Anaheim, Calif. – Today was press day for Anaheim II, round three of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship. Saturday night’s event is due to be the first-ever “throwback event” where the track, and likely many of the people, are going to harken back to 1986, when hair was big, two-strokes ruled, and Rick Johnson and David Bailey had one of the most legendary supercross battles in history.
Both RJ and Bailey are expected to be on-hand this Saturday night in Anaheim.
Round-one winner and co-points-leader Chad Reed was 1/2 of the riders on hand, as his San Manuel Yamaha teammate Nathan Ramsey was also in attendance, sporting the start of what looked like a pretty mean ‘stache.
Reed came in wearing a wig that Elvira would’ve been proud of along with an Aussie bandana and some aviator-style sunglasses.
Reed didn’t ride, but his teammate Ramsey did. The track is definitely different. Out in left field on the floor of Angel Stadium is a triple that is noticeably bigger than the “standard” cookie-cutter triples at every other track. It will be challenging for many 250Fs to clear. Also, there is a straightaway full of sand traps, off-beat rhythms, and more.
One thing’s for sure: This weekend’s race will be different. Whether or not it will be better is yet to be determined.