Apr 5

Setting The Stage: Houston Supercross Storylines

Ryan Villopoto qualified fastest in Houston. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com)

qualified fastest in . (Photo: Supercrossonline.com)

Practice has wrapped up inside Houston’s NRG Stadium and some great dirt combined with a fast-yet-technical layout has set the tone for what will be a dramatic night of competition. While Ryan Villopoto sits well in control of his own destiny atop the 450SX Class standings, any mistake could have major consequences as several of his rivals can attest. The 250SX West Region is also back in action as and prepare to resume their title fight.

FOX Sports 1 will air all the action from Houston live, beginning at 8:30 p.m. ET with Ralph Sheheen, Jeff Emig, Jeremy McGrath and Jenny Taft. Here are the storylines to watch out for when the gate drops.

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Apr 4

SX: 450 Class Power Rankings After St. Louis

James Stewart performs a block pass on Ryan Villopoto in St. Louis. (Photo: Monster Energy Supercross)

performs a block pass on in . (Photo: Monster Energy )

James Stewart maintained his spot as the hottest rider in Monster Energy Supercross by claiming his third consecutive victory in St. Louis and his fifth of the 2014 season. While his surge may be too little too late in terms of the championship, it’s been fun to see some vintage Stewart do what only he can out on the track. His streak is the reason why he sits atop The Power Rankings.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.

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Mar 26

Breaking news: Rookie star Adam Cianciarulo out for rest of Supercross season

Adam Cianciarulo will miss the remainder of the 2014 season. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

will miss the remainder of the 2014 season. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Monster Energy Kawasaki formally announced today that rookie Adam Cianciarulo will miss the remainder of the 2014 Monster Energy season for the Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki 250SX East Region effort. Cianciarulo will undergo surgery to repair his left shoulder, which was injured this past weekend in Toronto.

Cianciarulo entered his first season of Monster Energy Supercross as a rider to watch thanks to one of the most successful amateur motocross careers in history. Cianciarulo made his pro debut last summer in the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship, but a brutal bout with salmonella poisoning put him behind the eight ball from the get go and ultimately prevented him from showing his true potential.

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Mar 21

SX: 450 Class Power Rankings After Detroit

Ryan Villopoto was unable to pick up the win in Detroit, but he continues to lead the championship battle. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

was unable to pick up the win in , but he continues to lead the championship battle. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

made his return to the top step of the podium in Detroit with a vintage ride in which he led 19 of 20 laps and tied Ricky Carmichael for second on the all-time wins list at 48. Unfortunately for Stewart and the rest of the 450SX Class field, Ryan Villopoto had a strong night as well in second and continues to sit atop the Power Rankings this week.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy .

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Mar 21

SX: 250 Class Power Rankings After Detroit

Adam Cianciarulo picked up his third victory of the season in Detroit. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

picked up his third victory of the season in . (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

With three wins in five starts, it’s safe to say that Adam Cianciarulo is a prodigy. He continues to show the ability to step up in any situation and doesn’t make any big mistakes. He’s already learned that consistency is the key to success on the professional level and now he’s in control of his own destiny to claim a first career pro title. Cianciarulo once again sits atop the Power Rankings this week.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy .

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