THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series Notes Package: Anaheim, Calif., January 3, 2004

250cc Laps Led
Ernesto Fonseca: 20
Daryl Hurley: 6
Mike Brown: 2

Race Recap

ARNHEM, Holland (December 13, 2003) – Honda’s Ernesto Fonseca, of Canyon Lake, Calif., won his first THQ World Supercross GP at the Gelredome, leading all 20 laps in the main event. Damon Huffman, of Canyon Country, Calif., finished second and Andrew Short, of Colorado Springs, Colo., third. In the 125cc class, Belgian Steve Seronval won the main event.

Current THQ World Supercross GP Points Standings

  1. Grant Langston, KTM, 40, points
  2. Tyler Evans, Suzuki, 34 points
  3. Daryl Hurley, Suzuki, 33 points
  4. Andrew Short, Suzuki, 33 points
  5. Heath Voss, Yamaha, 31 points
  6. Damon Huffman, Honda, 27 points
  7. Ernesto Fonseca, Honda, 25
  8. Steve Boniface, Suzuki, 25 points
  9. Greg Schnell, Yamaha, 19 points
  10. Mike Brown, Yamaha, 18 points

Briefly

Reigning THQ AMA Supercross Series champion Ricky Carmichael will be sidelined throughout the 2004 supercross season, rehabilitating an injured knee. Carmichael, who has a record 10 AMA national championships, underwent knee surgery prior to the 2003-2004 THQ World Supercross GP season.

Reigning THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional champion James Stewart will race on the Eastern regional supercross circuit in 2004, foregoing early rumors of a 250cc campaign.

KTM’s Grant Langston leads the way in THQ World Supercross GP points, finishing second and fourth at the first two international races.

Yamaha’s Chad Reed, the reigning THQ World Supercross GP champion suffered a shoulder injury before Seville, Spain and withdrew for the series. He will compete in for the THQ AMA Supercross Series championship.

Motoworldracing.com’s Daryl Hurley won his first career 250cc THQ World Supercross GP in Seville, Spain, in what some consider the muddiest race of all time.

Recently retired Jeremy McGrath still holds the all-time 250cc supercross win record of 72. Carmichael sits in second with 33 and Ricky Johnson with 28. Chad Reed has seven THQ AMA Supercross Series victories.

Branden Jesseman, the reigning THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional champion is undecided to date in which series he will compete. According to his gent, Denise Conroy-Galley, he will ride practice in Anaheim to see how he feels.

Not since Jean Michael-Bayle won the 250cc championship in 1991 has foreign rider won the THQ AMA Supercross Series.

In the past five years, the rider who has won the first race in America has finished in one of the top two positions on the season.

2003 THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Western Regional Championship Final Standings

  1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Kawasaki, 197
  2. Travis Preston, Hesperia, Calif., Honda, 138
  3. Andrew Short, Colorado Springs, Colo., Suzuki, 128
  4. Billy Laninovich, Escondido, Calif., KTM, 123
  5. Matt Walker, McRae, Ga., Kawasaki, 110
  6. Eric Sorby, France, Kawasaki, 101
  7. Christopher Gosselaar, Corona, Calif., Honda, 95
  8. Josh Hansen, Elbert, Colo., Yamaha, 91
  9. Danny Smith, Middleton, Idaho, Suzuki, 81
  10. Tiger Lacey, Wolf Creek, Ore., Yamaha, 68

2003 THQ AMA Supercross Series 125cc Eastern Regional Championship Final Standings

  1. Branden Jesseman, Fombell, Pa., Suzuki, 150
  2. Mike Brown, Piney Flats, Tenn., Kawasaki, 143
  3. Brock Sellards, Sherrodsville, Ohio, Yamaha, 120
  4. Kelly Smith, Ludington, Mich., Yamaha, 105
  5. Brett Metcalfe, Australia, KTM, 89
  6. Steve Boniface, Temecula, Calif., KTM, 88
  7. Matthieu Lalloz, France, Suzuki, 85
  8. Erick Vallejo, Mexico, NL, Yamaha, 72
  9. Ryan Mills, Clintondale, N.Y., Honda, 63
  10. Ivan Tedesco, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 62

2002-2003 THQ World Supercross GP 250cc Season Standings

  1. Chad Reed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 401
  2. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 261
  3. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 258
  4. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 251
  5. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 238
  6. Ryan Clark, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 223
  7. Mike LaRocco, South Bend, Ind., Honda, 136
  8. Damon Huffman, Canyon Country, Calif., Honda, 124
  9. Sebastien Tortelli, Temecula, Calif., Suzuki, 121
  10. Brian Mason, Nashville, Ill., Yamaha, 98

2003 THQ AMA Supercross Series 250cc Final Season Standings

  1. Ricky Carmichael, Havana, Fla., Honda, 367
  2. Chad Reed, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 360
  3. Ernesto Fonseca, Canyon Lake, Calif., Honda, 225
  4. Nick Wey, Dewitt, Mich., Yamaha, 203
  5. Tim Ferry, Dade City, Fla., Yamaha, 195
  6. Heath Voss, Mico, Texas, Yamaha, 179
  7. David Vuillemin, Corona, Calif., Yamaha, 169
  8. Larry Ward, Florence, S.C. Honda, 163
  9. Ezra Lusk, Bainbridge, Ga., Kawasaki, 149
  10. Keith Johnson, Albuquerque, N.M., Yamaha, 149

2003-2004 THQ World Supercross GP/THQ AMA Supercross Series Teams

Honda
Ricky Carmichael (250cc); Ernesto Fonseca (250cc); Nathan Ramsey (125c)

Kawasaki
James Stewart (125cc); Paul Carpenter (125cc); Michael Byrne (250cc)

Pro Circuit Kawasaki
Matt Walker (125cc); Eric Sorby (125cc); Ivan Tedesco (125cc); Stephane Roncada (125cc)

Suzuki
Sebastien Tortelli (250cc); Nick Wey (250cc); Sean Hamblin (250cc); Brandon Jesseman (125cc); Brian Gray (125cc); Broc Hepler (125cc)

Motoworldracing.com
Andrew Short (125cc); Steve Boniface (125cc); Daryl Hurley (125cc); Shae Bentley (125cc); Ryan Morais (125cc)

ECC Suzuki
Johnny Aubert (125cc); Dereck Costella (125cc); Matthiew Lalloz (125cc); Evan Laughridge (125cc)

Factory Connection Honda
Mike LaRocco (250cc); Kevin Windham (250cc); Chris Gosselaar (125cc); Ryan Mills (125cc); Travis Preston (125cc); Billy Laninovich (125cc).

MotoSport Outlet
Craig Anderson; Jean Sebastien-Roy; Tiger Lacey; Justin Buckelew; Sean Collier

Subway Racing
Jason Thomas (250cc); Joe Oehloff (250cc); Clark Stiles (250cc)

Moto XXX
Kyle Lewis (250cc); Larry Ward (250cc); Tim Wiegand (250cc); Damon Huffman (250cc)

Yamaha
Tim Ferry (250cc); Chad Reed (250cc); David Vuillemin (250cc)

Yamaha of Troy
Danny Smith (125cc); Kelly Smith (125cc); Josh Hansen (125cc); Brock Sellards (125cc); Mike Brown (125cc)

Mach 1 Yamaha
Ezra Lusk (250cc); Heath Voss (250cc); Eric Nye (125cc)

Star Racing (Yamaha)
Keith Johnson (250cc); Kevin Johnson (125cc); Erick Vallejo (250cc); Brian Johnson (125cc); Jeff Gibson (125cc)

Team Solitaire.com
Ryan Clark (250cc)

Holigan Racing
Michael Blose (125cc); Josh Summey (125cc); Steve Mertens (125cc); Adam Mennenga (125cc)

KTM
Grant Langston (250cc); Joaquim Rodrigues (125cc); Brett Metcalfe (125cc)

250cc Supercross
January 04, 2003: Chad Reed
January 18, 2003: Ricky Carmichael
February 01, 2003: Ricky Carmichael
January 05, 2002 : David Vuillemin
January 19, 2002: Mike LaRocco
February 02, 2002: Ricky Carmichael
January 06, 2001: Jeremy McGrath
January 20, 2001: Jeremy McGrath
February 03, 2001: Ricky Carmichael
January 8, 2000: Jeremy McGrath
January 15, 2000: Jeremy McGrath
January 09, 1999: Ezra Lusk
February 06, 1999: Ezra Lusk
January 27, 1996: Jeremy McGrath
January 28, 1995: Jeremy McGrath
January 29, 1994: Jeremy McGrath
January 23, 1993: Jeremy McGrath
January 25, 1992: Damon Bradshaw
January 26, 1991: Jeff Stanton
January 27, 1990: Damon Bradshaw
January 28, 1989: Rick Johnson
January 31, 1987: Jeff Ward
January 18, 1986: David Bailey
February 02, 1985: Broc Glover
January 28, 1984: Johnny O’Mara
January 29, 1983: David Bailey
January 30, 1982: Donnie Hansen
January 31, 1981: Kent Howerton
November 17, 1979: Kent Howerton
November 11, 1978: Gaylon Mosier
November 12, 1977: Bob Hannah
December 04, 1976: Marty Smith

125cc Supercross

January 04, 2003: Travis Preston
January 18, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
February 01, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
January 05, 2002: Travis Preston
January 19, 2002: David Pingree
February 02, 2002: Brock Sellards
January 06, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
January 20, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
February 03, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
January 8, 2000: David Pingree
January 15, 2000: Tallon Vohland
January 09, 1999: Casey Johnson
February 06, 1999: Nathan Ramsey
January 27, 1996: Kevin Windham
January 28, 1995: Damon Huffman
January 29, 1994: Damon Huffman
January 09, 1993: Damon Huffman
January 25, 1992: Jeremy McGrath
January 26, 1991: Jeremy McGrath
January 27, 1990: Michael Craig
January 28, 1989: Jeff Matiasevich
January 31, 1987: Jeff Matiasevich
January 18, 1986: Tyson Vohland
February 02, 1985: Mike Healy

Stats

First win of the season by brands

12, Honda: ’78; ’82; 83; ’84; ’85; ’86; ’89; ’91; ’94; ’95; ’96; ’99
8, Yamaha: ’74; ’77; ’80; ’90; ’00; ’01; ’02; 03
6, Kawasaki: ’79; ’87; ’88; ’92; ’93; ’98
3, Suzuki: ’76; ’81; ’97
1, Can Am: ’75

  • Honda won the opening round five consecutive years (’82-’86)
  • Yamaha won the opening round three consecutive years (’00-’03)
  • McGrath has more first round wins than any other rider with five.

The Lucky A: Eight different riders have won their first (THQ AMA Supercross Series) race in Anaheim: David Bailey (’83); Damon Bradshaw (’90); Donnie Hansen (’82); Kent Howerton (’79); Gaylon Mosier (’78); Johnny O’Mara (’84); Jeremy McGrath (’93); Chad Reed.

For the past two seasons foreign riders have won the opening race of THQ AMA Supercross Series, David Vuillemin in ’02 and Chad Reed in ’03. Only four times has a foreign rider won the first race.

12 times has the winner of the first THQ AMA Supercross Series race gone on to win the championship.

25 times has the winner of the first THQ AMA Supercross Series gone on to finish in the top five in the series.

3 times the winner of the first THQ AMA Supercross Series race was injured during the season.

First round winner season standing

’74 Pierre Karsmakers: 1
’75 Jimmy Ellis: 1
’76 Tony DiStefano: 5
’77 Bob Hannah: 5
’78 Jimmy Ellis: 5
’79 Jimmy Weinert: 2
’80 Mike Bell: 1
’81 Kent Howerton: 3
’82 Donnie Hansen: 1
’83 David Bailey: 1
’84 Johnny O’Mara: 1
’85 Johnny O’Mara: 1
’86 David Bailey: 2
’87 Jeff Ward: 1
’88 Jeff Ward: 3
’89 Ricky Johnson: 9 (Injury)
’90 Damon Bradshaw: 8 (Injury)
’91 Jeff Stanton: 3
’92 Mike LaRocco: 6
’93 Mike LaRocco: 12 (Injury)
’94 Jeremy McGrath: 1
’95 Jeremy McGrath: 1
’96 Jeremy McGrath: 1
’97 Greg Albertyn: 5
’98 Sebastien Tortelli: 19 (Went back to Europe)
’99 Ezra Lusk: 2
’00 Jeremy McGrath: 1
’01 Jeremy McGrath: 2
’02 David Vuillemin: 2
’03 Chad Reed: 2

THQ AMA Supercross Series 250cc wins by brand

178: Honda
120: Ya09, 1999: Ezra Lusk
February 06, 1999: Ezra Lusk
January 27, 1996: Jeremy McGrath
January 28, 1995: Jeremy McGrath
January 29, 1994: Jeremy McGrath
January 23, 1993: Jeremy McGrath
January 25, 1992: Damon Bradshaw
January 26, 1991: Jeff Stanton
January 27, 1990: Damon Bradshaw
January 28, 1989: Rick Johnson
January 31, 1987: Jeff Ward
January 18, 1986: David Bailey
February 02, 1985: Broc Glover
January 28, 1984: Johnny O’Mara
January 29, 1983: David Bailey
January 30, 1982: Donnie Hansen
January 31, 1981: Kent Howerton
November 17, 1979: Kent Howerton
November 11, 1978: Gaylon Mosier
November 12, 1977: Bob Hannah
December 04, 1976: Marty Smith

125cc Supercross

January 04, 2003: Travis Preston
January 18, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
February 01, 2003: James Stewart Jr.
January 05, 2002: Travis Preston
January 19, 2002: David Pingree
February 02, 2002: Brock Sellards
January 06, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
January 20, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
February 03, 2001: Ernesto Fonseca
January 8, 2000: David Pingree
January 15, 2000: Tallon Vohland
January 09, 1999: Casey Johnson
February 06, 1999: Nathan Ramsey
January 27, 1996: Kevin Windham
January 28, 1995: Damon Huffman
January 29, 1994: Damon Huffman
January 09, 1993: Damon Huffman
January 25, 1992: Jeremy McGrath
January 26, 1991: Jeremy McGrath
January 27, 1990: Michael Craig
January 28, 1989: Jeff Matiasevich
January 31, 1987: Jeff Matiasevich
January 18, 1986: Tyson Vohland
February 02, 1985: Mike Healy

Stats

First win of the season by brands

12, Honda: ’78; ’82; 83; ’84; ’85; ’86; ’89; ’91; ’94; ’95; ’96; ’99
8, Yamaha: ’74; ’77; ’80; ’90; ’00; ’01; ’02; 03
6, Kawasaki: ’79; ’87; ’88; ’92; ’93; ’98
3, Suzuki: ’76; ’81; ’97
1, Can Am: ’75

  • Honda won the opening round five consecutive years (’82-’86)
  • Yamaha won the opening round three consecutive years (’00-’03)
  • McGrath has more first round wins than any other rider with five.

The Lucky A: Eight different riders have won their first (THQ AMA Supercross Series) race in Anaheim: David Bailey (’83); Damon Bradshaw (’90); Donnie Hansen (’82); Kent Howerton (’79); Gaylon Mosier (’78); Johnny O’Mara (’84); Jeremy McGrath (’93); Chad Reed.

For the past two seasons foreign riders have won the opening race of THQ AMA Supercross Series, David Vuillemin in ’02 and Chad Reed in ’03. Only four times has a foreign rider won the first race.

12 times has the winner of the first THQ AMA Supercross Series race gone on to win the championship.

25 times has the winner of the first THQ AMA Supercross Series gone on to finish in the top five in the series.

3 times the winner of the first THQ AMA Supercross Series race was injured during the season.

First round winner season standing

’74 Pierre Karsmakers: 1
’75 Jimmy Ellis: 1
’76 Tony DiStefano: 5
’77 Bob Hannah: 5
’78 Jimmy Ellis: 5
’79 Jimmy Weinert: 2
’80 Mike Bell: 1
’81 Kent Howerton: 3
’82 Donnie Hansen: 1
’83 David Bailey: 1
’84 Johnny O’Mara: 1
’85 Johnny O’Mara: 1
’86 David Bailey: 2
’87 Jeff Ward: 1
’88 Jeff Ward: 3
’89 Ricky Johnson: 9 (Injury)
’90 Damon Bradshaw: 8 (Injury)
’91 Jeff Stanton: 3
’92 Mike LaRocco: 6
’93 Mike LaRocco: 12 (Injury)
’94 Jeremy McGrath: 1
’95 Jeremy McGrath: 1
’96 Jeremy McGrath: 1
’97 Greg Albertyn: 5
’98 Sebastien Tortelli: 19 (Went back to Europe)
’99 Ezra Lusk: 2
’00 Jeremy McGrath: 1
’01 Jeremy McGrath: 2
’02 David Vuillemin: 2
’03 Chad Reed: 2

THQ AMA Supercross Series 250cc wins by brand

178: Honda
120: Yamaha
66: Kawasaki
33: Suzuki
7: Can Am
1: Bultaco
1: CZ

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series championships by Brand

15: Honda
8: Yamaha
5: Kawasaki
1: Suzuki
1: Can Am

125cc Class Wins by brand

75: Suzuki
75: Kawasaki
72: Yamaha
59: Honda
3: KTM
1: Husqvarna

Titles by brand

Suzuki: 8 east, 4 west, 12 total
Kawasaki: 4 east; 7 west, 11 total
Yamaha: 3 east; 5 west, 8 total
Honda: 4 east; 3 west, 7 total : Yamaha
66: Kawasaki
33: Suzuki
7: Can Am
1: Bultaco
1: CZ

250cc THQ AMA Supercross Series championships by Brand

15: Honda
8: Yamaha
5: Kawasaki
1: Suzuki
1: Can Am

125cc Class Wins by brand

75: Suzuki
75: Kawasaki
72: Yamaha
59: Honda
3: KTM
1: Husqvarna

Titles by brand

Suzuki: 8 east, 4 west, 12 total
Kawasaki: 4 east; 7 west, 11 total
Yamaha: 3 east; 5 west, 8 total
Honda: 4 east; 3 west, 7 total