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Oakland

Oakland, CA

Oakland is another city with Supercross tradition in the Golden State. While the current sports future in the area is uncertain, Oakland hosted 15 Supercross rounds, typically in the early stages of the season. One of the last baseball/football stadiums, a hybrid floor created for a wide range of track designs.

Venues

Oakland has held each Supercross round at the Oakland Coliseum. The stadium’s first round was in 1979, running again in 1980 and 1984 before taking a long hiatus. Oakland rejoined the schedule from 2011-2023, missing 2021 due to the residency format. The former home of the Raiders and home of the Athletics before their move to Las Vegas, the Oakland Coliseum has fallen on hard times with deteriorating conditions and the loss of their former tenants.

The venue has held races under several names including the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, O.co Coliseum and RingCentral Coliseum.

Iconic Moments

Oakland has hosted several pivotal moments in its time on the schedule, including a champion breaking a long winless streak with a new team

1979-Kicking Things Off

The inaugural Oakland Supercross was also the 1979 season opener. Defending champion Bob Hannah looked to be the favorite to repeat his success, but he wasn’t the headliner from round one. Veteran Jimmy Weinart rode into the coliseum with a neck pad thanks to a rough crash in practice. Despite the pain, Weinart put his Kawasaki out front thanks to a light bike that soaked up the rough, sandy soil. Weinart took the lead with a holeshot and built a gap as Hannah worked his way to second, passing Steve Wise. The defending champ cut the lead down to nearly two seconds, but a crash in the final turn ended his chances of starting the season on top. Weinart took the win and the early points lead as Hannah left Oakland disappointed.

2022-Return To Form

After Jason Anderson won the 2018 450 Supercross championship, few people would’ve believed that he wouldn’t win another main event aboard a Husqvarna. An injury shortened title defense and two somewhat disappointing seasons led Anderson to making a switch, joining Kawasaki for 2022. The move immediately paid off, with Anderson returning to form. El Hombre quickly got out front in the second round, passing new teammate Adam Cianciarulo for the lead. While the #21 was quick, another rider on a new team kept him honest. Red Bull KTM’s Aaron Plessinger stayed behind Anderson as the duo held the top spots. The victory for Anderson was his 8th career 450 main event win, and first since Atlanta in March of 2018 as he started a new chapter of his career.

This interactive table details the all-time leaders at Oakland. Who has the most starts, wins, podiums and points. Filter by class. On mobile, slide left to access more columns. To see all years of data, become a member of the We Went Fast Garage and help us continue (and expand) these unique views of the sport’s history.

This interactive table details the Oakland winners history. Who won in what year and what round was this venue. Filter by class. On mobile, slide left to access more columns. To see all years of data, become a member of the We Went Fast Garage and help us continue (and expand) these unique views of the sport’s history.