Supercross riders talk Anaheim 1

Tonight night the gate will drop on the 37th season of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, at the legendary Angel Stadium. Defending AMA Supercross class champion James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., will defend his championship against the likes of archrival Chad Reed and up-and-comers Ryan Villopoto, Ryan Dungey and Josh Grant.

Ryan Villopoto Speaks…

"My goal this year is to win races and the championship," said Villopoto. "Last year was difficult with injuries and getting used to the new class. This year I’ve had a good couple of months preparing and testing and I think our Monster Energy Kawasaki team is ready to go. Anaheim 1 is a big deal because it is like our Super Bowl. Everyone is watching and it’s the time to make a good impression."

Chad Reed Speaks…

"This is my third year with a new team at Anaheim," said Reed. "So far everything is great at Monster Energy Kawasaki. I rode the KX450F in Australia and won the title and we’ve been working hard to get the bike dialed in. it is going to be a long season, but I’m ready to try and get the #1 plate back."

Ryan Dungey Speaks…

"I’m really looking forward to this year. It’s my first time on the 450, so it’ll be a big step up and a big challenge, but it’s one I’m really looking forward to," said Dungey. "I’ve been looking forward to this my whole life, actually, and I’m glad to be continuing with the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team. My goal for 2010 is to be healthy and be up there on the box, to be consistent. It’s a long season so it’s my goal to be there every weekend and get my first win and be on the podium."

Andrew Stroupe Speaks…

"I’m definitely looking forward to racing and being on the Rockstar Makita Suzuki team," said Stroupe. "Testing has been awesome, and the guys on the team are great. I’m looking forward to doing well and hopefully winning a Lites championship on the East Coast. And now that I’m racing the 450s on the West Coast, it’s going to be great experience. My goal is to be healthy and race the whole season and do well for Suzuki. This will be my third year in the Lites class and I want the title, but if not I just want to win races and be there every round. In the 450 class, I just want to make the top 10 and make the main, and I think I can do that. I think just being on the 450 is going to build my confidence and be a great help for me when I move to the Lites on the East Coast. Getting to race a 450 for factory Suzuki is an awesome opportunity."

Andrew Short Speaks…

"The first race of the supercross season is always exciting and I’m ready to get 2010 going. I finished this event in second spot on my Honda Red Bull Racing CRF450R last year and I’m confident I will again finish on the Anaheim one podium," said Short. "I’m also looking forward to racing in front of a packed Angel Stadium crowd.

Davi Millsaps Speaks…

"I’m expecting 2010 to be an exciting year of supercross racing," said Millsaps. "Personally, I feel great because I know I have a great team and bike supporting me all the way. The Honda Red Bull Racing team worked hard throughout the off-season to develop and prep my CRF450R for Anaheim one. I am confident and strong, and ready for 2010."

Trey Canard Speaks…

"I’m really looking forward to racing the AMA Supercross Lites West Coast again this season," said Canard. "Last year I got hurt at round three in Phoenix and had to miss a few races hindering my overall result in the season points. But I bounced back in San Francisco and finished on the podium, and then took the overall win at Salt Lake City supercross, which I was really happy about. I’m determined to have a strong and healthy 2010 with GEICO Powersports Honda."


 

 

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