Seattle Notes Package

April 10, 2014 3:55pm | by:

Monster Energy Supercross Notes Package
CenturyLink Field, Seattle

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 43rd time the gate will drop in Seattle for a 450SX Class race
►This is the 10th race held at CenturyLink Field
►From 1978-1999, the Seattle King Dome hosted the race
►During a double-header race in 1984, supercross legends Jeff Ward and Rick Johnson won their first-ever 450SX Class races
►From 1979-1989, double-header races were held at the King Dome
►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 his first 450SX Class race on a Suzuki in Seattle in 1990, and 10 years later, he won his last 450SX Class race in Seattle; it was the last race ever held at the King Dome
►KTM has never won in Seattle, can Ryan Dungey or Ken Roczen change this?
►The rider to win the Seattle race has gone on to win the championship 10 times

450SX Class First-Time Winners in Seattle
Rider Year
Darrel Shultz 1981
Rick Johnson 1984
Jeff Ward 1984
Larry Ward 1990
Ryan Villopoto 2009
Andrew Short 2012

450SX Class: Wins by Brand at CenturyLink Field
Brand Wins(s)
Honda 20
Yamaha 9
Kawasaki 8
Suzuki 5

450SX Class: Houston Recap
►Ryan Villopoto earned his 39th 450SX Class win; it was his fourth of the season and 60th of his career
►Villopoto now has five consecutive seasons with four race wins
►Justin Barcia earned his fourth consecutive top five and third consecutive podium with a runner-up finish; it was his eighth top five of the season
►If Honda doesn’t win this season, it will break their four-year win streak
►Kawasaki currently has the longest active win streak at 10 seasons
►Roczen earned his seventh podium of the season with a third place
►In his first two races back from injury, Trey Canard earned back-to-back top-five finishes; this was the first time he has done this since races three and four in 2013
►James Stewart earned his 86th-career top-five finish; he is seventh on the all-time top five list
►Stewart now has 115 career 450SX Class starts and is tied with Ricky Carmichael and Jeff Emig in this category
►Andrew Short finished in sixth place; he now has a top 10 in 13 of 14 races this season. Only Villopoto has a top ten finish in every race
►Dungey earned a seventh-place finish. It was his 13th top-10 finish of the season
►Mike Alessi earned his second top-10 finish of the season with an eighth place finish
►Eli Tomac earned a ninth-place finish; it was his fourth top-10 finish of the season
►Chris Blose earned his first top 10 of the season with a 10th place; it was his first top-10 finish since his fourth place finish in Las Vegas in 2011
►Nick Wey finished a season-best 11th place and is tied with Chad Reed for fifth with 170 career 450SX Class starts

250SX Class: Seattle Stats
►The first race was held on February 9, 1985, and Mike Healey won on a Suzuki
►This will be the 30th time the gate will drop for a 250SX Class race in Seattle
►Kawasaki has not won this race since Villopoto earned the Main Event win in 2007
►The rider to win the Seattle race has gone on to win the championship 10 times
►Cole Seely won Seattle in 2011 and is the only active 250SX Class rider to win in this class
►Stewart and Villopoto are the only 250SX Class graduates to win both classes in Seattle

250SX Class: Wins by Brand in Seattle
Brand Win(s)
Kawasaki 10
Honda 6
Suzuki 1
Yamaha 5
KTM 2

250SX Class: First-Time Winners in Seattle
Rider Year
Bader Manneh 1985
Phil Lawrence 1995
David Vuillemin 1997
Broc Tickle 2010

250SX Class: Houston Recap
►Jason Anderson earned his fifth career 250SX Class win; he has five podiums and a top five finish in every race this season
►Dean Wilson earned his third podium of the season and has been on the podium at three of the last four Western Regional 250SX Class races
►Malcolm Stewart earned a third place finish, giving him back-to-back podium finishes; he has three podium finishes this season
►Seely earned a fourth-place finish and is the only rider to have a top-four finish in each race this season
►In his first race back since Oakland, Zach Osborne earned a fifth-place finish; he now has four top-five finishes this season
►Jake Canada earned his best finish of the season with an eighth place

450SX Class Laps Led
Ryan Villopoto:94
James Stewart: 84
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
Jason Anderson: 21
Justin Hill: 20
Justin Bogle: 15
Blake Baggett: 14
Dean Wilson: 12

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
Houston: Ryan Villopoto

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
Houston: Jessy Nelson

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
Houston: Ryan Villopoto

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
Houston: Jason Anderson