As the days of December continue to pass, preparations for the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season are in full swing with riders logging laps on the many Southern California test tracks. As the countdown to Anaheim 1 continues, airing LIVE on Fox Sports 1 on January 4th, it’s time to take a look at the bright future of the sport.
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In 2014, 13 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship races will air live on FOX Sports 1 starting Jan. 4, at the season opener from Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., with re-airings on FOX Sports 2, which will air three live races.
Monster Energy Supercross is seen in person by nearly 850,000 spectators per year, and when combined with expanding international television distribution and the FOX Sports 1 live coverage, the overall audience in 2014 will hit record numbers.
Rumored on Twitter and message boards and confirmed yesterday by Cycle News, veteran rider Davi Millsaps may miss the opening round of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season and his return to action in general is currently up in the air following an apparent knee injury while testing.
With his Rockstar Energy Racing team switching from Suzuki to KTM for the 2014 season, Millsaps has been hard at work acclimating to the bike since August when he returned to riding following reconstructive knee surgery this past summer. The report indicates the current injury is to Millsap’s other, non-surgically repaired knee.
“I washed out in a corner and my leg got caught with the bike,” Millsaps told Cycle News. “As the bike kept flipping, it twisted my knee. We’re still in the early stages right now. I’ve had an MRI on it, but I have to go back in and get another one. As of right now, we’re not sure what’s going on and what’s going to happen.”
Feld Motor Sports and FOX Sports announced Monday a five-year agreement to telecast Feld’s premier motor sports stadium and arena properties Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Monster Jam, AMSOIL Arenacross and the Monster Energy Cup on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 beginning in January 2014.
Plenty of excitement was on hand Saturday night for the 2013 Monster Energy Cup in Las Vegas. The Ricky Carmichael-designed track and the potential of $1 million up for grabs made for an unforgettable evening of Supercross. By the end, James Stewart had won two of the three main events, earned his first Monster Energy Cup, and collected a $100,000 award prize.
However, we would be leaving out some of the best excitement around if we failed to mention the lovely Monster Energy Girls. Check out the full gallery here.
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