Supercross fans gathered at AT&T stadium to witness Ryan Dungey win first place for the 450 class.
Supercross is no stranger to fans both male and female, and this year Vicki Golden gave the men a run for their money and gave the ladies a new reason to cheer!
Golden is the first woman in history to complete Ricky Carmichael’s Road to Supercross in AMSOIL Arenacross.
In recent years the sport has seen a surge of talented women making their presence felt and Golden has been at the forefront, breaking new ground since she embarked on a full-fledged effort to compete alongside the men in AMSOIL Arenacross during the 2011 season. She is paving the way for women to compete and we applaud her for her charisma, courage and talent.
In the packed AT&T arena the hashtag #whosnext was widely used to allow fans to weigh in on the next winner of the 2015 crown. The reigning champion Ryan Villopoto announced that he would be competing overseas, leaving the battle wide-open to some of the most talented group of riders in series history.
With 17 races in all, beginning January 3rd in Anaheim, California and ending in Las Vegas on May 2nd, the point leaders are Ryan Dungey, Ken Roczen, and Trey Canard.
At 24-years old and five seasons on a big bike, Ryan Dungey has finished no worse than third in the championship. A consistent rider Ryan Dungey is a favorite among Dallas fans.
Ken Roczen is the youngest rider in the premier division but his natural talent shows that he is no stranger to the spotlight nor is he intimidated by riders who have more experience than himself.
Despite injuries, Trey Canard came on strong at the end of the 2014 season. The Oklahoma native shows promise to return to the forefront of the 2015 season as well as a return to the podium for a much anticipated win.
Supercross has been described as the most physically demanding sport in existence. There are more than 150 riders vying for a spot in the finals. While the Qualifying heats whittle down to 40 riders, the Main Event features 22 riders.
At speeds in excess of 60 mph, soaring 70 feet in distance, and flying as high as a three-story building off jumps called “Triples,” fans will be entertained witnessing these great athletes doing what they love to do. Monster Energy AMA Supercross is an off-road motorcycle racing experience that is a family-oriented. Enjoy catching the ‘show,’ check www.supercrosslive.com/tickets to find out what city these champions will ride into next.
by: Tabatha Moran Chovanetz