Round 1 of the 2014 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship is upon us.
On Saturday the best riders in the world shake off any lingering effects of the Supercross season, which ended just three week ago, and tackle 12 rounds of Outdoors to see who can take the center stage on the podium. The Glen Helen National is up first in San Bernardino, CA and expect it to be hot.
The biggest news for the 2014 season is the absence of four-time Supercross champion and defending Motocross Champion Ryan Villopoto, who decided to sit out the season to repair a bum knee. Despite his departure from the series, expect this year's Motocross field to be one of the deepest yet with the return of Trey Canard, Chad Reed and MotoSport-sponsored rider Davi Millsaps.
MotoSport not only sponsors Millsaps but a number of other riders. We are also pleased to announce that MotoSport is a Pro Motocross Championship series sponsor, title sponsor for the Washougal National, official retailer of the Nationals and the official holeshot partner.
But, Motocross is all about the riders so we'd like to introduce the 2014 MotoSport Motocross Team:
Rockstar Energy Racing KTM Team
Davi Millsaps #18
Davi Millsaps bowed out of the 2013 Motocross season to rest his surgically repaired knee but in a practice run a month before Supercross he damaged his knee again. Hopeful signs he'd return for a portion of the Supercross season quickly faded and he decided to sit out to ensure 100 percent health for the Motocross season. Up until last week, it was widely expected he'd be ready to go for Round 1 of the Motocross season, but turns out he's still addressing some issues and is now expected to be ready for Round 5.
Photo: Rockstar Energy
Jason Anderson #17
The 2014 Supercross Champion entered Las Vegas three weeks ago a bit banged up for Round 17 but brought the title home nonetheless. A solid three weeks off should help Anderson get ready for Motocross and he is a favorite to win the 250 series.
Joey Savatgy #43
Joey Savatgy missed the entire Supercross season after suffering a broken scaphoid at Southwick last year during the Motocross season. But the 2013 Rookie of the Year is healed and ready to ride as the newest member of the Rockstar Energy KTM Racing team in the 250 class. He will miss Round 1 of the Motocross season thanks to on-going soreness resulting from a crash in practice last week. Look for Joey at Hangtown!
Photo: Rockstar Energy
Jimmy Albertson #77
The star of the MotoSport original series "The Albertson Project" continues his privateer quest in Outdoors and we're happy to stand behind him. Albertson had hopes to reach the Top 10 but only finished as high as 13th place, twice, in the Supercross season. However, he thrives in Outdoors and he's completely healthy so look for a strong outing this season by Albertson.
Weston Peick #40
Weston Peick finally got that factory ride with RCH Racing Soaring Eagle but that doesn't mean we've let him go. MotoSport is Peick's personal sponsor for Outdoors and with a factory team behind him and factory bike underneath him, expect a title-contending season from Peick.
Check out all the action from MotoSport riders and your favorites starting at 10 a.m. (PST) Saturday at Glen Helen Raceway, 18585 Verdemont Ranch Road in San Bernardino, CA. Buy tickets at the gate or online.
Written By: AndrewT