The first race was held on February 18, 1978, and Jimmy Ellis won on a Honda. It was his first and only win on a Honda.
This will be the 39th time the gate will drop in Seattle for an AMA Supercross class race.
It will be the sixth time an AMA Supercross class race has taken place at Qwest Field. From 1978-1999, AMA Supercross races were held in the Seattle King Dome.
First time winners in Seattle include: Darrel Shultz (1981), Rick Johnson (1984), Jeff Ward (1984), Larry Ward (1990), Ryan Villopoto (2009)
Jeff Ward and Rick Johnson won the first AMA Supercross class race of their career on a double-header weekend in Seattle. From 1979-1989, double-headers were held at the King Dome.
Riders to sweep double headers at the King Dome: Mike Bell (1980), Darrel Shultz (1981), Bob Hannah (1983), Ron Lechien (1985), Rick Johnson (1987 & 1989).
Larry Ward won the first AMA Supercross class race of his career in Seattle in 1990 on a Suzuki, and nine years later, he won the last AMA Supercross class race of his career in Seattle on a Suzuki.
AMA Supercross Class Wins by Brand in Seattle
â€¢ Honda (17)
â€¢ Yamaha (8)
â€¢ Kawasaki (8)
â€¢ Suzuki (5)
Last win by brand: Honda-2008 Kawasaki-2009, Suzuki-1998, and Yamaha-1998.
Kevin Windham won the Lites race in Seattle in 1996 and 12 years later (2008) he won his 16th AMA Supercross class race in Seattle.