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Old 02-24-2006, 05:44 PM
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February 24, 2006


Penalty Issued for Illegal Fuel at San Diego Supercross
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PICKERINGTON, Ohio (February 24, 2006) – AMA Pro Racing has announced that Ricky Carmichael has been penalized 25 points for using illegal fuel at round six of the Amp’d Mobile AMA Supercross Series at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, Calif., on February 11.

Fuel samples from eight motorcycles were collected at the San Diego round and the sample from the motorcycle of Ricky Carmichael was found to be in non-compliance. Fuel from the motorcycles of Mike Alessi, Grant Langston, Jeremy McGrath, Nate Ramsey, Chad Reed, Andrew Short and James Stewart was found to be in compliance.

As is required by the AMA Supercross/Motocross rulebook, the samples were sent to a certified testing lab which confirmed the results of the testing.

AMA Pro Racing has required the use of unleaded fuel in the AMA Supercross Series and the AMA Motocross Championship since the 2004 racing season.
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:48 PM
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Looks like it's the Reed and Bubba show now for the championship
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:50 PM
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I thought this must be a joke so checked out the AMA site. Nope, not a joke. Disappointing, I'm an RC fan. This all but makes it impossible for him to win the series now, and I was enjoying the racing this season. Should be interesting to see how this shakes down. Man, S.D. hasn't been kind to him has it. /Mike
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:50 PM
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Again!! Dang...well Stewart's winning!
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Old 02-24-2006, 05:54 PM
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Holy CRAP, I thought you were playing a mean joke as a spin off from the other thread. But I just read that report on RacerX. Darn Darn Darn. The GOAT is tarnished. I'm in mourning.

Surely this will be appealed.
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:06 PM
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This makes NO SENSE!!!!! There is NO WAY a risk like this should be taken. I seriously doubt RC had any knowledge of this. He wouldn't want to win unless it was straight up.
Jeeze! Talk about unwelcome news! We get the best season of racing in years and this happens! I reckon somebody is going to lose their job.
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:17 PM
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Ya never know, though. It is Ricky...and others have likely chances of wrecking again so...
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:17 PM
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You have got to be kidding me...
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:19 PM
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I guess now we know what RC was referring to when he said they had taken care of the problem with his starts. Just kidding. That really sucks for RC. At least now we know why he was faster than Reed... Oh man, I just couldn't resist. This will truly be a season to remember if RC is in contention by Las Vegas! Believe me, it could happen. 9 rounds left, 3 points per round on CR = 27 points made up which means RC would lose by 7 points. However, it's unlikely that RC and Reed will finish 1 - 2 for the last nine rounds. There is definately room for RC to make a sweet comeback. This should be good.
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:19 PM
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Um...geez. I'm shocked, really.
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:21 PM
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Yet still Bubba can hang with him...
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:21 PM
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Wonder how many fans will be saying that RC needs the illegal fuel to win?
My guess is no-one. Funny how same wasn't said about Chad Reed last year in Texas..... :
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:23 PM
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sounds like someone on Team Suzuki pissed off the geniuses at the AMA. Just like team Yamaha and Kawasaki did last year. Or maybe that is what SW told the Yamaha and Kawasaki boys last year "Yeah I know it doesn't mean squat but hey.....I gotta flex my muscles so you guys know I am here. Hey, I tell you what, if you guys drop it I will ding Carmichael next year and we will be even....what do you say? "


THE AMA...where incompetence is tolerated....and expected. No wonder Honda took their ball and went home.
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:25 PM
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Maybe the AMA is using the same staff as the superbowl officials?
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THE AMA...where incompetence is tolerated....and expected. No wonder Honda took their ball and went home.
I love that!
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Maybe the AMA is using the same staff as the superbowl officials?
LOL yeah...the AMA...pppfffhhh
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well that sucks.

Bubba still has a long way to go to catch reed and he certainly has been the most inconsistant of the 3 this year.
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:40 PM
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ooopsie.... looks like somone got their gas cans mixed up!
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Old 02-24-2006, 06:52 PM
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YAWNS i am so tired of seeing this kind of crap. NEXTEL, MX, SX, everywhere. it's discusting (sp)im ready for bed i am so tired of this i bet someone smelled some nice race gas... seems to have a nice smell to it
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Old 02-24-2006, 07:10 PM
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I think they need to rethink this rule. Nobody wants to see a championship decided by a test of .0001 oz. of something in fuel that could just be from a mixed up container, funnel, whatever. There is no way that a trace amount makes any difference on the track. I do understand the reason behind testing fuel, but come on. This happens every year, and I would put money on most if not all just being accidents.
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