Monster Energy Supercross Notes Package – Anaheim, Calif., Angel Stadium

Published January 6th, 2011

Courtesy Feld Motor Sports

Supercross Class Stats: Anaheim

The first race was held on December 4, 1976, and Marty Smith won on a Honda

This race marks the 54th time the gate will drop for a Supercross class race in Anaheim

This will be the first time that Angel Stadium will not host three stops of Monster Energy Supercross

Anaheim holds the record for most Supercross class race

Supercross Class Wins by Brand: Anaheim

Honda: 19

Yamaha: 19

Kawasaki: 8

Suzuki: 7

Three different brands won Supercross class races in 2010

Only twice have three different riders won in Anaheim. In 2002, David Vuillemin, Mike LaRocco and Ricky Carmichael won the three main events. In 2010, James Stewart, Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto won the three main events.

First-Time Winners in Anaheim

1979: Kent Howerton

1982: Donnie Hansen

1983: David Bailey

1984: Johnny O’Mara

1990: Damon Bradshaw

1993: Jeremy Mcgrath

2003: Chad Reed

2009: Josh Grant

Chad Reed will be racing for his seventh win in Anaheim

James Stewart will be racing for his eighth win in Anaheim

Since 1974, the winner of the opening race of the year has gone on to win the Supercross class championship 17 times

Since 1974, the Supercross class champion of that season finished in the top five at the opening race of the year 32 times

In 2002, Ricky Carmichael finished 21st at the season opener and won the Supercross class championship. That had never been done before.

In 2009, James Stewart finished 19th at the season opener and came back to win the Supercross class championship

In 1997, Jeff Emig finished sixth at the season opener and came back to win the Supercross class championship

In 1999 Jeremy McGrath finished seventh at the season opener and came back to win the Supercross class championship

Supercross Lites Class Stats: Anaheim 1

The first race was held February 2, 1985 and Mike Healy won on a Suzuki

This will be the 46th time the gate will drop for a Supercross Lites race in Anaheim

Supercross Lites Class Wins by Brand: Anaheim

Kawasaki: 21

Suzuki: 8

Honda: 7

Yamaha: 6

KTM: 3

Supercross Class Career Starts

Mike LaRocco: 228

Larry Ward: 189

Kevin Windham: 175

Jeremy McGrath: 173

Jeff Ward: 160

Chad Reed: 124

Tim Ferry: 120

Johnny O’Mara: 120

Ricky Carmichael: 115

Jeff Stanton: 104

Number of Supercross Class Seasons with 1 or More Starts

Mike LaRocco: 17

Jeff Ward: 14

Kevin Windham: 14

Larry Ward: 13

Jeremy McGrath: 12

Most Consecutive Supercross Class Starts

Chad Reed: 116

Jeremy McGrath: 113

Kevin Windham: 73

Most Consecutive Seasons of Winning at least 1 Supercross Class Race

Jeremy McGrath: 9

Jeff Ward: 8

Chad Reed: 7

Rick Johnson: 6

Mark Barnett: 5

All-Time Supercross Class Top Five Finishes

Mike LaRocco: 145 in 228 starts

Jeremy McGrath: 137 in 173 starts

Chad Reed: 109 in 124 starts

Kevin Windham: 106 in 175 starts

Jeff Ward: 92 in 160 starts

All-Time Supercross Class Podiums Finishes

Jeremy McGrath: 111 in 173 starts

Chad Reed: 103 in 124 starts

Ricky Carmichael: 87 in 115 starts

Mike LaRocco: 81 in 228 starts

Kevin Windham: 72 in 175 starts

All-Time Supercross Class Best Season Average Finish

Jeremy McGrath: 1996, 1.06 place average finish

Ricky Carmichael: 2001, 1.1 place average finish

James Stewart: 2007, 1.3 place average finish

Chad Reed: 2004, 1.4 place average finish

Rick Johnson: 1986, 1.5 place average finish

*In 1975, Jimmy Ellis won all four races

Ryan Dungey became the second ever rookie in history to win the Supercross class championship. Jeremy McGrath was the first racer to accomplish this feat in 1993.

Recap of Dungey’s 2010 Supercross Class Championship Season

17 starts; Average finish: 2.5

Wins: 6

Podiums: 10

Top 5: 16

Dungey gave Suzuki their fourth Supercross class title

Recap of McGrath’s 1993 Supercross Class Championship Season

16 starts; Average finish: 2.2

Wins: 10

Podium: 12

Top 5: 15

The defending Monster Energy Supercross champion has won the opening race of the following season just 10 times, finished second seven times, finished third five times. In addition, the defending champion finished on the podium 22 times and defended the title 11 times. Ricky Carmichael is the last rider to defend his championship (2005 & 2006).

In addition to Carmichael, Bob Hannah, Jeff Stanton and Jeremy McGrath are the only riders to defend their Supercross class championship. Can Ryan Dungey defend his title?


Comments

comments