2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship
Anaheim 2 (A2)
Anaheim, CA US
February 5, 2011
Privateer Profile Gared Steinke Oh, I was pumped. Me and my mechanic were going crazy back at the pits after we found out I made it. It was the coolest feeling.
Going for the W Justin Brayton Honestly, for me, when these guys were winning championships, I was in high school dreaming of racing Arenacross. Not even supercross!”
Racer X Redux A2 Weigandt asks the question: Did James Stewart's A2 domination signal trouble for the rest of the field?
Observations Anaheim 2 And we’re back at the Big A in Anaheim, California for round five of the Monster Energy Supercross Series! In the past we’ve gone to Anaheim three times in a year and with one of the rounds going to Dodger Stadium, we’ve shrunk Anaheim to two and it’s a good thing it appears as the stadium was SRO- Sold Right Out.
450 Words Anaheim 2 We’ve been waiting for this type of performance from James Stewart. You know, the “Watch this, I’m going to dominate this entire night by doing things that no one else can”-type of ride.
250 Words Anaheim 2 For the only rider in the pits that can say he won the first professional race he ever competed in, patience could be hard to come by for Eli Tomac. But he’s still a rookie to supercross, still a teenager, and still waiting to add a big AMA Supercross trophy to his AMA Motocross triumph last year.
Monday Conversation Josh Hansen I just told myself, it’s only 15 minutes out of my life of pain. Everyone has always told me that I was soft in the past, so I figured if I was ever going to harden up, the time to do it would be when we were going for a championship.
Monday Conversation James Stewart Yeah, I just felt comfortable. And when you’re on your game like that, you can get into those things perfect.
Racer X Notebook: A2 This year, everyone is so on their game, if you don’t have everything perfect—20 perfect laps and a good start—you’re going to be in trouble.--Ivan Tedesco
The Moment A2 Consistency is not going to cut it for Dungey anymore. This is a disasterous scenario, and if Dungey was holding anything back in the early rounds, it's too late for that.
Parts TV from Anaheim 2 On the program today, hosts Jason Weigandt and Steve Matthes will breakdown all the news from the pits prior to the first gate drop at 7:30pm PST. Featured on today’s episode is Rockstar Energy Suzuki rider Martin Davalos and Thor rider Brett Metcalfe.
Racerhead #5 Welcome to Racerhead, and welcome back to Anaheim. After two straight weeks of new buildings and new tracks for the Monster Energy AMA Supercross tour, it actually feels good to be back in the big house of Anaheim.
10 Things To Watch For at Anaheim 2 Let’s just be clear on this: so far, no other riders have demonstrated that they can go as fast as James Stewart and Ryan Villopoto this year.
One Industries Rev Up The Catalyst What I do, and what I’m here for, is to get the shoulders back. I’m old, but when I’m driving down the highway with heavy metal blasting in my ears as I think about the upcoming race, man it’s almost like being behind the gate. We all know it, live it, and love it. And here it comes again.
Ask Ping! Motocross as a sport is relatively small and that isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Imagine everyone at ESPN and Sports Illustrated chiming in with the SPEED crew and calling James Stewart the fastest man on the Planet in unison.
Bench Racing Ammo Reed's Podium Percentage Here are Chad’s podium stats since joining the 250 (now Supercross) class in 2003:
This Week in Kawasaki SX history Anaheim '87 “It was a big win for me and I remember there was a big jump that only a couple of us were doing,” said Ward. “I did it for the first two or three laps and then built up my lead and stopped jumping it. It was big!”
Racer X Redux Oakland Everyone was all super pumped on racing at Dodger Stadium in LA, but when that race ended, and focus shifted to the next event in Oakland—another venue not on the 2010 schedule—the hype was deafening. Or maybe things were just silent because no one was talking about it.
Observations Oakland As I wrote in Racerhead on Friday, I might have been a bit harsh on James Stewart last week but I stand by the gist of the article which was that he needed a “James Stewart soul crushing” kind of ride this week so that everyone knew he was the man, everyone understood that he had lost nothing during his long layoff and that the magic was back.