Local riders challenging for 2020 Monster Energy Supercross title

Menifee’s Justin Cooper wins the first race of the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross series Saturday, Jan. 4, at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. Valley News/David Canales photo
The top supercross athletes racing in the 450 SX and 250 SX classes, including a handful of local riders from southwest Riverside County, faced off as the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross got underway Saturday, Jan. 4, at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. The location has become a popular site to start at as it has hosted the most rounds in the history of supercross. The Monster Energy Supercross has been dubbed as the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing series on the planet, attracting nearly 1 million fans in live attendance over the course of the 17-race series. The kick-off to the event started with 44 riders all attempting to hole shot the season. Hole shot is simply a racing term referring to the ability to get moving faster than your opponent; hence a good h
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