Supercross
Feb 1

SX: Anaheim 3 Practice Report – Kawasaki On Top In Both Classes

Points leader Ryan Villopoto rides into Anaheim 3 as the fastest qualifier. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com / Frank Hoppen)

Points leader Ryan Villopoto rides into Anaheim 3 as the fastest qualifier. (Photo: Supercrossonline.com / Frank Hoppen)

Monster Energy Kawasaki Team Green appears to be the team to beat at Anaheim 3 with their riders claiming the top qualifying spots. Ryan Villopoto set the fastest time in the 450 Class while Dean Wilson was nearly a second quicker than his 250 Class rivals.

Riding the momentum from his dominant win last weekend, Villopoto set a best lap of 1:02.295 in the closing minutes of the third and final practice session. Justin Barcia tried to bump the Champ from the top spot on his final lap, but it was only good enough for second. James Stewart qualified third followed by the Red Bull KTM duo of Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey.

Feb 1

SX: The Power Rankings – Oakland 450 Class

Ryan Villopoto grabbed a dominant win in Oakland. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto grabbed a dominant win in Oakland. (Photo: Monster Energy Kawasaki)

Ryan Villopoto returned to the top step of the podium in Oakland with this season’s most dominant effort. He also returned to the top of the point standings and will be looking to put a stamp on is surge of momentum this weekend. Villopoto’s accomplishments in the Bay Area move him back atop the Power Rankings this week.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.

Feb 1

SX: The Power Rankings – Oakland 250 Class

Jason Anderson has won three of the first four 250SX main events. (Photo: Rockstar Energy Racing)

Jason Anderson has won three of the first four 250SX main events. (Photo: Rockstar Energy Racing)

He has led just six laps all season, but Jason Anderson is the winningest rider in Monster Energy Supercross, in either division. Lady luck has surely been on his side, but Anderson has put himself in a position to win every week and it is why he maintains possession of the Power Rankings lead.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross.

Jan 30

SX: The Holeshot — 22 Takeaways From Oakland

Riders prepare for the gate to drop in Oakland. (Photo: Monster Energy Supercross / Simon Cudby)

Riders prepare for the gate to drop in Oakland. (Photo: Monster Energy Supercross / Simon Cudby)

Monster Energy Supercross’ lone visit to California’s Bay Area brought the best dirt and one of the most difficult tracks of the 2014 season inside Oakland’s O.co Coliseum. There was great racing all night and it was the first time riders really pushed it to the limits and let their bikes do the work. The champ Ryan Villopoto made his biggest statement thus far while the racing gods continued to smile down on Jason Anderson.

Each week, The Holeshot will provide 22 takeaways – a full starting gate – from the most recent round of action.

1. Riders were vocal about how great the dirt was in Oakland and it was obvious simply by looking at it. Following three weeks of dry, hard-packed dirt that cool, moist air ultimately makes slick, the world’s best riders were greeted with tacky soil full of grip. For the normal fan, the dirt is something that is taken for granted when watching a race, but it can play a huge role in the level of competition.