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Here are some stats on my lengthy ride around the circles!
- 21 AMA Grand National Wins - currently 13th on the all-time list.
- 1 ST win, 1 TT win, 16 HM wins (8th on the all-time list), 3 mile wins

- One of 15 riders to ever make the "Grand Slam" (aka complete the Dirt Track Slam of winning a national short track, TT, 1/2 mile and mile).

- 30 GNC runner-up finishes
- 27 GNC 3rd place finishes
- 78 total podium finishes (8th on the all-time list, 1 behind some guy named Bubba Shobert)
- 21 wins, 30 runner-ups, 28 third place.
- IN all, 16 ST podiums, 12 TT podiums, 11 Mile podiums, 41 HM podiums
- Best year for podiums: 2008 (10 podiums)
- Best year for wins: 2008 (4 wins)

- 15 GNC Top 10 point finishes
- 11 GNC Top 5 point finishes
- 9 GNC Top 3 finishes for the season
- 4-time GNC runner-up (2004, 2008, 2009, 2010)

Overall GNC points finishes are:
2015: only competed in one national, finished 2nd at Las Vegas GNC finale
2014: only competed in 2 nationals, qualified 2nd & 4th
2012: only competed in one national, 7th at castle Rock TT
2011: only competed in one national, 5th at Castle Rock TT
2010: 2nd
2009: 2nd
2008: 2nd
2007: 7th
2006: 3rd
2005: 3rd
2004: 2nd
2003: 3rd
2002: 6th
2001: 3rd
2000: 1st
1999: 5th
1998: 7th
1997: 7th
1996: 4th
1995: 12th
1994: 19th
1993: 32nd (earned national Number with a 5th place finish at Castle Rock TT).

- Missed the 2009 unofficial title by 1 point in the closest three-rider points chase in history - three riders separated by 2 points (203-202-201).
- 7th oldest GNC winner ever (41 yrs, 2 months, 28 days, Hagerstown 2010)
- 9th oldest first-time GNC winner ever (28 yrs, 2 mos, 24 days, Peoria 1997)

- Only the fifth Privateer to win the GNC title (Mann '63, Eklund '79, Graham '93, Carr '99).

- Won 3 Formula USA Nationals, including the only National dirt track win for a Suzuki twin at Emerald Downs in 2000, Houston Raceway Park in 2003.
 
- 1999 & 2000 Supertracker champion
- 1999 & 2000 600 Expert Hot Shoe champion
- 2004 505 Expert Hoe Shoe champion
- 2006 Expert Hot Shoe champion
- In 2000 won every dirttrack title available except the 750 Expert Hot Shoe
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