racing gets underway - Unadilla
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Its a bird, its a plane, its... Jack Carpenter? - Unadilla
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KTM's Mike Alessi finished 7th in the 125 class with a 6-6 - Unadilla
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Carmichael would end the day with a 71point lead on the rest of the field in championship points - Unadilla
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Chad Reed was wearing the yellow and black scheme to celebrate Yamaha's 50th anniversay, as he cruised to a solid 3-3 third overall - Unadilla
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Stewarts inconsistent season suffered another low, crashing out in Moto 1 and not racing in Moto 2 - Unadilla
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Carmichael celebrates his overall victory on the podium with Kevin Windham - Unadilla
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KTM's Mike Alessi keeps plugging a long with a strong rookie season that has seen some ups and downs, but the youngster is sitting 3rd in championship points - Thunder Valley
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Honda's Josh Grant grabbed another podium spot with a 3rd overall - Thunder Valley
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The 125 class is proving to be one of the most competitive in all of racing - Thunder Valley
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Kawasaki's Grant Langston looks dominant one weekend, then drops off the next. This week he dropped off, finishing 8th overall - Thunder Valley
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Tedesco took the top spot in style with a 1-1 finish, but his success this year can be credited to his consistency - Thunder Valley
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Andrew Short was excited to be racing in Colorado and was able to come up with a second place overall finish, trailing his childhood rival Tedesco - Thunder Valley
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Kawasaki pilot Ivan Tedesco had much to celebrate at Thunder Valley in Colorado racing near his hometown of Albuquerque, gaining his first AMA Motocross overall victory in front of his family - Thunder Valley
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Who would have thought Michael Byrne would be Kawasaki's to rider at this point in the season - Thunder Valley
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Honda's Ernesto Fonseca has been steady this year, standing fifth in championship points and taking fourth in the overall - Thunder Valley
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The G.O.A.T. makes time for some young fans - Thunder Valley
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Yamaha's Chad Reed is still a solid third in championship points, but seems to have fallen behind Kevin Windham in leading the challenge against RC's dominance - Thunder Valley
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Nick Wey has been a consistent top ten rider this year - Thunder Valley
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For now Kevin Windham has supplanted Chad Reed as the rider closest to resembling a threat to Carmichael - Thunder Valley
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Carmichael is in his own class. Moto 2 was notable because he did not lead from start to finish and instead had to catch Kevin Windham - Thunder Valley
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125 action gets underway - Washougal 2005
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KTM's young gun Mike Alessi was off the pace finishing 14th overall, but sits third in championship points with 234 - Washougal 2005
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Suzuki's Davi Millsaps just missed the podium with 4th place overall - Washougal 2005
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With Ivan Tedesco's success Grant Langston looks like the #2 rider for Kawasaki this year, he logged another so so finish with a 7th overall - Washougal 2005
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Josh Grant has been riding well the past few weeks. He placed 5th overall with a 4-4 finish - Washougal 2005
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It was 2s all around for Honda's Andrew Short, 2nd overall with a 2-2 - Washougal 2005
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Suzuki's Broc Hepler logged a Moto 2 win to find himself on the podium with a 3rd place overall - Washougal 2005
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Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Ivan Tedesco is on a roll grabbing his second overall victory with a 1-3 and taking a commanding 41 point lead in the championship points standings - Washougal 2005
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Cagey veteran John Dowd snagged a 5th overall with an 8-4 - Washougal 2005
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David Vuillemin is almost always good for a top ten finish - Washougal 2005
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RC leads in the turn as 250 action gets underway - Washougal 2005
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Costa Rican Ernesto Fonseca with a 4-3 earned 3rd overall and his first ever 250 podium - Washougal 2005
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Once again Honda's Kevin Windham fights to ruin Carmichael's perfection but comes up short, second place overall and in both motos - Washougal 2005
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RC's win streak extends to two years, and most of the time it hasn't even been close - Washougal 2005
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KTM's Mike Alessi showed up with a strong performance finishing 2nd with 2-3 - Spring Creek
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Josh Grant slogged through the mud and onto the podium with 3rd place overall - Spring Creek
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Kawasaki rider Grant Langston just missed the podium with a 10-2 4th overall - Spring Creek
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What happened to Mike Brown? The one time points leader fell further back with a 15th place finish overall - Spring Creek
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Andrew Short kept his momentum from Washougal and dominated 125 action with a 1-1 overall victory - Spring Creek
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Ivan Tedesco finished 5th overall, loosing some space in points to Short, but still in command - Spring Creek
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Veteran John Dowd may have turned 40 this week, but still managed to school some of the younger bucks with his 7th place finish overall - Spring Creek
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250 action get underway - Spring Creek
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Kevin Windham led RC through part of the first lap in Moto 2 - Spring Creek
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Matt Goerke motors ahead with David Vuillemin giving chase - Spring Creek
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Nick Wey managed a top five finish, but stands 9th in championship points with 182 - Spring Creek
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Another 2-2 2nd overall. If someone is going to ever beat the G.O.A.T. it will probably be Kevin Windham - Spring Creek
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Do you ever get the feeling that if RC just flat out got beat one weekend the earth would stop spinning on its axis and implode? - Spring Creek
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KTM's Mike Alessi on the podium hoisting the uh... is that chainsaw art? - Broome-Tioga
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One-time points leader Mike Brown has faded of late, but finished a respectable 8th - Broome-Tioga
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By reason of deduction I would guess that its Makita Suzuki's Broc Hepler in the air, but with all the mud due to the early rain who can tell for sure? - Broome-Tioga
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KTM's youngster isn't going to let Tedesco coast to the championship - Broome-Tioga
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Honda's Andrew Short lost ground in points to Alessi, but still made it up on the podium with 3rd overall - Broome-Tioga
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After faltering in Moto 1 with two falls, Tedesco came back for 3rd in Moto 2. The championship keeps getting closer - Broome-Tioga
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Those ain't heading onto the mantel, the woodpile maybe. What the hell? Are they trying to give RC a hernia? - Broome-Tioga
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Stewart started off good - Broome-Tioga
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After being passed by RC, Stewart came back up to challenge but this was as close as he got - Broome-Tioga
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The Moto 2 spill would cause an unspecified arm injury and force Stewart to retire - Broome-Tioga
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Ernesto Fonseca has been stepping up of late, he snagged his first-ever 250 podium finish three weeks ago and hasn't finished off of it since - Broome-Tioga
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Yamaha's David Vuillemin has been solid all year and sits tied for 3rd in points - Broome-Tioga
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Kevin Windham, he hangs in there and races hard every week. If he was racing in an RC-less era would he not be the dominant rider right now? - Broome-Tioga
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Carmichael... what is there to say? - Broome-Tioga
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Carmichael just needs a 16th place finish to put the final nail in the coffin at Steel City - Broome-Tioga
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Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael is the 2005 AMA Motocross Champion - Steel City
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Carmichael celebrates his championship with his friends and a few bottles of bubbly - Steel City
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Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael crossed the finish line and got a free bottle of champagne to go along with another number one plate - Steel City
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AMSOIL Honda's Kevin Windham was runner-up at Steel City
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Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael grabbed the lead and checks out - Steel City
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Makita Suzuki's Broc Hepler won the 125 overall - Steel City
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Makita Suzuki's Broc Hepler had the crowd on his side at Steel City
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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Ivan 'Hot Sauce' Tedesco is one race away from the 2005 125 Motocross title - Steel City
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Although Red Bull KTM's Mike Alessi has started to find his groove here near the end of the season he could still win it all - Steel City
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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Grant Langston had the points lead early on - Steel City
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Red Bull KTM's Mike Alessi (800) and Makita Suzuki's Broc Hepler have been rivals for a long time - Steel City
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Makita Suzuki's Broc Hepler runs down some slower riders - Steel City
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Red Bull KTM's Mike Alessi (800) and Makita Suzuki's Broc Hepler (60) battle for the moto win - Steel City
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250-class racing action gets underway at Steel City
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There can be no denying it, Makita Suzuki's Ricky Carmichael is the greatest - Glen Helen
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Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki's Ivan Tedesco sporting his MXdN number raced his way to the championship - Glen Helen
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Joaquim Rodrigues leads Jeff Alessi in 125 action - Glen Helen
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Red Bull KTM's Mike Alessi hasn't endeared himself in his rookie season, with his Glen Helen antics causing Tedesco to vow future retaliation - Glen Helen
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The 125 class this year was a wild card; for a while it looked like Mike Brown was on top, Langston won four, Hepler, Short and Grant ran strong, not to mention a stellar rookie effort by Alessi, but it was Tedesco put together solid performances all year long to take the championship - Glen Helen
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Grant Langston's season has been a head scratcher, finishing with four victories but just fourth place in championship points. He ended the year strong with the overall - Glen Helen
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Honda rider Travis Preston was consistent, if not spectacular, and turned in a solid performance every race, finishing 5th in overall championship points - Glen Helen
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2005 was another year of RC followed by everyone else. Will anyone emerge to challenge the G.O.A.T.? - Glen Helen
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David Vuillemin may have gotten edged out of the final championship podium by a scant two points, but still had an incredible campaign in 2005 finishing as Yamaha's top placed rider - Glen Helen
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Honda's Ernesto Fonseca finished the year strong and ends things up with a third place in championship points. Will his success carry over to next year, and with what team? - Glen Helen
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Kawasaki's Mike Byrne has been a top ten rider all year long and finished up 6th in championship points. Who would have thought that he would be the top Kawasaki rider in the 250 class? - Glen Helen
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RC sported his MXdN number, 101, as he cruised to his routine 1-1 overall victory - Glen Helen
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Honda's Kevin Windham finished in his customary 2nd overall, but did he lay off of teammate Ernesto Fonseca in Moto 2 so that the Costa Rican could finished ahead of Yamaha's David Vuillemin for third in championship points? - Glen Helen
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It was a very strong week for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki Team with Tedesco claiming the championship and Langston taking the Glen Helen overall with new rider Ryan Villipoto following in second - Glen Helen