American Wins His Second Mild Seven Supercross Title

American motorcross racer Paul Lindsey won the championship of the Mild Seven Cam­bodia Supercross ’98 on Sunday for his second win in Cambodia.

Tomokuni Osada from Japan came in second despite injuries he suffered from a crash in the first round Saturday. Another American, Jared Carlson, followed Osada in the Sunday’s final round of the two-day event at Olympic Stadium.

The champion won $1,200 while second and third paid $800 and $500, respectively.

Four Cambodian racers participated along with 19 foreigners in the third annual event. The Cambodians, who took a five-month intensive training course, challenged professional racers from overseas in the Saturday’s first round, but none made the final round.

On both Saturday and Sunday, the 50,000-seat stadium was packed with cheering motorcross enthusiasts.

The Cambodia Supercross ’98 is one the last competitions for Lindsey, who also won the event in 1996.

The 32-year-old said he will retire from racing because he will soon become a father for the first time.

“I am very happy to get this first place because it was not easy to get it,” he said after the race.

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