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Cycle News 2016 Issue 01 January 12

Cycle News is a weekly magazine that covers all aspects of motorcycling including Supercross, Motocross and MotoGP as well as new motorcycles

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P110 BY STEVE BAUER CN III FRIENDLY FIRE "G round control to Major Tom…" First, on a side note and a sad one at that, David Bowie died tonight. I heard the news just as I sat down to write my thoughts about last night's opening round of the 2016 AMA Monster Energy Supercross Series at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. I really liked Bowie; he was an innovator and didn't seem to care what people thought about him. Most of his music has stood up well over the test of time and he wrote some iconic songs that will always resonate with the kids of my generation. Rest in Peace, Ziggy Stardust. On to Supercross. Maybe it was because I didn't get out to the track until just before opening ceremo- nies, but the energy level seemed to be a couple of notches below the fully charged electric glow of past years—it was probably just me. The stadium was packed and less than a second separated the top 10 450 riders during afternoon qualifying, definitely a good sign. Two years ago, Jason Ander- son and Cole Seely battled to the wire for the 250 Supercross West Championship. Anderson was relentless during that series, often coming from behind and clawing his way towards the front, then snatch- ing victory away from Seely on SATURDAY NIGHT REWIND Cole Seely (14) and Jason Anderson (21) were back at it at Angel Stadium, this time they were battling for the lead in the 450SX class. What a great night of racing. PHOTOGRAPHY KIT PALMER

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