Dave Prater says: "We did the initial site visit a year ago. When surveying a potential facility, we check out everything to see if it will work logistically ranging from the press box to the paddock. Dodger Stadium has one of the most valuable fields in the country and we are honored to be welcomed with open arms."Monster Energy Kawasakia rider Ryan Villopoto, who won seven AMA Supercross class races last season, was on hand to discuss his approach to racing in a new venue for the first time. Villopoto is coming off a season-ending injury suffered at the St. Louis round and will return to action for the first time during the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season.Ryan Villopoto says: "It’s always a different track no matter the stadium. It really comes down to the dirt as some is really soft while others are really hard. If it is anything like the dirt we have at other rounds in California, it should be good. I’m really looking forward to the season coming up and I feel like I’m going to be more ready than I’ve ever been before."As a sign of their gratitude for allowing Monster Energy AMA Supercross to compete at Dodger Stadium, Feld Motor Sports presented Michael Young, Chief Revenue Officer of the Dodgers and known AMA Supercross fan, with a special customized Thor jersey.
Michael Young says: "I’m very excited for this. I’m excited to expose this venue to millions of supercross fans across the world that have never had the opportunity to come to Dodger Stadium and hopefully convert them into baseball fans. This is an amazing sport and the growth of supercross is staggering, particularly in a time when many sports are shrinking."Additionally, Feld Motor Sports introduced Eric Hansen, Assistant Director of Turf and Grounds at Dodger Stadium, to the media. Hansen explained the complexity of laying dirt down on the field and what it means for what many consider to be the top playing surface in the country.
Eric Hansen says: "I have all the confidence in the world in the Feld Motor Sports crew. All we have to worry about is replacing the actual grass once the dirt is removed and from what I’ve been told, (Feld) is the best in the world at what they do so my anxiety level is extremely low."