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450SX Class: Atlanta Stats

The first 450SX Class race held in Atlanta was on March 5, 1977. Bob Hannah won the race on a Yamaha.

 

This will be the 38th time the gate will drop for a 450SX Class race in Atlanta.

 

For the first time in 450SX Class history, Atlanta will host two separate 450SX Class races.

 

Atlanta will become the ninth city to host multiple 450SX Class races in one season. Anaheim, California and Pontiac, Michigan are tied for the lead as hosts to multiple races in one season with 17 seasons apiece.

 

With Atlanta hosting two 450SX Class races this year, the city will join Anaheim as the only two markets to host multiple 450SX Class races since 2001.

 

Atlanta Supercross was held in the old Fulton County Stadium from ’77-’92.

 

In 1992, Yamaha’s Damon Bradshaw won the last-ever 450SX Class race held at Fulton County Stadium.

 

In 1993, Bradshaw won the first-ever 450SX Class race held at the Georgia Dome.

 

Winning the Atlanta Supercross from ’91-’93, Bradshaw became the first rider to win Atlanta in three consecutive seasons. Jeremy McGrath would follow with a three-race win streak of his own in Atlanta from ’98-’00. Ricky Carmichael was the third and most current rider to complete this feat, doing it from ’01-’03.

 

Nobody has won back-to-back 450SX Class races in Atlanta since Carmichael in ’05-’06. Chad Reed could do so with a victory in the second Atlanta race this year.

 

In 2012, Ryan Dungey gave KTM their first 450SX Class victory in Atlanta. It was only KTM’s second 450SX Class win at the time.

 

Mark Barnett and Bradshaw won their last 450SX Class races in Atlanta.

 

Five riders have won the Atlanta Supercross in both the 450SX and 250SX Classes: Bradshaw, Carmichael, Reed, James Stewart, and Dungey. Trey Canard, Justin Barcia, and Josh Grant are former 250SX Class Atlanta winners who could join this group with a 450SX Class victory in Atlanta.

 

Honda has not won Atlanta since Davi Millsaps in 2008. That race was Millsaps’ first career 450SX win.

 

A brand has not won back-to-back in the 450SX Class race in Atlanta since Suzuki won in ’05-’06 with Carmichael.

 

McGrath and Carmichael are tied for the most 450SX Class wins in Atlanta with five apiece. Stewart, Bradshaw, Hannah, and Barnett all have three. Dungey and Reed are the only active 450SX Class riders with multiple Atlanta 450SX Class wins. Ken Roczen and Millsaps both have a single Atlanta victory.

 

There have been five 450SX Class riders to earn their first 450SX Class wins in Atlanta. They are: Hannah, Chuck Sun, Jeff Stanton, Damon Huffman, and Millsaps. Millsaps is the last rider to do this in 2008.

 

From ’98-’07 and then again from ’09-’11, the winner of the 450SX Class race in Atlanta ended up winning the 450SX Class Championship that season. The past three seasons the winner of the 450SX Class race in Atlanta has not won the 450SX Class Championship. In 37 overall Atlanta 450SX Class races, 21 of the winners went on to win the championship that season.

450SX Class: Wins by Brand in Atlanta (Last win)

Yamaha: 11(2009)
Honda: 10 (2008)
Kawasaki: 8 (2015)
Suzuki: 6 (2013)

KTM: 2 (2014)

 

450SX Class: Atlanta Recap

Reed earned his 44th career 450SX Class win with his victory in Atlanta. It was his 11th season with a 450SX Class win making him the all-time first place winner in that category.

 

Reed is now tied with Mike LaRocco for first on the all-time 450SX Class top-five list with 146 450SX Class top-five finishes.

 

Reed now has 178 career 450SX Class starts but hadn’t won Atlanta since 2004.

 

With his Atlanta victory, Reed gave Kawasaki their first win of the season and 135th overall 450SX Class win.

 

Can Reed sweep Atlanta and earn back-to-back wins for the first time since 2009 in Indy and Daytona? He could also become the first rider to win back-to-back races in the 450SX Class this season.

 

Not including the two seasons that there wasn’t a back-to-back winner, this year is the  longest drought in back-to-back wins in 450SX Class history.

 

Dungey earned a runner-up finish in Atlanta. He now has a seven race podium-streak, which is a 450SX Class career best for him. He is also the only rider to have a top-five finish in each 450SX Class race.

 

Dungey now has 64 career 450SX Class podiums in 91 career 450SX Class starts.

 

Can Dungey become the first rider to win three races this season and pull away in the points standings?

 

Canard earned his fifth podium of the season with a third place finish in Atlanta. It was his 18th career 450SX Class podium in 51 career 450SX Class starts.

 

Can Canard earn his fourth straight podium? His career long podium streak in the 450SX Class is five straight in 2010.

 

Cole Seely earned his fifth career 450SX Class top-five finish in his 19th career 450SX Class start with a fourth place finish.

 

Weston Peick rode to his fourth career 450SX Class top-five finish with a fifth place in Atlanta.

 

Broc Tickle finished in sixth place for his fifth top-ten finish of the season. It was his 30th career 450SX Class top-ten finish.

 

Jason Anderson placed seventh in Atlanta and is just one of two riders to have a top-10 finish in every race this season. Dungey is the other rider to be included in this field.

 

Blake Baggett finished eighth in Atlanta and now has a six race top-ten streak.

 

What rookie can earn their first 450SX Class win first? Baggett, Anderson, or Seely?

 

Andrew Short finished ninth in Atlanta for his sixth top-ten finish of the season. The race was his 115th career 450SX Class start, tying him with Carmichael and Emig on the all-time 450SX Class starts list.

 

Grant rode his way to his second straight top-ten finish. After six races outside of the top-10 to start the season, he has finished eighth and tenth in the last two races.

 

Roczen finished 18th in Atlanta. In 29 career 450SX Class starts, this was only the fourth time Roczen has finished outside of the top-ten.

 

250SX Class: Atlanta Stats

The first 250SX Class race held in Atlanta was on February 23, 1985. Eddie Warren won on a Kawasaki.

                                             

This will be the 30 th time the gate will drop for a 250SX Class race in Atlanta.

 

Brian Swink won the last 250SX Class race at the old Fulton County Stadium in ’92.

Doug Henry won the first 250SX Class race at the brand new Georgia Dome in ’93.

 

Yamaha had gone 11 straight seasons without winning a 250SX Class race in Atlanta before Jeremy Martin’s victory in the first Atlanta.

 

Suzuki has not won in the 250SX Class in Atlanta since 2007, when Dungey crossed the finish line first. Suzuki has only won two races in the 250SX Class in Atlanta since the championship moved from the old Fulton County Stadium to the Georgia Dome.

 

There have only been three riders to win back-to-back 250SX Class races in Atlanta. The last time it happened was Christophe Pourcel from ’09-’10. Carmichael accomplished this in 1997 and 1998, and Swink did so in 1991 and 1992. Can Martin join them this weekend?

 

There have been three first-time winners in the past five 250SX Class races in Atlanta. Martin Davalos became the 12th rider to earn his first 250SX Class win in Atlanta in 2014, Wil Hahn rode to his first career 250SX Class win in 2013 in Atlanta, and Dean Wilson won his first 250SX Class race in 2011 in Atlanta. There were three other first-time winners in Atlanta: Grant (2006); Dungey (2007) and Canard (2008).

 

Carmichael also earned his first career 250SX Class victory in Atlanta in 1997. Other riders to win their first 250SX Class race in Atlanta include: Warren in 1985, Turpin in 1986, Denny Stephenson in 1990, Henry in 1993, and John Dowd in 1996.

 

KTM has never won a 250SX Class race in Atlanta.

 

250SX Class: Wins by Brand in Atlanta (Last Win)
Kawasaki: 9 (2014)

Honda: 8 (2013)

Yamaha: 8 (2015)
Suzuki: 4 (2007)

 

250SX Class: Atlanta Recap

Martin earned his second career 250SX Class victory in Atlanta. He now has nine career 250SX Class top-five finishes in his 14 career 250SX Class starts.

 

The victory was Yamaha’s first 250SX Class win in Atlanta since 2003.

 

Can Yamaha win back-to-back 250SX Class races for the first time since 2008?

 

Can Martin close in on his four-point deficit to Marvin Musquin in the points standings?

 

Musquin earned his 13th career 250SX Class podium in his 21st career 250SX Class start with his runner-up finish in Atlanta.

 

Musquin still leads the Eastern Regional 250SX Class points by four points over Martin and only five points over Justin Bogle. Can he keep Martin’s Atlanta pace and win the second Atlanta?

 

Bogle rode to his 11th career 250SX Class podium with a third place finish in Atlanta. He now has an impressive 16 career 250SX Class top-five finishes in just 19 250SX Class starts.

 

The defending champion Bogle has looked fast in the first two races, but no wins to show for it just yet. Can he breakthrough for a victory and further cement his standing in the points race?

 

Musquin and Bogle are the only riders to be on the podium for the first two races of the Eastern Regional 250SX Class.

 

Davalos earned a fourth place finish in the first Atlanta. He now has 25 top-five finishes in his 66 career 250SX Class starts.

 

Davalos rebounded wonderfully from a tenth place finish in Arlington to a fourth place finish in Atlanta. After leading for much of the Atlanta opener he is looking to gain some points back with a victory this time around.

 

Joey Savatgy scored his second career 250SX Class top-five finish with a fifth place finish in Atlanta. He now has eight career top-ten finishes in his ten career 250SX Class starts.

 

Vince Friese earned his 24th career 250SX Class top-ten finish in his 42nd career 250SX Class start with a sixth place finish in Atlanta.

 

Matt Lemoine picked up a seventh place finish in Atlanta. He now has 34 career 250SX Class top-ten finishes in his 54 career 250SX Class starts.

 

Anthony Rodriguez earned his first career 250SX Class top-ten finish with an eighth place finish in Atlanta. It was just his fourth career 250SX Class start.

 

After a seventh place finish in his first career 250SX Class start in Arlington, RJ Hampshire rode his way to another top-ten finish with a ninth place finish in Atlanta.

 

Arnaud Tonus has also earned top-ten finishes in his first two career 250SX Class starts after his tenth place finish in Atlanta.

 

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki is still winless on the 2015 season. Can Savatgy or Tonus get the juggernaut team their first victory of the season?

450SX Class Laps Led

Ken Roczen: 49

Ryan Dungey: 39

Trey Canard: 31

Chad Reed: 23

Eli Tomac: 13

Andrew Short: 3

Davi Millsaps: 1

Blake Baggett: 1

250SX Class Laps Led

Jessy Nelson: 27

Cooper Webb: 25

Tyler Bowers: 17

Marvin Musquin: 15

Malcolm Stewart: 13

Martin Davalos: 9

Justin Hill: 4

Jeremy Martin: 3

Justin Bogle: 3

Chris Alldredge: 2

Zach Osborne: 2

450SX Class SupercrossLive.com Holeshot Award

Anaheim: Mike Alessi

Phoenix: Eli Tomac

Anaheim: Jimmy Albertson

Oakland: Andrew Short

Anaheim: Blake Baggett

San Diego: Ken Roczen

Arlington: Ryan Dungey

Atlanta: Chad Reed

 

250SX Class SupercrossLive.com Holeshot Award

Anaheim: Jessy Nelson

Phoenix: Zach Osborne

Anaheim: Zach Osborne

Oakland: Zach Bell

Anaheim: Jessy Nelson

San Diego: Zach Osborne

Arlington: Marvin Musquin

Atlanta: Martin Davalos

 

450SX Class Fastest Qualifying Time

Anaheim: Eli Tomac

Phoenix: Eli Tomac

Anaheim: Justin Barcia

Oakland: Trey Canard

Anaheim: Ryan Dungey

San Diego: Ken Roczen

Arlington: Ken Roczen

Atlanta: Trey Canard

250SX Class Fastest Qualifying Time

Anaheim: Cooper Webb

Phoenix: Cooper Webb

Anaheim: Zach Osborne

Oakland: Justin Hill

Anaheim: Tyler Bowers

San Diego: Tyler Bowers

Arlington: Marvin Musquin

Atlanta: Marvin Musquin

450SX Class Heat Race 1 Winner

Anaheim: Andrew Short

Phoenix: Cole Seely

Anaheim: Ryan Dungey

Oakland: Ken Roczen

Anaheim: Eli Tomac

San Diego: Eli Tomac

Arlington: Ryan Dungey

Atlanta: Ryan Dungey

450SX Class Heat Race 2 Winner

Anaheim: Eli Tomac

Phoenix: Eli Tomac

Anaheim: Mike Alessi

Oakland: Justin Barcia

Anaheim: Ryan Dungey

San Diego: Cole Seely

Arlington: Trey Canard

Atlanta: Trey Canard

 

250SX Class Heat Race 1 Winner

Anaheim: Justin Hill

Phoenix: Justin Hill

Anaheim: Cooper Webb

Oakland: Cooper Webb

Anaheim: Malcolm Stewart

San Diego: Justin Hill

Arlington: Justin Bogle

Atlanta: Joey Savatgy

250SX Class Heat Race 2 Winner

Anaheim: Tyler Bowers

Phoenix: Jessy Nelson

Anaheim: Shane Mcelrath

Oakland: Jessy Nelson

Anaheim: Jessy Nelson

San Diego: Shane Mcelrath

Arlington: Marvin Musquin

Atlanta: Martin Davalos

450SX Class Semi 1 Winner

Anaheim: Brett Metcalfe

Phoenix: Ken Roczen

Anaheim: Broc Tickle

Oakland: Blake Baggett

Anaheim: Josh Grant

San Diego: Killian Rusk

Arlington: Chad Reed

Atlanta: Andrew Short

450SX Class Semi 2 Winner

Anaheim: Justin Barcia

Phoenix: Weston Peick

Anaheim: Trey Canard

Oakland: Cole Seely

Anaheim: Davi Millsaps

San Diego: Chad Reed

Arlington: Andrew Short

Atlanta: Broc Tickle

450SX Class LCQ Winner

Anaheim: Dean Wilson

Phoenix: AJ Catanzaro

Anaheim: Jake Weimer

Oakland: Phil Nicoletti

Anaheim: Andrew Short

San Diego: Josh Grant

Arlington: Cole Seely

Atlanta: Jake Weimer

250SX Class LCQ Winner

Anaheim: Zach Osborne

Phoenix: Malcolm Stewart

Anaheim: Austin Politelli

Oakland: Chris Alldredge

Anaheim: Trevor Reis

San Diego: Matthew Bisceglia

Arlington: Zack Williams

Atlanta: Anthony Rodriguez

450SX Class Results: Atlanta

Rider Hometown Bike Place
Chad Reed Dade City, Fla. Kawasaki 1
Ryan Dungey Belle Plaine, Minn. KTM 2
Trey Canard Edmond, Okla. Honda 3
Cole Seely Laguna Beach, Calif. Honda 4
Weston Peick Menifee, Calif. Yamaha 5
Broc Tickle Holly, Mich. Suzuki 6
Jason Anderson Edgewood, N.M. Husqvarna 7
Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, Calif. Suzuki 8
Andrew Short Smithville, Texas KTM 9
Josh Grant Wildomar, Calif. Kawasaki 10

450SX Class Season Standings

Rider Hometown Bike Place Points
Ryan Dungey Belle Plaine,  Minn. KTM 1 174
Trey Canard Edmond, Okla. Honda 2 149
Ken Roczen Clermont, Fla. Suzuki 3 143
Eli Tomac Cortez, Colo. Honda 4 115
Jason Anderson Edgewood, N.M. Husqvarna 5 114
Cole Seely Laguna Beach, Calif. Honda 6 111
Chad Reed Dade City, Fla. Kawasaki 7 110
Blake Baggett Grand Terrace, Calif. Suzuki 8 99
Andrew Short Smithville, Texas KTM 9 94
Broc Tickle Holly, Mich. Suzuki 10 78

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Results: Atlanta

Rider Hometown Bike Place
Jeremy Martin Millville, Minn. Yamaha 1
Marvin Musquin Corona, Calif. KTM 2
Justin Bogle Cushing, Okla. Honda 3
Martin Davalos Cairo, Ga. Husqvarna 4
Joey Savatgy Thomasville, Ga. Kawasaki 5
Vince Friese Cape Girardeau, Mo. Honda 6
Matthew Lemoine Pilot Point, Texas Kawasaki 7
Anthony Rodriguez Cairo, Ga. Yamaha 8
RJ Hampshire Hudson,Fla. Honda 9
Arnaud Tonus Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland Kawasaki 10

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Season Standings

Rider Hometown Bike Place Points
Marvin Musquin Corona, Calif. KTM 1 47
Jeremy Martin Millville, Minn. Yamaha 2 43
Justin Bogle Cushing, Okla. Honda 3 42
Joey Savatgy Thomasville, Ga. Kawasaki 4 36
Martin Davalos Cairo, Ga. Husqvarna 5 30
Matthew Lemoine Pilot Point, Texas Kawasaki 6 30
Vince Friese Cape Girardeau, Mo. Honda 7 30
RJ Hampshire Hudson, Fla. Honda 8 26
Arnaud Tonus Aire-la-Ville, Switzerland Kawasaki 9 24
Anthony Rodriguez Cairo, Ga. Honda 10 21

450SX Class Rider Finishes

Chad Reed

Anaheim: 10

Phoenix: 10

Anaheim: 22

Oakland: 3

Anaheim: 6

San Diego: 4

Arlington: 11

Atlanta: 1

 

Ryan Dungey

Anaheim: 4

Phoenix: 3

Anaheim: 2

Oakland: 2

Anaheim: 1

San Diego: 3

Arlington: 1

Atlanta: 2

 

Trey Canard

Anaheim: 3

Phoenix: 8

Anaheim: 11

Oakland: 1

Anaheim: 5

San Diego: 1

Arlington: 3

Atlanta: 3

 

Cole Seely

Anaheim: 14

Phoenix: 14

Anaheim: 6

Oakland: 5

Anaheim: 2

San Diego: 6

Arlington: 10

Atlanta: 4

 

Weston Peick

Anaheim: 7

Phoenix: 4

Anaheim: N/A

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim: N/A

San Diego: N/A

Arlington: 22

Atlanta: 5

 

Broc Tickle

Anaheim: 8

Phoenix: 12

Anaheim: 5

Oakland: 22

Anaheim: N/A

San Diego: 9

Arlington: 9

Atlanta: 6

 

Jason Anderson

Anaheim: 2

Phoenix: 6

Anaheim: 7

Oakland: 10

Anaheim: 9

San Diego: 10

Arlington: 6

Atlanta: 7

 

Blake Baggett

Anaheim: 12

Phoenix: 13

Anaheim: 10

Oakland: 9

Anaheim: 7

San Diego: 7

Arlington: 4

Atlanta: 8

 

Andrew Short

Anaheim: 5

Phoenix: 7

Anaheim: 21

Oakland: 8

Anaheim: 12

San Diego: 8

Arlington: 5

Atlanta: 9

 

Josh Grant

Anaheim: 18

Phoenix: 19

Anaheim: 20

Oakland: 21

Anaheim: 22

San Diego: 12

Arlington: 8

Atlanta: 10

 

Phil Nicoletti

Anaheim: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim: N/A

Oakland: 14

Anaheim: 20

San Diego: 14

Arlington: 13

Atlanta: 11

 

Davi Millsaps

Anaheim: 19

Phoenix: 5

Anaheim: 9

Oakland: 7

Anaheim: 11

San Diego: 20

Arlington: 20

Atlanta: 12

 

Mike Alessi

Anaheim: 9

Phoenix: 18

Anaheim: 19

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim: 17

San Diego: 13

Arlington: 18

Atlanta: 13

 

Josh Hill

Anaheim: 16

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim: N/A

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim: 10

San Diego: N/A

Arlington: 12

Atlanta: 14

 

Jake Weimer

Anaheim: 11

Phoenix: 9

Anaheim: 17

Oakland: 11

Anaheim: 15

San Diego: 15

Arlington: 14

Atlanta: 15

 

Kyle Chisholm

Anaheim: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim: 13

Oakland: 13

Anaheim: 14

San Diego: 16

Arlington: N/A

Atlanta: 16

 

Nick Wey

Anaheim: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim: 14

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim: N/A

San Diego: 17

Arlington: 15

Atlanta: 17

 

Ken Roczen

Anaheim: 1

Phoenix: 2

Anaheim: 1

Oakland: 15

Anaheim: 4

San Diego: 2

Arlington: 2

Atlanta: 18

 

Zackery Freeberg

Anaheim: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim: N/A

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim: N/A

San Diego: N/A

Arlington: N/A

Atlanta: 19

 

Eli Tomac

Anaheim: 20

Phoenix: 1

Anaheim: 3

Oakland: 4

Anaheim: 3

San Diego: 5

Arlington: 7

Atlanta: 20

 

Ronnie Stewart

Anaheim: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim: N/A

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim: N/A

San Diego: 22

Arlington: N/A

Atlanta: 21

 

Cade Clason

Anaheim: N/A

Phoenix: N/A

Anaheim: 18

Oakland: N/A

Anaheim: N/A

San Diego: N/A

Arlington: N/A

Atlanta: 22

 

Eastern Regional 250SX Class Rider Finishes

Jeremy Martin

Arlington: 4

Atlanta: 1

 

Marvin Musquin

Arlington: 1

Atlanta: 2

 

Justin Bogle

Arlington: 2

Atlanta: 3

 

Martin Davalos

Arlington: 9

Atlanta: 4

 

Joey Savatgy

Arlington: 3

Atlanta: 5

 

Vince Friese

Arlington: 6

Atlanta: 6

 

Matthew Lemoine

Arlington: 5

Atlanta: 7

 

Anthony Rodriguez

Arlington: 13

Atlanta: 8

 

RJ Hampshire

Arlington: 7

Atlanta: 9

 

Arnaud Tonus

Arlington: 8

Atlanta: 10

 

Mitchell Oldenburg

Arlington: 21

Atlanta: 11

 

Gannon Audette

Arlington: 18

Atlanta: 12

 

Kyle Peters

Arlington: 10

Atlanta: 13

 

Dakota Alix

Arlington: 20

Atlanta: 14

 

Brady Kiesel

Arlington: N/A

Atlanta: 15

 

James Decotis

Arlington: 15

Atlanta: 16

 

Nick Gaines

Arlington: N/A

Atlanta: 17

 

Justin Starling

Arlington: 14

Atlanta: 18

 

Jace Owen

Arlington: N/A

Atlanta: 19

 

Daniel Herrlein

Arlington: 17

Atlanta: 20

 

Levi Kilbarger

Arlington: N/A

Atlanta: 21

 

Zack Williams

Arlington: 16

Atlanta: 22