AMA Releases 2016 Numbers [Update]

September 22, 2015 6:20pm | by:
AMA Releases 2016 Numbers [Update]

The American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) released the top 100 and career pro numbers for the 2016 AMA Supercross and Motocross season today. The entire list is below for your viewing pleasure.

First, we will hit on a few interesting notes.

First, let’s look at career numbers that will carry over from 2015:

3 – Eli Tomac

4 – Blake Baggett

5 – Ryan Dungey

6 – Jeremy Martin

7 – James Stewart

9 – Ivan Tedesco

10 – Justin Brayton

11 – Kyle Chisholm

12 – Jake Weimer

14 – Cole Seely

16 – Zach Osborne

17 – Cooper Webb

18 – Davi Millsaps

19 – Justin Bogle

20 – Broc Tickle

22 – Chad Reed

24 – Brett Metcalfe

25 – Marvin Musquin

27 – Nick Wey

29 – Andrew Short

33 – Josh Grant

41 – Trey Canard

51 – Justin Barcia

75 – Josh Hill

94 – Ken Roczen

377 – Christophe Pourcel

800 – Mike Alessi

New Career Numbers

Two riders, Jason Anderson and Joey Savatgy, earned career numbers for 2016. And their numbers should be familiar, as they both decided to keep their numbers from 2015.

21 – Jason Anderson

37 – Joey Savatgy

Rookies

Chris Alldredge (#66), RJ Hampshire (#80) and Nick Gaines (#95) were the only three rookies to earn numbers for the 2015 season—which they earned through racing the final rounds of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship. Yet, the top rated rookie for 2016 was actually a rider that didn’t ride the Nationals in 2014—Aaron Plessinger. The 2015 AMA SX and MX Rookie of the Year is the second highest (Jessy Nelson is highest at #13) non-career rider clocking in at #23.

Allredge moved up thirty-one spots to claim number 35 for 2016. Hampshire made the biggest leap, moving up to #31, while his teammate, Jordon Smith, who made his pro debut in Monster Energy Supercross, will be #39 next year. Luke Renzland, who didn’t earn a number inside the top 100 last year despite racing the last few Nationals in 2014, will wear #46 in 2016. Gaines moved up to #73.

Other rookies who earned numbers for 2016 include Colt Nichols (#69), Daniel Baker (#78), Marshal Weltin (#89), and Darian Sanayei (#98).

No More #100

Josh Hansen, who has worn #100 for the majority of his career, will have to move to #57 next year.

Sipes Chugging Along

Ryan Sipes is no longer a full-time AMA Motocross and Supercross rider. Ryan Sipes is a full-time off-road rider. Yet, Sipes continues to show up at a few Lucas Oil Pro Motocross events and earn a top 100 number. This year, Sipes raced just three rounds (Tennessee, High Point, and Ironman), but earned #74 for 2016. If only they counted the ISDE!

Tonus

Tonus’ first season in America never really got off the ground as he struggled with an illness the entire season, causing him to miss all but one round of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and five of eight rounds of Monster Energy Supercross. But, man, that one round outdoors was great, with a moto podium, giving him enough points to climb to #66 for next year. Hopefully year two of Tonus is much better.

T Hahn

In his first full season since 2012, Tommy Hahn climbed the ladder all the way up to #47, despite missing time outdoors with injury. It was an impressive season for Hahn, who rode the 250 indoors and the 450 out.

[Update]

In the original numbers list released by the AMA yesterday, there were a few mistakes. Rookie Marshal Weltin will be #89 next year, not John Short. Short will be #90.

Alex Frye, who was #95 on yesterday’s list, did not earn a number inside the top 100. Dustin Pipes, who was listed as #93 yesterday, will now be #95. Below is the updated list.

Check out the full list for 2016 below:

2016 Top 100 and Career Pro Numbers for AMA Supercross and Motocross 

*Career Numbers
**New Career Numbers for 2016

1 - 450MX: Ryan Dungey
1 - 450SX: Ryan Dungey
1 - 250MX: Jeremy Martin
1 - 250SX West: Cooper Webb
1 - 250SX East: Marvin Musquin
3*: Eli Tomac
4*: Blake Baggett
5*: Ryan Dungey
6*: Jeremy Martin
7*: James Stewart
10*: Justin Brayton
11*: Kyle Chisholm
12*: Jake Weimer
13: Jessy Nelson
14*: Cole Seely
15*: Dean Wilson
16*: Zach Osborne
17*: Cooper Webb
18*: David Millsaps
19*: Justin Bogle
20*: Broc Tickle
21**: Jason Anderson
22*: Chad Reed
23: Aaron Plessinger
24*: Brett Metcalfe
25*: Marvin Musquin
26: Alex Martin
27*: Nicholas Wey
28: Weston Peick
29*: Andrew Short
30: Shane McElrath
31: RJ Hampshire
32: Matthew Bisceglia
33*: Joshua Grant
34: Phillip Nicoletti
35: Chris Alldredge
36: Justin Hill
37**: Joey Savatgy
38: Christian Craig
39: Jordon Smith
40: Kyle Peters
41*: Trey Canard
42: Mitchell Oldenburg
43: Fredrik Noren
44: Adam Cianciarulo
45: Kyle Cunningham
46: Luke Renzland
47: Thomas Hahn
48: Anthony Rodriquez
49: Martin Davalos
50: Malcolm Stewart
51*: Justin Barcia
52: Ben Lamay
53: Tyler Bowers
54: Wil Hahn
55: Vince Friese
56: Jackson Richardson
57: Josh Hansen
58: James Decotis
59: Jace Owen
60: Matthew Lemoine
61: Gannon Audette
62: Justin Starling
63: Jesse Wentland
64: Dakota Alix
65: Zachary Bell
66: Arnaud Tonus
67: Killian Rusk
68: Cole Martinez
69: Colt Nichols
70: Tony Archer
71: Kyle Partridge
72: Hayden Mellross
73: Nick Gaines
74: Ryan Sipes
75*: Josh Hill
76: Scott Champion
77: Zackery Freeberg
78: Daniel Baker
79: Nicholas Schmidt
80: Zachary Williams
81: Jason Brooks
82: Trevor Reis
83: Daniel Herrlein
84: Jimmy Albertson
85: Michael Leib
86: AJ Catanzaro
87: Austin Politelli
88: Ronnie Stewart
89: Marshal Weltin 
90: John Short 
91: Brandon Scharer
92: Ryan Breece
93: Colton Facciotti
94*: Ken Roczen
95: Dustin Pipes
96: Noah McConahy
97: Tevin Tapia
98: Darian Sanayei
99: Heath Harrison
377*: Christophe Pourcel
800*: Mike Alessi