After having his perfect season stopped a week before in Tampa by Yamaha's Mike Craig, Team Honda's Jeremy McGrath got right back to his winning ways in Atlanta, earning his fifth win in six races to start the '94 AMA Supercross Championship. His Honda teammate Jeff Stanton finished second, with Yamaha's Jeff Emig and Craig finishing third and fourth.
In the 125 Class, Suzuki's Ezra Lusk won ahead of RRP Honda privateer Tim Ferry and DGY Yamaha's Chad Pederson.
Six years later and McGrath won again in Atlanta, this time for the last time and aboard a Yamaha YZ250. French rider David Vuillemin placed second and Kawasaki's Ricky Carmichael took third. The win was Jeremy's 21st on a Yamaha, making him the all-time record-holder at that point for Yamaha wins in AMA Supercross, one more than Bob "Hurricane" Hannah. He would hold that record until Chad Reed came along and racked up 34 wins on blue.
The winner of the 125 class was Yamaha of Troy's Stephane Roncada, followed by FMF Honda's Brock Sellards and Splitfire/Pro Circuit Kawasaki rider Nick Wey. Suzuki's Travis Pastrana, battling Roncada for the points lead, stumbled to fifth.
After seeing his winning streak end at five in a row one week earlier in San Diego, Ricky Carmichael got back in the winner's circle at the Georgia Dome—one of RC's five different wins at the Georgia Dome. The only race he did not win here between 2001 and '06 was the one he wasn't present for in 2004 due to a knee injury. Yamaha's Chad Reed was second and Honda's Kevin Windham third.
In the 125 Class, Pro Circuit Kawasaki riders Grant Langston and Matt Walker went 1-2 ahead of French Honda rider Steve Boniface.
It was Ryan Villopoto’s turn to take the starring role at the Atlanta Supercross. The Monster Energy Kawasaki rider topped defending champion Ryan Dungey and past champion Chad Reed to win inside the Georgia Dome. Yamaha-mounted James Stewart finished fourth.
In the 250 Class, Dean Wilson put his Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki up front all the way to the finish ahead of GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia and Wilson’s teammate Blake Baggett. Suzuki-mounted Jason Anderson, racing in only his second pro race, finished ninth.
At the second round of the AMA National Hare Scrambles Series Kawasaki-mounted Scott Plessinger took the overall win in Saline, Louisiana, after battling multi-time AMA National Enduro Champion Terry Cunningham throughout the 78-mile race. It was the first AMA National Hare Scrambles win ever for Plessinger, who hails from Ohio. Finishing third on a Yamaha YZ250 was Ed Lojak.