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AMA Supercross Championship is a Motorcycle Racing competition founded by the American Motorcyclist Association. The Supercross Championship races are held from January through early May. Supercross is a variant of motocross. The tracks of Supercross are usually constructed inside a stadium. The accessibility and comfort of these stadiums improved the popularity of Supercross over the motocross championship in the United States. The fans of Supercross are now spread around the world. Eli Tomac is the current champion of the AMA Supercross Championship.
AMA Supercross Round 1 Details: Houston Texas
ROUND 1 / Houston, TX / Jan 16, 2021
One NRG Park
Houston, TX 77054
250SX E | 450SX
FanFest Open: 11:00 AM CT
Stadium Open for Qualifying: 1:00 PM CT
Stadium Open for Race: 3:30 PM CT
Opening Ceremonies: 4:30 PM CT
AMA Supercross 2021
The first event of the Supercross will kick off at the NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas on 16 January 2021 for a three-race stint. The event is expected to be one of the greatest sporting events of 2021. The action and excitement will certainly continue till May, as the competition is fierce as always. The event tickets can be purchased right away online or in-person as the full schedule has been updated. Fans from any corner of the world can enjoy the event live as many cable channels and streaming services will stream the grand event live.
Championship: Monster Energy AMA Supercross 2021
Start Date: Saturday, January 16, 2021
End Date: Saturday, May 1, 2021
TV Channel: NBC (USA) and Supercross Video Pass (Outside)
Live Stream: fuboTV (Watch for free)
The premier class, or the 450cc Class, consists of 17 rounds, and the best riders of this sport compete there. Other two classes, 250cc West Class and 250cc East Class have nine rounds each. An East-West shootout is held to end the race season. Maximum of twenty racers can participate together on an AMA Supercross track. So, multiple time-trials and heats sum up the whole day of a certain race.
2021 Monster Energy Supercross Schedule – ROUNDS 1-17
- ROUND 1 – Saturday, January 16 | Houston, TX (E) | NRG Stadium
- ROUND 2 – Tuesday, January 19 | Houston, TX (E) | NRG Stadium
- ROUND 3 – Saturday, January 23 | Houston, TX (E) | NRG Stadium
- ROUND 4 – Saturday, January 30 | Indianapolis, IN (E) | Lucas Oil Stadium
- ROUND 5 – Tuesday, February 2 | Indianapolis, IN (E) | Lucas Oil Stadium
- ROUND 6 – Saturday, February 6 | Indianapolis, IN (E) | Lucas Oil Stadium
- ROUND 7 – Saturday, February 13 | Orlando, FL (E) | Camping World Stadium
- ROUND 8 – Saturday, February 20 | Orlando, FL (W) | Camping World Stadium
- ROUND 9 – Saturday, March 6 | Daytona Beach, FL (W) | Daytona Intl. Speedway
- ROUND 10 – Saturday, March 13 | Arlington, TX (W) | AT&T Stadium
- ROUND 11 – Tuesday, March 16 | Arlington, TX (W) | AT&T Stadium
- ROUND 12 – Saturday, March 20 | Arlington, TX (W) | AT&T Stadium
- ROUND 13 – Saturday, April 10 | Atlanta, GA (W) | Atlanta Motor Speedway
- ROUND 14 – Tuesday, April 13 | Atlanta, GA (W) | Atlanta Motor Speedway
- ROUND 15 – Saturday, April 17 | Atlanta, GA (W) | Atlanta Motor Speedway
- ROUND 16 – Saturday, April 24 | Salt Lake City, UT (E) | Rice-Eccles Stadium
- ROUND 17 – Saturday, May 1 | Salt Lake City, UT (E/W) | Rice-Eccles Stadium
At a Glance
- Category: Motorcycle racing
- Country: United States
- Inaugural season: 1974
- Classes: 450SX, 250SX East, 250SX West, KTM Junior
- Riders: 50
- Constructors: Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki, Yamaha
- Riders’ champion: Eli Tomac
- Teams’ champion: Monster Energy Kawasaki
AMA Supercross 2020 Overview
AMA Supercross, an FIM World Champion, is undisputedly the top Supercross series occasion in the world and attracts elite cyclist skill from every edge of the globe. The AMA Supercross Championship is presented in the 450SX class, which primarily includes four-stroke 450cc innovation. The 250SX course, which showcases cyclists on four-stroke 250cc motorbikes, is divided into U.S. eastern and also western local departments, each awarding its own title.
For many years, the fight for the title has actually been a brutal one with only the boldest motorcyclists prevailing. The all-time AMA Supercross 450 champ leader board is topped by the great Jeremy McGrath with 72 victories, complied with by James Stewart with 50 victories as well as Ricky Carmichael with 48.
Although this series was meant to be held in 17 different tracks in 16 cities all around the USA, Covid-19 pandemic pushed the whole season to one single stadium. The pandemic situation stopped all the events of motorcycle racing for 85 days. All the races took place at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the concluding race was scheduled to be held.
The AMA Supercross begins in early January and continues up to May. The whole event is divided into 17 rounds in the 450cc class, and 9 rounds in the East and West Division of the 250cc class. Each meet is structured with two heat races and a consolidation race in each class. Each heat race is 6 minutes plus one lap in both classes. 20 riders participate in each heat race and 9 of them qualify for the next feature. The other 22 riders from these two heat races are relegated to the consolidation race, which is known as the Last Chance Qualifier. The Last Chance Qualifier is 5 minutes plus one lap and the top 4 riders advance to the final.
The first-ever motocross race took place in a race track at the Buffalo Stadium in the Paris suburb of Montrouge, France in 1948. Amid the increasing popularity of the sport, a professional motocross race was added to the Daytona Beach Bike Week schedule in 1971. The 1972 event was held at the Daytona International Speedway on a constructed track. A 1972 race held in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum really paved the way for stadium-based and constructed-track motocross events. The event was promoted by then-president of AMA Terry Tiernan and 16-year-old Marty Tripes won the event. The event was billed as the “Superbowl of Motocross” which coined the term “Supercross” for the first time. The second edition of the event was even a greater success which led to the eventual development of the AMA Supercross championship held in tracks across the United States and Canada.
The schedule of the motocross has compacted more and more throughout the years. Initially, the schedule was set to run from February to May, which was compacted to January to June by 1986. The present calendar was adopted in 2000 and it compacts the schedule from January to May. The AMA Motocross Championship begins after the completion of the Supercross.
Three Supercross Championships are awarded by the American Motorcyclist Association each year: the 450cc, and both East and West Division of the 250cc. The 450cc award is considered to be the most prestigious of them all. The final race of the competition is known as the Monster Energy Cup since 2011 for sponsorship reasons. This event has been held at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas since 2011. The rider who wins all three awards gets a purse of US $1 million.
History of the Race:
1948: In this year, the first ever motocross race on a stadium-based race track was held on 28 August. It took place at Buffalo Stadium in Montrouge, Paris.
1971: Noticing the overwhelming popularity of motocross, Bill France decided to include a professional motocross race to the Daytona Beach Bike Week schedule.
1972: The professional motocross race was held on the grass surface at Daytona International Speedway. Mark Blackwell and Jimmy Weinert won the 500 class and 250 class races respectively.
The AMA president of that time, Terry Tierman, and Mike Goodwin promoted a motocross race called the “Super Bowl of Motocross” in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. This title leads to the term “Supercross”. Teenager Marty Tripes won the race.
This race was the base of the AMA Supercross championships. At one point, Motocross and Supercross was separated as the different forms of motorcycle racing. Supercross races were promoted by different promoters in different regions. Mike Goodwin promoted in the West, Super Sports in the East, Pace Motorsports in the Midwest and Southwest. Daytona International Speedway promoted its own race.
1980s: Mickey Thompson Entertainment Group (MTEG) started to promote in the West region. In 1985, the Supercross schedule started to coincide with the Motocross schedule, and continued from February till November. In 1986, the schedule became more compact, and the Supercross series was scheduled in the first half of the year.
1990s: MTEG went bankrupt, and Pace replaced Super Sport as the primary promoter of AMA Supercross. In 1998, SFX Entertainment bought Pace, and two years later, Clear Channel bought SFX Entertainment. In 1998, Supercross series format changed again. It started in January and ended in May, which format is still going on. Races would take place weekly. Only the Easter weekend was the off-week.
2000s: Since 2008, Feld International has been promoting the championship. NASCAR Holdings promotes only the Daytona round. Supercross schedule was slightly modified, starting between 3 January and 9 January (the Saturday after the first Thursday of January) in Los Angeles, and ending in Las Vegas in early May. After finishing the “indoor season” or the Supercross series, the AMA Motocross Championship “outdoor season” would start.
AMA started to arrange three Supercross Championships every year. The 450cc Championship was then known as 250cc two-stroke. Two 250cc championships were arranged in East and West divisions separately, both as 125cc two-stroke. Until 2006, the motorcycles were based on two-stroke engines. Then those were replaced by four-stroke engines. From 2007, the 450cc Class was known as “Supercross” and 250cc Class as “Supercross Lites”.
2010s: Monster Energy Cup, the final race of the season, has been held at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. The winner of all three featured races wins a million-dollar purse. In 2013, the traditional names of the championships returned: 450cc and 250 cc. Those are known as MX1 and MX2 in Europe. The most prestigious champion in the season is obviously the 450cc Champion.
Previous Supercross Champions
Year | 450SX Winner | 250SX East Winner | 250SX West Winner
- 2020 Eli Tomac Chase Sexton Dylan Ferrandis
- 2019 Cooper Webb Chase Sexton Dylan Ferrandis
- 2018 Jason Anderson Zach Osborne Aaron Plessinger
- 2017 Ryan Dungey Zach Osborne Justin Hill
- 2016 Ryan Dungey Malcolm Stewart Cooper Webb
- 2015 Ryan Dungey Marvin Musquin Cooper Webb
- 2014 Ryan Villopoto Justin Bogle Jason Anderson
- 2013 Ryan Villopoto Wil Hahn Ken Roczen
- 2012 Ryan Villopoto Justin Barcia Eli Tomac
- 2011 Ryan Villopoto Justin Barcia Broc Tickle
- 2010 Ryan Dungey Christophe Pourcel Jake Weimer
- 2009 James Stewart Christophe Pourcel Ryan Dungey
- 2008 Chad Reed Trey Canard Jason Lawrence
- 2007 James Stewart Ben Townley Ryan Villopoto
- 2006 Ricky Carmichael Davi Millsaps Grant Langston
- 2005 Ricky Carmichael Grant Langston Ivan Tedesco
- 2004 Chad Reed James Stewart Ivan Tedesco
- 2003 Ricky Carmicahel Branden Jesseman James Stewart
- 2002 Ricky Carmichael Chad Reed Travis Preston
- 2001 Ricky Carmichael Travis Pastrana Ernesto Fonseca
- 2000 Jeremy McGrath Stephane Roncada Shae Bentley
- 1999 Jeremy McGrath Ernesto Fonseca Nathan Ramsey
- 1998 Jeremy McGrath Ricky Carmichael John Dowd
- 1997 Jeff Emig Tim Ferry Kevin Windham
- 1996 Jeremy McGrath Mickael Pichon Kevin Windham
- 1995 Jeremy McGrath Michael Pichon Damon Huffman
- 1994 Jeremy McGrath Ezra Lusk Damon Huffman
- 1993 Jeremy McGrath Doug Henry Jimmy Gaddis
- 1992 Jeff Stanton Brian Swink Jeremy McGrath
- 1991 Jean-Michel Bayle Brian Swink Jeremy McGrath
- 1990 Jeff Stanton Denny Stephenson Ty Davis
- 1989 Jeff Stanton Damon Bradshaw Jeff Matiasevich
- 1988 Rick Johnson Todd DeHoop Jeff Matiasevich
- 1987 Jeff Ward Ron Tichenor Willie Surratt
- 1986 Rick Johnson Keith Turpin Donny Schmit
- 1985 Jeff Ward Eddie Warren Bobby Moore
- 1984 Johnny O’Mara
- 1983 David Bailey
- 1982 Donnie Hansen
- 1981 Mark Barnett
- 1980 Mike Bell
- 1979 Bob Hannah
- 1978 Bob Hannah
- 1977 Bob Hannah
- 1976 Jim Weinert
- 1975 Jim Ellis
- 1974 Pierre Karsmakers
Currently, AMA Supercross tracks have been made inside sophisticated stadiums. It creates comfort and attraction among the spectators, and has been engaging them as the consumers of this sport since the late 1970s. This series takes place in 14 major stadiums and a permanent racing circuit. This high-speed racing always attracts the audience and fans. Although it is a very risky and dangerous sport, the competitors always try to give their fans a breathtaking experience of the race. This sport demands higher level of dedication and skill, so that the riders can have a great battle on the track.