2019 ANAHEIM 1 SUPERCROSS | PRESS DAY AT ANGELS STADIUM
The 2019 Monster Energy Supercross season is here. After what seemed like a short offseason, the world’s best Supercross racers are ready to kick-off the 2019 season in Anaheim inside Angels stadium. The press conference was exciting as it seems that yet again we have “the most stacked 450 class ever.” With the addition of 450 rookies, Aaron Plessinger, Justin Hill, Joey Savatgy and Zach Osborne (Zach will miss a few rounds due to injury) the already fast premier class has gotten even faster. With Osborne missing from the press conference, there were 11 top caliper riders in attendance, it was hard to imagine that one of them wouldn’t finish in the top ten.
The press conference had a prestigious feel to it as the room was packed with cameras and the who’s who of Supercross. You could hear it in their voices that each rider was nervous and excited for the gate to drop, we have a clean slate right now, the points are tied at zero. All 11 riders in the press conference desire to be the new number one.
Jason Anderson, Eli Tomac and Marvin Musquin were center stage at press conference with Blake Baggett, Justin Barcia and Justin Brayton joining them on the front row. The second row consisted of Ken Roczen, Chad Reed, Justin Hill, Aaron Plessinger and Joey Savatgy.
Jason Anderson looked comfortable with red backgrounds and the number 1. The red plate automatically goes to last years champion at Anaheim 1. Whoever wins in Anaheim will earn the points lead and the red plate for round two at Glendale.
Justin Brayton is excited for the 2019 season, out of all the riders at the press conference he seemed to be the most relaxed and confident. Justin raced nine times during the normal riders “offseason” and he stated that he considers Anaheim 1 to be his 10th race of the season because he’s counting the races he competed in overseas as the beginning of his 2019 season. We recently interviewed Justin and he went into detail about his offseason, click here to read Brayton’s MXA interview.
Justin Hill is very happy to be riding the 450 full-time for the 2019 season. In 2018 Justin brought the JGR Suzuki team a Supercross win in the 250 class at San Diego and he raced select 450 rounds on the East Coast. At the Tampa Supercross race Justin was battling for the lead in the 450 class before going down. We are excited to see how Justin does now that he’s on the bigger bike full time.
Dean Wilson is not on the full Factory Husky team like he was last year. He will start out the season as a privateer as he will be looking to prove to teams once again that he deserves that factory ride.