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Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing Series Statistical Report

Toyota Thunder Valley National

Thunder Valley MX Park – Lakewood, Colo. – June 7

  • Thunder Valley celebrates its ten-year anniversary with the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship in 2014.
  • The mile-high altitude at Thunder Valley is a unique element of this national. It will provide an additional challenge for mechanics in making a bike perform at its peak, while riders must physically adjust to the thinner air.
  • Thunder Valley was the site of the first professional motocross event to ever be held under the lights, during the 2008 season. The track also hosted a night race during the 2009 season. In 2010, it was the host venue for the Motocross of Nations.
  • Ivan Tedesco is one of two riders to win at Thunder Valley in both the 250 and 450 Class. Both of his inaugural victories came at this track, which he considers to be his home race. In 2013, Ryan Villopoto joined the list as the second rider to ever win in both classes.
  • Thunder Valley marked Ryan Dungey’s first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross victory aboard a KTM, also marking KTM’s first win in the 450 Class.
  • In 2013, Thunder Valley saw both 450 Class Champion Ryan Villopoto and 250 Class Champion Eli Tomac capture their first career wins at the track. Unfortunately, neither rider will have the opportunity to repeat his efforts this weekend as both currently sit sidelined by injury.
  • With 28 career 450 Class victories, Dungey is second place on the All-Time Race Wins list. Ricky Carmichael leads the way with 76 career wins.

450 Class Stats

  • The first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race was held at Thunder Valley on July 24, 2005. Ricky Carmichael won on a Suzuki.
  • Five different riders have won in nine races at Thunder Valley. Three of the four – Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart and Ryan Dungey – have gone back-to-back.
  • Ivan Tedesco and Ryan Villopoto are the only riders to win in both classes at Thunder Valley.
  • Ryan Villopoto won the 450 Class in 2013, marking Kawasaki’s first 450 Class victory at Thunder Valley since James Stewart’s win in 2008.

Wins by brand at Thunder Valley

Suzuki – 4

Kawasaki – 3

Honda – 1

KTM – 1

Last win by brand at Thunder Valley

KTM – 2012

Suzuki – 2011

Honda – 2009

Kawasaki – 2013

 

First time winners at Thunder Valley

Ivan Tedesco, 2009 – Honda

Riders to win at Thunder Valley in both classes

Ivan Tedesco

Ryan Villopoto

Brand Sweeps at Thunder Valley

Kawasaki; James Stewart (450 Class) and Ryan Villopoto (250 Class) – 2008

Kawasaki; James Stewart (450 Class) and Ben Townley (250 Class) – 2007

250 Class Stats

  • The first 250 Class race at Thunder Valley was held on July 24, 2005. Ivan Tedesco won on a Kawasaki.
  • Justin Barcia broke Kawasaki’s seven-race win-streak in 2012, taking the win on a Honda. Eli Tomac followed up with a second straight win for Honda in 2013.
  • Eight different riders have won in nine races at Thunder Valley. Villopoto is currently the only repeat winner in the 250 Class. Blake Baggett and Christophe Pourcel will attempt to become the next multi-time winner.
  • Kawasaki and Honda have been dominating forces at Thunder Valley, capturing all nine wins between the two brands.
  • With a strong start to the season, Yamalube/Star Racing/Yamaha teammates Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb will attempt to bring Yamaha its first win at Thunder Valley in the 250 Class.

Wins by brand at Thunder Valley

Kawasaki – 7

Honda – 2

Last win by brand at Thunder Valley

Honda – 2013

Kawasaki – 2011

First time winners at Thunder Valley

Ivan Tedesco, 2005 – Kawasaki

Jake Weimer, 2009 – Kawasaki

2014 Current Stats

450 Class Championship Standings – After 2 of 12 rounds

1.         Ken Roczen, Germany, KTM – 94

2.         Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM – 89

3.         Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda – 72

4.         James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki – 66

5.         Brett Metcalfe, Australia, Kawasaki – 61

6.         Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda – 52

7.         Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Suzuki – 52

8.         Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki – 52

9.         Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki – 51

10.       Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha – 43

Overall Wins

Ryan Dungey – 1

Ken Roczen – 1

Moto Wins

Ken Roczen – 2

Ryan Dungey – 1

Josh Grant – 1

Overall Wins by Brand

KTM – 2

Laps led (total)

Ken Roczen – 44

Josh Grant – 16

Brett Metcalfe – 3

Justin Barcia – 1

Ryan Dungey – 1

Total: 65

Holeshot Winners (total)

Josh Grant – 1

Ken Roczen – 1

Ryan Dungey – 1

Jake Weimer – 1

250 Class Championship Standings – After 2 of 12 rounds

1.         Jeremy Martin, Millville, Minn., Yamaha – 100

2.         Cooper Webb, Morehead City, N.C., Yamaha – 88

3.         Christophe Pourcel, France, Yamaha – 63

4.         Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda – 51

5.         Marvin Musquin, France, KTM – 50

6.         Jason Anderson, Rio Rancho, N.M., KTM – 49

7.         Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda – 48

8.         Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif., Kawasaki – 48

9.         Matt Bisceglia, Tualatin, Ore., Honda – 45

10.       Justin Hill, Yoncalla, Ore., Kawasaki – 43

Overall Wins

Jeremy Martin – 2

Moto Wins

Jeremy Martin – 4

Overall Wins by Brand

Yamaha – 2

Laps Led (total)

Jeremy Martin – 64

Total: 64

Holeshot Winners (total)

Zach Bell – 2

Justin Bogle – 1

Jeremy Martin – 1

Past Winners

THUNDER VALLEY MOTOCROSS PARK

Lakewood, Colo.

450 Class

Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine

May 25, 2013 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki

June 2, 2012 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / KTM

June 25, 2011 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki

June 26, 2010 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki

June 27, 2009 / Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, CA / Honda

June 29, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki

July 22, 2007 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki

July 23, 2006 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki

July 24, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki

250 Class

Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine

May 25, 2013 / Eli Tomac / Cortez, CO / Honda

June 2, 2012 / Justin Barcia, Monroe, NY / Honda

June 25, 2011 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, CA / Kawasaki

June 26, 2010 / Christophe Pourcel, France / Kawasaki

June 27, 2009 / Jake Weimer, Rupert, ID / Kawasaki

June 29, 2008 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki

July 22, 2007 / Ben Townley, New Zealand / Kawasaki

July 23, 2006 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki

July 24, 2005 / Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, CA / Kawasaki