Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki

#4 Blake Baggett (Final 2013 Standing: 29th in West Region / Best Finish: 14th)
Comment: Injuries have derailed Baggett over the past year. A wrist injury suffered in a first-turn crash at Anaheim 1 last year sidelined him for all of Monster Energy Supercross. This year, Baggett suffered a broken foot during off-season testing. Out of four bones I broke in my foot, I had nine breaks. I also busted my heel all the way through. It was one of those freak things,” Baggett told Racer X.The 2012 250 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Champion has been back on the bike for a few weeks. Baggett won his first career supercross race in Dallas in 2010.

#31 Martin Davalos (Final 2013 Standing: 5th in West Region / Best Finish: 2nd)
Comment: The veteran of the East Region is expected to contend for a title in his ninth year in 250SX. Although he has yet to crack the winner’s circle, Davalos had four podium performances a season ago.

#46 Adam Cianciarulo (First season in Monster Energy Supercross)
Comment: The highly touted amateur prospect will make his long-awaited Monster Energy Supercross debut Saturday. After collecting eleven AMA Amateur National titles at Loretta Lynn’s, Cianciarulo battled salmonella during his rookie Lucas Oil Pro Motocross campaign in 2013, but showed promise with a podium at the Utah National. He also rides and trains with Ryan Villopoto and Ken Roczen, who are currently 1-2 in 450SX points.

Blake Baggett is back from an off-season foot injury.  Photo: Monster Energy
Blake Baggett is back from an off-season foot injury.  Photo: Monster Energy

GEICO Honda

#32 Justin Bogle (Missed all of 2013 Monster Energy Supercross)
Comment: After missing all of 2013 Monster Energy Supercross season with shoulder and wrist injury, another season was in doubt after a pre-season practice crash. The 2011 AMA Horizon Award winner sustained five broken vertebra and a broken shoulder blade in the crash, but is now fully recovered and has been back on the bike for a few weeks.

#36 Blake Wharton (Final 2013 Standing: 3rd in East Region / Best Finish: 1st)
Comment: Following an injury to Justin Bogle, GEICO Honda brought back Blake Wharton, who rode for the team from 2008-2011. Although Bogle has healed, the team decided to keep the veteran on board. A perennial title contender, Wharton had five podiums in 2013 while riding for Rockstar Energy Racing. 

#96 Matt Bisceglia (First season in Monster Energy Supercross)
Comment: The 2013 AMA Horizon Award winner will make his pro debut on Saturday. Bisceglia raced the last three rounds of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross in 2013, with a season-best fifteenth coming in the final moto of the season at Lake Elsinore.

Red Bull KTM

#25 Marvin Musquin – Injured (Final 2013 Standing: 2nd / Best Finish: 1st)
Comment: Musquin, who was just a few feet away from capturing his first career SX title in 2012, tore his ACL this off-season. He will not be racing in Dallas. There is not timetable on his return.

Justin Bogle is also returning from an off-season injury. Photo: Simon Cudby
Justin Bogle is also returning from an off-season injury. Photo: Simon Cudby

Yamalube Star Racing Yamaha

#19 Jeremy Martin (Final 2013 Standing: 11th in East Region / Best Finish: 3rd)
Comment: With an all-new YZ250F underneath him and a heavy training regimen alongside Ryan Dungey, the 2013 MX Rookie of the Year heads into his second pro supercross season and is expected to be a contender. Martin recorded four top-five finishes in seven races a season ago—including a podium in Daytona—before sitting out the final three races with a wrist injury.

#276 Anthony Rodriguez (First season in Monster Energy Supercross)
Comment: Rodriguez, who missed nearly all of the 2013 amateur season with a knee injury, will make his pro debut in Dallas. The Venezuela native finished seventh overall at the 2012 Monster Energy Cup Amateur All-Star race and raced the 2012 Motocross des Nations for Team Venezuela.   

Rockstar Energy KTM

#43 Joey Savatgy – Injured (Final 2013 Standing: 9th in West Region / Best Finish: 6th)
Comment: The 2013 SX Rookie of the Year suffered a huge crash at Milestone this off-season, which resulted in a broken wrist, an AC separation, broken ribs and partially collapsed lungs. He will not be racing in Dallas. There is currently no timetable on his return.

#52 Cole Thompson (Final 2013 Standing: 6th in East Region / Best Finish: 5th)
Comment: Thompson will fill in for the injured Joey Savatgy on the East Region. The Canadian, who will again compete in the Canadian Nationals later this summer after a successful 2013 season with KTM Canada, competed in select 450 West rounds (on the 350 SX-F), but failed to qualify for any mains. Since turning pro in 2012, Thompson has recorded eight top-ten finishes in twelve 250SX East Region races, including six top-ten finishes a season ago.

SmarTop MotoConcepts

#30 Kyle Cunningham (Final 2013 Standing: 6th in West Region / Best Finish: 4th)
Comment: Following four years at Star Racing Yamaha, Cunningham signed with SmarTop MotoConcepts for 2014. Cunningham suffered a broken foot in the final moto of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross, but has been training at home in Texas and says he feels stronger than ever. Cunningham is also transitioning to a Honda for 2014.

Jeremy Martin is looking to contend for a title in his second season.  Photo: Steve Cox
Jeremy Martin is looking to contend for a title in his second season.  Photo: Steve Cox

CycleTrader.com Rock River Yamaha

#55 Alex Martin (Missed all of 2013 Monster Energy Supercross)
Comment: The older of the two Martin brothers, Alex missed all of the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross season with a wrist injury. Martin currently trains at Club MX and is back with CycleTrader.com Rock River Yamaha. He signed with the team mid-way through 2013 after Eleven10 Mods decided to no longer field a team.

#254 Gregory Gehrer (First season of Monster Energy Supercross)
Comment: The Wichita, Kansas, native is competing in his first year of Monster Energy Supercross. Listed at 6’2”, Gehrer is one of the taller riders on the circuit. Gehrer will miss the start of the East Region with a fractured wrist.

The Factory Metal Works / Club MX

#42 Vince Friese (Final 2013 Standing: 4th in East Region / Best Finish: 5th)
Comment: On the heels of a career year in 2013, Friese returns to the East Region after moonlighting on the 450 on the West Coast in 2014. Friese, under the new Factory Metal Works / Club MX team, made all six 450 mains on the West Coast. The Missouri native had eight top-ten finishes in nine races a season ago.

#57 AJ Catanzaro (Final 2013 Standing: 10th in East Region / Best Finish: 4th)
Comment: A native of Connecticut, Catanzaro is entering his fourth season in Monster Energy Supercross. Catanzaro had a breakout year in 2013, collecting a career high fourth in Indianapolis.

#410 Jace Owen (First season in Monster Energy Supercross)
Comment: The former factory Suzuki amateur rider will make his pro debut in Dallas. Owen finished second in Race 1 at the 2013 Monster Energy Cup and was in the hunt for the overall win. The Illinois native trains at Club MX in South Carolina.

Notables:

#47 Kyle Peters (Final 2013 Standing: 9th in East Region / Best Finish: 2nd)
Comment: Following an injury-riddled rookie campaign in 2012 with Star Racing, the former Loretta Lynn Champion rallied in 2013 with a solid season, including his first career podium in Indianapolis. Peters has moonlighted in the 450 class (on a 250F) on the West Coast, but did not make a main event. 

#49 Gavin Faith (Final 2013 Standing: 5th in East Region / Best Finish: 4th)
Comment: The 2012 Australian Lites Supercross champion is back on a privateer Honda after spending last season with MotoConcepts. Faith secured six top-ten finishes in nine races a season ago. The Iowa native has also served a fill-in roll with GEICO Honda and JGR Yamaha since turning pro in 2012. He will be on a TiLube Storm Lake-backed Honda. 

#56 Jimmy Decotis (Final 2013 Standing: 13th in East Region / Best Finish: 7th)
Comment: Decotis had three top ten finishes in 2013 before leaving for a ride in GPs with Kawasaki. Decotis has competed on the 450 out West, making two mains, to prepare for the East Region.

#60 Jackson Richardson (Final 2013 Standing: 18th in East Region / Best Finish: 9th)
Comment: The Australian native joined a short list of riders from Down Under to achieve a 250SX (Lites/125 class) top ten with a ninth last year in Toronto. Richardson raced a handful of Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship races before securing a ride back home with Carlton Dry Honda. Shortly after, Richardon suffered a broken femur and missed the remainder of 2013. He returned to America for his second season in Monster Energy Supercross and raced San Diego in the 450 class last weekend to prepare for the East Region opener. (To read more about Richardson and his journey to America, check out the October 2013 issue of Racer X Illustrated).

Kyle Peters is hoping to build off last season.  Photo: Carlos Aguirre
Kyle Peters is hoping to build off last season.  Photo: Carlos Aguirre

#62 Mitchell Oldenburg (Final 2013 Standing: 14th in East Region / Best Finish: 7th)
Comment: Oldenburg was a surprise rookie a season ago before suffering a shoulder injury late in the season. The Minnesota native will be back on Hondas again in 2014.

#69 Levi Kilbarger (Final 2013 Standing: 17th in East Region / Best Finish: 11th)
Comment: The long-time privateer from Ohio had one of his best seasons in 2013, making seven of nine mains.

#70 Brady Kiesel (Final 2013 Standing: 25th in East Region / Best Finish: 11th)
Comment: Kiesel rode for the now defunct Eleven10 Mods team a season ago before transitioning to Rock River Yamaha. The rookie had a far better outdoor season, but did show progress late in the supercross season.

#72 Daniel Herrlein (Final 2013 Standing: 19th in East Region / Best Finish: 9th)
Comment: Herrrlein is entering his third professional season on the heels of a solid 2013 campaign in which he recorded his first career top-ten finish.

#78 Matt Lemoine (Final 2013 Standing: 25th in 450SX / Best Finish: 11th)
Comment: Lemoine, who suffered a torn ACL a season ago in Dallas, returns to the 250 Class a year removed from his 450 rookie season. He’s back with the JAB Motorsports team for 2014.

#79 Ryan Zimmer (Final 2013 Standing: 24th in East Region / Best Finish: 14th)
Comment: Zimmer, who has dealt with a myriad of injuries during his career, made three of nine mains a season ago.

#80 Fredrik Noren (First season in Monster Energy Supercross)
Comment: The Swede, who has spent a number of years racing Lucas Oil Pro Motocross and has recently raced some Amsoil Arenacross series events, will compete in his first career Monster Energy Supercross race in Dallas. (To read more about Noren and his journey to America, check out the October 2013 issue of Racer X Illustrated).

#88 Jesse Wentland (Final 2013 Standing: 39th in East Region / Best Finish: 20th)
Comment: A former Loretta Lynn Champion in Open Pro Sport, Wentland struggled in his rookie supercross season before breaking his collarbone at his home race in Minneapolis. Wentland also spent time racing the Canadian Nationals a season ago—winning a 250 moto at Sand Del Lee.

#91 Jacob Baumert (First season in Monster Energy Supercross)
Comment: The Kentucky native was solid in his first Lucas Oil Pro Motocross campaign a season ago. Dallas will mark his first Monster Energy Supercross season. (To read more about Baumert check out the October 2013 issue of Racer X Illustrated).

#93 Adam Gulley (Final 2013 Standing: 23rd in East Region / Best Finish: 15th)
Comment: Gulley made four of nine mains a season ago.

Blake Wharton is back with GEICO Honda in 2014. Photo: Simon Cudby
Blake Wharton is back with GEICO Honda in 2014. Photo: Simon Cudby

#99 Justin Starling (Final 2013 Standing: 31st in East Region / Best Finish: 15th)
Comment: The former Team Green amateur rider had to put together a last-minute deal on his own. The Florida native made just one main in 2013.

#421 Vann Martin: (First season of Monster Energy Supercross)
Comment: The Texas native missed all of his rookie supercross season with a wrist injury.

#452 Sean Hackley
Comment: The veteran from Texas has had an injury-riddled pro career, but has always shown talent on supercross tracks.

#533 Gannon Audette: (Injured in Dallas last two seasons)
Comment: Since a breakout rookie season with Star Racing in 2011, Audette has suffered season-ending injuries in Dallas the past two seasons. So you know he’ll just be looking to get through this Saturday in one piece!

#874 Zack Williams: (Final 2013 Standing: 28th in East Region / Best Finish: 12th)
Comment: The Minnesota native struggled in his rookie season a year ago, making two mains. But a twelfth in Houston showed promise.

#977 Paul Coates: (First season in Monster Energy Supercross)
Comment: The former Vance & Hines amateur rider from England will make his pro debut at Dallas. Coates finished third overall at the 2012 Monster Energy Cup Amateur All-Star race and third in Race 1 in 2013.