Yes, it’s that time of year again. Time to kick off the Outdoor National season. Here’s some photos from the Hangtown Media Day events to you geared up for it.
Photography by: Kit Palmer
Blake Baggett is back to defend the number-one plate in the 250 class.
Justin Barcia has a new “cooler” look for the upcoming summer.
Red Bull and MX Sports hosted the annual pre-race media day, which was held in downtown Sacramento. A small track was constructed for riding demonstrations. PHOTOGRAPHY BY GARTH MILAN/RED BULL CONTENT POOL
Musquin warms at the railroad yard in downtown Sacramento.
Everyone in the 450 class will be out to dethrone the defending champ Ryan Dungey.
The Red Bull KTM Team (Dungey, Musquin and Ken Roczen) finish up their riding demonstration.
James Stewart hammers through the whoops at the railroad yard.
Mike Alessi will be tough this weekend and he will certainly be a contender for this year’s Motorcycle Superstore Holeshot program. A new format this year awards points for each event and provides $25k to the 450 rider and $15k to the 250 rider that accumulate the most Holeshot points throughout the season.
Justin Barcia says he loves the outdoors and his anxious to get his outdoor career started in the 450 class.
Former 250 Supercross Champion Travis Preston will try to qualify for the 450 program on Saturday. He’ll be riding a white-framed JGRMX Yamaha.
Josh Grant is back in business at the JGRMX camp. Grant made his motocross professional debut many years ago at Hangtown and nearly won.
Sixteen-year-old Adam Cianciarulo will make his pro motocross debut tomorrow.
Honda Muscle Milk’s new team manager Dan Bentley soaks it all in.
Adam Cianciarulo warms up on the Hangtown track.
Justin Hill is another Pro Circuit rider who is returning from injury at Hangtown.
Malcolm Stewart made his public debut on his new Lucas Oil/Red Bull Honda Team. He’s moved up to the 450 class.
Blake Baggett might not be 100-percent yet, but he still looked very fast on press day.
Justin Barcia (51) cuts inside of returning racer Ryan Huffman.
For the first time, Villopoto (pictured) and Stewart will compete against each other outdoors in the 450 class. You can watch them battle every moto via live streaming. For more information, visit: http://www.allisports.com/motocross/live