Feld Motor Sports announced today that CBS Sports will air a one-hour season preview of the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Saturday, December 26 at 2:30 p.m. EST.
"This is a great way to showcase the 2010 Monster Energy Supercross championship to a network audience," said Todd Jendro, senior director of operations, Feld Motor Sports. "Last year’s racing was epic and with the emergence of guys like Ryan Villopoto, Josh Grant and Ryan Dungey, we have an amazing season in store and CBS Sports will capture it all December 26 at 2:30 EST."
CBS Sports will take an in-depth look at the defending AMA Supercross champion James Stewart’s quest to earn his third career championship while holding off rival Chad Reed and a host of up-and-coming riders that are eager to steal Stewart’s thunder. After an 11-win season in 2010, Stewart returns to the San Manuel Yamaha team in pursuit of excellence.
Former two-time AMA Supercross class champion Reed will switch from the Factory Suzuki team to the Monster Energy Kawasaki team. A three-time race winner in 2009, Reed chased Stewart down to the final stop of the season at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium in what is considered the greatest season in the sport’s history. Within the one-hour show, Reed gives fans a unique perspective on his 2010 campaign.
Reed joins AMA Supercross class sophomore Ryan Villopoto under the Monster Energy Kawasaki tent. Villopoto earned two victories in 2009 and is the only rider in history to beat Stewart in a race that he did not crash.
After winning the Anaheim 1 race last year, Josh Grant earned valuable experience in the premier class and will be prepared for battle when the gate drops on the 2010 season January 9. Moving up from the AMA Supercross Lites class is Ryan Dungey who successfully captured the Western Regional title last year. Dungey raced in select AMA Supercross class races in 2008, finishing as high as second at the Minneapolis stop.