Carmichael captures record 100th motocross win.

Carmichael's milestone victory was hotly contested by his archrival, Kawasaki's James Stewart. After Stewart walked away with a narrow first moto victory, the stage was set for Carmichael to earn the overall by winning race two – and RC found himself in second place, trailing Stewart, in the early stages of the final race.

Carmichael stuck to Stewart's rear tire for the opening 11 laps, missing on every attempt to overtake the lead, then made a high speed pass at the top of one of Budds Creeks' hills. Once out front, Carmichael never looked back and wound up cruising to the win, the 148th of his career.

"I told you guys from the beginning that it was going to be hard for me to win this weekend," said Carmichael. "He got me both starts today. I was just riding behind him trying to make a move. On this track it was hard for me to do anything on him. The section I finally passed him, James had a great line on the inside the entire race. The lap I passed him I was finally able to get by him and kept it clean from there."

Kawasaki's Ryan Villopoto picked up his first series win of the season in AMA Motocross Lites.

With the win, Villopoto, who is the reigning AMA Motocross Lites champion, extended his points lead to 14 points over Kawasaki team-mate Ben Townley. Villopoto was completely dominant on this day, winning both motos with double digit margins of victory. Townley turned in 2-2 moto finishes for second overall, while Yamaha's Jason Lawrence was third overall (3-3).

The AMA Toyota Motocross Championship, presented by FMF, will take a one-week hiatus before heading to Michigan on June 30-July 1.

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