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Steel City Motocross Statistical Report 2012

Friday, August 31, 2012
Steel City Raceway 2011.
Steel City Raceway has been host to Labor Day Weekend AMA Motocross action since 1993.
• Steel City Raceway is the second of two rounds held in the state of Pennsylvania.
• The renowned facility has hosted a Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship event since 1989. It has taken place on Labor Day Weekend since 1993.
• Steel City Raceway is one of the most picturesque tracks on the circuit, and features one of the most technically challenging layouts of the 12 national events.
• About a 30-minute drive from Pittsburgh, the track shares its name with the iconic nickname of the second-largest city in the state of Pennsylvania.
• In recent years, Steel City has produced some wild outcomes in the 450 Class, including the first career win for Tommy Hahn in 2009, a surprise victory for Kevin Windham in 2010, and last year's captivating battle between Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey that was highlighted by a last-turn pass by the eventual champion in the first moto.
• In both the 450 and 250 Classes, there has not been a repeat winner at Steel City since 2006, with each division enjoying six different winners over the past six years.
• Since 2009, either Kawasaki or Honda has claimed the overall win in either class.
• Steel City is just one of two tracks in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship that newly-crowned 450 Class Champion Ryan Dungey has not won at in the premier division. Dungey did prevail in Delmont during the 2008 season in the 250 Class.
• Dungey is enjoying an eight-round overall winning streak, winning 14 of the last 16 motos. He has swept the motos in six of those eight wins.
• Dungey's championship is the first of any kind for KTM since Grant Langston won the 250 Class title (then known as 125cc) back during the 2003 season.
Unadilla marked the first time KTM has captured the overall win for both the 450 and 250 Classes.
• Dungey has won 28 of the 68 motos he's entered in his 450 Class career (55%), claiming the overall in 22 of 34 races (64%). He already sits in a tie for third on the all-time wins list, alongside Rick Johnson.
KTM secured its first AMA Motocross title when Ryan Dungey beat out the competition with two rounds remaining in the season.
Ryan Dungey secured the 2012 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship 450 title in the previous round at Unadilla.
• Comparatively, through his first 34 career 450 Class races, Ricky Carmichael captured 26 overall victories.
• Carmichael also earned 1,525 career points through the first 34 races of his 450 Class career, while Dungey has amassed 1,537 over that same span.
• Dungey is the only rider in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship to finish on the podium in every moto. His worst result was third in the first moto of the season.
• Dungey is the 10th multi-time 450 Class champion in history and one of just 10 riders to win both a 250 Class and 450 Class title. He ends a six-year streak that produced six different champions in the 450 Class.
• Mike Alessi has finished on the overall podium in seven of 10 rounds and currently sits second on the championship as a privateer. He also has one moto win.
• Blake Baggett has the most wins in the 250 Class with four. However, he sits fourth in laps led. Justin Barcia has led the most laps, with two overall wins.
• Marvin Musquin's win for KTM ended a streak of dominance by Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki and GEICO Honda, who had won every overall victory since Washougal during the 2009 season. It was the first 250 Class win for KTM since Hangtown in 2006 with Mike Alessi.
• Eli Tomac leads all competitors in passing an average of 5.2 riders a moto.

450 Class Stats
• The first 450 Class race held at Steel City Raceway was September 4, 1994. Mike LaRocco won on a Kawasaki.
• This will be the 19th time the gate will drop for a 450 Class race at Steel City Raceway.
• Ricky Carmichael, Kevin Windham, Jeff Emig, James Stewart, and Ryan Villopoto have won at Steel City Raceway in both classes. Ryan Dungey will look to join this group.
• Ricky Carmichael won five consecutive races at Steel City Raceway from 2002 to 2006.
• From 1989-1993, Steel City Raceway hosted the 500cc National Championship. Kawasaki won all five races, with Jeff Ward winning four of them from 1989-1992.
• Kawasaki is the winningest manufacturer at Steel City Raceway, boasting seven victories.
• Brands have swept wins at Steel City in the 450 and 250 Classes for the last three seasons.
• Only Grant Langston and Tommy Hahn have captured their first-career wins at Steel City Raceway.
• Kevin Windham's win at Steel City Raceway in 2010 came nine seasons after his inaugural victory at the track in 2001. He was the first repeat winner at the track since Ricky Carmichael.

Wins by brand at Steel City Raceway
Kawasaki - 7
Honda - 5 
Suzuki - 4 
Yamaha - 2

Last win by brand at Steel City Raceway
Kawasaki - 2011
Honda - 2010
Yamaha - 2007
Suzuki - 2006

First Time Winners at Steel City Raceway
Grant Langston, 2007 - Yamaha
Tommy Hahn, 2008 - Kawasaki

James Stewart struggled with multiple crashes at Unadilla.
James Stewart is out for the rest of the 2012 season.
Riders to win Steel City Raceway in both classes
Ryan Villopoto
James Stewart
Ricky Carmichael
Kevin Windham
Jeff Emig

Brand Sweeps at Steel City Raceway
Kawasaki: Mike LaRocco, Robbie Reynard - 1994
Honda: Jeremy McGrath, Steve Lamson - 1995
Suzuki: Ricky Carmichael, Broc Hepler - 2005, 2006
Kawasaki: Tommy Hahn, Christophe Pourcel - 2009
Honda: Kevin Windham, Trey Canard - 2010
Kawasaki: Ryan Villopoto, Dean Wilson - 2011

2012 Current Stats

450 Class Point Standings - After 10 of 12 rounds
1. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 480
2. Mike Alessi, Victorville, Calif., Suzuki, 367
3. Andrew Short, Smithville, Texas, Honda, 311
4. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki, 293
5. Jake Weimer, Rupert, Idaho, Kawasaki, 293
6. Josh Grant, Riverside, Calif., Kawasaki, 226
7. Justin Brayton, Ft. Dodge, Iowa, Honda, 202
8. Kyle Chisholm, Valrico, Fla., Kawasaki, 182
9. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Suzuki, 163
10. Davi Millsaps, Cairo, Ga., Yamaha, 150

Overall Wins
Ryan Dungey - 8
James Stewart - 2

Moto Wins
Ryan Dungey - 14
James Stewart - 4
Mike Alessi - 1
Tyla Rattray - 1

Overall Wins by Brand
KTM - 8
Suzuki - 2

Laps Led (total)
Ryan Dungey - 190
James Stewart - 69
Mike Alessi - 51
Michael Byrne - 9
Tyla Rattray - 4
Broc Tickle - 4
Andrew Short - 2
Tommy Hahn - 1
Total: 330

Davi Millsaps took fourth overall at Unadilla after going 3-5.
Davi Millsaps on his way to a 3-5 finish at Unadilla.
Holeshot Winners
Ryan Dungey - 6
Mike Alessi - 6
Michael Byrne - 2
Andrew Short - 2
Justin Brayton - 1
Tommy Hahn - 1
Kyle Regal - 1
Jake Weimer - 1

Top Five Average Finishers (minimum 10 motos)
Ryan Dungey - 1.4
Mike Alessi - 5.5
Andrew Short - 6.0
Brett Metcalfe - 7.1
Jake Weimer - 8.5

Top Five Average Starters (minimum 10 motos)
Ryan Dungey - 3.1
James Stewart - 3.4
Mike Alessi - 5.9
Tommy Hahn - 6.8
Andrew Short - 7.4

250 Class Stats
• The first race was held at Steel City Raceway on October 1, 1989. Jeff Matiasevich won on a Kawasaki.
• This will be the 24th time the gate will drop at Steel City Raceway for a 250 Class race.
• Three riders have won back-to-back races at Steel City Raceway: Robbie Reynard (93-94), Kevin Windham (96-97), and Broc Hepler (05-06). James Stewart won three in-a-row from 2002-2004.
• Robbie Reynard and James Stewart are the winningest riders at Steel City Raceway, with three victories each.
• Kawasaki has won three of the last five races at Steel City Raceway.
• Steel City Raceway has not had a repeat winner in the 250 Class since Broc Hepler in 2006. With Dean Wilson out due to injury, that trend will continue.
 
Wins by brand at Steel City Raceway
Kawasaki - 11
Suzuki - 6
Honda - 3
Yamaha - 3

Things got dirty in the 250 start at Unadilla.
Blake Baggett will fight to keep his points lead at Steel City.
Last win by brand at Steel City Raceway
Kawasaki - 2011
Honda - 2010
Suzuki - 2008
Yamaha - 1997

First time winners at Steel City Raceway
Jeff Matiasevich, 1989 - Kawasaki

2012 Current Stats

250 Class Point Standings - After 10 of 12 rounds
1. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 436
2. Justin Barcia, Monroe, N.Y., Honda, 412
3. Eli Tomac, Cortez, Colo., Honda, 408
4. Ken Roczen, Apolda, Germany, KTM, 385
5. Marvin Musquin, La Reole, France, KTM, 336
6. Wil Hahn, Decatur, Texas, Honda, 255
7. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki, 215
8. Jason Anderson, Edgewood, N.M, Suzuki, 206
9. Jessy Nelson, Paso Robles, Calif., Honda, 189
10. Travis Baker, Temecula, Calif., Honda, 168

Overall Wins
Blake Baggett - 4
Eli Tomac - 3
Justin Barcia - 2
Marvin Musquin - 1

Moto Wins
Blake Baggett - 9
Eli Tomac - 6
Justin Barcia - 4
Ken Roczen - 1

Overall Wins by Brand
Honda - 5
Kawasaki - 4
KTM - 1

Laps Led (total)
Justin Barcia - 107
Ken Roczen - 79
Eli Tomac - 62
Blake Baggett - 51
Marvin Musquin - 12
Blake Wharton - 6
Zach Bell - 7
Jessy Nelson - 2
Phil Nicoletti - 1
Total: 327

Justin Barcia struggled in Moto 1 but came back and took second in Moto 2 at Unadilla.
Justin Barcia has the most holeshots and laps led in the 250 class this year. He currently sits second in overall points.
Holeshot Winners
Justin Barcia - 7
Wil Hahn - 2
Marvin Musquin - 2
Jessy Nelson - 3
Zach Bell - 2
Alex Martin - 1
Jessy Nelson - 1
Ken Roczen - 1
Ivan Tedesco - 1

Top Five Average Finishers (minimum 10 motos)
Blake Baggett - 2.4
Justin Barcia - 2.9
Eli Tomac - 3.1
Ken Roczen - 3.5
Marvin Musquin - 5.0

Top Five Average Starters (minimum 10 motos)
Ken Roczen - 4.7
Justin Barcia - 5.1
Marvin Musquin - 5.1
Blake Baggett - 5.6
Eli Tomac - 8.3

Past Winners

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450 Class
Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine

September 3, 2011 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
September 4, 2010 / Kevin Windham, Centreville, MS / Honda
September 5, 2009 / Tommy Hahn, Decatur, TX / Kawasaki
August 31, 2008 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
August 26, 2007 / Grant Langston, South Africa / Yamaha
September 3, 2006 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
September 4, 2005 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Suzuki
September 5, 2004 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
August 31, 2003 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
September 1, 2002 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Honda
September 2, 2001 / Kevin Windham, Centreville, MS / Suzuki
September 3, 2000 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
September 5, 1999 / Greg Albertyn, South Africa / Suzuki
September 6, 1998 / Doug Henry, Oxford, CT / Yamaha
August 31, 1997 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Kawasaki
September 1, 1996 / Jeff Emig, Riverside, CA / Kawasaki
September 3, 1995 / Jeremy McGrath, Murrieta, CA / Honda
September 4, 1994 / Mike LaRocco, South Bend, IN / Kawasaki

250 Class
Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine
September 3, 2011 / Dean Wilson, Scotland / Kawasaki
September 4, 2010 / Trey Canard, Shawnee, OK / Honda
September 5, 2009 / Christophe Pourcel, France / Kawasaki
August 31, 2008 / Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, MN / Suzuki
August 26, 2007 / Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, WA / Kawasaki
September 3, 2006 / Broc Hepler, Kittanning, PA / Suzuki
September 4, 2005 / Broc Hepler, Kittanning, PA / Suzuki
September 5, 2004 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
August 31, 2003 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
September 1, 2002 / James Stewart, Haines City, FL / Kawasaki
September 2, 2001 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
September 3, 2000 / Travis Pastrana, Annapolis, MD / Suzuki
September 5, 1999 / Ricky Carmichael, Havana, FL / Kawasaki
September 6, 1998 / Robbie Reynard, Norman, OK / Suzuki
August 31, 1997 / Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, LA / Yamaha
September 1, 1996 / Kevin Windham, Baton Rouge, LA / Yamaha
September 3, 1995 / Steve Lamson, Pollock Pines, CA / Honda
September 4, 1994 / Robbie Reynard, Moore, OK / Kawasaki
September 5, 1993 / Robbie Reynard, Moore, OK / Kawasaki
September 27, 1992 / Jeff Emig, Highland, CA / Yamaha
September 29, 1991 / Guy Cooper, Stillwater, OK / Suzuki
September 30, 1990 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Honda
October 1, 1989 / Jeff Matiasevich, La Habra, CA / Kawasaki

500cc Motocross
Date / Winner, Hometown / Machine

September 5, 1993 / Mike Kiedrowski, Canyon Country, CA / Kawasaki
September 27, 1992 / Jeff Ward, San Juan Capistrano, CA / Kawasaki
September 29, 1991 / Jeff Ward, San Juan Capistrano, CA / Kawasaki
September 30, 1990 / Jeff Ward, San Juan Capistrano, CA / Kawasaki
October 1, 1989 / Jeff Ward, San Juan Capistrano, CA / Kawasaki

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