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Supercross Class Stats: New Orleans

The first race was held on June 4, 1977, and Marty Smith won on a Honda; it was the last Supercross Class win of his career

At the inaugural race inside the Superdome, there were eight different brands of motorcycles on the gate: Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha, Bultaco, Maico, Husqvarna, and Can-Am

Supercross Class racing took place at the Superdome from 1977-1980, and in 1980, the venue hosted a double header race, which was the last race in New Orleans until 1998

From 1998-2002, the championship returned to the Superdome

This will be the 12th time the gate will drop for a Supercross Class race in New Orleans

In 1979, Jeff Ward made the second Supercross Class start of his career and finished ninth

Supercross Class: Kawasaki Stats

Titles: 8; ’12, ’11, ’07, ’01, ’97, ’87, ’85, ’76
Wins: 114

Kawasaki’s first Supercross Class win was on March 12, 1976 by Jimmy Weinert in Houston

Kawasaki has now won a Supercross Class title in five different decades; they are the only brand to have accomplished this feat

Kawasaki won their first Supercross Class title with Weinert in 1976

In 39 seasons of Supercross Class racing, Kawasaki has won at least one race in 30 seasons

In 2001, Kawasaki won 14 races and in 2012, they have won eight

Supercross Class: Wins by Brand in New Orleans

Yamaha: 5
Honda: 4
Kawasaki: 1
Suzuki: 1

Suzuki hasn’t won in New Orleans since 1980

Supercross Class: First Time Winners in New Orleans

Steve Wise, 1979 on a Honda

Supercross Class: Houston Recap

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Ryan Villopoto earned the 23rd Supercross Class win of his career

JGRMX/Toyota/ Yamaha’s Davi Millsaps earned his fourth straight top-four finish with a second place; it was his third podium of the season

Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Jake Weimer earned his third podium of the season with a third-place finish

Mike Alessi continued his success in Texas, tying his season-best fourth-place in Arlington earlier this season

Honda’s Justin Brayton now has seven top-five finishes this season with his fifth place in Houston

Rock River Yamaha’s Robby Kiniry earned the best finish of his career with a sixth place; he also finished ninth in Toronto

Broc Tickle earned the best finish of his season with a seventh place

With four races still remaining in 2012, there are only five racers that have qualified for every Main Event this season. Those riders are: Villopoto (class champion), Millsaps (third in points), Brett Metcalfe (eighth in points), Mike Alessi (ninth in points), Kyle Chisholm (12th in points).

After making his 200th career start in Atlanta, Kevin Windham’s 102nd consecutive start streak ended when he crashed in his heat race and was unable to race the Main Event

The last time Kevin Windham missed a Main Event was Daytona in 2006

Supercross Lites Class Stats: New Orleans

The first race was held on July 14, 1998, and Ricky Carmichael won on a Pro Circuit Kawasaki

This will be the sixth time the gate will drop for an Supercross Lites Class race in New Orleans

Supercross Lites Class: Wins by Brand in New Orleans

Yamaha: 3
Kawasaki: 2
Suzuki: 1

Supercross Lites Class: Houston Recap

KTM’s Ken Roczen earned the second Supercross Lites Class win of his career; he now sits third place in the Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class points standings

For the first time in the sport’s history, KTM has won a Supercross and Supercross Lites Class Main Event in the same season

GEICO Honda’s Justin Barcia finished second in Houston and has been on the podium at ever race this season

Pro-Circuit Kawasaki’s Blake Baggett earned his third podium of the season with a third-place finish and is fifth in point standings behind his teammate Darryn Durham

Honda, Kawasaki, Suzuki, and KTM have all won a Supercross Lites Class Main Event this season; Yamaha is the only brand that has not won a Main Event in 2012

Supercross Class Laps Led

Ryan Villopoto: 141
Ryan Dungey: 33
James Stewart: 25
Chad Reed: 24
Justin Brayton: 11
Cole Seely: 7
Mike Alessi: 5
Jake Weimer: 5
David Millsaps: 4
Brett Metcalfe: 1

Supercross Lites Class Laps Led

Justin Barcia: 75
Eli Tomac: 40
Dean Wilson: 30
Cole Seely: 15
Blake Wharton: 9
Darryn Durham: 8
Ken Roczen: 6
Tyla Rattray: 3
Martin Davalos: 1
Alex Martin: 1
Blake Baggett: 1

Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award: Supercross Class

Anaheim Race 1: Ryan Villopoto
Phoenix: Ryan Dungey
Los Angeles: Jake Weimer
Oakland: Chad Reed
Anaheim Race 2: Ryan Villopoto
San Diego: Brett Metcalfe
Arlington: Jeff Alessi
Atlanta: Cole Seely
St. Louis: David Millsaps
Daytona: David Millsaps
Indianapolis: Mike Alessi
Toronto: Justin Brayton
Houston: David Millsaps

Nuclear Cowboyz Holeshot Award: Supercross Lites Class

Anaheim Race 1: Vince Friese
Phoenix: Tyla Rattray
Los Angeles: Martin Davalos
Oakland: Martin Davalos
Anaheim Race 2: Eli Tomac
San Diego: Vince Friese
Arlington: Darryn Durham
Atlanta: Justin Barcia
St. Louis: Justin Barcia
Daytona: Justin Barcia
Indianapolis: Ken Roczen
Toronto: Justin Barcia
Houston: Justin Barcia

MMI Top Tech Award

Anaheim Race 1: Mike Williamson
Phoenix: Eddie Lorett
Los Angeles: Bryan Grantz
Oakland: Steve Westfall
Anaheim Race 2: Richard Matchett
San Diego: Frank Latham
Arlington: Dana Wiggins
Atlanta: Michael Tomlin
St. Louis: Frank Politelli
Daytona: N/A
Indianapolis: Jason Haines
Toronto: Brent Myron
Houston: Jimmy Albertson

Supercross Class Results: Houston

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki
2. David Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha
3. Jake Weimer, Wildomar, Idaho, Kawasaki
4. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Fla., Suzuki
5. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda
6. Robert Kiniry, Holland Patent, N.Y., Yamaha
7. Broc Tickle, Holly, Mich., Kawasaki
8. Nico Izzi, Menifee, Calif., Yamaha
9. Weston Peick, Wildomar, Calif., Kawasaki
10. Joshua Grant, Corona, Calif., Kawasaki

Supercross Class Season Standings

1. Ryan Villopoto, Poulsbo, Wash., Kawasaki, 296
2. Ryan Dungey, Belle Plaine, Minn., KTM, 192
3. David Millsaps, Murrieta, Calif., Yamaha, 191
4. Justin Brayton, Murrieta, Calif., Honda, 181
5. James Stewart, Haines City, Fla., Yamaha, 178
6. Jake Weimer, Wildomar, Idaho, Kawasaki, 170
7. Kevin Windham, Centreville, Miss., Honda, 166
8. Brett Metcalfe, Lake Elsinore, Calif., Suzuki, 154
9. Mike Alessi, Hilliard, Fla., Suzuki, 154
10. Chad Reed, Dade City, Fla., Honda, 128

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Results: Houston

1. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM
2. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Georgia, Honda
3. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki
4. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki
5. Phillip Nicoletti, Cochecton, N.Y., Honda
6. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda
7. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Honda
8. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda
9. Kyle Cunningham, Aledo, Texas, Yamaha
10. Matthew Lemoine, Collinsville, Texas, Kawasaki

Eastern Regional Supercross Lites Class Season Standings

1. Justin Barcia, Ochlocknee, Georgia, Honda, 167
2. Blake Wharton, Pilot Point, Texas, Suzuki, 135
3. Ken Roczen, Murrieta, Calif., KTM, 127
4. Darryn Durham, Butler, Penn., Kawasaki, 118
5. Blake Baggett, Grand Terrace, Calif., Kawasaki, 106
6. Jake Canada, Sun City, Calif., Honda, 104
7. Justin Bogle, Cushing, Okla., Honda, 87
8. Alex Martin, Millville, Minn., Honda, 65
9. Matthew Lemoine, Collinsville, Texas, Kawasaki, 57
10. Malcolm Stewart, Haines City, Fla., KTM, 55

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