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Monster Energy Supercross Historical Notes Package – Round 12 – Ford Field – Detroit, MI (Industry Press Releases)

Monster Energy Supercross’ rich history in Detroit dates back 41 years to 1976 when the legendary Pontiac Silverdome hosted races for 29 seasons from ’76-’05. It was one of the first two stadiums to host multiple races in a season in 1977.

Detroit’s storied legacy is highlighted by its distinction as being the host city with the longest tradition of hosting weekend doubleheaders over the course of 16 seasons from ’77-’93.

The championship made the move to Ford Field in 2006 and raced there for three seasons before ending a six-year absence in “The Motor City” in 2014. In total, the 52 races held in Detroit are second only to Anaheim all time in supercross history.

The track layouts inside Ford Field pay homage to Detroit’s supercross legacy by running into the stands, a tradition that helped make the sport’s races inside the Pontiac Silverdome iconic.

450SX Class Stats: Detroit

2016 Podium:

Jason Anderson
Marvin Musquin
Ryan Dungey

The first 450SX Class race held in Detroit was on March 27, 1976. Marty Smith won on a Honda for his first career victory.

This will be the 53rd time the gate will drop for a 450SX Class race in Detroit. A total of 25 different riders have earned a 450SX Class win in that span.

Bob Hannah claimed nine Detroit wins during the doubleheader era at the Silverdome, which is the most for any rider at a single venue in supercross history. He also won six straight races there, tying Jeremy McGrath for the longest streak in one venue.

James Stewart has won three of the six races held inside Ford Field. He won the first two races in ’06 & ’07 and also won the championship’s return in ’14. He’s the only multi-time winner at the venue.

Last season Jason Anderson earned a controversial win in Detroit. He crossed the line in second but was awarded the victory after Ryan Dungey was penalized two positions for jumping through a cross flag. It was Husqvarna’s first Detroit win.

All-Time Wins by Brand in Detroit (Last Win)

Honda: 19 (2015)

Yamaha: 19 (2005)

Kawasaki: 9 (2007)

Suzuki: 4 (2014)

Husqvarna: 1 (2016)

All-Time Wins in Detroit (Wins)

Bob Hannah (9)

Jeremy McGrath (6)

Damon Bradshaw (4)

Chad Reed (3)

James Stewart (3)

Davie Bailey (2)

Mark Barnett (2)

Jean-Michel Bayle (2)

Donnie Hansen (2)

Ricky Johnson (2)

Ezra Lusk (2)

Jeff Ward (2)

First-Time Winners in Detroit

1976: Marty Smith

2002: Nathan Ramsey

Brand Sweeps in Detroit (450SX & 250SX)

1986 Race 2: Honda – David Bailey & Keith Turpin

1991 Race 1: Honda – Jean-Michel Bayle & Jeromy Buehl

1993 Race 2: Honda – Jeremy McGrath & Doug Henry

1994: Honda – Jeremy McGrath & Mike Brown

1995: Kawasaki – Mike LaRocco & Mickael Pichon

2000 Race 1: Yamaha – Jeremy McGrath & Stephane Roncada

2000 Race 2: Yamaha – Jeremy McGrath & Stephane Roncada

2003: Yamaha – Chad Reed & Ivan Tedesco

2015: Honda – Eli Tomac & Justin Bogle

Riders to Win in Both Classes in Detroit

Damon Bradshaw

Ricky Carmichael

Mike LaRocco

Nathan Ramsey

James Stewart

Past Winners in Detroit

1976: Marty Smith, Honda

1977: Bob Hannah, Yamaha

1977: Bob Hannah, Yamaha

1978: Bob Hannah, Yamaha

1978: Bob Hannah, Yamaha

1979: Bob Hannah, Yamaha

1979: Bob Hannah, Yamaha

1980: Mike Bell, Yamaha

1980: Kent Howerton, Suzuki

1981: Bob Hannah, Yamaha

1981: Mark Barnett, Suzuki

1982: Donnie Hansen, Honda

1982: Donnie Hansen, Honda

1983: Bob Hannah, Honda

1983: Mark Barnett, Suzuki

1984: Bob Hannah, Honda

1984: Johnny O’Mara, Honda

1986: David Bailey, Honda

1986: David Bailey, Honda

1987: Jeff Ward, Kawasaki

1987: Ron Lechien, Kawasaki

1988: Rick Johnson, Honda

1988: Rick Johnson, Honda

1989: Ron Lechien, Kawasaki

1989: Jeff Ward, Kawasaki

1990: Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha

1990: Jean-Michel Bayle, Honda

1991: Jean-Michel Bayle, Honda

1991: Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha

1992: Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha

1992: Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha

1993: Mike Kiedrowski, Kawasaki

1993: Jeremy McGrath, Honda

1994: Jeremy McGrath, Honda

1995: Mike LaRocco, Kawasaki

1996: Jeremy McGrath, Honda

1997: Ezra Lusk, Yamaha

1998: Ezra Lusk, Honda

1999: Jeremy McGrath, Yamaha

2000: Jeremy McGrath, Yamaha

2000: Jeremy McGrath, Yamaha

2001: Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki

2002: Nathan Ramsey, Honda

2003: Chad Reed, Yamaha

2004: Chad Reed, Yamaha

2005: Chad Reed, Yamaha

2006: James Stewart, Kawasaki

2007: James Stewart, Kawasaki

2008: Davi Millsaps, Honda

2014: James Stewart, Suzuki

2015: Eli Tomac, Honda

2016: Jason Anderson, Husqvarna

250SX Class Stats: Detroit

2016 Podium:

Malcolm Stewart
Aaron Plessinger
Shane McElrath

The first 250SX Class race held in Detroit was on April 12, 1986. Ron Tichenor won on a Kawasaki for his first career victory.

This will be the 36th time the gate will drop for a 250SX Class race in Detroit, second only to Anaheim for the most races held in a host city.

In six races inside Ford Field there has never been a repeat winner. The venue will welcome its seventh different winner this season. The winner the past two seasons has gone on to win the title.

All-Time Wins by Brand in Detroit (Last Win)

Honda: 11 (2016)

Suzuki: 9 (2007)

Yamaha: 8 (2003)

Kawasaki: 6 (2014)

KTM: 1 (2005)

All-Time Wins in Detroit (Wins)

Stephane Roncada (3)

Brian Swink (3)

Damon Bradshaw (2)

Doug Henry (2)

Denny Stephenson (2)

Ron Tichenor (2)

Keith Turpin (2)

First-Time Winners in Detroit

1986: Ron Tichenor

1988: Mike LaRocco

1994: Mike Brown

1999: Brock Sellards

2002: Branden Jesseman

2003: Ivan Tedesco

Past Winners in Detroit

1986: Ron Tichenor, Honda

1986: Keith Turpin, Honda

1987: Keith Turpin, Suzuki

1987: Ron Tichenor, Suzuki

1988: Mike LaRocco, Yamaha

1988: Todd DeHoop, Suzuki

1989: Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha

1989: Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha

1990: Denny Stephenson, Suzuki

1990: Denny Stephenson, Suzuki

1991: Brian Swink, Honda

1991: Jeromy Buehl, Honda

1992: Brian Swink, Suzuki

1992: Brian Swink, Suzuki

1993: Doug Henry, Honda

1993: Doug Henry, Honda

1994: Mike Brown, Honda

1995: Mickael Pichon, Kawasaki

1996: John Dowd, Yamaha

1997: Stephane Roncada, Honda

1998: Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki

1999: Brock Sellards, Honda

2000: Stephane Roncada, Yamaha

2000: Stephane Roncada, Yamaha

2001: Nathan Ramsey, Yamaha

2002: Branden Jesseman, Suzuki

2003: Ivan Tedesco, Yamaha

2004: James Stewart, Kawasaki

2005: Josh Hansen, KTM

2006: Josh Grant, Honda

2007: Ryan Dungey, Suzuki

2008: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki

2014: Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki

2015: Justin Bogle, Honda

2016: Malcolm Stewart, Honda

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