Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship Round 2: Hangtown Motocross ClassicTM

**Prairie City SVRA, Sacramento, Calif., May 30

  • Hangtown enters its 41st year as part of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship.
  • The Hangtown Motocross ClassicTM marks the first live telecast of the Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship with coverage airing on SPEED at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday.

Series Statistical Report

450 Class Stats

  • The first Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross race was held at Hangtown on April 8, 1974 with Bill Grossi winning on a Honda.
  • This will be the 36th time the gate will drop for an Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross at Hangtown.
  • Hangtown wins by brand:
  • Honda: 15
  • Kawasaki: 7
  • Yamaha: 6
  • Suzuki: 5
  • Can-Am: 1
  • Husqvarna: 1
  • Last win at Hangtown by brand:
  • Kawasaki: 2008
  • Suzuki: 2007
  • Honda: 2004
  • Yamaha: 2000
  • First time winners at Hangtown: James Stewart Jr. - 2006 (Kawasaki); David Vuillemin - 2000 (Yamaha); Kevin Windham - 1999 (Honda); Rick Johnson - 1992 (Yamaha); John Dowd - 1991 (Honda); Jeff Stanton - 1989 (Honda); Alan King - 1984 (Honda); Kent Howerton - 1980 (Suzuki); Marty Smith - 1977 (Honda); Bill Grossi - 1974 (Honda).
  • Ricky Carmichael is the winningest rider at Hangtown with five victories.
  • James Stewart earned his first 450 Class victory in 2006 and captured his second victory at the famed track last season.
  • Yamaha has not won at Hangtown since 2000 when David Vuillemin earned his inaugural 450 Class victory.
  • Ricky Carmichael provided the last Hangtown win for both Honda and Suzuki in 2004 and 2007, respectively.
  • Since 2002, only two riders have won at Hangtown; Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart. Carmichael captured four straight victories from 2002-2005.
  • For 2009, Hangtown will feature a first-time winner at the facility.

450 Class Point Standings - After 1 of 12 rounds
1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 50
2. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 42
3. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Yamaha, 40
4. Chad Reed, Australia, Suzuki, 38
5. Davi Millsaps, Tallahassee, Fla., Honda, 31
6. Thomas Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Kawasaki, 29
7. Mike Brown, Bluff City, Tenn., KTM, 27
8. Cody Cooper, New Zealand, Yamaha, 19
9. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Honda, 18
10. Andrew Short, Smithville, Tex., Honda, 16
450 Class Overall Wins
Ryan Villopoto - 1
450 Class Moto Wins
Ryan Villopoto - 2
450 Class Wins by Brand
Kawasaki - 1

250 Class Stats

  • The first Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship 250 Class race was held April 8, 1974, with Marty Smith winning on a Honda.
  • This will be the 36th time the gate will drop for a Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross 250 Class race at Hangtown.
  • Hangtown wins by brand:
  • Suzuki: 11
  • Kawasaki: 9
  • Honda: 7
  • Yamaha: 5
  • KTM: 3
  • Last win by brand at Hangtown:Kawasaki: 2008KTM: 2006Honda: 2000Suzuki: 1994Yamaha: 1991
  • First time winners at Glen Helen: Mike Alessi - 2006 (KTM); Damon Huffman - 1994 (Suzuki); Jeremy McGrath - 1993 (Honda); Steve Lamson - 1992 (Honda); Doug Henry - 1991 (Yamaha); Brian Myerscough - 1979 (Suzuki); Bob Hannah - 1976 (Yamaha); and Marty Smith - 1974 (Honda).
  • Steve Lamson and Mark Barnett are the winningest 250 Class riders at Hangtown with four wins apiece. Barnett won his four races consecutively.
  • Kawasaki and KTM have combined to win the last eight races at Hangtown. Kawasaki has five wins while KTM has three.
  • Jeremy McGrath earned his first professional motocross victory in 1993.
  • Yamaha and Suzuki have gone winless at Hangtown for a combined 31 years. Damon Huffman gave Suzuki its last Hangtown win in 1994. Doug Henry won for Yamaha in 1991.
  • The 250 Class will feature a first time Hangtown winner in 2009.

250 Class Point Standings - After 1 of 12 rounds**
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., Suzuki, 47
2. Christophe Pourcel, France, Kawasaki, 39
3. Tyla Rattray, South Africa, Kawasaki, 38
4. Tommy Searle, England, KTM, 36
5. Trey Canard, Shawnee, Okla., Honda, 33
6. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Ga., Honda, 32
7. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Honda, 29
8. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 27
9. Austin Stroupe, Lincolnton, N.C., Kawasaki, 24
10. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Honda, 24

250 Class Overall Wins
Ryan Dungey - 1

250 Class Moto Wins
Ryan Dungey - 1
Christophe Pourcel - 1

250 Class Wins by Brand
Suzuki - 1

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