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Monster Energy Supercross Historical Notes Package – Round 10 – Daytona International Speedway – Daytona Beach, FL

Daytona International Speedway hosted the first ever Monster Energy Supercross race in 1974 and is the only venue still present since the inception of the championship. It has been a part of all 44 supercross seasons, the only facility to hold that distinction.

Daytona actually predates the supercross championship, hosting its first Trans-AMA race in 1971 before being integrated into the first two seasons of the AMA Motocross Championship in 1972 & 1973.

Daytona is the only stop on the Monster Energy Supercross schedule that does not take place in a stadium. Instead it utilizes the racetrack’s massive tri-oval infield to create what riders often consider the most physically demanding track in the championship.

The Daytona Supercross is arguably the showcase spectacle of Daytona Bike Week, taking place alongside the legendary Daytona 200 road race in addition to several other racing and motorcycle celebration events throughout Daytona Beach.

450SX Class Stats: Daytona

2016 Podium:

  1. Eli Tomac
  2. Ryan Dungey
  3. Marvin Musquin

The first-ever supercross race in history was at Daytona on March 9, 1974. Pierre Karsmakers won on a Yamaha for his one and only 450SX Class win. He would become the inaugural Monster Energy Supercross Champion.

Over the 43 seasons of racing at Daytona there have been 22 different 450SX Class winners. Ricky Carmichael is the winningest rider in Daytona history with five wins.

In the four-plus decades that Daytona has hosted supercross there have been just three riders that have managed to take wins in both the 450SX and 250SX Class – Carmichael, Chad Reed, and James Stewart.

Honda is the winningest brand in Daytona history, capturing 16 wins in the 450SX Class. Although the brand hasn’t won since the 2008 season, holds a record-setting run of 11 straight wins from 1982-1992.

Kawasaki has been the most dominant brand of the current era at Daytona, winning six of the past 10 seasons, including four wins in five years with Ryan Villopoto from 2010-2014. Eli Tomac will chase back-to-back wins on Saturday.

All-Time Wins by Brand in Daytona (Last Win)

Honda: 16 (2008)

Kawasaki: 13 (2016)

Yamaha: 8 (2012)

Suzuki: 4 (2009)

Can-Am: 1 (1975)

KTM: 1 (2015)

All-Time Wins in Daytona (Wins)

Ricky Carmichael (5)

Jeff Stanton (4)

Ryan Villopoto (4)

Bob Hannah (3)

Mike Kiedrowski (3)

Jeremy McGrath (3)

Chad Reed (3)

Rick Johnson (2)

Darrell Shultz (2)

James Stewart (2)

Brand Sweeps in Daytona (450SX & 250SX)

1986: Honda – Rick Johnson & Keith Turpin

1991: Honda – Jeff Stanton & Brian Swink

1999: Yamaha – Jeremy McGrath & Ernesto Fonseca

2007: Kawasaki – James Stewart & Ben Townley

2008: Honda – Kevin Windham & Trey Canard

2010: Kawasaki – Ryan Villopoto & Christophe Pourcel

2011: Kawasaki – Ryan Villopoto & Blake Baggett

2014: Kawasaki – Ryan Villopoto & Blake Baggett

2015: KTM – Ryan Dungey & Marvin Musquin

Riders to Win in Both Classes in Daytona

Ricky Carmichael

Chad Reed

James Stewart

First-Time Winners in Daytona

1974: Pierre Karsmakers

1976: Tony DiStefano

1980: Rex Staten

1987: Rick Ryan

1993: Mike Kiedrowski

2000: Ricky Carmichael

Past Winners in Daytona

*1971: Gunnar Lindstrom – Husqvarna

*1972: Jimmy Weinert – Yamaha

*1973: Bob Grossi – Husqvarna

1974: Pierre Karsmakers – Yamaha

1975: Jimmy Ellis – Can-Am

1976: Tony DiStefano – Suzuki

1977: Bob Hannah – Yamaha

1978: Marty Tripes – Honda

1979: Jimmy Weinert – Kawasaki

1980: Rex Staten – Yamaha

1981: Darrell Shultz – Suzuki

1982: Darrell Shultz – Honda

1983: Bob Hannah – Honda

1984: David Bailey – Honda

1985: Bob Hannah – Honda

1986: Rick Johnson – Honda

1987: Rick Ryan – Honda

1988: Rick Johnson – Honda

1989: Jeff Stanton – Honda

1990: Jeff Stanton – Honda

1991: Jeff Stanton – Honda

1992: Jeff Stanton – Honda

1993: Mike Kiedrowski – Kawasaki

1994: Mike Kiedrowski – Kawasaki

1995: Mike Kiedrowski – Kawasaki

1996: Jeremy McGrath – Honda

1997: Jeff Emig – Kawasaki

1998: Jeremy McGrath – Yamaha

1999: Jeremy McGrath – Yamaha

2000: Ricky Carmichael – Kawasaki

2001: Ricky Carmichael – Kawasaki

2002: Ricky Carmichael – Honda

2003: Ricky Carmichael – Honda

2004: Chad Reed – Yamaha

2005: Chad Reed – Yamaha

2006: Ricky Carmichael – Suzuki

2007: James Stewart – Kawasaki

2008: Kevin Windham – Honda

2009: Chad Reed – Suzuki

2010: Ryan Villopoto – Kawasaki

2011: Ryan Villopoto – Kawasaki

2012: James Stewart – Yamaha

2013: Ryan Villopoto – Kawasaki

2014: Ryan Villopoto – Kawasaki

2015: Ryan Dungey – KTM

2016: Eli Tomac – Kawasaki

*Daytona Motocross (1971-1973)

250SX Class Stats: Daytona

2016 Podium:

  1. Jeremy Martin
  2. Justin Hill
  3. Martin Davalos

The first 250SX Class race held at Daytona was on March 6, 1985. Eddie Warren won aboard a Kawasaki en route to the first ever Eastern Regional title.

Parity has defined the 250SX Class at Daytona with 27 different winners in 32 seasons. No rider has ever won more than two races at Daytona, and only three have won over consecutive seasons – Travis Pastrana, Christophe Pourcel, and Brian Swink.

Winning at Daytona has led to the Eastern Regional title in 22 of 32 seasons (68%). It happened 20 times during the first 25 seasons, but has only occurred twice since 2011.
All-Time Wins by Brand in Daytona (Last Win)

Kawasaki: 10 (2014)

Suzuki: 8 (2001)

Honda: 6 (2012)

Yamaha: 5 (2016)

KTM: 3 (2015)

All-Time Wins in Daytona (Wins)

Blake Baggett (2)

Marvin Musquin (2)

Travis Pastrana (2)

Christophe Pourcel (2)

Brian Swink (2)

First-Time Winners in Daytona

1988: Todd DeHoop

2000: Travis Pastrana

2013: Marvin Musquin

Past Winners in Daytona

1985: Eddie Warren – Kawasaki

1986: Keith Turpin – Honda

1987: Ron Tichenor – Suzuki

1988: Todd DeHoop – Suzuki

1989: Damon Bradshaw – Yamaha

1990: Denny Stephenson – Suzuki

1991: Brian Swink – Honda

1992: Brian Swink – Suzuki

1993: Doug Henry – Honda

1994: Jimmy Button – Suzuki

1995: Tim Ferry – Suzuki

1996: Mickael Pichon – Kawasaki

1997: John Dowd – Yamaha

1998: Ricky Carmichael – Kawasaki

1999: Ernesto Fonseca – Yamaha

2000: Travis Pastrana – Suzuki

2001: Travis Pastrana – Suzuki

2002: Chad Reed – Yamaha

2003: Mike Brown – Kawsaki

2004: James Stewart – Kawasaki

2005: Josh Hansen – KTM

2006: Davi Millsaps – Honda

2007: Ben Townley – Kawasaki

2008: Trey Canard – Honda

2009: Christophe Pourcel – Kawasaki

2010: Christophe Pourcel – Kawasaki

2011: Blake Baggett – Kawasaki

2012: Justin Barcia – Honda

2013: Marvin Musquin – KTM

2014: Blake Baggett – Kawasaki

2015: Marvin Musquin – KTM

2016: Jeremy Martin – Yamaha