FMF Full Throttle Launch Party

FMF Full Throttle Launch Party

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Last night was the official launch of FMF Apparel at the La Jolla Group and also kick off of the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Some of the industry folks in attendance included: Davi Millsaps, Coy Gibbs, Jeff Emig, Kyle Loza and many more. There was also a custom FMF Tee pressing station and live music performed by 80’s cover band “Flash Back Heart Attack”. To purchase the new FMF Apparel visit: www.FMFRacing.com

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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


2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Notes and Stats: FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic

Only a day remains until the gate drops on the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, with the FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic in Sacramento. The world’s best riders and teams have spent countless hours over the past two weeks, testing and dialing in their bikes for the toughest championship on the planet.

Over the course of 12 weekends this summer, riders in the premier 450 Class and highly-competitive 250 Class will do battle for 24 motos. Additionally, the world’s fastest women riders will go head-to-head for eight rounds in the Women’s Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing.

With a season-ending injury to reigning 450 Class Champion Ryan Villopoto, who rides for Monster Energy Kawasaki, the premier division title is up for grabs this summer. Additionally, injured TwoTwo Motorsports/Bel-Ray Honda rider Chad Reed leaves one less title contender in the field.

In their absence, Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and new Team Yoshimura Suzuki rider, James Stewart, assume the lead roles in the division. These two former champions know what it takes to win a title in the world’s most prestigious motocross championship, but they will be challenged by a talented field of former race winners and competitors eager to leave their mark on the series.

450 Class

Monster Energy Kawasaki

With Villopoto on the sidelines, former World Motocross MX2 Champion, Tyla Rattray, will make the move into the 450 Class after three seasons in the 250 Class. Rattray is no stranger to winning in Lucas Oil Motocross and will look to take advantage of his valuable experience to become an instant challenger in the premier class.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to ride for Monster Energy Kawasaki in the 450 Class,” said Rattray. “I wanted to ride the KX450F outdoors and feel really comfortable on it already.”

Jake Weimer’s first season in the 450 Class in 2011 is sure to pay big dividends in his sophomore campaign. Unlike last season when he entered the championship coming off an injury, Weimer is at full-strength this summer and is prepared to take his shot at the title.

“I’m looking forward to Hangtown,” said Weimer. “I finished the Supercross season strong and look forward to being on the podium (at the Nationals) as well. The goal is to be there every weekend and battle up front.”

Red Bull KTM

This season, the Austrian-based KTM team signed 2010 Champion Ryan Dungey. The relationship has proven to be a fruitful one so far, with Dungey grabbing four victories in the AMA Supercross Championship. KTM’s success at the Nationals has been limited, having never won an overall, but Dungey has the tools to bring the brand into the forefront of the premier class and add to the history he’s already made for the team this season.

“I’m looking forward to getting the (motocross) season started,” said Dungey. “I’m in a good place on the new KTM, and the team and I have laid down a lot of laps in recent weeks testing. It’s great to be back working with Roger (DeCoster) again. I have total confidence in the team he has assembled and the new KTM 450SX-F as we prepare for the season opener this weekend at Hangtown.”

Team Yoshimura Suzuki

James Stewart’s move to Suzuki has been the biggest news coming into the 2012 season, and will likely remain the most prominent storyline throughout the season. Stewart has not raced full time in Lucas Oil Motocross since his championship-winning season in 2008, when he joined Ricky Carmichael as the only other rider in history to amass a perfect season, winning all 24 motos. What the effect of Stewart’s time away from the series will have on his speed and stamina remains to be seen, but with such impressive accolades, he is widely considered to be a title threat.

“I’m really looking forward to joining the team,” said Stewart. “I’m very excited. I love the bike. Ever since I rode it from day one, I knew it was a great opportunity for me to come out and showcase my talent.”

Brett Metcalfe will compete alongside Stewart at the Suzuki rig. Following a breakthrough motocross season one year ago in which he was able to grab his first career victory on U.S. soil, Metcalfe is poised to be one of the biggest threats to Dungey and Stewart. While he experienced some ups and downs during the AMA Supercross season, Metcalfe is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to race the Nationals and potentially even learn from his successful new teammate.

Team Honda Muscle Milk

American Honda’s efforts in the 450 Class this season will be anchored by Justin Brayton, who has already established a breakthrough season thanks to a strong effort in the AMA Supercross Championship. With Trey Canard out for the year with an injury, Brayton has stepped up and now enters Lucas Oil Motocross with a lot of momentum. Brayton is a former moto winner in the 450 Class, and will look to grab that elusive first career win this summer.

Tommy Hahn will step in as a substitute for the 2012 season. Like Brayton, Hahn has tasted victory in the 450 Class, coincidentally taking the overall win at the very same race that Brayton won his lone moto, back at Steel City during the 2009 championship. Hahn has been recovering from a broken leg for most of 2012, but he’s ready to get back out on the track and take advantage of the opportunity before him.

Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX

Davi Millsaps is coming off the best AMA Supercross season of his career, finishing second in the championship, and now he enters Lucas Oil Motocross with considerable momentum and confidence. The Joe Gibbs Racing team hasn’t seen the success it had hoped for in 2012, but Millsaps has proven to be a bright spot. JGRMX is entering its fifth season at the Nationals and Millsaps will look to add to the team’s one overall victory over that span.

Joe Gibbs Racing announced just prior to the season that Kyle Regal will campaign the summer as its second rider. Regal has proven to be an impressive motocross rider over the past few seasons, with overall podium finishes to his credit. Now, with the best opportunity of his young career ahead of him, Regal will look to build on that success.

MotoConcepts Suzuki

Mike Alessi has been one of Lucas Oil Motocross’ most consistent threats since his runner-up finish in the 2007 premier class championship. This year, Alessi enters the Nationals aboard the same bike on which he achieved some of his greatest success – a Suzuki. Alessi will campaign the summer for the well-respected MotoConcepts team and while he may not be riding a factory bike, he is sure to be a regular at the front of the field.

Team Chaparral Honda

After a year away from the brand he has identified with for most of his 450 Class career, veteran rider Andrew Short is back aboard a Honda for the 2012 season. Short is the lone rider for the new L&Mc Racing team run by a couple of the sport’s most prominent figures – Larry Brooks and Jeremy McGrath. Short has already given the team a taste of victory in 2012, grabbing his first career AMA Supercross victory just about a month ago. As arguably the most consistent rider in the premier class over the past five seasons, Short will be looking to give his team even more success this summer.

Jeff Ward Racing Kawasaki

Former champion Jeff Ward has also ventured down the path of team ownership this season. Experienced riders Josh Grant and Kyle Chisholm will lead the way for the up-and-coming team, and both riders look to be challengers in the 450 Class this season. Grant is a former overall winner in the premier class and has also had some strong rides aboard his JWR machine during the AMA Supercross season. As for Chisholm, he has been a fixture in the top 10 in the 450 Class for the past few seasons and will be looking to take a step forward this summer.

250 Class

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki

Dean Wilson enters the 2012 season as the first rider in four years to defend his 250 Class title. While he is entering the Nationals on the mend with a lingering shoulder injury, Wilson is not going to let it slow him down or prevent him to wearing the coveted No. 1 plate all season long. As the champion, all eyes will be on Wilson throughout the season as a very talented field of riders look to unseat him from his position atop the 250 Class.

“I can’t wait to get out there,” said Wilson. “I’m confident in myself and my team and we’re ready to rock the number one.”

Last season, Blake Baggett was one of the 250 Class’ breakthrough stars, garnering more overall wins than any other rider in Lucas Oil Motocross, in either division. While consistency ultimately hindered Baggett’s chance at the title, he has a full year of experience under his belt and will likely be one of his teammate’s most formidable challengers this season.

“I’ve been counting down to Hangtown for a while now,” said Baggett. “(Motocross) is where I strive, so my expectations are to be on the box and take it from there.”

In one of the most interesting moves of the season, former 250 Class champion Ivan Tedesco is making his return to the division. The 2005 title winner has not competed full time at the Nationals since the 2009 season, when he broke through for his first career win in the 450 Class. He sees the chance to race for the very same team he won his championship with as an opportunity too good to pass up and will no doubt be a rider many will have their eyes on this summer.

GEICO Honda

Perhaps no team in the series has more momentum coming into the 2012 season than GEICO Honda. After sweeping the AMA Supercross Lites Regional titles this season, the team has two of the 250 Class’ hottest riders in Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac, and it is ready for the Nationals.

Barcia is entering his final season in the division and while his success in Lucas Oil Motocross has been mixed, he has shown tremendous growth this year. He gained valuable experience as a part-time competitor in the 450 Class last season and will no doubt look to use it to his advantage this summer.

“I’m looking forward to it definitely,” said Barcia. “I’m glad to be completely healthy going into (the) motocross season because that hasn’t happened in a while. Myself and the rest of the team had such a good year in Supercross and we want to be able to back it up during the (Nationals). We want to show everyone that we’re all-around riders.”

Tomac knows how to win in Lucas Oil Motocross, making history two seasons ago by becoming the first rider in history to win his professional debut. While he didn’t have the season he had hoped for last summer, Tomac has also shown considerable growth as a rider.

“I’m very much looking forward to Hangtown,” said Tomac. “I got a win there in 2010 in my first race as a pro. Last year wasn’t as good, but it was still a fourth-place finish. I think after the success the team had in Supercross, we’re all going to be dialed in right from the start. It’s going to be a really fun (motocross) season.”

Justin Bogle burst onto the Lucas Oil Motocross scene in the late stages of the 2011 season. While 2012 will officially be his rookie season, Bogle has already gone head-to-head against the best riders in the 250 Class and believes he can challenge for the podium consistently.

Wil Hahn rounds out a talented group of riders at GEICO Honda. While he has had to battle through some injuries this season, Hahn is back at full health and ready take on the Nationals with a team that is on the rise.

Red Bull KTM

The world-champion tandem of Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen make KTM a major threat this season in the 250 Class. Between them, this duo has captured the last three World Motocross MX2 Championships and both riders are looking to achieve the same success on U.S. soil.

Musquin enters his second Lucas Oil Motocross season and prior to an injury last summer, he looked to be a contender. While he doesn’t have as much experience as he would have hoped coming into a second season, Musquin knows how to run at the front of the field.

“There are a lot of good riders here in the U.S., so I don’t expect the 250 Class Championship to be at all easy,” said Musquin. “However, I’ve had a lot of success racing motocross home in Europe and won two world titles prior to coming to America last year, so I will draw on that experience to perform my best each week.”

As the youngest rider in all of the series, Roczen will generate a lot of attention. He has shown incredible speed for such a young age, but he has never gone head-to-head with the world’s best 250 Class riders in Lucas Oil Motocross. His rookie season will be one to watch as he aims to claim a World Championship and National Championship, back-to-back.

“I’m super excited for the motocross season,” said Roczen. “I think this will be my series to shine in because I love (the) racing. The longer, sweeping tracks are more my style and I love going fast. Supercross has tight tracks with big jumps, whereas motocross tracks are longer and faster. After winning the World Championship in Europe last year, I made the move to America to race fulltime so this will be my first season racing motocross in the U.S. I’m really excited and think I will do well in the 250 Class.”

Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki

So far, the 2012 season has shown a surge in competitiveness for the Rockstar Suzuki team. With perennial front-runner Blake Wharton leading the way, this team is looking for big things this summer.

Wharton missed the 2011 season due to injury, but the year off has proven to be beneficial. Wharton took a win during the AMA Supercross season and is no doubt looking for similar success at the Nationals.

Veteran Martin Davalos picked up the pace towards the end of his AMA Supercross campaign and is looking to carry it into a strong summer. While he’s still searching for his first career win, Davalos knows better than anyone on the team how to run up front and will look to show that.

Following a rookie season where he learned the highs and lows of the sport, sophomore rider Jason Anderson possesses a much greater confidence this season, and it’s showed. Anderson is looking to turn some heads in 2012 and could be one of the riders to watch this season.

Hunter Hewitt has also experienced some strong results this season, taking advantage of the experience and success of his teammates to improve his confidence as well. He’s in the midst of one of his best years and hopes it will continue into the summer.

Star/Valli Yamaha

Veteran rider Kyle Cunningham will carry the flag for the Star/Valli Yamaha team in the 250 Class this summer. Cunningham grabbed solid results last season and while he hasn’t had the season he’d hoped for to this point in 2012, he’ll look to turn things around at the Nationals.

Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda

The Troy Lee Designs team has been hit hard by injuries coming into the 2012 season and as a result, will enlist the services of veteran rider Billy Laninovich to get the ball rolling this summer. Laninovich has the experience to run up front and will look to carry the flag high for the team.

WMX Class

The Women’s Motocross Championship is shaping up to once again be a showdown between rivals Ashley Fiolek and Jessica Patterson. Fiolek captured her third title in four years last summer and will carry the No. 1 plate for Team Honda Muscle Milk. Fiolek, no doubt, has what it takes to win, but she will be forced to defend her crown against a determined Patterson, who joins the Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki team this season.

Also looking to challenge this duo is fellow veteran Tarah Gieger, who will once again compete for Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda, along with Team Honda Muscle Milk’s newest rider Sayaka Kaneshiro. Additionally, stalwarts like Mariana Balbi, Jacqueline Strong and Vicki Golden will also be in the mix.


2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series Preview

2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Series Preview

2012 has been a strange year in the world of professional Supercross and motocross racing. Last season was epic in many respects, where each series, both indoors and out, provided enough tension and excitement to hold everyone over for a while. We still find ourselves thinking about the weekly battles that ensued in the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series amongst five of the best riders to ever throw a leg over a dirt bike (Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, James Stewart, Chad Reed, and Trey Canard). Even though the racing was unscripted, it was more polished and enthralling than a WWE match could ever hope to be. When the riders headed outdoors, the racing continued to deliver.

Contrast 2011’s highs on top of highs, and this season has so far been awash with disappoint, dissatisfaction, and injuries, injuries, injuries. Even Villopoto, this year’s Supercross Class champ, is already out for the rest of the year with a torn ACL. Both Canard and Reed are also out for the rest of the year, while Dungey suffered a broken collarbone midway through SX (which he has since recovered from), and Stewart had enough crashes to last a lifetime. But, there is light on the horizon.

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450 Class

The opening round of the 2012 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Nationals is only a few days away near Sacramento, CA at Hangtown and with it comes a refreshed stable of riders. Getting the biggest news out of the way, Stewart has jumped ship from Joe Gibbs Racing and his three-plus years with Yamaha, over to the Yoshimura/Suzuki factory racing effort. The move was rumored for a long time and finally became official following the Las Vegas Supercross. James has not contested a full outdoor campaign since 2008, when he won every single moto on his way to the championship.

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James Stewart on the Yoshimura Suzuki

So, will the number seven be ready for the Outdoors despite his long absence from natural terrain racing? Apparently Stewart is so ready to race that he will actually be riding without a salary from his new team, as his new contract doesn’t technically kick in until 2013. What can we expect out of the new deal? On top of some great racing and ridiculous scrubs, this writer is hoping for some cool collaborations with one of Suzuki’s favorite sons and James’ old rival, Ricky Carmichael. Imagine an all out whip fest video from the Stewart Compound and Carmichael Ranch.

No one expected Stewart to go 24-0 back in 2008, but in truth, he didn’t really have much competition, especially after Mike Alessi got knocked out and run over at Red Bud. But this time around is different. While RV, Canard, and Reed are all out, Dungey is healthy, on semi-familiar equipment (although he’s yet to race the new KTM 450SX-F outdoors), and has two outdoor titles to his credit. The only time they ever lined up together for a motocross race, Dungey beat Stewart fair and square at the 2010 Unadilla National. Of course, Stewart was a little out of practice at the time, but a win is a win. Dungey knows how to bring home the W’s, is as fit as a finely tailored suit, and took the fight all the way to the final round last season against Villopoto. With Dungey on the prowl, Stewart can ill-afford any crashes if he wants to be in the title hunt.

But there are more than two riders in a motocross race. Although he will be on privateer (well-funded, but privateer nonetheless) equipment, Mike Alessi could be a factor in the championship. Back in 2009, Alessi went from having a surprisingly good Supercross season on factory Suzuki’s to a stellar start to the Nationals, winning two of the three opening rounds before busting his kneecap while prepping for Mt. Morris. This year, Alessi had another surprisingly good Supercross series aboard Suzuki’s and…well you get the idea. Keep an eye out for the number 800 MotoConcepts machine.

Then there are the guys who have been shuffled around, such as Tyla Rattray who has not only been bumped up from the 250 Class to 450s, but is going onto full factory equipment aboard Villopoto’s vacated Monster Energy Kawasaki ride alongside Jake Weimer. Tommy Hahn is another rider moving to factory equipment to ride with Justin Brayton on Honda Muscle Milk, while Kyle Regal is taking over Stewart’s old JGR/Yamaha machine to be Davi Millsaps’ new teammate. Add in Stewart’s new Yoshimura/Suzuki teammate, Brett Metcalfe, the JWR/Kawasaki duo of Josh Grant and Kyle Chisholm, Rockstar/Yamaha’s Nico Izzi and Ryan Sipes, plus Broc Tickle and Andrew Short and you have a whole slew of riders that will be fighting for podiums week in and week out. Get ready for some hardcore, big-bore, outdoor, braaap starting up this Saturday.

250 Class

Let’s not forget about the little guys. Okay, so they’re not little at all, and neither are the bikes, but the motors do have 200cc fewer than the premier class. The 250 Class is shaping up to be one heck of a season. While the class juggernaut, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki, will have Blake Baggett, Darryn Durham, and 2011 250 National champ Dean Wilson in the fray, the boys in green will have to deal with the boys in red.

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Dean Wilson will be running the #1 plate this season

A rejuvenated, reinvigorated, revamped, re…umm, re’d, GEICO/Honda team has been the talk of the town lately, winning both the Supercross East and West regions with Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac. Add in Wil Hahn and 2011 AMA Horizon Award winner Justin Bogle and you have a team with the potential to make the podium run red with…Hondas.

KTM has to like their odds at a championship run with the two riders who have claimed the last three FIM MX2 World Championships in a row: Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen. The Frenchman and the German are incredibly gifted outdoors, and will be contenders right off the bat. Some might argue that the two riders are more accustomed to GP-style tracks that tend to have a faster, more open layout. But, both Musquin and Roczen have proven they are more than capable in Supercross, so they should be just fine on the varying tracks of the AMA Pro Motocross tour.  

With an enormous roster of talent, look forward to an excellent summer of motocross racing. As always you can visit Supercross.com for coverage of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.


Notes and Stats on the FMF Hangtown Motocross Classic, Courtesy MX Sports

450 Class

Monster Energy Kawasaki: With Villopoto on the sidelines, former World Motocross MX2 Champion, Tyla Rattray, will make the move into the 450 Class after three seasons in the 250 Class. Rattray is no stranger to winning in Lucas Oil Motocross and will look to take advantage of his valuable experience to become an instant challenger in the premier class.

“I’m really excited about the opportunity to ride for Monster Energy Kawasaki in the 450 Class,” said Rattray. “I wanted to ride the KX450F outdoors and feel really comfortable on it already.”

Jake Weimer’s first season in the 450 Class in 2011 is sure to pay big dividends in his sophomore campaign. Unlike last season when he entered the championship coming off an injury, Weimer is at full-strength this summer and is prepared to take his shot at the title.

“I’m looking forward to Hangtown,” said Weimer. “I finished the Supercross season strong and look forward to being on the podium (at the Nationals) as well. The goal is to be there every weekend and battle up front.”

Red Bull KTM – This season, the Austrian-based KTM team signed 2010 Champion Ryan Dungey. The relationship has proven to be a fruitful one so far, with Dungey grabbing four victories in the AMA Supercross Championship. KTM’s success at the Nationals has been limited, having never won an overall, but Dungey has the tools to bring the brand into the forefront of the premier class and add to the history he’s already made for the team this season.

“I’m looking forward to getting the (motocross) season started,” said Dungey. “I’m in a good place on the new KTM, and the team and I have laid down a lot of laps in recent weeks testing. It’s great to be back working with Roger (DeCoster) again. I have total confidence in the team he has assembled and the new KTM 450SX-F as we prepare for the season opener this weekend at Hangtown.”

Team Yoshimura Suzuki – James Stewart’s move to Suzuki has been the biggest news coming into the 2012 season, and will likely remain the most prominent storyline throughout the season. Stewart has not raced full time in Lucas Oil Motocross since his championship-winning season in 2008, when he joined Ricky Carmichael as the only other rider in history to amass a perfect season, winning all 24 motos. What the effect of Stewart’s time away from the series will have on his speed and stamina remains to be seen, but with such impressive accolades, he is widely considered to be a title threat.

“I’m really looking forward to joining the team,” said Stewart. “I’m very excited. I love the bike. Ever since I rode it from day one, I knew it was a great opportunity for me to come out and showcase my talent.”

Brett Metcalfe will compete alongside Stewart at the Suzuki rig. Following a breakthrough motocross season one year ago in which he was able to grab his first career victory on U.S. soil, Metcalfe is poised to be one of the biggest threats to Dungey and Stewart. While he experienced some ups and downs during the AMA Supercross season, Metcalfe is eagerly awaiting the opportunity to race the Nationals and potentially even learn from his successful new teammate.

Team Honda Muscle Milk – American Honda’s efforts in the 450 Class this season will be anchored by Justin Brayton, who has already established a breakthrough season thanks to a strong effort in the AMA Supercross Championship. With Trey Canard out for the year with an injury, Brayton has stepped up and now enters Lucas Oil Motocross with a lot of momentum. Brayton is a former moto winner in the 450 Class, and will look to grab that elusive first career win this summer.

Tommy Hahn will step in as a substitute for the 2012 season. Like Brayton, Hahn has tasted victory in the 450 Class, coincidentally taking the overall win at the very same race that Brayton won his lone moto, back at Steel City during the 2009 championship. Hahn has been recovering from a broken leg for most of 2012, but he’s ready to get back out on the track and take advantage of the opportunity before him.

Toyota/Yamaha/JGRMX – Davi Millsaps is coming off the best AMA Supercross season of his career, finishing second in the championship, and now he enters Lucas Oil Motocross with considerable momentum and confidence. The Joe Gibbs Racing team hasn’t seen the success it had hoped for in 2012, but Millsaps has proven to be a bright spot. JGRMX is entering its fifth season at the Nationals and Millsaps will look to add to the team’s one overall victory over that span.

Joe Gibbs Racing announced just prior to the season that Kyle Regal will campaign the summer as its second rider. Regal has proven to be an impressive motocross rider over the past few seasons, with overall podium finishes to his credit. Now, with the best opportunity of his young career ahead of him, Regal will look to build on that success.

MotoConcepts Suzuki – Mike Alessi has been one of Lucas Oil Motocross’ most consistent threats since his runner-up finish in the 2007 premier class championship. This year, Alessi enters the Nationals aboard the same bike on which he achieved some of his greatest success – a Suzuki. Alessi will campaign the summer for the well-respected MotoConcepts team and while he may not be riding a factory bike, he is sure to be a regular at the front of the field.

Team Chaparral Honda – After a year away from the brand he has identified with for most of his 450 Class career, veteran rider Andrew Short is back aboard a Honda for the 2012 season. Short is the lone rider for the new L&Mc Racing team run by a couple of the sport’s most prominent figures – Larry Brooks and Jeremy McGrath. Short has already given the team a taste of victory in 2012, grabbing his first career AMA Supercross victory just about a month ago. As arguably the most consistent rider in the premier class over the past five seasons, Short will be looking to give his team even more success this summer.

Jeff Ward Racing Kawasaki – Former champion Jeff Ward has also ventured down the path of team ownership this season. Experienced riders Josh Grant and Kyle Chisholm will lead the way for the up-and-coming team, and both riders look to be challengers in the 450 Class this season. Grant is a former overall winner in the premier class and has also had some strong rides aboard his JWR machine during the AMA Supercross season. As for Chisholm, he has been a fixture in the top 10 in the 450 Class for the past few seasons and will be looking to take a step forward this summer.

250 Class

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – Dean Wilson enters the 2012 season as the first rider in four years to defend his 250 Class title. While he is entering the Nationals on the mend with a lingering shoulder injury, Wilson is not going to let it slow him down or prevent him to wearing the coveted No. 1 plate all season long. As the champion, all eyes will be on Wilson throughout the season as a very talented field of riders look to unseat him from his position atop the 250 Class.

“I can’t wait to get out there,” said Wilson. “I’m confident in myself and my team and we’re ready to rock the number one.”

Last season, Blake Baggett was one of the 250 Class’ breakthrough stars, garnering more overall wins than any other rider in Lucas Oil Motocross, in either division. While consistency ultimately hindered Baggett’s chance at the title, he has a full year of experience under his belt and will likely be one of his teammate’s most formidable challengers this season.

“I’ve been counting down to Hangtown for a while now,” said Baggett. “(Motocross) is where I strive, so my expectations are to be on the box and take it from there.”

In one of the most interesting moves of the season, former 250 Class champion Ivan Tedesco is making his return to the division. The 2005 title winner has not competed full time at the Nationals since the 2009 season, when he broke through for his first career win in the 450 Class. He sees the chance to race for the very same team he won his championship with as an opportunity too good to pass up and will no doubt be a rider many will have their eyes on this summer.

GEICO Honda – Perhaps no team in the series has more momentum coming into the 2012 season than GEICO Honda. After sweeping the AMA Supercross Lites Regional titles this season, the team has two of the 250 Class’ hottest riders in Justin Barcia and Eli Tomac, and it is ready for the Nationals.

Barcia is entering his final season in the division and while his success in Lucas Oil Motocross has been mixed, he has shown tremendous growth this year. He gained valuable experience as a part-time competitor in the 450 Class last season and will no doubt look to use it to his advantage this summer.

“I’m looking forward to it definitely,” said Barcia. “I’m glad to be completely healthy going into (the) motocross season because that hasn’t happened in a while. Myself and the rest of the team had such a good year in Supercross and we want to be able to back it up during the (Nationals). We want to show everyone that we’re all-around riders.”

Tomac knows how to win in Lucas Oil Motocross, making history two seasons ago by becoming the first rider in history to win his professional debut. While he didn’t have the season he had hoped for last summer, Tomac has also shown considerable growth as a rider.

“I’m very much looking forward to Hangtown,” said Tomac. “I got a win there in 2010 in my first race as a pro. Last year wasn’t as good, but it was still a fourth-place finish. I think after the success the team had in Supercross, we’re all going to be dialed in right from the start. It’s going to be a really fun (motocross) season.”

Justin Bogle burst onto the Lucas Oil Motocross scene in the late stages of the 2011 season. While 2012 will officially be his rookie season, Bogle has already gone head-to-head against the best riders in the 250 Class and believes he can challenge for the podium consistently.

Wil Hahn rounds out a talented group of riders at GEICO Honda. While he has had to battle through some injuries this season, Hahn is back at full health and ready take on the Nationals with a team that is on the rise.

Red Bull KTM – The world-champion tandem of Marvin Musquin and Ken Roczen make KTM a major threat this season in the 250 Class. Between them, this duo has captured the last three World Motocross MX2 Championships and both riders are looking to achieve the same success on U.S. soil.

Musquin enters his second Lucas Oil Motocross season and prior to an injury last summer, he looked to be a contender. While he doesn’t have as much experience as he would have hoped coming into a second season, Musquin knows how to run at the front of the field.

“There are a lot of good riders here in the U.S., so I don’t expect the 250 Class Championship to be at all easy,” said Musquin. “However, I’ve had a lot of success racing motocross home in Europe and won two world titles prior to coming to America last year, so I will draw on that experience to perform my best each week.”

As the youngest rider in all of the series, Roczen will generate a lot of attention. He has shown incredible speed for such a young age, but he has never gone head-to-head with the world’s best 250 Class riders in Lucas Oil Motocross. His rookie season will be one to watch as he aims to claim a World Championship and National Championship, back-to-back.

“I’m super excited for the motocross season,” said Roczen. “I think this will be my series to shine in because I love (the) racing. The longer, sweeping tracks are more my style and I love going fast. Supercross has tight tracks with big jumps, whereas motocross tracks are longer and faster. After winning the World Championship in Europe last year, I made the move to America to race fulltime so this will be my first season racing motocross in the U.S. I’m really excited and think I will do well in the 250 Class.”

Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki – So far, the 2012 season has shown a surge in competitiveness for the Rockstar Suzuki team. With perennial front-runner Blake Wharton leading the way, this team is looking for big things this summer.

Wharton missed the 2011 season due to injury, but the year off has proven to be beneficial. Wharton took a win during the AMA Supercross season and is no doubt looking for similar success at the Nationals.

Veteran Martin Davalos picked up the pace towards the end of his AMA Supercross campaign and is looking to carry it into a strong summer. While he’s still searching for his first career win, Davalos knows better than anyone on the team how to run up front and will look to show that.

Following a rookie season where he learned the highs and lows of the sport, sophomore rider Jason Anderson possesses a much greater confidence this season, and it’s showed. Anderson is looking to turn some heads in 2012 and could be one of the riders to watch this season.

Hunter Hewitt has also experienced some strong results this season, taking advantage of the experience and success of his teammates to improve his confidence as well. He’s in the midst of one of his best years and hopes it will continue into the summer.

Star/Valli Yamaha – Veteran rider Kyle Cunningham will carry the flag for the Star/Valli Yamaha team in the 250 Class this summer. Cunningham grabbed solid results last season and while he hasn’t had the season he’d hoped for to this point in 2012, he’ll look to turn things around at the Nationals.

Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda – The Troy Lee Designs team has been hit hard by injuries coming into the 2012 season and as a result, will enlist the services of veteran rider Billy Laninovich to get the ball rolling this summer. Laninovich has the experience to run up front and will look to carry the flag high for the team.

WMX Class

The Women’s Motocross Championship is shaping up to once again be a showdown between rivals Ashley Fiolek and Jessica Patterson. Fiolek captured her third title in four years last summer and will carry the No. 1 plate for Team Honda Muscle Milk. Fiolek, no doubt, has what it takes to win, but she will be forced to defend her crown against a determined Patterson, who joins the Rockstar Energy Racing Suzuki team this season.

Also looking to challenge this duo is fellow veteran Tarah Gieger, who will once again compete for Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda, along with Team Honda Muscle Milk’s newest rider Sayaka Kaneshiro. Additionally, stalwarts like Mariana Balbi, Jacqueline Strong and Vicki Golden will also be in the mix.

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.

  • 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

Hangtown wins by brand: Honda: 16, Kawasaki: 8, Suzuki: 6, Yamaha: 6, Can-Am: 1, Husqvarna: 1

  • 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

Hangtown wins by brand: Kawasaki: 11, Suzuki: 11, Honda: 8, Yamaha: 5, KTM: 3

  • 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



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



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



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

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Matt Moss Out for 2012 Hangtown National

JDR/J-Star/KTM rider Matt Moss will have to sit out the opening round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship after undergoing a small surgery earlier this week.

Moss was slated to compete in the 250 Motocross class on his first year aboard the KTM 250 SX-F in the U.S. Moss underwent a procedure to remove calcium lumps from his side area which required a few stitches and a small recovery time. He should know more information on his return next week.


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