Groundhog Day at Anaheim 3

“I told you. I wake up every day, right here, right in Punxsutawney, and it’s always February 2nd, and there’s nothing I can do about it.” – Phil Connors, Groundhog Day (1993)

By the time we hit the third stop at Angels Stadium of Anaheim, we feel trapped in the seemingly endless cycle of repetition that Bill Murray faced in the classic early 90s film.  The layout of the pit area is almost always the same, the vibe in the air has diminished, and we have as editors have hit so many races in such a short span of time that it becomes a challenge to find something new to arouse our inner Phil Connors. Luckily for us, the final weekend in Orange County brought excitement to the championship and kept us from driving off of a cliff with a small rodent on our laps…

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The crowd in the Anaheim Three pit was much denser than the second-stop at the venue, but inside the stadium, attendance was noticeably lower than one would expect. This coming weekend marks the final California round of the season, as the annual San Diego stop takes place at Qualcomm Stadium.

The KTM Jr. Supercross Challenge made a popular return at Anaheim 3, and will make stops at five more rounds of the Monster Energy SX Series. Maybe it’s because the exhaust tone in the massive stadium is much different than the full-size four stroke bikes, but we swear the young racers garnered more cheers and enthusiasm than any other race that took place during the night.

KTM's 50 SXS bikes come off the showroom floor race-ready with a FMF Fatty expansion chamber, FMF/KTM spec silencer, Ohlins piggyback reservoir shock, and assorted KTM PowerParts anodized aluminum components.

The front fender of each KTM 50 is adorned with a GE (General Electric) logo. This sponsorship seemed very non-endemic and new at first, but the KTM staff gave us more background information on the deal. GE is the backing company behind KTM's financing program and have been a sponsor to KTM's efforts for years.

Brian Deegan's son Haiden was the youngest rider in the KTM Junior Challenge, but he still finished an impressive fourth. Deegan and "Dangerboy" have been regulars at many local Southern California races recently. The father and son definitely looked to be having a good time with the experience. On Sunday morning, the Deegans woke up early and headed to Glen Helen Raceway for round three of the Muscle Milk TWMX Race Series Winter Cup, where Haiden won the PeeWee 4-6 class with ease.

All of the KTM Junior racers were outfitted with Thor gear and these custom Leatt Braces for the race. Definitely the factory treatment…

WMX Pro Alexah Pearson is part of the support staff for the KTM Jr Supercross Challenge. "With the WMX series reduced to only three rounds in 2013, I had to go out and get a job," joked Pearson. "And…it is so much harder and involved than I thought!"

Before the days festivities began for the KTM Jr Supercross Challenge, KTM's Jon-Erik Burleson delivered a great speech to the kids, including encouragement to "be good citizens."

Slade Varola took the big win in the KTM Junior Challenge race. As it has in the past, the race didn't disappoint, as the kids put on a good show for the crowd.

Rockstar Energy Racing's Davi Millsaps will hold onto the red number plate for another week after finishing second in the main behind Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey. His second place finish also extended his points lead, while Dungey moved into second in the points standings.

Millsaps' mechanic "Scuba" Steve Westfall decorated his toolbox with this poster of the number 18 machine surrounded by Rockstar girls. Ah… motivation.

Millsaps was running the Showa SFF Air Fork for the first time this weekend. When we asked Scuba about it, he said, "Yeah, we've been testing the forks for two months now. We finally got some settings that he is comfortable with and he feels the forks are working better than the traditional ones."

Even though Davi was happy with the settings, we did notice that the team was working on fine-tuning the new Airforks throughout the day.

Davi Millsaps took delivery of a fresh Carbon Fiber Bell Moto 9 at A3. Look closely, and you can see the DM18 logos, straight off the FMF Racing DM18 apparel line.

What's been the key to Davi Millsaps' success in 2013? One of many components is surely the joy of fatherhood. Only minutes before the night show, Davi and Dane enjoyed some laughs together before dad went to work.

Thor MX's Andy Gustafson shows off the new helmet Ryan Villopoto wore at Anaheim 3. We've heard rumors of a RV replica helmet in the works, but doubt that this is the design. Our hunch is the green and black version he wore earlier in the season.

This year, Thor is really stepping up its game for its sponsored racers. For the first time, riders are treated to sublimated jerseys, which are not only more comfortable, but also cooler than a standard jersey, littered with iron-on logos. In the past, RV’s jersey has had a massive Monster M Claw iron-on on the chest, complete with a huge black outline to help it stand out against the jersey’s graphics. And iron-ons don’t flow air, boys and girls…

Though Ryan Villopoto was plenty fast throughout the day, he suffered a bad start and terrible luck when he was involved in a first-lap crash. The defending champion could only claw back to eighth by the finish. After five rounds, RV finds himself 17 points down on Davi Millsaps, but we’re willing to bet that he isn’t overly concerned, as there are plenty of races left to be run.

Both Monster Energy Kawasaki riders started the season with Renthal Fatbars mounted on their machines, but at round three, Ryan Villopoto switched back to his familiar TwinWall. "At first, I was searching for some added comfort in my front end without softening the fork," said the defending champion. "Testing is different than racing, though, and after a couple races I felt that I needed to go back to what I was used to." After RV made the switch back, Jake Weimer also did some back-to-back testing before Anaheim 3 and made the switch back to TwinWalls, too.

One major difference between outdoor and Supercross mechanical routines is the lack of power washers. Because the man-made layouts are perfectly watered and controlled, there is little to no build up of mud. Liberal use of Simple Green and a hand towel is all it takes to make a bike spotless for the next session on the track.

We asked Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki's suspension technician Jim "Bones" Bacon about the advent of the air fork, and the veteran tuner admitted that the new technology has sparked a ton of new enthusiasm. "It's always exciting to work with something completely new," he said. Bacon reported that the Showa SFF Air Fork is initially charged with nitrogen at the shop, but fine-tuned at the start of the day with the standard air pump that Pro Circuit sells. "The fork is really consistent," he said. "We don't need to continually check it throughout the day, unless a change in settings is needed."

The Monster Energy Kawasaki team goes to the starting line well prepared for anything. A complete toolbox and spare wheels accompany mechanics Dana Wiggins and Mike Williamson to the track each and every race.

James Stewart ordered a good start for the Anaheim 3 main and he finally got one. After struggling with terrible starts and bad luck at the first four rounds of the series, James started near the front, ran as high as second, and finished an eventual fourth. This red/white/black kit is the fifth colorway we've seen from Seven.

So many things could be said about the Plexiglas rear portion of this box van that it's actually impossible for us to list just one.

We spotted a familiar face in the A3 pits. Cloud Toda is a racer from Japan who dabbled in AMA racing during his career, but was predominantly a factory racer in the All Japan National MX Championships. Toda was paralyzed in a freak practice crash five years ago, but he recently began riding again on a specially modified KTM 350SX-F—a la Ricky James—and he says that, "the feeling is so good; just like I remember it."

You didn't think we could go a whole Monday Kickstart without at least one #pickupkit, did you?

In the past, Anaheim 3 has had a pink theme in support of breast cancer awareness. Though the final Orange County stop of the season no longer has the theme in an official capacity, many—including photograher Chris Ganz—continue to support National Cancer Awareness Day by sporting pink.

All three of the Troy Lee Designs Hondas were decked out in florescent pink plastics and matching Enjoy MFG graphics. PPG donated the bright hue used to transform the red Hondas. This is Jessy Nelson's bike; built and tuned by Jordan Troxel. After the race, every pink detail of the TLD bike and gear set was compiled and will be auctioned off this week on eBay. The proceeds from the pink plastics, gear, and helmets will all go to cancer awareness organizations.

Not only did the Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs/Honda team go all out with turning the bikes pink for breast cancer awareness, the team also outfitted the riders with custom pink helmets and gear. Needless to say, the riders definitely stood out on the track.

Sheri Ridenour played a pivotal role in the Troy Lee Designs Honda team's pink-themed machinery and gear at Anaheim 3. Those that know Sheri know her as one of the most amazing ladies in the motocross industry. If you ever see her at an event, say hello. You'll be glad you did.

The TLD team was also handing out these cool, custom pink hats for cancer awareness. The hats were easily recognizable throughout the day.

Sol Republic joined in on the fun, and provided all of the Troy Lee Honda riders with pink headphones. Jessy Nelson models his for the TWMX cameras…

Cole Seely was pumped when he learned that the yellow/purple Cyclops gear was on the schedule for Anaheim 3. Those who have seen Kickstart 4: The Final Chapter, already know that the jersey to this set it a key component in Cole's regular #pickupkit.

While hanging out in the TLD pits, we noticed that a couple of the bikes had different headers. This one was on Jessy Nelson's bike and featured a custom shield welded on for roost protection. The header on Cole Seely's bike didn't have this shield and was a smaller diameter than this. No doubt, the riders have a few different choices to customize their bikes’ power output. 

Skullcandy's Matt Piva gave us a little demonstration of the new Crusher headphones, which boast some extra bass. Let's just say that the AA battery that powers them really gives them that extra "boom." They may not be the headphones for you if you're a classical music lover, but if rap is your game, you need a set. Look for them to hit stores in March.

We've shown you this gem before, but we just had to snap another photo of the very trick Honda kart that has been on display in the team's pits. The kart is powered by a CRF250R motor and is lightening fast. These are the same karts that Chad Reed has at his house in Florida.

Here's a closer look at the CRF250R motor found in the Honda kart.

Kyle Partridge filled in for the injured Josh Hill for this weekend. Partridge was a part of the Hart & Huntington team last year, but has been competing aboard a privateer Suzuki for 2013. Partridge put in his best 2013 performance in the second 450 heat race, however, a crash after the finish line double threw him straight into the LCQ. Unfortunately, a first turn pileup in the LCQ kept him out of the main. Hill, is scheduled to return to action next week in San Diego.

This Audi was on display in the JDR pits. With the team's primary sponsor being J-Star Motors, it's no surprise that rides like this are found in the team's pit area.

RCH/Suzuki's Broc Tickle has begun to gain some momentum in the last couple races. Last week in Oakland, Tickle posted his best finish of the season with an eighth. This week at A3, he turned in a ninth. When compared to his finishes at this point last season, Tickle is in a much better position than he was in his rookie 450 Supercross season.

At the first two Anaheim races, Muscle Milk Honda's Justin Barcia didn't have the best of luck. At A1, Barcia went down while running in contention for a podium finish. At A2, he came up violently short on a triple and hit his face on the handlebars. As a little reminder to just have fun,we spotted Silky scribbling a note to himself on his bar pad…

…and discovered that it was simply some reminders to himself to keep it fun out there. We questioned Barcia about his Renthal FatBars, and he told us that though his factory Honda was initially equipped with TwinWalls, he preferred the tapered bar after riding on Pro Tapers during his last season on a Geico Honda. "Plus, I think that the way I ride, I need the extra room of a bar with no crossbar," he said. "And, I'm really glad that I had this big pad at Anaheim 2 instead of a crossbar!"

It's a shame that Barcia's custom Alpinestars gear isn't available to the public—let alone in the U.S.—because it's some of the coolest looking gear on the track. We’ve always known that the riders usually have a say in the design process, and it’s actually one of the things that Barcia was stoked about when he signed the contract: “Yeah, that's one of the cool things about wearing their gear! They actually sent me over some ideas to play around with, and when I found something I liked, they involved me in the whole design process. So, that was definitely really cool!” If you want to pay outrageous shipping costs, there are some retailers overseas that will ship Astars threads to the US.

As we highlighted in last week's Bell Pit Pass Video "Justin Barcia – Safety First," Barcia protects both of his wrists with custom AllSport Dynamics wrist braces. "That for sure could have been two broken wrists," he said, in reference to his horrific case out at A2. "But thanks to these, I was barely even sore."

Though none of Justin Barcia's gear was pink, he did support the unofficial theme of Anaheim 3 by wearing these special Spy goggles. Proceeds from the sale of the I Love Boobies goggles go to the Keep A Breast Foundation. www.spyoptic.com

With GoPro holding all rights to in-stadium helmet camera video footage, Team Honda Muscle Milk’s camera sponsor, RePlay XD, has gone to great lengths to get their brand recognized. Since Justin Barcia and Trey Canard cannot release footage of their laps on the track, the camera company has instead set-up a live feed of the team’s pit area. It can be seen at the company’s website, replayxd.com

Since GoPro has the consumer market nailed, RePlay XD focuses on production companies and broadcasts. Two models are available, 720 and 1080 definition, and as you can see, there are more than enough accessories to go along with them.

Exclusive Team Honda porta-potties? Only at Anaheim…

Volcom's Troy Powell (left) had a little fun with his Aloha outfit at A3. Rad.

With his teammate Ryan Sipes on the injured list due to a broken hand, Jason Anderson is the lone wolf holding down the West Coast 250 class for the Rockstar Energy Racing team. At Anaheim III, Anderson turned in an impressive fifth in the main event. When he is on, Anderson is one of the fastest riders on the track.

Not only was Anderson going fast at A3, but he was also scrubbing the infield triple harder than anyone. #stylepoints

GoPro's presence in the Supercross pits is greater than ever. Big screen TVs playing footage from team riders are mounted throughout the pits, as well as mannequins decked out in riding gear and chest-mounted cameras can be found throughout the pit area. Davi Millsaps' "clone" was originally decked out in the wrong brand boots. Because no Gaernes were available for display, Davi went barefoot.

We spotted this motivational message inside the Rockstar Energy Racing 450 rig…

The 2013 WMX pro tour may not be as lengthy as previous years, but that is not stopping its competitors or FMF Racing from supporting the sport. At A3, the exhaust maker had a list of their riders on hand for an autograph signing.

Jimmy Albertson's wife Georgia is certainly our favorite British import. During the day, she's been working as a pit correspondent for our friends at RacerX.com

Side-hack BMX? No, thanks…

Andrew Short was again under the Kranyk semi for Anaheim this week. During the week, Andrew did some suspension testing with enzo racing and got the bike working much more to his liking. He again turned in a great finish aboard the largely stock machine, finishing sixth in the main event.

This week, Shorty's bike featured a new sticker. In addition to the two tiny Dunlop decals, KentPowersports.com logos adorned the number 29 bike. Kent Powersports of Austin, Texas, is the dealership that helped Short out with his race bike.

Austin Politelli has pulled his season together with back to back eighth place finishes at Oakland and Anaheim. Currently running 13th overall in the 250 West Coast championship, the HRT Honda racer is the highest ranking rider not on one of the major satellite teams (PC, JDR, Geico, Star, Valli, TLD).

Lucas Oil/Troy Lee Designs/Honda's Christian Craig had an up-and-down evening at A3. After some bad luck in his heat race, Christian had to ride the LCQ where he squeaked into the main with a second place finish. In the main, he finished 13th. Look for more from Christian in the rest of the series, because he definitely has the speed to run up front.

Muscle Milk Honda's Trey Canard has become known for doing Nac-Nacs off the triples in the dark during opening ceremonies. This weekend, though, he pulled off a heel-clicker for the crowd.

Red Bull KTM's Ken Roczen was in a class of his own at A3. While he didn't turn in the fastest qualifying time during the day, he still managed to pick up the pace when it mattered. In the main event, he jumped out to the early lead on the first lap, and never looked back. For the rest of the race, he was unchallenged. The win was Roczen's second of the season and second in a row. It also extended his points lead.

The Red Bull KTM rider, as always, kept his mood light and relaxed before the evening's racing began. We spotted K-Roc being interviewed by a team of German journalists and as we listened to Kenny speak in his native tongue, we realized just how great his English really has become since he first started racing here in 2011.

Marvin Musquin is officially a homeowner, as he and his wife Mathilde' closed escrow on their first Stateside property a couple weeks ago. Only a few blocks away from the Corona home they rented last year, Marvin says that they are "fixing everything up perfect before they move everything in." Musquin reports that he is ready and anxious for the Eastern Regional 250 Supercross Championship kickoff in Dallas on February 16.

Coming in to Anaheim 3, Mathilde Musquin was the defending champion of the Bell Pit Pass "Know Your Racer?" This weekend, Mathilde and Marvin faced off against Mariah Paige and Ken Roczen. Who you got for the win?

Why would you pay for food at the races when BTO Sports hosts pit parties backed by Bubba Burger? These people are not idiots. We are not sure if it’s the company’s blend of beef and seasoning or the free price, but they are delicious. If you are at San Diego this weekend, be sure to stop by.

While cruising the pit area, we ran into Robbie Maddison on his way to an autograph signing at DC Shoes. Maddo’s latest project, “Air.Craft” gets dropped in just a few days via YouTube, and we must say, it is unlike any other moto video ever released.

We wholeheartedly support the yoga pant trend that is currently sweeping the world.

Now that Kevin Windham is in full-retirement mode, he has more time to concentrate, and measure out, his transfers. Unfortunately, though, this massive gap just wasn't in the cards for Saturday night's opening ceremonies. Instead, the crowd was treated to a ridiculously long nose-wheelie.

Jason McCune and Phil Davy from Leatt Brace presented Kevin Windham with this cool trophy to commemorate his amazing career and firm belief in the protection offered by the neck brace.

One of the teams that participated in the unofficial breast cancer awareness race was the JDR/J-Star/KTM team. Malcolm Stewart, Joey Savatgy, and Josh Cachia were sporting these stylish, one-off pink Answer Racing Skullcandy kits. Here, crew chief Rene Zapata holds out an invisible lollipop for Mookie to enjoy.

Pink might be Travis Baker’s new lucky color. Since the beginning of the season, the Valli Motorsports Yamaha rider has been struggling to make it inside the top 10, but a brilliant performance at Anaheim III put him into sixth place.

Thursday, JDR/J-Star/KTM announced a new semi-associate level partnership with Go Rhino. With the new, additional support from Go Rhino, the satellite KTM team will be able to finish out the remaining 2013 Supercross season. In the issued press release, Nathan Ramsey added, "We are very pleased to have Go Rhino Products on board for the rest of the season and are looking forward to help introduce the large segment of dirt bike riders and Supercross fans to the Go Rhino brand and their extensive product line."

As a result of his DNF at Oakland, Eli Tomac's Geico Honda is now black-plate equipped. But the defending champion is still in the hunt for the championship, as he is down 20 markers from leader Roczen. Though Roczen gained even more points on Tomac on Saturday night, the Geico Honda rider knows that anything can happen in the remaining rounds.

When Geico Honda's Eli Tomac grounded himself in the treacherous Oakland whoops, the fate of his remaining Supercross season looked dismal. What seemed like an eternity of no movement, Tomac eventually was able to get back on his own two feet, and walk back to his semi. In the days since his crash, everything has been back to normal for the 2012 West Coast Champion. "When I was laying there in the whoops, all I could think was 'not again.' I'm back to 100-percent though, and now I just have to try and get that red plate back," commented Tomac at the CSG open house on Thursday.

Though they are not available for sale, every member of the Geico Honda team sports these custom DVS Shoes.

Remember this list. There may be some future stars of Supercross here…

Richard and Zach Taylor joined in on the breast cancer awareness support, and wore these custom EKS Brand Goggles trucker hats.

Chad Reed’s pits were on lock down all day, and this was as close any media could get. Chad’s special limited edition Shift MX Anaheim 3 gear is available today at ShiftMX.com

With a 300mm camera lens, some zooming in Photoshop, and some creative “angles,” we were able to discover why. During the practice sessions, Chad Reed's TwoTwo Motorsports Honda was decked out with suspension telemetry equipment on both ends of his CRF450R. Look closely, and beneath the red aluminum housing you will see a thing filament line that extends down towards the fork lug.

Just before he took to the track for practice, we got close enough to spot a plunger-type device mounted on the rear end of Reedy’s bike to monitor the action of the rear suspension.

Apparently, there is an inside joke among the TwoTwo Motorsports crew regarding the proper way to install one of the ribbed Factory Effex seat covers that Reed prefers. Reedy's mechanic Lars Lindstrom was quite proud of this "properly" installed cover…

With Anaheim being in the heart of the motocross community, DC Shoes always makes a big push to have all their riders, amateur and pro, come out and sign autographs. Featured here is the future and present of motocross: Tyler Bereman, Carson Mumford, and Ryder DiFrancesco. DC Shoes also launched their new team video called, "Moto: Definined." With over 15 riders in locations like Ocotillo Wells, the Honda Supercross test track, and Jeremy McGrath's Thing Valley Ranch, it's a must see. Don't just take our word for it, though; check it out for yourself at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5qIwKH7dCxs

"I put that s*** on everything!" #franked

One thing you might not know about Bob Kiniry: he’s somewhat of a professional fisherman. “I enjoy fishing a lot, and I’ve actually made some money last year by competing in some fishing tournaments up in the New York area,” said Kiniry. He is also the proud father of a two-week old baby girl.

Apparently Doug Dubach thought Anaheim III was a retro race because he was strutting around in his 1990 Yamaha team jacket. Seriously, this jacket is pretty bad ass!

Another looks at Dubach’s jacket…

Some riders go to great lengths to make it into the night show.

A few years back, textured graphics were set to be the new big thing, but actually seeing them at the track is incredibly rare. The sand paper-like consistency wears through pants quickly and in a down economy, that’s not considered a selling point.

Skullcandy girls…

The 250 LCQ Saturday night had some big name riders like Tyla Rattray, Malcolm Stewart, Zach Osborne, and Christian Craig. Dillan Epstein, pictured here, joked around by calling it “Heat 3.” The Supercross rookie grabbed the holeshot in the stacked LCQ, but a mistake on lap two dropped him all the way back to fourth.

Not only do the Rockstar Energy Drink girls have the looks, they also have the brains. We put them to the test back at Anaheim II to see if they knew who and what they were supporting, and to our surprise, they passed the test. If you missed the video, check it out here!

CAPTION CONTEST: Write your funniest caption in the comment section below. on Friday, we’ll choose our favorite and award the winner with a One Industries Davi Millsaps jersey!

If your old man bought your ticket and took you to the races, then do him a favor and stop by the Legends and Heroes mobile museum that is at every stop of the tour. While you stare at the latest factory bikes, he’ll be occupied by the vintage iron.

In addition to their pit presence, Legends and Heroes honors one icon of the sport on the podium just before the night show at every round. At A3, Gunnar Lindstrom (left) was inducted into their hall of fame, and signed autographs during the afternoon alongside Jeff Ward.

Jeff Ward was presented with this ring after finishing second in his rookie running of the Indianapolis 500 in 1999. Ward's brief history in the IRL was impressive, as he finished in the top-five 14 times over the course of six years, three of those coming at Indianapolis.

Mike Owens is in charge of the Legends and Heroes West Coast branch. We have spoken with Mike countless times while at the races, and you’d be hard-pressed to find a more passionate guy about motocross.

Former 250 Supercross and National Champion Ivan Tedesco was on hand in the Anaheim 3 pits. Though he has not yet found a ride for this summer's National MX Championships, he hopes to get something sorted out soon.

JDR KTM's Malcolm "Mookie" Stewart took a nasty digger on the first lap of his heat race. His rear end kicked upward over a small double that entered a right-hand bowl. His front wheel was pitched down from the inertia and he clipped the landing. He was instantly tossed to the ground with violent force. Somehow he stumbled away from the crash, and even more impressively, raced the LCQ. Although Zach Osborne and Christian Craig took the final two transfer spots, we tip our hat to Mookie's fearless performance.

Big James Stewart had some words of wisdom for RCH's Broc Tickle during track walk on Saturday afternoon. Tickle and Malcolm Stewart both train at Johnny Louch's (pictured right) Rockwell Training Facility, so they sporadically cross paths during the week.

At practice's end, few would have guessed Red Bull KTM's Ryan Dungey would be battling through the pack of the LCQ again, like he did a few weeks ago in Phoenix. An air shock malfunction, however, forbid him from even attempting to race his heat. He lost all air pressure on the starting line, and when the gates dropped, so did Dungey's rear end.

After battling through the pack from around 12th place in the LCQ, Ryan Dungey ripped a clean start from the last gate pick in the main event and did not look back. Once he got out front, he checked out and rode to his first win of the season. Sailing over the finish line, he gave a celebratory point to his mentor and team manager, Roger DeCoster.

And although they did not choose to have an official colored race this year, A3 was unofficially Orange. Not only did KTM win both main events (first time in company history) with Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey, they also reintroduced the KTM Jr. SX Challenge. With a host of KTM's brass in attendance, a sea of orange swarmed the podium at night's end.

Optimism served as theme for the JGRMX team at Anaheim 3. While team riders Josh Grant and Justin Brayton have had some respectable results, they have not had the success that the North Carolina based team has come to expect. Grant and Brayton, however, showed signs of life on Saturday, as Grant posted the third fastest lap time in 450 qualifying, then battled with Brayton for the heat race win Saturday night after winning a big holeshot. Although momentum didn't translate into the main event (Brayton finished 10th, Grant 18th), JGR has to feel like they have something to build upon.

Not much to say here. Caption contest, perhaps?

Kevin Windham may be starting his retirement, but he still staying close to the Supercross racetrack. Not only did he serve as an interviewer for the television production, he still headlined opening ceremonies.

Red Bull KTM teammates Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen shared a moment at the end of the night by the podium after they gave KTM their first sweep of Supercross, each winning their respective class' main event.

Chad Reed found himself in another comprising situation at the beginning on the 450 main event. It looked like he'd have little chance at recovering much for points, but the veteran rode his TwoTwo Honda back up to fifth by the time the checkers flew, spending much of his race battling with Andrew Short. 

See you next week!