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Phoenix Notes Package

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Phoenix, Chase Field

450SX Class: Phoenix Stats

  • The first race was held on March 16, 1991, and Jean-Michael Bayle won on a Honda
  • Following the 1991 race in Phoenix, the tour would not visit the market until 1999
  • This will be the 16th time the gate will drop for a Monster Energy Supercross race in Phoenix
  • Ezra Lusk won his last 450SX Class race in Phoenix on a Kawasaki in 2003
  • James Stewart and Ryan Dungey are the only riders to win Phoenix in both 450SX and 250SX Classes
  • Ryan Dungey earned his first career 450SX Class victory in Phoenix in 2010; he also gave KTM their first-ever 450SX Class victory in Phoenix last year
  • Dungey’s win last year in Phoenix was the eighth of his career, which tied him on the all-time win list with Jimmy Ellis and Ron Lechein
  • With his first-ever win on a KTM last year, Dungey became just the 10th different rider to win on two brands
  • Davi Millsaps has never won two Main Events in a row, can he do it this weekend in Phoenix?
  • Last year Jake Weimer earned the best finish of his career in Phoenix with a second-place finish
  • Since 1974, the rider that has won the first two races of the season has gone on to win the championship 22 times

 

450SX Class: Wins by Brand in Phoenix
Kawasaki: 4
Yamaha: 4

Honda: 3
Suzuki: 3

KTM: 1 (Dungey 2012)

450SX Class: Anaheim Race 1 Recap

  • Millsaps earned his fourth career 450SX Class victory at the Anaheim opener
  • For the fourth time in 450SX Class history Suzuki won the first race. Last time was Greg Albertyn in 1997 (’76, ’81, ’97, ’13).
  • Suzuki has only won the first and second races in a season once in (`81)
  • Millsaps became the 12th racer to win a 450SX Class race on a Suzuki and is the 11th different rider to win a 450SX Class race on two different brands (Honda and Suzuki)
  • Millsaps’ win marked Suzuki’s 59th 450SX Class victory
  • Millsaps also has the longest current consecutive start streak at 94; he has not missed a 450SX Class Main Event since Atlanta 2007. The longest streak of all time is Chad Reed at 116 consecutive starts from 2003-2010.
  • In 39 seasons of 450SX Class racing, one of the three podium finishers from the opening race has gone on to win the championship 32 times
  • In 2002, Ricky Carmichael finished 20th in the first race of the championship and came back to win the title by 35 points. In 2009, James Stewart finished 19th in the first race and came back to win the championship by four points. In 1999, Jeremy McGrath finished seventh in the first race and came back to win the title by 83 points. In 1990, Jeff Stanton finished sixth in the first race and came back to win the title by seven points. In 2013, Ryan Villopoto finished in 16th place, can he do what the aforementioned racers have accomplished despite trouble at the opening race of the season?
  • After missing most of last season and all of the motocross season with a back injury, Trey Canard finished second overall
  • Dungey finished third overall, giving KTM their 10th podium ever, marking Dungey’s 36th-career podium finish
  • Chad Reed earned his 130th top-five finish; it was his 12th consecutive season with a top-five finish
  • Weimer earned a fifth-place finish and after eight top-five finishes in 2012, in 2013 he is due to win his first 450SX Class victory
  • Dungey was the only former champion to finish on the podium
  • Ryan Villopoto’s 16th place finish was his worst since Jacksonville in 2011 when he failed to qualify for the Main Event
  • In 25 years of racing, the winner of opening race did not win the second race of the season. Stewart was the last racer to win the first two races of the season (2007). In 1975, Jimmy Ellis became the first racer to win the first two races of the season.
  • After an injury that kept him out of the season opener last year, Canard finished seventh in Phoenix; this year, following an injury, Canard finished second in his first race back

 

250SX Class: Phoenix Stats

  • The first 250SX Class race in Phoenix was March 16 1991, and Jeff Emig won on a Yamaha
  • This will be the 16th time the gate will drop for a 250SX Class race in Phoenix
  • James Stewart is the only rider to win Phoenix back to back (’02 & ’03)
  • Eli Tomac has never won in Phoenix; last year he finished fourth
  • Tomac left Phoenix last year in fifth place, four points outside of first, and went on to win the title by 30 points
  • With a win this weekend, Tomac can move Honda into the number-two position on the all-time win list in Phoenix

 

250SX Class: Wins by Brand in Phoenix

Kawasaki: 8 (Last Win: 2010)
Yamaha: 2 (Last Win: 2001
Honda: 2 (Last Win: 2008)
Suzuki: 2 (Last Win: 2009)
KTM: 1 (Last Win: 2006)

250SX Class: Anaheim Race 1 Recap

  • Tomac earned his eighth 250SX Class win, tying him with Travis Pastrana, Denny Stephenson and Keith Turpin on the all-time 250SX Class win list
  • Tomac now has two wins at Angel Stadium
  • This is the first time in his career that Tomac has won a season opener
  • Last year Honda swept the two races in Anaheim with Justin Barcia and Cole Seely, can Tomac give Honda another sweep by himself?
  • Tomac gave Honda their 11th win in Anaheim
  • Seely, last year’s winner, finished on the podium for the second consecutive season
  • Ken Roczen earned his best season-opener finish with a second place

 

450SX Class Laps Led

Davi Millsaps: 17

Trey Canard: 3

 

250SX Class Laps Led

Eli Tomac: 15

 

450SX Class Nuclear® Cowboys Holeshot Award

Anaheim Race 1: Davi Millsaps

 

250SX Class Nuclear® Cowboys Holeshot Award

Anaheim Race 1: Cole Seely

 

MMI Top Tech Award

Anaheim Race 1: Brian Kranz

 

450SX Class Results: Anaheim Race 1

  1. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  2. Trey Canard, Oklahoma City, Okla., Honda
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  4. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda
  5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
  6. Andrew Short, Tulsa, Okla., Honda
  7. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
  8. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
  9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha
  10. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda

 

450SX Class Season Standings

  1. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 25
  2. Trey Canard, Oklahoma City, Okla., Honda, 22
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 20
  4. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda, 18
  5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 16
  6. Andrew Short, Tulsa, Okla., Honda, 15
  7. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 14
  8. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 13
  9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 12
  10. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 11

 

Western Regional 250SX Class Results: Anaheim Race 1

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda
  2. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM
  3. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda
  4. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki
  5. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., KTM
  6. Ryan Sipes, Ekron, Kent., Suzuki
  7. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda
  8. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki
  9. Max Anstie, England, Suzuki
  10. Michael Leib, Mission Viejo, Calif., Honda

 

Western Regional 250SX Class Season Standings

  1. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 25
  2. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 22
  3. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 20
  4. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki, 18
  5. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., KTM, 16
  6. Ryan Sipes, Ekron, Kent., Suzuki, 15
  7. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda, 14
  8. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 13
  9. Max Anstie, England, Suzuki, 12
  10. Michael Leib, Mission Viejo, Calif., Honda, 11

 

450SX Class Rider Finishes

Davi Millsaps

Anaheim Race 1: 1

 

Trey Canard

Anaheim Race 1: 2

 

Ryan Dungey

Anaheim Race 1: 3

 

Chad Reed

Anaheim Race 1: 4

 

Jake Weimer

Anaheim Race 1: 5

 

Andrew Short

Anaheim Race 1: 6

 

Justin Barcia

Anaheim Race 1: 7

 

James Stewart

Anaheim Race 1: 8

 

Justin Brayton

Anaheim Race 1: 9

 

Kevin Windham

Anaheim Race 1: 10

 

Joshua Grant

Anaheim Race 1: 11

 

Matthew Goerke

Anaheim Race 1: 12

 

Kyle Chisholm

Anaheim Race 1: 13

 

Weston Peick

Anaheim Race 1: 14

 

Matthew Lemoine

Anaheim Race 1: 15

 

Ryan Villopoto

Anaheim Race 1: 16

 

Vince Friese

Anaheim Race 1: 17

 

Broc Tickle

Anaheim Race 1: 18

 

Robert Kiniry

Anaheim Race 1: 19

 

Mike Alessi

Anaheim Race 1: 20

 

Western Regional 250SX Class Rider Finishes

Eli Tomac

Anaheim Race 1: 1

 

Ken Roczen

Anaheim Race 1: 2

 

Cole Seely

Anaheim Race 1: 3

 

Jason Anderson

Anaheim Race 1: 4

 

Malcolm Stewart

Anaheim Race 1: 5

 

Ryan Sipes

Anaheim Race 1: 6

 

Zach Osborne

Anaheim Race 1: 7

 

Tyla Rattray

Anaheim Race 1: 8

 

Max Anstie

Anaheim Race 1: 9

 

Michael Leib

Anaheim Race 1: 10

 

Kyle Cunningham

Anaheim Race 1: 11

 

Christian Craig

Anaheim Race 1: 12

 

Joey Savatgy

Anaheim Race 1: 13

 

Blake Baggett

Anaheim Race 1: 14

 

Travis Baker

Anaheim Race 1: 15

 

Austin Politelli

Anaheim Race 1: 16

 

Jean Ramos

Anaheim Race 1: 17

 

Jessy Nelson

Anaheim Race 1: 18

 

Jake Canada

Anaheim Race 1: 19

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