The silly season is coming to a close. Finally! In less than two weeks the gates drop in Anaheim and the throttle gets pinned for the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season.
It's one of the most rigorous schedules in professional sports - 17 dates in 19 weeks all over the country - and this year every Supercross race gets national coverage on FOX Sports. Check times and listings.
A new Supercross season brings new sponsorships for just about everyone and MotoSport.com is putting its name behind two teams and six riders in one of the company's strongest racing ventures to date.
The brand new MotoSport.com/GPI/Honda Racing team is one of the first factory teams headlined by MotoSport in years. This team is a bit of s shakeup from last year's MotoSport/Crossland racing team but Crossland is still a major player and back as team manager is Motocross Champion Guy Cooper.
Fredrik Noren #39 - 450 Class
Riding on a Honda CRF450 in the 450 class is #39 Fredrik Noren, the 2009 Junior Swedish Champion and 2010 Swedish National Champion, who rode for the Factory Honda Outdoors team last summer with Trey Canard (replacing the injured Justin Barcia) and took 10th place for the season. He finished in the Top 10 for 11 of the final 13 Motos.
Tommy Hahn #130 - 250 West Class
Tommy Hahn #130 is competing in the Western Region in the 250 class on a Honda CRF250. MotoSport backed Hahn in 2008 as part of the MotoSport.com Xtreme Kawasaki team where he finished in fifth for the Lites class. Hahn joined the pro ranks 10 years ago and has competed in both the 250 and 450 class. Racing in the East Coast Lites class in 2006, he took fourth overall and in 2008 Hahn took fifth overall in the West Coast Lites grabbing two second-place finishes and four top tens.
Colt Nichols #986 - 250 East Class
Colt Nichols #986 is on the same machine for the Eastern Regionals and he comes from a solid career in Arenacross. Last year he took 10th overall which included a main win and several podiums.
Jimmy Albertson #53 - 450 Class
Jimmy Albertson #53 returns with MotoSport under the ARMA Energy/MotoSport.com/Yamaha banner and, of course, on a Yamaha. Albertson showed great promise last year, fought through injury and after the Motocross season ended, immediately began conditioning for the 2015 Supercross season. And don't worry, his popular video series will be back!
Mitchell Oldenburg #52 - 250 East Class
Mitchell Oldenburg finished in 14th place last year in the 250 Eastern Region. He started the year with two Top 10 finishes and ended the year with two Top 10 finishes including a season best sixth-place in Las Vegas. Oldenburg has been a serious threat to the podium since his rookie season two years ago so look for even more Top 10's this year and serious podium contention. He will contest the 250 East Coast series and contest in the 450 class for some rounds on the west coast.
Team 100/Motosport.com/Monster Energy Kawasaki
Josh Hansen #100 - Privateer - 250 West Class
Privateer Josh Hansen brings his Kawasaki #100 bike and a long history of success to the 250 Western Region class. The 2005 East Coast Lites Co-Champion in Supercross and two-time Gold medal winner in the X Games for Moto X is a cross-over personality with his speed on the track and ability in Freestyle Motocross. In 2013 he took home the Best Whip Gold Medal in the X Games and also has two Bronze medals for Best Whip. Hansen's video series is proving to be popular so look for more episodes as the season rolls along.