The AMA Supercross season opens this weekend and about the only certainty is that Riverside’s Josh Grant will be in for a fight if he wants to repeat as winner of the opener at Angels Stadium in Anaheim on Saturday night.
James Stewart, the reigning AMA Supercross champion, and Chad Reed, the Supercross runner-up from Australia, will give Grant all he can handle in Anaheim on Saturday night.
Stewart and Reed collided in last year’s season opener in Anaheim. Stewart was unable to return to the race. Reed got back in the mix and finished third.
Meanwhile, Grant took advantage of Stewart and Reed’s misfortune and won the first race of his AMA Supercross career.
“I don’t know what to say right now,” said Grant after winning the race in Anaheim last year. “To get my first win out of the way is huge, and I am so pumped. I saw those guys (Stewart and Reed) on the ground and just raced hard to the win.”
Stewart ended up winning the AMA Supercross championship by four points over Reed. Grant was fourth in the final AMA Supercross standings.
I will have more on Thursday after with interviews from Stewart, Reed, Grant, Ryan Villopoto and Ryan Dungey from Anaheim.