Bench Racing Ammo:  Double Team Wins

Bench Racing Ammo Double Team Wins

September 1, 2011 2:30pm
With Brett Metcalfe’s win at Southwick, Team Rockstar Makita Suzuki has now won races with two riders this year. Is this a rare feat? We jumped into the AMA record book to find out. Here’s a list of the years and teams that have collected wins with multiple riders over the last 20 years:

2011: Team Suzuki, Ryan Dungey and Brett Metcalfe

2009: Team Suzuki, Chad Reed and Mike Alessi

2007: Team Kawasaki, James Stewart and Tim Ferry

2001: Team Yamaha, David Vuillemin and Tim Ferry

1999 Team Honda, Sebastian Tortelli, Ezra Lusk, Kevin Windham
Team Yamaha: Doug Henry and Jimmy Button

Metcalfe and Dungey have accomplished a pretty rare feat this season.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson

1997 Team Yamaha, Ezra Lusk and John Dowd

1996: Team Suzuki, Greg Albertyn and Mike LaRocco

1995: Team Honda, Jeremy McGrath and Doug Henry, Team Kawasaki, Mike LaRocco and Mike Kiedrowski

1994: Team Kawasaki, Mike LaRocco and Mike Kiedrowski

1993: Team Kawasaki, Mike LaRocco and Mike Kiedrowski

By the way, this list doesn’t include same brand/different team wins, such as Kevin Windham and Ricky Carmichael winning on Hondas for different teams in 2003, or Jeremy McGrath winning on a Chapparal Yamaha in 1998.

Impressively, you’ll see Suzuki not only pulled off the double win feat this year, but they’re also the last team to accomplish it via their 2009 success. Quite a run as of late for the RM-Z450!