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Rick Johnson talks about winning the 1986 & 1988 AMA Supercross Series Championships

Published November 1st, 2012

Rick Johnson moved to Team Honda for the 1986 season. And then went on to win the 1986 AMA Supercross Series Championship. In 1987, he battled for Supercross supremacy with Jeff Ward, with Wardy winning the title after Rick had an injury. In 1988, Rick would go on to win his second AMA Supercross title. Here in this video Rick talks about what sticks out in his mind winning those two championships.

Rick’s AMA Supercross race wins:

1984
Feb. 12 – Seattle
May 19 – Orlando

1985
May 4 – Dallas

1986
Feb. 8 – San Diego
Feb. 16 – Seattle
Feb. 22 – Atlanta
Mar. 8 – Daytona
May 10 – Phoenix
June 7 – Los Angeles

1987
Feb. 14 – San Diego
Feb. 21 – Miami
March 28 – Seattle
March 29 – Seattle
April 4 – Dallas
June 7 – New Jersey
June 27 – Los Angeles

1988
Feb. 13 – Seattle
March 5 – Daytona
April 9 – Detroit
April 10 – Detroit
April 16 – Dallas
April 23 – Tampa
May 14 – New Jersey

1989
Jan. 28 – Anaheim
Feb. 4 – Seattle
Feb. 5 – Seattle
Feb. 11 – San Diego
Feb. 18 1989 – Miami FL

Rick also won 5 AMA Motocross Championships:

1984 AMA 250 National Champion
1986 AMA 250 National Champion
1987 AMA 250 National Champion
1987 AMA 500 National Champion
1988 AMA 500 National Champion

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