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)
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.