Las Vegas SX Notes

April 30, 2008 7:32am

AMA Supercross Class Stats – Las Vegas
-First race was held on
March 17th, 1990 and Jeff Matiasevich won on a Kawasaki.
-This will be the 18th time the gate will drop for an AMA Supercross class race in Sam Boyd Stadium.
First time winners: Jeff Matiasevich (1990); Mike LaRocco (1991); Jeff Emig: (1995)
-Jeremy McGrath won his first ever Supercross at Sam Boyd, He won the Lites class on a
-Jeremy McGrath has won in
Las Vegas seven times, three in the Lites class and four in the AMA Supercross class.
-From 1993-2002, there were 156 rounds of AMA Supercross raced. McGrath missed only one race, which happened to be in
Las Vegas 1995.
-From 1996-2002, McGrath made 110 consecutive starts.
-In 1997, Doug Henry made history when he won the
Las Vegas supercross on a Yamaha four-stroke motorcycle. That was the first time a four-stroke motorcycle won an AMA Supercross event.

Wins by brand in
Las Vegas

-Mike LaRocco gave Suzuki their only win in
Las Vegas back in 1991.
-For only the fifth time in AMA Supercross history there are 17 races on the schedule.

Riders to win Vegas in both classes





AMA Supercross Class Notables – Seattle
-Kevin Windham earned his fourth race win of the year, the 16th of his career.
-Honda earned their fifth win of the season.
-Chad Reed earned his 85th career podium.
-Reed will be making his 97th consecutive start, 13 races shy of McGrath’s record.

AMA Supercross Lites Stats – Las Vegas
-First race was held on
March 17th, 1990 and McGrath would won on a Kawasaki.
-This is the 18th time the gate will drop for an AMA Supercross Lites race in
Las Vegas.
-In 1995, this race became the Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout.
-In 12 shootout races the East has won six and the West has won six.
-Since the shootout started in 1995, four times has a newly crowned AMA Supercross Lites champion won the main event: Windham (1997); Carmichael (1998); 1999, Ramsey (1999); Stewart (2004);

Wins by Brand


AMA Supercross Lites Class Notables – Seattle
-Jason Lawrence won his first AMA Supercross Lites title.
-Yamaha won their fifth West/Lites title, their first since Ernesto Fonseca
-Yamaha now has nine total Lites championships.
-For only the sixth time since 1991 Pro Circuit did not win a Lites title.


AMA Supercross Class Laps Led

Chad Reed                                146

Kevin Windham                          45

David Millsaps                           44

James Stewart                           20

Josh Hill                                    17

Andrew Short                             15

Grant Langston                          17

Travis Preston                              1

Eric Sorby                                   1


AMA Supercross Lites Class Laps Led

Trey Canard                                49

Jason Lawrence                          47

Ryan Dungey                              44

Ryan Villopoto                            31

Josh Grant                                 16

Austin Stroupe                           15

Jake Weimer                               5

Branden Jesseman                      5

Daniel Reardon                            4

Broc Hepler                                 3


Progressive Holeshot Award (AMA Supercross Class)

Grant Langston (Anaheim 1)

Mike Alessi (Phoenix)

Mike Alessi (Anaheim 2)

Tim Ferry (San Francisco)

Chad Reed (Anaheim 3)

David Millsaps (San Diego)

David Millsaps (Houston)

Chad Reed (Atlanta)

Chad Reed (Indianapolis)

Ryan Dungey (Minneapolis)

Chad Reed (Toronto)

Travis Preston (Irving)

Eric Sorby (Detroit)

Kelly Smith (St. Louis)

Andrew Short (Seattle)


Progressive Holeshot Award (AMA Supercross Lites Class)

Matt Lemoine (Anaheim 1)

Jake Weimer (Phoenix)

Austin Stroupe (Anaheim 2)

Thomas Hahn (San Francisco)

Austin Stroupe (Anaheim 3)

Jason Lawrence (San Diego)

Ryan Dungey (Houston)

Trey Canard (Atlanta)

Trey Canard (Indianapolis)

Josh Grant (Minneapolis)

Ryan Smith (Toronto)

Josh Grant (Irving)

Ryan Villopoto (Detroit)

Trey Canard (St. Louis)

Bobby Kiniry (Seattle)


MMI Top Tech Award

Oscar Wirdeman (Anaheim 1)

Jeremy Hoyer (Phoenix)

Vincent Bereni (Anaheim 2)

Brian Calmu (San Francisco)

Dana Wiggins (Anaheim 3)

John Boyd (San Diego)

Pro Circuit (Houston)

Jesse Black (Atlanta)

Jim Marsack (Indianapolis)

Chris Rohde (Minneapolis)

Forrest Butler (Toronto)

Jay Burgess (Irving)

Jamie Ellis (Detroit)

Brent Presnell (St Louis)

Cory Shae (Seattle)


U.S Smokeless Tobacco Company Pro Privateer Challenge

1.  Paul Carpenter          136 points

2.  Heath Voss               120 points

3.  Jason Thomas             93 points


Asterisk Medic Card

Ryan Grantom (Anaheim 1)

Michael Willard (Phoenix)

Chris Blose (Anaheim 2)

Ryan Beat (San Francisco)

Jeff Northrop (Anaheim 3)

Kyle Cunningham (San Diego)

Ryan Grantom (Houston)

Justin Sipes (Atlanta)

Levi Kilbarger (Indianapolis)

Willy Browning (Minneapolis)

David Sterritt (Toronto).

Willy Browning (Irving)

Mitch Dougherty (Detroit)

Matt Boni (St. Louis)

Tiger Lacey (Seattle)


Racer X Gas Card

Cole Siebler (Anaheim 1)

Ryan Abrigo (Phoenix)

Troy Adams (Anaheim 2)

Greg Crater (San Francisco)

Kyle Mace (Anaheim 3)

Ryan Clark (San Diego)

Eric Sorby (Houston)

Christopher Gosselaar (Atlanta)

Ryan Clark (Indianapolis)

Jiri Dostal (Minneapolis)

Kevin Johnson (Toronto)

Kevin Johnson (Irving).

Troy Adams (Detroit)

Chad Johnson (St. Louis)

Jake Marsack (Seattle)


AMA Supercross Class Results, Seattle

  1. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda

  2. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha

  3. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda

  4. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda

  5. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki

  6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda

  7. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha

  8. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., KTM

  9. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Suziki

  10. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Honda


AMA Supercross Class Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Tampa, Fla., Yamaha, 340

  2. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 330

  3. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 262

  4. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 261

  5. Joshua Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 210

  6. Tim Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 206

  7. Nathan Ramsey, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha, 173

  8. David Vuillemin, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 158

  9. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., KTM, 144

  10. Paul Carpenter, Ithaca, N.Y., Honda, 136


AMA Supercross Lites Class Results, Seattle

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki

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