Seattle Notes Package

April 17, 2013 11:45am

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450SX Class Stats: Seattle

  • The first race was held on February 18, 1978, and Jimmy Ellis won on a Honda; it was his first and only win on a Honda
  • This will be the 42nd time the gate will drop in Seattle for a 450SX Class race and the ninth race at CenturyLink Field
  • From 1978-1999, the race was held in the old Seattle King Dome
  • In 1984 during a double-header race in Seattle, Jeff Ward and Rick Johnson each won the first 450SX Class races of their career
  • From 1979-1989, the King Dome hosted double-header races
  • Riders to sweep double headers at the King Dome: Mike Bell: ‘80; Darrel Shultz: '81; Bob Hannah: '83; Ron Lechien: '85; Rick Johnson: '87 & '89
  • Larry Ward won the first 450SX Class race of his career in Seattle in 1990 on a Suzuki. Nine years later, he won the last 450SX Class race of his career in Seattle on a Suzuki. That would be the last race held in the King Dome.
  • Andrew Short won last year’s Main Event in Seattle, marking the first win of his career
  • Short became the fifth different winner of the 2012 season
  • After clinching his second championship, Ryan Villopoto crashed at last year’s race in Seattle, tearing his ACL and missing the final two races of the championship
  • As a 250SX Class rider last year, Ken Roczen raced the 450SX Class and earned the first podium of his career with a second-place finish
  • Jake Weimer finished on the podium last year with a third; he has yet to make a podium appearance this year

450SX Class: Seattle First Time Winners

Darrel Shultz: 1981

Rick Johnson: 1984

Jeff Ward: 1984

Larry Ward: 1990

Ryan Villopoto: 2009

Andrew Short: 2012

450SX Class Wins by Brand: Seattle

Honda: 19
Yamaha: 9
Kawasaki: 8
Suzuki: 5

450SX Class: Minneapolis Recap

  • Ryan Dungey earned the 13th 450SX Class victory of his career
  • It was Dungey’s sixth victory on a KTM
  • Dungey’s win stopped Ryan Villopoto’s five-race win streak
  • Dungey’s gave KTM their first-ever win in Minneapolis
  • With Dungey’s teammate Marvin Musquin winning the 250SX Class, KTM now has two event sweeps and is the only brand to accomplish this in 2013
  • Villopoto earned his 11th podium of the season with his runner-up finish; it was his third runner-up
  • Davi Millsaps earned his ninth podium of the season with a third-place finish
  • Justin Barcia earned his seventh top-five finish with a fourth
  • Chad Reed made his 161st career 450SX Class start, is now fifth on the all-time 450SX Class starts list. He earned a fourth place giving him his tenth top-five finish of the year.
  • Short tied his season-best finish of sixth place. He now has 12 top-10 finishes this year.

250SX Class Stats: Seattle

  • The first race was held on February 9,1985, and Mike Healey would win on a Suzuki
  • This will be the 29th time the gate will drop for a 250SX Class race in Seattle
  • Ryan Villopoto gave Kawasaki their last win in Seattle in 2007
  • Ryan Sipes won the third race of his career aboard a Yamaha last year
  • For the first time since 2002, every brand of motorcycle competing in Monster Energy Supercross won a Main Event
  • Ken Roczen leads defending 250SX Class Champion Eli Tomac by 17 points and is racing for the first 250SX Class Championship of his career

250SX Class: Seattle Wins by Brand

Kawasaki: 10
Honda: 6S
uzuki: 6
Yamaha: 5
KTM: 1


250SX Class: Seattle First Time Winners

Bader Manneh: 1985

Phil Lawrence: 1995

David Vuillemin: 1997

Broc Tickle: 2010


450SX Class Laps Led

Ryan Villopoto: 141

Davi Millsaps: 47

James Stewart: 35

Ryan Dungey: 23

Justin Barcia: 20

Trey Canard: 7

Ken Roczen: 3

Mike Alessi: 2

Jake Weimer: 1


250SX Class Laps Led

Marvin Musquin: 46

Eli Tomac: 39

Wil Hahn: 30

Blake Wharton: 28

Cole Seely: 21

Ken Roczen: 19

Dean Wilson: 15

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

Houston: Mike Alessi

Minneapolis: Mike Alessi


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

Houston: Zach Freeburg

Minneapolis: 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

Houston: Ryan Dungey

Minneapolis: Ryan Dungey


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: Marvin Musquin

Houston: Marvin Musquin

Minneapolis: Marvin Musquin


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

Houston: Joey Monusko

Minneapolis: McCoy Odenburg


450SX Class Results: Minneapolis

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM
  2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
  3. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki
  4. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda
  5. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda
  6. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM
  7. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda
  8. Josh Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Suzuki
  9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha
  10. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki


450SX Class Season Standings

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 299
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 277
  3. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Suzuki, 276
  4. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 220
  5. Chad Reed, Australia, Honda, 212
  6. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 199
  7. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 177
  8. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 174
  9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha, 149
  10. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Suzuki, 141


Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: Minneapolis

  1. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM
  2. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda
  3. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki
  4. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Honda
  5. Tyler Bowers, Danville, Kent., Kawasaki
  6. Lance Vincent, Youngsville, La., Honda
  7. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda
  8. AJ Catanzaro, Portland, Conn., Kawasaki
  9. Steven Clarke, Cairo, Ga., KTM
  10. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Canada, Honda


Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings

  1. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 178
  2. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 173
  3. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki, 153
  4. Vince Friese, Cape Girardeau, Mo., Honda, 103
  5. Gavin Faith, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Honda, 100
  6. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 87
  7. Cole Thompson, Brigden, Canada, Honda, 83
  8. Kyle Peters, Greensboro, N.C., Honda, 78
  9. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 71
  10. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki, 68


Western Regional 250SX Class Points

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 138
  2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 121
  3. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 95
  4. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki, 88
  5. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha, 83
  6. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Kawasaki, 82
  7. Zach Osborne, Chesterfield, S.C., Honda, 82
  8. Joey Savatgy, Thomasville, Ga., KTM, 62
  9. Christian Craig, Wildomar, Calif., Honda, 62
  10. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 60