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.