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RedBud Historical Package

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  • This season will mark the 43rd running of the RedBud National, which was first contested in 1974.
  • RedBud is home to one of the most iconic obstacles in American motocross – Larocco’s Leap. Named for Hall of Famer and local hero Mike LaRocco, this 120-foot uphill triple jump has thrilled fans and challenged riders for over two decades.
  • RedBud’s distinction as the sport’s Independence Day celebration has been a tradition that dates back to 1978.
  • Since 1974, there have been only five international winners at RedBud across both classes – Grant Langston, Chad Reed, Ken Roczen, Stephane Roncada, and Sebastien Tortelli. Roczen is the only one to win in both classes.
450 Class Stats
  • 2015 Overall Podium:
  1. Justin Barcia
  2. Ryan Dungey
  3. Ken Roczen
  • The first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race held at RedBud was April 28, 1974. Kenny Zahrt won on a Bultaco, marking the last Pro Motocross win for that manufacturer.
  • This marks the 35th time the gate will drop for a 450 Class race at RedBud.
  • Marty Tripes earned his last Pro Motocross win at RedBud in 1979.
  • Jeff Ward is the only rider in RedBud history to win in three classes – 125cc in 1984, 250cc in 1990, and 500cc 1988. All were aboard a Kawasaki.
  • Jeff Stanton is the only Michigan native to win in the 450 Class at RedBud.
  • Ricky Carmichael’s seven RedBud wins came consecutively from ‘01-’07. He won aboard three different brands – Kawasaki, Honda and Suzuki.
  • Only five riders have earned more than one win at RedBud – Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Dungey, Jeff Emig, Rick Johnson, and Mike Kiedrowski.
  • There have been only three international winners at Redbud in the 450 Class.
  • The last repeat winner at RedBud was Carmichael in ‘06-‘07. Ryan Dungey is the only rider to earn multiple RedBud victories since 2008.
All-Time Wins at RedBud (Total Wins)
Ricky Carmichael (7)
Mike Kiedrowski (3)
Ryan Dungey (2)
Jeff Emig (2)
Rick Johnson (2)
All-Time Wins by Brand at RedBud (Last Win)
Honda: 11 (2011)
Kawasaki: 9 (2013)
Suzuki: 6 (2010
Yamaha: 6 (2015)
KTM: 2 (2014)
Bultaco: 1 (1974)
Brand Sweeps at RedBud (450 Class & 250 Class)
1983: Honda – David Bailey & Johnny O’Mara
1985: Honda – Rick Johnson & Ron Lechien
1989: Honda – Jeff Stanton & George Holland
1995: Honda – Jeremy McGrath & Steve Lamson
1997: Yamaha – John Dowd & Kevin Windham
1998: Kawasaki – Jeff Emig & Ricky Carmichael
2008: Kawasaki – James Stewart & Ryan Villopoto
2015: Yamaha – Justin Barcia & Jeremy Martin
First-Time Winners at RedBud
1974: Kenny Zahrt (Bultaco)
1980: Steve Wise (Honda)
1992: Mike Kiedrowski (Kawasaki)
2009: Josh Grant (Yamaha)
Riders to Win at RedBud in Both Classes (Years Won)
Ricky Carmichael (250 Class ‘98 / 450 Class ‘01)
Jeff Emig (250 Class ‘92 / 450 Class ‘96)
Mike Kiedrowski (250 Class ‘91 / 450 Class ‘92)
Ken Roczen (250 Class ‘13 / 450 Class ‘14)
James Stewart (250 Class ‘02 / 450 Class ‘08)
Ryan Villopoto (250 Class ‘06 / 450 Class ‘13)
Jeff Ward (250 Class ‘84 / 450 Class ‘90)
Kevin Windham (250 Class ‘97 / 450 Class ‘99)
Past Winners at RedBud
July 4, 2015 / Justin Barcia, Monroe, NY / Yamaha
July 5, 2014 / Ken Roczen, Germany / KTM
July 6, 2013 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / KAW
July 7, 2012 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / KTM
July 2, 2011 / Chad Reed, Australia / Honda
July 3, 2010 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
July 4, 2009 / Josh Grant, Riverside, CA / Yamaha
July 6, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 1, 2007 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
July 2, 2006 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
July 3, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
July 4, 2004 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
July 6, 2003 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
July 7, 2002 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
July 1, 2001 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
July 2, 2000 / Sebastien Tortelli, France / Honda
July 4, 1999 / Kevin Windham, Ethel, LA / Honda
July 5, 1998 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Kawasaki
July 6, 1997 / John Dowd, Chicopee, MA / Yamaha
July 7, 1996 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Kawasaki
July 2, 1995 / Jeremy McGrath, Murrieta, CA / Honda
July 3, 1994 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
July 4, 1993 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
July 5, 1992 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
July 7, 1991 / Damon Bradshaw, Mooresville, NC / Yamaha
July 8, 1990 / Jeff Ward, San Juan Capistrano, CA / Kawasaki
July 2, 1989 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
July 7, 1985 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
July 1, 1984 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
July 3, 1983 / David Bailey, Axton, VA / Honda
June 1, 1980 / Steve Wise, Pharr, TX / Honda
July 1, 1979 / Marty Tripes, Santee, TX / Honda
July 2, 1978 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
May 22, 1977 / Tony DiStefano, Morrisville, PA / Suzuki
April 28, 1974 / Ken Zahrt, Woodland Hills, CA / Bultaco
250 Class Stats
  • 2015 Overall Podium
  1. Jeremy Martin
  2. Zach Osborne
  3. Cooper Webb
  • There have been more 250 Class races than 450 Class races at RedBud.
  • The first 250 Class race held at RedBud was May 23, 1976. Bob Hannah won on a Yamaha.
  • This race marks the 36th time the gate will drop at RedBud for a 250 Class race.
  • Only eight riders in 36 seasons of 250 Class competition have won more than one race at RedBud.
  • Jeremy Martin will look to become the third rider in history to win three straight RedBud Nationals.
All-Time Wins at RedBud (Total Wins)
Jeff Emig (3)
Ryan Villopoto (3)
Blake Baggett (2)
Mark Barnett (2)
Ricky Carmichael (2)
Guy Cooper (2)
Micky Dymond (2)
Steve Lamson (2)
Jeremy Martin (2)
James Stewart (2)
All-Time Wins by Brand at RedBud (Last Win)
Kawasaki: 12 (2012)
Yamaha: 10 (2015)
Honda: 9 (2010)
Suzuki: 3 (1990)
KTM: 1 (2013)
First-Time Winners at RedBud
1992: Jeff Emig (Yamaha)
2010: Trey Canard (Honda)
Past Winners at RedBud
July 4, 2015 / Jeremy Martin, Millville, MN / Yamaha
July 5, 2014 / Jeremy Martin, Millville, MN / Yamaha
July 6, 2013 / Ken Roczen, Germany / KTM
July 7, 2012 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrance, Calif. / Kawasaki
July 2, 2011 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif. / Kawasaki
July 3, 2010 / Trey Canard, Shawnee, OK / Honda
July 4, 2009 / Jake Weimer, Rupert, ID / Kawasaki
July 6, 2008 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
July 1, 2007 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
July 2, 2006 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
July 3, 2005 / Grant Langston, South Africa / Kawasaki
July 4, 2004 / Michael Brown, Johnson City, TN / Yamaha
July 6, 2003 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 7, 2002 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 1, 2001 / Larry Ward, Florence, SD / Yamaha
July 2, 2000 / Stephane Roncada, France / Yamaha
July 4, 1999 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
July 5, 1998 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
July 6, 1997 / Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, LA / Yamaha
July 7, 1996 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
July 2, 1995 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
July 3, 1994 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Yamaha
July 4, 1993 / Jeff Emig, Highland Ranch, CA / Yamaha
July 5, 1992 / Jeff Emig, Highland Ranch, CA / Yamaha
July 7, 1991 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
July 8, 1990 / Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK / Suzuki
July 2, 1989 / George Holland, Kerman, CA / Honda
July 3, 1988 / Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK / Honda
July 5, 1987 / Micky Dymond, Yorba Linda, CA / Honda
July 6, 1986 / Micky Dymond, Yorba Linda, CA / Honda
July 7, 1985 / Ron Lechien, El Cajon, CA / Honda
July 1, 1984 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
July 3, 1983 / Johnny O’Mara, Simi Valley, CA / Honda
July 4, 1982 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
July 5, 1981 / Mark Barnett, Bridgeview, IL / Suzuki
May 23, 1976 / Bob Hannah, Whittier, CA / Yamaha
Additional Historical Statistics
All-Time 500cc Wins at RedBud
July 3, 1988 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
July 5, 1987 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
July 6, 1986 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
July 7, 1985 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
July 1, 1984 / David Bailey, Axton, VA / Honda
July 3, 1983 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
July 4, 1982 / Danny Chandler, Foresthill, CA / Honda
July 5, 1981 / Chuck Sun, Sherwood, OR / Honda
June 1, 1980 / Denny Swartz, Marietta, OH / Maico
July 1, 1979 / Danny LaPorte, Yucca Valley, CA / Suzuki
July 2, 1978 / Rick Burgett, Sandy, OR / Yamaha
April 28, 1974 / Mike Hartwig, Hadley, MI / Yamaha