2005 AMA Lockhart Phillips Formula Xtreme Championship

Round 9: Road Atlanta, Braselton, GA

September 3, 2005

Call him The Man. And now, for the eighth time in his storied career, call him The Champ: Miguel DuHamel, 2005 AMA Formula Xtreme Champion, to be precise.

And boy what a finish it was, with the entire season נand the FX crown נ riding on todayӳ final round at Road Atlanta as Team Hondaӳ Jake Zemke and DuHamel rolled into Braselton, GA, separated by just five points. More than just the checkered flag was on the line, as the ultimate title decision would also be determined by which racer could come away with the most laps led.

Simply put, Hollywood couldnӴ have dreamt up a better, more dramatic storyline. The fact that the two stars were both Red Riders merely made this blockbuster all the more watchable.

DuHamel entered the race trailing Zemke and needing not only the win but also the point that comes with most laps led to successfully defend his FX crown. Needless to say, both the famously relentless DuHamel and Zemke, whoӤ be going for his first career AMA title, were going to leave everything out on the track. And if their almost two straight seasons of lead-swapping, bar-banging dogfights were any indication, this final 15-lap showdown promised to be epic.

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