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