10 Things To Do on Supercross Finals Weekend
Whether you're in Vegas or not, here are a few extra suggestions on how to spend your weekend during the Supercross finals.
Friday, May 3rd
1. Pre-Race Press Conference
This one will be broadcast at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT, and fans can log on to http://www.SupercrossOnline.com/SupercrossLive to watch the live stream as the top three 450SX riders (Villopoto, Millsaps, and Dungey), and regional 250SX riders will break down this weekend’s race.
2. Score Autographs
From 7:30-8:30pm, get autographs from the Dodge Motorsports / Sycuan Casino / Hart & Huntington / Bel Ray Racing Team at the Hart and Huntington Tattoo Las Vegas in the Hard Rock Casino. It's at 4455 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89169. Expected guests include Ricky Carmichael, Carey Hart, Broc Tickle, and Josh Hill with special guests Mike Mason and Bobby Lee.
If you want to do something wildly different, head to the Orleans to check out Endurocross crowd. Tickets? Check here. http://www.orleansarena.com/event-calendar/geico-endurocross-summer-2013
If you can't make it in person, you can watch a live webcast at www.EnduroCross.com and www.DirtRider.com websites or the Motor Trend YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/motortrend).
4. Hang out with DC athletes at the 1 Oak club at the Mirage
Check the flyer below. Nate? MC? Maddo? That sounds like a good time.
Saturday, May 4th
Saturday will be a wide-open end to the 2013 Monster Energy Supercross season. Just remember that the usual practice and race schedule has been bumped up by a half-hour. The schedule's below.
2013 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship
Schedule of Events For: Las Vegas
In each class, the 40 fastest riders from Timed Qualifying will advance to the evening program (the Fast 40). Alternates may be added to the evening program.
In the 450SX Class only, a rider who is currently in the Top 10 in points that fails to make the Fast 40 will be placed as 21st gate pick in the first heat race.
10:45 am – 11:00 am KTM Junior Riders Meeting (KTM Trailer)
10:30 am - 11:00 am Rider's Track Walk
11:00 am – 11:15 pm Riders Meeting (Mandatory)
11:15 pm - 11:30 pm Chapel Service
12:00 pm - 12:08 pm 250SX C Free Practice
12:10 pm - 12:18 pm 250SX East Free Practice
12:20 pm - 12:28 pm 250SX West Free Practice
12:30 pm - 12:38 pm 450SX Group A Free Practice
12:40 pm – 12:48 pm 450SX Group B Free Practice
12:50 pm – 1:00 pm Track Maintenance
1:00 pm - 1:10 pm 250SX Group C Qualifying Practice
1:15 pm - 1:25 pm 250SX East Qualifying Practice
1:30 pm - 1:40 pm 250SX West Qualifying Practice
1:45 pm - 1:55 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying Practice
2:00 pm - 2:10 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying Practice
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm KTM Junior Exhibition Practice
2:30 pm - 2:40 pm Promoter Track Walk
2:40 pm – 2:55 pm Track Maintenance
2:55 pm – 3:05 pm 250SX Group C Qualifying Practice
3:10 pm - 3:20 pm 250SX East Qualifying Practice
3:25 pm - 3:35 pm 250SX West Qualifying Practice
3:40 pm – 3:50 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying Practice
3:55 pm – 4:05 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying Practice
4:10 pm – 4:25 pm KTM Junior Exhibition Practice
4:25 pm – 4:35 pm Promoter Track Walk
4:35 pm – 6:15 pm Track Maintenance
6:30 pm – 7:00 pm Opening Ceremonies
7:00 pm – 7:20 pm 250SX East Main Event – 15 Laps, 20 Riders (1-9 to Shootout, 10-20 to LCQ)
7:20 pm – 7:30 pm 250SX East Victory Circle
7:30 pm – 7:50 pm 250SX West Main Event – 15 Laps, 20 Riders (1-9 to Shootout, 10-20 to LCQ)
7:50 pm – 8:00 pm 250SX West Victory Circle
8:00 pm – 8:15 pm 450SX Heat #1 – 8 Laps, 20 Riders (1-9 to Main Event, 10-20 to LCQ)
8:15 pm – 8:30 pm 450SX Heat #2 – 8 Laps, 20 Riders (1-9 to Main Event, 10-20 to LCQ)
8:30 pm – 8:45 pm KTM Junior Supercross Exhibition – 3 Laps, 15 Riders
8:45 pm – 8:55 pm Intermission
8:55 pm – 9:05 pm 250SX Last Chance Qualifier – 4 Laps, 22 Riders (1-2 to Main)
9:05 pm – 9:15 pm 450SX Last Chance Qualifier – 6 Laps, 22 Riders (1-2 to Main)
9:15 pm – 9:20 pm Track Maintenance
9:20 pm – 9:25 pm 250SX Parade Lap
9:25 pm – 9:40 pm 250SX East/West Shootout – 10 Laps, 20 Riders
9:40 pm – 9:50 pm 250SX East/West Shootout Victory Circle
9:50 pm – 9:55 pm 450SX Parade Lap
9:55 pm – 10:15 pm 450SX Main Event – 20 Laps, 20 Riders
10:15 pm – 10:30 pm 450SX Victory Circle
6. Supercross Live
Supercross LIVE! will feature an extended three-hour and forty-five minute mid-raceday program from 1:15 – 5:00 p.m. local time directly from Las Vegas this weekend due to raceday schedule changes for final round. Hosts, Jim Holley, a former World Supercross Champion, and Kevin Barnett, a former member of the U.S. Men’s Olympic Volleyball Team and professional broadcaster, will provide in-depth analysis of the afternoon’s practice and qualifying sessions as the riders and teams prepare for the night's racing.
Sunday, May 6th
7. Watch the hour-long Supercross "Changing of the Guard" feature on CBS
It will broadcast at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT (check your local listings).
According to a PR we received, "The new era of Monster Energy Supercross has begun with the four riders – Ryan Villopoto, Davi Millsaps, Ryan Dungey and Justin Barcia – responsible for the Changing of the Guard. CBS will showcase how these athletes ascended to the top of the sport in 2013 and set the tone for a bright future in one of the world’s most captivating forms competiton."
You can check out the trailer for it here.
8. MiniMoto SX
Need more action? How about the home of the loudest (and trickest) bikes around, the 2013 GEICO MiniMotoSX. Ashley Fiolek will be in action aboard a Team YCF mini, and there are eight adult classes and three youth classes as well as a Women’s class. New for 2013, electric bikes are eligible to compete in the appropriate classes based on wheel size and wheelbase. Race entry and event info can be found at www.minimotosx.com.
9. Start the countdown to the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship season.
10. Start the countdown to the 2014 Monster Energy Supercross season.