Southwick Motocross: Stats & Facts

Motocross Notes

Series Statistical Report – Rockstar Energy Southwick National – Moto-X 338 – Southwick, Mass., August 28

* Southwick serves as the only sand track to host an AMA Motocross National.
* The legendary facility has hosted an AMA Motocross event since 1976.
* The layout of Moto-X 338 is unique in that it allows for great viewing lines from any portion of the track thanks to its intimate configuration that features several out and backs.
* Veteran and local legend John Dowd made history at Southwick last season by becoming the oldest rider in history to finish on the podium. This weekend he will set several age records when he competes at the age of 45.
* Ryan Dungey’s eight straight victories are the most ever by a rookie and the most ever by a rider that didn’t achieve a sweep of all 12 rounds.

* Dungey’s eight wins leaves him one short of the rookie record set by Ricky Carmichael.
* Dungey has swept both motos at the last four rounds and has captured 14 of the last 16 motos. He boasts an average finish of 1.9. He is also remains the only rider in the class to capture more than one moto win.
* With his eighth win in the 450 Class, Dungey sits 14th on the all-time wins list and has more 450 Class victories than he did through three years of 250 Class competition.

* Dungey possesses the best average finish of any rider in the 450 Class at 1.9. Andrew Short possesses best average start at 2.2 and boasts a series-leading eight holeshots.
* Through nine rounds of his rookie season, Ricky Carmichael only had six overall wins. He went on to win the final four rounds to bring the total to nine.
* Through nine rounds of his rookie season, Ricky Carmichael only had 10 moto wins. Dungey has 14.
* Dungey currently boasts a nine-moto winning streak. Carmichael’s longest in his rookie season was five.
* Throughout his entire rookie season, Carmichael had five moto sweeps. Dungey has six through only nine rounds.

* Only Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki and GEICO Powersports Honda riders have won 250 Class motos in 2010. GEICO boasts more overall wins with five.
* Canard is the first rider this season to win consecutive races and the first rider to claim four wins in a row since 2008.
* Of the five different winners in eight rounds of the 250 Class, four were first-time winners in 2010.
* Three of Mitch Payton’s four Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki riders have won an overall in 2010.
* Canard possesses the best average finish of any rider in the 250 Class at 3.9. Pourcel holds the best average start at 4.1.

450 Class Stats

* The first race held at Southwick was June 6, 1976. Pierre Karsmakers won on a Honda. It was his final AMA Motocross victory.
* This will be the 32nd time the gate will drop for a 450 Class race at Southwick.
* Ricky Carmichael, John Dowd, Mike Kiedrowski, Doug Henry and James Stewart have won at Southwick in both classes.
* Ricky Carmichael won eight consecutive races at Southwick from 2000 to 2007.
* Southwick has hosted a Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship event for all but three years since 1976 (break from1983-1985).
* Honda has swept Southwick in both the 450 and 250 classes four times, while Yamaha has done it twice. Kawasaki did it in 2008.
* Four riders have earned their final career AMA Motocross victory at Southwick.
* Matt Goerke’s first career win at Southwick last season ended a 10-year drought for Yamaha.

Wins by brand at Southwick
Honda – 14
Kawasaki – 6
Suzuki – 6
Yamaha – 5

First Time Winners at Southwick
Matt Goerke, 2009 – Yamaha
Jeff Emig, 1995 – Yamaha

Last win by brand at Southwick
Yamaha – 2009
Kawasaki – 2008
Suzuki – 2007
Honda – 2004

Riders to win Southwick in both classes
Ricky Carmichael
John Dowd
Doug Henry
Mike Kiedrowski
James Stewart

Brand Sweeps at Southwick
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 Win Their Final Race at Southwick
Ezra Lusk – 1999
Jeff Stanton – 1992
Marty Smith – 1977
Pierre Karsmakers – 1976

Past Winners at Southwick
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

2010 Stats

450 Class Point Standings – After 9 of 12 rounds

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 418
2. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 307
3. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Honda, 293
4. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 260
5. Ben Townley, New Zealand, Honda, 249
6. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM, 235
7. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 204
8. Kyle Regal, Kemp, Texas, Honda, 185
9. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Yamaha, 183
10. Ryan Sipes, Flaherty, Texas, Yamaha, 181

450 Class Overall Wins
Ryan Dungey – 8
Chad Reed – 1

450 Class Moto Wins
Ryan Dungey – 14
Mike Alessi – 1
Josh Grant – 1
Chad Reed – 1
Andrew Short – 1

450 Class Wins by Brand
Suzuki – 8
Kawasaki – 1

450 Class Laps Led
Ryan Dungey – 144
Andrew Short – 56
Mike Alessi – 19
Josh Grant – 19
Chad Reed – 16
Ben Townley – 15
Brett Metcalfe – 9
Kevin Windham – 7
Clement Desalle – 4

450 Class Holeshots
Andrew Short – 8
Ryan Dungey – 2
Brett Metcalfe – 2
Mike Alessi – 1
Justin Brayton – 1
Chad Reed – 1
Ryan Sipes – 1
Kevin Windham – 1

250 Class Stats

* The first race was held at Southwick on May 7, 1978. Broc Glover won on a Yamaha.
* This will be the 27th time the gate will drop for a 250 Class race at Southwick.
* Only three riders have won back-to-back races at Southwick: Doug Henry (93-94), Steve Lamson (95-96) and Travis Pastrana (00-01).
* Kawasaki has won four of the last six races at Southwick, each with a different rider.
* John Dowd won at Southwick in the 250 Class in 1998, one year after winning in the premier 450 Class.
* Justin Barcia became the fifth first-time winner at Southwick last season. The first since 2003 and the first Honda-mounted rider to do so.

Wins by brand at Southwick
Honda – 10
Kawasaki – 7
Yamaha – 5
Suzuki – 4

First time winners at Southwick
Justin Barcia, 2009 – Honda
Craig Anderson, 2003 – Yamaha
Danny Smith, 2002 – Suzuki
Travis Pastrana, 2000 – Suzuki
Keith Bowen, 1986 – Yamaha

Last win by brand at Southwick
Honda – 2009
Kawasaki – 2008
Yamaha – 2003
Suzuki – 2002

Past Winners at Southwick
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

2010 Stats

250 Class Point Standings – After 9 of 12 rounds

1. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 365
2. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 349
3. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 329
4. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 320
5. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 248
6. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 243
7. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 233
8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Yamaha, 209
9. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 195
10. Martin Davalos, Ecuador, Yamaha, 187

250 Class Overall Wins
Trey Canard – 4
Christophe Pourcel – 2
Tyla Rattray – 1
Eli Tomac – 1
Dean Wilson – 1

250 Class Moto Wins
Christophe Pourcel – 9
Trey Canard – 5
Justin Barcia – 1
Tyla Rattray – 1
Eli Tomac – 1
Dean Wilson – 1

250 Class Wins by Brand
Honda – 5
Kawasaki – 4

250 Class Laps Led
Christophe Pourcel – 101
Trey Canard – 83
Dean Wilson – 40
Eli Tomac – 35
Justin Barcia – 18
Wil Hahn – 4
Tommy Searle – 2
Tyla Rattray – 1

250 Class Holeshots
Eli Tomac – 5
Christophe Pourcel – 4
Trey Canard – 3
Dean Wilson – 3
Wil Hahn – 2
Nico Izzi – 1

WMX Class Stats

* The first WMX Class race held at Southwick was in 2008. Jessica Patterson won on a Honda.
* Jessica Patterson is the only WMX rider to win at Southwick.

Wins by brand at Southwick
Honda – 2

2010 Stats

WMX Class Point Standings – Thru 5 of 8 Rounds

1. Jessica Patterson, Tallahassee, Fla., Yamaha, 241
2. Ashley Fiolek, St. Augustine, Fla., Honda, 219
3. Tarah Gieger, Winter Gardens, Fla., Honda, 189
4. Vicki Golden, El Cajon, Calif., Yamaha, 159
5. Sara Price, Canyon Lake, Calif., Kawasaki, 148
6. Mariana Balbi, Brazil, Yamaha, 138
7. Sarah Whitmore, Cheboygan, Mich., KTM, 130
8. Alexah Pearson, Rocklin, Calif., Yamaha, 114
9. Tatum Sik, Temecula, Calif., Yamaha, 109
10. Jacqueline Strong, Sedona, Ariz., Yamaha, 104

WMX Class Overall Wins
Jessica Patterson – 4
Ashley Fiolek – 1

WMX Class Moto Wins
Jessica Patterson – 7
Ashley Fiolek – 3

WMX Class Wins by Brand
Yamaha – 4
Honda – 1