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Supercross Riders Practice At Utah Motorsports Campus In Preparation For Upcoming SLC Race

2019 Champion Cooper Webb attends the Monster Energy Supercross VIP Event at Angel Stadium on January 18, 2020 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Ari Perilstein/Getty Images for Feld Entertainment, Inc.)

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Supercross racer Cooper Webb said that he and fellow riders were able to get some practice in at the Utah Motorsports Campus in preparation for the sports’ restart in Salt Lake City.

A couple of months after halting its season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Monster Energy AMA Supercross will resume its racing season at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Sunday, May 31. The sport will complete its championship run with seven made-for-TV races that will run through June 21. Fans will not be able to attend the events.

Supercross chose to restart its season at Rice-Eccles Stadium after the state of Utah and the city of Salt Lake City were the first ones to the “green light.”

The racers have arrived in Utah and are currently lodged via Airbnb.

Typically Supercross races take place at locations with lower elevations than that of the state of Utah. To help the riders acclimate and get some training in, a Supercross was set up at the motorsports campus in Erda, Utah.

Webb, who won the 2019 450cc AMA Supercross Championship, said it was “pretty sweet” get some practice in at altitude prior to the May 31 race.

“They set up a Supercross track there… we were all riding there this morning. So yeah, that was pretty sweet,” Webb said during a conference call with the media on Friday, May 29. “Our team got on top of it and got that going for us. It’s only about 30 minutes away so it was perfect. We were all able to ride some Supercross there and kind of get used to these conditions.”

Webb said that riders will be able to practice on Fridays for the next few weeks.

Supercross along the rest of the sporting world came to a halt in March due to the coronavirus pandemic. The last race was held on March 7 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida.

 

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Supercross Race Format For Final Seven Rounds:

  • 450SX Class
  • 250SX Class
  • Two qualifying sessions for gate pick
  • 250SX Class
  • 450SX Class
  • 250SX Class Main Event
  • 450SX Class Main Event

KSL TV will broadcast a portion of the made-for-TV races. The television schedule for the Supercross events will go as follows:

Supercross Television Schedule

Round 11 – Sunday, May 31 |  1:00-3:00 PM (MDT) on NBCSN and 2:00-4:00 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

Round 12 – Wednesday, June 3 |  8:00-11:00 p.m. (MDT) on NBCSN

Round 13 – Sunday, June 7 |  3:00-6 p.m. (MDT) on NBCSN

Round 14 – Wednesday, June 10 |  5:00-8:00 p.m. (MDT) on NBCSN

Round 15 – Sunday, June 14 | 5:00-8:00 p.m. (MDT) on NBCSN

Round 16 – Wednesday, June 17  | 5:00-8:00 p.m. (MDT) on NBCSN

Round 17 – Sunday, June 21 | 1:00-3:00 PM (MDT) on NBCSN and 2:30 – 4:00 p.m. (MDT) on KSL TV

*TV schedule subject to change. 

Coronavirus Resources

How Do I Prevent It?

The CDC has some simple recommendations, most of which are the same for preventing other respiratory illnesses or the flu:

  • Avoid close contact with people who may be sick
  • Avoid touching your face
  • Stay home when you are sick
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then throw the tissue in the trash
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing or sneezing. Always wash your hands with soap and water if your hands are visibly dirty.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
The CDC recommends wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies), especially in areas of significant community-based transmission.

How To Get Help

If you’re worried you may have COVID-19, you can contact the Utah Coronavirus Information Line at 1-800-456-7707 to speak to trained healthcare professionals. You can also use telehealth services through your healthcare providers.

Additional Resources

If you see evidence of PRICE GOUGING, the Utah Attorney General’s Office wants you to report it. Common items in question include toilet paper, water, hand sanitizer, certain household cleaners, and even cold medicine and baby formula. Authorities are asking anyone who sees price gouging to report it to the Utah Division of Consumer Protection at 801-530-6601 or 800-721-7233. The division can also be reached by email at consumerprotection@utah.gov.

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