FAQ

General FAQ

What is Monster Energy AMA Supercross? arrow-down

Monster Energy AMA Supercross is the stadium season where off-road motorcycle racers test their technical skills and precision, competing over 17 rounds on custom-designed tracks to earn points toward the SuperMotocross World ChampionshipTM

What's the difference between Monster Energy Supercross and Pro Motocross? arrow-down

Monster Energy AMA Supercross requires technical precision, consistency and athleticism to compete on tracks constructed inside stadiums. Pro Motocross is an off-road motorcycle race run on natural terrain, that showcases the all-out speed and endurance of the athletes. The competitors in Monster Energy Supercross and Pro Motocross are considered world class racers from an international pool of talent.

How long is a Monster Energy Supercross season? arrow-down

A typical Monster Energy Supercross season consists of 17 rounds from January through early May.

What do all those abbreviations stand for? arrow-down

This type of motorcycle racing carries several abbreviations. "SX" is widely used to represent the sport of supercross, "MX" for motocross, "SMX" for SuperMotocross. The two racing classes are known as the 450 Class and the 250 Class, which references the displacement (engine size) of the motorcycles. The 450 Class is considered the premier racing class, while the 250 class showcases the stars of tomorrow.

What is the SuperMotocross World Championship? arrow-down

The SuperMotocross World Championship is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series where elite racers compete on the world’s most challenging tracks for the sport’s ultimate title.

 

There are a total of 31 SuperMotocross World Championship rounds. Monster Energy Supercross consists of 17 rounds and Pro Motocross has 11 rounds. The cumulative points from both seasons determine the competitors for the SuperMotocross World Championship. The SMX World Championship is comprised of two Playoff rounds and a World Championship Final round for more total prize money than any other off-road motorcycle racing series.

Series FAQ

How does the points system work? arrow-down

Points are only awarded in the Main Events. The top finisher receives 26 points, with 23 for second, 21 for third, 19 for fourth and 18 for fifth. Sixth place receives 17 points, with each place below receiving one point less.

 

Points earned in Monster Energy AMA Supercross accumulate throughout the season and the rider with the most points after round 17 is the Monster Energy AMA Supercross World Champion.

 

Points from the Supercross season are added with points from the Pro Motocross season toward the SuperMotocross World Championship.

Which motorcycle manufacturers participate? arrow-down

Supercross has seven major manufacturers on the track: GasGas, Honda, Husqvarna, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha.

How different are the bikes they race from the ones I can buy? arrow-down

The motorcycles raced in Supercross may look the same as the ones on the showroom floor, but the similarities end there. Completely “tricked-out” supercross bikes cost as much as $80,000 and are built from the ground up with custom components. The average fan can buy the same model motorcycle with factory standard parts for less than $10,000 at a local dealership.

How fast do the riders go? How high do they jump? arrow-down

Speeds vary depending on the track, but you can expect to see competitors going in excess of 60 mph at a typical Supercross race. Riders soar as far as 70 feet in distance, while flying as high as a three-story building off of jumps called “triples.”

How old are Monster Energy Supercross riders? arrow-down

Many of the top riders are between the ages of 18- 21, with professional eligibility starting at age 16. The average supercross rider is 25 years old, with a career life span that can last until their early 30s.

Who are the stars of Monster Energy Supercross? arrow-down

In the 450 class, Eli Tomac, Cooper Webb, Jason Anderson, Chase Sexton, Ken Roczen, Marvin Musquin and Malcolm Stewart are some of the sports' most recognizable names. View the full 450 rider lineup HERE.

 

In the 250 class, Jett Lawrence, Hunter Lawrence, Jo Shimoda, Michael Moisman and Pierce Brown are some of the sport’s athletes on the rise.

How can I get started in Monster Energy Supercross racing? arrow-down

Most young riders get started at the local level, training on nearby tracks to hone their racing skills. The majority of the racers competing in the Monster Energy Supercross Championship enjoyed success on the highly competitive amateur championship series which includes the Amateur National Motocross Championship at Loretta Lynn's.

What kind of safety equipment do the riders use? arrow-down

All Monster Energy Supercross riders are required to wear safety equipment, including helmets, racing pants, boots, gloves and goggles. Many also use chest protectors, shoulder pads and kidney belts for added protection, and some wear neck braces to prevent spinal cord injuries.

How much dirt is needed to build a Supercross track, and where does it come from? arrow-down

The Feld Motor Sports® track crew brings in roughly 500 truckloads of dirt for each contest, which equals roughly 26 million pounds. It takes a crew of seven with construction equipment about three days to build the course. The soil is stored year-round and used for various motorsports events, including Monster Jam®.

Race Format FAQ

How many riders compete in a single race? arrow-down

Monster Energy Supercross races can have more than 150 riders vying for a spot in the finals. Qualifying heats narrow the field down. The 450 and 250 Main Events each feature 22 riders.

How long are the races? arrow-down

Main Event races for the 450 Class last 20 minutes + 1 lap, and the 250 Class last 15 minutes + 1 lap. A supercross event begins well before rider introductions in the early evening. Practice laps and qualifying heats begin in the afternoon, and in most markets, coincide with the Monster Energy Supercross FanFest, which is an exciting and interactive experience for fans to get an insider’s look at the teams and championship partners.

What is the Triple Crown? arrow-down

Monster Energy Supercross now features three Triple Crown races each season. Each of these races features three Main Events, where the rider with the best average finish is declared the overall winner of that race. Click HERE for more information on the Triple Crown.

Streaming FAQ

How can I watch Monster Energy Supercross on television or online? arrow-down

If you live inside the United States, you can watch the entire Monster Energy Supercross season on Peacock and select events on the NBC family of networks. If you live outside the United States, you can subscribe to SuperMotocross Video Pass to watch the entire Monster Energy Supercross season, Pro Motocross and SuperMotocross World Championship.

 

Race Day Live leads up to the main event and includes qualifying and pre-race analysis can also be seen on Peacock and SuperMotocross Video Pass.

 

Click HERE for more information on how to watch.

What is Peacock? arrow-down

Peacock is an American over-the-top service owned and operated by NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast, providing expanded access to Monster Energy Supercross for fans who live within the United States. Peacock is available on a variety of devices including but not limited to: iOS, Android, FireTv, Roku, PlayStation & Xbox. For more information, please visit:  https://www.peacocktv.com/sports/supercross

Where can I find more information about Peacock and Peacock Premium? arrow-down

Visit https://www.peacocktv.com/sports/supercross for more information. 

Ticketing FAQ

Is there any activity before the races? arrow-down

Supercross FanFest (excluding Detroit) is an opportunity for fans to see the riders, teams and their bikes up close. You MUST have an event ticket AND either a FanFest Pass (available for purchase when you buy your tickets) or you can recycle an empty Monster Energy can for admission (excluding Indianapolis). Everyone age two (2) and up must have BOTH to access FanFest. Learn more about FanFest below in the “FanFest FAQ”

Does my child need a ticket to attend? arrow-down

Children age two (2) and up will require a ticket for all events. Public event laws may vary nationwide and some locations may require all patrons, regardless of age, to have a ticket. Please contact the venue to determine their specific policy.

Do you offer any special ticket pricing for large groups? arrow-down

Group tickets are available in select markets. Check availability by going to our Schedule & Tickets page to find the event happening near you and look for the “Group Sales” section for details on whom to contact. 

Which personal items/types of bags are allowed into the arena or stadium? arrow-down

Please contact your local arena or stadium's Customer Relations team regarding their policies. Our events follow their guidelines regarding items allowed into the complex. If they, by chance, direct you back to us, please review their policies online or ask them about the items in question.

Are cameras allowed? arrow-down

Still cameras are permitted at Feld Entertainment events, provided that they are non-professional cameras (lenses shorter than six inches) and the photos are intended for personal use only. No video cameras of any kind are allowed in the venue. Camera policies are different from venue to venue. If you have concerns, please contact the specific venue in your area to verify the policy details. When in doubt, leave the camera securely locked in your vehicle.

 

Unless otherwise indicated, all in-event content is copyrighted by Feld Entertainment and/or its licensors, all rights reserved. No footage of our events, either still image or video, may be used for any purpose other than personal use. Therefore, reproduction, modification or retransmission in any form by any means for reasons other than personal use, is strictly prohibited without prior written permission. Please note that publicly posting, uploading or sharing online, including, without limitation, on social media, is not a permitted personal use.

How should I dress at a Monster Energy Supercross race? arrow-down

Proper attire, including shoes and shirts, must be worn at all times. All of our events offer a casual, family-oriented environment. Clothing which, by nature, exposes excessive portions of the skin or body that may be viewed as inappropriate for a family environment will not be permitted.  In that spirit, we ask customers to use their discretion and common sense. Attire that is not appropriate for any Monster Energy Supercross race —and which may result in refusal of admittance or ejection from the show—includes but is not limited to:

  • Costumes worn by guests 14 years of age or older

What is the weather policy? arrow-down

Monster Energy Supercross events are held rain or shine, and safety is always the determining factor. In the event of cancellation/postponement, when a decision is made regarding altering the planned event, updated information will be provided on the venue’s website and on social media channels, such as Monster Energy Supercross on Facebook.

FanFest FAQ

What is FanFest? arrow-down

FanFest (excluding Detroit) is your chance for unparalleled access to series sponsors, professional athletes, race team’s and iconic legends of Monster Energy Supercross. With over six hour of pre-race party fun, there’s something for everyone in the family, whether it’s unique photo opportunities to show your social media followers, racing against the world's best riders in the Monster Energy Supercross Official Video Game or watching your favorite riders during qualifying.

What do I need to get into FanFest? arrow-down

All you need is a valid ticket into the Monster Energy Supercross event and a FanFest ticket! These can be purchased in advance or on site at the box office the day of the event. If you don’t have a FanFest ticket, you can also bring an empty can of Monster Energy to recycle at the door (excluding Indianapolis) along with your event ticket and that is your free pass! There is no FanFest at the Detroit event.

What time is FanFest? arrow-down

For detailed times regarding the FanFest and Monster Energy Supercross events you would like to attend, please visit our event detail pages here.

Where is FanFest located? arrow-down

FanFest is adjacent to the stadium. Please visit our event detail page for more information.

What can I expect at FanFest? arrow-down

  • Watch timed qualifying live
  • Athlete appearances
  • Incredible photo opportunities
  • Cell phone charging stations located at Race Day Lounge
  • Sponsor activations and free demonstrations
  • Free drink sampling this year courtesy of Monster Energy drink and Mike’s Harder Lemonade! *at select markets* Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol. 
  • Food trucks and vendor areas *available in select markets* 
  • Purchase official Supercross merchandise
  • Fly Racing pump track for kids
  • Toy play tables for the Official Monster Energy Supercross toy line
  • Play Monster Energy Supercross The Official Video Game

What items can be brought into FanFest? arrow-down

Please refer to your local stadium's Customer Relations team regarding their policies. We follow their guidelines regarding items allowed into the complex.

Fan Wellness FAQ

What do I do if I have COVID or wellness-related questions? arrow-down

Guest health and safety remains a top priority for Supercross and our venue partners. Please monitor the “Venue Info” links on your event page for venue policies, including health and safety protocols, which are subject to change. You can also contact us directly with any questions or concerns.