The List: Numbers  Behind the Season

The List Numbers Behind the Season

February 2, 2012 11:35am
This is 4x4 week—and we’re not talking trucks. You might have heard about four winners in four rounds. But what other numbers have come to define the first month of Monster Energy Supercross? Here’s a look.

6: Red plates this year in SX Lites and SX Classes. Six different riders have held points leads in either the SX of Lites class after just four races. With the East Lites tour getting underway in two weeks, we could be looking at a lot of overtime work for graphics companies.

2: Supercross class points lead ties (not counting round one, where every single rider was tied with zero).

This marks the second time in this past year that Reed has shared the red plate with Dungey.
Photo: Simon Cudby

0: Points difference between the top two riders (Reed & Dungey) of the SX class going into A2.

1: Position Ryan Villopoto and Eli Tomac have held on the fastest lap time leader boards for the first four main events. Yup, fastest lap in every main event so far.

2: Points lead deficit for Ryan Villopoto in a deep field of SX class talent.

15: Points lead for Eli Tomac in a comparably deep field of Lites West talent.

53.915: Eli Tomac's fastest lap time in L.A., faster than any other rider from both classes.

3: Jeff Ward loved riding with the number himself. Then he hired #33 Josh Grant for his team, and #333 Coy Mackie as a replacement when JG went down. Mike Brown, how’s that KTM contract looking?

Is this a phase of an integral plot? Perhaps not, but it's good to speculate.
Photo: Andrew Fredrickson

338: It's not J-Law, it's Z-Osb!

992: AMA number for Brazil’s Jean Carlos Ramos, the highest number rider to qualify for a main event this year.

10-10-7-10: Ultra consistent finishes for #100, Josh Hansen. Most expect Hanny to show flashes of speed but also some inconsistency—instead, he’s been the rock for team Dodge/H&H. Just about as consistent is the rider without a #3 for Jeff Ward Racing, Kyle Chisholm, who has 16-12-12-12 finishes.

200: All-time SX main event wins for Honda after Chad Reed’s L.A. SX triumph.