2019 Monster Energy Supercross is finally here! The first round is kicking off this weekend in Anaheim California. The season starts with five rounds out west in California and Arizona, then it heads east. The 450cc class will be battling it out for 15 straight rounds every single weekend. These top racers must stay healthy and fit to be ready to race each weekend and to perform their best to get on the podium.
West Coast privateers include Todd Bannister (Kawasaki), Ryan Breece (Yamaha), who will be racing a 450 at A1, but will be on a 250 during the East Coast Series, and Josh Greco (Husqvarna). Without a factory ride, these riders will be chasing their dreams with very little help from sponsors and will strive to get a top five finish.
West Coast racers Nick Schmidt, Brandon Scharer, Brock Shoemaker, Alex Nagy, and Chance Blackburn will be racing on the SKVI Supercross Team supported by Cycle Gear, Flo Motorsports, ODI Grips, Defy graphics, Monster Energy, Moto XXX, and the team owner, Colin Morrison.
The two-rider squad on Rockwell Yamaha Team which is scheduled to take on the 250cc West, is down to one racer, as Jon Ames broke his arm and suffered compartment syndrome a couple weeks ago. His return is yet to be determined. But that leaves Harrison, who started out his pro career on Yamahas with the factory-backed Star Racing squad. He spent two years there with mostly lackluster results before moving over to the Rockstar Energy Husqvarna team in 2018. He had some good results outdoors, but the team didn’t re-sign him. Harrison is a very talented rider, though, so keep an eye on him.
Finally, Flo Motorsports will be on board for the third year in a row, supporting the Club MX Traders Redemption Motorsports Supercross Team (CTR Motorsports), previously known as Traders Racing. This East Coast Supercross Team will include Josh Osby, Jayce Pennington, and Joey Crown. Keep a close eye out for these racers as they will strive to reach the podium and try to grasp the 250 East SX Championship Title.