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2020 Anaheim One Supercross | Monday Kickstart



We’re in for a good one. It seemed like as soon as the checkered flag flew at Ironman last August, everyone’s attention turned to Supercross. The small window between the last National and the Monster Energy Cup was the lone chance to recover and reset after a long season of racing, but the work ramped up again in November. Through social media clips, test track videos, and some international events we were able to gauge the speed of the competition, but we went into the opening round of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Series with only a vague idea of how the field would shake out when the gates dropped.

Friday at the stadium had all the anticipation that one would hope for and the depth of talent was on display as soon as the riders were sat on stage for the pre-race press conference. All twelve riders there had stepped onto the podium at some point in their professional careers, an impressive look at the current generation, while there were many others with a similar record left off for space. Riders all noted that they were more prepared than ever, that they felt they figured out the formula necessary for success. Other than getting bikes dirty, the short riding session did little to set the precedent for Saturday and the buzz built overnight.

Track walk at Angel Stadium was the chance for the industry to catch up after the holidays and see what Dirt Wurx whipped up on the diamond-shape floor. The design had long rhythm lanes with combination options, two whoop sections, some sand, and a handful of 180-degree turns, built to be a test of skill but not so challenging that half the field could get eliminated in the very first race.

Michael Antonovich

Michael Antonovich has a wealth of experience with over 10 years of moto-journalism under his belt. A lifelong racing enthusiast and rider, Anton is the Editor of Swapmoto Live and lives to be at the race track.

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