The Perfect Year

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8/20/2018 8:20 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/20/2018 8:20 PM

Who all has had a “perfect year” as far as motocross goes? My Googling is coming up a bit short tonight but what I mean is... who has won both SX and MX championships, been elected for the USA MXdN team and been on the winning team all in the same year?

AP is on that course now but I’m assuming a few others have done it as well? Must but a short list, though.

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8/20/2018 8:21 PM
Edited Date/Time: 8/20/2018 8:23 PM

RV for sure in 2011

Not only SX, MX and MXoN but he also won the Monster Million that fall too

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8/20/2018 8:23 PM

Jeff Ward in 85 I think.

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8/20/2018 8:23 PM

Dungey and RV both did it in '10 and '11. RC probably did it on more than one occasion.

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8/20/2018 8:56 PM

2010 Ryan Dungey won the SX and MX titles and then went 1-1 at MXdN as a rookie. Not a bad year.

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8/20/2018 9:01 PM

Bailey in 1983
Ward in 1985
RC in 2005
RV in 2007 and 2011
Dungey in 2009 and 2010

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8/20/2018 9:31 PM

dirtnapper wrote:

RV for sure in 2011

Not only SX, MX and MXoN but he also won the Monster Million that fall too

Yep. Hard to beat RV in 11, figuratively and literally.

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Cheers, Crush
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8/20/2018 9:33 PM

Agree. RV's 2011 season is the greatest single season ever IMO.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

8/21/2018 8:36 AM

KirkChandler wrote:

Bailey in 1983
Ward in 1985
RC in 2005
RV in 2007 and 2011
Dungey in 2009 and 2010

Thank you! It is a relatively short list but a powerful one. RVs 2011 season is nuts!

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8/21/2018 8:47 AM

RC would certainly have been in the running for a lot more of these, but had a lot of weird circumstances around the MXON.

No team in '01, '02, '04 (his prime)

Hurt in '06

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8/21/2018 9:13 AM

Adam43 wrote:

RC would certainly have been in the running for a lot more of these, but had a lot of weird circumstances around the MXON.

No team in '01, '02, '04 (his prime)

Hurt in '06

Also dominated in 03 against Everts in the Belgian sand. But his team wasn’t very good.

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8/21/2018 12:06 PM

RC won SX, 12-0 MX, MXDN, and US Open in 2005

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

8/21/2018 12:14 PM

Bayle in 1991 won the 250 and 500 outdoor titles and the 250 supercross title. Boom. Nobody else ever did that.

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8/21/2018 12:25 PM

Didn't Webb do it a couple years ago?

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8/21/2018 4:04 PM

Rick Johnson 1986. SX250, MX250 and almost MX500, plus the MXDN win.

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Braaapin' aint easy.

8/21/2018 4:07 PM

hamncheeze wrote:

Agree. RV's 2011 season is the greatest single season ever IMO.

Over RC's 2005 season? Huh?

No.

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8/21/2018 4:22 PM

scootch wrote:

Didn't Webb do it a couple years ago?

When did Webb win MXoN?

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8/21/2018 5:58 PM

hamncheeze wrote:

Agree. RV's 2011 season is the greatest single season ever IMO.

TXDirt wrote:

Over RC's 2005 season? Huh?

No.

Good point. Suppose if you went by winnings and just called even round numbers for some over simplified guesses you could maybe say

RV. A million for each title, 9 wins @ 100K, Monster Million* = $3.9M

RC. A million for each title, 19 wins and US Open @ 100K = $4.0M

*But I think we know RV's million might not have been and this post is making some ridiculous assumptions and omissions!

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Cheers, Crush
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8/21/2018 7:45 PM

hamncheeze wrote:

Agree. RV's 2011 season is the greatest single season ever IMO.

TXDirt wrote:

Over RC's 2005 season? Huh?

No.

Crush wrote:

Good point. Suppose if you went by winnings and just called even round numbers for some over simplified guesses you could maybe say

RV. A million for each title, 9 wins @ 100K, Monster Million* = $3.9M

RC. A million for each title, 19 wins and US Open @ 100K = $4.0M

*But I think we know RV's million might not have been and this post is making some ridiculous assumptions and omissions!

RC had more wins in in 2005 than RV did in 2011 as well.

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

8/21/2018 7:49 PM

TXDirt wrote:

Over RC's 2005 season? Huh?

No.

Crush wrote:

Good point. Suppose if you went by winnings and just called even round numbers for some over simplified guesses you could maybe say

RV. A million for each title, 9 wins @ 100K, Monster Million* = $3.9M

RC. A million for each title, 19 wins and US Open @ 100K = $4.0M

*But I think we know RV's million might not have been and this post is making some ridiculous assumptions and omissions!

Johnny Ringo wrote:

RC had more wins in in 2005 than RV did in 2011 as well.

And if not for the 01 terrorist attacks, he very well could/would have done it there too. Then of course in 02 not sending a team. 02 might have been RC’s single most dominant season actually.

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8/21/2018 10:48 PM

What about MC 1996?

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8/21/2018 11:27 PM

I forgot about the US Open. I guess I'd have to say RC in 2005 might trump RV in 2011. Either way, both very dominant seasons. And I'd argue that RV had to overcome a deeper field to get that Supercross title. 4 guys in with a mathematical chance at Vegas that year.

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Old MXer turned Superfan.

8/22/2018 7:01 AM

scootch wrote:

Didn't Webb do it a couple years ago?

DPR250R wrote:

When did Webb win MXoN?

Ahh didnt read "was elected for MXoN and was on a winning team"..

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8/22/2018 7:04 AM

hamncheeze wrote:

I forgot about the US Open. I guess I'd have to say RC in 2005 might trump RV in 2011. Either way, both very dominant seasons. And I'd argue that RV had to overcome a deeper field to get that Supercross title. 4 guys in with a mathematical chance at Vegas that year.

2005 was pretty deep bro
Chad
RC
Windham
Stew
DV
Tortelli
Larocco

Pretty stacked back then

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Alright Lunger, Let's Do It

8/22/2018 8:33 AM

PTECH wrote:

What about MC 1996?

He didn’t win the outdoor championship.

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8/22/2018 10:36 PM

PTECH wrote:

What about MC 1996?

aeffertz wrote:

He didn’t win the outdoor championship.

Shit you're right he won that in 95 not 96.

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8/23/2018 5:53 AM

Stanton.. If you don't count 500 Nats title.

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8/23/2018 6:27 AM

hamncheeze wrote:

Agree. RV's 2011 season is the greatest single season ever IMO.

TXDirt wrote:

Over RC's 2005 season? Huh?

No.

Id put rv 2011 above rc.

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