Photos: Antonovich, Lutes, Kimball
Video: Maeda, McPerry
All of the offseason buzz reaches its peak at 12PM the Thursday before Anaheim One. At that moment, nearly every rider, team personnel, sponsor, and media member is crammed inside the Diamond Club of Angels Stadium to catch the first glimpse of what will be a battlefield come Saturday evening. A fresh arsenal of weapons are displayed with their latest advancements, and the warriors come to the stage in the best physical shape of their lives. Questions are softballed to those on the mic before everyone retreats to their trailers and head to the course for a short practice session. These hours are hurried, but nearly every detail of the new year can be seen in a short amount of time and this only makes Saturday more exciting.