EAST RUTHERFORD – Motocross Efficiency Journal

Spherical 14 in East Rutherford, NJ will act as this years Love Moto Cease Most cancers race, a race devoted completely to the youngsters of St. Jude Youngsters’s Analysis Hospital. Athletes and race groups will deck out their bike graphics and racing gear in affected person impressed art work to rejoice the event, these gadgets can be entered into the annual St. Jude public sale. The public sale will run on-line at supercrosslive.com/stjude from Might 1 – Might 15 with 100% of the proceeds going on to St. Jude and their mission of Discovering Cures. Saving Youngsters.

Chase Sexton

Sexton Sizzles in HOTlanta: Chase Sexton scored his third win of the season and fourth of his 450SX Class profession when he crossed the checkers at Atlanta Motor Speedway. He was making his fortieth begin and nabbed his twenty first podium and thirtieth top-five end of his 450SX Class profession. Sexton is 17-points behind the red-plate which continues to be thought-about “within the combine” with three races left.

Justin Barcia

Barcia Stepping Into Historical past: Justin Barcia has tied his profession file of three straight podium finishes that he set in 2014 after a runner-up end in Atlanta. A podium in East Rutherford might break his all-time podium streak and tie his profession excessive in podiums from final season. Two extra podiums will break his private file of podiums in a season. His podium strikes him into 14th all-time in 450SX Class historical past past David Vuillemin, tied with Cooper Webb, and proper behind legends Mike Bell and Mark Barnett.

Ken Roczen

Becoming a member of Elite Firm: Already thought-about an elite Supercross racer, Ken Roczen has elevated that dialog changing into simply the eleventh rider with 60 podiums and tenth rider with 85 top-five finishes in 450SX Class historical past. That is after a third-place end in Atlanta. Roczen has additionally tied Vuillemin for nineteenth all-time in 450SX Class begins with 129.

Cooper Webb

Notes: Cooper Webb (4th) gained a single level on Tomac’s red-plate, trailing by solely six factors with 4 races left. Eli Tomac (fifth) made his a hundred and sixtieth 450SX Class begin and nabbed his 118th top-five end. Dean Wilson (eighth) back-to-back top-10’s after having none in first 11 races. Kyle Chisholm (14th) made 152nd begin transferring him previous Davi Millsaps for eleventh all-time. Justin Starling (nineteenth) made his thirty fifth 450SX Class begin. He’s twenty third all-time in 250SX Class begins with 56 as nicely.

Historical past Lesson: The primary 450SX Class race in East Rutherford was on June seventh, 1987 in Giants Stadium at The Meadowlands. Rick Johnson gained on a Honda in what was the penultimate race of the 1987 season however Jeff Ward’s fifth-place end was sufficient for him to clinch the title over Johnson. Honda dominated The Meadowlands successful all 5 races held there.

Venue Historical past: East Rutherford hosted Supercross races from 1987-1991 in Giants Stadium at The Meadowlands. Giants Stadium was demolished in 2010 and MetLife Stadium was constructed as a substitute. The collection returned to the town in 2014 at MetLife Stadium and remained on the schedule by 2017 and once more in 2019. East Rutherford’s 2023 Supercross can be their eleventh in historical past and sixth in MetLife Stadium.

Penultimately Talking: 7/10 races held in East Rutherford have been penultimate races, together with all 5 races in MetLife Stadium. Solely the 1989-1991 Meadowlands races weren’t penultimate races. Thrice East Rutherford hosted the clinching race for the 450SX Class title (1987, 1988, and 2016), 3 times the title had already been clinched going into East Rutherford (1990, 2014, and 2015), and three different occasions riders have been inside three factors of clinching their titles after East Rutherford (1989, 1991, and 2019). Solely in 2019 and 2023 races have/will function a critical point-standings battle in East Rutherford.

Championship %: In 5/10 (50%) 450SX Class races held in East Rutherford the winner went on to win the title. Within the five-year interval of racing in The Meadowlands solely twice did the winner additionally win the title (Rick Johnson 1988 and Jeff Stanton 1989). In three of the 5 races in MetLife Stadium the winner has gained the title (2014 Ryan Villopoto, 2017 Ryan Dungey, and 2019 Cooper Webb).

Producer Wins in East Rutherford (Final Win)

  • Honda: 6 (2015)
  • KTM: 2 (2019)
  • Suzuki: 1 (2016)
  • Kawasaki: 1 (2014)

High Winners in East Rutherford

  • Rick Johnson: 2 (1987-1988)
  • Jeff Stanton: 2 (1989 & 1991)
  • Eli Tomac: 1 (2015)
  • Ken Roczen: 1 (2016)
  • Cooper Webb: 1 (2019)
  • 3 others at 1

First Time Winners in East Rutherford

Hunter Lawrence

H-Legend: Hunter Lawrence gained his fourth straight race, sixth of the season, and eleventh of his illustrious 250SX Class profession. He’s now tied with Ricky Carmichael, Ryan Villopoto, Cooper Webb, Jeff Matiasevich, Kevin Windham, Christophe Pourcel, Justin Barcia, and Adam Cianciarulo for tenth on the all-time 250SX Class wins checklist. Successful out the final three races would place him alone in second with 14 wins all-time behind James Stewart’s 16. Hunter’s twentieth podium strikes him into thirteenth all-time tied with brother Jett.

Jordon Smith

Profession Revival: Jordon Smith is formally again after his fourth podium of the season and second runner-up end. His 18th profession 250SX Class podium locations him in twenty fifth all-time tied with Doug Henry and proper behind James Stewart on the checklist.

Haiden Deegan

Better of the Deegans: Haiden Deegan has scored his third podium end of the season with a third-place and strikes past Dad Brian in podium finishes. He nonetheless wants a win to tie Brian’s sole 250SX Class victory with three Japanese Regional races left (together with two Showdowns). Spectacular is also Deegan nabbed 5/7 top-fives and excellent in top-10 finishes on the season.

Jo Shimoda

Notes: Jo Shimoda (4th) made his season debut after a pre-season damage. He earned his seventeenth top-five end and twenty sixth top-10 in his twenty eighth profession 250SX Class begin. Henry Miller (sixth) one race faraway from tying his skilled finest end of ninth, and first Supercross top-10 end, Miller scores a sixth-place end in Atlanta. It was his twenty fourth 250SX Class begin. Talon Hawkins (eighth) and Caden Braswell (tenth) are rookies who each scored their profession first top-10 Supercross finishes in Atlanta. AJ Catanzaro (sixteenth) made his forty fifth profession 250SX Class begin.

Historical past Lesson: The primary 250SX Class race held in East Rutherford was on June seventh, 1987 and Keith Turpin gained on a Suzuki. It was the Japanese Regional finale and Turpin was behind his Suzuki teammate Ron Tichenor by four-points going into the night time. Tichenor’s runner-up end gave him the Japanese Regional 250SX Class title by simply one-point.

Venue Historical past: The 250SX Class has the identical venue historical past because the 450SX Class in East Rutherford, racing at Giants Stadium from 1987-1991 and MetLife Stadium from 2014-2017; 2019. 2023 would be the eleventh 250SX Class race held in East Rutherford and sixth in MetLife Stadium.

Penultimately Talking: Within the quickly to be 11 250SX Class races held in East Rutherford 9 of them have both been finales or penultimate races throughout the Japanese Regional 250SX Class Championship. 1990 and 2023 are the one East Rutherford 250SX Class race that was neither. For the primary time in East Rutherford’s 250SX Class historical past, the race will embody the Western Regional Championship riders as it will likely be the primary of two 250SX Class East/West showdowns on the season.

Championship %: The winner of the 250SX Class race in East Rutherford has gone onto win the Japanese Regional 250SX Class title in 8/10 races (80%). That is largely because of the variety of late season races which have occurred within the venue’s historical past. All 5 winners in MetLife Stadium have gained the title and the final three winners in The Meadowlands did too, which means eight straight winners have gained the title and East Rutherford.

Producer Wins in East Rutherford (Final Win)

  • Honda: 4 (2019)
  • Yamaha: 2 (1989)
  • Suzuki: 2 (1990)
  • KTM: 1 (2015)
  • Husqvarna: 1 (2017)

High Winners in East Rutherford

  • Keith Turpin: 1 (1987)
  • Mike LaRocco: 1 (1988)
  • Damon Bradshaw: 1 (1989)
  • Denny Stephenson: 1 (1990)
  • Brian Swink: 1 (1991)
  • Justin Bogle: 1 (2014)
  • Marvin Musquin: 1 (2015)
  • Malcolm Stewart: 1 (2016)
  • Zach Osborne: 1 (2017)
  • Chase Sexton: 1 (2019)

250SX Class: First Time Winners in East Rutherford


Giants Stadium

  • 1987: Rick Johnson, Honda
  • 1988: Rick Johnson, Honda
  • 1989: Jeff Stanton, Honda
  • 1990: Jean-Michel Bayle, Honda
  • 1991: Jeff Stanton, Honda

MetLife Stadium

  • 2014: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
  • 2015: Eli Tomac, Honda
  • 2016: Ken Roczen, Suzuki
  • 2017: Ryan Dungey, KTM
  • 2019: Cooper Webb, KTM


Giants Stadium

  • 1987: Keith Turpin, Suzuki
  • 1988: Mike LaRocco, Yamaha
  • 1989: Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha
  • 1990: Denny Stephenson, Suzuki
  • 1991: Brian Swink, Honda

MetLife Stadium

  • 2014: Justin Bogle, Honda
  • 2015: Marvin Musquin, KTM
  • 2016: Malcolm Stewart, Honda
  • 2017: Zach Osborne, Husqvarna
  • 2019: Chase Sexton, Honda