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Monster Energy Supercross – Historical Notes Package – Petco Park, San Diego, CA

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San Diego has been a championship staple for Monster Energy Supercross since 1980, hosting 33 races over the last 36 years.

The Military Appreciation Race is exclusive to San Diego and was created out of respect for the strong military community throughout San Diego County. It has grown to be one of the sport’s most embraced initiatives and this year Monster Energy Supercross is partnering with USO San Diego to give back to our country’s service men and women.

The annual visit to San Diego was held at Qualcomm Stadium from 1980 to 2014. Last season Petco Park, located in the legendary Gaslamp Quarter, brought the world’s best riders into the heart of downtown.

Petco Park will host Major League Baseball’s All Star Game in 2016. It was also converted into the world’s most unique golf course this past November with “The Links at Petco Park.”

450SX Class Stats:

San Diego Podium on January 16:

1.Ryan Dungey

2.Chad Reed

3.Cole Seely

The first 450SX Class race held at Petco Park was February 7, 2015. Trey Canard won on a Honda.

Ryan Dungey earned his first ever San Diego win at the first visit to Petco Park in January. It was also the first San Diego win for KTM.

Chad Reed made his Monster Energy Supercross debut in San Diego during the 1999 season, finishing 17th. Since then he’s amassed the most wins in the city with six, and has compiled an average finish of  2.9 in 14 starts, including 10 podium finishes.

There has not been a repeat winner in San Diego for the past six races. Petco Park has had two different winners in its first two races.

Ricky Carmichael won just once in San Diego in seven career starts.

During the first 20 years in San Diego, riders that won the race went on to win the championship half of the time. Over the last 12 years it has happened just four times.

Only three international riders have ever won in San Diego – Reed (Australia), David Vuillemin (France) and Jean-Michel Bayle (France).

Reed, Davi Millsaps and James Stewart have combined to win all but three San Diego races since 2003.

All-Time Wins in San Diego

Chad Reed – 6
Jeremy McGrath – 5
Rick Johnson – 3
James Stewart – 3
Broc Glover – 2
Davi Millsaps – 2
David Vuillemin – 2

All-Time Wins by Brand in San Diego (last win)

Honda: 14 (2015)
Yamaha: 13 (2009)
Kawasaki: 3 (2012)
Suzuki: 2 (2014)
KTM: 1 (2016)

Brand Sweeps in San Diego (450SX & 250SX)

1987: Honda – Rick Johnson & Kyle Lewis
1990: Honda – Jeff Stanton & Ty Davis
1991: Honda – Jean-Michel Bayle & Jeremy McGrath
1993: Honda – Jeremy McGrath & Mickael Pichon
1996: Honda – Jeremy McGrath & Jeff Willoh
1998: Yamaha – Jeremy McGrath & John Dowd
2000: Yamaha – David Vuillemin & Greg Schnell
2008: Yamaha – Chad Reed & Jason Lawrence
2011: Honda – Chad Reed & Eli Tomac
2012: Kawasaki – Ryan Villopoto & Dean Wilson

Riders to Win in Both Classes in San Diego

Ryan Dungey
Jeremy McGrath
James Stewart
Ryan Villopoto

First-Time Winners in San Diego

2000: David Vuillemin

Past Winners in San Diego

1980: Mike Bell, Yamaha
1981: Broc Glover, Yamaha
1982: Broc Glover, Yamaha
1985: Johnny O’Mara, Honda
1986: Rick Johnson, Honda
1987: Rick Johnson, Honda
1989: Rick Johnson, Honda
1990: Jeff Stanton, Honda
1991: Jean Michel-Bayle, Honda
1992: Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha
1993: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
1994: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
1995: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
1996: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
1998: Jeremy McGrath, Yamaha
1999: Ezra Lusk, Honda
2000: David Vuillemin, Yamaha
2001: Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki
2002: David Vuillemin, Yamaha
2003: Chad Reed, Yamaha
2004: Chad Reed, Yamaha
2005: Chad Reed, Yamaha
2006: James Stewart, Kawasaki
2007: Chad Reed, Yamaha
2008: Chad Reed, Yamaha
2009: James Stewart, Yamaha
2010: Davi Millsaps, Honda
2011: Chad Reed, Honda
2012: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
2013: Davi Millsaps, Suzuki
2014: James Stewart, Suzuki
2015: Trey Canard, Honda
2016 (1): Ryan Dungey, KTM

250SX Class Stats:

San Diego Podium on January 16:

  1. Cooper Webb
  2. Joey Savatgy
  3. Jordon Smith

The first 250SX Class race held at Petco Park was February 7, 2015. Cooper Webb won on a Yamaha.

Webb is undefeated at Petco Park. He is just the third 250SX Class rider to win back-to-back races in San Diego and will look to become the first to win three-in-a-row. Another win would make him the winningest 250SX Class rider of all time in San Diego.

The rider to win in San Diego has gone on to win the Western Regional Championship 13 times in 29 seasons.

Mickael Pichon is the only international rider to win a 250SX Class race in San Diego.

11 riders have earned their first career win in San Diego, including James Stewart (2002) and Eli Tomac (2011).

All-Time Wins in San Diego

Jeremy McGrath – 2
James Stewart – 2
Eli Tomac – 2
Cooper Webb – 2

250SX Class Wins by Brand in San Diego (last win)

Kawasaki: 11 (2014)
Honda: 9 (2013)
Yamaha: 7 (2016)
Suzuki: 2 (2009)
KTM: 1 (2005)

First-Time Winners in San Diego

1985: Todd Campbell, Kawasaki
1986: Donny Schmit, Kawasaki
1987: Kyle Lewis, Honda
1993: Mickael Pichon, Honda
1994: Ryan Hughes, Kawasaki
1996: Jeff Willoh, Honda
2000: Greg Schnell, Yamaha
2001: Justin Buckelew, Yamaha
2002: James Stewart, Kawasaki
2011: Eli Tomac, Honda
2014: Justin Hill, Kawasaki

Past Winners in San Diego

1985: Todd Campbell, Kawasaki
1986: Donnie Schmit, Kawasaki
1987: Kyle Lewis, Honda
1989: Jeff Matiasevich, Kawasaki
1990: Ty Davis, Honda
1991: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
1992: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
1993: Mickael Pichon, Honda
1994: Ryan Hughes, Kawasaki
1995: Damon Huffman, Suzuki
1996: Jeff Willoh, Honda
1998: John Dowd, Yamaha
1999: Casey Johnson, Yamaha
2000: Greg Schnell, Yamaha
2001: Justin Buckelew, Yamaha
2002: James Stewart, Kawasaki
2003: James Stewart, Kawasaki
2004: Ivan Tedesco, Kawasaki
2005: Nathan Ramsey, KTM
2006: Andrew Short, Honda
2007: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
2008: Jason Lawrence, Yamaha
2009: Ryan Dungey, Suzuki
2010: Jake Weimer, Kawasaki
2011: Eli Tomac, Honda
2012: Dean Wilson, Kawasaki
2013: Eli Tomac, Honda
2014: Justin Hill, Kawasaki
2015: Cooper Webb, Yamaha
2016 (1): Cooper Webb, Yamaha