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AMA Chevy Trucks US Motorcross Championships head East to High Point

24 May 2000

     PICKERINGTON, Ohio -- The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA)

Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross Championships will arrive May 28 at scenic High

Point Raceway in Mt. Morris, Pa., bringing a weekend of top-caliber racing

and fan-friendly activities to western Pennsylvania.

     Nestled in a ridge topping the Allegheny mountains, High Point Raceway

draws fans from up and down the east coast with it's excellent sight lines,

camping, kid's playground and festival atmosphere.

     High Point marks round three of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S. Motocross

Championships, and the leaders are starting to emerge from the pack in both

the 250cc and 125cc divisions. Floridian Ricky Carmichael and Team Chevy

Trucks Kawasaki lead the 250cc field after taking the overall win at the

season opener in San Bernardino, Calif., and a third-place overall last

weekend in Sacramento.

     Frenchman Sebastian Tortelli and the Factory Honda squad are ranked

second in points, having taken a second and a third-place finish in the

first two rounds. Tortelli is chased by fellow Frenchman David Vuillemin,

who trails by just 4 points. Vuillemin and the factory Yamaha team gained

momentum last weekend by taking the overall victory in Sacramento, and

they'll be looking to do the same at High Point.

     1999 AMA Motocross Champ Greg Albertyn and the factory Suzuki team are

currently ranked sixth in points, but odds are the South African is still

confident and keeping his eye on the season championship. During the first

and second races of the 1999 season, Albertyn was struggling just to finish

in the top 10. Then Albertyn used the '99 High Point race to stage a rally,

winning both motos, and starting a surge of wins, podium and top-five

finishes that lasted for the rest of the season and won him the

championship title.

     In the 125cc division, Californian Steve Lamson leads after taking the

overall win last weekend aboard the Works Connection Honda. But Frenchman

Stephane Roncada and the Yamaha of Troy team are in hot pursuit, trailing

Lamson by a mere 3-point margin. Roncada took the overall victory at the

San Bernardino season opener, and also won the first moto at the Sacramento


     While at the High Point round, be sure to stop by the Chevy Trucks

tent in the vendor mall for rider autograph sessions, free decals and other

giveaway items. And keep your eyes open for the Chevy Trucks fan team,

driving on the track between motos in the fire red Z71 Chevy pickup. Fans

who display their enthusiasm for motocross (and Chevy Trucks) are rewarded

with official Chevy Truck T-shirts.

     For tickets to the High Point round of the AMA Chevy Trucks U.S.

Motocross Championships, call (304) 284-0084. For immediate post-race

results, rider information, AMA Pro Racing notes and news, check