Yamaha's Hill Become 50th Rider To Win An AMA Supercross Class Race - Dirt Rider Magazine

AURORA, Ill. (March 19, 2008) - In earning his first AMA Supercross class win last weekend at the Monster Energy Supercross, an FIM World Championship, race at Minneapolis' Metrodome Yamaha's Josh Hill, of Yoncalla, Ore., became the 50th racer in the sport's rich history to accomplish this feat.Hill began competing in the Western regional AMA Supercross Lites class in 2007, earning two podium finishes - Anaheim 2 and Seattle. This year Hill moved to the premier AMA Supercross class, scoring podium finishes at Anaheim 2 and Indianapolis before the major win at Minneapolis.Throughout the decades, 50 riders have earned AMA Supercross class wins and the '90s lead the way with 17 riders reaching this accomplishment. Following the '90s is the '70s with 14, the '80s with 12 and '00s with 7.AMA Supercross Class Winners
1. Pierre Karsmakers-3/10/74-Daytona-Yamaha
2. Jim Pomeroy-3/15/74-Houston-Bultaco
3. Jaroslav Falta-6/22/74-LA-CZ
4. Jimmy Ellis-2/28/75-Dallas-Canam
5. Tony DiStefano-3/6/76-Daytona-Suzuki
6. Jimmy Weinert-3/12/76-Houston-Kawasaki
7. Marty Smith-3/27/76-Pontiac-Honda
8. Bob Hannah-3/5/77-Atlanta-Yamaha
9. Marty Tripes-3/4/78-Atlanta-Honda
10. Mike Bell-6/24/78-LA-Yamaha
11. Gaylon Mosier-11/11/78-Anaheim-Kawasaki
12. Steve Wise-6/2/79-New Orleans-Honda
13. Mark Barnett-7/14/79-LA-Suzuki
14. Kent Howerton-11/17/79-Anaheim-Suzuki
15. Chuck Sun-3/1/80-Atlanta-Honda
16. Rex Staten-3/8/80-Daytona-Yamaha
17. Broc Glover-3/15/80-Houston-Yamaha
18. Darrel Shultz-2/14/81-Seattle-Suzuki
19. Donnie Hansen-1/30/82-Anaheim-Honda
20. David Bailey-1/29/83-Anaheim-Honda
21. Ron Lechein-6/11/83-Orlando-Yamaha
22. Johnny O'mara-1/28/84-Anaheim-Honda
23. Jeff Ward-2/11/84-Seattle-Kawasaki
24. Rick Johnson-2/12/84-Seattle-Yamaha
25. Rick Ryan-3/7/87-Daytona-Honda
26. Jeff Stanton-2/25/89-Atlanta-Honda
27. Damon Bradshaw-1/27/90-Yamaha
28. Larry Ward-2/17/90-Seattle-Suzuki
29. Jeff Matasavich-3/17/90-Las Vegas-Kawasaki
30. Jean Michael Bayle-4/7/90-Dallas-Honda
31. Mike Larocco-5/14/91-Las Vegas-Suzuki
32. Doug Dubach-6/15/91-San Jose-Yamaha
33. Jeremy Mcgrath-1/23/93-Anaheim-Honda
34. Mike Kiedrowski-3/6/93-Daytona-Kawasaki
35. Mike Craig-2/12/94-Tampa-Yamaha
36. Doug Henry-4/29/95-Dallas-Honda
37. Jeff Emig-6/10/95-Las Vegas-Yamaha
38. Greg Albertyn-1/11/97-LA-Suzuki
39. Damon Huffman-2/22/97-Atlanta-Kawasaki
40. Ezra Lusk-3/29/97-Orlando-Yamaha
41. Kevin Whindham-4/19/97-Charlote-Yamaha
42. Sebastian Tortelli-1/10/98-LA-Kawasaki
43. John Dowd-4/18/98-Charlotte-Yamaha
44. David Vuillemin-1/22/00-San Diego-Yamaha
45. Ricky Carmicheal-3/10/00-Daytona-Kawasaki
46. Nathan Ramsey-4/13/02-St. Lois-Honda
47. Chad Reed-1/04/03-Anaheim-Yamaha
48. James Stewart-4/02/05-Dallas-Kawasaki
49. Davi Millsaps-2/23/08-Atlanta-Honda
50. Josh Hill-3/15/08-Minneapolis-YamahaFor more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross an FIM World Championship please log on to http://www.supercrossonline.com. For all media requests, please contact Denny Hartwig dennyhartwig@livenation.com or 630-566-6305.About Live Nation
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