MORGANTOWN, W.V. - With one of the most memorable seasons in American Motocross history in the books, MX Sports Pro Racing presents the final statistical report of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. 450 Class champion Chad Reed and 250 Class title holder Ryan Dungey provided a clean sweep for the Rockstar/Makita Suzuki team while Honda Red Bull Racing's Ashley Fiolek made history as the first full factory-supported woman to win a championship in the inaugural season of the Women's Class of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship.
- With seven overall winners in the 450 Class, the series featured the most parity since 1999 when seven different riders also stood atop the podium.
- Of the eleven different winners across both classes in 2009, only Ryan Dungey was a previous class winner, meaning there were 10 first-time class winners this season.
- Five riders won their first-ever AMA Motocross National in either class: Christophe Pourcel, Jake Weimer, Justin Barcia, Matt Goerke, Tommy Hahn
- Suzuki's sweep of the 450 and 250 classes marks the third time in history the manufacturer has achieved the feat. As a whole, Rockstar/Makita Suzuki team manager Roger DeCoster's riders won 45% of the overall victories across both classes (11 of 24).
- Dungey's final 11-point advantage over Christophe Pourcel is the closest since 2001, when Mike Brown edged out Grant Langston by just 14 points.
- Michael Byrne was the only 450 Class rider to score points in all 24 motos.
- Dungey and Brett Metcalfe are the only two 250 Class riders to score points in all 24 motos.
- Christophe Pourcel finished on the overall podium in 11 of 12 rounds this season.
- Chad Reed finished on the podium in 18 of 24 motos in the 450 Class while Dungey and Pourcel did it 17 times apiece in the 250 Class.
- Ashley Fiolek became the first full factory-supported female to win a national championship as well as the inaugural champion of Women's Motocross Class of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship.
- Fiolek's heroic effort to finish the first moto at the Steel City finale after breaking her collarbone clinched the championship as she finished the season with just a 5-point lead over Jessica Patterson.
2009 450 Class:
- Suzuki won its ninth championship in what is now the 450 Class: Tony DiStefano ('75, '76, '77), Kent Howerton (80,'81), Greg Albertyn ('99), Ricky Carmichael ('05, '06) and Chad Reed ('09).
- Chad Reed becomes the 21st different rider to win a 450 Class championship and the 12th different rider to win a Supercross and Motocross title in the premier class: Bob Hannah, Donnie Hansen, David Bailey, Jeff Ward, Rick Johnson, Jeff Stanton, Jean-Michel Bayle, Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig, Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, and Chad Reed
- Reed has five career 450 Class wins. He is tied with fellow champions Greg Albertyn and Tony DiStefano for 20th all-time.
- Reed becomes just the fifth international rider to win an AMA Motocross Championship: Pierre Karsmakers (Holland), Jean-Michel Bayle (France), Greg Albertyn (South Africa),
Grant Langston (South Africa), Chad Reed (Australia).
Final Point Standings
- Chad Reed, Australia, Suzuki, 481
- Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 388
- Ivan Tedesco, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 376
- Michael Byrne, Australia, Suzuki, 348
- Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Kawasaki, 302
- Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 280
- Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 249
- Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha, 200
- Cody Cooper, New Zealand, Yamaha, 191
- Jimmy Albertson, Ozark, Mo., Yamaha, 185
Wins by Brand
Suzuki - 7
Kawasaki - 2
Yamaha - 2
Honda - 1
Laps Led (total)
Chad Reed - 117
Josh Grant - 62
Ivan Tedesco - 62
Mike Alessi - 52
Davi Millsaps - 18
Andrew Short - 18
Justin Brayton - 14
Tommy Hahn - 9
Ryan Villopoto - 8
Matt Goerke - 7
Jeff Alessi - 4
2009 250 Class:
- Suzuki won its sixth AMA Motocross championship in what is now the 250 Class: Mark Barnett ('80, '81, '82), Guy Cooper ('90), Travis Pastrana ('00), Ryan Dungey ('09)
- Ryan Dungey becomes the 23rd different rider to win a 250 Class championship.
- Dungey ends a five-year Kawasaki streak in the 250 Class and is the first non-Kawasaki rider to win this championship in the four-stroke era.
- Dungey becomes the sixth rider to win an AMA Supercross Regional and AMA Motocross National title in the same season.
- Dungey has seven-career 250 Class wins. He is tied with fellow champions Travis Pastrana, Doug Henry and Johnny O'Mara for 18th all-time.
Final Point Standings
- Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 503
- Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 492
- Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 378
- Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 353
- Justin Barcia, Cairo, Ga., Honda, 340
- Tommy Searle, Great Britain, KTM, 332
- Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 285
- Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 273
- Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 236
- Matt Lemoine, Collinsville, Texas, Yamaha, 189
Wins by Brand
Kawasaki - 7
Suzuki - 4
Honda - 1
Laps Led (total)
Christophe Pourcel - 148
Ryan Dungey - 87
Justin Barcia - 52
Trey Canard - 21
Jake Weimer - 18
Tyla Rattray - 16
Brett Metcalfe - 8
Martin Davalos - 6
Blake Wharton - 6
Holeshot Winners (total)
Justin Barcia - 5
Ryan Dungey - 4
Trey Canard - 3
Martin Davalos - 3
Christophe Pourcel - 3
Ryan Sipes - 2
Jake Weimer - 2
Tyla Rattray - 1
Vince Freise - 1
2009 WMX Class:
Final Point Standings
- Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 350
- Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 345
- Sherri Cruse, Bakersfield, Calif., Suzuki, 258
- Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki, 237
- Elizabeth Bash, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki, 217
- Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Honda, 192
- Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM, 185
- Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Honda, 170
- Penni Cyrus, Queen Creek, Ariz., Kawasaki, 157
- Jacqueline Strong, Sedona, Ariz., Honda, 148
Ashley Fiolek - 5
Jessica Patterson - 3
Ashley Fiolek - 10
Jessica Patterson - 6
Wins by Brand
Honda - 8
Ricky Carmichael Hard Charger Award Winners
Glen Helen Wil Hahn & Nick Wey
Hangtown Tommy Hahn
Freestone Josh Hill
High Point Jimmy Albertson
Colorado Wil Hahn
Red Bud Christophe Pourcel & Matt Lemoine
Spring Creek Matt Goerke
Washougal Ivan Tedesco
Unadilla Tim Ferry
Budds Creek Brett Metcalfe
Southwick Christophe Pourcel
Steel City Broc Tickle & Austin Stroupe
Muscle Milk Recovery Rider of the Day Award Winners
Event 250 Class 450 Class
Glen Helen Scott Champion Dustin McDonald
Hangtown Ryan Dungey Jake Moss
Freestone Scott Champion Dan Reardon
High Point Brett Metcalfe Tommy Hahn
Thunder Valley Matthew Lemoine Tyler Bowers
RedBud Blake Wharton Jeremy Medaglia
Spring Creek Darryn Durham Kyle Regal
Washougal Justin Barcia Jarred Browne
Unadilla Lucas Crespi Robby Marshall
Budds Creek Willy Browning Christian Craig
Southwick Ryan Sipes Tyler Bowers
Steel City Blake Baggett Antonio Balbi
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