The annual Anaheim 1 pre-race festivities commenced yesterday with eight of the top riders discussing their expectations for the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season. Following the press conference, several riders took to the fresh A1 layout and Supercrossonline.com was there to capture the moment. Here’s a few photos from the session:
Friday, January 3
On Demand – My Ride Rules | “Talky Meets Cocky” (www.Speed2.com)
Saturday, January 4
On Demand – My Ride Rules | Beauties Meet Beasts (www.Speed2.com)
10 p.m. – Monster Energy Supercross | Anaheim 1 (FOX Sports 1)
Sunday, January 5
On Demand – My Ride Rules | Micro Meets Muscle (www.Speed2.com)
**All times Eastern StandardCars, Formula 1, IndyCar, MotoGP, Sports Cars, Supercross
Feld Motor Sports and FOX Sports unveiled the newest addition to Monster Jam on Thursday, a 10,000-pound brute of a Monster Jam truck inspired by Cleatus, FOX Sports’ iconic robot, that makes its Monster Jam debut this Saturday, Jan. 4, at Houston’s Reliant Stadium.
Fresh off the football field, Cleatus powers his way into the Monster Jam lineup, flying the colors of FOX Sports 1, America’s new sports network and new home to Monster Jam television programming. On football Sundays, the NFL on FOX’s signature animated robot struts across the television screen, performing moves that leave even the most experienced athletes in awe. During Monster Jam season, however, Cleatus will bring his moves to the dirt, barreling into stadiums and arenas with that all-too-familiar gusto sports fans have come to love and cheer.Cars, Monster Jam, Supercross
With reigning triple champion Ryan Villopoto gunning for his fourth consecutive title, the task will be tough for every competitor to end his reign of dominance. However, with the most talented field in history set to line up on the gate this weekend, there is a large contingent of competitors looking to make their presence felt throughout the 17-race season.
The favorites to unseat Villopoto are three of the most successful riders in series history. Each has at least one supercross title to his credit and has achieved so much success that anything but a spot on the podium could be considered a disappointment. These riders are accustomed to winning and are in turn the most likely to make Villopoto’s path to another title a difficult one.
What’s old is new again for Reed in 2014. In 2010, Reed lined up alongside Villopoto at Monster Energy Kawasaki to establish one of the most formidable teams in history. Unfortunately, Reed’s season ended before it ever really began following a second round crash with Stewart that resulted in a broken hand. Once he returned, Reed finished up front but never secured a victory and never appeared to be fully comfortable on the Kawasaki.
With reigning triple champion Ryan Villopoto gunning for his fourth consecutive title, the task will be tough for every competitor to end his reign of dominance. However, with the most talented field in history set to line up on the gate next weekend, there is a large contingent of competitors looking to make their presence felt throughout the 17-race season.Davi Millsaps, Justin Barcia, Supercross, Trey Canard