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Houston Notes Package

450SX Class: Houston Stats

  • The first race was on March 15, 1974, and Pierre Karsmakers won on a Yamaha
  • This will be the 47th time the gate will drop for a 450SX Class race in Houston
  • Houston, along with Daytona, are the only two original markets from the 1974 championship and have never missed a year of action
  • In 1977, Houston became the second market to host a double-header race
  • In 1978 and 1979, Bob Hannah swept both double-header races
  • In 1981 and 1982 Mark Barnett became the second rider to sweep the double-header races in back-to-back seasons
  • Jeff Ward won four consecutive races in Houston from ‘85-‘88
  • KTM has never won in Houston, can Ryan Dungey change this?

450SX Class: Houston Wins by Brand
Yamaha: 15
Kawasaki: 12
Honda: 11
Suzuki: 6
Can-Am: 2

First time 450SX Class Winners: Houston
Broc Glover: 1980
Jimmy Weinert: 1976
Trey Canard: 2011

450SX Class: Toronto Recap

Villopoto earned his seventh win of the season; it was the 31st of his career

For the second time in his career, Villopoto has won four-consecutive races; he had a four-race win streak from Indianapolis to New Orleans in 2012

Davi Millsaps earned his fourth runner-up finish of the season and eighth podium

Ryan Dungey earned his eighth podium of the season with a third-place finish

Chad Reed made the 160th 450SX Class start of his career, which ties him for fifth with Jeff Ward on the all-time 450SX Class start list

Reed earned his ninth top five of the season; it was his 138th-career 450SX Class top-five finish

Muscle Milk Honda’s Justin Barcia earned his eighth top five of the season with a fifth

Jake Weimer finished sixth; it was his best finish since the second race at Anaheim, where he finished fifth

James Stewart earned a seventh-place finish; it was his ninth top 10 of the season

Stewart will make his 100th 450SX Class start in Houston

Broc Tickle tied his best finish of the season with an eighth

250SX Class Stats: Houston

  • The first race was held on April 20, 1985, and Eddie Warren won on a Kawasaki
  • This will be the 29th time the gate will drop for a 250SX Class race in Houston
  • In 2001, Travis Preston gave Husqvarna its one and only 250SX Class win
  • Kevin Windham and Christophe Pourcel are the only two 250SX Class riders to win Houston in back-to-back seasons
  • Damon Huffman is the last Suzuki rider to win a 250SX race in Houston. That was all the way back in 1995. Can Blake Wharton change this?
  • Ken Roczen gave KTM their first 250SX Class win of the season last year in Houston

250SX Class: Houston Wins by Brand
Kawasaki: 12
Suzuki: 5
Yamaha: 5
Honda: 4
Husqvarna: 1
KTM: 1

250SX Class: Houston First Time Winners
Willie Surratt: 1986
Jeff Emig: 1990
Jimmy Gaddis: 1993
Shae Bentley: 2000
Travis Preston: 2001
Matt Walker: 2002
Austin Stroupe: 2008

250SX Class: Toronto Recap

  • Marvin Musquin became the first KTM rider to win three-consecutive 250SX Class races; the three wins are the first of his career
  • KTM now has five 250SX Class wins this season; they are one win away from Honda’s six 250SX Class wins
  • Wil Hahn earned his sixth podium in as many races; it was his second runner-up finish of the season
  • Blake Wharton earned his third podium of the season with a third and is third in season standings
  • Rookie Jeremy Martin finished fourth; it was his fourth top-five finish
  • Vince Friese earned the first top-five finish of his career with a fifth
  • Cole Thompson earned a career-best sixth-place finish in Toronto

450SX Class Laps Led

Ryan Villopoto: 105

Davi Millsaps: 47

James Stewart: 35

Justin Barcia: 20

Ryan Dungey: 19

Trey Canard: 7

Ken Roczen: 3

Mike Alessi: 2

Jake Weimer: 1

250SX Class Laps Led

Eli Tomac: 39

Marvin Musquin: 30

Wil Hahn: 30

Cole Seely: 21

Ken Roczen: 19

Dean Wilson: 15

Blake Wharton: 14

Martin Davalos: 7

Jason Anderson: 4

450SX Class Nuclear Cowboyz® Holeshot Award

Anaheim Race 1: Davi Millsaps

Phoenix: Justin Barcia

Anaheim Race 2: Jake Weimer

Oakland: Ryan Villopoto

Anaheim Race 3: Ryan Villopoto

San Diego: Davi Millsaps

Arlington: Davi Millsaps

Atlanta: James Stewart

St. Louis: Mike Alessi

Daytona: N/A

Indianapolis: Davi Millsaps

Toronto: Ryan Villopoto

250SX Class Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award

Anaheim Race 1: Cole Seely

Phoenix: Jessy Nelson

Anaheim Race 2: Cole Seely

Oakland: Joey Savatgy

Anaheim Race 3: Joey Savatgy

San Diego: Jason Anderson

Arlington: Kyle Peters

Atlanta: Wil Hahn

St. Louis: Wil Hahn

Daytona: N/A

Indianapolis: Blake Wharton

Toronto: Marvin Musquin

450SX Class Fastest Qualifying Time

Anaheim Race 1: James Stewart

Phoenix: Ryan Villopoto

Anaheim Race 2: Ryan Villopoto

Oakland: James Stewart

Anaheim Race 3: James Stewart

San Diego: Ryan Villopoto

Arlington: Davi Millsaps

Atlanta: James Stewart

St. Louis: James Stewart

Daytona: Ryan Villopoto

Indianapolis: James Stewart

Toronto: Ryan Villopoto

250SX Class Fastest Qualifying Time

Anaheim Race 1: Eli Tomac

Phoenix: Eli Tomac

Anaheim Race 2: Ken Roczen

Oakland: Ken Roczen

Anaheim Race 3: Eli Tomac

San Diego: Martin Davalos

Arlington: Dean Wilson

Atlanta: Marvin Musquin

St. Louis: Dean Wilson

Daytona: Dean Wilson

Indianapolis: Dean Wilson

Toronto: Wil Hahn

MMI Top Tech Award

Anaheim Race 1: Brian Kranz

Phoenix: Dave Feeney

Anaheim Race 2: Mike Williamson

Oakland: Scott Donkersgood

Anaheim Race 3: Carlos Rivera

San Diego: Rich Simmons

Arlington: Mike Tomlin

Atlanta: Brent Presnell

St. Louis: Lars Linstrom

Daytona: N/A

Indianapolis: Kevin Ganoe

Toronto: Bob Klingan

450SX Class Results: Toronto

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  2. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  4. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda
  5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
  6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki
  7. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki
  8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki
  9. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
  10. Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, Fla., KTM

450SX Class Season Standings

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 252
  2. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 240
  3. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 230
  4. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda, 196
  5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 184
  6. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 169
  7. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 165
  8. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 148
  9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 122
  10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 122

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: Toronto

  1. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM
  2. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda
  3. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki
  4. Jeremy Martin Millville, Minn., Yamaha
  5. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda
  6. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Canada, Honda
  7. James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda
  8. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Honda
  9. Jackson Richardson, Australia, Honda
  10. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda

Eastern Regional 250 SX Class Season Standings

  1. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 134
  2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 128
  3. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki, 108
  4. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 87
  5. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda, 81
  6. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda, 78
  7. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 71
  8. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki, 68
  9. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Honda, 66
  10. James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 66
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