Monster Energy Supercross Notes Package: Anaheim 1

2012-01-04 22:54
Supercross Class: Anaheim Stats
The first race was held on December 4, 1976, and Marty Smith won on a Honda

This race marks the 56th time the gate will drop for a Supercross Class race in Anaheim

From 2001-2010 Anaheim hosted three races; in 2011 the venue played host to two races; In 2012, Angel Stadium will once again host two races

Anaheim holds the record for most Supercross Class races held at 55, and this is the 22nd time that it will host the opening race of the season

Supercross Class: Wins by Brand in Anaheim
Yamaha: 20
Honda: 19
Kawasaki: 9
Suzuki: 7

Supercross Class: First-Time Winners in Anaheim (8 Riders)
1979: Kent Howerton
1982: Donnie Hansen
1983: David Bailey
1984: Johnny O'Mara
1990: Damon Bradshaw
1993: Jeremy McGrath
2003: Chad Reed
2009: Josh Grant

Chad Reed will be racing for his seventh win in Anaheim

James Stewart will be racing for his ninth win in Anaheim

Supercross Class: Most Season Opener Wins
McGrath (5); 94-'96; '00-'01
Reed (3); ‘03-'04; '08
Stewart (3); '06-'07; '10

Supercross Class: Consecutive Season Opener Wins
O'Mara: 84-'85
Ward: '87-'88
LaRocco: '92-'93
Reed: '03-'04
Stewart: '06-'07

*Can Ryan Villopoto join them?

McGrath holds the record at three for most consecutive season opener wins (’94-’96)

Supercross Class: Season Opener Wins by Brand
Honda: 12
Yamaha: 12
Kawasaki: 9
Suzuki: 3
Can-am: 1

Supercross Class: Riders to Win the Season Opener and Championship (12 Riders)
Pierre Karsmakers
Jimmy Ellis
Bob Hannah
Mike Bell
Donnie Hansen
David Bailey
Johnny O'Mara
Jeff Ward
Jeremy McGrath
Chad Reed
James Stewart
Ryan Villopoto

Since 1974, the winner of the season opener has gone on to win the Supercross Class championship 18 times

Since 1974, the Supercross Class champion of that season finished in the top five at the season opener 33 times

In 2002, Ricky Carmichael finished 21st at the season opener and became the only person to ever rally back to win the Supercross Class championship

In 2009, James Stewart finished 19th at the season opener and won the Supercross Class championship

In 1997, Jeff Emig finished sixth at the season opener and won the Supercross Class championship

In 1999, Jeremy McGrath finished seventh at the season opener and won the Supercross Class championship

Ryan Dungey, who won the 2010 Supercross Class championship for Suzuki, could become the first rider for KTM to get a Supercross Class win

Supercross Lites Class: Anaheim Stats
The first race was held on February 2, 1985, and Mike Healy won on a Suzuki

This will be the 48th time the gate will drop for a Supercross Lites Class race in Anaheim

Kawasaki swept Anaheim in 2011

Supercross Lites Class: Wins by Brand in Anaheim
Kawasaki: 23
Suzuki: 8
Honda: 7
Yamaha: 6
KTM: 3


2012 Monster Energy Supercross Notes Package

Supercross Class: 2012 Stats
This is the 38th season of Monster Energy Supercross (1974-2012)

The first points paying Monster Energy Supercross event was held March 9, 1974 in Daytona, Fla., and Pierre Karsmakers won on a Yamaha

Later that year, Karsmakers went on to win the first ever Monster Energy Supercross championship

Since 1974, there have been 538 Monster Energy Supercross races

There have been 54 different racers to win a Monster Energy Supercross main event

There have been 20 different racers to win the Monster Energy Supercross championship

There have been 6 different brands in a Monster Energy Supercross main event

Supercross Class: Titles by Brand
Honda: 15. 1982, '83, '84, '86, '88, '89, '90, '91, '92, '93, '94, '95, '96, '02, '03
Yamaha: 11. 1974, '77, '78, '79, '80, '98, '99, '00, '04, '08, '09
Kawasaki: 7. 1976, '85, '87, '97, ’01, '07 ‘11
Suzuki: 4. 1981, '05, '06, '10
Can-Am: 1. 1975

Supercross Class: Runner-Up Finishes by Brand
Honda: 14. 1975, '76, '77, '78, '84, '86, '87, '90, '98, '99, '04, '08, '10, ‘11
Yamaha: 12. 1981, '85, '91, '92, '95, '96, '00, '01, '02, '03, '05, '07
Kawasaki: 6. 1979, '88, '89, '93, '94, '06
Suzuki: 6. 1974, '80, '82, '83, '97, '09

Supercross Class: Wins by Brand
Honda: 199, First win 1976
Yamaha: 166, First win 1974
Kawasaki: 106, First win 1976
Suzuki:58, First win 1976
Can-am: 7, First win 1974
CZ: 2, First win 1974

Supercross Class: Champions
Jeremy McGrath: 7, '93, '94, '95, '96, '98, '99, '00
Ricky Carmichael: 5, '01, '02, '03, '05, '06
Bob Hannah: 3, '77, '78, '79
Jeff Stanton: 3, '89, '90, '92
Jeff Ward: 2, '85, '87
Chad Reed: 2, '04, '08
Rick Johnson: 2, '86, '88
James Stewart: 2, '07, '09
Pierre Karsmakers: 1, '74
Jim Ellis: 1, '75
Jim Weinert: 1, '76
Mike Bell: 1, '80
Mark Barnett: 1, '81
Donnie Hansen: 1, '82
David Bailey: 1, '83
Johnny O'Mara:1, '84
Jean Michael Bayle: 1, '91
Jeff Emig: 1, '97
Ryan Dungey: 1, '10
Ryan Villopoto: 1, ‘11

Supercross Class: Race Winners
Pierre Karsmakers
3/10/74
Daytona
Yamaha
Jim Pomeroy
3/15/74
Houston
Bultaco
Jaroslav Falta
6/22/74
Los Angeles
CZ
Jim Ellis
2/28/75
Dallas
Can-Am
Tony DiStefano
3/6/76
Daytona
Suzuki
Jimmy Weinert
3/12/76
Houston
Kawasaki
Marty Smith
3/27/76
Pontiac
Honda
Bob Hannah
3/5/77
Atlanta
Yamaha
Marty Tripes
3/4/78
Atlanta
Honda
Mike Bell
6/24/78
Los Angeles
Yamaha
Gaylon Mosier
11/11/78
Anaheim
Kawasaki
Steve Wise
6/2/79
New Orleans
Honda
Mark Barnett
7/14/79
Los Angeles
Suzuki
Kent Howerton
11/17/79
Anaheim
Suzuki
Chuck Sun
3/1/80
Atlanta
Honda
Rex Staten
3/8/80
Daytona
Yamaha
Broc Glover
3/15/80
Houston
Yamaha
Darrel Shultz
2/14/81
Seattle
Suzuki
Donnie Hansen
1/30/82
Anaheim
Honda
David Bailey
1/29/83
Anaheim
Honda
Ron Lechein
6/11/83
Orlando
Yamaha
Johnny O'Mara
1/28/84
Anaheim
Honda
Jeff Ward
2/11/84
Seattle
Kawasaki
Rick Johnson
2/12/84
Seattle
Yamaha
Rick Ryan
3/7/87
Daytona
Honda
Jeff Stanton
2/25/89
Atlanta
Honda
Damon Bradshaw
1/27/90
Anaheim
Yamaha
Larry Ward
2/17/90
Seattle
Suzuki
Jeff Matasavich
3/17/90
Las Vegas
Kawasaki
Jean Michael Bayle
4/7/90
Dallas
Honda
Mike Larocco
5/14/91
Las Vegas
Suzuki

Source: Feld Motor Sports

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