Supercross Futures AMA National Championship Set to Crown 26 Champions at Inaugural Event in Las Vegas
Ellenton, Fla., (August 13, 2019) – The Supercross Futures AMA National Championship is set to take place amidst an All-Star weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas Oct. 20 – 21 as 26 classes will be contested throughout the weekend beginning with the 250 Futures and Supermini Futures classes taking place on Saturday night as part of the Monster Energy Cup.
The 250 Futures and Supermini Futures classes feature the sports most talented up and coming athletes and the Monster Energy Cup will provide the perfect backdrop as the elite of the amateur ranks join their Supercross heroes and compete on the same track in front of a capacity crowd inside Sam Boyd Stadium.
“This is what I want to do, and this is what I want to be,” said TLD KTM’s Pierce Brown. “I’ve spent my whole life trying to get here [Championship] and at this point there’s no turning back.”
Befitting for the Monster Energy Cup and the highest profile amateur Supercross championship in the world, the 250 Futures and Supermini Futures will both race on the custom-designed hybrid track that features both an inside and outside start. These young athletes will race in the same direction for both motos, but the starts will be completely different for both races.
“You put so much work into it,” explains Team Green Kawasaki’s Ryder DiFrancesco. “Right now, my biggest goal and biggest dream is to race Supercross.”
The top ten finishers in the 250 Futures class will automatically receive their Supercross license allowing these competitors to potentially line up in Anaheim on January 4 when the 2020 season opens.
“Supercross Futures is the only AMA National Championship that takes center stage in some of the world’s most iconic sporting venues,” said Bill Heras, Director of Operations – Supercross Futures, Feld Entertainment, Inc. “It’s amazing to think that ten amateur racers that start the 250 Futures race will leave here as professional Supercross athletes. They have put in the work and will reap the rewards. This is going to be an incredible weekend of intense, competitive racing.”
Supercross Futures Championship racing will pick back up on Monday, Oct. 21 as 24 additional classes will be contested throughout the day beginning with the Supermini 1 (12-15) class and ending with the 65cc (7-9) class. Each class will follow a two-moto racing format where each moto will be five minutes plus one lap in length, except for the 50cc class which will clock four minutes plus one lap motos. All competitors will use one inside start gate (download track maps below under additional assets.)
One of the most anticipated races of the championship will feature the Women’s class where rising star Jordan Jarvis will go head to head with a deep field of competitors that have routinely showed speed, finesse and top-shelf fitness throughout this season. As the only developmental platform for Supercross racing, Supercross Futures looks to advance women’s pro racing long into the future.
Sunday, Oct. 20 will provide all competitors with two practice sessions beginning at 8:00 a.m. which is open to spectators and media alike.
Supercross Futures AMA National Championship Class Breakdown:
The Supercross Futures series comprised 8 events that took place over the course of the 2019 Supercross Season where over 6100 amateur racers competed in 26 different classes. The top 24 racers from each class qualified to make the trip to Las Vegas and compete at the highest level in the first-ever Supercross Futures AMA National Championship. Team Green Kawasaki’s Stilez Robertson explained, “To race at the top level is everything. This is what I’ve worked for my whole life. To get there [Las Vegas] and achieve that, will be awesome.”
“The Supercross Futures AMA National Championship is an opportunity to showcase the fastest amateur riders in conjunction with a prestigious event such as the Monster Energy Cup,” AMA Motocross Manager Alex Hunter said.
“We are proud to work with these elite level athletes in their quest to become AMA National Champions.”
Husqvarna athlete Maddox Temmerman sums up his reasons for racing the Supercross Futures AMA National Championship by stating, “I want to be a champion when I grow up, just like Dungey” [Ryan].