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Red Bull Southwick Historical Package

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  • The Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship makes its anticipated return to Southwick, bringing the world’s most prestigious championship back to New England for the first time since 2013.
  • The Wick 338, formerly known as Moto-X 338, is the one and only sand track in Pro Motocross.
  • This season commemorates 40 years since Southwick made its Pro Motocross debut in 1976.
  • For the first time since 2005 the track layout will flow in a counter-clockwise direction, the original direction the track started with. It ran clockwise from 2006-2013.
  • Due to its unique challenge as the only sand track, Southwick has produced some of the most unique winners in Pro Motocross history. Four riders have earned their one and only victory at The Wick.
450 Class Stats
  • 2013 Overall Podium:
  1. Ryan Dungey
  2. Ryan Villopoto
  3. Justin Barcia
  • The first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race held at Southwick was June 6, 1976. Pierre Karsmakers won on a Honda for his final Pro Motocross victory in the premier division.
  • This will be the 36th time the gate will drop for a 450 Class race at The Wick 338.
  • Ricky Carmichael was the king of Southwick throughout the 2000’s, winning eight straight years from ‘00-’07, making him the winningest rider at The Wick.
  • Carmichael earned the first of 76 career 450 Class wins at Southwick in 2000.
  • Four riders earned their final Pro Motocross win in the premier class at Southwick. Four riders have also earned their first 450 Class victory at The Wick. Matt Goerke’s and Brett Metcalfe’s lone wins came at Southwick.
  • Local legend John Dowd is one of six riders to win at The Wick in both classes, but has the distinction of earning his 450 Class win first (’97) and his 250 Class win second (’98).
  • Dowd made history at Southwick in 2009 when he became the oldest rider in history to finish on the overall podium at the age of 44.
All-Time Wins at The Wick (Total Wins)
Ricky Carmichael (8)
Jeff Stanton (4)
Ryan Dungey (3)
Kent Howerton (3)
Rick Johnson (2)
All-Time Wins by Brand at The Wick (Last Win)
Honda: 14 (2004)
Suzuki: 8 (2011)
Kawasaki: 6 (2008)
Yamaha: 5 (2009)
KTM: 2 (2013)
Brand Sweeps at The Wick (450 Class & 250 Class)
1978: Yamaha – Bob Hannah & Broc Glover
1987: Honda – Rick Johnson & Micky Dymond
1989: Honda – Jeff Stanton & Jeff Ward
1990: Honda – Jeff Stanton & Jean-Michel Bayle
1996: Yamaha – Doug Henry & John Dowd
2008: Kawasaki – James Stewart & Ryan Villopoto
2015: Yamaha – Justin Barcia & Jeremy Martin
First-Time Winners at The Wick
1995: Jeff Emig (Yamaha)
2000: Ricky Carmichael (Kawasaki)
2009: Matt Goerke (Yamaha)
2011: Brett Metcalfe (Suzuki)
Riders to Win at The Wick in Both Classes (Years Won)
Ricky Carmichael (250 Class ‘97 / 450 Class ‘00)
John Dowd (250 Class ‘98 / 450 Class ‘97)
Doug Henry (250 Class ‘93 / 450 Class ‘98)
Mike Kiedrowski (250 Class ‘91 / 450 Class ‘93)
James Stewart (250 Class ‘04 / 450 Class ‘08)
Past Winners at The Wick
August 29, 2013 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / KTM
August 11, 2012 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / KTM
August 27, 2011 / Brett Metcalfe, Australia / Suzuki
August 28, 2010 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
August 29, 2009 / Matt Goerke, Lake Helen, FL / Yamaha
August 24, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
June 10, 2007 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
June 11, 2006 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
June 12, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
June 13, 2004 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
June 8, 2003 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
June 9, 2002 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
June 10, 2001 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
June 11, 2000 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
June 13, 1999 / Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, GA / Honda
June 14, 1998 / Doug Henry, Oxford, CT / Yamaha
June 22, 1997 / John Dowd, Chicopee, MA / Yamaha
June 23, 1996 / Jeremy McGrath, Menifee, CA / Honda
June 25, 1995 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Yamaha
June 26, 1994 / Mike LaRocco, South Bend, IN / Kawasaki
May 2, 1993 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
May 17, 1992 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
August 4, 1991 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
July 22, 1990 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
May 21, 1989 / Jeff Stanton, Sherwood, MI / Honda
May 22, 1988 / Jeff Ward, Mission Viejo, CA / Kawasaki
May 17, 1987 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
May 18, 1986 / Rick Johnson, El Cajon, CA / Honda
May 16, 1982 / Donnie Hansen, Canyon Country, CA / Honda
May 17, 1981 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
May 18, 1980 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
May 20, 1979 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
May 7, 1978 / Bob Hannah, Whittier, CA / Yamaha
May 1, 1977 / Marty Smith, San Diego, CA / Honda
June 6, 1976 / Pierre Karsmakers, Holland / Honda
250 Class Stats
  • 2013 Overall Podium:
  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Ken Roczen
  3. Zach Osborne
  • The first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250 Class race held at Southwick was May 7, 1978. Broc Glover won on a Yamaha.
  • This will be the 31st time the gate will drop for a 250 Class race at The Wick.
  • Seven riders have won multiple 250 Class races at Southwick, five of who did so consecutively: Broc Glover (‘78 & ‘80), Doug Henry (‘93-‘94), Steve Lamson (‘95-‘96), Travis Pastrana (‘00-‘01), and Tyla Rattray (‘10-‘11).
  • No rider has ever won more than two 250 Class races at The Wick.
  • 2000 Pro Motocross 250 Class Champion Travis Pastrana’s first and last career wins came at Southwick.
  • Honda and Kawasaki have won the last 10 races at The Wick with nine different winners. Kawasaki has earned victory in seven of those races.
  • The 250 Class has featured 23 different winners over the last 30 races at Southwick.
  • Seven riders earned their first career Pro Motocross win at The Wick. Craig Anderson and Danny Smith secured their lone victories at Southwick.
  • The Wick is one of just two tracks on the Pro Motocross schedule that KTM has failed to win at in the 250 Class.
All-Time Wins at The Wick (Total Wins)
Ricky Carmichael (2)
Broc Glover (2)
Doug Henry (2)
Steve Lamson (2)
Travis Pastrana (2)
Tyla Rattray (2)
Larry Ward (2)
All-Time Wins by Brand at The Wick (Last Win)
Honda: 11 (2013)
Kawasaki: 10 (2012)
Yamaha: 5 (2003)
Suzuki: 4 (2002)
First-Time Winners at The Wick
1986: Keith Bowen (Yamaha)
1989: Larry Ward (Honda)
1998: John Dowd (Yamaha)
2000: Travis Pastrana (Suzuki)
2002: Danny Smith (Suzuki)
2003: Craig Anderson (Suzuki)
2009: Justin Barcia (Honda)
Past Winners at The Wick
June 29, 2013 / Eli Tomac, Cortez, CO / Honda
August 11, 2012 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, CA / Kawasaki
August 27, 2011 / Tyla Rattray, South Africa / Kawasaki
August 28, 2010 / Tyla Rattray, South Africa / Kawasaki
August 29, 2009 / Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, GA / Honda
August 24, 2008 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
June 10, 2007 / Ben Townley, New Zealand / Kawasaki
June 11, 2006 / Andrew Short, Murrieta, CA / Honda
June 12, 2005 / Grant Langston, South Africa / Kawasaki
June 13, 2004 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
June 8, 2003 / Craig Anderson, Corona, CA / Yamaha
June 9, 2002 / Danny Smith, Middleton, ID / Suzuki
June 10, 2001 / Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, MD / Suzuki
June 11, 2000 / Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, MD / Suzuki
June 13, 1999 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
June 14, 1998 / John Dowd, Chicopee, MA / Yamaha
June 22, 1997 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
June 23, 1996 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
June 25, 1995 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
June 26, 1994 / Doug Henry, Oxford, CT / Honda
May 2, 1993 / Doug Henry, Oxford, CT / Honda
May 17, 1992 / Larry Ward, Society Hill, SC / Suzuki
August 4, 1991 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
July 22, 1990 / Jean-Michel Bayle, France / Honda
May 21, 1989 / Larry Ward, Society Hill, SC / Honda
May 22, 1988 / George Holland, Kerman, CA / Honda
May 17, 1987 / Micky Dymond, Yorba Linda, CA / Honda
May 18, 1986 / Keith Bowen, Auburn Hills, CA / Yamaha
May 18, 1980 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
May 7, 1978 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
Additional Historical Statistics
All-Time 500cc Wins at The Wick
May 16, 1982 / Kent Howerton, San Antonio, TX / Suzuki
May 17, 1981 / Broc Glover, El Cajon, CA / Yamaha
May 20, 1979 / Danny LaPorte, Yucca Valley, CA / Suzuki