AMA Supercross: Houston Stats & Facts

2011 AMA Supercross

This weekend, the 2011 AMA Supercross series heads to Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas, for Round 6 of SX action.

James "Bubba" Stewart will arrive in Houston following a two consecutive wins, adding to three out of five rounds so far.

The San Manuel Yamaha YZ450F rider’s win at Anaheim II last weekend put him five points ahead of Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto, who was the only other rider to win a Supercross race besides Stewart.

Two-Two Motorsports Honda rider Chad Reed is currently in third in overall points, 27 points behind the leader Stewart.

Here are some stats and facts as the Supercross riders prepare for Houston SX:

  • The first race was held on March 15, 1974, and Pierre Karsmakers would won a Yamaha
  • This will be the 45th time the gate will drop for a Supercross race in Houston. Only Anaheim and Pontiac, Mich., have hosted more races than Houston.
  • Houston and Daytona are the only two stops from the 1974 championship schedule that are still part of the tour
  • In 1977, Houston hosted a double-header race
  • In 1978 and 1979, Bob Hannah swept both double-header races in back-to-back seasons. Mark Barnett
  • Jeff Ward won four consecutive races in Houston from 1985-1988
  • Chad Reed has never finished out of the top three in Houston, with two wins, four runner-up finishes and one third-place finish. In 2010 he was hurt and missed Houston.

Supercross Class Wins by Brand in Houston

  • Yamaha-15
  • Kawasaki-11
  • Honda-10
  • Suzuki-6
  • Can-am-2

Supercross Class First Time Winners in Houston

  • Jim Weinert: 1976
  • Broc Glover: 1980

All-Time Supercross Class Win List in Houston

  • Bob Hannah-5
  • Mark Barnett-5
  • Jeremy McGrath-5

Supercross Class recap from Anaheim 2

  • James Stewart earned his 40th career SX win and joins McGrath and Ricky Carmichael as racers to win 40 Supercross class races
  • Reed earned his second consecutive podium of the season
  • Ryan Villopoto earned his fourth podium of the season
  • Andrew Short finished a season-best sixth place
  • Just Brayton earned his second-best finish of his career with a fourth-place finish. He finished third in Seattle last season.
  • Ryan Dungey finished 20th, knocking the 2010 champion down to fifth in championship points
  • Supercross class rookie Trey Canard is fourth in championship points
  • Through the first five races, only 15 racers have qualified for every main event

Supercross Lites Class Stats: Houston

  • The first race was held on April 20, 1985 and Eddie Warren won on a Kawasaki
  • This will be the 27th time the gate will drop for a Supercross Lites race In Houston
  • In 2001 Travis Preston gave Husqvarna its one and only Lites win in Houston

Supercross Lites Class Wins by Brands in Houston

  • Kawasaki-12
  • Suzuki-5
  • Yamaha-5
  • Honda-3
  • Husqvarna-1

Former Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Champions

  • 1985: Eddie Warren, Kawasaki
  • 1986: Keith Turpin, Honda
  • 1987: Ron Tichenor, Suzuki
  • 1988: Todd DeHoop, Suzuki
  • 1989: Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha
  • 1990: Denny Stephenson, Suzuki
  • 1991: Brian Swink, Honda
  • 1992: Brian Swink, Suzuki
  • 1993: Doug Henry, Honda
  • 1994: Ezra Lusk, Suzuki
  • 1995: Mickael Pichon, Kawasaki
  • 1996: Mickael Pichon, Kawasaki
  • 1997: Tim Ferry, Suzuki
  • 1998: Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki
  • 1999: Ernesto Fonseca, Yamaha
  • 2000: Stephane Roncada, Yamaha
  • 2001: Travis Pastrana, Suzuki
  • 2002: Chad Reed, Yamaha
  • 2003: Branden Jesseman, Suzuki
  • 2004: James Stewart, Kawasaki
  • 2005: Grant Langston, Kawasaki
  • 2006: Davi Millsaps, Honda
  • 2007: Ben Townley, Kawasaki
  • 2008: Trey Canard, Honda
  • 2009: Christophe Pourcel, Kawasaki
  • 2010: Christophe Pourcel, Kawasaki

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Titles by Brand

Brand / Number of titles/  First title / Last title

  • Kawasaki 9 1985 2010
  • Suzuki 8 1987 2003
  • Honda 5 1986 2008
  • Yamaha 4 1989 2002

Additional Lites Class Stats

  • The first Supercross Lites class race was held in Atlanta, February 23, 1985 and Eddie Warren won on a Kawasaki
  • Warren was the first Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class champion
  • Ricky Carmichael, Chad Reed and James Stewart are the only Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class champions to go on to win a Supercross class championship
  • The first non-American rider to win an Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class champion was Mickael Pichon (France).
  • Other non-American racers to win an Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class championship: Ernesto Fonseca from Costa Rica, Stephane Roncada from France, Chad Reed from Australia, Ben Townley from New Zealand and Christophe Pourcel from France
  • In 1997, Tim Ferry won the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class championship without winning a single main event
  • Since 1985, the winner of the opening race of the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class championship has gone on to win the title in 21 out of 26 seasonsSuzuki has won the opening race of the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class championship 11 times
  • Suzuki’s last Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class win came in Detroit back in 2007 (Ryan Dungey)
  • Kawasaki has won the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites class championship in five of the last seven seasons

Opening Race Win of Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Championship by Brand

  • Suzuki- 11
  • Kawasaki- 6
  • Honda- 5
  • Yamaha- 4

Supercross Laps Led

  • James Stewart 66
  • Ryan Villopoto 29
  • Ivan Tedesco 3
  • Ryan Dungey 1
  • Brett Metcalfe 1

Supercross Lites Class Laps Led

  • Joshua Hansen 34
  • Broc Tickle 22
  • Cole Seely 15
  • Eli Tomac 3
  • Ken Roczen 1

Holeshot Award (Supercross Class)

  • Ivan Tedesco (Anaheim 1)
  • James Stewart (Phoenix)
  • Brett Metcalfe (Los Angeles)
  • Ryan Villopoto (Oakland)
  • James Stewart (Anaheim 2)

Holeshot Award (Supercross Lites Class)

  • Broc Tickle (Anaheim 1)
  • Broc Tickle (Phoenix)
  • Cole Seely (Los Angeles)
  • Eli Tomac (Oakland)
  • Joshua Hansen (Anaheim 2)

MMI Top Tech Award

  • Pro Circuit Kawasaki (Anaheim 1)
  • Rene Zapapa (Phoenix)
  • Brent Presnell (Los Angeles)
  • Brian Kranz (Oakland)
  • Derrick Brush (Anaheim 2)

Asterisk Medic Card

  • Parker Eckman (Anaheim 1)
  • Gared Steinke (Phoenix)
  • Bruce Rutherford (Los Angeles)
  • Ivo Monticelli (Oakland)
  • Tommy Weeck (Anaheim 2)

Supercross Class Season Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Florida, Yamaha, 117
  2. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 112
  3. Chad Reed, Dade City, Florida, Honda, 90
  4. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Oak., Honda, 87
  5. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 79
  6. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Cali., Suzuki, 67
  7. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, KTM, 64
  8. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 59
  9. Justin Brayton, Cornelius, N.C., Yamaha, 57
  10. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Cali., Kawasaki, 48

Western Regional Supercross Lites Season Standings

  1. Joshua Hansen, Elbert, Col., Kawasaki, 113
  2. Broc Tickle, Holly, Miss., Kawasaki, 105
  3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Col., Honda, 91
  4. Ryan Morais, Murrieta, Cali., Suzuki, 84
  5. Cole Seely, Corona, Cali., Honda, 70
  6. Ken Roczen, Mattstedt, Germany, KTM, 69
  7. Martin Davalos, Cairo, Georgia, Suzuki, 60
  8. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha, 60
  9. Tyle Rattray, Wildomar, Cali., Kawasaki, 58
  10. James Decotis, Peabody, Mass., Honda, 51

Supercross Class Rider Finishes

James Stewart
Anaheim 1: 3
Phoenix: 1
Los Angeles: 2
Oakland: 1
Anaheim 1: 1

Ryan Villopoto
Anaheim 1: 1
Phoenix: 2
Los Angeles: 1
Oakland: 4
Anaheim 1: 2

Chad Reed
Anaheim 1: 5
Phoenix: 4
Los Angeles: 7
Oakland: 2
Anaheim 2: 3

Justin Brayton
Anaheim 1: 16
Phoenix: 6
Los Angeles: 5
Oakland: 18
Anaheim 2: 4

Trey Canard
Anaheim 1: 4
Phoenix: 3
Los Angeles: 4
Oakland: 6
Anaheim 2: 5

Andrew Short
Anaheim 1: 10
Phoenix: 7
Los Angeles: 9
Oakland: 9
Anaheim 2: 6

Ivan Tedesco
Anaheim 1: 7
Phoenix: 14
Los Angeles: 19
Oakland: 10
Anaheim 2: 7

Kevin Windham
Anaheim 1: 6
Phoenix: 19
Los Angeles: 6
Oakland: 7
Anaheim 2: 8

Brett Metcalfe
Anaheim 1: 8
Phoenix: 8
Los Angeles: 8
Oakland: 5
Anaheim 2: 9

David Millsaps
Anaheim 1: 19
Phoenix: 11
Los Angeles: 13
Oakland: 8
Anaheim 2: 10

Kyle Regal
Anaheim 1: 13
Phoenix: 10
Los Angeles: 16
Oakland: 17
Anaheim 2: 11

Mike Alessi
Anaheim 1: 14
Phoenix: N/A
Los Angeles: 17
Oakland: N/A
Anaheim 2: 12

Matt Boni
Anaheim 1: 18
Phoenix: N/A
Los Angeles: N/A
Oakland: 12
Anaheim 2: 13

Kyle Chisholm
Anaheim 1: 11
Phoenix: 9
Los Angeles: 10
Oakland: 15
Anaheim 2: 14

Nicholas Wey
Anaheim 1: 12
Phoenix: 12
Los Angeles: 11
Oakland: 20
Anaheim 2: 15

Jason Thomas
Anaheim 1: 15
Phoenix: N/A
Los Angeles: 18
Oakland: N/A
Anaheim 2: 16

Chris Blose
Anaheim 1: 17
Phoenix: 15
Los Angeles: 14
Oakland: 11
Anaheim 2: 17

Tye Simmonds
Anaheim 1: N/A
Phoenix: N/A
Los Angeles: 15
Oakland: N/A
Anaheim 2: 18

Fabien Izoird
Anaheim 1: N/A
Phoenix: N/A
Los Angeles: N/A
Oakland: N/A
Anaheim 2: 19

Ryan Dungey
Anaheim 1: 2
Phoenix: 5
Los Angeles: 3
Oakland: 3
Anaheim 2: 20

Western Regional Supercross Lites Class Rider Finishes
Joshua Hansen
Anaheim 1: 1
Phoenix: 1
Los Angeles: 5
Oakland: 2
Anaheim 2: 1

Eli Tomac
Anaheim 1: 10
Phoenix: 5
Los Angeles: 2
Oakland: 3
Anaheim 2: 2

Ken Roczen
Anaheim 1: 7
Phoenix: 19
Los Angeles: 6
Oakland: 4
Anaheim 2: 3

Broc Tickle
Anaheim 1: 2
Phoenix: 2
Los Angeles: 4
Oakland: 1
Anaheim 2: 4

Kyle Cunningham
Anaheim 1: 13
Phoenix: 10
Los Angeles: 10
Oakland: 7
Anaheim 2: 5

Martin Davalos
Anaheim 1: 4
Phoenix: 9
Los Angeles: 11
Oakland: 16
Anaheim 2: 6

Ryan Morais
Anaheim 1: 6
Phoenix: 3
Los Angeles: 3
Oakland: 6
Anaheim 2: 7

Bruce Rutherford
Anaheim 1: 16
Phoenix: 13
Los Angeles: N/A
Oakland: 9
Anaheim 2: 8

Ryan Marmont
Anaheim 1: 14
Phoenix: 17
Los Angeles: 7
Oakland: 10
Anaheim 2: 9

James Decotis
Anaheim 1: N/A
Phoenix: 7
Los Angeles: 8
Oakland: 8
Anaheim 2: 10

Cole Seely
Anaheim 1: 5
Phoenix: 4
Los Angeles: 1
Oakland: 20
Anaheim 2: 11

Antonio Balbi
Anaheim 1: 11
Phoenix: 14
Los Angeles: N/A
Oakland: 15
Anaheim 2: 12

Jake Canada
Anaheim 1: N/A
Phoenix: 11
Los Angeles: 17
Oakland: 14
Anaheim 2: 13

Ben Evans
Anaheim 1: 12
Phoenix: 12
Los Angeles: N/A
Oakland: 12
Anaheim 2: 14

Scott Champion
Anaheim 1: N/A
Phoenix: 18
Los Angeles: 19
Oakland: 17
Anaheim 2: 15

Casey Hinson
Anaheim 1: N/A
Phoenix: 16
Los Angeles: 18
Oakland: 18
Anaheim 2: 16

Kyle Beaton
Anaheim 1: N/A
Phoenix: N/A
Los Angeles: N/A
Oakland: N/A
Anaheim 2: 17

Parker Eckman
Anaheim 1: N/A
Phoenix: N/A
Los Angeles: N/A
Oakland: N/A
Anaheim 2: 18

Yuta Ikegaya
Anaheim 1: N/A
Phoenix: N/A
Los Angeles: N/A
Oakland: N/A
Anaheim 2: 19

Nick Paluzzi
Anaheim 1: 9
Phoenix: 15
Los Angeles: 9
Oakland: 13
Anaheim 2: 20

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