Monster Energy Supercross Notes Package

MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford

450SX Class Stats: East Rutherford
►This will be the sixth time that the gate will drop in East Rutherford
►MetLife Stadium hosted Super Bowl 48, and will host its first-ever Monster Energy Supercross race
►Rick Johnson won the first-ever race in East Rutherford in 1987
►Johnson went on to finish second in the championship
►In 1988 Johnson won the Main Event on a Honda
►Johnson went on to win the championship in 1988 after the Main Event win
►Joining Johnson on the podium in ’88 was George Holland and Jeff Leisk; it was Honda’s first podium sweep of the 1988 season and their ninth in history
►Johnny O’Mara finished fourth on a Suzuki in ’88; it was his only top five finish of the season
►The second race in East Rutherford was held on May 6, 1989, and Jeff Stanton won the Main Event on a Honda
►Stanton went on to win the championship in 1989
►In 1989, Stanton was joined by Mickey Dymond on a Honda and O’Mara on a Suzuki
►The third race was held on May 19, 1990, and Jean-Michael Bayle won on a Honda
►Joining Bayle on the podium ’90 was Jeff Ward and Damon Bradshaw
►Stanton went on to win the championship in 1990
►The fourth race was held on May 18, 1991, and Stanton won on a Honda
►Joining Stanton on the podium was Bradshaw and Mike LaRocco in ’91
►Bayle went on to win the championship in ‘91
►Honda is 4-0 in New Jersey
►In two of the four races in East Rutherford, the winner went on to win the championship
►In 10 of the last 16 Super Bowl games played at the same venue that hosted Monster Energy Supercross races, the NFC has won 10 games compared to the AFL’s six (Most recently the Seattle Seahawks in 2014)
►When supercross races were held in the same venue as the Super Bowl in the same year, Jeremy McGrath holds the record at four; Bob Hannah and Chad Reed have won two apiece
►Honda and Yamaha have each won six races at the venue that played host to supercross and the Super Bowl; Kawasaki has two wins and Bul-Taco has one win
450SX Class: Wins by Brand in East Rutherford
Brand

Wins(s)

Honda

5

450SX Class: Seattle Recap
►Andrew Short earned an eighth place finish. He has been inside the top 10 in 15 of 16 races. In his previous 36 starts, he only finished outside of the top 10 three times
►Short is also the current consecutive starts leader at 36 straight Main Events; Ryan Dungey is one race back at 35
►Ken Roczen earned a seventh- place finish; it was his 13th top-10 finish of the season
►Trey Canard earned a sixth-place finish; he has been in the top six in each of his first three races back from injury
►Justin Barcia earned his fifth consecutive top five and ninth top five of the season
►Eli Tomac earned his third top-five finish of the season with a fourth
►Dungey earned his ninth podium of the season with a third place finish
►James Stewart earned his eighth podium of the season and third runner-up finish
►The win was Ryan Villopoto’s 70th career AMA victory
►Villopoto became the first rider in 450SX Class history to have five consecutive seasons with at least five victories
250SX Class: East Rutherford Stats
►In 1988, LaRocco won the Main Event on a Yamaha; it was the second win of his career
►1989 Bradshaw won the Main Event on a Yamaha
►Bradshaw went on to win the championship in 1989
►In 1990 Denny Stephenson won the main Event on a Suzuki
►Stephenson went on to win the championship in 1990
►1991 Brian Swink won the Main Event on a Honda; it was his last win on a Honda
►Swink went on to win the championship in 1991
►In three of the four races in East Rutherford, the winner went on to win the championship three times
250SX Class: Wins by Brand in East Rutherford
Brand

Win(s)

Yamaha

2

Suzuki

2

Honda

1

250SX Class: St. Louis Recap
►Martin Davalos scored the second 250SX Class win of his career
►Justin Bogle finished in second place, earning his third consecutive podium finish; in seven races, he has five podium finishes
►Blake Baggett earned his fourth podium of the season with a third place
►Kyle Cunningham tied his season’s best finish with a fourth
►AJ Catanzaro earned his first top-five finish of the season with a fifth
►Gannon Audette earned his first top-10 since the Las Vegas races in 2011
VenueRiderBrandWinnerYear
HoustonJim PomeroyBul-TacoAFC1974
New OrleansBob HannahYamahaNFC1978
PontiacBob HannahHondaNFC1982
PasadenaBroc GloverYamahaNFC1983
MiamiRick JohnsonHondaNFC1989
PasadenaJeremy McGrathHondaNFC1993
AtlantaJeremy McGrathHondaNFC1994
San DiegoJeremy McGrathYamahaAFC1998
AtlantaJeremy McGrathYamahaNFC2000
New OrleansRicky CarmichaelHondaAFC2002
San DiegoChad ReedYamahaNFC2003
HoustonChad ReedYamahaAFC2004
DetroitJames StewartKawasakiAFC2006
DallasTrey CanardHondaNFC2011