Statistical Report: Southwick Motocross National

Friday, August 22, 2008

Series Statistical Report
Kicker Audio Southwick Motocross National
Round 11 of the AMA Toyota Motocross Championship Presented by FMF


  • The first race held at Southwick was June 6, 1976. Pierre Karsmakers would win on a Honda. It was his final AMA Motocross victory.

  • This will be the 30th time the gate will drop for an AMA Motocross National at Southwick.

  • Ricky Carmichael, Mike Kiedrowski, and Doug Henry have won at Southwick in both classes.

  • Ricky Carmichael won eight consecutive races at Southwick from 2000 to 2007.

  • James Stewart aims to continue his perfect season while also putting Kawasaki on top of the podium for the first time at Southwick since 2001.

  • Southwick has hosted an AMA Toyota Motocross national every year since 1976, except for 1983-1985.

  • Honda has swept Southwick in both the AMA Motocross and AMA Motocross Lites classes four times, while Yamaha has done it twice.

  • Four riders have earned their final career AMA Motocross victory at Southwick.

Wins by brand at Southwick


First Time Winners at Southwick

Jeff Emig, 1995 – Yamaha


Last win by brand at Southwick



Riders to win Southwick in both classes
Ricky Carmichael

Mike Kiedrowski

Doug Henry


Brand Sweeps at Southwick

Yamaha: Bob Hannah, Broc Glover – 1978

Honda: Rick Johnson, Micky Dymond – 1987

Honda: Jeff Stanton, Jeff Ward – 1989

Honda: Jeff Stanton, Jean-Michel Bayle – 1990

Honda: Jeremy McGrath, Steve Lamson – 1996

Yamaha: Doug Henry, John Dowd – 1998


Riders to Win Their Final Race at Southwick

Ezra Lusk – 1999

Jeff Stanton – 1992

Marty Smith – 1977

Pierre Karsmakers – 1976


AMA Motocross Class Point Standings – Thru 10 of 12 Rounds

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 500

  2. Timmy Ferry, Largo, Fla., Kawasaki, 334

  3. Andrew Short, Smithville, Teas., Honda, 328

  4. Michael Byrne, Newman, Ga., Suzuki, 317

  5. Cody Cooper, Tallahassee, Fla., Suzuki, 230

  6. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., KTM, 228

  7. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 221

  8. Jeff Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Honda, 205

  9. Davi Millsaps, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 203

  10. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Yamaha, 188


AMA Motocross Class Overall Wins - Season

James Stewart: 10


AMA Motocross Class Motos Wins - Season

James Stewart: 20


AMA Motocross Class Laps Led - Season

James Stewart: 305

Mike Alessi: 13


AMA Motocross Class Overall Wins by Brand - Season

Kawasaki: 10


AMA Motocross Holeshot Award Winners - Season

Mike Alessi: 8

James Stewart: 8

Cody Cooper: 2

Jeff Alessi: 1

Davi Millsaps: 1


Class Recap after 10 Rounds

·         James Stewart earned career AMA win number 67 and AMA Motocross win number 14 at Millville.

·         Stewart earned his first AMA Motocross Championship with two rounds remaining.

·         The title is Kawasaki’s ninth AMA Motocross title and first since 2001.

·         It is the first Kawasaki AMA Motocross title using a 450 four stroke machine.

·         Kawasaki ranks second behind Honda for most AMA Motocross brand titles with nine. Honda has 12.

·         Stewart became a six-time AMA Champion, with titles in five classes (AMA Motocross, AMA Motocross Lites, AMA Supercross, AMA Supercross Lites West, AMA Supercross Lites East).

·         Stewart becomes the first rider in AMA history to win titles in all five classes (motocross and supercross).

·         Stewart is just two overall wins and four moto victories away from becoming only the second rider in history to register a perfect season (winning all 24 motos on the season).

·         Kawasaki has posted 18 combined AMA Motocross and AMA Motocross Lites wins this season, tying the record with two rounds to go.

·         Kawasaki’s 10 AMA Motocross victories ties their season record.


Perfect Seasons in AMA Motocross History

Ricky Carmichael – 2002, 2004


AMA Motocross Class Career Wins List

Ricky Carmichael – 76

Bob Hannah – 27

Ricky Johnson – 22

Kent Howerton – 18

Jeff Emig – 16

Jeremy McGrath – 15

James Stewart – 14

Jeff Ward – 13

Mike Kiedrowski – 12

Jeff Stanton – 12


AMA Motocross Career Wins List (combined AMA Motocross and AMA Motocross Lites)

Ricky Carmichael – 102

James Stewart – 42




  • The first race was held at Southwick on May 7, 1978. Broc Glover would win on a Yamaha.

  • This will be the 25th time the gate will drop at Southwick for AMA Motocross Lites.

  • Three riders have won back-to-back races at Southwick: Doug Henry (93-94), Steve Lamson (95-96), and Travis Pastrana (00-01).


Wins by brand at Southwick



First time winners at Southwick
Craig Anderson, 2003 – Yamaha

Danny Smith, 2002 – Suzuki

Travis Pastrana, 2000 – Suzuki

John Dowd, 1998 – Yamaha

Keith Bowen, 1986 – Yamaha

Last win by brand at Southwick



AMA Motocross Lites Point Standings – Thru 10 of 12 Rounds

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 485

  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 376

  3. Brett Metcalfe, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 305

  4. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Honda, 259

  5. Nico Izzi, Saint Clair, Mich., Suzuki, 230

  6. Ryan Sipes, Vine Grove, Ky., KTM, 192

  7. Kyle Cunningham, Fort Worth, Texas, Honda, 174

  8. Trey Canard, Elk City, Okla., Honda, 173

  9. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Honda ,173

  10. Andrew McFarlane, Menifee, Calif., Kawasaki, 156


AMA Motocross Lites Overall Wins - Season

Ryan Villopoto: 7

Ryan Dungey: 2

Austin Stroupe: 1


AMA Motocross Lites Moto Wins - Season

Ryan Villopoto: 17

Ryan Dungey: 2

Jason Lawrence: 1


AMA Motocross Lites Laps Led - Season

Ryan Villopoto: 233
Ryan Dungey: 27

Josh Grant: 17
Jason Lawrence: 14

Trey Canard: 10
Austin Stroupe: 9

Martin Davalos: 3

Nico Izzi: 2
Ryan Sipes: 2


AMA Motocross Lites Wins by Brand - Season

Kawasaki: 8

Suzuki: 2


AMA Motocross Lites Holeshot Award Winners - Season

Ryan Villopoto: 4

Martin Davalos: 4

Ryan Dungey: 4

Trey Canard: 2

Josh Grant: 2

Ryan Sipes: 2

Jason Lawrence: 1

Andrew McFarlane: 1


Class Recap after 10 Rounds

·         Ryan Villopoto wins his third consecutive championship, joining Ricky Carmichael, Mark Barnett, and Broc Glover as riders to achieve the feat.

·         Kawasaki now has 12 AMA Motocross Lites Championships, tying for most all time with Honda.

·         Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki claimed its eighth title.

·         This is the third time Kawasaki has swept the championship in both classes: 1991, 1997, 2008.

·         Kawasaki has won the championship in 10 of the last 12 seasons.

·         Suzuki is the only manufacturer other than Kawasaki to win an overall in either class this season, breaking an 18-round win streak.

·         Dungey is the 17th different Suzuki rider to grab a checkered flag.


Most Consecutive Wins by an AMA Motocross Lites Rider in a Season
James Stewart-8
Steve Lamson-7
Mark Barnett-7
Ryan Villopoto-7


AMA Motocross Lites Career Wins List

James Stewart – 28

Ricky Carmichael – 26

Mark Barnett – 25

Steve Lamson – 21

Ryan Villopoto – 19


Ticket Information:

Kicker Audio Southwick Motocross National

Motocross 338 – Southwick, Mass.

August 23-24, 2008



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