The name: SuperMotoCross........

10/5/2022 7:54am Edited Date/Time 10/7/2022 5:34am
is just horrible.

Not that our opinions will matter much, but let's float some alternate ideas for the powers to be. Yes, we'll be ignored, but I'd be curious what the collective genius of Vital could create.

My vote: World Dirtbike Championship

or

World Motorcycle Championship.

Simplify the name and "class" it up a little.

And yes, I know it's a cross of the two brands because "supercross" has huge value as does "motocross"...but damn it's a horrible name.
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10/5/2022 8:03am Edited Date/Time 10/5/2022 8:04am
Supermotocross is a mouthful, let alone “The Monster Energy Supermotocross World Championship presented by Monster Energy in partnership with Monster Energy. Brought to you by Monster Energy, unleash the beast.”

I think if they just switched from Supermotocross to SuperMX it would clean it up a lot.
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10/5/2022 8:04am
The first thing comes to mind or something like that Laughing

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10/5/2022 8:07am
Eh it’s just change from the norm.

Similar to many car/truck design changes. Come off ugly at first but most times end up great. Although some end up always being terrible changes haha!
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10/5/2022 8:09am Edited Date/Time 10/5/2022 8:10am
Lets just call it exactly what it is:

AMA SMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

or just

SMX WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP

just don't spell it out the long name. its just stupid looking. But SMX is obviously Supercross and Motocross, DO NOT CALL IT SUPERMOTOCROSS. Supermoto is already another sport. See how you just made a conflict with yourself AMA?

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10/5/2022 8:20am
I have to agree with the MXGP contingent that you shouldn't call a series "World Championship" if it is only contested in one country.

AMA Grand National Championship seems fitting to me.
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10/5/2022 8:22am
In 2-3 years it will sound normal.
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10/5/2022 8:25am Edited Date/Time 10/5/2022 8:26am
McG194 wrote:
In 2-3 years it will sound normal.
To hell it will.. remember; supercross champion of the supercross class??

I still vehemently dislike “lites” and “supercross” class moniker’s

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McG194 wrote:
In 2-3 years it will sound normal.
Motodave15 wrote:
To hell it will.. remember; supercross champion of the supercross class??

I still vehemently dislike “lites” and “supercross” class moniker’s

If there ever in the history of mankind was a first world problem this is it.
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10/5/2022 8:48am
MotoCosmo wrote:
I have to agree with the MXGP contingent that you shouldn't call a series "World Championship" if it is only contested in one country. AMA Grand...
I have to agree with the MXGP contingent that you shouldn't call a series "World Championship" if it is only contested in one country.

AMA Grand National Championship seems fitting to me.
If a series went around the world and was just a team of 20 Americans, would you consider it a world championship?
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yes, we've established this...
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10/5/2022 9:28am
MotoCosmo wrote:
I have to agree with the MXGP contingent that you shouldn't call a series "World Championship" if it is only contested in one country. AMA Grand...
I have to agree with the MXGP contingent that you shouldn't call a series "World Championship" if it is only contested in one country.

AMA Grand National Championship seems fitting to me.
USA wrote:
If a series went around the world and was just a team of 20 Americans, would you consider it a world championship?
The first thing that came to my mind is if the FIM will take legal action. They may call it a World Championship but I really don't think they have the legal grounds to do it. The FIM supersedes all other sanctioning bodies as far as I know. The FIM could say that the AMA series calling a World Championship damages the FIM and sue for big money.

From the FIM website.

"The FIM is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for Motorcycling.

FIM is the supreme and sole international authority empowered to control international motorcycling events organised under its jurisdiction throughout the world.

It is recognised by the IOC as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport. "
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10/5/2022 9:40am
I cannot wait to see them race supermotos at LA Colosseum again
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MotoCosmo wrote:
I have to agree with the MXGP contingent that you shouldn't call a series "World Championship" if it is only contested in one country. AMA Grand...
I have to agree with the MXGP contingent that you shouldn't call a series "World Championship" if it is only contested in one country.

AMA Grand National Championship seems fitting to me.
USA wrote:
If a series went around the world and was just a team of 20 Americans, would you consider it a world championship?
If it was open to all entries and only 20 Americans competed I'd say it's still a World Championship.

If it's organized by American promoters with 20 hand-picked American riders only then I's say it's just a traveling circus.
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10/5/2022 10:16am
MotoCosmo wrote:
I have to agree with the MXGP contingent that you shouldn't call a series "World Championship" if it is only contested in one country. AMA Grand...
I have to agree with the MXGP contingent that you shouldn't call a series "World Championship" if it is only contested in one country.

AMA Grand National Championship seems fitting to me.
USA wrote:
If a series went around the world and was just a team of 20 Americans, would you consider it a world championship?
That's what I say too. Supercross is and will always be an AMERICAN sport. Its the lineup of multiple international riders that make it a WORLD SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP. FIM is just being a sour puss about losing the Supercross deal.
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10/5/2022 10:41am
MotoCosmo wrote:
I have to agree with the MXGP contingent that you shouldn't call a series "World Championship" if it is only contested in one country. AMA Grand...
I have to agree with the MXGP contingent that you shouldn't call a series "World Championship" if it is only contested in one country.

AMA Grand National Championship seems fitting to me.
Yeah, we'd be moaning about MXGP as a European championship if they stayed in Europe.
But nobody would re-use that venerated AMA Grand National Championship name unfortunately. Would have been funny to suggest it like it was brand new and see who knows their history.
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Supercross, Motocross, SuperMoto and SuperMotoCross. Try explaining that to a non-hardcore fan.
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Moto Nomad wrote:
Supercross, Motocross, SuperMoto and SuperMotoCross. Try explaining that to a non-hardcore fan.
“They hold a 3 race series at the end of the year and the winner gets a million bucks.”
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10/5/2022 12:24pm
AMA Grand National Championship

THIS.
Instantly makes me think of Flat track. They have a Grand National Championship.
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10/5/2022 12:27pm
SMX Championship best sounding one so far. I’d almost buy an SMX Championship shirt. But to hell if I will wear a supermotocross shirt. Just looks/sounds cheese dick as hell lol
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10/5/2022 12:53pm
yes its cringe
sounds like a 12 year old trying to sound cool haha
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10/5/2022 12:54pm
AMA Grand National Championship

THIS.
Already have GNCC
Grand National Cross Country
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10/5/2022 2:07pm
SuperMotoCross. It sounds Super cute. It’s super fun to say. It’s super easy to say. It sounds Super cool, and I feel Super cool saying it. SillySilly
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I'm fine with it. If the racing and the tracks are good, I don't really care what they call it!
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10/5/2022 5:38pm Edited Date/Time 10/5/2022 5:47pm
McG194 wrote:
The first thing that came to my mind is if the FIM will take legal action. They may call it a World Championship but I really...
The first thing that came to my mind is if the FIM will take legal action. They may call it a World Championship but I really don't think they have the legal grounds to do it. The FIM supersedes all other sanctioning bodies as far as I know. The FIM could say that the AMA series calling a World Championship damages the FIM and sue for big money.

From the FIM website.

"The FIM is the governing body for motorcycle sport and the global advocate for Motorcycling.

FIM is the supreme and sole international authority empowered to control international motorcycling events organised under its jurisdiction throughout the world.

It is recognised by the IOC as the sole competent authority in motorcycle sport. "
I feel like the "World Championship" thing is Feld and MX Sports giving the FIM the middle finger for creating a faux world championship in WSX. Since both Supercross and the Nationals are under AMA jurisdiction, and the AMA is an affiliate of the FIM, they are overstepping their bounds. I could see the AMA suffering repercussions for allowing this (not legal, though), but I don't think they really care.
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10/5/2022 11:44pm
Needs more WoW factor to attract casual fans to grow the sport.

"THE EXTREME INDOOR OUTDOOR INVITATIONAL SMX ULTIMATE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP CHALLENGE CUP SERIES"
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