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Updated All-Time Wins’ List for the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship

Published April 28th, 2010

As the opening round of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship approaches, its time to look back at the record book of the world’s most competitive motocross series. The AMA Motocross Championship was established in 1972, and since then many of the best motocross racers in the history of the sport have emerged as race winners and champions.

Leading both lists is Ricky Carmichael, the 10-time champion and 102-race winner. Carmichael, who retired in 2007 to pursue an automobile racing career, captured an astonishing 76 outdoor national wins in the 450 Class, and he won every round of the series on three different occasions: 2002, 2004 and 2005.

That kind of dominance is a far cry from what the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship saw in 2009, as five brand new names were added to the series record books after gracing the top of the podium for the first time in their professional motocross careers.

In the premier 450 Class, seven different winners took the checkered flag last summer, all of them winners for the first time in the series’ premier division. Chad Reed led the way with five overall wins on his way to the title and Ryan Villopoto, Mike Alessi, Ivan Tedesco and Josh Grant all added wins in the 450 Class to their career resumes, which already include 250 Class wins. Additionally, Matt Goerke and Tommy Hahn captured popular underdog victories-the first wins of their careers in any class or series.

In the 250 Class, three new faces captured their inaugural wins at an outdoor national. The deeply-talented division provided some of the most competitive racing in series history, as the hotly-contested championship went down to the final moto. Rockstar/Makita Suzuki rider Ryan Dungey emerged as champion after a bitter duel with former world champ Christophe Pourcel. Dungey’s four wins matched the tally for Pourcel, but he nonetheless out-pointed the Frenchman for the title. Pourcel’s Kawasaki teammate Jake Weimer captured three overall victories, and rookie phenom Justin Barcia earned the first win of his career.

With another season of the most talented field in history in store for 2010, both the 450 and 250 classes should welcome additional fresh faces atop the podium and continue the ever-growing legacy of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.

After capturing four victories last season, French rider Christophe Pourcel returns in 2010 as the 250 Class championship favorite.

All-Time Winners List

450 Class


Rider Hometown First Win Last Win # of Wins
1 Ricky Carmichael Havana, Fla. 5/14/2000 8/12/2007 76
2 Bob Hannah Whittier, Calif. 5/16/1976 8/11/1985 27
3 Ricky Johnson El Cajon, Calif. 3/28/1982 3/4/1990 22
4 Kent Howerton San Antonio, Texas 9/2/1974 5/24/1981 18
5 Jeff Emig Kansas City, Kansas 6/25/1995 8/16/1998 16
5 James Stewart Jr. Haines City, Fla. 5/21/2006 8/30/2008 16
7 Jeremy McGrath Encinitas, Calif. 3/5/1995 5/17/1998 15
8 Jeff Ward San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 3/3/1985 7/29/1990 13
9 Mike Kiedrowski Acton, Calif. 7/5/1992 7/30/1995 12
9 Jeff Stanton Sherwood, Mich. 4/23/1989 5/17/1992 12
11 Mike LaRocco South Bend, Ind. 8/1/1993 7/18/1999 11
11 Gary Jones Hacienda Heights, Calif. 5/28/1972 9/9/1973 11
13 Kevin Windham Centreville, Miss. 5/16/1999 7/15/2007 9
14 Doug Henry Oxford, Conn. 5/26/1995 7/25/1999 7
14 Pierre Karsmakers Holland 7/1/1973 6/6/1976 7
14 Jim Weinert Laguna Beach, Calif. 7/23/1972 5/23/1976 7
17 John Dowd Chicopee, Mass. 3/24/1991 8/24/1997 6
17 Damon Bradshaw Mooresville, N.C. 5/27/1990 5/25/1997 6
17 Ron Lechien El Cajon, Calif. 4/1/1984 7/16/1989 6
20 Chad Reed Australia 6/13/2009 8/22/2009 5
20 Greg Albertyn South Africa 7/21/1996 9/5/1999 5
20 Marty Tripes Santee, Calif. 7/6/1972 7/1/1979 5
20 Jimmy Ellis Cobalt, Conn. 8/11/1974 7/29/1978 5
20 Tony DiStefano Morrisville, Pa. 5/1/1975 5/29/1977 5
25 Grant Langston South Africa 8/26/2007 9/10/2007 3
25 David Vuillemin France 5/21/2000 5/27/2001 3
25 Sebastien Tortelli France 5/9/1999 5/20/2001 3
25 Ezra Lusk Acworth, Ga. 6/15/1997 6/13/1999 3
25 David Bailey Axton, Va. 4/24/1983 8/21/1983 3
25 Donnie Hansen Canyon Country, Calif. 4/18/1982 6/6/1982 3
31 Mike Alessi Victorville, Calif. 5/30/2009 6/6/2009 2
31 Tim Ferry Largo, Fla. 5/13/2001 7/29/2007 2
31 Jean-Michel Bayle France 3/5/1989 7/26/1992 2
31 Johnny O’Mara Encino, Calif. 7/28/1985 8/25/1985 2
31 Broc Glover El Cajon, Calif. 4/4/1982 6/13/1982 2
31 Marty Smith San Diego, Calif. 4/10/1977 5/1/1977 2
31 Gary Bailey Torrance, Calif. 6/11/1972 9/2/1972 2
31 Gunnar Lindstrom Sweden 5/14/1972 7/2/1972 2
31 Sonny Defeo Port Washington, N.Y. 4/16/1972 5/7/1972 2
40 Tommy Hahn Decatur, Texas 9/5/2009 9/5/2009 1
40 Matt Goerke Lake Helen, Fla. 8/29/2009 8/29/2009 1
40 Josh Grant Riverside, Calif. 7/4/2009 7/4/2009 1
40 Ivan Tedesco Albuquerque, N.M. 6/27/2009 6/27/2009 1
40 Ryan Villopoto Poulsbo, Wash. 5/23/2009 5/23/2009 1
40 Jimmy Button Phoenix, Ariz. 8/1/1999 8/1/1999 1
40 Mickael Pichon France 5/10/1998 5/10/1998 1
40 Jeff Matiasevich Anaheim, Calif. 7/28/1991 7/28/1991 1
40 Alan King Troy, Mich. 4/8/1984 4/8/1984 1
40 Billy Liles Fairburn, Ga. 6/19/1983 6/19/1983 1
40 Kenny Keylon Brooksville, Fla. 5/2/1982 5/2/1982 1
40 Steve Wise Pharr, Texas 6/1/1980 6/1/1980 1
40 Ken Zahrt Woodland Hills, Calif. 4/28/1974 4/28/1974 1
40 Bill Grossi Santa Cruz, Calif. 4/8/1974 4/8/1974 1
40 Rich Thorwaldson Cerritos, Calif. 8/18/1973 8/18/1973 1
40 Tim Hart Torrance, Calif. 8/12/1973 8/12/1973 1
40 John De Soto Honolulu, Hawaii 7/22/1973 7/22/1973 1
40 Bob Grossi Santa Cruz, Calif. 3/10/1973 3/10/1973 1
40 Jim Pomeroy Yakima, Wash. 5/2/1972 5/2/1972 1

250 Class


Rider Hometown First Win Last Win # of Wins
1 James Stewart Jr. Haines City, Fla. 5/12/2002 9/12/2004 28
2 Ricky Carmichael Havana, Fla. 3/2/1997 9/2/2001 26
3 Mark Barnett Bridgeview, Ill. 4/23/1978 8/14/1983 25
4 Steve Lamson Riverside, Calif. 6/14/1992 5/21/2000 21
5 Ryan Villopoto Poulsbo, Wash. 5/28/2006 8/24/2008 20
6 Guy Cooper Stillwater, Okla. 8/9/1987 10/13/1991 16
7 Broc Glover El Cajon, Calif. 6/26/1977 6/29/1980 14
8 Jeff Emig Kansas City, Kansas 7/5/1992 7/3/1994 13
8 George Holland Kerman, Calif. 3/3/1985 7/2/1989 13
10 Jeff Ward San Juan Capistrano, Calif. 4/18/1982 8/19/1984 11
11 Mike Kiedrowski Acton, Calif. 3/5/1989 8/4/1991 10
11 Ron Lechien El Cajon, Calif. 6/19/1983 8/11/1985 10
13 Grant Langston South Africa 5/13/2001 9/11/2005 9
14 Michael Brown Johnson City, Tenn. 8/6/1995 6/19/2005 8
14 Micky Dymond Yorba Linda, Calif. 5/25/1986 7/5/1987 8
14 Bob Hannah Whittier, Calif. 4/4/1976 7/3/1977 8
14 Marty Smith San Diego, Calif. 4/8/1974 9/1/1975 8
18 Ryan Dungey Belle Plaine, Minn. 7/27/2008 7/25/2009 7
18 Travis Pastrana Annapolis, Md. 6/11/2000 6/10/2001 7
18 Kevin Windham Centreville, Miss. 5/12/1996 8/31/1997 7
18 Doug Henry Oxford, Conn. 3/24/1991 8/26/1994 7
18 Erik Kehoe Granada Hills, Calif. 5/26/1985 7/17/1988 7
18 Johnny O’Mara Encino, Calif. 8/16/1981 5/13/1984 7
24 Mike LaRocco South Bend, Ind. 8/19/1990 8/16/1992 6
25 Ben Townley New Zealand 6/10/2007 9/10/2007 5
25 Broc Hepler Kittanning, Pa. 7/17/2005 9/3/2006 5
25 Ryan Hughes Escondido, Calif. 7/17/1994 5/18/2003 5
25 Robbie Reynard Moore, Okla. 9/5/1993 9/6/1998 5
29 Christophe Pourcel France 5/30/2009 9/5/2009 4
29 Larry Ward Snohomish, Wash. 5/21/1989 7/1/2001 4
29 Stephane Roncada France 5/14/2000 7/16/2000 4
29 Damon Bradshaw Mooresville, N.C. 4/30/1989 10/15/1989 4
33 Jake Weimer Rupert, Idaho 6/27/2009 8/22/2009 3
33 Andrew Short Colorado Springs, Col. 8/14/2005 7/30/2006 3
33 Mike Alessi Victorville, Calif. 5/29/2005 5/21/2006 3
33 Damon Huffman Acton, Calif. 5/4/1994 7/27/1997 3
33 Jean-Michel Bayle France 5/6/1990 7/29/1990 3
33 Donny Schmit Bloomington, Minn. 5/31/1987 8/14/1988 3
33 Danny LaPorte Torrance, Calif. 8/22/1976 4/10/1977 3
40 Josh Grant Riverside, Calif. 6/12/2005 5/27/2007 2
40 Ivan Tedesco Albuquerque, N.M. 7/24/2005 7/31/2005 2
40 Brock Sellards New Philadelphia, Ohio 8/1/1999 7/23/2000 2
40 John Dowd Chicopee, Mass. 6/14/1998 8/30/1998 2
40 Jeremy McGrath Encinitas, Calif. 2/28/1993 6/20/1993 2
40 Eddie Warren Clio, Mich. 8/3/1986 8/17/1986 2
40 Keith Bowen Pontiac, Mich. 5/18/1986 6/1/1986 2
40 Brian Myerscough Calimesa, Calif. 3/25/1979 3/30/1980 2
40 Tim Hart Torrance, Calif. 7/21/1974 4/6/1975 2
49 Justin Barcia Monroe, NY 8/29/2009 8/29/2009 1
49 Austin Stroupe Lincolnton, N.C. 5/25/2008 5/25/2008 1
49 Craig Anderson Corona, Calif. 6/8/2003 6/8/2003 1
49 Danny Smith Middleton, Idaho 6/9/2002 6/9/2002 1
49 Chad Reed Australia 5/25/2002 5/25/2002 1
49 Kelly Smith Ludington, Mich. 5/28/2000 5/28/2000 1
49 Nicholas Wey Dewitt, Mich. 8/15/1999 8/15/1999 1
49 Tallon Vohland Citrus Heights, Calif. 6/20/1999 6/20/1999 1
49 Scott Sheak Germantown, N.Y. 5/25/1997 5/25/1997 1
49 Tim Ferry Largo, Fla. 5/28/1995 5/28/1995 1
49 James Dobb Great Britain 7/11/1993 7/11/1993 1
49 Brian Swink Fenton, Mich. 5/26/1991 5/26/1991 1
49 Jeff Matiasevich Anaheim, Calif. 10/1/1989 10/1/1989 1
49 A.J. Whiting Sherman Oaks, Calif. 8/25/1985 8/25/1985 1
49 Gaylon Mosier Huntington Beach, Calif. 8/20/1978 8/20/1978 1
49 Warren Reid Westminster, Calif. 8/6/1978 8/6/1978 1
49 Steve Wise Pharr, Texas 7/4/1976 7/4/1976 1
49 Jimmy Ellis Cobalt, Conn. 7/6/1974 7/6/1974 1

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