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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship Statistical Report: Hangtown

Red Bull Hangtown Motocross Classic

Prairie City OHV Park – Sacramento, Calif., May 18

  • Hangtown enters its 45th year as a motocross national. It is the oldest race on the schedule.
  • Riders from 12 different countries will attempt to qualify for the 250 and 450 Classes on Saturday afternoon.
  • For the first time in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross history. former 450 Class Champions Ryan Dungey, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto and Chad Reed will line up together at Hangtown.
  • In addition to the four past 450 champions, former 250 Champions Dean Wilson and Trey Canard join the superstar lineup in the 450 Class for 2013.
  • Additionally, former overall race winners Mike Alessi, Josh Grant and Brett Metcalfe will also be lining up on the Hangtown starting line.
  • Four past Loretta Lynn’s Amateur Motocross champions will make their Lucas Oil Pro Motocross debut this weekend at Hangtown – Cooper Webb, Adam Cianciarulo, Joey Savatgy and Justin Hill.
  • At 16 years of age, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Adam Cianciarulo is the youngest rider in the series.

 

450 Class Stats

  • The first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race was held at Hangtown on April 8, 1974, with Billy Grossi winning on a Honda.
  • This will be the 40th time the gate will drop for the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Hangtown.
  • Hangtown wins by brand:
Honda: 16
Kawasaki: 8
Suzuki: 7
Yamaha: 6
Can-Am: 1
Husqvarna: 1
  • Last win at Hangtown by brand:

 

Suzuki: 2012

Honda: 2011
Kawasaki: 2010
Yamaha: 2000

  • First time winners at Hangtown: Mike Alessi – 2009 (Suzuki); James Stewart Jr. – 2006 (Kawasaki); David Vuillemin – 2000 (Yamaha); Kevin Windham – 1999 (Honda); Rick Johnson – 1992 (Yamaha); John Dowd – 1991 (Honda); Jeff Stanton – 1989 (Honda); Alan King – 1984 (Honda); Kent Howerton – 1980 (Suzuki); Marty Smith – 1977 (Honda); Billy Grossi – 1974 (Honda).
  • Ricky Carmichael is the winningest rider at Hangtown with five victories.
  • James Stewart earned his first 450 Class victory at Hangtown in 2006.
  • Yamaha has not won at Hangtown since 2000 when David Vuillemin earned his inaugural 450 Class victory.
  • Chad Reed ended a six-year drought for Honda at Hangtown in 2011.
  • From 2002 to 2008, only two riders won at Hangtown: Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart. Carmichael captured four straight victories from 2002-2005. Since then, only two additional riders have won: Mike Alessi and Chad Reed.
  • Mike Alessi’s first-career victory in both the 250 Class and 450 Class came at Hangtown.

 

250 Class Stats

  • The first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 250 Class race was held April 8, 1974, with Marty Smith winning on a Honda.
  • This will be the 40th time the gate will drop for a Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 250 Class race at Hangtown.
  • Hangtown wins by brand:
Kawasaki: 12
Suzuki: 11
Honda: 8
Yamaha: 5
KTM: 3
  • Last win by brand at Hangtown:
Kawasaki: 2012
Honda: 2010
KTM: 2006
Suzuki: 1994
Yamaha: 1991
  • First time winners at Hangtown: Blake Baggett – 2011 (Kawasaki); Eli Tomac – 2010 (Honda); Christophe Pourcel – 2009 (Kawasaki); Mike Alessi – 2006 (KTM); Damon Huffman – 1994 (Suzuki); Jeremy McGrath – 1993 (Honda); Steve Lamson – 1992 (Honda); Doug Henry – 1991 (Yamaha); Brian Myerscough – 1979 (Suzuki); Bob Hannah – 1976 (Yamaha); and Marty Smith – 1974 (Honda).
  • Steve Lamson and Mark Barnett are the winningest 250 Class riders at Hangtown with four wins apiece. Barnett won his four races consecutively.
  • Eli Tomac made history in 2010 by becoming the first rider in history to win his professional debut.
  • Jeremy McGrath earned his first professional motocross victory at Hangtown in 1993.

Past Winners

 

HANGTOWN MOTOCROSS CLASSIC
Sacramento, Calif.

 

450 Class

Date / Winner / Hometown / Machine

May 19, 2012 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Suzuki

May 21, 2011 / Chad Reed, Australia / Honda
May 22, 2010 / Chad Reed, Australia / Kawasaki
May 30, 2009 / Mike Alessi, Victorville, CA / Suzuki
June 1, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
May 20, 2007 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
May 21, 2006 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
May 22, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
May 16, 2004 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
May 18, 2003 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
May 19, 2002 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
May 20, 2001 / Sebastien Tortelli, France / Honda
May 21, 2000 / David Vuillemin, France / Yamaha
May 16, 1999 / Kevin Windham, Ethel, LA / Honda
May 17, 1998 / Jeremy McGrath, Menifee, CA / Yamaha
May 4, 1997 / Greg Albertyn, South Africa / Suzuki
May 5, 1996 / Jeremy McGrath, Menifee, CA / Honda
May 7, 1995 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
May 1, 1994 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
June 20, 1993 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
June 14, 1992 / Damon Bradshaw, Mooresville, NC / Yamaha
March 24, 1991 / John Dowd, Chicopee, MA / Honda
April 1, 1990 / Jeff Ward, San Juan Capistrano, CA / Kawasaki
April 23, 1989 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
March 27, 1988 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
March 22, 1987 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
April 6, 1986 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
March 31, 1985 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
April 8, 1984 / Alan King, Troy, MI / Honda
March 27, 1983 / Bob Hannah, Carson City, NV / Honda
March 28, 1982 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
March 29, 1981 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
March 23, 1980 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
March 25, 1979 / Bob Hannah, Carson City, NV / Yamaha
April 9, 1978 / Bob Hannah, Carson City, NV / Yamaha
April 10, 1977 / Marty Smith, San Diego, CA / Honda
April 4, 1976 / Jim Ellis, East Hampton, CT / Can-Am
April 6, 1975 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Husqvarna
April 8, 1974 / Bill Grossi, Santa Cruz, CA / Honda

 

250 Class

Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine
May 19, 2012 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, CA / Kawasaki

May 21, 2011 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, CA / Kawasaki

May 22, 2010 / Eli Tomac, Cortez, CO / Honda
May 30, 2009 / Christophe Pourcel, France / Kawasaki
June 1, 2008 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
May 20, 2007 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
May 21, 2006 / Mike Alessi, Victorville, CA / KTM
May 22, 2005 / Grant Langston, South Africa / Kawasaki
May 16, 2004 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
May 18, 2003 / Ryan Hughes, Temecula, CA / KTM
May 19, 2002 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
May 20, 2001 / Grant Langston, South Africa / KTM
May 21, 2000 / Steve Lamson, Murrieta, CA / Honda
May 16, 1999 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
May 17, 1998 / Steve Lamson, Riverside, CA / Honda
May 4, 1997 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
May 5, 1996 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
May 7, 1995 / Ryan Hughes, Escondido, CA / Kawasaki
May 1, 1994 / Damon Huffman, Saugus, CA / Suzuki
June 20, 1993 / Jeremy McGrath, Murrieta, CA / Honda
June 14, 1992 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
March 24, 1991 / Doug Henry, Fairfield, CT / Yamaha
April 1, 1990 / Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK / Suzuki
April 23, 1989 / Damon Bradshaw, Charlotte, NC / Yamaha
March 28, 1988 / Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK / Suzuki
March 22, 1987 / George Holland, Kerman, CA / Suzuki
April 6, 1986 / Erik Kehoe, Granada Hills, CA / Suzuki
March 31, 1985 / Ron Lechien, El Cajon, CA / Honda
April 8, 1984 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
March 27, 1983 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
March 28, 1982 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
March 29, 1981 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
March 23, 1980 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
March 25, 1979 / Brian Myerscough, Calimesa, CA / Suzuki
April 9, 1978 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
April 10, 1977 / Danny LaPorte, Yucca Valley, CA / Suzuki
April 4, 1976 / Bob Hannah, Whittier, CA / Yamaha
April 6, 1975 / Tim Hart, Torrance, CA / Yamaha
April 8, 1974 / Marty Smith, San Diego, CA / Honda

 

500cc Motocross

Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine
March 31, 1985 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
April 8, 1984 / David Bailey, Axton, VA / Honda
March 27, 1983 / Danny Chandler, Foresthill, CA / Honda

 

2012 Final Stats

 

2012 Final 450 Class Point Standings

1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 580

2. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., KTM – 453

3. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 355

4. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Honda – 354

5. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki – 349

6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki – 277

7. Justin Brayton, Fort Dodge, Iowa, Yamaha – 247

8. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Kawasaki – 211

9. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha – 176

10. Tyla Rattray, Durbin, South Africa, Kawasaki – 172

 

Overall Wins

Ryan Dungey – 10

James Stewart – 2

 

Moto Wins

Ryan Dungey – 18
James Stewart – 4

Mike Alessi – 1

Tyla Rattray – 1

Overall Wins by Brand

KTM – 10

Suzuki – 2

 

Holeshot Winners (total)

Mike Alessi – 8
Ryan Dungey – 7
Michael Byrne – 2

Jake Weimer – 1

Andrew Short – 1

Justin Brayton – 1
Tommy Hahn – 1

 

2012 Final 250 Class Point Standings 
1. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki – 519

2. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda – 499

3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda – 487

4. Ken Roczen, Apolda, Germany, KTM – 456

5. Marvin Musquin, La Reole, France, KTM – 406

6. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda – 316

7. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki – 265

8. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M., Suzuki – 238

9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda – 225

10.Travis Baker, Temecula, Calif., Honda – 193

 

Overall Wins

Blake Baggett – 5

Eli Tomac – 4

Justin Barcia – 2

Marvin Musquin – 1

 

Moto Wins

Blake Baggett – 10

Eli Tomac – 8

Justin Barcia – 5

Ken Roczen – 1

 

Overall Wins by Brand

Honda – 6

Kawasaki – 5

KTM – 1

 

Holeshot Winners (total)

Justin Barcia – 5
Jessy Nelson – 4
Marvin Musquin – 3

Wil Hahn – 2

Alex Martin – 2

Ivan Tedesco – 2
Blake Baggett – 1
Ken Roczen – 1