10 Storylines Getting into 2023 Anaheim 1 Supercross Opener

Monster Power Yamaha Star Racing has claimed the 250SX predominant occasion win on the Anaheim Supercross opener in 2019, 2020, and 2022 with Colt Nichols, Justin Cooper, and Christian Craig, respectively. Now, the 2021 season began in Houston, Texas, however was gained by Craig as effectively, so add one other Star opener win. It was in 2018 once we noticed a non-Star Yamaha YZ250F on the heart of the rostrum on the opener as Joey Savatgy gained that night time on a Kawasaki KX250F. The manufacturing unit Blu Cru workforce now has two kids within the subject tonight in new signee Stilez Robertson and Levi Kitchen. Robertson has 10 250SX predominant occasion begins to his title, and Kitchen has simply two 250SX predominant occasion begins to his title. Will we see Star Yamaha proceed its streak of profitable the opener tonight? If that’s the case, will or not it’s Robertson or Kitchen protecting the streak alive? -Kendra

Marvin Musquin is again for one more supecross-only cope with Pink Bull KTM and is coming into what is perhaps his closing season racing as a professional. Musquin claimed fourth on the 2022 season opener and claimed his tenth premier class predominant occasion win on the St. Louis Supercross in April earlier than ending in fourth within the standings. The French native gained the A1 450SX predominant occasion opener in 2018. May the #25 begin his closing season off with a bang and win large tonight? -Kendra

On a monitor structure busier than most season openers, one large takeaway from the anticipated structure that could possibly be a giant issue tonight come the primary occasions is the break up beginning gate. An over/underneath bridge separates the sphere of twenty-two riders into 11 on one facet and 11 on the opposite. So which facet is best? Every rider could have preferences to the place they want to begin, however until they qualify effectively and win/or end within the high few spots of their warmth race, they may not have the possibility to determine themselves. Keep in mind, we noticed a break up beginning line like this on the 2022 Glendale Supercross. That occasion was a Triple Crown, so riders may change their gate choice for every predominant occasion, however tonight is a daily single predominant occasion format. Look ahead to riders to discover a most well-liked gate early and keep it up all day or the precise reverse: take a look at stuff of their warmth race so they’re in a extra desired spot come the points-paying predominant occasion. -Kendra

Watch the video our man Donnie “Roto Moto” Southers did with Rick Johnson and Jeff Ward the place the 2 former champions spoke about their ideas on the monitor structure for the opener.