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Top Ten 450SX riders

There are many amazing riders out there with a lot of talent. This is my opinion on who I think are the overall best.

1

Ryan Dungy

Ryan Dungy

Ryan Dungey is 2015 Monster Energy Supercross Champion. Coming from MInnesota, the Red Bull KTM factory rider burst into the 450SX class in 2010 and became the first rookie to win the Supercross Championship since Jeremy Mcgrath in 1993. Nicknamed, "The Diesel" Dungey is one of the most consistent riders on the track. In addition to his eight main event victories, Dungey finished on the podium 16 times out of a possible 17 races in 2015.

2

Eli Tomac

Eli Tomac

There's no questioning Eli Tomac's speed on a dirt bike, just watch him through a set of huge whoops. The Cortez, Colorado native has the ability to turn it on at any moment and even rough up the competition. In 2015, Tomac finished runner-up to Ryan Dungey in the 450SX Monster Energy Supercross Championship. He rode that momentum into outdoors, where he kicked off the season with back-to-back wins before injuring both shoulders in a brutal crash at the third race in Thunder Valley.

3

Cole Seely

Cole Seely

Cole Seely is one of the fastest and most consistent racers in the 450SX class. In addition to being the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross Rookie of the Year; Seely was able to win the first main event of his 450SX career in Houston. A member of the powerful factory HRC Honda squad, Seely is one of the quickest rising names in Monster Energy Supercross.

4

Trey Canard

Trey Canard

Trey Canard is an absolute warrior. He has suffered some of the most devastating injuries, but continues to come back stronger than ever because of his love for the sport. While there has been a lot of adversity for the Oklahama native, he has also had his fair share of triumphs. In 2008, Canard captured the 250SX East Coast Supercross title in his rookie season. Canard then helped Team USA claim its sixth-straight Motocross des Nations victory in 2010 before jumping up to the 450SX Class in 2011. He captured three victories during that season, but went winless until the 2015. Canard won big in Oakland and San Diego before being injured in Detroit.

5

Ken Roczen

Ken Roczen

Ken Roczen has a renewed sense of optimism and opportunity heading into the 2016 Monster Energy Supercross season as he will again team with RCH Soaring Eagle/Jimmy John’s/ Suzuki Factory Racing.
Roczen kick-started his 2015 campaign with a win at Anaheim in the first round of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, season and scored another victory just two races later before a nagging ankle injury put the 21-year-old on the sidelines for much of the indoor season.

7

Jason Anderson

Jason Anderson

If you're looking for a darkhorse pick during the 2016 season, Jason Anderson may be your guy. Despite winning the 250SX Eastern Regional Championship in 2014, he was often overlooked after jumping into the 450SX Class the following year. Anderson is an extremely good starter - keep in mind, he grabbed all three holeshots at the 2015 Monster Energy Cup to win the Toyota Tundra - and he also has the speed and intensity to fight with the best while at the front of the pack. One of the only downfalls in Anderson's game seems to be his lackluster indurance at times, but training with Ryan Dungey and Marvin Musquin at Aldon Baker's Factory could quickly wipe that away.

8

Chad Reed

Chad Reed

Chad Reed has been at the top of the sport for the past decade. He is undeniably one of the most talented two-wheel racers in the world, and is always a threat when he kicks his leg over a bike. The 33-year-old Australian has collected two 450SX Monster Energy Supercross titles, five runner-up finishes in the championship and 44 career victories. Keep in mind, these results have been against some of the best dirt bike riders to ever compete.

9

Broc Tickle

Broc Tickle

Broc Tickle flanks teammate Ken Roczen at the RCH Racing Suzuki squad, creating a potent duo that has the ability to fight for wins week in and week out. The 2016 Monster Energy Supercross season will be no different as Tickle will look to continue trending upward with another solid year. After being sidelined for most of the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season, Tickle bounced back in 2015 with 13 top-10 finishes, including a season-best finish of fourth at a tricky Atlanta 2 track. He continued to gain ground in outdoors, securing overall finishes of eighth or better in 10 of the 12 races.

10

Weston Peick

Weston Peick

Weston Peick is a true “rags to riches” story. For several years, Peick raced as a journeyman privateer with very little support, yet he consistently battled for top-10 finishes. His hard-nosed work ethic attracted the Joe Gibbs Racing folks, who gave Weston his shot at a factory ride in 2015. Peick continued to bring his high-intensity style to every race and delivered multiple podium finishes in the 2015 Monster Energy Supercross Championship.

6

James Stewart

James Stewart

Two-time Monster Energy Supercross champion James Stewart is one of the most popular racers of all time. His flashy style and all-out speed turns heads at every race, and also makes him one of the most feared competitors on the track.