THE HISTORY OF THE AMA 500 NATIONALS

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1971 AMA 500cc TRANS-AMA CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
September 19…Carlsbad, CA…Sylvain Geboers (Suz)
September 26…Boise, ID…Sylvain Geboers (Suz)
October 3…Elkhorn, WI…Adolf Weil (Mai)
October 10…Unadilla, NY…Adolf Weil (Mai)
October 24…Delta, OH…Heikki Mikkola (Hus)
October 31…Orlando, FL…Sylvain Geboers (Suz)
November 7…St. Peters, MO…Heikki Mikkola (Hus)
November 14…Tulsa, OK…Roger DeCoster (Suz)
November 21…Puyallup, WA…Joel Robert (Suz)
November 28…Livermore, CA…Roger DeCoster (Suz)
December 5…Saddleback, CA…Roger DeCoster (Suz)

1971 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Mark Blackwell…804
2. Brad Lackey…803
3. Gary Jones…439
4. John DeSoto…425
5. Peter Lampuu…309
6. Billy Clements…306
7. Tore Johnson…213
8. Bryan Kenny…146
9. Mike Runyard..123
10. Jim Wicks…121
(The 1971 500 National Champion was selected from the top American in the Trans-AMA series. Mark Blackwell was 14th overall. The series was won by Belgian Sylvain Geboers).

1972 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
April 16…Atlanta, GA..Barry Higgins (CZ)
May 7…Memphis, TN…Barry Higgins (CZ)
May 14…Sacramento, CA…Brad Lackey (CZ)
May 21…Saddleback, CA…Brad Lackey (CZ)
May 28…Carlsbad, CA…Brad Lackey (CZ)
June 11…Washington, IN…Wyman Priddy (CZ)
June 18…Lake Tahoe, NV….Brad Lackey (CZ)
September 2…Talladega, AL…Brad Lackey (Kaw)

1972 AMA 500cc POINTS STANDINGS
1. Brad Lackey…2030
2. Gary Jones…829
3. Wyman Priddy…750
4. Rich Thorwaldson…726
5. Jim Pomeroy…665
6. Bryan Kenny…582
7. Jim Weinert…542
8. Mike Runyard…513
9. Gary Chapin…496
10. Mark Blackwell….480

1973 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
March 10 Daytona Beach, FL…Pierre Karsmakers (Yam)
May 6…Opelousas, LA…Mike Hartwig (Hus)
May 13…Hialeah, FL…Pierre Karsmakers (Yam)
May 20…Memphis, TN…Mike Runyard (Suz)
June 2…Gainesville, GA…Pierre Karsmakers (Yam)
June 10…Laurelville, OH…Pierre Karsmakers (Yam)
July 17…Houston, TX…Brad Lackey (Kaw)
August 12…Lake Whitney, TX…Pierre Karsmakers (Yam)
August 18…Pocono, PA…Mike Runyard (Suz)
August 26…Sligo, KY…Pierre Karsmakers (Yam)
September 1…Talladega, AL…Pierre Karsmakers (Yam)
September 9…New Orleans, LA…Brad Lackey (Kaw)

1973 AMA 500c NATIONAL STANDINGS
1. Pierre Karsmakers…2659
2. Mike Runyard…1427
3. Peter Lamppu…1126
4. Gary Semics…1079
5. Brad Lackey…999
6. Tim Hart…888
7. Rich Thorwaldson…769
8. Mike Hartwig…756
9. Tony DiStefano…566
10. Wyman Priddy…539

1974 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES Series
April 8…Plymouth, CA…Mike Hartwig (Yam)
April 14…Moorpark, CA…Tony DiStefano (CZ)
April 28…Red Bud, MI…Mike Hartwig (Yam)
May 5…Bruceton Mills, WV…Tony DiStefano (CZ)
May 19…Hamersville, OH…Jim Weinert (Kaw)
August 11…Delta, OH…Jim Weinert (Kaw)
August 18…Mexico, NY…Jim Weinert (Kaw)
August 25…Hillsboro, OH…Jim Weinert (Kaw)
September 2…New Orleans, LA…Gary Semics (Hus)

1974 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Jim Weinert…900
2. Tony DiStefano…780
3. Steve Stackable…680
4. Gary Semics…620
5. Mike Hartwig…507
6. Bryar Holcomb…395
7. Terry Clark…295
8. Rex Staten…257
9. Gary Chaplin…200
10. Mike Runyard…174

1975 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
June 8…Baldwin, KS…Jim Weinert (Yam)
August 10…Mexico, NY…Pierre Karsmakers (Hon)
August 17…Axton, VA…Brad Lackey (Hus)
August 24…Ravenna, OH…Bill Grossi (Suz)
September 1…New Orleans, LA…Jim Weinert (Yam)

1975 AMA 450cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Jim Weinert…480
2. Steve Stackable…430
3. Pierre Karsmakers…400
4. Bill Grossi…359
5. Kent Howerton…341
6. Gary Semics…290
7. Brad Lackey…200
8. Marty Smith…180
9. Terry Clark…83
10. Tony DiStefano…80

1976 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
May 30…Mexico, NY…Kent Howerton (Hus)
June 13…Axton, VA…Kent Howerton (Hus)
July 18…St. Peters, MO…Pierre Karsmakers (Hon)
August 1…New Berlin, NY…Steve Stackable (Suz)
August 15…New Castle, KY…Gary Semics (Kaw)
August 22…St. Petersburg, FL…Gary Semics (Kaw)
August 29…New Orleans, LA…Gary Semics (Kaw)

1976 AMA 450cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Kent Howerton…286
2. Gary Semics…279
3. Steve Stackable…211
4. Pierre Karsmakers …197
5. Tony DiStefano…188
6. Rick Burgett…162
7. Rich Eierstedt…162
8. Tommy Croft…141
9. Gaylon Mosier…125
10. Chuck Sun…119

1977 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
July 17…Whitney, TX…Steve Stackable (Mai)
July 23…St. Peters, MO…Marty Smith (Hon)
July 31…New Berlin, NY…Marty Smith (Hon)
August 7…Charlotte, NC…Bob Hannah (Yam)
August 21…Dallas, GA…Bob Hannah (Yam)
August 28…St. Petersburg, FL…Tommy Croft (Hon)

1977 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Marty Smith…223
2. Bob Hannah…199
3. Steve Stackable…191
4. Tommy Croft…167
5. Tony DiStefano…157
6. Kent Howerton…157
7. Gary Semics…141
8. Rex Staten…138
9. Gaylon Mosier…111
10. Rich Eierstedt…110

1978 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
May 28…Lake Whitney, TX…Danny LaPorte (Suz)
June 11…Sonoma, CA…Tommy Croft (Hon)
June 18…St. Peters, MO…Mike Bell (Yam)
July 2…Red Bud, MI…Rick Burgett (Yam)
July 9…Mt. Morris, PA…Rick Burgett (Yam)
July 16…Atlanta, GA…Rick Burgett (Yam)
August 6…Escoheag, RI…Rick Burgett (Yam)
August 13…St. Joseph, MO…Rex Staten (Yam)
August 20…Charlotte, NC…Rick Burgett (Yam)
August 27…St. Petersburg, FL…Rick Burgett (Yam)

1978 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Rick Burgett…399
2. Rex Staten…362
3. Marty Smith…345
4. Tommy Croft…338
5. Danny LaPorte…247
6. Steve Stackable…235
7. Darrell Shultz…226
8. Mickey Boone…202
9. Gary Semics…197
10. Mickey Kessler…190

1979 AMA 450cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
May 20…Southwick, MA…Danny LaPorte (Suz)
May 27…Atlanta, GA…Danny LaPorte (Suz)
June 17…Sonoma, CA…Gaylon Mosier (Kaw)
June 24…Lakewood, CO…Mike Bell (Yam)
July 1…Red Bud, MI…Danny LaPorte (Suz)
July 8…Mt. Morris, PA…Gaylon Mosier (Kaw)
August 5…Houston, TX…Rex Staten (Yam)
August 12…Center Isle, NY…Mike Bell (Yam)
August 19…Charlotte, NC…Mike Bell (Yam)
August 26…St. Petersburg, FL…Mike Bell (Yam)

1979 AMA 450cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Danny LaPorte…399
2. Mike Bell…396
3. Gary Semics…233
4. Arlo Englund…219
5. Rex Staten…217
6. Gaylon Mosier…213
7. Darrell Schultz…205
8. Mickey Kessler…201
9. Marty Moates…188
10. Greg Thiess…161

1980 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
May 25…Mt. Morris, PA…Chuck Sun (Hon)
June 1…Red Bud, MI…Denny Swartz (Mai)
June 8…Atlanta, GA…Chuck Sun (Hon)
June 15…Lakewood, CO…Goat Breker (Kaw)
June 29…Sonoma, CA…Chuck Sun (Hon)
July 6…Washougal, WA…Chuck Sun (Hon)
August 24…Binghamton, NY…Chuck Sun (Hon)
August 31…St. Petersburg, FL…Danny LaPorte (Suz)

1980 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Chuck Sun….307
2. Goat Breker…247
3. Marty Smith..233
4. Rick Burgett…231
5. Jim Gibson…216
6. Arlo Englund…213
7. Danny LaPorte…178
8. Denny Swartz…175
9. Gary Semics…172
10. Marty Moates…147

1981 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
May 17…Southwick, MA…Broc Glover (Yam)
May 24…Mt. Morris, PA…Broc Glover (Yam)
June 7…St. Petersburg, FL…Broc Glover (Yam)
June 14…Castle Rock, CO…Broc Glover (Yam)
June 28…Binghamton, NY…Chuck Sun (Hon)
July 5…Red Bud, MI…Chuck Sun (Hon)
August 2…Washougal, WA…Broc Glover (Yam)
August 16…Carlsbad, CA…Broc Glover (Yam)

1981 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Broc Glover…366
2. Mike Bell…276
3. Chuck Sun…253
4. Danny LaPorte…227
5. Goat Breker…219
6. Marty Smith…205
7. Bill Grossi…184
8. Alan King…182
9. Arlo Englund…171
10. Gary Pustelak…142

1982 AMA 450cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
May 16…Southwick, MA…Kent Howerton (Suz)
May 30…Mt. Morris, PA…Darrell Shultz (Hon)
June 6…Braselton, GA…Darrell Shultz (Hon)
June 13…Castle Rock, CO…Darrell Shultz (Hon)
June 27…Binghamton, NY…Goat Breker (Hon)
July 4…Red Bud, MI…Danny Chandler (Hon)
August 8…Washougal, WA…Mike Bell (Yam)
August 15…Carlsbad, CA…Alan King (Suz)

1982 AMA 450cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Darrell Shultz…285
2. Chuck Sun…275
3. Alan King…273
4. Mike Bellaha…240
5. Goat Breker…233
6. Danny Chandler …219
7. Phil Larson…193
8. Jo Jo Keller,…185
9. John Finkeldey…159
10. Mickey Kessler…126

1983 AMA 450cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
March 27…Sacramento, CA…Danny Chandler (Hon)
April 10…Saddleback, CA…Broc Glover (Yam)
April 24…Gainesville, FL…Kent Howerton (Kaw)
May 22…Fairmont City, IL…Broc Glover (Yam)
May 29…Mt. Morris, PA…Danny Chandler (Hon)
June 5…Binghamton, NY…Broc Glover (Yam)
June 19…Lake Whitney, TX…Broc Glover (Yam)
July 3…Red Bud, MI…Broc Glover (Yam)
August 14…Washougal, WA…Broc Glover (Yam)
August 21…Lakewood, CO…Goat Breker (Hon)
August 28…Millville, MN…Danny Chandler (Hon)

1983 AMA 450cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Broc Glover…471
2. Kent Howerton…438
3. Danny Chandler …356
4. Alan King…328
5. Steve Martin…297
6. Warren Reid…293
7. Goat Breker…267
8. Phil Larson …248
9. John Finkeldey…242
10. Tim Locey…234

1984 AMA 450cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
March 4…Gainesville, FL…David Bailey (Hon)
April 1…Saddleback, CA…David Bailey (Hon)
April 8…Sacramento, CA…David Bailey (Hon)
May 13…Atlanta, GA…David Bailey (Hon)
May 27…Mt. Morris, PA…David Bailey (Hon)
July 1…Red Bud, MI…David Bailey (Hon)
July 22…Binghamton, NY…David Bailey (Hon)
August 5…Millville, MN…David Bailey (Hon)
August 12…Denver, CO…Broc Glover (Yam)
August 19…Washougal, WA…Broc Glover (Yam)

1984 AMA 450cc POINT STANDINGS
1. David Bailey…488
2. Broc Glover…443
3. Goat Breker…383
4. Mark Murphy…253
5. Peter Snorteland…241
6. Mickey Kessler…224
7. Micky Dymond…221
8. Andy Stacy…187
9. David McClain…175
10. Scott Manning,…159

1985 AMA 450cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
March 3…Gainesville, FL…Broc Glover (Yam)
March 31…Sacramento, CA…Broc Glover (Yam)
May 19…Las Vegas, NV…David Bailey (Hon)
May 26…Mt. Morris, PA…David Bailey (Hon)
June 2…Atlanta, GA…David Bailey (Hon)
June 16…Denver, CO…Broc Glover (Yam)
July 7…Red Bud, MI     Broc Glover (Yam)
July 28…Binghamton, NY     Broc Glover (Yam)
August 11…Millville, MN…David Bailey (Hon)
August 25…Washougal, WA…Eric Eaton (Yam)

1985 AMA 450cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Broc Glover…379
2. Eric Eaton…316
3. David Bailey…314
4. Jo Jo Keller…244
5. Billy Liles…228
6. Micke Fisher…223
7. Mark Murphy…222
8. Scott Manning…217
9. Alan King…204
10. Kevin Foley…198

1986 AMA 450cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
July 6…Red Bud, MI…Rick Johnson (Hon)
July 13…Axton, VA…David Bailey (Hon)
August 3…Binghamton, NY…David Bailey (Hon)
August 10…Millville, MN…Rick Johnson (Hon)
August 17…Hollister, CA…David Bailey (Hon)
August 24…Washougal, WA…Jeff Ward (Kaw)

1986 AMA 450cc POINT STANDINGS
1. David Bailey…273
2. Rick Johnson…267
3. Jeff Ward…228
4. Johnny O’Mara…194
5. Ron Lechien…189
6. Alan King…151
7. Billy Liles…144
8. Jim Holley…118
9. Danny Storbeck…114
10. Mark Murphy…103

1987 AMA 450cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
June 21…San Antonio, TX…Rick Johnson (Hon)
July 5…Red Bud, MI…Rick Johnson (Hon)
July 12…Axton, VA…Rick Johnson (Hon)
August 2…Binghamton, NY…Ron Lechien (Kaw)
August 9…Troy, OH…Rick Johnson (Hon)
August 23…Millville, MN…Rick Johnson (Hon)

1987 AMA 450cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Rick Johnson…289
2. Jeff Stanton…221
3. Mike Fisher…173
4. Ron Lechien…173
5. Tommy Watts…160
6. Jim Holley…134
7. Jeff Ward…134
8. Dennis Hawthorne…130
9. Keith Bowen…126
10. Tom Carson…114

1988 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
July 3…Red Bud, MI…Jeff Ward (Kaw)
July 10…Binghamton, NY…Rick Johnson (Hon)
July 17…Delmont, PA…Rick Johnson (Hon)
July 31…Troy, OH…Ron Lechien (Kaw)
August 14…Millville, MN…Rick Johnson (Hon)
August 28…Washougal, WA…Jeff Ward (Kaw)

1988 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Rick Johnson…276
2. Ron Lechien…252
3. Jeff Stanton…215
4. Jeff Leisk…201
5. Jeff Ward…199
6. Fred Andrews 153
7. Mike Fisher…125
8. Tom Carson…118
9. Doug Dubach 114
10. Tommy Watts…102

1989 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
August 20…Millville, MN…Jeff Ward (Kaw)
August 27…Washougal, WA…Jeff Ward (Kaw)
September 24…Binghamton, NY…Jeff Stanton (Hon)
October 1…Delmont, PA…Jeff Ward (Kaw)
October 8…Budds Creek, MD…Jeff Ward (Kaw)
October 15…New Berlin, NY…Jean-Michel Bayle (Hon)

1989 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Jeff Ward…271
2. Jeff Stanton…250
3. Rick Johnson…199
4. Doug Dubach…190
5. Jean-Michel Bayle…175
6. Steve Lamson…147
7. Fred Andrews…126
8. Kurt McMillen…112
9. Ron Lechien…106
10. Shaun Kalos…102

1990 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
August 12…Washougal, WA…Jeff Stanton (Hon)
August 19…Millville, MN…Jeff Stanton (Hon)
September 2…Binghamton, NY…Jeff Stanton (Hon)
September 30…Delmont, PA…Jeff Ward (Kaw)
October 7…Budds Creek, MD…Jeff Stanton (Hon)
October 14…New Berlin, NY…Rick Johnson (Hon)

1990 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Jeff Ward…276
2. Jeff Stanton…257
3. Johnny O’Mara…223
4. Rick Johnson…219
5. Keith Bowen…154
6. Gene Naumec…141
7. Ty Davis…127
8. Fred Andrews…119
9. Dean Matson…111
10. Kurt McMillen…110

1991 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
August 11…Millville, MN…Jean-Michel Bayle (Hon)
September 1…Washougal, WA…Jeff Ward (Kaw)
September 22…Binghamton, NY…Jean-Michel Bayle (Hon)
September 29…Delmont, PA…Jeff Ward (Kaw)
October 6…Budds Creek, MD…Jean-Michel Bayle (Hon)
October 13…New Berlin, NY…Jeff Ward (Kaw)

1991 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Jean-Michel Bayle…273
2. Jeff Ward…264
3. Jeff Stanton…236
4. Damon Bradshaw…213
5. Ron Lechien…157
6. Gene Naumec…119
7. Ray Sommo…107
8. Keith Bowen…102
9. Shaun Kalos…99
10. Fred Andrews…95

1992 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
August 2…Washougal, WA…Mike Kiedrowski (Kaw)
August 16…Millville, MN…Jeff Stanton (Hon)
August 30…Binghamton, NY…Mike Kiedrowski (Kaw)
September 27…Delmont, PA…Jeff Ward (Kaw)
October 4…Budds Creek, MD…Jeff Stanton (Hon)

1992 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Mike Kiedrowski…229
2. Jeff Stanton…226
3. Jeff Ward…195
4. Jean-Michel Bayle…158
5. John Dowd…114
6. Jeff Matiasevich…103
7. Lance Smail…97
8. Ray Sommo…92
9. Brian Manley…89
10. Willie Surratt…84

1993 AMA 500cc MOTOCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP SERIES
August 8…Washougal, WA…Mike LaRocco (Hon)
August 15…Millville, MN…Jeff Stanton (Hon)
August 29…Binghamton, NY…Mike LaRocco (Hon)
September 5…Delmont, PA…Mike Kiedrowski (Kaw)

1993 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Mike LaRocco…184
2. Jeff Stanton…175
3. Mike Kiedrowski…161
4. Steve Lamson…154
5. Mike Healey…110
6. Mike Fisher…104
7. Rich Taylor…103
8. Dag Boyesen…90
9. Cliff Palmer…76
10. Jason McCormick…69

1993 AMA 500cc POINT STANDINGS
1. Mike LaRocco…184
2. Jeff Stanton…175
3. Mike Kiedrowski…161
4. Steve Lamson…154
5. Mike Healey…110
6. Mike Fisher…104
7. Rich Taylor…103
8. Dag Boyesen…90
9. Cliff Palmer…76
10. Jason McCormick…69

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