2019 AMA Supercross Live Opener A1

2019 AMA Supercross Live Opener A1

2019 AMA Supercross Live kicks off Opening Round at Angel Stadium, Anaheim this weekend. There’s lots to digest including the racing.

AMA SX Photo Credit: Supercross LIve

AMA SX Photo Credit: Supercross LIve

First up- who will race for the Main win: 2018 Defending SX Champion Jason Anderson, more-than-any-one else SX wins last season Eli Tomac, was that fair take-of-line Marvin Musquin, long-time wanter of SX Championship Title Ken Roczen or Justin Barcia or rookies Aaron Plessinger, Joey Savatgy, and Justin Hill. Add in 18th straight SX A1 racer Chad Reed and oldest record for SX win 2018 Daytona top of podium Justin Brayton?

Certainly, from down-under in NZ, it was in 2009 we all witnessed America’s to-be-Champion Eli Tomac win FIM Junior World MX Championship 125cc with Australia’s Tye Simmonds and NZ’s Hamish Dobbyn taking 2nd and 3rd respectively. How times have changed.

2009 FIM Junior World MX Championship Eli Tomac, Tye Simmonds, Hamish Dobbyn

2009 FIM Junior World MX Championship Eli Tomac, Tye Simmonds, Hamish Dobbyn

Fast forward to 2018, AUS SX Open at Mount Smart stadium, November 24th, NZ fans celebrated Chad Reed’s win, watching, cheering racers Justin Brayton, Christian Craig, Jay Wilson and Dean Wilson- minus Grandpa Earl.

For the Media-package on AMA SX 2019, times have changed. From FOX Sports- to Supercross Live broadcast on NBC Sports and apps, along with so many commentators, booth performances and bench-arm-racing, hearing what the riders are going through will be god-send.

To the crunching of stats: it’s impressive record. From Angel Stadium hosting it’s 72nd AMA SX, fact from DC Racerhead #1 article for the New Year, to the historical records of previous SX Champions- not matched in any other Series in the World.

Which shifts the focus to the Brands. Husqvarna gained first ever AMA SX Championship victory care/of Jason Anderson in 2018. Will the European KTM/Husqvarna company cap off a consecutive win in the 17 Round Series 2019? Or, will Honda- all time number of SX Championship wins come out rocking with Ken, minus suit and tie, take the accolades come Final Round, May 4th?

All in all, let’s wish for some exciting racing, let’s hear from the Rider’s on what went down, what went great, what went wrong and let’s take heart, that these racers are at the centre of the sport, come gate drop Sunday nights.

Words: Sharon Cox

 

 

 

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