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The gate drops on Round 10 of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season this Saturday at 7 p.m. ET in Detroit!

450 Class: Round 9 Recap - Daytona, FL

Eli Tomac wins in Daytona

Daytomac: Eli Tomac clinched his sixth 450SX Class victory at Daytona Intl. Speedway to break Ricky Carmichael’s record of five wins at the historic venue. The victory was his 41st in the 450SX Class which ties him with Ryan Villopoto for fifth on the all-time list. The victory also moves him into a tie for fourth with Ryan Dungey on the all-time AMA wins list with 80.

Eli Tomac celebrates his win

Book of Eli: Tomac’s 75 straight starts in the series is good for the eighth longest streak in 450SX Class history, tied with Larry Ward. If he continues this streak through the 2024 season he would break Jeremy McGrath’s all-time record streak of 116 (’96-’02). Tomac’s 125th top-10 finish moves him beyond Jeff Ward for eighth all-time. He was making his 140th 450SX Class start.

Cooper Webb leads Eli Tomac during the Daytona Supercross

Webb Streaking: Cooper Webb led much of the way in Daytona but was surpassed late by the hard charging #3. His third straight podium was his fourth of the season and the first streak he has put together in 2022. His 45th career podium ties him with teammate Marvin Musquin for 14th all-time and his 75th top-10 ties him with Mark Barnett for 31st all-time. Webb has never finished off the podium in Round 10’s in his 450SX Class career.

Justin Barcia made his 125th 450SX Class start in Daytona

BamBam on the GasGas: Justin Barcia made his 125th 450SX Class start which is good for 20th on the all-time list. His 56th career top-five finish moves him into 22nd all-time and one behind Bob Hannah in 21st.

450SX Class: Michigan Facts

History Lesson: The first 450SX Class race held in Michigan was on March 27th – 28th, 1976 in the Pontiac Silverdome. Marty Smith won the race on a Honda by going 4-1-2-1 in the four-moto format. Pierre Karsmakers led with a 1-2-1 start but fell to seventh in the fourth moto giving Smith the decisive overall. Jimmy Weinert’s third place overall finish put him in a position to win the title in the next round, four months later, at the L.A. Coliseum.

 

Supercross Mainstay Destroyed: Pontiac, Michigan hosted Supercross in it’s historic Silverdome every year sans 1985 from 1976-2005. Multiple races were held each season from 1977-1993 and again in 2000 which gave the Pontiac Silverdome 46 450SX Class races. The last standing piece of the Silverdome was brought down in 2018 and it did not host a race in the past 16 seasons, but it has still hosted the third most 450SX Class races behind Angel Stadium (79) and Daytona Intl. Speedway (49).

 

Ford Field Takes Over: Ford Field was built in 2002 and took over hosting duties for Supercross in 2006. 2022 will be the ninth time Ford Field will host a 450SX Class race and the 55th time between the Silverdome and Ford Field. The winner of the Ford Field 450SX Class race has only went onto win the title one time in eight tries (James Stewart in 2007).

 

9-Timer: Bob Hannah holds the record for most consecutive 450SX Class wins at any venue, and he earned that record in Pontiac, where he won six straight races from 1977-1979 (two per season). Jeremy McGrath would tie his record by winning Minneapolis six straight times from 1994-1999. Hannah earned 1/3rd of his career 450SX Class wins in Detroit (9/27).

Manufacturer Combined Wins/Ford Field Wins (Last Win)

  • Honda: 19/2 (2015)
  • Yamaha: 19/0 (2005)
  • Kawasaki: 11/4 (2019)
  • Suzuki: 4/1 (2014)
  • Husqvarna: 1/1 (2016)

Top Winners in Michigan

  • 1. Bob Hannah: 9 (1977 X2, 1978 X2, 1979 X2, 1981, 1983-1984)
  • 2. Jeremy McGrath: 6 (1993-1994, 1996, 1999, 2000 X2)
  • 3. Damon Bradshaw: 4 (1990-1991, 1992 X2)
  • 4. Chad Reed: 3 (2003-2005)
  • 4. James Stewart: 3 (2006-2007, 2014)
  • 4. Eli Tomac: 3 (2015, 2017, 2019)

450SX Class: First Time Winners in Michigan

  • Marty Smith: 1976
  • Nathan Ramsey: 2002

250SX Class: Round 9 Recap - Daytona, FL

Jett Lawrence takes the win in Daytona

Jetting to Victory: Jett Lawrence cruised to his fifth career 250SX Class win which moves him into a tie for 45th all-time in 250SX Class history. He now has nine podiums in 17 starts and will have sole possession of the red-plate in Detroit.

Stilez Robertson finished 2nd in Daytona

Stylin’ to the Record Books: Stilez Robertson earned his second career podium with a runner-up finish in Daytona. His only other podium and top-five finish came in Daytona last season. He is the first rider in Supercross history to score his first two podiums in Daytona. He hasn’t finished better than seventh in any of his other starts.

Cameron McAdoo finished third in Daytona

McAdoo Holds Some Ground: McAdoo’s third place knocked the red-plate off of his PC Kawasaki, but he is only five points behind it after his 11th career podium in 36 250SX Class starts. He has proven to be Lawrence’s top threat in the 2022 250SX Class Eastern Regional Point Standings.

Many riders picked up their best finishes in Daytona

Career Highs and Firsts: Robertson: tied best career finish with a runner-up; Enzo Lopes earned his first career top-five finish; Lance Kobusch’s second career 250SX Class start nets career high 16th; Brock Papi made his first career Supercross Main Event and finished a respectable 17th; Jack Chambers, after an injury in practice of the East’s first round, made his debut and struggled to a 21st but nonetheless has kicked off his career officially.

250SX Class: Michigan Facts

History Lesson: The first 250SX Class race held in Michigan was on April 13, 1986 and Ron Tichenor won on a Kawasaki with Honda’s Keith Turpin in second. The next night it was Turpin winning with Tichenor runner-up. Turpin won the title two weekends later in Texas Stadium with Tichenor 22-points behind.

 

37 Previous 250SX Class Races in Michigan: The Pontiac Silverdome hosted 29 250SX Class races from 1986-2005. Ford Field has hosted the 250SX Class race in Detroit since, making the 2022 Detroit 250SX Class race Michigan’s 38th all-time and ninth in Ford Field.

 

Bubba and Mookie’s Luck: The winner of the 250SX Class race in Michigan has gone onto win the title in 18/37 races, but only 1/8 in Ford Field just like the 450SX Class (Malcolm Stewart in 2016). The only rider in the 450SX Class, as previously mentioned, to win in Ford Field and the title is James Stewart.

 

Returning Three Seasons Later: 2019’s Detroit Supercross was a triple-crown that was swept by Austin Forkner. Eight riders who were in the Main Events that night are active 250SX Class Eastern Regional riders who could potentially line-up depending on injury status and qualifying results (2019 Detroit result): Jordon Smith (2nd), Mitchell Oldenburg (7th), Kyle Peters (8th), Henry Miller (13th), Josh Cartwright (14th), John Short (16th), Josh Osby (18th), & Ramyller Alves (22nd).

Manufacturer Combined Wins/Ford Field Wins (Last Win)

  • Honda: 11/3 (2016)
  • Suzuki: 9/1 (2007)
  • Yamaha: 8/0 (2003)
  • Kawasaki: 7/3 (2019)
  • KTM: 2/1 (2017)

Top Winners in Michigan

  • 1. Brian Swink: 3 (1991, 1992 X2)
  • 1. Stephane Roncada: 3 (1997, 2000 X2)
  • 3. Ron Tichenor: 2 (1986-1987)
  • 3. Keith Turpin: 2 (1986-1987)
  • 3. Damon Bradshaw: 2 (1989 X2)
  • 3. Denny Stephenson: 2 (1990 X2)
  • 3. Doug Henry: 2 (1993 X2)

250SX Class: First Time Winners in Michigan (Silverdome Unless Noted)

  • Ron Tichenor: 1986
  • Mike LaRocco: 1988
  • Mike Brown: 1994
  • Brock Sellards: 1999
  • Branden Jesseman: 2002
  • Ivan Tedesco: 2003
  • Jordon Smith: 2017 (Ford Field)

Past Winners (Ford Field)

450SX Class:

  • 2006: James Stewart, Kawasaki
  • 2007: James Stewart, Kawasaki
  • 2008: Davi Millsaps, Honda
  • 2014: James Stewart, Suzuki
  • 2015: Eli Tomac, Honda
  • 2016: Jason Anderson, Husqvarna
  • 2017: Eli Tomac, Kawasaki
  • 2019: Eli Tomac, Kawasaki

250SX Class:

  • 2006: Josh Grant, Honda
  • 2007: Ryan Dungey, Suzuki
  • 2008: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
  • 2014: Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki
  • 2015: Justin Bogle, Honda
  • 2016: Malcolm Stewart, Honda
  • 2017: Jordon Smith, KTM
  • 2019: Austin Forkner, Kawasaki

Round 10 Track Map: Detroit, MI

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