The 2017 Supercross season is officially underway with the conclusion of Anaheim 1, the championship series’s first race. All the hype of the off-season melted away to make way for some good old fashioned motorcross action.
On the Lites side of things, veteran Martin Davalos has switched over to the West Coast circuit and got off to a great start with a 3rd place finish. “I haven’t raced West Coast in a long time,” Davalos told Full Noise. “I struggled a little bit today. We made a lot of changes throughout the day. I tried to get a good start and do my best, but the guys out front were better than me today. I need to do my homework this week and take it one race at a time.” Despite the criticism on himself, Davalos is undoubtedly happy with a podium finish at the first race of the season.
On the big bikes, Jason Anderson raced great throughout the day, but ended up mid-pack at the start of the main event. He battled back to a more-than-respectable 4th place, earning valuable points as he makes a run at the 2017 plate. “I struggled with setup earlier in the day but we made some changes and I was able to come through the pack to get fourth,” explained Anderson. “All-in-all, it wasn’t too bad.”
Next on the docket is San Diego at PetCo Park, as the 17-race series continues this coming weekend. Rockstar-Husqvarna-Dragon rider Zach Osborne will be racing the East Coast circuit this season with Davalos on the West.
Our friends at Rockstar just released the 2017 factory Supercross team video. The first of the 17-stop Supercross series kicks off at Anaheim on January 7th, 2017. Dragon supports these world class team riders in their quest for the championship plates at the end of the long season.
It looks like snowboarders Blake Paul, Bryan Iguchi, and Alex Yoder have been enjoying the holidays by, doing what else, snowboarding. The duo have been shredding their home resort of Jackson Hole, and by the looks of it, having a ton of fun. Follow their lead and get out there. Enjoy it. And if you need some new optics, check our stock out here.
Legendary snowboarder Bryan Iguchi has an artistic side. Seen in his riding, his X Games Real Snow segment, and ever-so-apparent in his pro model goggle. But he’d never done a proper art gallery showing, something he rectified recently. With the help of ASymbol in his native Jackson Hole, WY, Bryan has a galley opening–filled with industry and local luminaries–to celebrate Bryan’s art. For more on the opening and Bryan’s show, check out this piece done by Snowboard Mag.
The start to the North American competition season is unofficially marked by the Winter Dew Tour every year. This year is no different, as the snowsports world descended upon the small Coloradan resort of Breckenridge. After a rough 2015-16, freeskier Kaya Turski is taking aim at the competitive field this year, putting them on notice with a 3rd place performance in the slopestyle competition.
Legendary snowboarder Bryan Iguchi was invited to take part in ESPN X Games’s annual Real Snow contest, pitting some of the world’s best against one another in a film segment competition. The contest medalists are announced on Dec. 10th in a TV show that airs on ABC at 2 pm EST. Until then, take a look at Bryan’s piece and vote for him in the fan favorite contest.
A pioneer of women’s snowboarding, Dragon shredder Leanne Pelosi caught up with ESPNw on the subject of women’s filming in snowboarding. The Canadian Pelosi is up for Transworld’s Rider of the Year, and along with Kimmy Fasani discuss the state of the women’s industry. Read more here.
Transworld Snowboarding’s section, Collected, features the gear du jour, and this time around, Dragon’s MountaineerX has been included in the mix. Take a look at all the gear in the piece and if you want to find more on the MountaineerX, click here.
While competing in the heat of the day, at the Hawaiian Pro, San Clemente-native Griffin Colapinto threw up a Hail Mary. Needless to say, it worked and words cannot describe the insane air the young gun dropped on his heat. Watch the video below and catch Griffin as he moves on to heat 4.