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Stat Attack for tonight's Southwick National

06:34 11th August 2012 by Ray Chuss - Editor Online @chussy
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Stat Attack for tonight
  • Southwick serves as the only sand track in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship.
  • The legendary facility has hosted a Lucas Oil Motocross event since the 1976 season. This year marks the 40th anniversary of operation for the track.
  • The layout of Moto-X 338 is unique in that it allows for great viewing lines from nearly any portion of the track, thanks to its intimate configuration that features several out-and-back sections.
  • Veteran rider and local legend John Dowd made history at Southwick in 2009 by becoming the oldest rider in history to finish on the podium. This weekend, he will continue his illustrious career, looking to break the record he already owns as the oldest rider to ever qualify for a motocross national. This year, Dowd will celebrate his 47th birthday during the Moto-X 338 National, on Friday, August 10.
  • Dowd also holds the distinction of first winning at Moto-X 338 in the 450 Class during the 1997 season, then winning in the 250 Class one year later.
  • Five different riders have secured the overall win in the 450 Class over the past five seasons at Southwick, while Tyla Rattray became the first 250 Class rider to repeat since Travis Pastrana in 2001.
  • A total of six international competitors have won at Moto-X 338 – four in the 250 Class and just two in the 450 Class. Last season, foreign-born riders swept the overalls for the first time, with Australia’s Brett Metcalfe (450 Class) and South Africa’s Tyla Rattray (250 Class).
  • In a combined 62 total races across the 450 and 250 Classes at Moto-X 338, 36 different riders have stood atop the podium.
  • Ryan Dungey is enjoying a six-round overall winning streak, winning 11 of the last 12 motos.
  • For the first time this season at Washougal, a 450 Class victory was decided without the winner sweeping both motos.
  • Dungey has won 35 of the 64 motos he’s entered in his 450 Class career (54%), claiming the overall in 20 of 32 races (62%). He already sits alone in fourth on the all-time wins list.
  • Comparatively, through his first 32 career 450 Class races, Ricky Carmichael captured 24 overall victories.
  • Carmichael also earned 1,425 career points through the first 32 races of his 450 Class career, while Dungey has amassed 1,440 over that same span.
  • Dungey is the only rider in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship to finish on the podium in every moto. His worst result was third in the first moto of the season.
  • Mike Alessi has finished on the overall podium in six of the first eight races and currently sits second on the championship as a privateer. He also captured his first moto win since Hangtown in 2010 at Washougal, signifying the inaugural victory for MotoConcepts.
  • Blake Baggett and Eli Tomac have the most wins in the 250 Class with three apiece. However, they sit third and fourth in laps led, respectively. Justin Barcia has led the most laps, with two overall wins.
  • Since Washougal in 2009, all overall victories in the 250 Class have been won by either Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki or GEICO Honda, creating the sport’s most prominent team rivalry. Kawasaki has prevailed 24 times, compared to Honda’s 12 victories.
  • Pro Circuit has produced five different winners in that span, compared to three for Factory Connection.
  • Jake Weimer leads all competitors in passing an average of 5.2 riders a moto. Eli Tomac is close behind, leading the 250 Class with 5.1 passes per moto.

450 Class Stats

  • The first race held in Southwick was June 6, 1976. Pierre Karsmakers won on a Honda. It was his final Lucas Oil Motocross victory.
  • This will be the 34th time the gate will drop for a 450 Class race at Moto-X 338.
  • Ricky Carmichael, John Dowd, Mike Kiedrowski, Doug Henry and James Stewart have won at Moto-X 338 in both classes. Tyla Rattray will look to join this group on Saturday.
  • Ricky Carmichael won eight consecutive races at Moto-X 338 from 2000 to 2007.
  • Honda has swept Moto-X 338 in both the 450 and 250 classes four times, while Yamaha has done it twice. Kawasaki did it once in 2008, which was the last time such an occurrence took place.
  • Four riders have earned their final-career Lucas Oil Motocross victory at Southwick.
  • In 34 years of 450 Class competition, 20 different riders have stood atop the Moto-X 338 podium.
  • Yamaha’s last Lucas Oil Motocross victory in the 450 Class came in Southwick back in 2009, when Matt Goerke captured his first career win.
  • Team Yoshimura Suzuki has won back-to-back races at Moto-X 338, but will not claim three-in-a-row with both of its riders currently out of competition.

Wins by brand at Moto-X 338
Honda – 14
Suzuki – 8

Kawasaki – 6
Yamaha – 5

 

Last win by brand at Moto-X 338
Suzuki – 2011

Yamaha – 2009

Kawasaki – 2008

Honda – 2004

 

First time winners at Moto-X 338

Brett Metcalfe, 2011 – Suzuki

Matt Goerke, 2009 – Yamaha

Jeff Emig, 1995 – Yamaha

 

Riders to win at Moto-X 338 in both classes
Ricky Carmichael

John Dowd

Doug Henry

Mike Kiedrowski

James Stewart

 

Brand sweeps at Moto-X 338

Yamaha: Bob Hannah, Broc Glover – 1978

Honda: Rick Johnson, Micky Dymond – 1987

Honda: Jeff Stanton, Jeff Ward – 1989

Honda: Jeff Stanton, Jean-Michel Bayle – 1990

Honda: Jeremy McGrath, Steve Lamson – 1996

Yamaha: Doug Henry, John Dowd – 1998

Kawasaki: James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto – 2008

 

Riders to grab final career wins at Moto-X 338

Ezra Lusk – 1999

Jeff Stanton – 1992

Marty Smith – 1977

Pierre Karsmakers – 1976

 

2012 Current Stats

450 Class Point Standings – After 8 of 12 rounds

  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 383
  2. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 303
  3. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 280
  4. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 247
  5. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki, 220
  6. Justin Brayton, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Honda, 183
  7. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki, 169
  8. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 151
  9. Brett Metcalfe, Mannum, Australia, Suzuki, 142
  10. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Kawasaki, 137

Overall Wins

Ryan Dungey – 6

James Stewart – 2

 

Moto Wins

Ryan Dungey – 11

James Stewart – 4

Mike Alessi – 1

 

Overall Wins by Brand

KTM – 6

Suzuki – 2

 

Laps Led (total)

Ryan Dungey – 152

James Stewart – 68

Mike Alessi – 43

Tommy Hahn – 1

Total: 264

 

Holeshot Winners

Ryan Dungey – 6

Mike Alessi – 4

Justin Brayton – 1

Michael Byrne – 1

Tommy Hahn – 1

Kyle Regal – 1

Andrew Short – 1

Jake Weimer – 1

 

Top Five Average Finishers (minimum 8 motos)

Ryan Dungey – 1.4

Mike Alessi – 3.9

Jake Weimer – 4.9

Andrew Short – 6.1

Brett Metcalfe – 7.1

 

Top Five Average Starters (minimum 8 motos)

Ryan Dungey – 2.9

James Stewart – 3.3

Mike Alessi – 6.3

Tommy Hahn – 7.0

Andrew Short – 7.8

 

 

250 Class Stats

  • The first 250 Class race held in Southwick was on May 7, 1978. Broc Glover won on a Yamaha.
  • This will be the 29th time the gate will drop for a 250 Class race at Moto-X 338.
  • Only four riders have won back-to-back races at Moto-X 338 in the 250 Class: Doug Henry (93-94), Steve Lamson (95-96), Travis Pastrana (00-01), and Tyla Rattray (10-11).
  • Kawasaki has won six of the last eight races at Moto-X 338 with five different riders.
  • The 250 Class has welcomed 22 different winners over the last 28 years in Southwick.
  • Kawasaki and Honda have traded overall wins at Southwick for the last eight years (Kawasaki – 6, Honda – 2).

Wins by brand at Moto-X 338
Honda – 10
Kawasaki – 9
Yamaha – 5

Suzuki – 4
Last win by brand at Moto-X 338
Kawasaki – 2011

Honda – 2009

Yamaha – 2003

Suzuki – 2002

 

First time winners at Moto-X 338
Justin Barcia, 2009 – Honda

Craig Anderson, 2003 – Yamaha

Danny Smith, 2002 – Suzuki

Travis Pastrana, 2000 – Suzuki

Keith Bowen, 1986 – Yamaha

 

2012 Current Stats

250 Class Point Standings – After 8 of 12 rounds

  1. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 355
  2. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda, 344
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 323
  4. Ken Roczen, Apolda, Germany, KTM, 305
  5. Marvin Musquin, La Reole, France, KTM, 256
  6. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 218
  7. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki, 185
  8. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M, Suzuki, 168
  9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 144
  10. Travis Baker, Temecula, Calif., Honda, 134

Overall Wins

Blake Baggett – 3

Eli Tomac – 3

Justin Barcia – 2

 

Moto Wins

Blake Baggett – 8

Eli Tomac – 4

Justin Barcia – 4

 

Overall Wins by Brand

Honda – 5

Kawasaki – 3

 

Laps Led (total)

Justin Barcia – 99

Ken Roczen – 51

Blake Baggett – 49

Eli Tomac – 42

Blake Wharton – 6

Marvin Musquin – 12

Jessy Nelson – 1

Phil Nicoletti – 1

Total: 261

 

Holeshot Winners

Justin Barcia – 6

Wil Hahn – 2

Marvin Musquin – 2

Jessy Nelson – 2

Alex Martin – 1

Jessy Nelson – 1

Ken Roczen – 1

Ivan Tedesco – 1

 

Top Five Average Finishers (minimum 8 motos)

Blake Baggett – 2.2

Justin Barcia – 2.4

Eli Tomac – 3.2

Ken Roczen – 3.6

Marvin Musquin – 5.5

 

Top Five Average Starters (minimum 8 motos)

Justin Barcia – 3.9

Ken Roczen – 4.5

Marvin Musquin – 5.3

Blake Baggett – 5.8

Eli Tomac – 8.3

 

 

Past Winners

 

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450 Class

Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine

August 27, 2011 / Brett Metcalfe, Australia / Suzuki

August 28, 2010 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki

August 29, 2009 / Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, FL / Yamaha

August 24, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki

June 10, 2007 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki

June 11, 2006 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki

June 12, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki

June 13, 2004 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda

June 8, 2003 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda

June 9, 2002 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda

June 10, 2001 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki

June 11, 2000 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki

June 13, 1999 / Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, GA / Honda

June 14, 1998 / Doug Henry, Oxford, CT / Yamaha

June 22, 1997 / John Dowd, Chicopee, MA / Yamaha

June 23, 1996 / Jeremy McGrath, Menifee, CA / Honda

June 25, 1995 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Yamaha

June 26, 1994 / Mike LaRocco, South Bend, IN / Kawasaki

May 2, 1993 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki

May 17, 1992 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda

August 4, 1991 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda

July 22, 1990 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda

May 21, 1989 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda

May 22, 1988 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki

May 17, 1987 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda

May 18, 1986 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda

May 16, 1982 / Donnie Hansen, Canyon Country, CA / Honda

May 17, 1981 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki

May 18, 1980 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki

May 20, 1979 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki

May 7, 1978 / Bob Hannah, Whittier, CA / Yamaha

May 1, 1977 / Marty Smith, San Diego, CA / Honda

June 6, 1976 / Pierre Karsmakers, Holland / Honda

 

250 Class

Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine

August 27, 2011 / Tyla Rattray, South Africa / Kawasaki

August 28, 2010 / Tyla Rattray, South Africa / Kawasaki

August 29, 2009 / Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, GA / Honda

August 24, 2008 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki

June 10, 2007 / Ben Townley, New Zealand / Kawasaki

June 11, 2006 / Andrew Short, Murrieta, CA / Honda

June 12, 2005 / Grant Langston, South Africa / Kawasaki

June 13, 2004 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki

June 8, 2003 / Craig Anderson, Corona, CA / Yamaha

June 9, 2002 / Danny Smith, Middleton, ID / Suzuki

June 10, 2001 / Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, MD / Suzuki

June 11, 2000 / Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, MD / Suzuki

June 13, 1999 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki

June 14, 1998 / John Dowd, Chicopee, MA / Yamaha

June 22, 1997 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki

June 23, 1996 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda

June 25, 1995 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda

June 26, 1994 / Doug Henry, Oxford, CT / Honda

May 2, 1993 / Doug Henry, Oxford, CT / Honda

May 17, 1992 / Larry Ward, Society Hill, SC / Suzuki

August 4, 1991 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki

July 22, 1990 / Jean-Michel Bayle, France / Honda

May 21, 1989 / Larry Ward, Society Hill, SC / Honda

May 22, 1988 / George Holland, Kerman, CA / Honda

May 17, 1987 / Micky Dymond, Yorba Linda, CA / Honda

May 18, 1986 / Keith Bowen, Auburn Hills, CA / Yamaha

May 18, 1980 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha

May 7, 1978 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha

 

500cc Motocross

Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine

May 16, 1982 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki

May 17, 1981 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha

May 20, 1979 / Danny LaPorte, Yucca Valley, CA / Suzuki

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