When Cooper Webb won for the second time in Salt Lake City, NBC Sports’ Ralph Sheheen came up with a catchy nickname for him, calling the defending AMA Supercross Champion the Wednesday Wonder because both races were run in the middle of the week. And when the Red Bull KTM rider won for a third time on the following Wednesday, Sheheen’s nickname stuck. In the most unique setting in series history—seven races spread across three weeks in the same stadium—Webb became the only rider to ever win on a Wednesday (and he did it three times).
Only he wasn’t. Turns out that, once upon a time in moto, there was another AMA Supercross race run on a Wednesday, and for a much simpler reason than a global pandemic. You have to go all the way back to 1985 to find this little hiccup in SX history. It was the first of the 125 Pro-Am class in AMA Supercross, as the AMA and series promoters were trying out a new development class in hopes of producing a showcase for fledgling stars. After all, the 250 class was literally packed with factory super-stars: Bob Hannah, David Bailey, Rick Johnson, Jeff Ward, Broc Glover, Ron Lechien, Mark Barnett, Johnny O’Mara, Micky Dymond—you get the picture.
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