The British round was won by British MX legend and two-time FIM Motocross World Champion Jeff Smith on a BSA (Birmingham Small Arms). He started with a big bang, as a 250 rookie in 1990 he won his hometown race in Seattle after a crazy block-pass war with Jeff Matiesevich (“Chicken” for those of you counting nicknames at home). He is an American and resides in Florida. He finishes one point behind Stanton and one ahead of this next guy. Most of these guys we don’t know on a personal level, either. Later he joined Honda of Troy for ’96 and ‘97, and then Suzuki brought him back for ’98 and ’99—and he finally got back to his 1990 promise when he once again brought the factory RM250 back into victory lane, at a muddy Tampa race in ’98 and then again in Seattle in ’99. The 1988 Kawasaki KX125. That’s the top ten and here are the five that missed out by oh so much…. I like to think of Ward having two careers in the 90s. He came oh so close to winning one race in Charlotte ’95 but MC got him on the last lap. He is the King ( Le Roi) of French motocross and supercross. So with that in mind, here are the points that I assigned to each championship position. Henry won four career races one being the complete mudder in Dallas, the epic four-stroke win in Vegas and a couple more. was a star in the 125 supercross ranks, but looked poised to continue Suzuki’s massive run of winning 125 titles and then not having anything pan out on 250s. He age is about 34 years. 6th-4 points The worlds leading page based on Motocross & Supercross from 1990 - 2000 I’m sure he’ll be thrilled and we’ll mail him off the plaque asap. That’s the formula, I know it’s really complex but at least we can figure out who the best supercross riders of the decades are. He captured sixty of his seventy-two wins in the 90’s including an incredible ten wins in his rookie season of 1993 (Reed in his rookie year in the big class- 8 wins is second) and MC was the man that lifted the sport to mainstream coverage, invented the nac-nac, made women want to be with him, hell he made men want to be with him he was so damm cool. So we decided on Jeff Ward being the best supercrosser of the 80’s and that was a little surprise for sure. Apr 5, 2016 - This is the sort of photo that makes you want to get out and ride. Henry only scored four top ten finishes in the decade with three 7th place finishes and a 5th in ’95. The best riders are coming to town to prove who the best in BMX is. Motocross Monsters. List Rules Vote up the top motocross riders. Always wanted more from this guy and I bet the teams he rode on thought the same. He couldn’t quite match McGrath’s consistency, but even today, riders will wax poetic about how fast Ezra could go when he was on. Yogi (sigh….) His rookie 250 season in 2005 was a crash-filled disaster, but by ’96 he was smoothing out and ended up third in points. 7th-3 points Required fields are marked *. He only recorded one runner-up position (’94) but his other finishes were always respectable. 1. I think that most people would say Rick Johnson would win that award as he outgained Wardy in supercross wins during the decade 28-20. RJ was a good rider but then got on Honda’s in 1986 and became really, really good. 13,788 talking about this. I beg you to not forget that, despite his 8th place here, he was a bad mother effer. By ’97 he was clad in that sweet Shift gear, and when MC switched to Suzuki Fro was ready to capitalize, winning five races and the title. 1st– Jeremy McGrath, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki-81 points. Ward, Stanton and Bradshaw teamed up for the Motocross of Nations in Vimmerby, Sweden, but this would turn out to be one of the toughest weekends ever for Team USA. I know he said on our podcast that he was indeed giving it his all but he was just being modest, rumors are he rode the whole series with an eye-patch on while dreaming of dragging his knee on a tarmac somewhere. Mike is the fourth best supercrosser of the decade and probably one of the most underrated riders in history. All Rights Reserved. Six rounds into supercross that year and he was one point behind Matiesevich for the supercross series points lead—these two kids were going to take over! Of course you can play the “what could have been” game with Doug as well because in ’97 he was leading the points for a good half the season before he broke his wrist in a collision with Jimmy Button. Although he did pull a crap-load of holeshots on his Ron Heben tuned YZ. Motocross first evolved in Australia from motorcycle trials competitions, such as the Auto-Cycle Clubs's first quarterly trial in 1909 and the Scottish Six Days Trial that began in 1912. His 1989 season was like MC’s ’93 in that it came out of nowhere. 12 506 räägivad sellest. A few words before we begin. By their titles, victories and podiums achieved and because of their meaning for Motocross. My lovely wife Angie and I (like she has anything better to do than count out the points for these guys) poured over the record books and added up practically every rider to score a top ten finish in the 90’s to come up with the top fifteen. To the surprise of absolute no one, Showtime wins the title of best supercrosser of the 90’s. 4th-Mike Kiedrowski, Kawasaki, Honda- 40 points. 4th-6 points The best motocross riders of all-time in the world. 'The beast from the east' took just shy of 20 Supercross victories as he battled other legendary riders, such as Kevin Windham, Jeff Staton and Jean-Michel Bayle. Sure, one of them t-boned the other after a moto but at least it showed that they were still full of fight after a moto. There aren’t too many people who can say they’ve beaten Jeremy McGrath straight up in a supercross race, but Yogi put in some crazy charges in his Honda days and made it happen. Take a look back at all of the thrilling moments from the 2019 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross 450 class season, which was dominated by Eli Tomac. Training like an Olympian wasn’t the rage, it was all about fur coats and speedboats back then. The one year he missed the top ten in points (’93) he came out and won the opener and probably would’ve been in the running for the title but broke his wrist at some point. This leads him to the fifth position in this list of top 10 greatest motocross riders of all time. Bailey Brown. Like I’ve said before, I’m twice Wardys size but half the man he is. We can’t wait. Motocross is one of the riskiest international sports, with racers putting their futures on the line every time they jump on a bike. One more position here and there could have vaulted any of these guys higher up on this prestigious list. Ricky Charmichael: Always known for his commitment in fitness and preparation. Still, six times he finished in the top ten in points and of that four times he was fourth in the points and once he was runner-up (’93.) 6th– Jeff Emig, Yamaha, Kawasaki- 36 points. Jake and Coke and VilloTito Live in Studio Archive, “Maxxis Tires” – Classic Steel #155: 1989 Yamaha YZ125. 11th– Jeff Matiasevich, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Yamaha- 12 points- Chicken (another great one) almost won the title in his rookie year but then didn’t do much after that on a Suzuki or a NCY Yamaha. Your email address will not be published. History. He is motocross. I’m sure he’ll be thrilled and we’ll mail him off the plaque asap. The worlds leading page based on Motocross & Supercross from 1990 - 2000 Bradshaw is the rider with the most career wins (19) in supercross without ever winning a title. November 26. Anyway, Larry sure had the longevity, and that’s what puts him in the top five-Weege. DAVID KELLEY With his thick glasses, one couldn’t help but make Clark Kent comparisons. There was a point where Team Kawasaki had two of the most unheralded, vanilla riders in the history of the sport when they had MX Kied and Larocco in the mid-90’s. Everts has won the World Championship for a record 10 times. Jeremy was very famous for his tricks while jumping during the race. He followed up this victory by winning the FIM World 500cc Motocross Championship three more times, 1987, 1991, and … Since the “Greatest Supercross Riders of the 80’s” was such a hit, I decided to do one for the 90’s as well as the Y2K’s. The biggest drop off in points is right here so I think you can safely say that there were nine dominant riders of 1990’s supercross and then starting with Doug, a bunch of guys that are all about the same. His two titles, two 3rd’s and one sixth in his final year gives him only five scoring years out of the ten. A two-time world champion, JMB moved to America in the fall … Reliving 90s Motocross Glory Days ft. Travis Pastrana, Jeremy McGrath, Dave Despain and More! He missed a couple of complete supercross seasons recovering from his back injury but would probably have been stuck behind JMB either way. Oh what could have been? Speaking of what could have been, here we have the Frenchman known as JMB (it’s fine to use your initials as your nickname when it’s three letters, you’re from another country and you ride like an alien on a dirt bike) as he somehow gets into the top ten with only three finishes in the top ten which are the only three years that he competed full-time in sx. On the track, it was brutal and demanding. He finally started getting the hang of supercross around 1994, and in 1995 he delivered his first career win in Las Vegas when the lights went out and half the field didn’t race. 8th-2 points He is still competitive in various types of motorcycle racing and occasionally tries his hand in stock car racing. AMA 250cc -1974 (Actual)AMA SX 250cc- 976, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_motocross_riders&oldid=996055457, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2002 Four Stroke World Champion, WMA Pro National Champion - 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, CMA 125cc- 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1988, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1975- 3rd,1976-2nd, 1977-3rd, 1979-2nd 500cc, This page was last edited on 24 December 2020, at 08:13. 12th– Guy Cooper, Honda, Suzuki-11 points- Probably one of the guys that was the fastest rider to never win a supercross (with Lamson, Ferry and Kehoe) Cooper scored the same amount of points in the 80’s and 90’s! Big Bird (still loving the nicknames) was just like LaRocco where he scored a top ten position in nine out of the ten years. gOrk's Top 90 BMXers of the 90s!!! Jeff will always maintain he was a better rider outdoors than indoors, but seven wins and a supercross championship is more than most riders can claim-Weege. Long story. What happened after that? It was discovered as a Baja/desert bike in 1987 when Team Green hired Larry Roeseler. Then came his switch to Kawasaki in 1996, where he stopped McGrath from completing a perfect season by winning in St. Louis. Anyways, Damon scored six top ten finishes and I’m sure a major regret of his is the ’92 title chase and not being higher on this list. Bob-Hannah It’s hard to chose just 10 riders in a mythical sport as the Motocross is, but certainly these 10 are the one of the best in history. Two 5th place finishes and a tenth are the best he could do in the 90’s. Welcome to the Vurb’s Top 10 coolest riders of all time. Only a nine-year lull there. 8th– Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha, Honda- 31 points. Fight Club: Pastrana, Langston, Brown and a Title, Cianciarulo, Plessinger, Malott, Murdock on Pulpmx Show Tonight, Webb, Pipes, Short, Nicoletti, Weigandt, Thomas Archive. It’s all about the persona these dudes put off. Of his five career wins, three came at Daytona which really cements his status as a motocross specialist. By ’93 he was a Suzuki support rider and was out of the top ten altogether. 192.5k Followers, 102 Following, 4,893 Posts - See Instagram photos and videos from 90s Motocross (@90smotocross) Late Georges Jobe was most famous motocross riders known for his 1987 500cc championship victory as he won riding a privateer Honda CR500. And just like Mike, he missed the top ten in 1993. He finished a close runner-up in ’90 despite missing two races early, won the title in ’91 and then finished third in ’92 when he wasn’t even trying. We can see this guy riding forever. 0. He was introduced to motocross by his father a renowned motocross … Isn’t it so funny that guys like Stanton and Wardy probably just wanted to puke and jump off a bridge when they only got fifth in the points? Jul 25, 2017 - Collection of 1970s Motocross Photos. No rider that I can think of made a bigger transformation in his career than Stanton, in his Yamaha days he was never in contention for a win, never mind a title. Ward put in some good runs and got back in the top ten that year, and the next year came out on fire and finished second in the whole darned series as a privateer! Or was he? Now primed to win a championship, Lusk was one bad dude in ’98 and ’99, capturing eight out of his eleven career wins in these two seasons. Anyways, Jeff is the second best supercrosser of the 90’s and I’m sure when I tell him that, he’ll be angry and vow to improve. In 2008, he won the 125cc British Grand Prix to become the youngest ever winner of a GP race, a title he still holds. Stanton just about made it into the top ten in the 80’s list with his one title and top ten finishes but gets the title of the second best sx’er of the 90’s. He switches to Honda, lives with Rick Johnson and comes out swinging in 1989 with the title (after RJ got hurt but he was still right there.) Jobe won FIM World 250cc Motocross Championship in 1980 and 1983. 1-Stefan Everts 10 times World Champion is an amount that speaks for itself. The 24 Best Motocross Riders Of All-Time. 4. Copyright 2020 PulpMX. James Stewart (Bubba): James is also an American Motocross racer. Jun 23, 2019 - 1,754 Likes, 14 Comments - 90s Motocross (@90smotocross) on Instagram: “Tallon Vohland 1991 #90smx #90smoto #90smotocross” Anyways, will Ferry make the list in the Greatest Supercross Riders of the Y2K decade? He made the podium in Indianapolis which was the equivalent of the Pittsburgh Pirates getting a .500 record. With an incredible six championships out of … No one could touch him and he was a tip-over in Pontiac and a flat tire in Charlotte away from winning every single year he competed in the 250 class. However, he is not a man who sits with one challenge. 10th– Doug Henry, Honda, Yamaha- 14 points. With an incredible six championships out of only seven years raced in the 90’s, he was a shoe-in. 10th-1 point. The Rock (we still have the cool nick-names in the 90’s but they’re hanging on by a thread here) was a model of consistency in the 90’s scoring a top ten finish an incredible nine out of the ten years. Daniel Dhers. Webb, Pipes, Nicoletti, Weigandt on Pulpmx Show Tonight! Hard to believe that we’re through a decade already here in the ‘00’s, it seems like it was yesterday that I was raiding my local Walgreens for batteries and cup of soups to survive the impending meltdown of the world. Stefan Everts. But all of you would be wrong as my super-secret formula rewards titles AND consistency. Then he switched to Yamaha in ’97 and got into victory lane for the first time. Ed Note: ... With his major motocross influence, the Whippin’ Boy has picked right up where Ryan Vanderveen stepped off. PulpMX exists as an informed, fan-driven Pro Motocross and Supercross site where objective editorial and entertaining racing-centric discourse flourish. But then…I don’t know what happened, but Larry’s results just went downhill. Footage from the 1997 125 SX East Coast main event in Daytona - Ricky Carmichael goes down at the … Jeff-Fro (yep, another great name) won the ’97 title and then, strangely, never scored another top ten finish in his career. Moto legends Travis Pastrana, Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig, Dave Despain and more dive into what made 90s … Despite being one of Britain’s best riders currently competing in the World Championship, Redding never competed in a single British Championship race and came to prominence in the Spanish Championship instead. The Weege chipped in with a couple of his own submissions. Look at how close the top five are! The Kawasaki KX500 was a truly great desert bike, but it was sold as a motocrosser. He was the king of supercross in the ’90s. He went out with a bang! 9th– Jean-Michael Bayle, Honda- 28 points. 15th-Michael Pichon, Suzuki, Honda-10 points- Two top ten scoring years got “The Pigeon” got Michael the last spot in my rankings. 1st– 12 points 7th– Ezra Lusk, Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda, – 32 points. I gave the tie break to Wardy because he’s got Pichon covered on the “awesome” scale. Travis is the perfect example of the flaws in attempting to curate a list of the best motocross riders in the world based on titles alone. Even without racing the 250 class for half of the decade, he ends up seventh on this list-Weege. I like to think the synergy that Ferry and I had overcame all the other obstacles that were in our way and I especially liked the fact that WE beat MC at this race. 2nd-9 points 3rd– Mike Larocco, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda- 41 points. Sure the wins are nice but what any team wants from any riders is the ability to go out there and win races, titles as well as be a factor every year. We’ve put together a list of some legends in BMX – the guys who have helped shape the sport and made it what it is today. To the surprise of absolute no one, Showtime wins the title of best supercrosser of the 90’s. Jean-Michel Bayle. Bob Hannah. He was a five-time champion in his riding days. 5th– Larry Ward, Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda- 39 points. Image Credit: Getty. 67. The Beast from the East (I’m going to hang myself) was the man of the early nineties and really should’ve won one title but had to settle for two runner-ups. But they were hella-fast. 10 best Motocross riders of all time 6. 1988: KX125…YZ250 It’s commonly believed that the Honda CR125 won every MXA shootout win the ’80s and ’90s, the fact is, … Motocross Riders of all Time. He was only 26 and surely had more than a couple of years hanging on and finishing top ten but that wasn’t what Jeff wanted to do. And the starting gate was his phone booth. This is all about cool, meaning results don’t play here. 20. 13th– Steve Lamson, Honda- 11 points- Lammy was never known as a great supercrosser but he could make a 125 sing. We also didn’t take a poll or include anyone else in our decision-making process. All told, the Flying Freckle finished top ten in the supercross series eight times in the decade only missing out in 1980 and ’81. If you want a good listen of a guy that was a warrior on a bike and a gentleman off it, take a look for my podcast with him. The KX then won every Baja 1000 between 1988 and 1997. Ricky Charmichael is regarded as the all time greatest motocross racer in the world. Interesting that the man known as six-time to all of us on the circuit retired when he was disgusted with his 1994 finish of sixth when most riders would have been pumped to do that well. Ezra was a go-for-broke rider who wasn’t afraid to crash, get up and go even faster. Photo courtesy of Moto Verte: 2 nd Place-Rick Johnson-Yamaha, Honda-49 points. 1st– Jeremy McGrath, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki-81 points. See more ideas about motocross, vintage motocross, vintage bikes. 9th-1 point It was also the ‘90s, which, looking back, was one of the coolest eras of our sport, and McGrath was by far the coolest of that era. I remember watching the ’96 Minneapolis supercross and seeing a still frisky Bradshaw hanging with MC that night but it was just a glimpse of what once was. Updated August 14, 2019 3.5k votes 504 voters 12.6k views24 items. John Draper became the first British rider to win the European Motocross Championship in 1955 on a 500cc BSA. I know they care about their rankings on OBS. AMA Motocross- 2008 - - Brian Stonebridge: 1950-1959 - - - 6 David Strijbos: 1984-1994 … Template:Expand list This is a partial list of notable current and former motocross riders, many of whom have competed in the World Championships, National Championships and supercross competitions. 3rd-7 points With three motocross titles under his belt, Travis has proven he can ride. 5th-5 points 14th-Jeff Ward, Kawasaki- 10 points- Wardy makes the top fifteen in two decades and his career ended in this decade with two 5th places finishes in sx. The most famous riders of all time got their start with the NMA, including Jeff Ward, Brian Myerscough, Flying Mike Brown, Bobby Jones, A.J. Travis has gone on to make incredible things happen on both two and four wheels. Then came the rebirth as a full privateer with the Noleen/Sizzler Yamaha in 1994 (aka Team Cupid, because this was the team that first united Matthes and Ferry). Just wanted to throw in Red Dog’s eighth place finish in 1999 on the Noleen Yamaha because, well because I tuned it. 1:01. He really had two careers with his early mid-life crisis costing him two years of his career and then when he came back (first on a Yamaha and then Manchester Honda) he wasn’t the same rider. Hell, when he switched to Suzuki’s in ’96 he absolutely hated the bikes and the team (and in fact just straight-up missed a race because of being unhappy and everyone knew he tried out a Honda at Stanton’s place) he still scored a sixth place in the points! 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