Monster Energy AMA Supercross
March 25, 2023 12:00 PM
Monster Energy AMA Supercross800 Occidental Avenue S Seattle WA 98134
The 17-race schedule, now a part of the 31-race SuperMotocross World ChampionshipTM schedule, will visit 16 cities spread across 12 states including California, Texas, Florida, Washington, New Jersey, Tennessee, and Colorado. The Supercross season will conclude on Saturday, May 13 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City where we will once again crown a Supercross World Champion. Storylines abound for the 2023 Supercross season as the 450SX Class continues to feature some of the most talented athletes the sport has ever seen. Three Supercross champions will be competing for another title – 2-time defending Supercross World Champion and ESPY award winning Eli Tomac, 2-time world champion Cooper Webb and 2018 world champion Jason Anderson as both a domestic and international “who’s who” list of competitors vie for their first title – Marvin Musquin (France), Dylan Ferrandis (France), Chase Sexton, Adam Cianciarulo, Malcolm Stewart, Justin Barcia, Aaron Plessinger, and Christian Craig, all from America.
The 250SX Class will see the return of Australian super-star and 2022 Eastern Regional Champion, Jett Lawrence, and his brother, Hunter Lawrence (Western Regional runner-up) while Japanese stand out Jo Shimoda and Americans Cameron McAdoo, RJ Hampshire, Austin Forkner, and Michael Mosiman all seek their first title. After finding success in the MXGP series, France’s Tom Vialle will be a new international addition to the Monster Energy AMA 250SX Class Championship. Vialle is a 2-time MX2 Class Champion.
The Western Regional 250SX Class Championship will be contested at the following rounds:
- Round 1: Anaheim, CA on Saturday, January 7 at Angel Stadium
- Round 2: Oakland, CA on Saturday, January 14 at RingCentral Coliseum
- Round 3: San Diego, CA on Saturday, January 21 at Snapdragon Stadium
- Round 4: Anaheim, CA on Saturday, January 28 at Angel Stadium
- Round 11: Seattle, WA on Saturday, March 25 at Lumen Field
- Round 12: Glendale, AZ on Saturday, April 8 at State Farm Stadium
- Round 16: Denver, CO on Saturday, May 6 at Empower Field at Mile High
Monster Energy Supercross, The Official Videogame 5 released last spring, brought back the classic track editor feature where gamers create their own in-game track designs. For the second year in a row, video game maker Milestone conducted the popular Track Editor Contest where the winning prize was to bring one virtual track design to life during the 2023 championship – and Round 11 in Seattle will be inspired by the winning design from the video game track editor contest.
Supercross FanFest, an event within itself is returning to Seattle, the expansive outside footprint features first and foremost, unprecedented access to the sport’s biggest stars with an up-close and intimate view of their race bikes and team rigs. Also featured will be Monster Energy exhibitions, a Monster Energy Supercross – the Official Video Game 6 display where fans can play the game, an interactive FLY Racing pump track for the little ones, sponsor displays, photo opportunity set ups, plus food and beverages. As the name implies, FanFest is a festival for the fans and has become a major part of the Supercross experience where fans can jump back and forth between the paddock and the stadium to also watch practice and qualifying. FanFest passes are priced at $15 each.
This past off-season, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship became part of the 31-event SuperMotocross World ChampionshipTM that also includes the AMA Pro Motocross Championship. The overseeing entity, the SuperMotocross League, will unify the unique elements of the two seasons—athletes, race teams, sponsors, organizers, and most importantly the fans—and combine the best of both forms of racing: the profound technical skill and precision needed to excel in Supercross, and the sheer speed and endurance required for success in Pro Motocross. This new form of racing is defined by what will become the world’s most challenging tracks—designed to test athletes both physically and mentally. Race teams and manufacturers will be faced with the new challenge of finding the right balance in their bike and suspension set ups, one that is best suited for combined stadium and outdoor track elements. As a result, fans’ perceptions will be challenged when they watch the world’s best racers compete on a track requiring a new, combined skillset to win.
After the Monster Energy AMA Supercross and AMA Pro Motocross seasons conclude, the SuperMotocross World Championship will feature a two round playoff and then SuperMotocross World Championship Final that seeds the top 22 racers (both classes) in combined points from both championships, for one final contest. Venues for the SuperMotocross World Championship playoff rounds and ticketing information will be released shortly.
All 17 rounds of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will be streamed live domestically on Peacock, while broadcast coverage will be shared between NBC, USA Network, and CNBC. The complete television schedule and broadcast talent line up will be released closer to the start of the season.