The List: Combined Points

The List Combined Points

September 2, 2015 12:10pm

There isn’t a trophy or bonus given to the rider who scores the most combined points in Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, but there should be. Riders who rank high in this collective category are the true assassins of racing, capable of scoring kills in just about any situation, whether under bright stadium lights or in the scorching Saturday afternoon heat in the middle of nowhere. So who are this year’s 450 aces? We added up the points to find out.

Rank Rider 450SX Points 450MX Points Total Points
1 Ryan Dungey 390 547 937
2 Ken Roczen 156 447 603
3 Blake Baggett 223 360 583
4 Justin Barcia 102 441 543
5 Jason Anderson 200 320 520
6 Broc Tickle 194 311 505
7 Eli Tomac 305 125 430
8 Weston Peick 160 223 383
9 Cole Seely 277 104 381
10 Christophe Pourcel 0 323 323
11 Trey Canard 204 118 322
12 Phil Nicoletti 66 250 316
13 Josh Grant 159 135 294
14 Chad Reed 226 61 287
15 Kyle Chisholm 115 159 274
16 Andrew Short 180 75 255
17 Justin Brayton 66 146 212
18 Fredrik Noren 4 206 210
19 Davi Millsaps 147 0 147
20 Ben LaMay 53 52 105
21 Kyle Cunningham 0 103 103
22 Wil Hahn 0 99 99
23 Nick Wey 94 0 94
24 Tommy Hahn 0 85 85
25 Dean Wilson 23 60 83
26 Brett Metcalfe 40 36 76
27 Jake Weimer 74 0 74
28 Jesse Wentland 0 64 64
29 Killy Rusk 26 32 58
30 Mike Alessi 48 2 50
31 Tony Archer 13 36 49
32 Kyle Partridge 49 0 49
33 Ryan Sipes 0 44 44
34 Justin Bogle 0 43 43
35 Josh Hill 40 0 40
36 Vince Friese 13 27 40
37 Matt Lemoine 0 36 36
38 Nick Schmidt 36 0 36
39 Gannon Audette 0 34 34
40 Shaun Simpson 0 31 31
41 Jason Brooks 0 29 29
42 Jimmy Albertson 26 0 26
43 Ronnie Stewart 14 8 22
44 John Short 0 19 19
45 Colton Facciotti 0 18 18
46 Dusty Pipes 11 4 15
47 Noah McConahy 0 12 12
48 Heath Harrison 1 10 11
49 Benny Bloss 0 10 10
50 Shane McElrath 10 0 10
51 Tyler Medaglia 0 9 9
52 Cody Gragg 0 8 8
53 Kevin Rookstool 0 8 8
54 Mitch Oldenburg 7 0 7
55 Thomas Ramette 7 0 7
56 Tevin Tapia 7 0 7
57 Adam Enticknap 6 0 6
58 Nick Ferrell 0 6 6
59 Cade Clason 4 2 6
60 Evgeny Mikhaylov 0 5 5
61 Kaven Benoit 0 5 5
62 Broc Schmelyun 0 5 5
63 Alex Ray 4 0 4
64 Travis Sewell 0 3 3
65 Tommy Weeck 0 3 3
66 Deven Raper 3 0 3
67 Michael Akaydin 2 0 2
68 Jeremy Smith 0 2 2
69 Zack Freeberg 2 0 2
70 Martin Davalos 1 0 1
71 Sean Collier 0 1 1
72 Brandan Leith 0 1 1
73 Sergey Astaykin 0 1 1
74 Travis Bannister 1 0 1
75 AJ Catanzaro 1 0 1
Baggett had a solid rookie season.
Baggett had a solid rookie season. photo: Cudby

Top Gun

Obviously, 2015 was the year of the Dunge. The Red Bull KTM rider took the Monster Energy Supercross 450SX Championship and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 National Championship in the same year for the second time. That’s impressive enough by itself, but it’s even more amazing when you look at the number of points he accumulated along the way, both indoors and out. Between supercross and motocross, the maximum number of points a rider can earn is 1,025. Well, Dungey collected 937, which means he ended up with 91.41 percent of the max. That’s incredible! 

Top Rookie

Blake Baggett takes this one, but that’s no real surprise. In fact, it wouldn’t have been a surprise if Cole Seely, Jason Anderson, or Dean Wilson took this honor—they’re all very talented riders. The real surprise is that Baggett was third overall out of anyone this year. No disrespect to Baggett by any means, but there are some pretty heavy hitters in the 450 Class, and it’s not often you see a rookie complete an entire season without experiencing any major adversity or drop-offs in the points. Look at Baggett’s fellow rookies—Wilson and Seely both missed multiple races with injury, and Anderson struggled with consistency. If Baggett was this good in his first year on a 450, how good is he going to be in 2016 with experience?

Top Privateer

Chalk one up for Team Chiz, and congrats to Kyle Chisholm for doing a lot with a little. Here’s hoping something comes through for next year—Team Chiz is expecting a baby sometime in March.

Chisholm was the top-finishing privateer.
Chisholm was the top-finishing privateer. photo: Cudby

Top Manufacturer (Counting the top twenty only)

Score one for Suzuki, thanks to the solid trio of Broc Tickle, Ken Roczen, and Baggett. The three earned a total of 1,691 points to runner-up KTM (1,411). Honda earned 1,343; Yamaha 1,250; Kawasaki 1,002; and Husky 888. (Ben LaMay scored points on three different brands—Yamaha, Husqvarna, and KTM.) Just think if Suzuki had also had James Stewart out there!

Top Teammates

RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s Suzuki Factory Racing - 1,108
Ken Roczen 603, Broc Tickle 505               

Red Bull KTM – 1,020
Ryan Dungey 937, Dean Wilson 83                            

AutoTrader.com/Toyota/JGR Yamaha – 926
Justin Barcia 543, Weston Peick 383     

Rockstar Energy Racing Husqvarna – 843
Jason Anderson 520, Christophe Pourcel 323                     

Honda HRC – 703
Cole Seely 381, Trey Canard 322                                 

Yoshimura Suzuki – 583
Blake Baggett 583, James Stewart 0                                   

GEICO Honda – 473
Eli Tomac 430, Justin Bogle 43  

Discount Tire/TwoTwo Motorsports – 463
Chad Reed 287, Josh Grant 176 (Grant scored 118 points of his 294 points while filling in with Monster Energy Kawasaki.)       

BTOSports.com KTM – 467
Andrew Short 255, Justin Brayton 212   

Monster Energy Kawasaki – 265
Davi Millsaps 147, Josh Grant 118 (Wil Hahn scored 99 points in 2015.)

*In situations where there were more than two riders, like JGR, we counted the top two racers.