ANAHEIM, Calif. (January 6, 2023) – Throughout a press occasion for the opening spherical of the Monster Vitality AMA Supercross Championship and subsequently, the SuperMotocross World Championship, the SuperMotocross League introduced that zMAX Dragway and Chicagoland Speedway will host the first-ever SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff Rounds in September after the Monster Vitality AMA Supercross Championship and AMA Professional Motocross Championship each conclude.
SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff 1 will happen on Saturday, September 9 at zMAX Dragway in Harmony, North Carolina and Playoff 2 will happen on Saturday, September 23 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Illinois As beforehand introduced, the SuperMotocross World Championship Remaining will happen on Saturday, October 14, in Los Angeles on the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
“The design from the get-go was to guarantee that every a part of the nation was represented so followers would have a possibility to expertise SuperMotocross first-hand,” mentioned Dave Prater, Vice President of Supercross, Feld Motor Sports activities. “It was essential to have one playoff within the East, a second within the Midwest, after which the ultimate on the West Coast making every spherical simply accessible to every area. zMAX Dragway, Chicagoland Speedway and the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum all present the proper footprint to create world-class SuperMotocross tracks and a one-of-a-kind fan expertise that may mix components from each Supercross and Professional Motocross.”
zMAX Dragway is located adjoining to Charlotte Motor Speedway in Harmony and is the world’s first four-lane dragway. Inbuilt 2008, zMAX is taken into account the “Bellagio of Dragstrips” for its expansive structure, massive capability grandstands and 40 luxurious suites. zMAX goes to supply a structure the place our observe builders can create lanes suited to grandstand and suite viewing whereas additionally permitting followers to “line the fence” as they usually would at an out of doors Professional Motocross occasion.
“Innovation and leisure are on the core of all the things we do, so including a SuperMotocross occasion to our portfolio at zMAX Dragway simply is smart,” mentioned Charlotte Motor Speedway Government Vice President and Basic Supervisor Greg Walter. “Followers who go to us count on huge motion and large enjoyable, and that’s precisely what SuperMotocross gives. We couldn’t be extra excited to make some Playoff historical past in September.”
Chicagoland Speedway sits proper exterior of Chicago in Joliet and can be simply accessible for followers touring by automotive or airplane with its central location and a number of airports. The 1.5 Mile D-shaped tri-oval Speedway sits on over 900 acres of land which is able to present sufficient room for the observe builders to get artistic with the structure. Being a world-class facility, Chicagoland gives all the trendy facilities motorsports followers count on when buying an occasion ticket. Chicagoland Speedway isn’t any stranger to marquee occasions as they hosted Indy Automobile Collection races for greater than 10 years and NASCAR Cup Collection races for practically 20 years.
“As a proud associate of Supercross at Daytona Worldwide Speedway for over 50 years, we sit up for welcoming the first-ever SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs to the Midwest at Chicagoland Speedway,” mentioned Chip Wile, senior vice chairman and chief observe properties officer, NASCAR. “With an exciting season of motorsports forward, we’re excited to see riders return to Daytona and Chicagoland for intense two-wheel motion this season.”
One of the best of each worlds, the SuperMotocross World Championship goes to boast first of its variety observe designs that may make the most of a novel mixture of each Supercross and Motocross obstacles. Every observe structure can be distinctive unto itself however embody 5 basic, but important components of each disciplines – huge air, lengthy rhythm sections, rollers, quick straightaways, and elevation.
The SuperMotocross World Championship playoff races and remaining will function underneath a two-moto format for each the 450cc class and 250cc class. Every moto can be 20 minutes, plus one lap, through which Olympic Scoring will decide an total ending place for which SuperMotocross Championship factors can be awarded.
The SuperMotocross World Championship sequence will boast the game’s largest payout of $10 million over the course of the complete 31-event season. Prize cash is being added to each the Supercross and Professional Motocross Championships, leaving $5.5 million up for grabs for the playoffs and remaining. A assured $1 million will go to the 450cc champion and $500,000 to the 250cc champion.
All 17 rounds of the 2023 Monster Vitality AMA Supercross Championship and 11 rounds of the Professional Motocross Championship are on sale. Tickets for the SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff Rounds and Remaining will go on pre-sale, Tuesday, January 31, adopted by public on-sale Tuesday, February 7. Enroll right here to turn into a precedence buyer and be taught extra about these occasions as they go on sale – SuperMotocross Precedence Signal-up. To buy tickets and keep updated on the newest information and highlights, go to SuperMotocross.com, SupercrossLIVE.com or ProMotocross.com.