Monster Energy Kawasaki is working hard towards the upcoming 2015 MX/SX season. Though the Team took time from testing and preparations to shake down their new 2015 KX race bikes. The riders were greeted by a Southern California storm which added a picturesque backdrop. Davi Millsaps and Wil Hahn debuted their new look that is sure to make the competition green with envy. They were joined by a fresh crop of Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki riders and the King himself, Jeremy McGrath.
For the readers who are new to this sport, the Supercross is a motorcycle racing sport involving off-road motorcycles on an artificially-made dirt track consisting of steep jumps and obstacles. Professional Supercross contest races are held almost exclusively within professional baseball and football stadia, although one contest is held at a major motorsport venue (Daytona International Speedway) in the island that separates pit lane from the circuit.
The AMA series begins in late December and continues until mid-May. It consists of 17 rounds in the 450cc Class, and 8 rounds in 250cc West Class in December and 8 rounds in the 250cc East Class in February, which the final round has the East-West Shootout in May, and 14 major stadia and one permanent racing circuit (in a temporary stadium setup) all over North America. Each meet is structured similarly to Short track motor racing with two heat races and a consolation race in each class. In the 450cc class, each heat race is eight laps, while in the 250cc class, each heat race is six laps.
Each heat features 20 riders (one may have 21 riders depending on qualifying results), with the top nine advancing to the feature. The other 22-23 riders are relegated to the consolation race, known as the Last Chance Qualifier, which is four laps in the 250cc class and six laps in the 450cc class, with the top two (top four in 250cc Class until 2008) advancing to the feature.
Monster Energy Kawasaki will be ready for Anaheim 1 on January 3rd.