Resumed SX Schedule Details Announced

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5/14/2020 2:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/14/2020 2:59 PM

https://www.supercrosslive.com/news/resuming-racing-salt-lake-city-may-31

450SX Class - 40 Riders based on current point standings and 2020 top 100 number or combined season qualifying results
250SX Class - 40 Riders based on current point standings and 2020 top 100 number or combined season qualifying results
Two qualifying sessions will be held for gate pick
250SX Class – Two Heat Races and a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)
450SX Class - Two Heat Races and a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)
250SX Class Main Event
450SX Class Main Event

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Round 11 (East)
Sunday, May 31 | 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET on NBCSN then 4:00 – 6:00 ET on NBC
Round 12 (East)
Wednesday, June 3 | 10:00 pm – 1:00 am ET on NBCSN
Round 13 (East)
Sunday, June 7 | 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 14 (West)
Wednesday, June 10 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 15 (West)
Sunday, June 14 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 16 (East)
Wednesday, June 17 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 17 (East/West)
Sunday, June 21 | 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET on NBCSN then 4:30 – 6:00 ET on NBC
*TV schedule subject to change.

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5/14/2020 3:09 PM

WoW. Seven Utah Rds.. Hope they get creative and bring in some different dirt thru out the rds..

Just glad we're back tho!!

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5/14/2020 3:10 PM

Stoked!

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5/14/2020 3:10 PM

This'll be nuts, riders quarantined in SLC for a month, no time to rest/heal. Gonna be a wild finish. ET3, ET3, ET3,...!

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5/14/2020 3:15 PM

If any pros would like to ride at OCA hit me up

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5/14/2020 3:18 PM

Will Wednesday and Sunday be the same layout, or will all 7 rounds have a unique layout

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5/14/2020 3:21 PM

SUPERCROSS EVERY 3 DAYS. I’m not upset one bit.

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5/14/2020 3:28 PM

Bummed its not in Glendale (its a better track). But very glad to be back to racing.

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5/14/2020 3:29 PM

I’m glad they’re getting back to it.
I hope somehow they’ll mix up the tracks as 7 at the same place, same dirt, aside from the weather will be an interesting deal, though the same for Every1.
Due to the extreme closeness of Races, hopefully all involved will remain healthy, which that in itself will & can prove to be a tall order, again, same for Every1!!
As Championships go, this years will have that Asterisk along with many other Sports, but that’s Racing.
Definitely a challenge on top of the Racing itself!!
Good luck to ALL👍

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5/14/2020 3:29 PM

It better still be on NBS Sports Gold package!

Time to celebrate!

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5/14/2020 3:32 PM

I can’t freakin wait, I’ve missed racing so bad lol. Man I hope Tomac can be consistent two times a week instead of just one lol I’m ready to see him wrap this championship up!

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5/14/2020 3:33 PM

......without fans in attendance.

Can we please get loud piped in/canned booing over the PA system so Ferrandis will feel at home in those remaining West rounds?
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5/14/2020 3:34 PM

Indian_Dunes_4ever wrote:

It better still be on NBS Sports Gold package!

Time to celebrate!

It is.

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5/14/2020 3:34 PM

Well now we're talkin! This will take a lot of the grief of being stuck at home away, 2 races a week for the next 3+ weeks.

Time to rejoice!!!

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5/14/2020 3:35 PM

If someone knows the facts of the question I am asking that would be great. Did the riders get to have any input into this schedule and the repetition of the races so close together. I can't answer that question because its far beyond my level of fitness and whats needed for recovery.
Maybe its not mine or anybody's business but I thought I would ask. Having a week off between and injury to heal is better than 3 days and then heading into the outdoors if its run who could be left out because of healing up from and injury they had to ride through in the final SX races. Thats just my opinion.

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5/14/2020 3:36 PM

or combined season qualifying (What do they mean with this?)

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5/14/2020 3:39 PM

Wow, this is going to be a racing feast:

Round 11 (East) – Sunday, May 31 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm ET on NBCSN then 4:00 – 6:00 ET on NBC

Round 12 (East) – Wednesday, June 3 10:00 pm – 1:00 am ET on NBCSN

Round 13 (East) – Sunday, June 7 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm ET on NBCSN

Round 14 (West) – Wednesday, June 10 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN

Round 15 (West) – Sunday, June 14 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN

Round 16 (East) – Wednesday, June 17 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN

Round 17 (East/West) – Sunday, June 21 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm ET on NBCSN then 4:30 – 6:00 ET on NBC

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5/14/2020 3:39 PM

MXMattii wrote:

or combined season qualifying (What do they mean with this?)

I guess because there are not going to be 40 riders in each class that either have points or a number below 100. So the next criteria will be where they qualified on average

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5/14/2020 3:40 PM

Mr. Info wrote:

If someone knows the facts of the question I am asking that would be great. Did the riders get to have any input into this schedule and the repetition of the races so close together. I can't answer that question because its far beyond my level of fitness and whats needed for recovery.
Maybe its not mine or anybody's business but I thought I would ask. Having a week off between and injury to heal is better than 3 days and then heading into the outdoors if its run who could be left out because of healing up from and injury they had to ride through in the final SX races. Thats just my opinion.

I feel like they only really get 1-2 days off a week as is and those are for travel.

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5/14/2020 3:44 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/14/2020 3:47 PM

Mr. Info wrote:

If someone knows the facts of the question I am asking that would be great. Did the riders get to have any input into this schedule and the repetition of the races so close together. I can't answer that question because its far beyond my level of fitness and whats needed for recovery.
Maybe its not mine or anybody's business but I thought I would ask. Having a week off between and injury to heal is better than 3 days and then heading into the outdoors if its run who could be left out because of healing up from and injury they had to ride through in the final SX races. Thats just my opinion.

Good question.

And I would assume most of the rider's contracts would require them to race those last rounds. It will be interesting to see if any riders don't participate.

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5/14/2020 3:48 PM

Mr. Info wrote:

If someone knows the facts of the question I am asking that would be great. Did the riders get to have any input into this schedule and the repetition of the races so close together. I can't answer that question because its far beyond my level of fitness and whats needed for recovery.
Maybe its not mine or anybody's business but I thought I would ask. Having a week off between and injury to heal is better than 3 days and then heading into the outdoors if its run who could be left out because of healing up from and injury they had to ride through in the final SX races. Thats just my opinion.

I say slow down the racing...make it more technical to minimize risk of injury. Good time to turn everything upside down.

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5/14/2020 3:56 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/14/2020 3:57 PM

The Lucky 3!

If I read, and more importantly understand the format correctly there's only one 250SX class that will be made up of the top 20 East and top 20 West riders for riders 40 total, that leaves the 450 class and only 37 riders have earned at least one point in 450's.

So who will be the Lucky 3?

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5/14/2020 4:00 PM
Edited Date/Time: 5/14/2020 4:01 PM

Mr. Info wrote:

If someone knows the facts of the question I am asking that would be great. Did the riders get to have any input into this schedule and the repetition of the races so close together. I can't answer that question because its far beyond my level of fitness and whats needed for recovery.
Maybe its not mine or anybody's business but I thought I would ask. Having a week off between and injury to heal is better than 3 days and then heading into the outdoors if its run who could be left out because of healing up from and injury they had to ride through in the final SX races. Thats just my opinion.

From my understanding, for the most part, the answer is, yes

I know there have been weekly conference calls with all of the team managers.
I know that some riders were contacted directly for input.
I know that this plan, or something similar, has been in the works for weeks, originally in Vegas, then a combo of Vegas and SLC, then to AZ and now SLC.

The riders ride for the teams, and the team managers were all on the conference calls each week. It's their jobs to keep their riders up to speed.

It'd be crazy to think there wasn't or isn't someone not happy, because making every rider, team, mechanic, etc...happy is an impossibility. You can hardly get a group of people to agree on pizza toppings, much less a plan like this.

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5/14/2020 4:03 PM

Monster Energy Supercross Set to Resume Racing in Salt Lake City on May 31

Seven Made-For-TV Races Without Fans Airing on NBC & NBCSN Will Aid in Getting the Industry Back to Work


Ellenton, Fla., (May 14, 2020) - Feld Entertainment, Inc. announced today that the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will resume racing at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah on May 31 and will run through June 21. The final seven, made-for-tv races will be broadcast on NBC networks without fans in attendance. The Utah Sports Commission, a longtime partner of Supercross, has coordinated our return to Utah.

Like all forms of sports, the Monster Energy Supercross Championship was abruptly halted in early March after completing ten rounds of the 17-round Championship. The last race was held on March 7 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla. where Monster Energy Kawasaki's Eli Tomac earned his fifth win of the season over top rival Team Honda HRC's Ken Roczen, both of whom are competing for their first premiere class title with only three points of separation.

The sports industry in the United States, like virtually all industries, is being severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Monster Energy Supercross fuels an entire industry and is the primary source of income for thousands, including competitors. With no events, the industry is in severe economic peril. It's important to the economic infrastructure to get back-to-work. Unlike other professional sports with guaranteed contracts, Supercross athletes, team personnel and many others involved in event and television production are independent contractors.

"We're excited to continue our work with Feld Entertainment, Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah, and the Utah Department of Health Services. Their continued support along with Utah's Governor Gary R. Herbert, have made it possible for Supercross' return to Utah," said Jeff Robbins, President and CEO, Utah Sports Commission. "We also look forward to showcasing Utah worldwide via Supercross' global footprint."

The responsible return to racing will provide guidelines and protocols to competitors and essential staff that complies with all federal, state and local health guidance and mandates. Mitigation efforts include mandated prescreening, testing, temperature checks, face masks, increased sanitation efforts and social distancing to limit contact among individuals executing the events.The stadium will assist with the implementation and execution of our plan. Supercross, in partnership with the Alpinestars Medical Unit, has a trained medical team of 7 professionals to assist on site.

The racing format has been adjusted to reduce the number of athletes to stay within the minimum requirements and a standard race format will be used for all seven rounds, except for the finale which will be an Eastern/Western Regional 250SX Class Showdown.

Supercross Race Format for Final Seven Rounds:
450SX Class - 40 Riders based on current point standings and 2020 top 100 number or combined season qualifying results
250SX Class - 40 Riders based on current point standings and 2020 top 100 number or combined season qualifying results
Two qualifying sessions will be held for gate pick
250SX Class - Two Heat Races and a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)
450SX Class - Two Heat Races and a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)
250SX Class Main Event
450SX Class Main Event

In the final seven races, three champions will be crowned - one in the 450SX Class and two in the 250SX Eastern and Western Regional Classes. It is the hope of the series that the final seven races will start to bring some normalcy to race fans by creating memorable experiences through the live television broadcast that continue to bring people together via a shared experience while also uplifting the human spirit, as all forms of sport do.

Supercross athletes have little to no contact as riders race solo against other competitors and wear several protective elements - full-face helmets that cover the mouth, goggles, gloves, jerseys and pants that leave little to no skin exposed, plus fully secured knee-high boots.

Supercross partners Oakley, Toyota and VP Racing Fuels have been lending their expertise to the medical community and first responders by developing and mass-producing protective shields, eyewear and hand sanitizer. This type of expertise that exists within the industry, coupled with Utah's leadership and Feld Entertainment's live event experience will all factor in to helping the industry get back to racing while aiding in the recovery and healing process nationwide.

NBC and NBCSN Television Schedule:
Round 11 (East) - Sunday, May 31 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm ET on NBCSN then 4:00 - 6:00 ET on NBC
Round 12 (East) - Wednesday, June 3 10:00 pm - 1:00 am ET on NBCSN
Round 13 (East) - Sunday, June 7 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 14 (West) - Wednesday, June 10 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 15 (West) - Sunday, June 14 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 16 (East) - Wednesday, June 17 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm ET on NBCSN
Round 17 (East/West) - Sunday, June 21 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm ET on NBCSN then 4:30 - 6:00 ET on NBC

*TV schedule subject to change.

NBC Sports will present the final seven, made-for-TV races across NBC, NBCSN & NBCSports.com. Races will also be available to domestic livestream subscribers via the NBC Sports Gold "Supercross Pass" and internationally via the Supercross Video Pass.

For more information on either one of these livestream options please visit NBCSports.com/Gold or SupercrossLIVE.tv.

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5/14/2020 4:05 PM

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5/14/2020 4:07 PM

Dave I agree but I thought asking was a legit question because we have always here stories about riders being left out. Its going to put a strain on everyone thats for sure.

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5/14/2020 4:15 PM

With one in five people unemployed and the economy headed to a great depression, I seriously hope no one is going to complain about getting paid to race their dirtbike every 3 days.

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5/14/2020 4:15 PM

dnf736 wrote:

The Lucky 3!

If I read, and more importantly understand the format correctly there's only one 250SX class that will be made up of the top 20 East and top 20 West riders for riders 40 total, that leaves the 450 class and only 37 riders have earned at least one point in 450's.

So who will be the Lucky 3?

As I understand it, it will be 40 riders per coast not combined.

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5/14/2020 4:16 PM

917 wrote:

SUPERCROSS EVERY 3 DAYS. I’m not upset one bit.

I kinda agree, but damn wednesday night gonna fuck my weekly schedule so hard (from EU btw).

Anyways, a lot of people didn't believe there would be any sx this year, I am so happy we fans get to see our final 7 rounds. No excuses anymore, packed schedule and we gotta see Kenny or Eli finally getting it done. LET'S FUCKING GO!

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5/14/2020 4:22 PM

dnf736 wrote:

The Lucky 3!

If I read, and more importantly understand the format correctly there's only one 250SX class that will be made up of the top 20 East and top 20 West riders for riders 40 total, that leaves the 450 class and only 37 riders have earned at least one point in 450's.

So who will be the Lucky 3?

aeffertz wrote:

As I understand it, it will be 40 riders per coast not combined.

Its not very clear huh? If thats the case then who will be the lucky:
5-250 East
11-250 West
3-450

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