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The gate drops on Round 11 of the 2022 Monster Energy Supercross season this Saturday at 7 p.m. ET in Indianapolis!

450SX Class Recap - Detroit

Eli Tomac

El1: Eli Tomac scored his 42nd career 450SX Class win which moves him beyond Ryan Villopoto for fifth on the all-time 450SX Class wins list and Ryan Dungey for fourth on the all-time AMA wins list with 81. He has a 42-point cushion with seven races remaining.

Malcolm Stewart

3.5 Seconds Away: Malcolm Stewart has been inching towards the top step of a 450SX Class podium since he lined up alongside his brother James for the 2014 Daytona Supercross. Eight seasons later he has pushed inside four seconds away from his goal of victory with his second runner-up in his career and of the season. He is also now tied for second in the point standings after finishing sixth in each of the past two seasons.

Justin Brayton

MotoConcepts in the MotorCity: Justin Brayton and Vince Friese scored fifth and sixth place finishes in what was a great night for the team (Oldenburg finished sixth in the 250SX Class). Brayton’s top five was his first since Round 2 of 2021 and Friese’s sixth place was the best finish of his career. All six of his 450SX Class top-10 finishes in 107 previous career 450SX Class starts were either ninth or 10th place. He now has seven top 10’s in 108 starts.

Justin Bogle

Career Night for HEP and Others: HEP Suzuki scored their team’s first ever top-10 finish with two separate riders scoring top 10’s in Justin Bogle (17th of his career) and Brandon Hartranft (first of his career). Cade Clason (10th ) joined Hartranft as riders to earn their first top-10 finishes, his best previous finish in 31 career 450SX Class starts was 16th in the 16th round of 2017. Ryan Breece, Justin Starling, Alex Martin (11th-13th ), Logan Karnow, & Kevin Moranz (15th - 16th) are the other riders who enjoyed career best finishes in the premier class.

450SX Class: Indianapolis Facts

History Lesson: The first 450SX Class race held in Indianapolis was on March 21, 1992 in the RCA Dome and Jeff Stanton won on a Honda. It was Stanton’s second of only three wins in the 16-race season that he would win by three points over Damon Bradshaw (331-328). Bradshaw’s 19th place finish in Indy is argued to be the biggest reason he never won a premier title.

 

RCA/Lucas Oil: The Indianapolis Supercross was held in the RCA Dome 17 times from 1992-2008 before it was demolished. Lucas Oil Stadium took over hosting the Indy Supercross in 2009 and has only missed in 2020 and hosted three last season (14 races). This means 2022 will be the 32nd Indy Supercross. Note: Chad Reed closed the RCA Dome with a win in 2008 and opened Lucas Oil Stadium with a win in 2009.

 

Milestone City: Indianapolis hosted the 300th round of Supercross in 1997 and the 600th round of Supercross in 2015. 2021 Indy hosted rounds 695-697 of 450SX Class Supercross racing just missing the 700 mark. Rd. #800 is projected to be in the 2027 season.

 

Indy’s Champ: The winner of the Indy Supercross has gone onto win the 450SX title in 19/29 seasons (Ken Roczen swept in 2021). In the RCA Dome the winner of the Indy SX won the title 14/17 times. The winner of the Indy SX has failed to win the title in the previous four stops, dropping the Lucas Oil Stadium number to 5/12 seasons.

Manufacturer Wins in Indianapolis/Lucas Oil Stadium (Last Win)

Honda: 11/3 (2021)

Kawasaki: 8/5 (2017)

KTM: 5/5 (2019)

Yamaha: 4/0 (2008)

Suzuki: 3/1 (2009)

Top Winners in Indianapolis

1) Jeremy McGrath: 6 (‘93-’96, ’98, ’00)

2) Ricky Carmichael: 4 (’01, ’03, ’05-’06)

2) Ryan Villopoto: 4 (’10-’13)

4) Ken Roczen: 3 (’21x3)

4) Ryan Dungey: 3 (’14-’16)

450SX Class: First Time Winners in Indianapolis

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250SX Class Recap - Detroit

Jett Lawrence

Jett Chasing James: James Stewart has held the all-time 250SX Class win record since March 5th, 2004 in Daytona when he passed Jeremy McGrath who has 13. He finished with 16 before scoring out of the class. Due to top-level competition scoring out of the class, nobody has been able to pass Stewart’s record. Jett Lawrence scored his sixth 250SX Class win in Detroit, and with five rounds left in 2022 and a projected nine or 10 in 2023, he could possibly knock Stewart into second which is where he sits in the 450SX Class history books also.

Cameron McAdoo

Not So McFast!: Lawrence has been near perfect in the 2022 250SX Class Eastern Regional’s first four rounds. Near perfect has not been good enough to build a comfortable points lead on Cameron McAdoo who only sits eight points behind and scored his 12th career 250SX Class podium in Detroit with a runner-up.

Pierce Brown

Piercing Podiums: Pierce Brown captured his second career podium in 15 250SX Class starts with his third place finish in Detroit. He has his factory GasGas sitting third (-31) in the point standings ready to capitalize on any opportunity to gain points on the riders above.

Kyle Chisholm

Not the Vet Class: 34-yr. old Kyle Chisholm re-joined the 250SX Class for the first time since 2018 and 16-years after his first start. He qualified for the Main Event and made his 30th career start in the class. A mid-race stall pushed Chiz outside of the top 10 and he finished 12th. He has scored 16 top-10’s in his 250SX Class career and is also looking for his first top five in the class.

250SX Class: Indianapolis Facts

History Lesson: The first 250SX Class race held in Indianapolis was on March 21, 1992 in the RCA Dome and Jimmy Button won on a Yamaha. 2022 will mark 32nd time the gate will drop for a 250SX Class race in Indianapolis, having the same venue history as the 450SX Class.

 

Indy’s Champ: The winner of the 250SX Class Indianapolis Supercross has gone onto win their 250SX Class Regional Championship in 16/31 races. Nichols won 2/3 and the title last season while Christian Craig was the winner of the Indy 3.

 

Last Man Standing: Six different brands have won the 250SX Class Indianapolis Supercross in the previous ten seasons. Could GasGas make it seven?

 

199 and 22 in Indy: Travis Pastrana made his professional racing debut in Indianapolis on February 12th , 2000 finishing fourth in the 250SX Class. Pastrana would go on to earn one of his 14 career professional victories in Indianapolis on February 10th, 2001 (250SX Class). The next season in Indy, 2002, Pastrana would finish eighth in the 450SX Class in one of his eight career 450SX Class top-10 finishes. Chad Reed began his historic career of wins in 2002 with his first 250SX Class win.

Manufacturer Wins in Indianapolis/Lucas Oil Stadium (Last Win)

Yamaha: 10/5 (2022)

Kawasaki: 7/4 (2019)

Suzuki: 6/1 (2012)

Honda: 5/1 (2018)

KTM: 2/2 (2015)

Husqvarna: 1/1 (2017)

Top Winners in Indianapolis

1) Mickael Pichon: 2 (’95-’96)

1) Davi Millsaps: 2 (’05-’06)

1) Marvin Musquin: 2 (’13, ’15)

1) Colt Nichols: 2 (21x2)

250SX Class: First Time Winners in Indianapolis

Michael Brandes: 2000 (RCA Dome)

Chad Reed: 2002 (RCA Dome)

Josh Hansen: 2004 (RCA Dome)

Davi Millsaps: 2005 (RCA Dome)

Ryan Sipes: 2011 (Lucas Oil Stadium)

Aaron Plessinger: 2016 (Lucas Oil Stadium)

Past Winners: Indianapolis

450SX Class:

1992: Jeff Stanton, Honda

1993: Jeremy McGrath, Honda

1994: Jeremy McGrath, Honda

1995: Jeremy McGrath, Honda

1996: Jeremy McGrath, Honda

1997: Jeff Emig, Kawasaki

1998: Jeremy McGrath, Yamaha

1999: Ezra Lusk, Honda

2000: Jeremy McGrath, Yamaha

2001: Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki

2002: David Vuillemin, Yamaha

2003: Ricky Carmichael, Honda

2004: Mike LaRocco, Honda

2005: Ricky Carmichael, Suzuki

2006: Ricky Carmichael, Suzuki

2007: James Stewart, Kawasaki

2008: Chad Reed, Yamaha

2009: Chad Reed, Suzuki

2010: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki

2011: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki

2012: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki

2013: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki

2014: Ryan Dungey, KTM

2015: Ryan Dungey, KTM

2016: Ryan Dungey, KTM

2017: Eli Tomac, Kawasaki

2018: Marvin Musquin, KTM

2019: Marvin Musquin, KTM

2021: Ken Roczen, Honda

2021: Ken Roczen, Honda

2021: Ken Roczen, Honda

250SX Class:

1992: Jimmy Button, Yamaha

1993: Doug Henry, Honda

1994: Ezra Lusk, Suzuki

1995: Mickael Pichon, Kawasaki

1996: Mickael Pichon, Kawasaki

1997: John Dowd, Yamaha

1998: Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki

1999: Ernesto Fonesca, Yamaha

2000: Michael Brandes, Honda

2001: Travis Pastrana, Suzuki

2002: Chad Reed, Yamaha

2003: Branden Jesseman, Suzuki

2004: Josh Hansen, Yamaha

2005: Davi Millsaps, Suzuki

2006: Davi Millsaps, Honda

2007: Ryan Dungey, Suzuki

2008: Trey Canard, Honda

2009: Austin Stroupe, Kawasaki

2010: Christophe Pourcel, Kawasaki

2011: Ryan Sipes, Yamaha

2012: Blake Wharton, Suzuki

2013: Marvin Musquin, KTM

2014: Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki

2015: Marvin Musquin, KTM

2016: Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha

2017: Zach Osborne, Husqvarna

2018: Jeremy Martin, Honda

2019: Austin Forkner, Kawasaki

2021: Colt Nichols, Yamaha

2021: Colt Nichols, Yamaha

2021: Christian Craig, Yamaha

Round 11 Track Map: Indianapolis

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