The Monster Energy Supercross season starts tomorrow evening in Anaheim. For those of you that know me, my affinity for anything off-road is well known, as is my love for fantasy sports. What better way than combine the two? My friends at Rocky Mountain ATV/MC are offering a free Monster Energy Supercross fantasy league at rmfantasysx.com. The first and second place winners both win race ready dirt bikes courtesy of Suzuki! Why not play for free? Those of you reading this are all degenerates like myself anyways. There are also weekly prizes ranging from bike parts to helmets, goggles, and sunglasses. You can even play against me by joining my group, search FakePigskin and use the password fakepigskin. I welcome you all to give it a try. You may very well come away enjoying the sport, let alone winning free stuff.
With the departure of 4 time defending champion Ryan Villopoto to race in Europe this year and the 16 month suspension of James ‘Bubba’ Stewart due to a failed drug test, the Monster Energy Supercross field is the most wide open its been since 2010. With another offseason full of riders changing teams, teams closing up shop, and new teams forming, let’s take a look at who to keep an eye on in your lineups.
Ryan Dungey – The only person not named Villopoto to win a championship in the last 5 years(2010, his rookie year), the Red Bull KTM rider is always a threat for podium finishes. He is consistently a Top-5 rider in the final standings and has 27 career Supercross wins.
Ken Roczen – The 20 year old, entering his second season, looks to build from the momentum of his 4th place overall finish in his rookie year. He leaves the Red Bull KTM team to be the #1 rider for the RCH Racing team, co-owned by greats Ricky Carmichael and Carey Hart.
Justin Barcia – ‘Bam Bam’ takes over as the top rider at Joe Gibbs Racing(yes, that Joe Gibbs). The aggressive rider looks to improve upon his 5th place overall finish in 2015.
Chad Reed – The 3 time champ and one of the sports most popular riders comes back from a major injury and disappointing 14th place finish in 2014. The owner/rider of Two Two Motorsports will be an immediate favorite in 2015. The Aussie is 4th all time in career wins with 47.
Trey Canard – The Muscle Milk Honda rider has always shown he can ride and beat anyone on the track when healthy. The question remains, can he stay healthy an entire season? He has the talent and the equipment to win it all.
Other Names to Keep an Eye On:
Davi Millsaps – Monster Energy Kawasaki
Will Hahn – Monster Energy Kawasaki
Blake Baggett – Yoshimura Suzuki
Andrew Short – BTO Sports KTM
Dean Wilson – Red Bull KTM
Justin Brayton – BTO Sports KTM
Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Husqvarna
Broc Tickle – RCH Racing Suzuki
Mike Alessi – MotoConcepts Racing
Weston Peick – Joe Gibbs Racing Yamaha
Eli Tomac – Geico Honda
Cole Seely – Muscle Milk Honda
Josh Grant – Two Two Motorsports Kawasaki