This weekend in San Diego, California, Monster Vitality AMA Supercross will race at Snapdragon Stadium for the primary time. In doing so, it is going to be the eleventh totally different new venue the collection has visited within the final decade. That acquired us considering again on the different latest venues that supercross has been introduced within in current occasions, so right now we glance again at a few of them.
Observe that not all of those stadiums or venues are essentially brand-new services, however slightly that Monster Vitality AMA Supercross had not raced at a few of these locations till very lately. Additionally observe that the SuperMotocross World Championship (SMX) may also go to zMAX Dragway in Harmony, North Carolina, and Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois for the primary time ever later this 12 months, however we didn’t embody these on our checklist. So with out additional ado, listed here are the 11 most up-to-date “new” venues to be added to the Monster Vitality AMA Supercross schedule.
San Diego will host supercross in what technically is its third ever venue this weekend. The collection first visited San Diego in 1980 in what was then Jack Murphy Stadium and raced in that venue by 2014 in what finally turned often known as Qualcomm Stadium. The collection then went to Petco Park in downtown San Diego from 2015 onwards till this 12 months.
Snapdragon Stadium is constructed only a few hundred toes away from the place Qualcomm Stadium was, however the outdated venue was torn down in 2020. Due to the situation although, this weekend’s race will definitely really feel like a throwback for locals who can hop on the trolley into Mission Valley or hand around in the big parking zone across the stadium once more.
Whereas the COVID-19 pandemic was at its peak, Feld Motor Sports activities needed to pivot their technique for the 2021 season and selected to have solely seven venues host a number of supercross races at a time. In got here Atlanta Motor Speedway in a little bit of a twist because the inventory automobile racing observe held rounds 13-15 of 2021. Since then, the venue has caught and remained on the schedule, internet hosting the 250SX East/West Showdown in 2022 and persevering with now as a 250SX East spherical in 2023.
The power is exclusive in that it creates an enormous flooring area to construct a observe on. Provided that it is usually a speedway, it creates an analogous vibe to the Daytona Supercross with the grandstands being the entrance stretch of the speedway and spanning a protracted distance from one finish of the observe to the opposite.