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Thunder Valley Motocross Stat Report 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012
James Stewart opened the season with a 1-1 finish  no doubt making the folks at Yoshimura Suzuki very happy.
James Stewart has been flawless, winning all four motos and leading for all but two laps through two rounds.
450 Class Stats
• Thunder Valley will host its eighth Lucas Oil Pro Motocross National.
• Round 3 is the earliest Thunder Valley has even been on the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross schedule.
• The mile-high altitude at Thunder Valley is a unique element of this national. It will provide an additional challenge for mechanics in making a bike perform at its peak, while riders must physically adjust to the thinner air.
• Thunder Valley was the site of the first professional motocross event to ever be held under the lights, during the 2008 season. The track also hosted a night race during the 2009 season. In 2010, it was the host venue for the Motocross of Nations.
• Each of veteran rider Ivan Tedesco’s inaugural 250 Class and 450 Class victories came at Thunder Valley, which he considers to be his home race. He is the only rider to win at the track in both classes.
• James Stewart has started the season a perfect 4-0 in motos and is undefeated aboard the Yoshimura Suzuki. He has won 28 of the last 30 motos he’s entered, claiming the overall in 14 of his last 15 races.
• Stewart now has 18 career wins in the 450 Class, placing him in a tie for fourth all time with Kent Howerton.
• Stewart has led all but two laps this season.
• After making history by becoming the first rider to win his professional debut back in 2010, Eli Tomac broke a 24-race winless streak last weekend.
• It has been 27 races since Justin Barcia won his last 250 Class race in 2009, which was also his inaugural win.
450 Class Stats
• The first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship race was held at Thunder Valley on July 24, 2005. Ricky Carmichael won on a Suzuki.
• Four different riders have won in seven races at Thunder Valley. Three of the four – Ricky Carmichael, James Stewart and Ryan Dungey – have gone back-to-back.
• Ivan Tedesco is the only rider to win in both classes at Thunder Valley. Jake Weimer will look to achieve the same feat this weekend.

Wins by brand at Thunder Valley
Suzuki – 4
Kawasaki – 2
Honda – 1

Last win by brand at Thunder Valley
Suzuki – 2011 
Honda – 2009
Kawasaki – 2008

First time winners at Thunder Valley
Ivan Tedesco, 2009 – Honda

Riders to win at Thunder Valley in both classes
Ivan Tedesco

Brand Sweeps at Thunder Valley
Kawasaki; James Stewart (450 Class) and Ryan Villopoto (250 Class) – 2008
Kawasaki; James Stewart (450 Class) and Ben Townley (250 Class) – 2007

Ryan Dungey posted a 3-2 finish  taking second overall at Hangtown.
Ryan Dungey hopes to disrupt Stewart's perfect season with a win at Thunder Valley on Saturday.
2012 Current Stats


450 Class Point Standings – After 2 of 12 rounds
1. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 100
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 86
3. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 70
4. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 61
5. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 61
6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki, 58
7. Brett Metcalfe, Mannum, Australia, Suzuki, 53
8. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki, 43
9. Tommy Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 39
10. Nico Izzi, Rochester, Mich., Yamaha, 39
 
Overall Wins
James Stewart – 2

Moto Wins
James Stewart – 4

Overall Wins by Brand
Suzuki – 2

Laps Led (total)
James Stewart – 66
Mike Alessi – 2
Total: 68

Holeshot Winners
Ryan Dungey – 1
Kyle Regal – 1

Ivan Tedesco joined his old team for the 2012 Lucas Oil Motocross Championship Series and was able to score fourth overall at Hangtown.
Ivan Tedesco won the first 250 Class race held at Thunder Vally in 2005 on a Kawasaki.
250 Class Stats
• The first 250 Class race at Thunder Valley was held on July 24, 2005. Ivan Tedesco won on a Kawasaki.
• Six different riders have won in seven races at Thunder Valley.
• Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki is undefeated at Thunder Valley.
• Blake Baggett is looking to become the first back-to-back winner in the 250 Class at Thunder Valley.
 
Wins by brand at Thunder Valley
Kawasaki – 7

Last win by brand at Thunder Valley
Kawasaki – 2011

First time winners at Thunder Valley
Ivan Tedesco, 2005 – Kawasaki
Jake Weimer, 2009 – Kawasaki

2012 Current Stats

250 Class Point Standings – After 2 of 12 rounds
1. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 94
2. Ken Roczen, Apolda, Germany, KTM, 80
3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 79
4. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda, 76
5. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki, 55
6. Marvin Musquin, La Reole, France, KTM, 52
7. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 46
8. Kyle Cunningham, Fort Worth, Texas, Yamaha, 42
9. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Honda, 41
10. Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, Calif., Kawasaki, 41

Overall Wins
Blake Baggett – 1
Eli Tomac – 1

Eli Tomac looked strong in Moto 1  taking fourth place but faltered a bit in Moto 2 taking 10th.
Eli Tomac struggled at Hangtown but dominated at Freestone. The Honda rider will look to continue his move up the championship points list at Thunder Valley.
Moto Wins
Blake Baggett – 2
Eli Tomac – 2

Overall Wins by Brand
Honda – 1
Kawasaki – 1

Laps Led (total)
Eli Tomac – 26
Blake Baggett – 13
Ken Roczen – 12
Justin Barcia – 8
Blake Wharton – 6
Jessy Nelson – 1
Phil Nicoletti – 1
Total: 67

Holeshot Winners
Jessy Nelson – 2

Past Winners
THUNDER VALLEY MOTOCROSS PARK
Lakewood, Colorado
 
450 Class
Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine
June 25, 2011 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
June 26, 2010 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
June 27, 2009 / Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, CA / Honda
June 29, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 22, 2007 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
July 23, 2006 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
July 24, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
 
250 Class
Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine
June 25, 2011 / Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, CA / Kawasaki
June 26, 2010 / Christophe Pourcel, France / Kawasaki
June 27, 2009 / Jake Weimer, Rupert, ID / Kawasaki
June 29, 2008 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
July 22, 2007 / Ben Townley, New Zealand / Kawasaki
July 23, 2006 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
July 24, 2005 / Ivan Tedesco, Murrieta, CA / Kawasaki

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