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Bench Racing Ammo: Team USA Winners

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The original Team USA winners: LaPorte, Hansen, O’Mara, and Sun.
As you certainly know by now, AMA Team USA presented by Loretta Lynn’s won the 2006 Fox Motocross des Nations in England this weekend. It marked the Americans seventeenth win since 1981, breaking the all-time record previously held by England. The greatest names in modern American motocross—from the ’81 quartet of Danny LaPorte, Donnie Hansen, Chuck Sun, and Johnny O’Mara to ’06 heroes James Stewart, Ivan Tedesco, and Ryan Villopoto—were part of this record-breaking effort, as you will see in the following list:

USA MX des Nations Teams
(From the 1981 inaugural victory on)

2006 Matterly Basin, England – 1st
James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, Ivan Tedesco
2005 Ernee, France – 1st
Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham, Ivan Tedesco
2003 Zolder, Belgium – 2nd
Ryan Hughes, Ricky Carmichael, Tim Ferry
2000 St. Jean D'Angely, France - 1st
Ryan Hughes, Ricky Carmichael, Travis Pastrana
1999 Indaiatuba, Brazil - 4th
Mike LaRocco, Kevin Windham, Ricky Carmichael
1998 Foxhill, England - 5th
Doug Henry, John Dowd, Ricky Carmichael
Danny “Magoo” Chandler’s ’82 wins landed him on the cover of the new Moto (UK) magazine.
1997 Nismes, Belgium - 8th
Jeff Emig, John Dowd, Steve Lamson
1996 Jerez, Spain - 1st
Jeff Emig, Jeremy McGrath, Steve Lamson
1995 Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia - 2nd
Ryan Hughes, Jeff Emig, Steve Lamson
1994 Roggenburg, Switzerland - 2nd
Mike LaRocco, Mike Kiedrowski, Jeff Emig
1993 Schwanenstadt, Austria - 1st
Mike Kiedrowski, Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig
1992 Manjimup, Australia - 1st
Billy Liles, Mike LaRocco, Jeff Emig
1991 Valkenswaard, Holland - 1st
Jeff Stanton, Damon Bradshaw, Mike Kiedrowski
1990 Vimmerby, Sweden - 1st
Jeff Ward, Jeff Stanton, Damon Bradshaw
1989 Gaildorf, Germany - 1st
Jeff Ward, Jeff Stanton, Mike Kiedrowski
1988 Dung, France - 1st
Ron Lechien, Rick Johnson, Jeff Ward
1987 Unadilla, New York - 1st
Jeff Ward, Rick Johnson, Bob Hannah
1986 Maggiora, Italy - 1st
David Bailey, Rick Johnson, Johnny O'Mara
1985 Gaildorf, Germany - 1st
David Bailey, Jeff Ward, Ron Lechien
1984 Ruskeasanta, Finland - 1st
Rick Johnson, Johnny O'Mara, Jeff Ward, David Bailey
1984* Varberg, Sweden - 1st
Rick Johnson, Johnny O'Mara, Jeff Ward, Broc Glover (for Bailey)
1983 Bruxelles, Belgium - 1st
Jeff Ward, Mark Barnett, David Bailey, Broc Glover
That’s ’85 winners: Bailey, Ward, and Lechien.
1983* Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia - 1st
Jeff Ward, Mark Barnett, David Bailey, Broc Glover
1982 Wohlen, Switzerland - 1st
David Bailey, Danny Chandler, Jim Gibson, Johnny O'Mara
1982* Gaildorf, Germany - 1st
David Bailey, Danny Chandler, Jim Gibson, Johnny O'Mara
1981 Beilstein, Germany - 1st
Johnny O'Mara, Chuck Sun, Danny LaPorte, Donny Hansen
1981* Lommel, Belgium - 1st
Johnny O'Mara, Chuck Sun, Danny LaPorte, Donny Hansen

(*) Indicates The Trophee des Nations, which was contested by four man teams on 250cc bikes. The Trophee was discontinued in 1984.

What are the records of all of the riders involved with AMA Team USA since 1981? Check it out:

The all-time team of O’Mara, Johnson, and Bailey.
Jeff Ward 7 - 0
David Bailey 6 - 0
Rick Johnson 4 - 0
Jeff Stanton 3 - 0
Johnny O'Mara 4 - 0
Ron Lechien 2 - 0
Broc Glover 2 - 0
Damon Bradshaw 2 - 0
Jeremy McGrath 2 - 0
Ivan Tedesco 2-0
James Stewart 1-0
Ryan Villopoto 1-0
Mark Barnett 1 - 0
Danny Chandler 1 - 0
Jim Gibson 1 - 0
Donny Hansen 1 - 0
Danny LaPorte 1 - 0
Chuck Sun 1 - 0
Bob Hannah 1 - 0
Billy Liles 1 - 0
Mike Kiedrowski 3 - 1
Mike LaRocco 2 - 1
Jeff Emig 3 - 3
Mike LaRocco 1 - 2
Steve Lamson 1 - 2
Ricky Carmichael 2 - 3
John Dowd 0 - 2
2000 winners RC, Hughes and Pastrana. All of these teams were managed by Roger DeCoster.
Travis Pastrana 1-0
Ryan Hughes 1 - 2
Kevin Windham 1 - 1
Doug Henry 0 - 1

(Note: If a rider rode on a winning Motocross and Trophee des Nations team, this is counted as one win.)

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