Thursday, July 1, 2010

Series Statistical Report...Red Bud

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Series Statistical Report

Rockstar Energy RedBud National
RedBud - Buchanan, Mich., July 3
  • RedBud is the site of the largest obstacle in American motocross. LaRocco's Leap, named for legendary rider and South Bend, Ind., native Mike LaRocco, who created the jump, is a 120-foot uphill "triple" jump. LaRocco first jumped it in a practice session by getting a running start out in a field behind the jump!
  • RedBud has hosted a national over the 4th of July holiday since 1978.
  • 2010 signifies the first time in the history of RedBud that the highest level of women's motocross, the WMX Class, will compete at the famed facility.
  • Michigan has produced a larger number of professional motocross competitors over the last three decades, including six-time AMA National Champion Jeff Stanton, and current Monster Energy Kawasaki rider Nick Wey. The group is affectionately known as the Michigan Mafia.
  • Ryan Dungey has captured six of the last eight motos and is now has an average finish of 2.7. He is also the only rider in the class to capture more than one moto win.
  • Andrew Short has grabbed four consecutive holeshots.
  • A pair of rookies in Dungey and Brett Metcalfe sit atop the 450 Class standings.
  • Despite an average finish of 7.8, Chad Reed still sits third in the 450 Class championship.
  • Despite four consecutive wins by Ryan Dungey, the 450 Class has been extremely competitive, with only 16 points separating second from seventh place in the standings.
  • Dungey possesses the best average finish of any rider in the 450 Class at 2.7. Andrew Short also possesses the same score for best average start at 2.7.
  • Only Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki and GEICO Powersports Honda riders have won 250 Class motos in 2010.
  • Christophe Pourcel has won at least one moto at each round this season and is the only rider in the 250 Class to have more than one moto victory.
  • Pourcel's 1-1 sweep was the first of the season in the 250 Class.
  • The top three riders in the 250 Class standings are not only all Pro Circuit riders, but they are also all international competitors.
  • Three of Mitch Payton's four Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki riders have won an overall in 2010.
  • Pourcel possesses the best average finish of any rider in the 250 Class at 2.4 as well as average start at 3.7.
  • Pourcel has posted the fastest practice lap at all five rounds in 2010.
450 Class Stats

  • The first Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship race held at RedBud was July 28th, 1974. Kenny Zahrt won on a Bultaco, marking the last AMA Motocross win for that manufacturer.
  • This race marks the 30th time the gate will drop at RedBud for a Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship race.
  • Marty Tripes won his last Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship race at RedBud in 1979.
  • Jeff Ward won at RedBud on 125cc, 250cc, and 500cc bikes.
  • With Josh Grant's win last season, Yamaha ended an 11-year drought at RedBud.

Wins by brand at RedBud
Honda - 10
Kawasaki - 8
Suzuki - 5
Yamaha - 5
Bultaco - 1
First time winners at RedBud
Kenny Zahrt, 1974 - Bultaco
Steve Wise, 1980 - Honda
Mike Kiedrowski, 1992 - Kawasaki
Josh Grant, 2009 - Yamaha
Last win by brand at RedBud
Yamaha - 2009
Kawasaki - 2008
Suzuki - 2007
Honda - 2004
Riders to win RedBud in both classes
James Stewart
Ricky Carmichael
Jeff Emig
Mike Kiedrowski
Jeff Ward
2010 Stats

450 Class Point Standings - After 5 of 12 rounds
  1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 218
  2. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 167
  3. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 160
  4. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 154
  5. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 153
  6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 152
  7. Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda, 151
  8. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha, 108
  9. Tommy Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Suzuki, 101
  10. Kyle Regal, Kemp, Texas, Honda, 94
450 Class Overall Wins
Ryan Dungey - 4
Chad Reed - 1

450 Class Moto Wins
Ryan Dungey - 6
Mike Alessi - 1
Josh Grant - 1
Chad Reed - 1
Andrew Short - 1
450 Class Wins by Brand
Suzuki - 4
Kawasaki - 1
450 Class Laps Led
Ryan Dungey - 62
Andrew Short - 37
Mike Alessi - 19
Josh Grant - 19
Chad Reed - 16
Brett Metcalfe - 9
450 Class Holeshots
Andrew Short - 4
Brett Metcalfe - 2
Mike Alessi - 1
Chad Reed - 1
Ryan Sipes - 1

250 Class Stats

  • The first 250 Class race (then called the 125 class) held at RedBud was May 23, 1976, with Bob Hannah winning on a Yamaha.
  • This race marks the 31st time the gate will drop at RedBud for a 250 Class race.
  • Ryan Villopoto and Jeff Emig are the only two riders to win three in a row at RedBud.
  • Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Steve Lamson, Jeff Emig, Mickey Dymond, Mark Barnett, and Ryan Villopoto all won back-to-back events at RedBud. Jake Weimer will look to do the same this weekend.
  • Suzuki has not won at RedBud since 1990, Honda since 1996.
Wins by brand at RedBud
Kawasaki - 11
Yamaha - 8
Honda - 8
Suzuki - 3
First time winners at RedBud
Jeff Emig, 1992 - Yamaha

Last win by brand at RedBud
Kawasaki - 2009
Yamaha - 2004
Honda - 1996
Suzuki - 1990

2010 Stats

250 Class Point Standings - After 5 of 12 rounds
  1. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 219
  2. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 185
  3. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 180
  4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 162
  5. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 151
  6. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 140
  7. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 135
  8. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 112
  9. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha, 108
  10. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 106

250 Class Overall Wins
Christophe Pourcel - 2
Tyla Rattray - 1
Eli Tomac - 1
Dean Wilson - 1

250 Class Moto Wins
Christophe Pourcel - 6
Justin Barcia - 1
Tyla Rattray - 1
Eli Tomac - 1
Dean Wilson - 1
250 Class Wins by Brand
Kawasaki - 4
Honda - 1
250 Class Laps Led
Christophe Pourcel - 72
Eli Tomac - 35
Dean Wilson - 23
Justin Barcia - 13
Trey Canard - 9
Wil Hahn - 4
Tommy Searle - 2
Tyla Rattray - 1
250 Class Holeshots
Christophe Pourcel - 3
Eli Tomac - 3
Trey Canard - 2
Wil Hahn - 2

WMX Class Stats:

2010 Stats

WMX Class Point Standings - After 3 of 8 rounds
  1. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha, 150
  2. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 124
  3. Tarah Gieger, Winter Gardens, Fla., Honda, 109
  4. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha, 97
  5. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki, 88
  6. Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Yamaha, 78
  7. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM 72
  8. Jacqueline Strong, Sedona, Ariz., Yamaha, 71
  9. Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., Yamaha, 70
  10. Tatum Sik, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha, 68

WMX Class Overall Wins
Jessica Patterson - 3

WMX Class Moto Wins
Jessica Patterson - 6
WMX Class Wins by Brand
Yamaha - 3
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