2015 Houston SX | Monday Kickstart
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After a brief weekend off, the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross Series returned with stop fourteen taking place at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas. This marked the return of the 250 West Coast Regional Championship (always odd, since Houston lays further east than Dallas but whatever), as the young field of riders looked to fly through the final races of their short schedule. Coming into the night, all eyes were on Cooper Webb and Ryan Dungey since both riders had shots at clinching their respective titles more a few rounds early, and both put in performances worthy of the number one plate. But that’s not to say the racing was boring. Far from it, in fact! We watched Team Honda HRC’s Cole Seely take the first 450 Supercross win of his career, a landmark achievement for the class rookie and everyone claw for a place in the running order.
Before the day started, MX Sports conducted an educational meeting with USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) open to teams and riders. While a number of team managers showed up, we spotted only one rider in attendance. With recent anti-doping measures hitting our sport, included further testing, it’s discouraging to see riders skip something so important.