2011 AMA Supercross
After sitting out the 2010 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season as well as the last three rounds of the 2010 AMA Motocross championship, Josh Grant is back from injury with a game plan to stage an assault on the top ranks.
SX Race Report
The fifth round of the AMA / FIM Supercross Championship got under way with a serious threat of rain over San Diego. The Dirt Wurx crew had secured the track at Qualcomm Stadium under plastic as the rain poured down most of the day.
Rockstar Makita Suzuki’s rookie star Ryan Dungey started off early grabbing the fastest time in practice by almost a second. The gauntlet was thrown down and the other riders were left trying to figure out how to make up eight tenths of a second.
SX Race Report
With James Stewart out, Yamaha San Manuel Team’s Josh Hill scored his fourth consecutive podium result and his second runner-up position in a week at a wet Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego for the fourth round of seventeen in the AMA Supercross series, also an FIM World Championship. The visit to southern California was a good one for Yamaha and the 2010 YZ450F as Valli Motorsports’ Ivan Tedesco rode to third place for his first piece of silverware of the season.
Kawasaki rider Jake Weimer had another great night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California as he won his heat race and the Supercross Lites main event for the third straight week. Weimer’s Supercross Lites victory at Anaheim 2 marks his third win of the season as well as his fourth win in the last five races at Angel Stadium.
With all the rain in Southern California in the week leading up to the Supercross, Weimer could have easily taken some time off before heading to the races.
After a week of pounding rain, the third round of the 2010 AMA / FIM Supercross series went off as scheduled at Angel’s Stadium. Although Chad Reed, one of the anticipated players in this season’s burgeoning Supercross drama was absent with a broken hand, there were still enough emerging new talent to maintain the excitement.
Round three of the 2010 Supercross season is set to take place this weekend at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. James Stewart, the reigning ’09 Supercross Champion was favorite to win the 2010 championship coming into this season. With an impressive win over Ryan Dungey at Anheim 1, James Stewart not only put himself on top of the box but he also validated the potential of the new 2010 rearward-slated cylinder Yamaha YZ450F.
On to round 2 in Phoenix and James Stewart was involved in two crashes that certainly began to test the resolve and determination of the Supercross sensation.
This weekend the sensational show that is the AMA Supercross/FIM Supercross World Championship gets underway at its spiritual home of the Angel Stadium, Anaheim in Los Angeles for its 37th edition. The first visit of three to the venue in the 17-race 2010 schedule will see defending champion James Stewart of the L and M Team wield the new Yamaha YZ450F into its maiden major international campaign.
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…
Monster Energy AMA Supercross, a FIM World Championship, begins its 2010 season Saturday, January 9 at Anaheim’s Angel Stadium. Defending AMA Supercross class champion James Stewart, of Haines City, Fla., will stage his title defense against the world’s top supercross racers, including Chad Reed, Ryan Villopoto, Josh Grant and Ryan Dungey.
A pre-race press conference will be held inside Angel Stadium at the Diamond Club on Thursday, January 7 from Noon – 2 p.m.
2010 Kawasaki Supercross Team
Click video to watch multi-time Supercross Champion Chad Reed (now number 22 with Team Kawasaki), and multi-time champ Ryan Villopoto (Team Kawasaki # 2) warm-up for the upcoming 2010 Supercross season. The combined duo makes for a very strong 2010 Kawasaki Monster USA Supercross team.
Both riders are looking forward to the opening 2010 Supercross season that begins January 9th, 2010 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California and concludes May 8th, 2010 at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium.
AMA Supercross Champion James Stewart inaugurated the 2010 YZ450F in perfect fashion after sweeping the high-profile US Open Indoor event at the glitzy setting of Las Vegas and walking away with the 100,000 dollar grand prize with victory on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Vegas saw not only the maiden competitive outing for the completely new machine but also the first meeting in several months for the 23 year old (24 in December) who abstained from any motocross activity in the summer (he won every outdoor moto of the 2008 season) to be fully prepared for the upcoming 2010 campaign that b