2014 Utah Motocross | Season Finale Pre-Race Stats

  • 2014-motocross-utah-finale 1 Red Bull KTM's Ken Roczen
  • 2014-motocross-utah-finale 2 Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey
  • 2014-motocross-utah-finale 3 Muscle Milk Honda's Trey Canard
  • 2014-motocross-utah-finale 4 GEICO Honda's Eli Tomac
  • 2014-motocross-utah-finale 5 Motocross start

2014 Utah Motocross – Season Finale Stats

Last year, the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship debuted at the new circuit at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah.

It was the first time an outdoor MX race occurred in Utah since 1973, and one man dominated – the 2014 AMA Supercross Champion Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki Racing Team), who is not participating in 2014 MX due to surgeries.

And this weekend, the 1.2-mile Miller Motorsports Park will host the concluding round of 2014 MX, the Zions Bank Utah National.

In the 450 class, the title battle is down to two teammates – Red Bull KTM’s Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen. The German rookie, who won last week in Indiana, leads the 2010 MX Champion Dungey by 20 points.

As for the 250 class, Yamaha’s Jeremy Martin clinched the title last weekend at the debut Thor Indiana National.

Many challenges will present themselves in Utah, considering the unique design of the course. It has an uphill start, huge triple step-up jumps, and many off-camber turns.

For 2014, MMP revised the south end of the circuit more of a loop to provide better race flow, more passing opportunities and shorter lap times. The track will also no longer cross the asphalt road-racing track, the start/finish line has been moved to the straightaway section on the north side of the course and a number of the jump landings have been modified to improve the track flow, MMP reports.

The track surface has been improved with the addition of more sand, rich dirt and mulch to provide an improved and consistent racing surface.

Elevation will also present challenges. Nearly a mile high in elevation, the air is thin at Miller Motorsports Park – similar to what the riders/teams experienced in Lakewood, Colo., earlier this year.

Following are some pre-race stats for the Zions Bank Utah National:

450 Class Stats

  • The first race held at Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park was August 17, 2013. Ryan Villopoto won on a Kawasaki.
  • This will be the second time the gate will drop for a 450 Class race at Miller Motorsports Park.
  • With the inaugural win, Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto wrapped up the 2013 450 Class Championship one round early in Utah.
  • This year, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac (2013 250 Class winner) will attempt to become the first rider to win the Utah National in both classes.

Wins by brand at Utah

  • Kawasaki – 1

Last win by brand at Utah

  • Kawasaki – 2013

450 Class Championship Standings – After 11 of 12 rounds

  1. Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM, 494
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 474
  3. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 418
  4. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki, 304
  5. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 281
  6. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM, 278
  7. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki, 268
  8. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 243
  9. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 226
  10. Chad Reed, Australia, Kawasaki, 185

Overall Wins

  • Ken Roczen – 5
  • Ryan Dungey – 4
  • James Stewart – 1
  • Eli Tomac – 1

Moto Wins

  • Ken Roczen – 8
  • Ryan Dungey – 6
  • James Stewart – 3
  • Eli Tomac – 2
  • Trey Canard – 2
  • Josh Grant – 1

Overall Wins by Brand

  • KTM – 9
  • Suzuki – 1
  • Honda – 1

Laps led (total)

  • Ken Roczen – 140
  • Ryan Dungey – 74
  • James Stewart – 50
  • Trey Canard – 40
  • Eli Tomac – 33
  • Josh Grant – 16
  • Brett Metcalfe – 3
  • Justin Barcia – 1
  • Chad Reed – 1
  • Total: 358

Holeshot Winners (total)

  • Ryan Dungey – 5
  • Justin Brayton – 5
  • Ken Roczen – 3
  • Josh Grant – 2
  • Chad Reed – 2
  • Eli Tomac – 2
  • Trey Canard – 2
  • Jake Weimer – 1

250 Class Stats

  • The first race held at Utah’s Miller Motorsports Park was August 17, 2013. Eli Tomac won on a Honda.
  • This will be the second time the gate will drop for a 250 Class race at Miller Motorsports Park.
  • With the inaugural win, GEICO Honda’s Eli Tomac wrapped up the 2013 450 Class Championship one round early in Utah.

Wins by Brand at Utah

  • Honda – 1

Last win by brand at Utah

  • Honda – 2013

250 Class Championship Standings – After 11 of 12 rounds

  1. Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha, 450
  2. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 381
  3. Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha, 379
  4. Marvin Musquin, France, KTM, 374
  5. Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha, 355
  6. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 331
  7. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., KTM, 270
  8. Cole Seely, Newbury Park, Calif., Honda, 244
  9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 238
  10. Dean Wilson, Scotland, Kawasaki, 204

Overall Wins

  • Jeremy Martin – 4
  • Blake Baggett – 3
  • Marvin Marvin – 2
  • Cooper Webb – 1
  • Christophe Pourcel – 1

Moto Wins

  • Jeremy Martin – 8
  • Blake Baggett – 5
  • Cooper Webb – 3
  • Marvin Musquin – 3
  • Jason Anderson – 1
  • Christophe Pourcel – 1
  • Jessy Nelson – 1

Overall Wins by Brand

  • Yamaha – 6
  • Kawasaki – 3
  • KTM – 2

Laps Led (total)

  • Jeremy Martin – 113
  • Christophe Pourcel – 49
  • Cooper Webb – 44
  • Blake Baggett – 37
  • Marvin Musquin – 25
  • Jessy Nelson – 23
  • Justin Bogle – 19
  • Joey Savatgy – 5
  • Matt Bisceglia – 1
  • Total: 316

Holeshot Winners (total)

  • Christophe Pourcel – 9
  • Zach Bell – 3
  • Justin Bogle – 3
  • Jessy Nelson – 3
  • Jeremy Martin – 2
  • Matt Bisceglia – 1

450 Class Winners

  • August 17, 2013 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / KAW

250 Class Winners:

  • August 17, 2013 / Eli Tomac, Cortez, CO / HON

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