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Thunder Valley Statistical Report

Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by
AMA Pro Racing
Series Statistical Report
Rockwell Watches Thunder Valley National
Thunder Valley MX Park - Lakewood, Colo. - May 25
  • Thunder Valley will host its ninth Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National.
  • Round 2 is the earliest Thunder Valley has ever been on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross schedule. Last year it was Round 3.
  • The mile-high altitude at Thunder Valley is a unique element of this national. It will provide an additional challenge for mechanics in making a bike perform at its peak, while riders must physically adjust to the thinner air.
  • Thunder Valley was the site of the first professional motocross event to ever be held under the lights, during the 2008 season. The track also hosted a night race during the 2009 season. In 2010, it was the host venue for the Motocross of Nations.
  • Ivan Tedesco is the only rider to win at Thunder Valley in both the 250 and 450 Class. Both of his inaugural victories came at this track, which he considers to be his home race.
  • Blake Baggett looks to be the first repeat-winner at Thunder Valley in the 250 Class since Ryan Villopoto's second win in 2008.
  • Thunder Valley marked Ryan Dungey's first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross victory aboard a KTM, also marking KTM's first win in the 450 Class. Dungey has won the last three years in the 450 Class.

450 Class Stats

  • The first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race was held at Thunder Valley on July 24, 2005. Ricky Carmichael won on a Suzuki.
  • Four different riders have won in eight races at Thunder Valley. Three of the four - Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart and Ryan Dungey - have gone back-to-back.
  • Ivan Tedesco is the only rider to win in both classes at Thunder Valley. Jake Weimer and Justin Barcia will look to achieve the same feat this weekend.

Wins by brand at Thunder Valley
Suzuki - 4
Kawasaki - 2
Honda - 1

KTM - 1

Last win by brand at Thunder Valley
KTM - 2012

Suzuki - 2011
Honda - 2009
Kawasaki - 2008

First time winners at Thunder Valley
Ivan Tedesco, 2009 - Honda

Riders to win at Thunder Valley in both classes
Ivan Tedesco

Brand Sweeps at Thunder Valley
Kawasaki; James Stewart (450 Class) and Ryan Villopoto (250 Class) - 2008
Kawasaki; James Stewart (450 Class) and Ben Townley (250 Class) - 2007

2013 Current Stats

450 Class Point Standings - After 1 of 12 rounds

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 50
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM,44
3. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki,40
4. Trey Canard, Oklahoma City, Okla., Honda,36
5. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y. Honda, 32
6. Ryan Sipes, Elizabethtown, Ky., Suzuki, 27

7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 26
8. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 24
9. Tyla Rattray, Durban, South Africa, Kawasaki, 24
10. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 21

Overall Wins
Ryan Villopoto - 1

Moto Wins
Ryan Villopoto - 2

Overall Wins by Brand
Kawasaki - 1

Laps Led (total)
Ryan Villopoto - 29

James Stewart - 5
Total: 34

Holeshot Winners

James Stewart - 2

 

250 Class Stats

  • The first 250 Class race at Thunder Valley was held on July 24, 2005. Ivan Tedesco won on a Kawasaki.
  • Justin Barcia broke Kawasaki's seven-race win-streak last season, taking the 2012 win on a Honda.
  • With Barcia's departure from the 250 Class, Blake Baggett will attempt to be only the second repeat winner at Thunder Valley. Ryan Villopoto is currently the only repeat winner at Thunder Valley in the 250 Class.

Wins by brand at Thunder Valley
Kawasaki - 7

Honda - 1

Last win by brand at Thunder Valley
Honda - 2012

Kawasaki - 2011

First time winners at Thunder Valley
Ivan Tedesco, 2005 - Kawasaki
Jake Weimer, 2009 - Kawasaki

2013 Current Stats

250 Class Point Standings - After 1 of 12 rounds

1. Ken Roczen, Apolda, Germany, KTM, 50
2. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 42

3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 42

4. Marvin Musquin, La Reole, France, KTM, 36
5. Zach Osborne, Abingdon, Va., Honda, 28
6. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha, 27
7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki, 24

8. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 22
9. Joseph Savatgy, Cairo, Ga. KTM, 21
10. Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki, 20

Overall Wins
Ken Roczen - 1

Moto Wins
Ken Roczen - 2

Overall Wins by Brand
KTM - 1

Laps Led (total)
Ken Roczen - 30

Marvin Musquin - 3

Blake Baggett - 1
Total: 34

Holeshot Winners
Blake Baggett - 1

Zach Bell - 1

Past Winners

THUNDER VALLEY MOTOCROSS PARK
Lakewood, Colo.

450 Class
Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine

June 2, 2012 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / KTM
June 25, 2011 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
June 26, 2010 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
June 27, 2009 / Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, CA / Honda
June 29, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 22, 2007 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 23, 2006 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
July 24, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki

250 Class
Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine

June 2, 2012 / Justin Barcia, Monroe, NY / Honda
June 25, 2011 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, CA / Kawasaki
June 26, 2010 / Christophe Pourcel, France / Kawasaki
June 27, 2009 / Jake Weimer, Rupert, ID / Kawasaki
June 29, 2008 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
July 22, 2007 / Ben Townley, New Zealand / Kawasaki
July 23, 2006 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
July 24, 2005 / Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, CA / Kawasaki

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