January 12, 1997 |
South African Greg Albertyn, who won two world motocross championships before coming to the United States three years ago to ride for Suzuki, finally ended a string of disappointments by winning his first AMA Supercross Saturday night in the Coliseum. Albertyn took the lead from World Supercross champion Jeff Emig of Riverside on the seventh lap of the 20-lap main event and was never challenged. After Emig fell a lap later, Doug Henry took over second place.
January 6, 2002 |
Ricky Carmichael's bid for a record-breaking 14th consecutive supercross victory came to a horrifying end Saturday night when the 22-year-old landed head first on the track following a crash in the main event at Edison Field in Anaheim. Carmichael, the defending supercross champion, was in second place midway through the fifth lap of the 20-lap final, trailing eventual winner David Vuilleman of France, when he cleared a small jump and landed on his front wheel on the other side.
January 17, 1997
When Supercross riders show up Saturday night at the Coliseum for the second round of their stadium motocross series, they will find a different course from the one used last week. Four-time champion Jeremy McGrath is hoping the change will also mean a change for him. In his first ride on a Suzuki after switching from Honda, he finished 15th, his worst placing since becoming a professional.
February 3, 2002 |
How fitting it would have been for Jeremy McGrath to win the 25th supercross event at Edison Field on Saturday night. But the series' winningest rider at Anaheim provided little more than a big tease, as Ricky Carmichael won for the second week in a row, taking Round 5 of the AMA/EA Sports Supercross Series in front of 45,050. McGrath, the owner/rider aboard a Yamaha who won seven series championships, thrilled the crowd early and led the first nine laps. McGrath has won eight events at Anaheim.
January 8, 2000 |
If Ezra Lusk could win in Supercross elsewhere the way he does in California, the quiet Georgian might well take the coveted No. 1 plate away from six-time champion Jeremy McGrath. Lusk, who recently moved from Bainbridge, Ga., to Lake Elsinore to be closer to Honda's training track, raced four times in California last year--and won four times. Three races were in the AMA national series, two of them at Anaheim's Edison Field and one in San Diego.
January 28, 1996 |
It happened again. Jeremy McGrath looked like Clark Kent on two wheels. McGrath, from Sun City, made it three for three in the AMA Supercross Series on Saturday night at Anaheim Stadium, winning the 20-lap main event. Again. McGrath was followed to the finish by Acton's Damon Huffman on a Kawasaki, Honda teammate Steve Lamson of Pollock Pines, Calif., and Mike LaRocco of South Bend, Ind., on a Suzuki.