The 2017 Monster Energy Supercross series kicks off under the lights of Angels Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday night and for the only time this season all of the riders will be on even ground.
Anaheim is always a little bit different and it’s been said you can’t win the championship at Anaheim, you certainly can lose it. With 17 rounds in 18 weeks culminating in Las Vegas in May the Supercross Championship is the crowing jewel in every motocross racers career.
The riders have been testing and training for the last couple of months with the hopes that all of this work will pay off Saturday night with a win. Championships come with consistent finishes so riders will need to avoid chances and risks all while trying to score the maximum points each Saturday night. And it certainly doesn’t hurt if your name is Ryan. A Ryan has won the 450 Supercross championship since 2010.
I pick Jason Anderson to repeat his 2016 victory on Saturday night and Ryan Dungey to claim his 4th SX championship at the final round in Las Vegas this May.
So who’s your pick to win the championship in 2017?