Since it’s days away from 2010’s supercross season opener at Anaheim stadium, the media’s hard at work hyping up the rivalries between top dogs like James Stewart and new factory Kawasaki teammates Ryan Villopoto and Chad Reed. One San Diego paper reported, “Villopoto figures to be in the best position to challenge two-time Supercross champions Reed and Stewart for the title.”
I wonder what plans the green team has for Stewart this season? Maybe none of that will matter when Stewart lines up in his new Nike motocross boots! From ESPN’s The Nike Saga, “All you old kooks need to quit hating on Nike and their attempt to enter the motocross market. Just keep wearing your rad dirt-stained Gaerne’s and shut it.”
I’m a firm believer in the phrase “Men, like wine, become better with age.” The Pasadena Star article how 27-year-old Reed thinks he’s “not that old,” Reed said. “I think I’m just getting better the older I get. I still love the sport and I have a lot of experience. I still look forward to every season. When it gets to the point where I don’t, then it’s time to stop. But I’m enjoying it every day.”
But not everyone will be enjoying the supercross this weekend, including Tyler Bowers and the Babbitt’s Monster Energy Kawasaki team. The Grand Rapids Press reported, “Bowers said he grew tired of all the politics and has returned to his Arenacross roots this season.”
Funny how the word motocross turned up on An Emotional Kind of Guy‘s blog. He’s compiled a motivational board of quotes for when he gets frustrated or feels like he’s not really getting anywhere. “You’ve got one dial on your machine, and it’s winning!” – Motocross Track Announcer. I could name a few announcers who’d say that in a heartbeat!
Too bad I’m missing the Florida Winter AM series this year, since apparently Mike Alessi’s lined up in the Open A and Open Pro classes. According to alessiracing.com, Mike raced Gatorback when he was 5 years old, and “now he is back at 21 years old …funny thing is so is the original start line crew!” The#800 KTM won all four of his motos at Gatorback on New Year’s Day.