Teams

Monster Energy Supercross is back! The opening round of the 2016 season begins this Saturday at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, CA. A new year also means new numbers, riders, teams, etc. It’s hard to keep it all straight.

Luckily for you, we’re here to help. Here's a handy guide for the weekend and the season.

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Honda

#14  Cole Seely  450SX
2015: 3rd in 450SX
Podiums: 5
Wins: 1

Notes: Seely was the only rookie to win during the 2015 450SX season.

#41  Trey Canard  450SX
2015: 6th in 450SX
Podiums: 7
Wins: 2

Notes: Canard broke his arm at Round 12 and missed the remainder of the supercross season. He was second in points at the time.

GEICO Honda

Cudby

#39  Jordon Smith  250SX West Region
2015: 20th in East Region
Interesting Stat: Best finish 4th

Notes: In his rookie season, Smith missed four rounds due to injury. He recorded just one top ten—a fourth at Indianapolis.

#31  RJ Hampshire 250SX East Region
2015: 5th in East Region.
Interesting Stat: Six top tens in seven races.
Podiums: 1

Notes: Hampshire’s status for Monster Energy Supercross is still uncertain after he sustained a head injury at Red Bull Straight Rhythm in October.

#38  Christian Craig  250SX West Region
2015: 12th in 250MX

Notes: Craig hasn’t race supercross since the 2013 season.

#50  Malcolm Stewart  250SX East Region
2015: 7th in West Region.
Podiums: 3
Wins: 1

Notes: Stewart had finishes of 22-17-21 at three rounds. The other five rounds, he finished no worse than fifth.

#58  Jimmy Decotis  250SX West Region
2015: 8th in East Region
Interesting Stat: Won 2015 SX2 Australian Supercross Championship
Top tens: 5

Notes: Decotis gets a second chance with the GEICO Honda squad. He previously filled-in with the team in 2011.

#19  Justin Bogle  450SX
2015: 2nd in 250SX East Region
Podiums: 7
Wins: 1

Notes: Bogle moves to 450SX after finishing second in the 250SX East Region last year. In 2014, Bogle won the 250SX East Region Championship.

Yoshimura Suzuki

Klingensmith

#4  Blake Baggett  450SX
2015: 5th in 450SX
Top fives: 4

Notes: Baggett sustained a broken collarbone, broken ribs and a broken scapula during a testing session at the Yoshimura test track in December. He will miss the start of the season. A timetable for his return has not been determined.

#7  James Stewart  450SX

Notes: Stewart returns after missing all of last season due to a sixteen-month suspension from the FIM for testing positive for prohibited substance (amphetamine).

RCH/Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s Suzuki

Cudby

#20  Broc Tickle  450SX
2015: 8th in 450SX
Top tens: 13

Notes: From 2012-13, Tickle finished outside the top ten sixteen times. From 2014-15, he finished outside the top ten just three times.

#94  Ken Roczen  450SX
2015: 12th in 450SX
Podiums: 5
Wins: 2

Notes: In his first season with the team, Roczen missed eight rounds due to injury. Before that, he had won two of the first three rounds.

MAD Racing powered by Yoshimura/Dirt Candy Suzuki

Spencer Owens

#32  Matt Bisceglia  250SX East Region
2015: 12th in West Region
Top tens: 3

Notes: After two seasons with GEICO Honda, Bisceglia joins the new Suzuki-supported team.

#78  Daniel Baker  250SX West Region
2015: 23rd in 250MX

Notes: Baker turned pro at the 2015 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross opener. This is his first season in supercross.

Motorcycle Superstore Suzuki

@hazbeenz

#45  Kyle Cunningham  250SX West Region
2015:
9th in East Region
Top tens: 4

Notes: Cunningham had four straight top tens to end the 2015 East Region in 2015.

#84  Jimmy Albertson  250SX East Region
2015: 27th in 450SX
Mains made: 7

Notes: Albertson missed seven rounds after undergoing surgery on both shoulders. The last time he raced the 250SX Class was in 2009.

#172  Mark Worth  250SX West Region

Notes: Worth finished sixteenth and fourth respectively in 250A and Open Pro Sport at Loretta Lynn’s in 2015. This is his first season as a pro.

#174  Josh Osby  250SX East Region

Notes: Osby finished fifth and thirteenth respectively in 450A and 250A at Loretta Lynn’s in 2015. This is his first season as a pro.

Red Bull KTM

Cudby

#1  Ryan Dungey  450SX
2015: 1st in 450SX
Podiums: 16
Wins: 8

Notes: Dungey’s worst finish en route to his second 450SX title was fourth at the opening round. Dungey has never successfully defended a title.

#15  Dean Wilson  450SX
2015: 28th in 450SX

Notes: Wilson missed fourteen rounds due to a torn ACL/MCL sustained at the KTM test track.

#25  Marvin Musquin  450SX
2015:
1st in 250SX East Region
Podiums: 8
Wins: 6

Notes: Musquin underwent wrist surgery this off-season and will enter his first 450SX season behind the eight-ball.

bTO Sports/KTM/WPS

BTOSports KTM

#10  Justin Brayton  450SX
2015:
18th in 450SX
Top tens: 4

Notes: Brayton missed nine rounds due to injury in 2015.

#18  Davi Millsaps  450SX
2015:
13th in 450SX
Top fives: 3

Notes: Millsaps missed the final three rounds of the season after being dismissed from team Monster Energy Kawasaki.

#29  Andrew Short  450SX
2015: 9th in 450SX
Top fives: 3
Interesting stat: Short finished outside the top ten just four times in sixteen rounds raced. He also holeshotted everything in sight.

Notes: Short will miss the start of what will be his final season due to a shoulder injury sustained during the off-season.

Troy Lee Designs/GoPro/Red Bull KTM

Cudby

#13  Jessy Nelson  250SX West Region
2015:
8th in West Region
Podiums: 3
Wins: 1

Notes: Nelson missed the final two rounds of the series due to injury. He finished inside the top ten in all six rounds raced

#30  Shane McElrath  250SX East Region
2015: 2nd in West Region
Podiums: 2
Top tens: 7

Notes: McElrath sustained a wrist injury during the off-season, which will force him to the East Region. This is also the first year the TLD team will race in the East.

#36  Justin Hill  250SX East Region
2015:
4th in West Region
Podiums: 2
Top fives: 3

Notes: Hill finished outside the top ten just once in 2015. He moves over from Red Bull KTM, as TLD becomes the official factory team for the Austrian brand.

#42  Mitchell Oldenburg  250SX West Region
2015: 12th in East Region
Top tens: 3

Notes: This is Oldenburg’s first season as a factory rider.

#128  Alex Frye  250SX East Region
2015: 37th in 250MX

Notes: Frye turned pro at the Tennessee National, but raced just five rounds due to injury. This is his first season in supercross.

Rockstar Energy Husqvarna Factory Racing

Rockstar Energy Husky

#16  Zach Osborne  250SX West Region
2015:
3rd in West Region
Podiums: 1
Top fives: 3

Notes: Osborne broke his thumb at the West Region opener last season, but rode through the injury to capture seven top tens in eight rounds.

#49  Martin Davalos  250SX East Region
2015:
10th in East Region
Top tens: 4

Notes: Davalos missed the final two rounds due to Epstein-Barr.

#21  Jason Anderson  450SX
2015: 7th in 450SX
Podiums: 2
Interesting stat: Anderson had thirteen top tens in sixteen rounds raced last year.

Notes: Anderson finished on the podium in his first-ever 450SX last year at Anaheim. 2016 will be his second season in 450SX.

#377  Christophe Pourcel  450SX
2015: 4th in 450MX

Notes: Pourcel hasn’t raced supercross since 2010, when he won his second 250SX East Region title. He has never raced 450SX.

Autotrader/Monster Energy/Toyota/JGR Yamaha

JGRMX

#28  Weston Peick  450SX
2015: 10th in 450SX
Podiums: 2
Top fives: 6
Interesting stat: Prior to 2015, Peick had zero podiums since making his SX debut in 2010. Last year he scored podiums in two of the last three races.

Notes: Peick broke his foot at the second round which caused him to miss four rounds.

#34  Phil Nicoletti  450SX
2015: 19th in 450SX
Events raced: 10

Notes: Despite his fill-in status in 2015, Nicoletti raced ten events due to injuries to Justin Barcia and Weston Peick. His best finish was a thirteenth, which he did three times. He is a fill-in rider again in 2016.

#51  Justin Barcia  450SX
2015: 15th in 450SX
Top Tens: 6

Notes: Barica missed eights rounds due to a pelvic injury sustained prior to San Diego. 2015 was the first year he failed to podium since moving to 450SX in 2013.

Monster Energy/360fly/Chaparral/Yamaha Factory Racing

Jeff Crow / Sport The Library

#22  Chad Reed  450SX
2015: 4th in 450SX
Podiums: 2
Wins: 1

Notes: Reed is back with Factory Yamaha.

Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha

Steve Cox/Yamaha

#6  Jeremy Martin  250SX East Region
2015: 3rd East Region
Podiums: 4
Wins: 1

Notes: The two-time 250MX champion garnered seven top fives in eight rounds in 2015. He missed the top ten when he failed to qualify for an event.

#17  Cooper Webb  250SX West Region
2015: 1st West Region
Podiums: 7
Wins: 6

Notes: After finishing seventh at the opener last year, Webb finished no worse than second.

#26  Alex Martin  250SX West Region
2015: 6th West Region
Podiums: 2
Top fives: 4

Notes: Martin joins the team after spending last year with CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha.

#23  Aaron Plessinger  250SX East Region
2015:
5th West Region
Podiums: 1
Top fives: 4

Notes: Plessinger was named 2015 SX Rookie of the Year after his fifth overall performance.

#289  Mitchell Harrison  250SX West Region

Notes: Harrison won the 250A Class and finished third in Open Pro Sport at Loretta’s last year.

CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha

BrownDogWilson

#47  Tommy Hahn  450SX
2015:
11th in 250SX West Region
Top tens: 5

Notes: CycleTrader.com/Rock River Yamaha brought on the elder Hahn after Kyle Partridge retired following an off-season injury.

#46  Luke Renzland  250SX East Region
2015: 11th in East Region
Top tens: 3

Notes: Renzland is entering his second season in supercross.  

#69  Colt Nichols  250SX West Region
2015:
14th in East Region
Top tens: 2

Notes: Nichols torn his ACL at the seventh round of the East Region and missed the remainder of the season. He spent his rookie year with MotoSport.com/GPI/Crossland Honda.

Monster Energy/Kawasaki

Cudby

#3  Eli Tomac  450SX
2015:
2nd 450SX
Podiums: 11
Wins: 3

Notes: Tomac, who comes over from GEICO Honda, underwent double shoulder surgery this summer following a crash in Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.

#54  Wil Hahn  450SX

Notes: Hahn missed the entire 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season after a crash in practice at the season opener.

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki

Fox

#35  Chris Alldredge  250SX West Region
2015: 18th in West Region
Top tens: 2

Notes: Alldredge’s best finish in his rookie season was ninth in Houston.

#37  Joey Savatgy  250SX West Region
2015: 4th in East Region
Podiums: 4
Top fives: 7

Notes: Savatgy finished outside the top five just once in 2015.

#44  Adam Cianciarulo  250SX East Region

Notes: Cianciarulo missed the entire 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season due to a shoulder injury.

#53  Tyler Bowers  250SX East Region
2015: 9th in West Region
Podiums: 3
Top fives: 5

Notes: Bowers dealt with a back injury most of last year and missed the final round of the West Region.

#66  Arnaud Tonus  250SX East Region
2015: 19th in East Region
Top tens: 3

Notes: Tonus raced just three rounds of his first season in supercross before pulling out of the series due to an illness.

SmarTop MotoConcepts Racing

Spencer Owens

#800  Mike Alessi  450SX
2015: 22nd in 450SX
Top tens: 1

Notes: Alessi missed the final seven rounds of the series following a crash at Daytona.

#55  Vince Friese  450SX
2015: 13th in East Region
Top tens: 3

Notes: Friese missed three rounds last year due to injury.

RIDE365.com/Honda Racing (Crossland Racing)

Cudby

#40  Kyle Peters  250SX West Region
2015: 7th in East Region
Top tens: 5

Notes: Peters has never raced the West Region since turning pro in 2012.

#212  Chase Marquier  250SX West Region

Notes: The Oklahoma native enters his first year in Monster Energy Supercross. He finished fifth and eighth in 250A and Open Pro Sport respectively at Loretta Lynn’s in 2015.

Rocky Mountain ATV/MC

BrownDogWilson

#11  Kyle Chisholm  450SX
2015: 14th in 450SX
Top tens: 1

Notes: This will be the first season in his career that Chisholm has raced a Honda.

#792  Bracken Hall  250SX West Region

Notes: Hall will race the 450 Class once the series heads east.

Blue Buffalo/Slater Skins/Yamaha/Herrera Ranch

Spencer Owens

#85  Michael Leib  250SX West Region
2015: 20th in West Region

Notes: Leib missed the final five rounds of the series due to injury.

#167  Benny Bloss  250SX East Region

Notes: Bloss won the coveted AMA Horizon Award after winning the Open Pro Sport and finishing third in 450A at Loretta Lynn’s.

#381 Kinser Endicott 250SX West Region

Notes: The rookie will race the West Region along with Leib.

#548  Broc Schmelyun  450SX

Notes: Schmelyun is expected to race the 450 Class when the series heads east.

51FIFTY Energy Drink Yamaha

BrownDogWilson

#65  Zach Bell  250SX West Region
2015: 15th in West Region
Top tens: 3

Notes: Bell joins the team after time with GEICO Honda and Rockstar Energy Husqvarna.

#72  Hayden Mellross  250SX West Region
2015:
20th in 250MX

Notes: This will be the Australian’s first season in Monster Energy Supercross.

Barn Pros/Home Depot Yamaha

Kinney Jones

#68  Cole Martinez  250SX West Region
2015: 14th in West Region
Top tens: 1

Notes: Martinez had six top fifteen finishes in 2015.

#76  Scott Champion  250SX West Region
2015: 16th in West Region
Top tens: 1

Notes: Champion missed two rounds of the series due to injury.

#87  Austin Politelli  250SX West Region
2015: 21st in West Region
Top fifteens: 1

Notes: Politelli made seven of eight main events last year.

Bud Racing/Monster Energy Kawasaki

Bud Racing

#98  Darian Sanayei  250SX West Region

Notes: The rookie will miss time after sustaining a back injury while testing.

#941  Maxime Desprey  250SX West Region

Notes: The team is expected to contest the first seven rounds before heading to Europe to contest the European Motocross Championship in the EMX250 class.

Team MicroBilt/PRBC Suzuki

MicroBilt/PRBC

#88  Ronnie Stewart  450SX
2015:
29th in 450SX
Mains made: 6

Notes: Stewart will miss the start of the season due to a broken wrist sustained while testing.

#423  Vicki Golden  250SX East Region
2015: Raced 250SX East Region
Mains made: 1

Notes: Golden made history last year at Las Vegas, becoming the first female in more than four decades of Monster Energy AMA Supercross to qualify for the "Fast 40"—the riders that transition to the night program from timed qualifying—at the 250SX Class' Dave Coombs Sr. East/West Shootout in Las Vegas.

#509 Alexander Nagy

Notes: Nagy will fill-in for Ronnie Stewart for at least the first six rounds of supercross.

YP.com/Nuclear Blast KTM (Slaton Racing)

BrownDogWilson

#103  Zac Commans  250SX West Region

Notes: The rookie will have to skip the first two rounds of the series to race the Ricky Carmichael Road to Supercross in Amsoil Arenacross.

#127  Cole Thompson  250SX West Region

Notes: Thompson did not race Monster Energy Supercross in 2015. He raced 250SX East for the Rockstar KTM team in 2014 and scored a fifth in Toronto.

Team Tedder/Monster Energy Racing Kawasaki

Team Tedder

#12  Jake Weimer  450SX
2015: 17th in 450SX
Top tens: 2

Notes: Weimer missed the final six rounds of supercross due to injury.

#151  Dakota Tedder  250SX West, 450SX East

Notes: Tedder missed the entire 2015 Monster Energy Supercross season due to injury.

Traders Racing Kawasaki

Cudby

#48  Anthony Rodriguez  250SX East Region
2015: 6th in East Region
Top tens: 6

Notes: Rodriguez finished outside the top ten in just two rounds last year. He joins the team after two years at Yamalube/Star Racing Yamaha.

#62  Justin Starling  250SX East Region
2015: 16th in East Region
Top fifteens: 4

Notes: Starling made eight of eight main events last year.

#73  Nick Gaines  250SX East Region
2015:
30th in East Region
Best finish: 17th

Notes: Gaines missed time with a wrist injury in his rookie season.

#70  Tony Archer  450SX
2015:
31st in 450SX
Main events made: 4

Notes: Archer is expected to race the 450 Class once the series heads east.

Team Rockwell

#43  Fredrik Noren  250SX West Region
2015: 38th in 450SX
Mains made: 1

Notes: Noren only rode a few rounds of supercross before pulling out to begin testing for Lucas Oil Pro Motocross.

Team K1 Speed /BWR Engines/SSi Decals

#291  Kyle White  450SX

#761  Cade Clason  450SX

#644  Nick Kowenberg  250SX

TPJ/Fly Racing/Suzuki

Spencer Owens

#79  Nick Schmidt  450SX
2015: 25th in 450SX
Top fifteens: 4

#95  Dustin Pipes  450SX
2015: 32nd in 450SX
Main events made: 5

#247  Teddy Parks  450SX

#902  Killian Auberson  250SX West Region

Strikt-Triple Effect Racing/US Racing

BrownDogWilson

#91  Brandon Scharer  250SX West Region
2015: 23rd in West Region
Best finish: 13th

#92  Ryan Breece  250SX West Region
2015: 22nd in West Region
Best finish: 15th

#486  Damon Back  250SX West Region

#820  Dalton Oxborrow  250SX West Region

JMR Racing and Nash Motorsports with Team Pixographs

#81  Jason Brooks  250SX East Region

#TBD  Bobby Piazza  250SX East Region

#TBD  Matt Hammer  250SX East region

#TBD  Michael Fowler  450SX

Others

#24 Brett Metcalfe – Metcalfe will once again spend his summer in Canada, having signed with the Rockstar Energy OTSFF Yamaha team. At this time, it’s unknown if Metcalfe will race Monster Energy Supercross in 2016. He raced the first six rounds in 2015.

#27 Nick Wey – Wey has retired from professional racing.

#33 Josh Grant – No landing spot yet for the 2009 Anaheim 1 450SX winner.

#59 Jace Owen – Owen will do his own deal for the 250SX East Region.

#60 Matt Lemoine – Lemoine raced for JAB Motorsports Kawasaki in 2015, but halfway through the Nationals the team went off the road due to lack of funding. We’ve heard that Lemoine may retire, but nothing official has been announced.

#159 Darryn Durham – The former Monster Energy/Pro Circuit Kawasaki and TLD KTM rider will be putting his own deal together and racing the 250SX East Region. Durham was injured at the West Region opener last year and missed the remainder of the season.

For more on privateers, check out the silly season update we put together last week.