That’s the top ten and here are the five that missed out by oh so much…. 6th-4 points It was discovered as a Baja/desert bike in 1987 when Team Green hired Larry Roeseler. 67. The British round was won by British MX legend and two-time FIM Motocross World Champion Jeff Smith on a BSA (Birmingham Small Arms). 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! He went out with a bang! 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! In 2008, he won the 125cc British Grand Prix to become the youngest ever winner of a GP race, a title he still holds. 10th-1 point. 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. 1st– Jeremy McGrath, Honda, Yamaha, Suzuki-81 points. 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.) He is motocross. 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. Late Georges Jobe was most famous motocross riders known for his 1987 500cc championship victory as he won riding a privateer Honda CR500. Required fields are marked *. 3rd-7 points With an incredible six championships out of only seven years raced in the 90’s, he was a shoe-in. 5th– Larry Ward, Suzuki, Yamaha, Honda- 39 points. One more position here and there could have vaulted any of these guys higher up on this prestigious list. 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. 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. 7th-3 points 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). 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. 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. 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. Everts has won the World Championship for a record 10 times. And the starting gate was his phone booth. 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 missed a couple of complete supercross seasons recovering from his back injury but would probably have been stuck behind JMB either way. James Stewart (Bubba): James is also an American Motocross racer. This is all about cool, meaning results don’t play here. 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. Jean-Michel Bayle. 1-Stefan Everts 10 times World Champion is an amount that speaks for itself. 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. We can see this guy riding forever. Daniel Dhers. Image Credit: Getty. John Draper became the first British rider to win the European Motocross Championship in 1955 on a 500cc BSA. Anyway, Larry sure had the longevity, and that’s what puts him in the top five-Weege. 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! Updated August 14, 2019 3.5k votes 504 voters 12.6k views24 items. See more ideas about motocross, vintage motocross, vintage bikes. 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. 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. The worlds leading page based on Motocross & Supercross from 1990 - 2000 Yogi (sigh….) 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. Motocross Riders of all Time. With three motocross titles under his belt, Travis has proven he can ride. The KX then won every Baja 1000 between 1988 and 1997. 8th– Damon Bradshaw, Yamaha, Honda- 31 points. Bailey Brown. 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. 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). 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. Henry won four career races one being the complete mudder in Dallas, the epic four-stroke win in Vegas and a couple more. By ’93 he was a Suzuki support rider and was out of the top ten altogether. Two 5th place finishes and a tenth are the best he could do in the 90’s. 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. 1988: KX125…YZ250 It’s commonly believed that the Honda CR125 won every MXA shootout win the ’80s and ’90s, the fact is, … 13,788 talking about this. Jul 25, 2017 - Collection of 1970s Motocross Photos. 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. 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. His two titles, two 3rd’s and one sixth in his final year gives him only five scoring years out of the ten. Look at how close the top five are! 5th-5 points Footage from the 1997 125 SX East Coast main event in Daytona - Ricky Carmichael goes down at the … We can’t wait. 6th– Jeff Emig, Yamaha, Kawasaki- 36 points. 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. All told, the Flying Freckle finished top ten in the supercross series eight times in the decade only missing out in 1980 and ’81. The 24 Best Motocross Riders Of All-Time. But they were hella-fast. 1st– 12 points He age is about 34 years. 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. But all of you would be wrong as my super-secret formula rewards titles AND consistency. Bob-Hannah To the surprise of absolute no one, Showtime wins the title of best supercrosser of the 90’s. Although he did pull a crap-load of holeshots on his Ron Heben tuned YZ. 10th– Doug Henry, Honda, Yamaha- 14 points. I like to think of Ward having two careers in the 90s. Moto legends Travis Pastrana, Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig, Dave Despain and more dive into what made 90s … We also didn’t take a poll or include anyone else in our decision-making process. Jun 23, 2019 - 1,754 Likes, 14 Comments - 90s Motocross (@90smotocross) on Instagram: “Tallon Vohland 1991 #90smx #90smoto #90smotocross” 3rd– Mike Larocco, Kawasaki, Suzuki, Honda- 41 points. Ricky Charmichael: Always known for his commitment in fitness and preparation. And just like Mike, he missed the top ten in 1993. 8th-2 points Jeff-Fro (yep, another great name) won the ’97 title and then, strangely, never scored another top ten finish in his career. 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.) Motocross Monsters. He is still competitive in various types of motorcycle racing and occasionally tries his hand in stock car racing. With an incredible six championships out of … 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. 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? The best motocross riders of all-time in the world. The Kawasaki KX500 was a truly great desert bike, but it was sold as a motocrosser. A two-time world champion, JMB moved to America in the fall … Travis has gone on to make incredible things happen on both two and four wheels. 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. I gave the tie break to Wardy because he’s got Pichon covered on the “awesome” scale. 0. Your email address will not be published. 20. 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.