Supercross hasn’t been a household word since Jeremy McGrath rode off into semi-retirement, but Ryan Villopoto is on the brink of reaching that level. Villopoto is the dominant rider on the circuit (he’s won the last three world championships) but a fourth straight title would match anything McGrath did on the track. Villopoto will have to contend with a strong field featuring three former champions -- James Stewart, Ryan Dungey and Chad Reed -- but he still figures to be the odds-on favorite to capture another title.
You can watch Villopoto, Stewart, Dungey, Reed, and a host of other racers face off at Chase Field, 401 East Jefferson Street, on Saturday, January 11, for the second leg of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross World Championship. Doors will open for practice and qualifying at 12:30 p.m., and the main event will start at 7. Tickets start at $10 and are available online through www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000.