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Series Statistical Report Entering Freestone

  • Freestone is the newest track on the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship schedule entering just its third year of hosting a national (2007).
  • The Flagstar Bank Motocross National is the series' only visit to the Southeastern portion of the country.

Series Statistical Report

  • Prior to winning his first career 450 Class race last weekend, Mike Alessi had collected 12 podium finishes in the premier division.
  • Despite being one of the most consistent riders since turning pro in 2005 with 25 total podiums, Alessi only has four career Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship wins (450 and 250 classes): High Point 2005, Broome-Tioga 2005, Hangtown 2006 and 2009.
  • Christophe Pourcel became just the fourth foreign rider to win a 250 Class race. He is the third from France (Stephane Roncada and Jean-Michele Bayle), with Grant Langston being the other (South Africa).
  • GEICO Powersports Honda has had all four of its riders in the top 10 in three of the first four motos and had Justin Barcia not crashed while running second in Hangtown's second moto, they would likely be 4-for-4.
  • JGRMX/Toyota/Yamaha has had one of its two riders in the top five for every moto this year. Last season, the team did not earn a single top-five finish.

450 Class Stats

  • The first Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross race at Freestone Raceway was held on September 2, 2007. Grant Langston won on a Yamaha en route to the series championship.
  • Freestone wins by brand:
    Kawasaki: 1
    Yamaha: 1
  • Last win at Freestone by brand:
    Kawasaki: 2008
    Yamaha: 2007
  • There has never been a first time winner at Freestone. For 2009, Mike Alessi is the only entered rider with a career 450 Class victory.
  • Two different manufacturers and two different riders have won in each race at Freestone. A third rider will be added to the list this season.
  • Since joining the schedule in 2007, the rider who has won at Freestone Raceway has gone on to win the championship.

450 Class Point Standings - After 2 of 12 rounds

  1. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 92
  2. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 74
  3. Chad Reed, Australia, Suzuki, 73
  4. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 55
  5. Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Kawasaki, 52
  6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Tex., Honda, 51
  7. Dan Reardon, Australia, Honda, 41
  8. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., Suzuki, 41
  9. Ivan Tedesco, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 40
  10. Cody Cooper, New Zealand, Yamaha, 37

450 Class Overall Wins
Mike Alessi - 1
Ryan Villopoto - 1

450 Class Moto Wins
Mike Alessi - 2
Ryan Villopoto - 2

450 Class Wins by Brand
Kawasaki - 1
Suzuki - 1

250 Class Stats

  • The first 250 Class race at Freestone Raceway was September 2, 2007. Ryan Villopoto won on a Kawasaki.
  • Villopoto and Kawasaki are the only winners in the 250 Class at Freestone. A new name will be added to the winner's list in 2009.
  • Freestone wins by brand:
    Kawasaki: 2
  • Last win by brand at Freestone:
    Kawasaki: 2008
  • There has never been a first time winner at Freestone. For 2009, Ryan Dungey, Christophe Pourcel, and Austin Stroupe are the only riders with a 250 Class overall victory.
  • Since joining the schedule in 2007, the rider who has won the 250 Class race at Freestone Raceway has gone on to win the championship.
  • Four factory-supported riders are Texas natives:
    Kyle Cunningham - Canidae/Motosport Kawasaki - Fort Worth
    Wil Hahn - Muscle Milk/MDK/KTM - Decatur
    Matt Lemoine - Division 7/Star Yamaha - Collinsville
    Blake Wharton - GEICO Powersports Honda - Pilot Point

250 Class Point Standings - After 2 of 12 rounds

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 86
  2. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 84
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 75
  4. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 70
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 63
  6. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 54
  7. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 53
  8. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 52
  9. Tommy Searle, England, KTM, 48
  10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 47

250 Class Overall Wins
Ryan Dungey - 1
Christophe Pourcel - 1

250 Class Moto Wins
Ryan Dungey - 2
Christophe Pourcel - 2

250 Class Wins by Brand
Kawasaki - 1
Suzuki - 1

WMX Class Stats

  • The WMX Class raced at Freestone Raceway for the first time last season, June 8, 2008. Ashley Fiolek won on a Honda.
  • Freestone Raceway also serves as the host site for the WMA Cup.
  • Freestone wins by brand:
    Honda: 1
  • Last win by brand at Freestone:
    Honda: 2008
  • There has never been a first time winner at Freestone.

WMX Class Point Standings - After 2 of 12 rounds

  1. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 97
  2. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 87
  3. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Honda, 78
  4. Sherri Cruse, Bakersfield, Calif., Suzuki, 72
  5. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki, 63
  6. Elizabeth Bash, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki, 56
  7. Tatum Sik, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 54
  8. Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Honda, 48
  9. Sayaka Kaneshiro, Japan, Suzuki, 47
  10. Penni Cyrus, Queens Creek, Ariz., Kawasaki, 46

WMX Class Overall Wins
Ashley Fiolek - 2

WMX Class Moto Wins
Ashley Fiolek - 3
Jessica Patterson - 1

WMX Class Wins by Brand
Honda - 2

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