Justin Barcia
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 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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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 Oakland 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 17

SX: The Power Rankings – Phoenix 450 Class

Ryan Villopoto sits atop The Power Ranking's after his big win in Phoenix. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

sits atop The Power Ranking’s after his big win in . (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

The Champ returned to prominence in Phoenix with a very impressive ride through the field. The gap between Ryan Villopoto and his competitors is not very big right now, but if he starts to get on a roll it won’t be long until he is leaving them scratching their heads.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy . Villopoto’s rise to the top last week not only secured his first win of 2014 and the points lead, but also the top spot in this week’s rankings.

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Jan 11

SX: Phoenix Qualifying Report – Villopoto Nabs Top Spot

Ryan Villopoto was quickest in qualifying at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo: Carey Spencer - Best Digital Shots)

was quickest in qualifying at Chase Field in , Ariz. (Photo: Carey Spencer – Best Digital Shots)

Three-time defending Champion Ryan Villopoto enters Round 2 of the 2014 Monster Energy Championship as the top qualifier.

On his final lap of practice, Villopoto managed to set the fastest lap of the day at 55.546, bumping down to second. The Red Bull KTM duo of and qualified third and fourth, respectively, with in fifth.

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Jan 10

SX: The Power Rankings — Anaheim 450SX Class

Ken Roczen takes the win in Anaheim. (Photo: Red Bull KTM)

takes the win in . (Photo: Red Bull KTM)

Anaheim was a wild night of action, as it should be for the hyped-up opening round. The racing was great and filled with drama and while the results may not reflect it, some riders had some stellar showings that should lead to a captivating season.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy . Thanks to his big win at the “Big A,” Ken Roczen secured pole position for the first installment.

1. Ken Roczen – Red Bull KTM
This wasn’t a fluke win. Roczen has always shown promise on the big bike so it was only a matter of time before he broke through for a win. Sure no one really expected it to be in his first full-time race, but that’s the nature of supercross. Put yourself in good position and its likely going to pay off. While it’s still early, Roczen has put his more experienced rivals on alert as a viable challenger each week.

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