HARD FACTS DETROIT: FASTEST LAP TIMES, BROKEN BONES AND THE RED PLATE

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By Kyoshi Becker

PRE-DETROIT ROUNDUP

Motor City USA is the next stop for the Supercross season. While Toronto hasn’t been historically exciting, last weekend had several interesting developments. Points leader Ryan Dungey was able to set a record for the most consecutive podiums in Supercross, at 26. Dungey also got his first 3rd place of the season behind teammate Marvin Musquin. Detroit will mark the last week before a break in the series.

BASIC STATS

  1. Detroit is race 11 of 17 putting the Supercross season at 64.7% complete.
  2. Detroit is unique in they have had tracks that run into the stadium seating—as it will this weekend.
  3. The first year Supercross featured a double-head race was 1977, the two tracks were Pontiac (Detroit suburb) and Houston.
  4. Prior to 2006, all races had been held in the Silverdome in Pontiac, Michigan. Not only did the venue move in 2006 to Detroit, but the AMA also changed the racing format names to the stupid Supercross and Supercross Lites that year.
  5. Michigan native, Jeff Stanton has never won a race in Detroit despite winning three AMA Supercross championships.

20160312213641_TorontoRaces-2Ken Roczen may be finding his ground with three wins this season.

 450 CLASS NOTES

  1. Ryan Dungey has never won the 450 class in Detroit. Of the four riders who have who won a main event this season, three of them were/are trained by Aldon Baker.
  2. Ken Roczen has been on the podium six times this season. He has a total of seven cumulative 450 Supercross wins, which ties him for 22nd for all-time wins. He shares 22nd with Jeff Emig, Johnny O’Mara and David Vuillemin.
  3. Bob Hannah has the most wins at a venue in Supercross by winning a total of 9 times in the Silverdome.
  4. Over the years 23 riders have won in Detroit. 11 have multiple wins and eight have back-to-back wins who are: Bob Hannah, Jean Michel Bayle, Damon Bradshaw, Rick Johnson, Jeremy McGrath, Ezra Lusk, Chad Reed and James Stewart have had multiple.
  5. Eli Tomac finished 11.89 seconds ahead of Ryan Dungey in Detroit last year.
  6. Josh Grant will be racing for Kawasaki to fill-in for Wil Hahn.

FASTEST 450 MAIN EVENT LAP TIMES

  • Anaheim 1 – Tomac 1:01.954.
  • San Diego 1 – Dungey 48.794.
  • Anaheim 2 – Tomac 57.202.
  • Oakland – Dungey 53.229.
  • Phoenix -Tomac 1:02.602.
  • San Diego 2 – Dungey 57.995.
  • Arlington – Dungey 50.754.
  • Atlanta – Dungey 45.943.
  • Daytona – Dungey 1:04.851.
  • Toronto – 54.604.

20160312133726_TorontoPracticeJustin Hill took first place in Toronto on his Troy Lee Designs KTM.

250 CLASS NOTES

  1. The 250 East has not had a back-to-back winner this season. In contrast, Cooper Webb won the first three rounds of the 250 West.
  2. In 1986 Ron Tichenor captured his first career win in Detroit on a Kawasaki.
  3. Stephane Roncada was the last rider to win consecutive Detroit victories.
  4. Neither Chad Reed or Jeremy McGrath has ever won in the 250 East class in Detroit.

FASTEST 250 EAST MAIN EVENT LAP TIMES

  • Atlanta – Davalos 47.027.
  • Daytona – Hill 1:07.740.
  • Toronto – McElrath 56.279.

20160312192153_TorontoRacesIs 250 East racer Gannon Audette sleeping on the job again?                                                                                                  

450 Class

James Stewart- Bruised back. He probably should sit out until the 450 Nationals start to heal completely.
Davi Millsaps – Broken ribs and a collapsed lung.
Kyle Cunningham – Injured wrist.
Christophe Pourcel – Broken Neck.
Will Hahn – Broken collarbone, torn labrum and a broken scapula.|
Tommy Hahn – Injured foot. may be back in Santa Clara.
Andrew Short – Concussion from the three-way crash between him Will Hahn and Phil Nicoletti. Retiring after this season.
Phil Nicoletti – May not race if knee isn’t 100%.
Justin Barcia – The pins are out of his thumb, but he has yet to start riding.
Ronnie Stewart – Also recovering from a broken wrist. Should return in St. Louis.
Kyle Chisholm – Recovering from a broken humerus, dislocated shoulder and concussion.
Dusty Pipes – Like Chisholm, he is recovering from both a broken humerus and dislocated shoulder.
Tyler Enticknap – Broke his thumb at the first San Diego round. Unconfirmed if he will race Toronto.
Tevin Tapia – Broken wrist from preseason still healing.
Dean Wilson – Out for the 2016 season with a torn ACL and meniscus.
Adam Enticknap – Out for the season due to a broken femur.
Off the couch and racing this weekend- Broc Tickle.

250 Class

Dakota Tedder – Concussion, broken scapula and fractured ribs.
Luke Renzland- Broken collarbone.
Marshal Weltin- Dislocated shoulder.
Nick Gaines – Out of the 2016 Supercross season with a broken femur.
Adam Cianciarulo – Still recovering from a broken wrist.
Jordan Smith – Injured shoulder.
Zach Bell – Still healing from a broken collarbone, but may not finish the 250 West series if his infection isn’t taken care of.
Jessy Nelson – Out of Supercross with a shoulder/back injury and concussion.
Luke Clout – Out of with a broken femur.
Mark Worth – He dislocated a hip and broke his elbow on the first lap of practice at Anaheim 1.
Daniel Baker – Done for the 2016 Supercross season after tearing his ankle.
Josh Osby – Broke some ribs and punctured a lung.
Jimmy Albertson – Out with broken sternum.

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