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April 4, 2014 11:10am | by:

450SX Class Stats: Houston


►The first race was held on March 15, 1974, and Pierre Karsmakers won on a Yamaha

►This will be the 48th time the gate will drop for a 450SX Class race in Houston

►Houston and Daytona are the only two original venues from the 1974 championship and have never missed a year of racing

►Houston was the site of the second ever venue to host a double-header race in 1977

►In 1978-1979, Bob Hannah swept both double-headers in consecutive seasons

►In 1981-1982 Mark Barnett became the second rider to sweep the double headers in consecutive seasons

►Jeff Ward won four consecutive races in Houston from ‘85-‘88


►KTM has never won in Houston, can Ryan Dungey or Ken Roczen change this?

►In the previous 47 races, the winner of this race has gone on to win the title 23 times


450SX Class: Wins by Brand at NRG Stadium















450SX Class: First-Time Winners in Houston




Broc Glover


Jimmy Weinert


Trey Canard



450SX Class: St. Louis Recap


►James Stewart earned his 50th career win, his fifth of the season and third consecutive race win

►Stewart is the only rider to win three consecutive races in 2014


►Stewart used 114 starts to earn 50 450SX Class wins; Jeremy McGrath used 84 450SX Class starts to earn 50 wins

►Stewart now has 97 career AMA victories


►Stewart tied Kevin Windham for fifth on the all-time 450SX Class podium list with 75

►For the fifth time in his career, Stewart has won five 450SX Class races in a season; McGrath accomplished this feat seven times; Ricky Carmichael five; Rick Johnson and Bob Hannah four

►Ryan Villopoto earned his eighth podium of the season; it was his 59th-career 450SX Class podium

►Villopoto now has six consecutive seasons with five or more podium finishes

►Justin Barcia earned his seventh top-five finish and third podium of the season

►Roczen earned his seventh top-five finish with a fourth place


►In his first race of the season, Trey Canard earned his first top-five finish since Salt Lake City of last season

►In his sixth race of the season, Eli Tomac earned his third top-10 finish

►With a seventh place finish in St. Louis, Josh Hill has now earned three straight top-10 finishes for the first time since races 11-13 of 2010

►Andrew Short earned his 12th top-10 finish of the season with an eighth place

►For only the third time this season, and after six straight podiums,  Dungey finished outside of the top five with a ninth place

►Justin Brayton kept his top-10 streak alive with a 10-place finish; Villopoto and Brayton are the only riders to have a top-10 finish in each race this season

►Brayton has 18 consecutive top-10 finishes and is the current consecutive starts leader at 44 

►Nick Wey earned his best finish of the season with an eleventh place; it was his 169th-career 450SX Class start

►Wey can tie Chad Reed at fifth on the all-time 450SX Class start list


250SX Class: Houston Stats


►The first race was held on April 20, 1985, and Eddie Warren won on a Kawasaki

►This will be the 30th 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

►Windham and Christophe Pourcel are the only two 250SX Class riders to win Houston back-to-back

►Last season Blake Wharton broke a 17-season drought for Suzuki in the 250SX Class in Houston

► Roczen gave KTM their first 250SX Class win in Houston last season

►In the previous 29 races in Houston, the winner of this race has gone on to win the title 15 times


250SX Class: Wins by Brand in Houston

















250SX Class: First-Time Winners in Houston




Willie Surate


Jeff Emig


Jimmy Gaddis


Shae Bentley


Travis Preston


Matt Walker


Austin Stroupe



250SX Class: St. Louis Recap


►After a seven-week hiatus, the Western Regional resumes this weekend

►Justin Hill earned the first 250SX Class win of his career in San Diego; it was his second podium finish

►Hill started a string of first time winners with Cianciarulo, who won in Arlington, and Davalos, who won in Atlanta

►In four consecutive races in the Western Region, there have been has been four different winners: Hill in San Diego; Dean Wilson in Anaheim 3; Jason Anderson in Oakland; Cole Seely in Anaheim 2

►Anderson earned his fourth podium of the season with a second place; he has a four-point lead over Seely with three races remaining

►Malcolm Stewart earned his second podium of the season with a third-place finish, and his brother James won the 450SX Class

►Seely earned his sixth top-five finish with a fourth place


►Shane McElrath and Jessy Nelson both earned their best finishes of the season with fifth and sixth place finishes respectively


450SX Class Laps Led

James Stewart: 84

Ryan Villopoto: 74

Ryan Dungey: 24

Chad Reed: 23

Ken Roczen: 21

Justin Brayton: 13

Justin Barcia: 11

Mike Alessi: 9

Cole Seely: 1


250SX Class Laps Led

Cole Seely: 52

Martin Davalos: 42

Adam Cianciarulo: 34

Justin Hill: 20

Justin Bogle: 15

Blake Baggett: 14

Dean Wilson: 12

Jason Anderson: 6


450SX Class Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award

Anaheim Race 1: Ryan Villopoto

Phoenix: Matt Moss

Anaheim Race 2: Ryan Dungey

Oakland: Vince Friese

Anaheim Race 3: James Stewart

San Diego: Andrew Short

Arlington: Ryan Dungey

Atlanta: Mike Alessi

Indianapolis: Mike Alessi

Daytona: Ryan Villopoto

Detroit: Cole Seely

Toronto: Ken Roczen

St. Louis: Mike  Alessi


250SX Class Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award

Anaheim Race 1: Jason Anderson

Phoenix: Cooper Webb

Anaheim Race 2: Cooper Webb

Oakland: Dean Wilson

Anaheim Race 3: Cole Seely

San Diego: Dakota Tedder

Arlington: Adam Cianciarulo

Atlanta: Adam Cianciarulo

Indianapolis: Vince Friese

Daytona: Martin Davalos

Detroit: Martin Davalos

Toronto: Justin Bogle

St. Louis: Martin Davalos


450SX Class Fastest Qualifying Time

Anaheim Race 1: Justin Barcia

Phoenix: Ryan Villopoto

Anaheim Race 2: Justin Brayton

Oakland: Ryan Villopoto

Anaheim Race 3: Ryan Villopoto

San Diego: James Stewart

Arlington: Ken Roczen

Atlanta: James Stewart

Indianapolis: James Stewart

Daytona: Dean Wilson

Detroit: Ryan Villopoto

Toronto: James Stewart

St. Louis: James Stewart


250SX Class Fastest Qualifying Time

Anaheim Race 1: Dean Wilson

Phoenix: Jason Anderson

Anaheim Race 2: Jason Anderson

Oakland: Dean Wilson

Anaheim Race 3: Dean Wilson

San Diego: Jason Anderson

Arlington: Martin Davalos

Atlanta:  Adam Cianciarulo

Indianapolis: Adam Cianciarulo

Daytona: Adam Cianciarulo

Detroit: Adam Cianciarulo

Toronto: Martin Davalos

St. Louis: Martin Davalos