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Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Series Statistical Report Traxxas Pala National

Pala Raceway – Pala, Calif. – September 10

  • Pala Raceway is the newest venue for American Motocross, and is the new Southern California home of the sport.
  • The Lucas Oil Motocross Championship has competed in San Diego County before, with the final race at legendary Carlsbad Raceway in 1982.
  • Only Ryan Dungey and Dean Wilson have ever took the checkered flag at Pala, following moto sweeps by each rider last season.
  • Pala carries one of the most unique distinctions of any track on the schedule as most of the series’ riders use the facility for testing and practice throughout the season thanks to its convenient location.
  • 14 points separate Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey atop the 450 Class standings. Should Dungey win both motos at Pala, Villopoto would need to finish fourth in both in order to secure the title.
  • With his Steel City win, Villopoto has finished on the podium in 12 of his 13 career starts.
  • Villopoto remains the only rider in either class to finish on the overall podium at each round this season.
  • The victory was the fourth of Villopoto’s 450 Class career. He currently sits alone in 26th on the all-time wins list.
  • Dean Wilson became just the 24th different rider to win the 250 Class title, and is only the third internationally-born rider to achieve the distinction.
  • Wilson has the most points of any rider in the series across both classes. He also boasts the best finishing average in the series. He does, however, share the most moto wins with Villopoto, at 9.
  • Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki is looking to become the first team in history to win the overall at all 12 rounds in the 250 Class. The team will also sweep the championship podium, which hasn’t been done since the inception of factory teams for all manufacturers.

450 Class Stats

  • Pala Raceway hosted its inaugural American Motocross event last season. Ryan Dungey won on a Suzuki.
  • Thanks to a moto sweep, Dungey is the only 450 Class rider to win at the facility.

Wins by brand at Pala Raceway
Suzuki – 1

Last win by brand at Pala Raceway
Suzuki – 2010

2011 Stats

450 Class Point Standings – After 11 of 12 rounds

  1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki – 481
  2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki – 467
  3. Chad Reed, Kurri Kurri, Australia, Honda – 402
  4. Brett Metcalfe, Mannum, Australia, Suzuki – 342
  5. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM – 272
  6. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 251
  7. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., KTM – 196
  8. Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, La., Honda – 193
  9. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha – 191
  10. Davi Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha – 173

Overall Wins
Chad Reed – 4
Ryan Dungey – 3
Ryan Villopoto – 3
Brett Metcalfe – 1

Moto Wins
Ryan Villopoto – 9
Chad Reed – 7
Ryan Dungey – 5
Justin Barcia – 1

Overall Wins by Brand
Honda – 4
Suzuki – 4
Kawasaki – 3

Laps Led (total)
Ryan Villopoto – 139
Ryan Dungey – 90
Chad Reed – 69
Justin Barcia – 21
Mike Alessi – 12
Christian Craig – 10
Davi Millsaps – 6
Kevin Windham – 6
Total: 353

Holeshot Winners (total)
Ryan Villopoto – 5
Ryan Dungey – 4
Chad Reed – 3
Mike Alessi – 2
Christian Craig – 2
Jake Weimer – 2
Justin Barcia – 1
Justin Brayton – 1
Brett Metcalfe – 1
Kevin Windham – 1

Top Five Average Finishers (minimum 11 motos)
Ryan Villopoto – 2.4
Ryan Dungey – 3.1
Chad Reed – 6.3
Brett Metcalfe – 6.3
Mike Alessi – 7.2

Top Five Average Starters (minimum 11 motos)
Ryan Dungey – 4.5
Ryan Villopoto – 5.2
Chad Reed – 6.6
Davi Millsaps – 7.8
Mike Alessi – 8.3


250 Class Stats

  • Pala Raceway hosted its inaugural American Motocross event last season. Dean Wilson won on a Kawasaki.
  • Thanks to a moto sweep, Wilson is the only 250 Class rider to win at the facility.

Wins by brand at Pala Raceway
Kawasaki – 1

Last win by brand at Pala Raceway
Kawasaki – 2010

2011 Stats

250 Class Point Standings – After 11 of 12 rounds

  1. Dean Wilson, Glasgow, Scotland, Kawasaki – 488
  2. Tyla Rattray, Durban, South Africa, Kawasaki – 436
  3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki – 427
  4. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 290
  5. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha – 283
  6. Gareth Swanepoel, Johannesburg, South Africa, Yamaha – 270
  7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki – 236
  8. Martin Davalos, Quito, Ecuador, Suzuki – 197
  9. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda – 195
  10. Darryn Durham, Butler, Pa., Honda – 181

Overall Wins
Blake Baggett – 5
Tyla Rattray – 4
Dean Wilson – 2

Moto Wins
Dean Wilson – 9
Blake Baggett – 8
Tyla Rattray – 4
Gareth Swanepoel – 1

Overall Wins by Brand
Kawasaki – 11

Laps Led (total)
Dean Wilson – 128
Blake Baggett – 79
Tyla Rattray – 66
Justin Barcia – 24
Gareth Swanepoel – 13
Darryn Durham – 11
Ryan Sipes – 9
Eli Tomac – 9
Alex Martin – 3
Jimmy DeCotis – 2
Kyle Cunningham – 1
Nico Izzi – 1
Total: 347

Holeshot Winners (total)
Justin Barcia – 7
Dean Wilson – 3
Kyle Cunningham – 2
Jimmy DeCotis – 2
Tyla Rattray – 2
Gannon Audette – 1
Blake Baggett – 1
Wil Hahn – 1
Marvin Musquin – 1
Malcolm Stewart – 1
Gareth Swanepoel – 1

Top Five Average Finishers (minimum 11 motos)
Dean Wilson – 2.2
Blake Baggett – 4.0
Tyla Rattray – 4.2
Eli Tomac – 8.4
Gareth Swanepoel – 9.5

Top Five Average Starters (minimum 11 motos)
Dean Wilson – 4.2
Tyla Rattray – 5.8
Justin Barcia – 6.7
Blake Baggett – 8.6
Nico Izzi – 9.5


Past Winners

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450 Class
Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine
September 11, 2010 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki

250 Class
Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine
September 11, 2010 / Dean Wilson, Scotland / Kawasaki