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SuperX: Anaheim I pre-event notes 2011-01-05

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Monster Energy Supercross Notes
Anaheim, Calif., Angel Stadium

Supercross Class Stats: Anaheim

The first race was held on December 4, 1976, and Marty Smith won on a Honda

This race marks the 54th time the gate will drop for a Supercross class race in Anaheim

This will be the first time that Angel Stadium will not host three stops of Monster Energy Supercross

Anaheim holds the record for most Supercross class races

Three different brands won Supercross class races in 2010

Only twice have three different riders won in Anaheim. In 2002, David Vuillemin, Mike LaRocco and Ricky Carmichael won the three main events. In 2010, James Stewart, Ryan Dungey and Ryan Villopoto won the three main events.

Chad Reed will be racing for his seventh win in Anaheim

James Stewart will be racing for his eighth win in Anaheim

Since 1974, the winner of the opening race of the year has gone on to win the Supercross class championship 17 times

Since 1974, the Supercross class champion of that season finished in the top five at the opening race of the year 32 times

In 2002, Ricky Carmichael finished 21st at the season opener and won the Supercross class championship. That had never been done before.

In 2009, James Stewart finished 19th at the season opener and came back to win the Supercross class championship

In 1997, Jeff Emig finished sixth at the season opener and came back to win the Supercross class championship

In 1999 Jeremy McGrath finished seventh at the season opener and came back to win the Supercross class championship

Supercross Lites Class Stats: Anaheim 1

The first race was held February 2, 1985 and Mike Healy won on a Suzuki

This will be the 46th time the gate will drop for a Supercross Lites race in Anaheim

-source: ama

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