Bench Racing  Ammo: Super Stats

Bench Racing Ammo: Super Stats

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There are races within the race at the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, and awards within the awards. With a break in the series, lets break down some of the other statistical categories so far this year.

 

 

 

RC Hard Charger Award

This award is presented to the rider who passes the most riders in a moto each weekend. The officials simply look at the first lap positions and the final lap positions and see who moved up the most, so the majority of these trophies go to riders who went down on the first lap.

The idea is to honor Ricky Carmichael's never-give-up spirit, and we get that. But honestly, you can count the amount of RC first-turn crashes on your fingers. Somehow that hardly ever happened.

Hangtown Malcolm Stewart & Cole Seely
Thunder Valley Jason Anderson
Tennessee Justin Bogle
High Point Broc Schmelyun
Budds Creek Phil Nicoletti
Moto-X 338 Ryan Villopoto
RedBud Adam Cianciarulo


Each one of these awards tells a story, which is nice when the results sheet can't tell it all. For example, Jason Anderson went from last to 12th at Thunder Valley to get the award.

Oakley Bomb Award

Handed out each week to the fastest qualifier in each class.

Hangtown 450 Justin Barcia 01:58.0
250 Eli Tomac 01:57.5
Thunder Valley 450 Ryan Villopoto 02:03.4
250 Eli Tomac 02:03.7
Tennessee 450 Josh Grant 02:03.4
250 Ken Roczen 02:02.0
High Point 450 Ryan Villopoto 02:13.5
250 Blake Baggett 02:14.8
Budds Creek 450 James Stewart 01:58.6
250 Eli Tomac 01:59.9
Moto-X 338 450 James Stewart 01:55.0
250 Eli Tomac 01:58.3
RedBud 450 Ryan Villopoto 02:15.7
250 Eli Tomac 02:18.0


What sticks out most on this list is Eli Tomac snagging five of these in seven rounds! On the other end, isn't it strange that Ryan Villopoto only has three of these?

Motorcycle-Superstore.com Holeshot Award

The actual rules for the end of the year holeshot bonus is a little complicated. A moto 1 holeshot is worth 1 holeshot point, a moto 2 is worth 2, and getting both in one day gives you a bonus for a total of four.

That's all well and good as it leads to a $25,000 bounty in the 450 class and $15,000 in the 250s. But it kind of muddles up the stats on who is really the best starter. So let's just tell you who got the holeshot in each moto this year.

Hangtown 450M1 James Stewart
450M2 James Stewart
250M1 Blake Baggett
250M2 Zach Bell
Thunder Valley 450M1 Justin Barcia
450M2 Justin Barcia
250M1 Zach Osborne
250M2 Jeremy Martin
Tennessee 450M1 Ryan Villopoto
450M2 Justin Barcia
250M1 Justin Bogle
250M2 Eli Tomac
High Point 450M1 Justin Barcia
450M2 Josh Grant
250M1 Zach Osborne
250M2 Marvin Musquin
Budds Creek 450M1 Mike Alessi
450M2 Mike Alessi
250M1 Wil Hahn
250M2 Wil Hahn
Moto-X 338 450M1 James Stewart
450M2 Ryan Dungey
250M1 Wil Hahn
250M2 Ken Roczen
RedBud 450M1 Josh Grant
450M2 James Stewart
250M1 Wil Hahn
250M2 Zach Osborne

Number of Holeshots


Justin Barcia 4 Wil Hahn 4
James Stewart 4 Zach Osborne 3
Mike Alessi 2 Zach Bell 1
Josh Grant 2 Jeremy Martin 1
Ryan Villopoto 1 Eli Tomac 1
Ryan Dungey 1 Marvin Musquin 1
Ken Roczen 1
Blake Baggett 1
Justin Bogle 1


Holeshot Points


450 Class 250 Class
Justin Barcia 7 Wil Hahn 6
James Stewart 7 Zach Osborne 4
Mike Alessi 4 Zach Bell 2
Josh Grant 3 Jeremy Martin 2
Ryan Dungey 2 Eli Tomac 2
Ryan Villopoto 1 Marvin Musquin 2
Ken Roczen 2
Blake Baggett 1
Justin Bogle 1

Laps Led

There isn't an award for this but it's one of our favorite stats to check. Much more than holeshots and qualifying, the laps led really shows you who is on it, and you'll note how closely they reflect the actual point standings in each class.


Laps Led (total)
250MX
Ken Roczen - 109
Eli Tomac - 72
Marvin Musquin - 34
Darryn Durham - 10
Blake Baggett - 4
Zach Osborne - 2
Cooper Webb - 1

450MX
Ryan Villopoto - 152
Ryan Dungey - 28
Justin Barcia - 23
James Stewart - 25
Andrew Short - 6
Josh Grant - 3

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