The return of the Monster Energry Supercross championship series is set to kick off in Anaheim, California on January 4, 2014. With the return of three-peat champion Ryan Villopoto, an always competitive Ryan Dungy, and the recent resurgence of James Stewart (who won the Monster Energy Cup race this past October), the heavy hitters of the sport are back in business. Also returning from injuries that kept them out of the outdoor nationals are fan favorite Chad Reed, Trey Canard and the always underrated Davi Millsaps. And if that wasn’t enough, last year’s 250 SX and MX champion Eli Tomac is moving up to the 450 class, along with Geico Honda teammate Will Hahn, to compile one of the most stacked 450 SX classes of all time.
Even though this is really just a marketing commercial tactic for Monster Energy Supercross, naming their 2014 pump-up video “Best Season Yet” could actually turn out to be pretty accurate. It may be hard for them to top the action and drama of the 2011 season (currently referred to as the best season in recent SX history), but if there’s any lineup of riders that can do it, this would be the year.