2009 AMA Motocross Championship Stats

September 17, 2009
Courtesy of MX Sports
Chad Reed - 2009 AMA Motocross - Steel City
Rockstar/Makita Suzuki’s Chad Reed adds another AMA Pro Motocross Championship title to his already impressive list of career highlights.

With one of the most memorable seasons in American Motocross history in the books, MX Sports Pro Racing presents the final statistical report of the 2009 Lucas Oil AMA Pro Motocross Championship. 450 Class champion Chad Reed and 250 Class title holder Ryan Dungey provided a clean sweep for the Rockstar/Makita Suzuki team while Honda Red Bull Racing’s Ashley Fiolek made history as the first full factory-supported woman to win a championship in the inaugural season of the Women’s Class of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship.

Through twelve rounds and 24 motos for each of the men’s classes, parity reigned supreme as a total of 10 riders claimed their first career class victories, including seven in the premier 450 Class alone. The eight round, 16 moto women’s title fight came down to a pair of familiar faces while a lineup of young guns showcased their talent in what is quickly becoming a deep field of fast females.

• With seven overall winners in the 450 Class, the series featured the most parity since 1999 when seven different riders also stood atop the podium.

• Of the eleven different winners across both classes in 2009, only Ryan Dungey was a previous class winner, meaning there were 10 first-time class winners this season.

Ryan Dungey - 2009 AMA Motocross - Steel City
Ryan Dungey, Rockstar/Makita Suzuki, ends a five-year Kawasaki streak in the 250 Class and is the first non-Kawasaki rider to win this championship in the four-stroke era.

• Five riders won their first-ever AMA Motocross National in either class: Christophe Pourcel, Jake Weimer, Justin Barcia, Matt Goerke, Tommy Hahn

• Suzuki’s sweep of the 450 and 250 classes marks the third time in history the manufacturer has achieved the feat. As a whole, Rockstar/Makita Suzuki team manager Roger DeCoster’s riders won 45% of the overall victories across both classes (11 of 24).

• Dungey’s final 11-point advantage over Christophe Pourcel is the closest since 2001, when Mike Brown edged out Grant Langston by just 14 points.

• Michael Byrne was the only 450 Class rider to score points in all 24 motos.

• Dungey and Brett Metcalfe are the only two 250 Class riders to score points in all 24 motos.

• Christophe Pourcel finished on the overall podium in 11 of 12 rounds this season.

• Chad Reed finished on the podium in 18 of 24 motos in the 450 Class while Dungey and Pourcel did it 17 times apiece in the 250 Class.

Ashley Fiolek - 2009 AMA Motocross - Steel City
While she may be made of sugar, spice and everything nice, Honda Red Bull rider Ashley Fiolek is one tough girl.

• Ashley Fiolek became the first full factory-supported female to win a national championship as well as the inaugural champion of Women’s Motocross Class of the Lucas Oil AMA Motocross Championship.

• Fiolek’s heroic effort to finish the first moto at the Steel City finale after breaking her collarbone clinched the championship as she finished the season with just a 5-point lead over Jessica Patterson.

2009 450 Class
Overall Wins
Chad Reed – 5
Mike Alessi – 2
Matt Goerke – 1
Josh Grant – 1
Tommy Hahn – 1
Ivan Tedesco – 1
Ryan Villopoto – 1
 
Moto Wins
Chad Reed – 10
Mike Alessi – 4
Josh Grant – 2
Ivan Tedesco – 2
Ryan Villopoto – 2
Justin Brayton – 1
Matt Goerke – 1
Tommy Hahn – 1
Davi Millsaps – 1
 
Wins by Brand
Suzuki – 7 
Kawasaki – 2 
Yamaha – 2
Honda – 1
 
Laps Led (total)
Chad Reed – 117
Josh Grant – 62
Ivan Tedesco – 62
Mike Alessi – 52
Davi Millsaps – 18
Andrew Short – 18
Justin Brayton – 14
Tommy Hahn – 9
Ryan Villopoto – 8
Matt Goerke – 7
Jeff Alessi – 4
Total: 371
 
Holeshot Winners (total)
Chad Reed – 5
Ivan Tedesco – 5
Mike Alessi – 4
Justin Brayton – 3
Jeff Alessi – 2
Josh Grant – 2
Andrew Short – 2
Davi Millsaps – 1
 
2009 250 Class 
Overall Wins
Ryan Dungey – 4
Christophe Pourcel – 4
Jake Weimer – 3
Justin Barcia – 1
Moto Wins
Christophe Pourcel – 13
Ryan Dungey – 7
Jake Weimer – 2
Justin Barcia – 1
Tyla Rattray – 1
 
Wins by Brand
Kawasaki – 7
Suzuki – 4
Honda – 1
 
Laps Led (total)
Christophe Pourcel – 148
Ryan Dungey – 87
Justin Barcia – 52
Trey Canard – 21
Jake Weimer – 18
Tyla Rattray – 16
Brett Metcalfe – 8
Martin Davalos – 6
Blake Wharton – 6
Total: 362

Holeshot Winners (total)
Justin Barcia – 5
Ryan Dungey – 4
Trey Canard – 3
Martin Davalos – 3
Christophe Pourcel – 3
Ryan Sipes – 2
Jake Weimer – 2
Tyla Rattray – 1
Vince Freise – 1
 
2009 WMX Class
Overall Wins
Ashley Fiolek – 5
Jessica Patterson – 3
Moto Wins
Ashley Fiolek – 10
Jessica Patterson – 6
 
Wins by Brand
Honda – 8

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