Grant Langston is the 2007 AMA Motocross Champion!
Congratulations to Grant Langston on winning the 2007 AMA Motocross Championship! Langston went 1-3 at Glen Helen over the weekend to clinch his first Championship in the premiere 450F Motocross Class! With this Championship Langston has won just about every championship that a rider can win in Motocross: 2000 FIM 125cc World Champion, 2003 AMA Motocross 125cc Champion, 2003 AMA Supermoto Champion, 2005 AMA Supercross Lites West Champion, 2006 AMA Supercross Lites East Champion, and now the 2007 AMA Motocross Champion (450F)!
After starting off the season a little slow--he placed outside the top 5 in all but 1 of the first 7 races--GL got a hold of the new 2008 Yamaha and was riding like a man on a mission. In the remaining 5 races Langston got 2nd overall twice and won the last 3 races in a row!
Tim Ferry had a rough go at it at Glen Helen. Little mistakes kept him from moving up and passing guys for valuable championship points. After starting the season strong with multiple podium finishes--2 moto wins and 1 overall win--Ferry rode strong but not his best in the final few rounds. Ferry ended up fourth in the Championship points.
Motocross Championship Standings
In the Lites Class, etnies' Josh Grant of team SoBe/Samsung Mobile/Honda also had a rough time at Glen Helen. In moto 1 at Glen Helen Josh was running fast up front with Villo and Townley, but a nasty crash mid-way through left him with a DNF and unable to ride the 2nd moto. Fortunately for Josh, he had such a large points lead over the next closest rider he still finished third in the AMA Motocross Lites Championship! Congrats, Josh!
Lites Championship Standings
- 544 Ryan Villopoto
- 525 Ben Townley
- 346 Josh Grant etnies
- 277 Jason Lawrence etnies
- 267 Ryan Dungey
- 255 Jake Weimer etnies