AMA MX/SX Returns WSX Fire With New SuperMotocross Series
SuperMotocross World Championship
MX Sports Pro Racing and Feld Motor Sports, Inc. jointly announced a partnership overnight that will see the formation of the SuperMotocross World Championship.
Under this new alliance, the two companies will work together to develop both Supercross and Motocross, creating a new championship platform that will reward the sport’s top athletes with a $10 million purse – the richest offer in the history of either sport.
This decision is obviously motivated by the Australian promoters SX Global and their new FIM Supercross World Championship (WSX), which is running a four-round “pilot” season at the end of this year before expanding to 12 events in 2023.
Beginning in 2023, the professional racing season will expand and culminate with the SuperMotocross World Championship on Saturday, October 14 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.
“With the creation of the SuperMotocross World Championship, we are taking an important step towards growing the sport into a series that will be better suited to the expanding global market and its impact on our fans and sponsors,“said Kenneth Feld, President and CEO of Feld Entertainment, Inc.”As media and technology continue to evolve, SuperMotocross will be able to capitalize on these innovations to reach new audiences and grow exponentially in the years to come..”
Both the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship will continue to crown their own champions at the end of their respective series. Then the top 22 250cc athletes and the top 22 450cc athletes in the combined Supercross and Pro Motocross points will qualify to race the two SuperMotocross elimination rounds and the World Championship round for the No. 1 SuperMotocross plate and payment. richer in sport.
“We are celebrating 50 years of American motocross this season and the creation of the SuperMotocross World Championship and working in unison with Supercross may be one of the most significant changes the sport has ever undertaken.said Carrie Coombs-Russell, CEO of MX Sports Pro Racing. “This collaboration will create the only off-road racing series on the planet that provides a fully supported infrastructure from amateur development to professional ranks for global competitors to race on the world’s toughest and most demanding tracks..”
All seven major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) – KTM, Husqvarna, GASGAS, Kawasaki, Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki – are excited about this new partnership and are fully committed to competing with their racing teams. Factory-supported racing efforts have been the backbone of professional racing in the United States for more than five decades. Their commitment ensures that the highest level of racing competition will continue in Supercross, Pro Motocross and throughout the Playoffs and SuperMotocross World Championship.
“The creation of the SuperMotocross World Championship is the most important and positive step ever taken in our sport,“said Roger De Coster – Motorsport Director, KTM Group North America.”Supercross and motocross racing in the United States is very strong right now and this investment from Feld Motor Sports and MX Sports Pro Racing will bring the next generation of fans to motorcycling..”
“The SuperMotocross World Championship is an important and necessary step forward for our sportsaid Chris Brull, vice president of marketing and racing for Kawasaki. “The collaboration between Feld Motor Sports and MX Sports Pro Racing further strengthens Kawasaki’s commitment to this new world championship and the already well-established and successful Supercross and Motocross championships..”
The SuperMotocross World Championship will combine the two disciplines of Supercross and Pro Motocross, introducing a unique and distinct form of racing called SuperMotocross, becoming a new discipline for the sport. Custom designed tracks will be built to showcase this new style of racing. World-class venues will incorporate the best track designs from Supercross, Pro Motocross and now SuperMotocross.
“As a manufacturer, it’s great to see two of our valued partners working together to bring something new to our sport.said Brandon Wilson, director of racing and experiential marketing, Honda Powersports & Products. “Considering this has been in the works for over two years, we’re thrilled to finally be able to share this important news. The SuperMotocross World Championship is going to add a lot of intrigue for everyone. Fans will have more opportunities to see their favorite drivers and the most competitive races, and we will now see who is the best driver overall..”
“As the current and defending Supercross and Motocross champion, we are extremely proud to have won these titles battling the best competition on the planet.“said Derek Brooks, Yamaha Motorcycle Product Line Manager. “The SuperMotocross World Championship is a unique yet natural next step for the sport as we work together to showcase the immense talent of the athletes who compete on our cutting-edge product.”
MX Sports Pro Racing and Feld Motor Sports have worked together on industry-related initiatives before, nothing more important than joining forces at the start of the pandemic to save motorcycle racing in the United States. The two companies will continue to work together in a collaborative effort to continue to develop the sport both at home and abroad. Bringing together the leadership experience of both organizations and creating a unified rulebook will ensure series consistency for athletes and teams. Their combined marketing and operational expertise will strengthen and grow fan engagement through integrated media, promotion, sponsorship and activation programs throughout the racing season.
“We are inspired to see this new partnership and the creation of the SuperMotocross World Championshipsaid Chris Wheeler, director of motorsport for Suzuki Motor USA, LLC. “Suzuki is looking forward to racing in this new championship and competing at the highest level in Supercross, Motocross and now the World SuperMotocross Championship..”
The 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship schedule will be announced in the coming weeks, followed by the 2023 Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship schedule, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing. Dates and places of the next SuperMotocross World Championship and additional details will be announced later in the year.