Ready to kick off the hear with high flying competitive fun? Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, kicks off their 2018 season this Saturday, January 6th at Angel Stadium in Anaheim. The 2018 season will be the most exciting of all-time as a new era will change the battleground forever with several new format changes to the most competitive and highest-profile motorcycle racing championship in the world that has entertained millions of fans for 43 years!
The AMA Supercross Championship is an American motorcycle racing series. Founded by the American Motorcyclist Association in 1974, the AMA Supercross Championship races are held from January through early May. Supercross is an offshoot of the sport of motocross, which takes place on natural terrain. Supercross racing, while related, involves off-road motorcycles on an artificial, man-made dirt track consisting of steep jumps and obstacles. Families will enjoy the competition and high flying racers competing for first place.
For the first time in over two decades, the 2018 season will debut an all-new points system to evenly allocate points over all 22 finishing positions. While the gap between 1st, 2nd and 3rd has not changed, the new points system will ensure that the race to the championship will be much more competitive throughout the season as the reward is greater for a better finish.
Also the elimination of semi races in qualifying for the Main Event will add further pressure to qualify as the world’s most elite endurance athletes will have just two chances to ensure a spot in the Main Event through one of two heat races or a last chance qualifier (LCQ). This year, the Top 9 in each heat will qualify directly into the Main Event while positions 10-20 will have one last chance to make it through the LCQ. Previously, only five positions would transfer to the Main Event from the heat races and all others would be transferred to a semi race. Eliminating the semi races will make for longer heat races and last chance qualifiers, allowing for more intense battles on the track for the fans.
The most anticipated change in 2018 will be the introduction of the Monster Energy Supercross Triple Crown, a three-city Monster Energy Cup-style showdown hosted at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on January 20 (along with events in Atlanta & Minneapolis) where both the 250SX and 450SX Classes will compete in three Main Events. Qualifying races will deduce the field to the top 22 riders in each class and the 250SX Class will compete in 6-, 10- and 12-minute Main Events, while the 450SX Class will compete in 8-, 12- and 15-minute Main Events. An Olympic-style scoring method will be used to determine an overall winner in each class from all three Main Events where the lowest combined score at the end will be awarded the overall win.
Another 2018 season change includes the addition of the Supercross Amateur racing events in select markets including Angel Stadium of Anaheim on Sunday, January 20, which will give amateur athletes in 27 classes their only chance to compete in the same venue on the same weekend as all of the professional Supercross riders.
Monster Energy Supercross
Angels Stadium of Anaheim
Saturday, January 6th
Tickets start at $20 per person
Doors to the event open at 12:00pm. In the stadium, you’ll be able to see practice and qualifying rounds
Pit Party: 2:00pm – 6:00pm: For $10, enter the Pit Party where you’ll have the opportunity to meet some of the riders, take photos, purchase merchandise and more.
Show time: 6:30pm
There is still time to reserve your tickets. For more information and how to purchase tickets, visit https://www.supercrosslive.com/.