Ryan Dungey
Jan 10

SX: The Power Rankings — Anaheim 450SX Class

Ken Roczen takes the win in Anaheim. (Photo: Red Bull KTM)

Ken Roczen takes the win in Anaheim. (Photo: Red Bull KTM)

Anaheim was a wild night of action, as it should be for the hyped-up opening round. The racing was great and filled with drama and while the results may not reflect it, some riders had some stellar showings that should lead to a captivating season.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross. Thanks to his big win at the “Big A,” Ken Roczen secured pole position for the first installment.

1. Ken Roczen – Red Bull KTM
This wasn’t a fluke win. Roczen has always shown promise on the big bike so it was only a matter of time before he broke through for a win. Sure no one really expected it to be in his first full-time race, but that’s the nature of supercross. Put yourself in good position and its likely going to pay off. While it’s still early, Roczen has put his more experienced rivals on alert as a viable challenger each week.

Jan 5

SX: Roczen Earns First Career 450 Victory At Anaheim Opener

Ken Roczen powered to his first career Monster Energy Supercross 450SX victory. (Photo: Chris Weedon)

Ken Roczen powered to his first career Monster Energy Supercross 450SX victory. (Photo: Chris Weedon)

Red Bull KTM rider Ken Roczen won Saturday night’s season opener in front of a sold-out crowd at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Roczen managed to lead 12 of the 20 laps and keep several championship-winning riders at bay to capture his first career 450SX Main Event win.

“This is insane,” Roczen said. “I got off to a good start and was holding on really tight. When there were four laps to go, I realized that I could win.”

Jan 4

SX: Barcia Quickest In Practice For Season Opener At Anaheim

Justin Barcia was quickest ahead of Saturday night's season opener. (Photo: Team Honda Muscle Milk)

Justin Barcia was quickest ahead of Saturday night’s season opener.
(Photo: Team Honda Muscle Milk)

Honda Muscle Milk rider Justin Barcia topped the overall time sheets during Saturday’s qualifying practice at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Barcia’s lap time of 57.656 – set in the second and final timed session – placed him atop the leaderboards ahead of Saturday night’s season opener. Rookie Ken Roczen pushed hard to try and bump Barcia from the top spot, but would ultimately finish in second, seven-tenths off Barcia’s torrid pace.

Jan 1

SX: 2014 Supercross Countdown — Former Champion Contenders

Chad Reed (Courtesy TwoTwo Motorsports/Simon Cudby)

Chad Reed
(Courtesy TwoTwo Motorsports/Simon Cudby)

The 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season is just days away, and it’s time to take a look at the riders who will be fighting for the FIM World Championship beginning in Anaheim this Saturday night.

With reigning triple champion Ryan Villopoto gunning for his fourth consecutive title, the task will be tough for every competitor to end his reign of dominance. However, with the most talented field in history set to line up on the gate this weekend, there is a large contingent of competitors looking to make their presence felt throughout the 17-race season.

The favorites to unseat Villopoto are three of the most successful riders in series history. Each has at least one supercross title to his credit and has achieved so much success that anything but a spot on the podium could be considered a disappointment. These riders are accustomed to winning and are in turn the most likely to make Villopoto’s path to another title a difficult one.

Chad Reed
What’s old is new again for Reed in 2014. In 2010, Reed lined up alongside Villopoto at Monster Energy Kawasaki to establish one of the most formidable teams in history. Unfortunately, Reed’s season ended before it ever really began following a second round crash with Stewart that resulted in a broken hand. Once he returned, Reed finished up front but never secured a victory and never appeared to be fully comfortable on the Kawasaki.

Dec 21

SX: Countdown – Top Five Races Of 2013

The battle between Ryan Villopoto (left) and Ryan Dungey (right) at Minneapolis was one of the top moments of the season, but was it number one? (Photo: Frank Hoppen/Supercrossonline.com)

The battle between Ryan Villopoto (left) and Ryan Dungey (right) at Minneapolis was one of the top moments of the season, but was it number one? (Photo: Frank Hoppen/Supercrossonline.com)

With Anaheim 1 rapidly approaching, we wanted to help you get pumped up for what is sure to be a thrilling 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season.

What better way to do that than by looking back at the best moments from last season? Here’s a look at the top five races from 2013.