Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing Series Statistical Report

NEWS May 17, 2012

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing Series Statistical Report

FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic
Prairie City OHV Park – Rancho Cordova, Calif., May 19

• Hangtown enters its 44th year as a motocross national. It is the oldest race on the schedule.
• A total of seven different countries will be represented on the starting gate across both the 250 and 450 Classes on Saturday afternoon.
• James Stewart has competed in just one Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race since winning the 450 Class title in 2008 – the 2010 Unadilla National.
• Ryan Dungey will look to give KTM its first overall win in the 450 Class this season.
• Stewart and Dungey will each look to become the first multiple title winner since Ricky Carmichael, who retired following the 2007 season.
• Ivan Tedesco won the 2005 championship in the 250 Class for Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki. Six seasons later, he returns to the division as a member of the same team. Tedesco has not competed in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship full time since the 2009 season.
• Dean Wilson is the first 250 Class Champion to defend his title since Ryan Villopoto in 2008.
• At 18 years of age, Ken Roczen is the youngest rider in the series.

450 Class Stats

• The first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race was held at Hangtown on April 8, 1974, with Bill Grossi winning on a Honda.
• This will be the 39th time the gate will drop for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Hangtown.
• Hangtown wins by brand:

Honda: 16
Kawasaki: 8
Suzuki: 6
Yamaha: 6
Can-Am: 1
Husqvarna: 1

• Last win at Hangtown by brand:

Honda: 2011
Kawasaki: 2010
Suzuki: 2009
Yamaha: 2000

• First time winners at Hangtown: Mike Alessi – 2009 (Suzuki); James Stewart Jr. - 2006 (Kawasaki); David Vuillemin - 2000 (Yamaha); Kevin Windham - 1999 (Honda); Rick Johnson - 1992 (Yamaha); John Dowd – 1991 (Honda); Jeff Stanton – 1989 (Honda); Alan King – 1984 (Honda); Kent Howerton – 1980 (Suzuki); Marty Smith – 1977 (Honda); Bill Grossi – 1974 (Honda).

• Ricky Carmichael is the winningest rider at Hangtown with five victories.
• James Stewart earned his first 450 Class victory at Hangtown in 2006.
• Yamaha has not won at Hangtown since 2000 when David Vuillemin earned his inaugural 450 Class victory.
• Chad Reed ended a six-year drought for Honda at Hangtown last season.
• From 2002 to 2008, only two riders won at Hangtown: Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart. Carmichael captured four straight victories from 2002-2005. Since then, only two additional riders have won: Mike Alessi and Chad Reed.
• Mike Alessi’s first-career victory in both the 250 Class and 450 Class came at Hangtown.

250 Class Stats

• The first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 250 Class race was held April 8, 1974, with Marty Smith winning on a Honda.
• This will be the 39th time the gate will drop for a Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 250 Class race at Hangtown.

• Hangtown wins by brand:

Kawasaki: 11
Suzuki: 11
Honda: 8
Yamaha: 5
KTM: 3

• Last win by brand at Hangtown:

Kawasaki: 2011
Honda: 2010
KTM: 2006
Suzuki: 1994
Yamaha: 1991

• First time winners at Glen Helen: Blake Baggett – 2011 (Kawasaki); Eli Tomac – 2010 (Honda); Christophe Pourcel – 2009 (Kawasaki); Mike Alessi - 2006 (KTM); Damon Huffman - 1994 (Suzuki); Jeremy McGrath - 1993 (Honda); Steve Lamson – 1992 (Honda); Doug Henry – 1991 (Yamaha); Brian Myerscough – 1979 (Suzuki); Bob Hannah – 1976 (Yamaha); and Marty Smith – 1974 (Honda).

• Steve Lamson and Mark Barnett are the winningest 250 Class riders at Hangtown with four wins apiece. Barnett won his four races consecutively.

• For the last three seasons, the Hangtown was the site of its winner’s first career win – Blake Baggett, Eli Tomac and Christophe Pourcel.

• Eli Tomac made history in 2010 by becoming the first rider in history to win his professional debut.

• Jeremy McGrath earned his first professional motocross victory at Hangtown in 1993.

• Yamaha and Suzuki have gone winless at Hangtown for a combined 31 years. Damon Huffman gave Suzuki its last Hangtown win in 1994. Doug Henry won for Yamaha in 1991.

Past Winners

HANGTOWN MOTOCROSS CLASSIC
Rancho Cordova, Calif.
450 Class
Date / Winner / Hometown / Machine
May 21, 2011 / Chad Reed, Australia / Honda
May 22, 2010 / Chad Reed, Australia / Kawasaki
May 30, 2009 / Mike Alessi, Victorville, CA / Suzuki
June 1, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
May 20, 2007 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
May 21, 2006 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
May 22, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
May 16, 2004 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
May 18, 2003 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
May 19, 2002 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
May 20, 2001 / Sebastien Tortelli, France / Honda
May 21, 2000 / David Vuillemin, France / Yamaha
May 16, 1999 / Kevin Windham, Ethel, LA / Honda
May 17, 1998 / Jeremy McGrath, Menifee, CA / Yamaha
May 4, 1997 / Greg Albertyn, South Africa / Suzuki
May 5, 1996 / Jeremy McGrath, Menifee, CA / Honda
May 7, 1995 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
May 1, 1994 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
June 20, 1993 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
June 14, 1992 / Damon Bradshaw, Mooresville, NC / Yamaha
March 24, 1991 / John Dowd, Chicopee, MA / Honda
April 1, 1990 / Jeff Ward, San Juan Capistrano, CA / Kawasaki
April 23, 1989 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
March 27, 1988 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
March 22, 1987 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
April 6, 1986 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
March 31, 1985 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
April 8, 1984 / Alan King, Troy, MI / Honda
March 27, 1983 / Bob Hannah, Carson City, NV / Honda
March 28, 1982 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
March 29, 1981 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
March 23, 1980 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
March 25, 1979 / Bob Hannah, Carson City, NV / Yamaha
April 9, 1978 / Bob Hannah, Carson City, NV / Yamaha
April 10, 1977 / Marty Smith, San Diego, CA / Honda
April 4, 1976 / Jim Ellis, East Hampton, CT / Can-Am
April 6, 1975 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Husqvarna
April 8, 1974 / Bill Grossi, Santa Cruz, CA / Honda

250 Class

Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine
May 21, 2011 / Blake Baggett, Cortez, Colo. / Kawasaki
May 22, 2010 / Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo. / Honda
May 30, 2009 / Christophe Pourcel, France / Kawasaki
June 1, 2008 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
May 20, 2007 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
May 21, 2006 / Mike Alessi, Victorville, CA / KTM
May 22, 2005 / Grant Langston, South Africa / Kawasaki
May 16, 2004 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
May 18, 2003 / Ryan Hughes, Temecula, CA / KTM
May 19, 2002 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
May 20, 2001 / Grant Langston, South Africa / KTM
May 21, 2000 / Steve Lamson, Murrieta, CA / Honda
May 16, 1999 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
May 17, 1998 / Steve Lamson, Riverside, CA / Honda
May 4, 1997 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
May 5, 1996 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
May 7, 1995 / Ryan Hughes, Escondido, CA / Kawasaki
May 1, 1994 / Damon Huffman, Saugus, CA / Suzuki
June 20, 1993 / Jeremy McGrath, Murrieta, CA / Honda
June 14, 1992 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
March 24, 1991 / Doug Henry, Fairfield, CT / Yamaha
April 1, 1990 / Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK / Suzuki
April 23, 1989 / Damon Bradshaw, Charlotte, NC / Yamaha
March 28, 1988 / Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK / Suzuki
March 22, 1987 / George Holland, Kerman, CA / Suzuki
April 6, 1986 / Erik Kehoe, Granada Hills, CA / Suzuki
March 31, 1985 / Ron Lechien, El Cajon, CA / Honda
April 8, 1984 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
March 27, 1983 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
March 28, 1982 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
March 29, 1981 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
March 23, 1980 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
March 25, 1979 / Brian Myerscough, Calimesa, CA / Suzuki
April 9, 1978 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
April 10, 1977 / Danny LaPorte, Yucca Valley, CA / Suzuki
April 4, 1976 / Bob Hannah, Whittier, CA / Yamaha
April 6, 1975 / Tim Hart, Torrance, CA / Yamaha
April 8, 1974 / Marty Smith, San Diego, CA / Honda

500cc Motocross

Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine
March 31, 1985 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
April 8, 1984 / David Bailey, Axton, VA / Honda
March 27, 1983 / Danny Chandler, Foresthill, CA / Honda

2011 Final Stats

450 Class Point Standings – After 12 of 12 rounds
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 526
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki – 514
3. Chad Reed, Kurri Kurri, Australia, Honda – 429
4. Brett Metcalfe, Mannum, Australia, Suzuki – 374
5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM – 304
6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 271
7. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha – 218
8. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM – 196
9. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda – 193
10. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 173

Overall Wins

Chad Reed – 4
Ryan Dungey – 4
Ryan Villopoto – 3
Brett Metcalfe – 1
Moto Wins
Ryan Villopoto – 10
Chad Reed – 7
Ryan Dungey – 6
Justin Barcia – 1

Overall Wins by Brand

Suzuki – 5
Honda – 4
Kawasaki – 3
Laps Led (total)
Ryan Villopoto – 144
Ryan Dungey – 92
Chad Reed – 75
Justin Barcia – 37
Mike Alessi – 15
Christian Craig – 10
Davi Millsaps – 6
Kevin Windham – 6
Total: 369

Holeshot Winners (total)

Ryan Villopoto – 5
Ryan Dungey – 4
Chad Reed – 4
Mike Alessi – 3
Christian Craig – 2
Jake Weimer – 2
Justin Barcia – 1
Justin Brayton – 1
Brett Metcalfe – 1
Kevin Windham – 1

250 Class Point Standings – After 12 of 12 rounds

1. Dean Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland, Kawasaki – 538
2. Tyla Rattray, Durban, South Africa, Kawasaki – 472
3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki – 469
4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 314
5. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 311
6. Gareth Swanepoel, Johannesburg, South Africa, Yamaha – 300
7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki – 253
8. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 213
9. Martin Davalos, Quito, Ecuador, Suzuki – 213
10. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Honda – 195

Overall Wins

Blake Baggett – 5
Tyla Rattray – 4
Dean Wilson – 3
Moto Wins
Dean Wilson – 11
Blake Baggett – 8
Tyla Rattray – 4
Gareth Swanepoel – 1
Overall Wins by Brand

Kawasaki – 12
Laps Led (total)
Dean Wilson – 150
Blake Baggett – 79
Tyla Rattray – 66
Justin Barcia – 24
Gareth Swanepoel – 13
Darryn Durham – 11
Justin Bogle – 10
Ryan Sipes – 9
Eli Tomac – 9
Alex Martin – 3
Jimmy DeCotis – 2
Kyle Cunningham – 1
Nico Izzi – 1
Total: 363

Holeshot Winners (total)

Justin Barcia – 7
Dean Wilson – 4
Kyle Cunningham – 2
Jimmy DeCotis – 2
Tyla Rattray – 2
Gannon Audette – 1
Blake Baggett – 1
Justin Bogle – 1
Wil Hahn – 1
Marvin Musquin – 1
Malcolm Stewart – 1
Gareth Swanepoel – 1

Television coverage for Saturday’s FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic begins with the return of live coverage of the opening motos for both the 450 and 250 Classes on FUEL TV as well as online at AlliSports.com, beginning at 4 p.m. EST. Final moto coverage of both classes can be seen via same-day coverage on NBC Sports Network at 12:30 a.m. EST.

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