MORGANTOWN, W.V. (April 27, 2010) – As the opening round of the 2010 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship approaches, its time to look back at the record book of the world’s most competitive motocross series. The AMA Motocross Championship was established in 1972, and since then many of the best motocross racers in the history of the sport have emerged as race winners and champions.

Leading both lists is Ricky Carmichael, the 10-time champion and 102-race winner. Carmichael, who retired in 2007 to pursue an automobile racing career, captured an astonishing 76 outdoor national wins in the 450 Class, and he won every round of the series on three different occasions: 2002, 2004 and 2005.

That kind of dominance is a far cry from what the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship saw in 2009, as five brand new names were added to the series record books after gracing the top of the podium for the first time in their professional motocross careers.

In the premier 450 Class, seven different winners took the checkered flag last summer, all of them winners for the first time in the series’ premier division. Chad Reed led the way with five overall wins on his way to the title and Ryan Villopoto, Mike Alessi, Ivan Tedesco and Josh Grant all added wins in the 450 Class to their career resumes, which already include 250 Class wins. Additionally, Matt Goerke and Tommy Hahn captured popular underdog victories-the first wins of their careers in any class or series.

In the 250 Class, three new faces captured their inaugural wins at an outdoor national. The deeply-talented division provided some of the most competitive racing in series history, as the hotly-contested championship went down to the final moto. Rockstar/Makita Suzuki rider Ryan Dungey emerged as champion after a bitter duel with former world champ Christophe Pourcel. Dungey’s four wins matched the tally for Pourcel, but he nonetheless out-pointed the Frenchman for the title. Pourcel’s Kawasaki teammate Jake Weimer captured three overall victories, and rookie phenom Justin Barcia earned the first win of his career.

With another season of the most talented field in history in store for 2010, both the 450 and 250 classes should welcome additional fresh faces atop the podium and continue the ever-growing legacy of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.


After capturing four victories last season, French rider Christophe Pourcel returns in 2010 as the 250 Class championship favorite.

All-Time Winners List
*New winners in bold
450 Class
RiderHometownFirst WinLast Win# of Wins
1Ricky CarmichaelHavana, Fla.5/14/20008/12/200776
2Bob HannahWhittier, Calif.5/16/19768/11/198527
3Ricky JohnsonEl Cajon, Calif.3/28/19823/4/199022
4Kent HowertonSan Antonio, Texas9/2/19745/24/198118
5Jeff EmigKansas City, Kansas6/25/19958/16/199816
5James Stewart Jr.Haines City, Fla.5/21/20068/30/200816
7Jeremy McGrathEncinitas, Calif.3/5/19955/17/199815
8Jeff WardSan Juan Capistrano, Calif.3/3/19857/29/199013
9Mike KiedrowskiActon, Calif.7/5/19927/30/199512
9Jeff StantonSherwood, Mich.4/23/19895/17/199212
11Mike LaRoccoSouth Bend, Ind.8/1/19937/18/199911
11Gary JonesHacienda Heights, Calif.5/28/19729/9/197311
13Kevin WindhamCentreville, Miss.5/16/19997/15/20079
14Doug HenryOxford, Conn.5/26/19957/25/19997
14Pierre KarsmakersHolland7/1/19736/6/19767
14Jim WeinertLaguna Beach, Calif.7/23/19725/23/19767
17John DowdChicopee, Mass.3/24/19918/24/19976
17Damon BradshawMooresville, N.C.5/27/19905/25/19976
17Ron LechienEl Cajon, Calif.4/1/19847/16/19896
20Chad ReedAustralia6/13/20098/22/20095
20Greg AlbertynSouth Africa7/21/19969/5/19995
20Marty TripesSantee, Calif.7/6/19727/1/19795
20Jimmy EllisCobalt, Conn.8/11/19747/29/19785
20Tony DiStefanoMorrisville, Pa.5/1/19755/29/19775
25Grant LangstonSouth Africa8/26/20079/10/20073
25David VuilleminFrance5/21/20005/27/20013
25Sebastien TortelliFrance5/9/19995/20/20013
25Ezra LuskAcworth, Ga.6/15/19976/13/19993
25David BaileyAxton, Va.4/24/19838/21/19833
25Donnie HansenCanyon Country, Calif.4/18/19826/6/19823
31Mike AlessiVictorville, Calif.5/30/20096/6/20092
31Tim FerryLargo, Fla.5/13/20017/29/20072
31Jean-Michel BayleFrance3/5/19897/26/19922
31Johnny O’MaraEncino, Calif.7/28/19858/25/19852
31Broc GloverEl Cajon, Calif.4/4/19826/13/19822
31Marty SmithSan Diego, Calif.4/10/19775/1/19772
31Gary BaileyTorrance, Calif.6/11/19729/2/19722
31Gunnar LindstromSweden5/14/19727/2/19722
31Sonny DefeoPort Washington, N.Y.4/16/19725/7/19722
40Tommy HahnDecatur, Texas9/5/20099/5/20091
40Matt GoerkeLake Helen, Fla.8/29/20098/29/20091
40Josh GrantRiverside, Calif.7/4/20097/4/20091
40Ivan TedescoAlbuquerque, N.M.6/27/20096/27/20091
40Ryan VillopotoPoulsbo, Wash.5/23/20095/23/20091
40Jimmy ButtonPhoenix, Ariz.8/1/19998/1/19991
40Mickael PichonFrance5/10/19985/10/19981
40Jeff MatiasevichAnaheim, Calif.7/28/19917/28/19911
40Alan KingTroy, Mich.4/8/19844/8/19841
40Billy LilesFairburn, Ga.6/19/19836/19/19831
40Kenny KeylonBrooksville, Fla.5/2/19825/2/19821
40Steve WisePharr, Texas6/1/19806/1/19801
40Ken ZahrtWoodland Hills, Calif.4/28/19744/28/19741
40Bill GrossiSanta Cruz, Calif.4/8/19744/8/19741
40Rich ThorwaldsonCerritos, Calif.8/18/19738/18/19731
40Tim HartTorrance, Calif.8/12/19738/12/19731
40John De SotoHonolulu, Hawaii7/22/19737/22/19731
40Bob GrossiSanta Cruz, Calif.3/10/19733/10/19731
40Jim PomeroyYakima, Wash.5/2/19725/2/19721
250 Class
RiderHometownFirst WinLast Win# of Wins
1James Stewart Jr.Haines City, Fla.5/12/20029/12/200428
2Ricky CarmichaelHavana, Fla.3/2/19979/2/200126
3Mark BarnettBridgeview, Ill.4/23/19788/14/198325
4Steve LamsonRiverside, Calif.6/14/19925/21/200021
5Ryan VillopotoPoulsbo, Wash.5/28/20068/24/200820
6Guy CooperStillwater, Okla.8/9/198710/13/199116
7Broc GloverEl Cajon, Calif.6/26/19776/29/198014
8Jeff EmigKansas City, Kansas7/5/19927/3/199413
8George HollandKerman, Calif.3/3/19857/2/198913
10Jeff WardSan Juan Capistrano, Calif.4/18/19828/19/198411
11Mike KiedrowskiActon, Calif.3/5/19898/4/199110
11Ron LechienEl Cajon, Calif.6/19/19838/11/198510
13Grant LangstonSouth Africa5/13/20019/11/20059
14Michael BrownJohnson City, Tenn.8/6/19956/19/20058
14Micky DymondYorba Linda, Calif.5/25/19867/5/19878
14Bob HannahWhittier, Calif.4/4/19767/3/19778
14Marty SmithSan Diego, Calif.4/8/19749/1/19758
18Ryan DungeyBelle Plaine, Minn.7/27/20087/25/20097
18Travis PastranaAnnapolis, Md.6/11/20006/10/20017
18Kevin WindhamCentreville, Miss.5/12/19968/31/19977
18Doug HenryOxford, Conn.3/24/19918/26/19947
18Erik KehoeGranada Hills, Calif.5/26/19857/17/19887
18Johnny O’MaraEncino, Calif.8/16/19815/13/19847
24Mike LaRoccoSouth Bend, Ind.8/19/19908/16/19926
25Ben TownleyNew Zealand6/10/20079/10/20075
25Broc HeplerKittanning, Pa.7/17/20059/3/20065
25Ryan HughesEscondido, Calif.7/17/19945/18/20035
25Robbie ReynardMoore, Okla.9/5/19939/6/19985
29Christophe PourcelFrance5/30/20099/5/20094
29Larry WardSnohomish, Wash.5/21/19897/1/20014
29Stephane RoncadaFrance5/14/20007/16/20004
29Damon BradshawMooresville, N.C.4/30/198910/15/19894
33Jake WeimerRupert, Idaho6/27/20098/22/20093
33Andrew ShortColorado Springs, Col.8/14/20057/30/20063
33Mike AlessiVictorville, Calif.5/29/20055/21/20063
33Damon HuffmanActon, Calif.5/4/19947/27/19973
33Jean-Michel BayleFrance5/6/19907/29/19903
33Donny SchmitBloomington, Minn.5/31/19878/14/19883
33Danny LaPorteTorrance, Calif.8/22/19764/10/19773
40Josh GrantRiverside, Calif.6/12/20055/27/20072
40Ivan TedescoAlbuquerque, N.M.7/24/20057/31/20052
40Brock SellardsNew Philadelphia, Ohio8/1/19997/23/20002
40John DowdChicopee, Mass.6/14/19988/30/19982
40Jeremy McGrathEncinitas, Calif.2/28/19936/20/19932
40Eddie WarrenClio, Mich.8/3/19868/17/19862
40Keith BowenPontiac, Mich.5/18/19866/1/19862
40Brian MyerscoughCalimesa, Calif.3/25/19793/30/19802
40Tim HartTorrance, Calif.7/21/19744/6/19752
49Justin BarciaMonroe, NY8/29/20098/29/20091
49Austin StroupeLincolnton, N.C.5/25/20085/25/20081
49Craig AndersonCorona, Calif.6/8/20036/8/20031
49Danny SmithMiddleton, Idaho6/9/20026/9/20021
49Chad ReedAustralia5/25/20025/25/20021
49Kelly SmithLudington, Mich.5/28/20005/28/20001
49Nicholas WeyDewitt, Mich.8/15/19998/15/19991
49Tallon VohlandCitrus Heights, Calif.6/20/19996/20/19991
49Scott SheakGermantown, N.Y.5/25/19975/25/19971
49Tim FerryLargo, Fla.5/28/19955/28/19951
49James DobbGreat Britain7/11/19937/11/19931
49Brian SwinkFenton, Mich.5/26/19915/26/19911
49Jeff MatiasevichAnaheim, Calif.10/1/198910/1/19891
49A.J. WhitingSherman Oaks, Calif.8/25/19858/25/19851
49Gaylon MosierHuntington Beach, Calif.8/20/19788/20/19781
49Warren ReidWestminster, Calif.8/6/19788/6/19781
49Steve WisePharr, Texas7/4/19767/4/19761
49Jimmy EllisCobalt, Conn.7/6/19747/6/19741

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