#229: How many races did Jeremy McGrath win during his 250 Supercross career?
Check back tomorrow for the answer!
#228: How many AMA 250 Supercross Championships did Jeremy McGrath win?
Seven – 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999 and 2000
#227: What year did Jeremy McGrath win his first 250 Supercross Championship?
1993, winning five races that season.
#226: What year did Jeremy McGrath win his first 125 West Coast Supercross Championship?
1991 – winning five races that season, he followed it up the next year winning the 1992 125 West Coast Supercross Championship as well.
#225: What year did Jeremy McGrath win his first supercross race?
His first supercross win was in 1990 at Las Vegas.
#224: At what age did Jeremy McGrath start racing motocross?
He started racing at age 15.
#223: What year did Travis Pastrana complete the first ever double back flip at the X-Games?
2006, scoring the high best trick ever, with a 98.6, at the X Games.
#222: Who won the X Games first ever MotoX Freestyle event at the 1999 X Games?
Travis Pastrana. Travis scored the highest-ever Freestyle run with a score of 99.00 points.
#221: Who won the 1st ever 250 two-stroke competition at the 2017 Red Bull Straight Rhythm competition and who did they defeat in the final round?
Gared (Stank Dog) Steinke defeated Ryan Villopoto to win the 250 two-stoke class title in 2017.
#220: The 2017 Red Bull Straight Rhythm included a 3rd class – what was it?
The 250 two-stroke class.
#219: What teammates raced for the Lites class title of the Red Bull Straight Rhythm in 2017?
Shane McElrath and Sean Cantrell, McElrath went on to win the Lites title.
#218: Who won the Open class of the Red Bull Straight Rhythm in 2017?
#217: Who defeated the fastest qualifier of the Open class in 2017 during round two of the Red Bull Straight Rhythm?
Ronnie Mac. Mac won the first race in the best of three, Ryan Sipes (the fastest Open class qualifier) came back in the 2nd race but Mac took Sipes out in the 3rd round defeating Sipes to advance to the next round.
#216: Who did Marvin Musquin have to defeat to win the 2016 Red Bull Straight Rhythm Open class title in 2016?
#215: Who won the Open class of the Red Bull Straight Rhythm in 2016?
#214: In 2016 who raced Jordon Smith in an attempt to get to the semi finals in the Lites class of Red Bull Straight Rhythm?
Ronnie Mac – Jordon Smith won the heat but was taken out by Shane McElrath in the next round. McElrath went on to win the Lites class in 2016.
#213: Which rider crashed hard in his Lites heat of the Red Bull Straight Rhythm and was taken away by ambulance in 2015 as a precaution advancing Jordon Smith?
#212: What year did James Stewart (Open) and Malcolm Stewart (Lites) both claim the victory in the Red Bull Straight Rhythm competition?
#211: What two brothers battled during the 2014 Red Bull Straight Rhythm?
James and Malcolm Stewart
#210: What did Travis Pastrana do in the middle of his battle with Josh Hansen in 2014?
Travis did a back-flip in the middle of his battle.
#209: Who were the winners in each class of the very first Red Bull Straight Rhythm competition in 2014?
In the Open class James Stewart took the top spot on the podium and in the 250 class Marvin Musquin took the number one spot in 2014.
#208: How long has the Red Bull Straight Rhythm competition been in existence?
The first Red Bull Straight Rhythm took place in October of 2014.
#207: How much money does the overall winner win if he does not win all three races of the Monster Energy Cup?
#206: Which rider won both the U.S. Open race and a Monster Energy Cup race?
#205: How many million dollar winners have there been since the MEC’s inception in 2011?
Three: Ryan Villopoto (2011), Marvin Musquin (2017) and Eli Tomac (2018)
#204: When the U.S. Open changed to the Monster Energy Cup who won the million dollars the very first time the format changed to the MEC?
#203: Did Jeremy McGrath ever win the U.S. Open?
Jeremy never won a U.S. Open race.
#202: How many times did James Stewart win the U.S. Open?
James won the U.S. Open three times, 2006, 2008-2009.
#201: What did Ricky Carmichael do in 2001 at the U.S. Open to warrant boos from the crowd?
During the opening ceremonies he was lowered from the ceiling wearing a crown and holding a scepter. The crowd deemed it a cheap shot at the King, Jeremy McGrath and they showed their displeasure.
#200: How many times did Ricky Carmichael win the U.S. Open?
Ricky Carmichael won the U.S. Open three times 2000-2001 & 2005.
#199: Jeff Emig won the 1999 U.S. Open. What was his famous quote after winning the event?
“Winning this race is a whole lot better than being in jail.” Emig was arrested in late August of ’99 in Lake Havasu which led to him losing his ride with Team Kawasaki.
#198: Who won the first U.S. Open in 1998?
Damon Huffman won the first U.S. Open. Huffman won two 125cc West championships (1995-1996) and won the 250SX main event at Atlanta in 1997. Huffman raced professionally from 1992-2005, competing in both SX and MX during his career.
#197: Prior to the Monster Energy Cup what was the off season SX race called that was held during October in Las Vegas?
The US Open was the predecessor to the Monster Energy Cup. Started in 1998 by race promoter Eric Peronnard, it boasted $100,000 payday for the winner and a small track within the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
#196: Which team dominated MXON from 1969-1980?
Belgium dominated MXON from 1969-1980.
#195: Which team dominated the MXON from 1947-1968?
Great Britain dominated thru 1967 taking 15 victories in the span of 20 years.
#194: What team won the inaugural Motocross Of Nations?
Great Britain won the inaugural MXON in 1947 at Wassenaar with Bill Nicholson, Bob Ray and Fred Rist.
#193: What country is the defending MXON winner?
Team France are the defending champions – winning the MXON in 2017 at Matterley Basin with Gautier Paulin, Christophe Charlier and Romain Febvre.
#192: How many times has the winner of the 450MX class at Ironman gone on to win the title?
Three times the 450MX winner has won the championship. Ken Roczen (2014 and 2016) Ryan Dungey (2015)
#191: How many brand sweeps have there been at Ironman to date?
There have been two brand sweeps since 2014 – In 2014 Ken Roczen(450) and Marvin Musquin(250) won on a KTM and in 2018 Justin Barcia(450) and Aaron Plessinger(250) won on a Yamaha.
#190: Which brand and or brands are the only not to yet win Ironman in the 250 class?
Honda and Suzuki are the only brands that have not won yet in the 250 class at Ironman.
#189: Which rider/riders in the 250 class has won at Ironman and went on to win the championship title?
Zach Osborne and Aaron Plessinger are the only two to win at Ironman in the 250 class and win the championship the same year.
#188: Which MX class has had no repeat winners at Ironman?
The 250MX class has had a different winner each year since the year the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross has been going to the track.
#187: Ironman Raceway is the only track on the Pro MX championship that had a pair of international winners(450/250 class) in during its inaugural season. Who were they?
Ken Roczen (450MX) and Marvin Musquin (250MX) won the inaugural race at Ironman in 2014.
#186: How many riders have gone 1-1 for the overall in the 450 class at Ironman since the inaugural race?
Two riders have gone 1-1 in the 450 class to take the overall. Ken Roczen in 2016 and Jeffrey Herlings in 2017.
#185: What track holds the distinction of being the youngest track on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross circuit?
Ironman is the youngest track on the circuit. It opened in 2014.
#184: Which riders have won in both classes at Budds Creek?
Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart are the only two riders to win in both classes at Budds Creek.
#183: Who won the first 250 class race held at Budds Creek in 1989?
Mike Kiedrowski was the winner of the inaugural 250 class race at Budds Creek, he went on to win the title that year.
#182: Who leads the all-time win list at Budds Creek for the premiere class?
Ricky Carmichael has the most wins in the premiere class at Budds Creek with 8, followed by Ryan Dungey (4), Jeremy McGrath (2), and Chad Reed (2).
#181: What year was the first 450MX race at Budds Creek and who won that race?
The first 450 class race was held on May 22, 1994 at Budds Creek. Mike LaRocco won on his Kawasaki and also went on to win the title that year.
#180: How many years has the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series been going to Budds Creek?
Budds Creek has hosted the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series for 29 Years.
#179: How many international winners have there been in the 450 class at Budds Creek?
There have been just two international winners in the 450 class at Budds Creek: Chad Reed (2009 & 2011) and Ken Roczen (2016)
#178: Who is the first rider in history to win back-to-back races at Unadilla riding a 250?
Guy Cooper was the first to win back-to-back races at Unadilla in 1990 and 1991. The 1991 victory was the last of his career.
#177: Which rider has the most wins at Unadilla in the 250 Class?
James Stewart has 3 wins in the 250 Class at Unadilla making him the rider with the most 250 wins at Unadilla.
#176: What track held the first Motocross of Nations on US soil?
Unadilla held the first ever Motocross of Nations in 1987 on United States soil.
#175: What iconic obstacles is Unadilla known for?
Unadilla is known for obstacles like Gravity Cavity, The Wall and Skyshot.
#174: What GP rider competed at Unadilla in the premier class in Pro MX for one race and went 2-2 on the day finishing 2nd overall?
In 2010 Clement Desalle, a GP rider, finished 2nd overall in his one race in the Pro MX series besting James Stewart (3-35). Ryan Dungey went 1-1 on the day for the overall.
#173: Where did Travis Pastrana’s last victory come as a Pro MX rider?
Unadilla was where Travis Pastrana last won a Pro National MX race. It was also the last time he won in either MX or SX. The year was 2001 – Travis won the first 125 moto convincingly and was leading moto two when on the last lap he crashed hard and was knocked unconscious.
#172: In what year and what race was the rivalry born between James Stewart and Chad Reed?
The rivalry between James Stewart and Chad Reed started at Unadilla in 2002 when after Chad had voiced his opinion about getting bad starts stating they were why James was able to finish ahead of him during the season. After which James slowed down at the Unadilla race allowing Reed to pass him then Stewart proceeded to pass him and then went 1-1 for the overall.
#171: Who won the first National race at Unadilla?
Unadilla’s first Pro National race was won by Gary Jones on a Yamaha.
#170: What year did Unadilla hold it’s first National race?
1972 was the first National race at Unadilla.
#169: How long has MX been raced at Unadilla? (Hint it was before the sport gained popularity in the USA)
Motocross has been raced at Unadilla since 1969.
#168: Ryan Dungey’s first Pro MX win came at which track?
Ryan Dungey’s first Pro MX win came at Washougal on a 250 in 2008.
#167: Who is the winningest rider in Washougal history?
Ryan Dungey is the winningest rider at Washougal 5 victories in 6 attempts.
All-Time Wins at Washougal (Total Wins)
Ryan Dungey – 5
Ricky Carmichael – 4
Rick Johnson – 2
Mike LaRocco – 2
James Stewart – 2
Kevin Windham – 2
#166: How many times has the winner of the 450 race at Washougal gone on to win the title?
The 450MX winner at Washougal has gone on to win the title 15 times in 27 seasons.
#165: Who won the first 450 class race at Washougal?
Rick Johnson won the first 450 class Pro MX race on a Yamaha – August 14, 1983.
#164: There has been only 1 native to win at Washougal in either class, who was it?
Ryan Villopoto is the only native to ever win at Washougal – it was the only time he won there and it was his 5th attempt (2013).
#163: How many international winners have there been at Washougal since its first Pro MX race?
In 37 seasons of Pro MX racing at Washougal there have only been 4 international winners total (in both classes): Ben Townley (’07 in 250s), Chad Reed (’09 in 450s) and Marvin Musquin in ’14 & ’17 – 250 then 450 class)
#162: Which iconic obstacles is the Washougal MX track known?
Horsepower Hill and the legendary whoops section prior to the finish line are what Washougal is known for.
#161: How long has Washougal hosted a round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship series?
1980 was the first year that Washougal hosted a Pro MX race making it the longest-running Motorsports event in the Pacific Northwest.
#160: How many international winners have there been in the 250 class at Spring Creek?
There have only been 2 international winners in the 250 Class: Grant Langston and Tyla Rattray.
#159: Who’s one and only win came at Spring Creek on a 250?
Nick Wey’s one and only career Pro MX win came at Spring Creek in 1999.
#158: How many brand sweeps have there been at Spring Creek (450 & 250) to date?
There have been 6 brand sweeps at Spring Creek the last one in 2009.
2009: Suzuki – Chad Reed & Ryan Dungey
2006: Suzuki – Ricky Carmichael & Broc Hepler
1998: Kawasaki – Jeff Emig & Ricky Carmichael
1997: Kawasaki – Jeff Emig & Ricky Carmichael
1995: Kawasaki – Mike Kiedrowski & Robbie Reynard
1985: Honda – Bob Hannah & Ron Lechien
#157: Who is the all-time winningest 450 rider in Spring Creek history?
Ricky Carmichael has 8 wins at Spring Creek in the premier class of MX making him the winningest rider at Millville.
#156: How many 450 international winners have there been at Spring Creek since holding Pro MX races?
There have been 4 international winners in the 450 class at Spring Creek since it first began holding Pro MX races: Greg Albertyn, Chad Reed, Ken Roczen and Marvin Musquin.
#155: Who is the only rider to win on a 450 at Spring Creek and follow it up the next year winning on 250?
Ron Lechien is the only rider in Spring Creek history to win on a 450 and follow it up with a win on a 250 the following year.
#154: Which rider is the only rider to get his inaugural 450 race victory at Spring Creek?
Eli Tomac is the only rider to win his inaugural 450 win at Spring Creek to date.
#153: Which rider has an undefeated record at Spring Creek?
Ricky Carmichael won every race (8) and every moto (16) from 2000-2007. It was also the track of Ricky’s 76th and final Pro MX win.
#152: How many different winners have there been in the 450 Class at Millville?
There have been 13 different winners in the 450 class at Millville.
#151: What 3 obstacles is Spring Creek known for ?
“Holy Schmit” jump (named for late local legend Donny Schmit), “Mount Martin” and a legendary sand whoops section.
#150: Who won the first Pro 450 MX race at Millville (Spring Creek)?
Bob Hannah won the inaugural 450 race at Millville on a Honda.
#149: How long has Spring Creek been hosting a Lucas Oil Pro MX event?
Spring Creek has hosted a Pro MX event since 1983.
#148: What pro rider(s) parents own the Spring Creek track and Millville, MN?
Alex & Jeremy Martin’s parents own the Spring Creek (Millville) MX track.
#147: The first 250 class race was held at RedBud in 1976, who won that race?
Bob Hannah won the first 250 Pro Motocross race at RedBud on his Yamaha
#146: Who has the most wins at RedBud on a 450?
With 7 wins (2001 – 2007) Ricky Carmichael has the most wins at RedBud in the 450 class.
#145: Who is the only pro rider to ever win in 3 classes at RedBud?
Jeff Ward won in the 125cc class in 1984, 250cc in 1990 and a 500cc in 1988. All on a Kawasaki.
#144: Who won the first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race at RedBud in 1974?
Kenny Zahrt (aka Zahrt the Dart) won the first race at RedBud in 1974 on a Bultaco. It was the last pro race won on a Bultaco motorcycle.
#143: How many international winners have there been across both classes since 1974 at RedBud’s Pro MX event?
There have only been 5 international winners since 1974 across both classes:
Grant Langston, Chad Reed, Ken Roczen Stephane Roncada and Sebastien Tortelli. Ken Roczen is the only on to win in both classes.
#142: What is RedBud best known for?
RedBud is best known for its 120 foot uphill triple known as Loracco’s Leap. It was named for a local hero and Hall of Famer Mike LaRocco.
#141: How many years has RedBud hosted the National MX race closest to the 4th of July Celebration?
This year’s RedBud race will mark the 45th year it has hosted the race closest to the July 4th celebration.
#140: How many years did Broc Glover defend his 125cc championship title?
Glover defended his 125cc title in 1978 and 1979, making him a 3x 125cc National Champion.
#139: What did Broc Glover do in his first full year riding professionally?
Broc Glover won the 125cc National Championship in his first full year as a professional in 1977.
#138: What year was the first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 250 Class race held at Southwick?
In 1978 the first 250 MX race was held at Southwick and it was won by Broc Glover of San Diego, CA, on a Yamaha
#137: Who is the oldest rider to ever finish on the overall podium in a National MX race?
In 2009 at 44 John Dowd finished on the overall podium at Southwick making him the oldest ever to do so in National MX history.
#136: Who is the winningest 450 rider in “The Wicks” history?
Ricky Carmichael won 8 consecutive years from 2000-2007 making him the winningest rider in the 450 class at Southwick.
#135: Who won the inaugural Southwick race in 1976?
Pierre Karsmakers of Holland won the 1st Southwick National on his Honda. It was his final Pro Motocross victory in the premier class.
#134: What is Southwick known for?
Southwick is know to be the only Pro MX race on the circuit that is a sand track.
#133: What year did Southwick first make its appearance on the Pro MX schedule?
Southwick made its debut on the Pro MX schedule in 1976.
#132: How many different overall winners have there been at Muddy Creek in the 250 class?
There have been 5 different overall winners in the 250 class since Muddy Creek’s first Pro MX race: Marvin Musquin (2013), Cooper Webb (2014 & 2016), Jeremy Martin (2015), Aaron Plessinger (2017) and Shane McElrath (2018).
#131: How many different overall winners have there been at Muddy Creek in the 450 class?
Just 3 riders have won the overall in the 450 class since 2013 at Muddy Creek: Ryan Dungey (2013 & 2015), Ken Roczen (2014 & 2016) & Eli Tomac (2017 & 2018)
#130: How many times has a rider swept the motos at Muddy Creek, in both classes?
There has only been one sweep of a 1-1 finish since Muddy Creek’s debut. In 2016, Ken Roczen swept the event after going 1-1 in the 450 class.
#129: Who won that inaugural race at Muddy Creek?
Ryan Dungey won the first Muddy Creek race, in 2013.
#128: What year did the inaugural Muddy Creek National of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series take place?
Muddy Creek’s inaugural race took place on June 1, 2013.
#127: Which rider won every premier-class event at High Point from 2002 to 2007?
Ricky Carmichale won every 450 race at High Point from 2002 to 2007.
#126: What bike was David Vuillemin riding when he won his first outdoor race in the 250 class?
Vuillemin was riding a Yamaha when he won his first 250 outdoor race in 2000 at High Point.
#125: What year did Travis Pastrana win his first moto of his career at High Point?
Travis Pastrana won his first moto in 2000.
#124: Who gate KTM their first National win in the U.S. at High Point? (Riding a 125, in 2000)
Kelly Smith took the 125 overall to deliver KTM their first National win in the U.S.
#123: Who won the first National held at High Point?
Tony DiStefano won the first High Point National on a Suzuki.
#122: What does High Point boast for spectators?
High Point’s big drawing point for spectators is that they can see nearly 100% of the track from almost any vantage point due to the track’s amphitheater-like setting.
#121: How many years has High Point hosted the Red Bull High Point National?
High Point has hosted this round of Pro Motocross for 42 years.
#120: What team does Jeremy Martin ride for now?
Jeremy Martin currently rides for the Geico Honda Racing Team
#119: Who did Jeremy Martin ride for while winning his two MX tittles?
Jeremy rode for Star Racing Yamaha when he won his two 250MX National titles.
#118: How many National MX titles has Jeremy Martin won?
Jeremy has won two 250MX National titles, in 2014 and 2015.
#117: What race track is owned by the Martin family? (Jeremy and Alex Martin’s family)
Jeremy and Alex’s parents own the track at Spring Creek in Millville.
#116: Where and when did Eli Tomac win his first 450MX race?
Eli won his first race in the 450 class at the Spring Creek national in Millville, Minnesota in 2014.
#115: What year did Eli Tomac begin his professional career?
Eli turned pro in 2010.
#114: Where is Eli Tomac from?
Tomac is from (insert deep Supercross opening ceremonies voice here) Cortez, Colorado.
#113: What year did Thunder Valley host the first ever national under the lights and whoo won?
The first ever national under the lights at Thunder Valley was held in 2008, when James Stewart took the win.
#112: Who took the very first win at Thunder Valley?
Ricky Carmichael won the very first Thunder Valley race in the 250MX class. He went 1-1 that day to win the first overall as well.
#111: What year did Thunder Valley first appear on the Pro Motocross schedule?
2005 was the first year Thunder Valley hosted a Pro Motocross race.
#110: Who has won the past two 250MX nationals at Thunder Valley?
Joey Savatgy has won the past two nationals in the 250 class at Thunder Valley.
#109: Which rider won an MX2 class race at Thunder Valley during the 2010 MX of Nations?
Ken Roczen won the MX2 class for Team Germany.
#108: How many riders have won in both the 250 and 450 class at Thunder Valley?
Only 3 riders have won in both classes at Thunder Valley: Blake Baggett, Ryan Villopoto, and Ivan “Hot Sauce” Tedesco.
#107: Who has the most 450MX wins at Thunder Valley?
Ryan Dungey has 4 national 450MX wins at Thunder Valley, the most of any rider.
#106: How many 450 riders have won multiple times at Glen Helen?
Only 4 riders have won multiple 450 races at Glen Helen: Rick Carmichael, James Stewart, Ryan Dungey, and Eli Tomac.
#105: At what race was Ryan Dungey’s last overall win in Pro Motocross?
Ryan Dungey won his last Pro Motocross overall at Glen Helen in 2016 after going 1-2. Ryan won three times at Glen Helen during his pro career – twice in the 450 class and once in the 250 class.
#104: Who won the first ever Lucas Oil Pro Motocross race at Glen Helen?
Mike LaRocco won the first race at Glen Helen on a Kawasaki 450 machine. It was his first career 450 victory and the first and only single-moto National in the history of the series.
#103: What year did Glen Helen host its first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championship race?
August 1, 1993 was the date of the first ever Lucas Oil Pro Motocross race at Glen Helen.
#102:Who was the first 450 rider to win on a KTM at Glen Helen?
Ryan Dungey was the first ever to win on a KTM in the 450MX class.
#101: How many riders have won in both classes at Glen Helen during their pro careers?
6 riders have won both classes during their careers at Glen Helen: Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart, Grant Langston, Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey, and Marvin Musquin.
#100: What is the tallest hill at Glen Helen called?
The tallest hill at Glen Helen is Mt. Saint Helens, and is a 200 foot climb.
#99: From 2002 to 2008, only two riders won Hangtown in the 450 class. Who were they?
Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart were the only 450 class riders to win at hangman from 2002 to 2008.
#98: Who is the winningest rider of all time at Hangtown?
Ricky Carmichael is the winningest rider at Hangtown with a combined win total of 7 – 5 in the 450 class and 2 in the 250 class.
Q#97: Ryan Dungey won just once at the opening round of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross series – where and when was this win?
Ryan Dungey won the opening round at Glen Helen in 2014.
Q#96: True or False: Hangtown is the only track on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross circuit that Ryan Dungey never won.
True – Ryan Dungey never recorded a win at Hangtown during his Lucas Oil Pro Motocross career.
Q#95: Who won the first ever Lucas Oil Pro Motocross race held at Hangtown in 1974?
Billy Grossi won the first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross race at Hangtown in 1974 on a Honda.
Q#94: How many opening rounds of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship has Hangtown hosted?
Hangtown has hosted the opening round of the series 22 times, more than any other track.
Q#93: What MX race is the oldest race on the schedule?
Hangtown is the oldest race on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross circuit. It predates the championship, with its first race held 49 years ago in 1969.
Q#92: Where is Antonio Cairoli’s favorite place in the world?
Cairoli’s favorite place is any Motocross track.
Q#91: How old is Antonio Cairoli?
The Italian rider is 32 years old, one of the senior riders in the class currently.
Q#90: Who are Jeffery Herlings’ teammates at Red Bull KTM Factory Racing?
Antonio Cairoli and Glenn Coldenhoff are both teammates Herlings on the Red Bull KTM team.
Q#89: How old is the #84 Red Bull KTM rider and points leader, Jeffrey Herlings?
Herlings is just 23 years old.
Q#88: Who is Jeffrey Herlings’ favorite rider?
Herlings’ favorite rider is the G.O.A.T., Ricky Carmichael.
Q#87: What is the MXGP rider Jeffrey Herlings’ nickname?
Herlings is also known as “The Bullet”
Q#86: What ended Jeff Emig’s dirt bike racing career in 2000?
A practice session crash at Glen Helen resulted in Emig suffering crushed vertebrae and a compound fracture, which ended his professional racing career.
Q#85: How many times has a brand won both the 450 and 250 class in Las Vegas?
In the history of Las Vegas SX, a brand has won both classes six times: Honda in 1992 (Jean-Michel Bayle and Jeremy McGrath), Yamaha in 1997 (Doug Henry and Kevin Windham), Kawasaki in 2009 (Ryan Villopoto and Christophe Pourcel), Kawasaki in 2014 (Ryan Villopoto and Justin Hill), KTM in 2015 (Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin), and Kawasaki in 2018 (Eli Tomac and Adam Cianciarulo).
Q#84: Which premier riders were first time winners when they won at Las Vegas?
First time winners include: Jeff Matiasevich (1990), Mike LaRocco (1991), and Jeff Emig (1995).
Q#83: Which premier class rider(s) have the most all-time wins at Las Vegas?
There are three riders tied for the most wins in Vegas, each with four wins: Ryan Dungey, Jeremy McGrath, and Chad Reed.
Q#82: What brand bike has the most premier class wins at Las Vegas?
Yamaha has the most wins with 8 victories in the premier class.
Q#81: What rider in 2000 capped off his final championship-winning season with a win at Sam Boyd Stadium?
“The King” Jeremy McGrath finished his 2000 season by winning the finale in Vegas.
Q#80: Who won the inaugural SX premier class race in Las Vegas?
Jeff Matiasevich won on a Kawasaki for his only premiers class victory in his career.
Q#79: In what year did the first Las Vegas SX race take place?
The first ever Las Vegas SX was held in 1990.
Q#78: Who has the second most combined wins in SX history?
James Stewart holds the #2 spot for most combined wins with 68 total.
Q#77: What rider has the most combined wins in SX history?
Jeremy McGrath has the most combined wins, with 85 total career wins (the most winningest rider in SX history).
Q#76: Has there every been a brand sweep for the 250SX or 450SX at Salt Lake City?
No, a single brand has never swept the podium in either class.
Q#75: Who is the only rider to win the SX event at Salt Lake City in both the 250 and 450 class?
Eli Tomac is the only rider with a win in both classes. He took the top step on the podium in the 450 class in 2017 and in 2011 and 2012 in the 250 class.
Q#74: Who has the most wins on a 450 at the Salt Lake City SX?
Ryan Villopoto is the winningest 450 rider in SLC with three Main Event wins.
Q#73: Who won the inaugural 450SX event in Salt Lake City?
Ricky Carmichael won the inaugural 450SX held in 2001 on his Kawasaki.
Q#72: What elevation is Salt Lake City, UT, the location for this weekend’s round of Monster Energy Supercross?
The Salt Lake City SX is 4,637 feet above sea level!
Q#71: Where is the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame located?
The AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame is located in Pickerington, Ohio and was founded in 1990.
Q#70: What year was David Bailey inducted into the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame?
He was inducted into the HoF in 2004, 13 years after his accident.
Q#69: After becoming paralyzed from the waist down during a practice crash in 1987, David Bailey went on to compete in what competition, which we won in 200?
David Bailey became the Ironman World Champion in his division in 2000.
Q#68: How many times was David Bailey’s mechanic, Cliff White, the mechanic for the winning team in Foxborough?
Cliff White was part of the winning team at Foxborough three times: two with Bailey’s team and once with French rider Jean-Michel Bayle in 1990.
Q#67: Who did David Bailey take the lead from in the Main Event in that 1983 Foxborough race?
David Bailey passed Jeff Ward to take the win during the first Foxborough SX event.
Q#66: Who did David Bailey take the points lead from by winning the Foxborough SX event in 1983?
In a Semi Race in Foxborough in 1983, Mark Barnett had trouble with his chain in a rut and was unable to finish the race, meaning he would not make the Main Event that night. David Bailey went on to win the Main and take the championship lead from Barnett. Bailey would go on to win the championship that year as well.
Q#65: Who won the first two Supercross events in Foxborough?
David Bailey won the first two Foxborough SX races, in 1983 and 1984.
Q#64: In what year did the Minneapolis SX feature an all international podium?
In 2002, the Minneapolis 125ESX race saw three international riders atop the podium: 1st place was Australia’s Chad Reed, 2nd place was South Africa’s Grant Langston, and 3rd place was France’s Steve Boniface.
Q#64: To date, only one rider has ever won both a 250SX and 450SX race in Minneapolis – who is that rider?
Kevin Windham won a race in Minneapolis in both the 250 and 450 class.
Q#63: Which rider took his first ever 450SX podium as a fill-in rider at the Metrodome?
Ryan Dungey earned his first 450SX podium in 2008 in his home state of Minnesota.
Q#62: Who was the winner of the first 450SX race held in Minneapolis in 1994?
On a Honda, Jeremy McGrath won the inaugural SX race in Minneapolis and went on to win the championship that season.
Q#61: What type of roof does the US Bank Stadium have?
The US Bank Stadium has a “fixed roof”, featuring the world’s largest clear ethylene tetrafluoroethylene roof (ETFE) in the world. It also features the world’s largest pivoting doors, which stand at 95 feet tall.
Q#60: How many races were held in the famed Metrodome?
The Metronome held 13 races from 1994 to 2013.
Q#59: What is the name of Minneapolis’s new stadium?
Minneapolis’s new stadium is called US Bank Stadium – this is the 2nd year it will host an SX race.
Q#58: What other dirt sport did Rick Johnson have great success in, winning the prestigious event two times?
Rick Johnson is alos a two-time Baja 1000 winner (1997 and 2003).
Q#57: What other championships has Rick Johnson won?
Johnson went on to win the TORC (The Off-Road Championship) Pro 2 in 2010. He is also a two-time champion of the TORC Pro 4.
Q#56: How many championships did Rick Johnson win in SX and MX in his career?
Johnson won a total of six combined championships in SX and MX.
Q#55: How many riders have multiple wins at the Seattle SX round since its inauguration in 1978?
There have been 16 multi-winners at a Seattle SX venue. Rick Johnson won six times (1984, two in 1987, 1988, and two in 1989). Jeremy McGrath won five times (1991-1995). Jeff Matiasevich (two in 1988 and two in 1989) and James Stewart (2005-2007 and 2011) won four times. Mike Bell (1979 and two in 1980), Bob Hannah (1979 and two in 1983), Ron Lechien (two in 1985 and 1988), Larry Ward (1990, 1998, and 1999), Kevin Windham (1996, 2008, and 2010), and Ryan Villopoto (2007, 2009, and 2014) all won three times. And Darrell Shultz (1980 and 1981), Jeff Ward (1984 and 1986), David Vuillemin (1997 and 1998), Nathan Ramsey (1999 and 2005), and Ryan Dungey (2008 and 2009) all won twice.
Q#54: Who has the most SX wins at Seattle since 1978?
Rick Johnson has the most wins in Seattle, with 6.
Q#53: How many times has an AMA Supercross race been held at CenturyLink Field in Seattle?
CenturyLink has hosted an AMA Supercross race 12 times.
Q#52: What year did Seattle host its first SX race?
Seattle hosted it’s first AMA Supercross race in 1978 at the Kingdome.
Q#51: How many 250MX championships does Jeremy Martin have?
Jeremy Martin holds 2 MX Championships – 2014 and 2015.
Q#50: How many 250SX victories does Jeremy Martin have to date?
Martin has 5 250SX victories including his recent win at Indianapolis.
Q#49: What state does Jeremy Martin hail from?
Jeremy Martin is from Millville, Minnesota.
Q#48: Where did Aaron win his first professional race?
He won his first professional race at Ironman Raceway in Crawfordsville, In during the 2015 MX season.
Q#47: When signing with Star Racing Yamaha, who were Aaron Plessinger’s teammates?
Jeremy Martin and Cooper Webb were Plessinger’s teammates when he signed with the team.
Q#46: How many SX races did Plessinger race before attaining a podium spot?
It took only 5 races for Aaron Plessinger to find his way to a podium finish.
Q#45: In 2013, how many Amateur National Championships did Aaron Plessinger win?
Plessinger won 6 Amateur National Championships that year!
Q#44: Who became the 6th different rider in the 250SX class to get their first win in Indianapolis?
Aaron Plessinger was the 6th different rider in the 250SX class to win their first win at Indy.
Q#43: From 2010 through 2016, what was the first name of the 450 SX Champion each year?
For 7 years, the first name of the winning 450 rider was Ryan. Ryan Dungey won the championship in 2010, 2015, 2016, and 2017. Ryan Villapoto won the championship in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014.
Q#42: What are the names of the two stadiums in Indianapolis that have hosted SX races over the past 25 years?
The RCA Dome hosted races from 1992 to 2008, and since 2009 Lucas Oil Stadium has been the site for Indy SX.
Q#41: How many SX titles did James Stewart win?
Stewart has won 4 SX Championships – 125 West Championship in 2003, 125 East Championship in 2004, and the AMA Supercross Championship in both 2007 and 2009.
Q#40: How many Amateur National Titles did James Stewart win before the age of 16?
James Stewart won 84 National Titles before he turned 16!
Q#39: What year was James Stewart named the AMA Rookie of the Year in the 125cc class?
James Stewart was named Rookie of the Year in the 125cc class in 2002.
Q#38: Which rider won his milestone 50th career win in St. Louis?
James Stewart won his 50th race at St. Louis in 2014.
Q#37: Who’s 48th and final career 450SX win came at St. Louis?
Ricky Carmichael earned his final career win at St. Louis in 2007.
Q#36: The first 450 SX race was held in St. Louis on April 27th, 1996 – what Missouri native won that race?
Jeff Emig won the first 450 SX race in his home state of Missouri.
Q#35: What other rider won a 450 SX title in his rookie season?
Jeremy McGrath also won the 450 SX title in his rookie season.
Q#34: Who is the only rider to win both the SX and MX titles in their rookie season?
The Champ Ryan Dungey is the rider to win both titles in his rookie season – Dungey did it in 2010.
Q#33: How many career 450 SX podium finishes does Justin Brayton have to date?
Brayton currently has 8 450 SX podiums!
Q#32: Who is the oldest first-time 450 SX winner?
Justin Brayton is now the oldest first-time winner. He won at Daytona at 33 years 11 months and 24 days old.
Q#31: How many tons of dirt did it take to create the SX Daytona track?
It took 6600 tons of dirt!
Q#30: Who has designed the SX Daytona track layout each year since 1997?
Ricky Carmichael has helped design the track for over 10 years now.
Q#29: Which rider has won the mot SX races at Daytona?
Ricky Carmichael has the most wins with 5 in the 450cc class and 1 in the 125cc class.
Q#28: The Daytona track is known for something that can be challenging to many riders, what is it?
The Daytona round of Supercross is known to have more sand than other tracks on the AMA circuit.
Q#27: How many consecutive years has the Daytona Speedway been hosting a round of the AMA Monster Energy Supercross Championship?
Daytona began hosting a round of AMA Supercross in 1971, meaning it has held a race for 47 years now!
Q#26: What series is dubbed the “SuperX”?
The Australian Supercross Championship! Chad Reed helped start the Championship in 2008 and partially funded it as well.
Q#25: In what year did Chad Reed start “22 Motorsports”?
Chad Reed started 22 Motorsports for the 2011 racing season, however it was actually created by Reed in 2010.
Q#24: How many US SX titles had Chad Reed won?
Chad Reed has won 2 US SX titles, in 2004 and 2008.
Q#23: Chad Reed hails from which country?
CR22 is from Kurri Kurri, Australia.
Q#22: Which rider holds the record for all-time main event starts in the 450SX class?
Chad Reed and Mike LaRocco are currently tied with 227 starts each. Chad Reed tied the record in Arlington 2018 and can break the record at Tampa 2018 by qualifying for the main event. Watch the racing at Tampa on 2/24/18 at 7PM EST on FS1 to see if Reed breaks the tie.
Q#21: How many combined SX and MX wins does Ricky Carmichael have?
Carmichael has a record 150 combined wins.
Q#20: Only one person has more combined wins in SX and MX than McGrath, who is it?
Only The GOAT, Ricky Carmichael, has more wins than Jeremy McGrath.
Q#19: What year did Jeremy McGrath finish on the podium in every SX race?
In 1996, McGrath finished every SX main event on the podium. He finished 1st in every main event race except one, in which he finished 2nd.
Q#18: What trick from McGrath’s BMX career lead to the beginning of freestyle motocross?
The Nic Nac was the trick made famous by McGrath in BMX.
Q#17: How old was Jeremy McGrath when he started riding dirt bikes?
McGrath was 14 when he started riding dirt bikes. He started out riding BMX bikes and did well in SX and MX because of the techniques he developed from BMX riding.
Q#16: How many SX titles did Jeremy McGrath win?
McGrath won 7 SX titles throughout his career.
Q#15: Who dethroned Hannah for most AMA wins, and when?
In 1999, Jeremy McGrath broke Hannah’s overall win record.
Q#14: How many AMA Nationals did Bob Hannah win during his career?
Bob Hannah won 70 AMA Nationals in his career.
Q#13: What Sport did Hannah participate in after motorcycle racing?
Bob Hannah took up airplane racing after he retired from motorcycle racing and participated in the unlimited class.
Q#12: What nearly ended Bob Hannah’s career?
A water skiing accident almost ended Hannah’s career – he broke his leg in 12 places after hitting a submerged rock.
Q#11: Who was the first back-to-back 250cc Supercross winner?
The first back-to-back winner was Bob Hannah – he won championships in 1977, 1978, and 1979.
Q#10: Who created Supercross by bringing the sport of Motocross indoors?
Mike Goodwin brought Motocross indoors. Goodwin was a former rock concert promoter who developed the idea after a Motocross race was held at the Daytona International Speedway in 1971.
Q#9: Why/How did Supercross get its name?
The first Supercross race was held at the LA Memorial Coliseum, which was also the site for the first Super Bowl. Subsequently, the first Supercross race was called the “Super Bowl of Motocross”, and was later shortened to “Supercross.”
Q#8: Who won the first ever Supercross race?
16-year-old Marty Tripes won the first race in 1972.
Q#7: Where was the first Supercross race held?
The first ever Supercross race was held at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1972.
Q#6: What is the name of the longest jump on the MX circuit and how long is it?
The longest leap in the MX circuit is LaRocco’s leap at Red Bud, measuring at 120 feet. The leap was created in 1991, and was named for Mike LaRocco, who was the inspiration for the jump. At his personal track, called “Kong”, there was a similar jump that LaRocco cleared on a 125cc bike. The actually LaRocco’s leap was based on the jump at LaRocco’s personal track.
Q#5: Where will the 2018 MX of Nations be held?
The 2018 MX of Nations will be at Red Bud in Buchanan, Michigan. This is a favorite track to many professional Motocross riders as it is said to have the best dirt on Earth.
Q#4: What country has the most wins in the MXoN since its inception in 1947?
The U.S.A. has the most MXoN wins with 21. Great Britain has the 2nd most with 16, and Belgian has the 3rd most win withs 15.
Q#3: What year did the Motocross des Nations (MX of Nations) start?
The Motocross des Nations started in 1947 with Great Britain winning the first ever Championship. In 2004, the race was renamed to Motocross of Nations (MXoN).
Q#2: How many Motocross World Championships has Roger De Coster won?
Roger De Coster is a 5-time Motocross World Champion – he won titles in 1971-1973, 1975, and 1976 in the 500cc class. De Coster also won the Trans-AMA motocross series four times and won the Belgian National Championship nine times. He has participated in the MX of Nations for the Belgium team over the years and was a part of the winning Belgium team six times. De Coster was inducted into both the Motorsports Hall of Fame of America and the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in 1994 and 1999, respectively.
Q#1: What year did professional Motocross debut in the U.S.?
1966 – Motocross started in 1966 with a race in Simi Valley at a track known as “Hopetown” or “Corriganville Movie Ranch” and featured Swedish Champion Torsten Hallman.