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Monster Energy Supercross Historical Notes Package – Round 2 – PETCO Park – San Diego, CA

San Diego has been a championship staple for Monster Energy Supercross, spanning across four decades. “America’s Finest City” has hosted 35 races over the last 37 years, including two rounds last season.

The Military Appreciation Race has raised more than $100,000 for local non-profits supporting San Diego veterans and their families over the past four years. Much of the proceeds have come through the exclusive online auction featuring race-worn gear, which will commence on Sunday, January 15th.

The San Diego round of Monster Energy Supercross was hosted inside Qualcomm Stadium from 1980 until 2014, ultimately moving to Petco Park in the famed “Gaslamp District” downtown in 2015.

Petco Park might be the only stadium in the country with a historic landmark built into it. The Western Metal Supply building in left field was designated with this distinction by the city of San Diego in 1978 and arguably serves as the stadium’s most defining feature.

450SX Class Stats:

2016 Race 1 Podium:

1.Ryan Dungey

2.Chad Reed

3.Cole Seely

2016 Race 2 Podium:

1.Ryan Dungey

2.Cole Seely

3.Ken Roczen

The first 450SX Class race held in San Diego was on October 25, 1980 at Jack Murphy Stadium (now Qualcomm Stadium). Mike Bell won on a Yamaha en route to the championship.

Trey Canard emerged victorious in the first ever race at Petco Park on February 7, 2015, riding aboard a Honda.

Chad Reed is the proverbial “King of San Diego,” with an all-time record of six wins. He made his Monster Energy Supercross debut there in 1999 and now has the third-most starts in the history of the sport (204).

Ryan Dungey’s sweep of both races at Petco Park last season gave both he and KTM their first taste of victory in San Diego.

All-Time Wins in San Diego

Chad Reed – 6

Jeremy McGrath – 5

Rick Johnson – 3

James Stewart – 3

Ryan Dungey – 2

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)
KTM: 2 (2016)
Suzuki: 2 (2014)

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

2016 (2): Ryan Dungey, KTM

250SX Class Stats:

2016 Race 1 Podium:

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

2016 Race 2 Podium:

  1. Joey Savatgy
  2. Cooper Webb
  3. Christian Craig

The first 250SX Class race held in San Diego on January 26, 1985, was also the first race in the history of the division. Todd Campbell won the race on a Kawasaki, cementing his legacy as the inaugural 250SX Class winner.

Cooper Webb took the win at the first ever 250SX Class race at Petco Park on February 7, 2015, riding aboard a Yamaha.

A total of 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: 12 (2016)
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

2016 (2): Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki