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Toronto

Toronto, ON

Toronto may be a Canadian city, but the city has numerous ties to American sports. Along with NBA, MLB and NHL franchises, the city made waves in 2008 when it became the first international destination to host the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship. Toronto welcomed the top level of Supercross north of the border for the first time and still remains a unique backdrop in the history of the sport.

Venues

From 2008-2017 (save for 2015), the Rogers Centre hosted each round of the Toronto Supercross. Home to the MLB’s Blue Jays, the stadium features a retractable roof and a ribbon style video board. The stadium has hosted major sporting events for over 35 years and holds a special place in Supercross history.

Iconic Moments

From the first international race in AMA Supercross history to a legendary comeback performance, here are a few of the biggest moments from Supercross in Toronto.

2008-Oh Canada

The first ever Toronto Supercross on the AMA calendar was a unique event. Previously a round of the World Supercross Championship, Toronto joined the AMA ranks as a 450 only event. Points leader Chad Reed was dominant on a track designed by former teammate Tim Ferry, taking advantage of a great start and a soft, almost muddy dirt. Reed took the win as Kevin Windham and Davi Millsaps battled for second, with Windham taking the runner-up spot.

2011-Twists & Turns

Defending 450SX champion Ryan Dungey returned to the top step of the podium in a wild night that ended with five riders within a race of the red plate. Dungey took the lead on the second lap from Kawasaki fill-in Fabien Izoird and never looked back. Behind him, championship leader Ryan Villopoto and James Stewart collided early at the end of the whoops. Villopoto was forced into the mechanic’s area for quick repairs, as Chad Reed began to catch Dungey. Reed made a mistake just a few laps before the end, securing the win for Dungey. Reed would leave Toronto with a three point gap over Villopoto, who salvaged 9th and eight over Dungey as Stewart slipped to 4th in both the points and the main event.

2014-An Incredible Comeback

The 2014 Toronto Supercross was a wild night, with a pair of championship contenders suffering setbacks. The headliner of the night was James Stewart, who secured second on the all-time 450SX wins list in spectacular fashion. After a dismal 14th place start, the fastest man on the planet quickly worked his way through the pack. Flying by the likes of Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen and race leader Justin Barcia, Stewart put in one of his most legendary rides and took the win after turning the Rogers Centre into a “Stewable” playground. Points leader Ryan Villopoto salvaged a 6th place finish after not competing in practice. Impacted by food poisoning that put him into the hospital, Villopoto used a provisional to get into the night show and qualified through the semi before putting in a solid main event.

250 East points leader Adam Cianciarulo’s dream rookie season came to an end after a major practice crash in the second part of the adversity for Kawasaki red plate holders. AC popped his shoulder out in the practice crash and looked solid early in the main event, before the shoulder slipped out once again. While the medical crew aided him in getting it popped back into place both times, he was forced to pull off due to the discomfort in the main event. This handed the points lead to teammate Martin Davalos as Justin Bogle won the first main event of his career.

This interactive table details the all-time leaders at Toronto. 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 Toronto Supercross 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.