This Saturday, the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship begins the season opener at Angel Stadium Anaheim in Anaheim, CA, just off the street from the Yamaha Motor Company’s headquarters in the United States near the Cypress, CA . Monster Energy / Yamalube / Jungle / Yamaha Financial Services / Factory Yamaha team will make its debut in 2017, with two Supercross champions Reid and two 250 West Supercross champions Cooper Webber ready to ride the same competition Ready YZ450F machine at 450 sx championship.
At last year’s A1 season-opener, Chad finished sixth in 450SX, while Cooper dominated the 250SX West main event, stretching out a lead of more than seven seconds by the time he took the checkered flag. Saturday night will be the first time that the two Yamaha Factory Supercross stars will go head-to-head on American soil.
Commenting on this Saturday’s Anaheim round, Chad said, “Right now, I’m tied with James Stewart, Ricky Carmichael, and Jeremy McGrath on Anaheim wins. All four of us have eight wins apiece, and I want to be the all-time winningest rider at Anaheim, so I’m going into A1 and looking to break that tie this weekend. It would be a great way to start the 2017 season.”
“It’s always exciting showing up at A1, to start the season,” Cooper said. “As a rookie, I’m sure it’ll be a little nerve-racking, but I think, for me, there’s not too much pressure. I’m just going to see where I stand, go and do the best I can, and shoot for that podium. That’s the goal. We have a long season ahead, so I’m going to this first one to see where we’re at, see what we need to work on, and go from there.”
On Friday night, January 6, from 6 to 7 PM, be sure to stop by Del Amo Motorsports at 2401 Pullman Street in nearby Santa Ana, CA. Chad and Cooper will be on hand to meet fans, sign autographs, and give away posters.