Anaheim I Press Day

The hype is culminating around Angel Stadium, and today we got the chance to hear from the the top riders of the 450 class, see their bikes, and even watch them take a few hot laps for the attending media. Reigning champ Ryan Dungey was presented his ring, but not before Andrew Short, Kevin Windham, James Stewart, Ryan Villopoto, and Chad Reed fielded questions from the media. Generally speaking, the riders responded with words of excitement and confidence, but there were a few candid quotes that kept the endemic media interested. The long-time veteran Kevin Windham probably had the most entertaining banter with the questioning media, answering with calm reserve. Quotes like, “I haven’t looked at a single track map yet. I guess it’s time to start studying” and “Thank god I don’t Twitter, or tweet, or whatever you call it” kept the chuckles coming. If you don’t follow our Twitter, you can review some of the classic quotes from the day at twitter.com/twmxdotcom.

After the formalities of the press conference concluded, a few guys took to the track to ride for the media. Check out some photos from the press conference and the hot laps that followed…

2011 Monster Energy Supercross Teams and Riders

Rockstar/Makita Suzuki

#1 – Ryan Dungey

#24 – Brett Metcalfe

Monster Energy Kawasaki

#2 – Ryan Villopoto

#32 – Jake Weimer

San Manuel Yamaha

#7 – James Stewart

#30 – Kyle Regal

Hart and Huntington Kawasaki

#9 – Ivan Tedesco

#38 – Chris Blose

Muscle Milk/Toyota/JGR

#10 – Justin Brayton

#18 – Davi Millsaps

MotoConcepts Yamaha

#11 – Kyle Chisholm

#12 – Tommy Hahn

#45 – Vince Friese

GEICO Powersports Honda

#14 – Kevin Windham

#17 – Justin Barcia*

#19 – Eli Tomac*

#21 – Blake Wharton*

#31 – Wil Hahn*

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki

#15 – Dean Wilson*

#20 – Broc Tickle*

#28 – Tyla Rattray*

#57 – Blake Baggett*

#100 – Josh Hansen*

TwoTwo Motorsports

#22 – Chad Reed

Rockstar Energy Suzuki

#23 – Martin Davalos*

#71 – Ryan Morais*

#77 – Ian Trettel*

#156 – Jason Anderson*

DNA Shred Stix/Star Racing Yamaha

#25 – Ryan Sipes*

#35 – Kyle Cunningham*

#72 – Nick Paluzzi*

XX – Gannon Audette*

#387 – Gareth Swanepoel*

BTOSports.com/BBMX/Palmetto Suzuki

#26 – Michael Byrne

#47 – Jason Thomas

Valli Motorsports/Rockstar Yamaha

#27 – Nick Wey

#75 – Austin Stroupe

Red Bull KTM

#29 – Andrew Short

XX – Marvin Musquin*

#194 – Ken Roczen*

#800 – Mike Alessi

Factory American Honda

#33 – Josh Grant

#41 – Trey Canard

JDR Motorsports/Motorex KTM

#34 – Dan Reardon

XX – PJ Larsen*

#942 – Tye Simmonds*

Troy Lee Designs/Lucas Oil Honda

#36 – Cole Seely*

#58 – Travis Baker*

#144 – Christian Craig*

Eleven 10 Mods/Renegade Fuels

#37 – Darryn Durham*

#46 – Alex Martin*

XX – Brandon Mays

Warthog Racing

#39 – Matt Goerke

#53 – Jarred Browne

#64 – Derek Anderson

XX – Spencer Dally

#801 – Jeff Alessi

XX – Mike Picone

XX – Justin Sipes

Honda of Troy/Kilbarger Racing

#42 – Nico Izzi*

#44 – Les Smith*

XX – Levi Kilbarger*

Rock River Yamaha

#43 – Weston Peick

#87 – Drew Yenerich*

#707 – Alex Millican*

Violation1.com/Shea Racing/National Switchgear

#70 – Tevin Tapia*

#94 – Ricky Renner*

#129 – Vernon McKiddie*

#804 – Jason Langford Jr.*

Experts-Exchange.com/Fly Racing

#73 – Topher Ingalls*

Red Seven Ride Co.

#76 – Kyle Partridge

#149 – Casey Hinson

Rockwell Fire/Police

#85 – Ryan Clark

XX – Cole Siebler*

XX – Landen Powell*

Weinert Racing

#89 – Taylor Futrell*

Inforce Technologies

#520 – Tony Gallo*

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