Chad Reed
Feb 1

SX: Anaheim 3 Practice Report – Kawasaki On Top In Both Classes

Points leader Ryan Villopoto rides into Anaheim 3 as the fastest qualifier. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com / Frank Hoppen)

Points leader rides into 3 as the fastest qualifier. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com / Frank Hoppen)

Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green appears to be the team to beat at Anaheim 3 with their riders claiming the top qualifying spots. Ryan Villopoto set the fastest time in the 450 Class while Dean Wilson was nearly a second quicker than his 250 Class rivals.

Riding the momentum from his dominant win last weekend, Villopoto set a best lap of 1:02.295 in the closing minutes of the third and final practice session. tried to bump the Champ from the top spot on his final lap, but it was only good enough for second. qualified third followed by the Red Bull KTM duo of and .

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Feb 1

SX: The Power Rankings – Oakland 450 Class

Ryan Villopoto grabbed a dominant win in Oakland. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

grabbed a dominant win in . (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto returned to the top step of the podium in Oakland with this season’s most dominant effort. He also returned to the top of the point standings and will be looking to put a stamp on is surge of momentum this weekend. Villopoto’s accomplishments in the Bay Area move him back atop the Power Rankings this week.

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

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Jan 26

SX: Villopoto Grabs Win, Points Lead In Oakland

Ryan Villopoto dominated Round 4 of the Monster Energy Supercross Championship in Oakland. (Photo: Simon Cudby)

dominated Round 4 of the Monster Energy Championship in . (Photo: Simon Cudby)

Ryan Villopoto led wire-to-wire in Saturday night’s 450SX Main Event to grab his second victory of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season.

After assuming the lead on the first lap, the Kawasaki ace managed a comfortable lead throughout the 20-lap feature and cruised to an easy win over by a margin of 4.235 seconds.

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Jan 25

SX: The Power Rankings – Anaheim 2 450 Class

Ken Roczen rides into Oakland as the points leader. (Photo: Red Bull KTM)

rides into as the points leader. (Photo: Red Bull KTM)

Fittingly, a legend of the sport of won during the championship’s landmark 40th anniversary celebration. ’s first victory in almost exactly two years was long awaited and some weren’t sure if he’d ever get there again. However, Reed proved the doubters wrong with a vintage Reed performance that has become one of the most popular wins in a long time.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross. Rookie Ken Roczen returns to the top of the rankings this week thanks to his return to the podium that also helped him reclaim the red plate as the series points leader.

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Jan 24

SX: Reed Reflects On Anaheim Win, Sets Sights On Title

Chad Reed celebrates with fans after winning Anaheim 2. (Photo: Monster Energy)

celebrates with fans after winning 2. (Photo: Monster Energy)

Chad Reed heard the whispers and read the stories about how he was washed up as a motocross rider. As his winless streak grew, the 31-year-old Aussie began to wonder if it was indeed time to park his bike for good.

Everything changed with last weekend’s win in Anaheim, Calif.

Pulling ahead late in a wild race filled with crashes and numerous lead changes, Reed won for the first time since 2012, ending a 22-race winless streak and giving him the boost of confidence he needed.

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