This Week In Supercross- San Diego – Motocross Efficiency Journal

Eli Tomac

Data and Curses Damaged: Eli Tomac pulled off a dramatic victory within the 2023 Anaheim Opener. In eight earlier makes an attempt, Tomac had by no means received an opener and averaged tenth place in them, together with seventh and sixth in his title runs. His first opener victory was his forty fifth 450SX Class win shifting him into fourth all-time, surpassing Chad Reed. The win was his 89th AMA victory which ties him with Jeremy McGrath for third. Tomac has now received a race for 9 straight seasons (‘15-‘23), tying McGrath (‘93-‘01) for second all-time in that class and just one season behind record-holder James Stewart (‘05-‘14).

Cooper Webb

Comeback Cooper Finds Podium: Webb scrambled from tenth to second in an incredible comeback journey to safe his forty sixth profession 450SX Class podium. Webb now has a runner-up end in back-to-back season openers and is fifteenth all time on the 450SX Class podiums record. Webb’s podium share now sits at 50% (46/92) and of energetic riders, solely Tomac’s 57.4% (84/148) is healthier. His 57th top-five end ties him with Bob Hannah for twenty third all-time.

Chase Sexton

Like Mike: Chase Sexton, donning Michael Jordan’s quantity and jersey, confirmed why he’s a title favourite for the SMX Championship after a runner-up end within the 2022 Motocross season and a 3rd place within the Anaheim Opener. His twelfth profession podium strikes him right into a tie for fortieth all-time with Marty Tripes on the podiums record and his nineteenth top-five end strikes him right into a tie for forty ninth with Damon Huffman and Sebastian Tortelli on that record.

Colt Nichols

Notes: Colt Nichols and Grant Harlan each made their first profession 450SX Class begins, ending sixth and seventeenth respectfully. Nichols grew to become the 265th 450SX Class rider to earn a top-10 end. Dean Wilson made his a centesimal begin and completed 14th. He’s considered one of simply 44 riders with 100 450SX Class begins. Wilson and Josh Hill (18th) every eclipsed 10 seasons with a 450SX Class begin, the 51st and 52nd riders of all-time to take action. 13 former 250SX Class champions lined up within the Anaheim Opener Predominant Occasion, the second most ever behind the 2016 Anaheim Opener (15).

Historical past Lesson: The primary 450SX Class race held in San Diego was on October 25, 1980 and is considered one of simply two October Supercross races within the historical past of the game (1984, Oakland). Mike Bell had clinched the title over a month earlier than in Philadelphia and tacked on the seventh win of his title season within the San Diego finale.

Lordy Lordy SDSX is 40: The San Diego Supercross was held in Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium 31 occasions from 1980-2014 and has since been demolished. From 2015-2022 the collection moved to PETCO Park the place there have been eight races held. 2023 marks the fortieth San Diego Supercross and brings in a brand new venue, Snapdragon Stadium.

Snapdragon Stadium: Model new Snapdragon Stadium, house of the San Diego State Aztecs, was constructed close to the location of former Supercross mainstay Jack Murphy/Qualcomm Stadium and opened in 2022. Will probably be the 63rd completely different venue to host a Supercross race and first new venue since Atlanta Motor Speedway in 2021.

A Actual Who’s Who: The winner of San Diego has gone onto win the title in 16/39 (41%) races and none since Jason Anderson in 2018. The earlier 5 San Diego winners (Chase Sexton, Cooper Webb, Eli Tomac, Ken Roczen, and Anderson) characterize the top-five consensus Championship contenders in 2023.

Producer Wins in San Diego (Final Win)

  • Honda: 16 (’22)
  • Yamaha: 13 (’09)
  • Kawasaki: 4 (’19)
  • KTM: 3 (’20)
  • Suzuki: 2 (’14)
  • Husqvarna: 1 (’18)

Prime Winners in San Diego

  • 1) Chad Reed: 6 (’03-’05, ’07-’08, ’11)
  • 2) Jeremy McGrath: 5 (’93-’96, ’98)
  • 3) James Stewart: 3 (’06, ’09, ’14)
  • 3) Rick Johnson: 3 (’86, ’87, ’89)

450SX Class: First Time Winners in San Diego

  • David Vuillemin: 2000
  • Chase Sexton: 2022
Jett Lawrence

Dealing with Enterprise: Jett Lawrence cruised to victory within the Anaheim Opener for his eighth profession 250SX Class victory. The 2022 Japanese Regional 250SX Class champion has his eyes set on turning into the fourth completely different rider to win a title on each coasts (Ernesto Fonseca ’99 & ’01; James Stewart ’03-’04; Grant Langston ’05-’06). He’s tied for twenty second in 250SX Class wins with Keith Turpin, Denny Stephenson, Jake Weimer, and Dean Wilson.

RJ Hampshire

RJ Shines: 250SX Class veteran RJ Hampshire proved why he’s a legit competitor for Lawrence and the Western Regional title within the Anaheim Opener. Hampshire certified fourth, beat Lawrence in his warmth race, and captured a runner-up within the Predominant Occasion with the second quickest lap-time all whereas protecting Lawrence inside a mistake from dropping the lead. RJ nabbed his eighth podium, twenty fourth top-five, and fortieth top-10 end and can make his fiftieth profession 250SX Class begin in Oakland.

Cameron McAdoo

McAdoo Chasing Jett Once more: By way of the primary 5 rounds within the 2022 Japanese Regional 250SX Class title hunt, Cameron McAdoo solely trailed Lawrence by 11-points and, at one level, held the pink plate. Sadly, McAdoo missed the remainder of the season and was unable to shoot his shot at taking Lawrence down head-to-head within the factors. After his third-place journey within the Anaheim Opener, McAdoo is trying to make this not less than a three-man battle for the title.

Max Vohland

Notes: 2022 Supercross Futures competitor Hunter Cross scored his first journey to the Predominant Occasion and completed nineteenth. Max Vohland raised eyebrows together with his first profession top-five end after two injury-filled seasons. Levi Kitchen’s third profession begin resulted in a career-best seventh. Jett Lawrence seems to be to tie Shane McElrath for twenty first on the all-time 250SX Class wins record with 9 if victorious in Oakland.

Historical past Lesson: The primary ever 250SX Class race held in San Diego was on January 26, 1985 in Jack Murphy Stadium and Todd Campbell’s #415 Kawasaki took the checkers because the lessons first winner. Campbell switched to a KTM by season’s finish and completed fourth within the inaugural Western Regional 250SX Class collection’ level standings behind Bobby Moore, Mike Healy, and Billy Frank.

Constant Cease: San Diego has hosted a 250SX Class race in each 250SX Class season aside from 1988, 1997, and 2021. 2023 would be the thirty seventh time the gate will drop for a 250SX Class race in San Diego and first in Snapdragon Stadium. Snapdragon Stadium would be the 56th completely different venue to host a 250SX Class race.

Winner’s Circle: The winner of San Diego has received the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship in 16/36 (44%) races and solely 3 times since 2011 (Cooper Webb twice and Dylan Ferrandis in 2020). That’s 32/75 (43%) mixed with the 450SX Class.

Decade of Winners: Seven of the eight San Diego 250SX Class Supercross winners from the 2010’s (2010-2019) are energetic top-15 450SX Class racers: Adam Cianciarulo, Justin Hill, Shane McElrath, Joey Savatgy, Cooper Webb, Eli Tomac, and Dean Wilson. 2020’s winner Dylan Ferrandis can be Eli Tomac’s teammate on Monster Vitality Star Racing Yamaha.

Producer Wins in San Diego/PETCO Park (Final Win)

  • Kawasaki: 13 (’19)
  • Honda: 9 (’13)
  • Yamaha: 8 (’20)
  • Suzuki: 3 (’18)
  • KTM: 2 (’17)
  • GASGAS: 1 (’22)

Prime Winners in San Diego

  • 1) Justin Hill: 2 (’14, ’18)
  • 1) Cooper Webb: 2 (’15-’16)
  • 1) Eli Tomac: 2 (’11, ’13)
  • 1) James Stewart: 2 (’02-’03)
  • 1) Jeremy McGrath: 2 (’91-’92)

250SX Class: First Time Winners in San Diego

  • Todd Campbell: 1985
  • Donnie Schmit: 1986
  • Kyle Lewis: 1987
  • Mickael Pichon: 1993
  • Ryan Hughes: 1994
  • Jeff Willoh: 1996
  • Greg Schnell: 2000
  • Justin Buckelew: 2001
  • James Stewart: 2002
  • Eli Tomac: 2011
  • Justin Hill: 2014
  • Michael Mosiman: 2022


  • 1980: Mike Bell, Yamaha
  • 1981: Broc Glover, Yamaha
  • 1982: Broc Glover, Yamaha
  • 1985: Johnny O’Mara, Honda
  • 1986: Rick Johnson, Honda
  • 1987: Rick Johnson, Honda
  • 1989: Rick Johnson, Honda
  • 1990: Jeff Stanton, Honda
  • 1991: Jean Michel-Bayle, Honda
  • 1992: Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha
  • 1993: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
  • 1994: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
  • 1995: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
  • 1996: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
  • 1998: Jeremy McGrath, Yamaha
  • 1999: Ezra Lusk, Honda
  • 2000: David Vuillemin, Yamaha
  • 2001: Ricky Carmichael, Kawasaki
  • 2002: David Vuillemin, Yamaha
  • 2003: Chad Reed, Yamaha
  • 2004: Chad Reed, Yamaha
  • 2005: Chad Reed, Yamaha
  • 2006: James Stewart, Kawasaki
  • 2007: Chad Reed, Yamaha
  • 2008: Chad Reed, Yamaha
  • 2009: James Stewart, Yamaha
  • 2010: Davi Millsaps, Honda
  • 2011: Chad Reed, Honda
  • 2012: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
  • 2013: Davi Millsaps, Suzuki
  • 2014: James Stewart, Suzuki
  • 2015: Trey Canard, Honda
  • 2016: Ryan Dungey, KTM
  • 2016: Ryan Dungey, KTM
  • 2017: Ken Roczen, Honda
  • 2018: Jason Anderson, Husqvarna
  • 2019: Eli Tomac, Kawasaki
  • 2020: Cooper Webb, KTM
  • 2022: Chase Sexton, Honda


  • 1985: Todd Campbell, Kawasaki
  • 1986: Donny Schmit, Kawasaki
  • 1987: Kyle Lewis, Honda
  • 1989: Jeff Matiasevich, Kawasaki
  • 1990: Ty Davis, Honda
  • 1991: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
  • 1992: Jeremy McGrath, Honda
  • 1993: Mickael Pichon, Honda
  • 1994: Ryan Hughes, Kawasaki
  • 1995: Damon Huffman, Suzuki
  • 1996: Jeff Willoh, Honda
  • 1998: John Dowd, Yamaha
  • 1999: Casey Johnson, Yamaha
  • 2000: Greg Schnell, Yamaha
  • 2001: Justin Buckelew, Yamaha
  • 2002: James Stewart, Kawasaki
  • 2003: James Stewart, Kawasaki
  • 2004: Ivan Tedesco, Kawasaki
  • 2005: Nathan Ramsey, KTM
  • 2006: Andrew Brief, Honda
  • 2007: Ryan Villopoto, Kawasaki
  • 2008: Jason Lawrence, Yamaha
  • 2009: Ryan Dungey, Suzuki
  • 2010: Jake Weimer, Kawasaki
  • 2011: Eli Tomac, Honda
  • 2012: Dean Wilson, Kawasaki
  • 2013: Eli Tomac, Honda
  • 2014: Justin Hill, Kawasaki
  • 2015: Cooper Webb, Yamaha
  • 2016: Cooper Webb, Yamaha
  • 2016: Joey Savatgy, Kawasaki
  • 2017: Shane McElrath, KTM
  • 2018: Justin Hill, Suzuki
  • 2019: Adam Cianciarulo, Kawasaki
  • 2020: Dylan Ferrandis, Yamaha
  • 2022: Michael Mosiman, GASGAS

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