The opening round of the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross season could not have come any sooner, nor gone any better. Intense on-track action, a surprise winner, Trey Canard’s comeback, and the fact that we are back at the races gave everyone something to be happy about. Over the past week, we have put out a massive amount of content, and if you missed out, here are a few links you should check…
2013 Anaheim One Race Report
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Behind Bars: Ryan Villopoto’s Monster Energy Kawasaki KX450F
2013 Bikes Of Anaheim One
Anaheim One Gallery
The event was absolutely packed all day long, making walking through the pits a tall order. Anaheim I is usually one of the most well-attended events on the schedule, but even during the racing, there was barely an empty seat in the house.
Here’s another photo of the crowd working its way through the tight confines of the pits and semis.
In our opinion, the track at Anaheim I was one of the best we’ve seen at the opening round in recent memory. It featured some rhythm sections, big bowl turns, whoops, sand, a technical scrub jump, and of course the big triples. It also produced some great racing action in both classes, with the battle of the night happening in the 450 class between Trey Canard and Davi Millsaps.
This is the aforementioned scrub jump and during practice it produced some of the coolest shots we got throughout the day. Here, Red Bull KTM’s Ken Roczen scubs the jump on his way to the second-fastest qualifying time behind Geico Honda’s Eli Tomac.
RCH/Suzuki’s Broc Tickle had a night that he would probably rather forget. After qualifying to the main event with a sixth in his heat race, he finished 18th in the main event. Going into the weekend, it was reported that Tickle was riding really well and looking forward to the season. After a slow start last season, we’re expecting the former 250 Class Champion to begin working his way towards the front of the pack.