Hey, didn’t the racing season just end? Yes, it did. And now, thank goodness, it’s about to begin again. First up: AMA Supercross.
Last season, injuries claimed a long list of top riders, including former series champions Ryan Villopoto, James Stewart, Ryan Dungey and Chad Reed. Despite missing the final two rounds with a torn-up knee, Kawasaki factory rider Villopoto racked up more than enough points via nine victories to clinch his second-consecutive title. Davi Millsaps was a distant second overall, with Dungey placed third.
Now, with most, if not all, of the top stars healthy once again, plus the addition of several fast rookies, this year’s championship looks wide-open. Here’s the official 17-stop schedule of events and their venues and locations:
|January 5||Angel Stadium||Anaheim, CA|
|January 12||Chase Field||Phoenix, AZ|
|January 19||Angel Stadium||Anaheim, CA|
|January 26||Oakland Coliseum||Oakland, CA|
|February 2||Angel Stadium||Anaheim, CA|
|February 9||Qualcomm Stadium||San Diego, CA|
|February 16||Cowboys Stadium||Arlington, TX|
|February 23||Georgia Dome||Atlanta, GA|
|March 2||Edward Jones Dome||St. Louis, MO|
|March 9||Daytona International Speedway||Daytona Beach, FL|
|March 16||Lucas Oil Stadium||Indianapolis, IN|
|March 23||Rogers Centre||Toronto, Ontario|
|April 6||Reliant Stadium||Houston, TX|
|April 13||Metrodome||Minneapolis, MN|
|April 20||CenturyLink Field||Seattle, WA|
|April 27||Rice-Eccles Stadium||Salt Lake City, UT|
|May 4||Sam Boyd Stadium||Las Vegas, NV|
As the graphic shows, a whopping five races will be held in California (all within the first five weeks of the Anaheim opener), with two in Texas and one each in nine other states, plus one round in Canada; the series is sanctioned by the FIM as a world championship.
Ticket information is available at www.supercrossonline.com/events.