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True Value Thunder Valley Historical Package

True Value Thunder Valley National
Thunder Valley MX Park – Lakewood, Colorado
Saturday, June 4

Thunder Valley MX Park is entering its second decade as a National, debuting in 2005, and serves as the home race for popular Colorado natives Eli Tomac and Andrew Short.
The mile-high altitude of Thunder Valley provides one of the most unique and challenging settings in Pro Motocross, as the thinner air forces both the rider and bike to work harder.
Thunder Valley will always be a landmark venue thanks to hosting the first professional motocross race at night back in 2008. James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto won the historic event.
Thunder Valley was the last U.S. venue to host the Motocross of Nations back in 2010, where Team USA won its sixth straight title with Ryan Dungey, Trey Canard, and Andrew Short.

450 Class Stats
2015 Overall Podium:
Ryan Dungey
Ken Roczen
Blake Baggett

The first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race held at Thunder Valley was on July 24, 2005. Ricky Carmichael won on a Suzuki en route to winning the title.

Six different riders have won in 11 races at Thunder Valley. Dungey, Ricky Carmichael, and James Stewart are the only multi-time winners, each doing so consecutively.

Dungey is the winningest rider in Thunder Valley history with four 450 Class wins in six starts. He went winless in the 250 Class in three attempts.

Dungey is the only rider to win on two different brands of motorcycles at Thunder Valley (KTM & Suzuki). Ken Roczen has the opportunity to join him after winning on a KTM in 2014.

Dungey gave KTM its first 450 Class win at Thunder Valley in 2012. He’s won 25 of the brand’s 30 premier class victories.

A Colorado native has never won in the 450 Class.

Ivan Tedesco and Ryan Villopoto are the only riders to win in both classes at Thunder Valley. Blake Baggett, Justin Barcia, Christophe Pourcel, and Eli Tomac could join this elite group as former 250 Class winners.

Both of Ivan Tedesco’s first career wins in both the 450 Class and 250 Class came at Thunder Valley, his adopted home race. It’s also the site of his final Pro Motocross win.

The rider to win at Thunder Valley has gone on to win the 450 Class title in eight of 11 seasons, including each of the last four years.

All-Time Wins at Thunder Valley (Total Wins)
Ryan Dungey (4)
Ricky Carmichael (2)
James Stewart (2)

All-Time Wins by Brand at Thunder Valley (Last Win)
Suzuki: 4 (2011)
Kawasaki: 3 (2013)
KTM: 3 (2015)
Honda: 1 (2009)

First-Time Winners at Thunder Valley
2009: Ivan Tedesco (Honda)

Brand Sweeps at Thunder Valley (450 Class & 250 Class)
2007: Kawasaki – James Stewart & Ben Townley
2008: Kawasaki – James Stewart & Ryan Villopoto

Riders to Win at Thunder Valley in Both Classes (Years Won)
Ivan Tedesco (250 Class ‘05 / 450 Class ‘09)
Ryan Villopoto (250 Class ‘06 / 450 Class ‘13)

Past Winners at Thunder Valley
May 30, 2015 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / KTM
June 7, 2014 / Ken Roczen, Germany / KTM
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 Stats
2015 Overall Podium:
Jeremy Martin
Zach Osborne
Adam Cianciarulo
The first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 250 Class race held at Thunder Valley was on July 24, 2005. Ivan Tedesco earned his first career win aboard a Kawasaki and went on to win the title.

There have been nine different 250 Class winners at Thunder Valley in 11 seasons. Only Blake Baggett and Ryan Villopoto earned multiple wins. Jeremy Martin will look to join them.

There has been a different winner in each of the past four seasons. No rider has ever won back-to-back seasons at Thunder Valley.

Kawasaki has won eight of the 11 races (72%) at Thunder Valley, including the first seven from ‘05-‘11. Honda was the only other brand to win until Yamaha claimed victory last season.

Eli Tomac’s 2013 victory is the only time a Colorado native has won at Thunder Valley, in either class.

The 250 Class winner at Thunder Valley has gone on to win the title just four times in 11 seasons.

All-Time Wins at Thunder Valley (Total Wins)
Blake Baggett (2)
Ryan Villopoto (2)

All-Time Wins by Brand at Thunder Valley (Last Win)
Kawasaki: 8 (2014)
Honda: 2 (2013)
Yamaha: 1 (2015)

First-Time Winners at Thunder Valley
2005: Ivan Tedesco (Kawasaki)
2009: Jake Weimer (Kawasaki)

Past Winners at Thunder Valley
May 30, 2015 / Jeremy Martin, Millville, MN / Yamaha
June 7, 2014 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, CA / Kawasaki
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