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Monster Energy Supercross Historical Notes Package – Race 16 – MetLife Stadium – East Rutherford, NJ

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Monster Energy Supercross first raced in East Rutherford from ‘87-’91 at the old Giants Stadium. It made its return 23 years later at MetLife Stadium in 2014.

Last season’s race at MetLife Stadium signified the first ever live broadcast of Monster Energy Supercross on FOX Broadcast Channel. The last two races of the 2016 season have been showcased on live network television on FOX, bringing the sport into millions of homes.

MetLife Stadium is the only NFL stadium to house two franchises, the New York Giants and New York Jets. It boasts the second-largest seating capacity of any NFL stadium and is the most expensive stadium ever built at $1.6 billion.

MetLife Stadium is one of 15 different stadiums in the history of the sport to host both Monster Energy Supercross and the Super Bowl.

450SX Class Stats

2015 Podium: Eli Tomac, Ryan Dungey, Cole Seely

This will be the eighth time the gate will drop for a 450SX Class race in East Rutherford.

The first 450SX Class race held in East Rutherford was on June 7, 1987. Rick Johnson won the race aboard a Honda.

There have been two different winners in the two Monster Energy Supercross races at MetLife Stadium. Eli Tomac will attempt to become the first repeat winner at the venue.

Honda won all five 450SX Class races held at Giants Stadium and one of two races at MetLife Stadium for a winning percentage of 85% in East Rutherford.

There have been five different winners in seven races in East Rutherford. Rick Johnson (1988), Jeff Stanton (1989), and Ryan Villopoto (2014) went on to win the championship.

Johnson and Stanton are both repeat winners in East Rutherford, with two wins apiece.

Honda and Kawasaki are the only brands to win in East Rutherford.

There has never been a first-time winner in East Rutherford, in either class.

All-Time Wins in East Rutherford

Rick Johnson – 2
Jeff Stanton – 2
Jean-Michel Bayle – 1
Eli Tomac – 1
Ryan Villopoto – 1

All-Time Wins by Brand in East Rutherford (Last Win)

Honda: 6 (2015)
Kawasaki: 1 (2014)

Brand Sweeps in East Rutherford

1991: Honda – Brian Swink and Jeff Stanton

Past Winners in East Rutherford

1987: Rick Johnson; Honda
1988: Rick Johnson; Honda
1989: Jeff Stanton; Honda
1990: Jean-Michel Bayle; Honda
1991: Jeff Stanton; Honda
2014: Ryan Villopoto; Kawasaki
2015: Eli Tomac; Honda

250SX Class Stats

2015 Podium: Marvin Musquin, Justin Bogle, Joey Savatgy

This will be the eighth time the gate will drop for a 250SX Class race in East Rutherford.

The first 250SX Class race held in East Rutherford was on June 7, 1987. Keith Turpin won on a Suzuki and missed out on winning the championship to Ron Tichenor by just one point.

There have been seven different winners in seven 250SX Class races in East Rutherford. With MetLife Stadium winners Justin Bogle and Marvin Musquin now in the 450SX Class, the division will welcome its eighth different winner in as many races.

The last five 250SX Class winners in East Rutherford have gone on to win the Eastern Regional Championship – Damon Bradshaw (1989), Denny Stephenson (1990), Brian Swink (1991), Justin Bogle (2014), and Marvin Musquin (2015).

Unlike the 450SX Class where only two brands have won, a total of four different brands have claimed victory in East Rutherford in the 250SX Class. Honda, Suzuki and Yamaha each have two wins apiece.

All-Time Wins in East Rutherford

Justin Bogle – 1
Damon Bradshaw – 1
Mike LaRocco – 1
Marvin Musquin – 1
Denny Stephenson – 1
Brian Swink – 1
Keith Turpin – 1

All-Time Wins by Brand in East Rutherford (Last Win)

Honda: 2 (2014)
Suzuki: 2 (1990)
Yamaha: 2 (1989)
KTM: 1 (2015)

Past Winners in East Rutherford

1987: Keith Turpin; Suzuki
1988: Mike LaRocco; Yamaha
1989: Damon Bradshaw; Yamaha
1990: Denny Stephenson; Suzuki
1991: Brian Swink; Honda
2014: Justin Bogle; Honda
2015: Marvin Musquin; KTM