Anaheim 1 Notes

17 SX Champions from 1974 – 2004

  1. Jeremy McGrath – 7 (¿93; ¿94; ¿95; ¿96; ¿98; ¿99; ¿00)
  2. Bob Hannah – 3 (¿77; ¿78; ¿79)
  3. Jeff Stanton – 3 (¿89; ¿90; 92)
  4. Ricky Carmichael – 3 (¿01; ¿02; 03)
  5. Jeff Ward – 2 (¿85; ¿87)
  6. Rick Johnson – 2 (¿86; `88)
  7. Pierre Karsmakers – 1 (¿74)
  8. Jim Ellis – 1 (¿75)
  9. Jim Weinert – 1 (¿76)
  10. Mike Bell – 1 (¿80)
  11. Mark Barnett – 1 (¿81)
  12. Donnie Hansen – 1 (¿82)
  13. David Bailey – 1 (¿83)
  14. Johnny O¿Mara – 1 (¿84)
  15. J.M. Bayle – 1 (¿91)
  16. Jeff Emig – 1 (¿97)
  17. Chad Reed – 1 (¿04)

Can Reed become the only 5th Rider to win Back to Back titles?  If so, he will be the first non-usa racer to so it.

Past 250cc supercross champion finishes at the opening race of their winning season:

¿74 Karsmakers: 1st
¿75: Ellis: 1st
¿76: Weinert: 3rd
¿77: Hannah: 1st
¿78: Hannah: 3rd
¿79: Hannah: 2nd
¿80: Bell 1st
¿81: Barnett: 2nd
¿82: Hansen: 1st
¿83: Bailey: 1st
¿84: O¿Mara: 1st
¿85: Ward 5th
¿86: Johnson: 2nd
¿87: Ward: 1st
¿88: Johnson: 1st
¿89: Stanton: 2nd
¿90: Bayle: 2nd
¿91: Stanton: 1st
¿92: Stanton: 3rd
¿93: McGrath: 4th
¿94: McGrath: 1st
¿95: McGrath: 1st
¿96: McGrath: 1st
¿97: Emig: 6th
¿98: McGrath: 3rd
¿99: McGrath: 7th
¿00: McGrath: 1st
¿01: Carmichael: 3rd
¿02: Carmichael: 21st
¿03: Carmichael: 2nd
¿04: Reed: 1st

**Noteworthy:
28 times the champions finished in the top 5.
Emig finished 6th in ¿97 and fought back to earn the title.
McGrath finished 7th in ¿99 to win the title.
Carmichael finished 21st in ¿03 to win the title by 11 points. He was the first rider in history to finish so low and win the title.

1st Race of the season wins by Brand

Honda-10
Yamaha-9
Kawasaki-8
Suzuki-3
Can-Am-1

Where past winners of the first race of the season finished overall

¿74: Karsmakers: 1st
¿75: Ellis: 1st
¿76: DiStefano: 5th
¿77: Hannah: 1st
¿78: Ellis: 5th
¿79: Weinert: 2nd
¿80: Bell: 1st
¿81: Howerton: 3rd
¿82: Hansen: 1st
¿83: Bailey: 1st
¿84: O¿Mara: 1st
¿85: O¿Mara: 5th
¿86: Bailey: 2nd
¿87: Ward: 1st
¿88: Ward: 3rd
¿89: Johnson: 9th
¿90: Bradshaw: 8th
¿91: Stanton: 3rd
¿92: LaRocco: 6th
¿93: LaRocco: Injured (finished outside the top 10)
¿94: McGrath: 1st
¿95: McGrath: 1st
¿96: McGrath: 1st
¿97: Albertyn: 5th
¿98: Didn¿t finish the season
¿99: Lusk: 2nd
¿00: McGrath: 1st
¿01: McGrath: 2nd
¿02: Vuillemin: 2nd
¿03: Reed: 1st
¿04: Reed: 1st

250cc Supercross Titles by Brand

Honda: 15
Yamaha: 9
Kawasaki: 5
Suzuki: 1
Can-Am: 1

Runner up finish

Honda: 10
Yamaha: 10
Kawasaki: 6
Suzuki: 5
Can-Am: 0

Honda¿s first 250cc supercross championship was won in ¿82.
Yamaha¿s first 250cc supercross championship was won in ¿74.
Kawasaki&rsqus first 250cc supercross championship was won in ¿76.
Suzuki¿s first 250cc supercross championship was won in ¿81.
Can-AM¿s first 250cc supercross championship was won in ¿75.

Wins by Brand

Honda: 184; first win was in ¿76.
Yamaha: 130; first win was in ¿74.
Kawasaki: 66; first win was in ¿76.
Suzuki: 33; first win was in ¿76.
Can-AM: 7, first win was in ¿75.
Bultaco; first win was in ¿74.
CZ: 1; first win was in ¿74.

All Records from 1974 – 2004: 250cc SX Only

Total Rounds: 422
Total Different Riders to win a 250cc SX: 46
Total Different Riders to win a 250cc SX title: 17
Total Different Brands to win a 250cc SX event: 7
Total Different States SX has raced in: 24
Total Different Riders to win 2 or more SX titles: 6
Total Different Riders to win 3 SX Titles: 4

125 SX Stats

The 125 Class started in 1985.
There have been 20 seasons for a total of 301 total rounds of 125cc SX.

Wins by brand

Kawasaki – 89
Suzuki – 75
Yamaha – 73
Honda – 60
KTM – 3
Husqvarna – 1

Titles by brand

Kawasaki – 13 Total: 5 East; 8 West.
Suzuki – 12 Total: 8 East; 4 West.
Yamaha – 8 Total: 3 East; 5 West.
Honda – 7 Total: 4 East; 3 West.

Former 125 SX champs to win a 250 SX title: McGrath; Carmichael; Reed; have all went on to win the 250 crown.

Riders to graduate from 125 to the 250 class and win their 1st Start:

Bradshaw – ¿89 champ won Round 1 at Anaheim in `90
Reed – ¿02 champ won Round 1 at Anaheim in `03

Can Stewart join them?  McGrath, Carmichael, and Pastrana could not.

Anaheim Stats:

  • This is the 36th time the gate will drop in for a 250cc supercross race in Anaheim.
  • Only city to host three races in one season
  • 1st Race: 12-4-76, won by Marty Smith
  • 8 riders won their first race in Anaheim, five of them went on to win the championship: Mosier ¿78; Bailey ¿83; Bradshaw ¿90; Hansen¿82; Howerton ¿79; O¿Mara ¿84; McGrath ¿93; Reed `03
  • 13 riders have won a 125cc or 250cc supercross title: Reed; Carmichael; McGrath; Stewart; Preston; Pastrana; Fonseca; Roncada; Ramsey; Ferry; Windham; Huffman; and Lusk. An additional 3 riders have won 125cc or 250cc outdoor motocross championships: LaRocco; Langston; Lamson.
  • 9 Riders entering the opening race have won a 250cc championship.
  • This is 15th time a 250cc supercross season will kick off at Anaheim
  • Lechien, Lusk, McGrath and LaRocco have all won a 250cc main event on 3 different brands.
  • No rider has ever won a 250cc supercross championship on three different brands, Carmichael can be the first.
  • McGrath is the only rider to win at the same stadium on three brands, Carmichael can achieve join McGrath this season.
  • McGrath has 162 career starts.
  • LaRocco has 207 career starts.
  • Carmichael has 77 career starts.
  • McGrath has won in Anaheim 8 times.
  • Carmichael has won in Anaheim 4 times.
  • Reed has won in Anaheim 3 times.
  • A Yamaha has won the first race of the season 8 times.
  • A Suzuki has not won in Anaheim since ¿81.
  • 2003 was the last time a rider (Reed) won his first supercross at the first race of the season.
  • Riders who earned their first 250cc supercross win at the first race of the season: Karsmakers (¿74); Ellis (¿75); DiStenfano (¿76) Hannah (¿77); Hansen (¿82); Bailey (¿83); O¿Mara (¿84); Bradshaw (¿90); Albertyn (¿97); Tortelli (¿98); Reed (¿03)

Ricky Carmichael¿s Winning Percentage

Motocross (125cc and 250cc combined)
75 wins in 97 races – 77.3 winning percentage

125 Motocross
26 wins in 39 races – 66.6 winning percentage

250 Motocross
49 wins in 58 races – 84.5 winning percentage

Supercross combined
45 wins in 97 races – 46. 4 winning percentage

125 Supercross
12 wins in 17 races – 70.6 winning percentage

250 Supercross
33 wins in 80 races – 41.3 winning percentage

Overall (all MX and SX races)
120 wins in 194 races – 61.9 winning percentage

Carmichael Stats

  • 33 250cc supercross wins in 4 years.
  • Suzuki has 33 supercross wins in 30 years.
  • Carmichael¿s last 250cc supercross championship came in ¿03.
  • Suzuki¿s last 250cc supercross championship was won by Mark Barnett in ¿81.
  • Carmichael has 3 supercross championships in 4 years.
  • Suzuki has won 1 250cc championship in 30 years
  • Carmichael can become the first rider in history to win a 250cc supercross championship on 3 different brands.
  • Carmichael and McGrath are the only riders to win a 250cc supercross championship on two different brands.
  • Carmichael has 4 Daytona 250cc supercross wins.
  • Suzuki has 2 Daytona 250cc supercross wins.
  • Carmichael can join Lusk, McGrath, LaRocco and Lechien as a rider who has won on three different brands.

McGrath Stats

  • In 1992, McGrath rode select 250cc rounds in his 125cc campaign.  After racing the 125W series races, he rode 250cc during the east rounds.
  • Total 250cc starts: 161
  • Total Podiums: 111
  • Total Top 5 wins: 137
  • Total Top 10 wins: 156
  • Only 5 times since 1992 McGrath has been out of the top 10.
  • Got 20th place in his first ever 250cc race in 1992.
  • Won the championship in his first full 250cc season.
  • Has 10 consecutive years of top 3 final point standings.
  • 110 Consecutive Starts from 1996-2002.
  • 9 Consecutive years of 2 wins or more.
  • National wins by manufacturer: Honda, 60; Yamaha, 27; Suzuki 2. (Does not include 125 Supercross). 

History of Supercross

  • In 1975, there were 4 races in 3 different states, 1 winner, Jimmy Ellis was named champion on a Can-Am.
  • In 1985, there were 11 races in 5 different states, 8 different winners, Jeff Ward was named champion on a Kawasaki.  This was also the year that the 125cc class was introduced.  That year was the 1st time and only time that SX used a 2 moto format.
  • In 1995, there were 15 races in 12 different states, 5 different winners,   Jeremy McGrath was named champion on a Honda.
  • In 2005, 16 rounds will be raced in 12 different states.

Stenfano (¿76) Hannah (¿77); Hansen (¿82); Bailey (¿83); O¿Mara (¿84); Bradshaw (¿90); Albertyn (¿97); Tortelli (¿98); Reed (¿03)

Ricky Carmichael¿s Winning Percentage

Motocross (125cc and 250cc combined)
75 wins in 97 races – 77.3 winning percentage

125 Motocross
26 wins in 39 races – 66.6 winning percentage

250 Motocross
49 wins in 58 races – 84.5 winning percentage

Supercross combined
45 wins in 97 races – 46. 4 winning percentage

125 Supercross
12 wins in 17 races – 70.6 winning percentage

250 Supercross
33 wins in 80 races – 41.3 winning percentage

Overall (all MX and SX races)
120 wins in 194 races – 61.9 winning percentage

Carmichael Stats

  • 33 250cc supercross wins in 4 years.
  • Suzuki has 33 supercross wins in 30 years.
  • Carmichael¿s last 250cc supercross championship came in ¿03.
  • Suzuki¿s last 250cc supercross championship was won by Mark Barnett in ¿81.
  • Carmichael has 3 supercross championships in 4 years.
  • Suzuki has won 1 250cc championship in 30 years
  • Carmichael can become the first rider in history to win a 250cc supercross championship on 3 different brands.
  • Carmichael and McGrath are the only riders to win a 250cc supercross championship on two different brands.
  • Carmichael has 4 Daytona 250cc supercross wins.
  • Suzuki has 2 Daytona 250cc supercross wins.
  • Carmichael can join Lusk, McGrath, LaRocco and Lechien as a rider who has won on three different brands.

McGrath Stats

  • In 1992, McGrath rode select 250cc rounds in his 125cc campaign.  After racing the 125W series races, he rode 250cc during the east rounds.
  • Total 250cc starts: 161
  • Total Podiums: 111
  • Total Top 5 wins: 137
  • Total Top 10 wins: 156
  • Only 5 times since 1992 McGrath has been out of the top 10.
  • Got 20th place in his first ever 250cc race in 1992.
  • Won the championship in his first full 250cc season.
  • Has 10 consecutive years of top 3 final point standings.
  • 110 Consecutive Starts from 1996-2002.
  • 9 Consecutive years of 2 wins or more.
  • National wins by manufacturer: Honda, 60; Yamaha, 27; Suzuki 2. (Does not include 125 Supercross). 

History of Supercross

  • In 1975, there were 4 races in 3 different states, 1 winner, Jimmy Ellis was named champion on a Can-Am.
  • In 1985, there were 11 races in 5 different states, 8 different winners, Jeff Ward was named champion on a Kawasaki.  This was also the year that the 125cc class was introduced.  That year was the 1st time and only time that SX used a 2 moto format.
  • In 1995, there were 15 races in 12 different states, 5 different winners,   Jeremy McGrath was named champion on a Honda.
  • In 2005, 16 rounds will be raced in 12 different states.