Supercross
Jan 12

SX: Anderson Makes It Two In A Row With Another Last Lap Pass

Jason Anderson is two for two in 2014. (Photo: Rockstar Energy KTM)

Jason Anderson is two for two in 2014. (Photo: Rockstar Energy KTM)

Jason Anderson stole the show Saturday night with a last lap pass to win the 250SX Main Event at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz.

The Rockstar Energy KTM-backed rider trailed Cole Seely for 14 of the 15 laps, but would steal the win away from his title rival on the final lap.

Jan 11

SX: Phoenix Qualifying Report – Villopoto Nabs Top Spot

Ryan Villopoto was quickest in qualifying at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo: Carey Spencer - Best Digital Shots)

Ryan Villopoto was quickest in qualifying at Chase Field in Phoenix, Ariz. (Photo: Carey Spencer – Best Digital Shots)

Three-time defending Champion Ryan Villopoto enters Round 2 of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross Championship as the top qualifier.

On his final lap of practice, Villopoto managed to set the fastest lap of the day at 55.546, bumping Justin Barcia down to second. The Red Bull KTM duo of Ryan Dungey and Ken Roczen qualified third and fourth, respectively, with Justin Brayton in fifth.

Jan 11

Video: Supercross Crash Reality – Turning Adversity Into Triumph

Davi Millsaps' season is in limbo after he suffered a knee injury while testing. (Photo: RacerX / Simon Cudby)

Davi Millsaps’ season is in limbo after he suffered a knee injury while testing. (Photo: RacerX / Simon Cudby)

Athletes competing at the highest level have one thing in common: mental strength. The ability to dig deeper and deeper through the trials and tribulations separate those who try to succeed, and those who do.

Supercross rider Davi Millsaps epitomizes mental fortitude.

Millsaps has broken, fractured, torn or strained nearly every part of his body. For most, it would be enough to hang up the boots and walk away, but for Millsaps, it only makes him stronger.

Jan 10

SX: The Power Rankings — Anaheim 450SX Class

Ken Roczen takes the win in Anaheim. (Photo: Red Bull KTM)

Ken Roczen takes the win in Anaheim. (Photo: Red Bull KTM)

Anaheim was a wild night of action, as it should be for the hyped-up opening round. The racing was great and filled with drama and while the results may not reflect it, some riders had some stellar showings that should lead to a captivating season.

Each week, The Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross. Thanks to his big win at the “Big A,” Ken Roczen secured pole position for the first installment.

1. Ken Roczen – Red Bull KTM
This wasn’t a fluke win. Roczen has always shown promise on the big bike so it was only a matter of time before he broke through for a win. Sure no one really expected it to be in his first full-time race, but that’s the nature of supercross. Put yourself in good position and its likely going to pay off. While it’s still early, Roczen has put his more experienced rivals on alert as a viable challenger each week.

Jan 10

SX: The Power Rankings – Anaheim 250 Class

Jason Anderson sits atop the 250SX Power Rankings after Anaheim 1. (Photo: Rockstar Energy Racing)

Jason Anderson sits atop the 250SX Power Rankings after Anaheim 1. (Photo: Rockstar Energy Racing)

The stars of tomorrow put on a show for the fans at Angel Stadium and proved that this West Region is wide open when it comes to the title fight.

Each week, Power Rankings will recognize the movers and shakers in Monster Energy Supercross. Thanks to aggressive and risky last lap pass for the win, Jason Anderson sits atop the rankings after week one.

1. Jason Anderson – Rockstar Energy Racing
Anderson developed into a consistent contender towards the end of last season and I thought he’d be the breakout rider of the 2014 season. He very well could be a true title threat after his performance last Saturday. Given the stacked field, Anderson was probably somewhat of a surprise winner and it will be interesting to see if he keeps the momentum going.