2018 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Races
For the first time in over two decades, the 2018 season will debut an all-new points system to evenly allocate points over all 22 finishing positions. While the gap between 1st, 2nd and 3rd has not changed, the new points system will ensure that the race to the championship will be much more competitive throughout the season as the reward is greater for a better finish.
Also the elimination of semi races in qualifying for the Main Event will add further pressure to qualify as the world’s most elite endurance athletes will have just two chances to ensure a spot in the Main Event through one of two heat races or a last chance qualifier (LCQ). This year, the Top 9 in each heat will qualify directly into the Main Event while positions 10-20 will have one last chance to make it through the LCQ. Previously, only five positions would transfer to the Main Event from the heat races and all others would be transferred to a semi race. Eliminating the semi races will make for longer heat races and last chance qualifiers, allowing for more intense battles on the track for the fans.
Another 2018 season change includes the addition of the Supercross Amateur racing events in select markets including University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale on Sunday, January 28, which will give amateur local athletes in 27 classes their only chance to compete in the same venue on the same weekend as all of the professional Supercross riders.
WHEN: Saturday, January 27, 2018
Gates/Pit Party open at 11:00 AM
Opening Ceremonies at 5:30 PM
Racing starts at 6:00 PM
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Amateur Racing Day; venue opens at 8:00 AM
WHERE: University of Phoenix Stadium – 1 Cardinals Drive, Glendale, AZ 85305
TICKETS: Tickets start at as low as $15!
Pit Passes available to purchase for $10 each.
Sunday Amateur Day general admission tickets are $20
Tickets now on sale to the public; Tickets & Pit Passes are available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or in-person at the University of Phoenix Stadium Box Office.
*ticket prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may apply
Without a past champion potentially on the gate in 2018, the international field is wide open for the world’s most elite athletes to become a first-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion. Along with all the new format changes, every track in 2018 will have a distinct personality that tells the story of each city’s Supercross history.
At each Monster Energy Supercross event, fans are treated to unprecedented access to the sport’s multimillion-dollar athletes, their teams and sponsors while getting a behind-the-scenes look at the daylong, pre-race Pit Party, which opens Saturday afternoon at 11:00AM and costs $10 at the gate. Or get FREE access by simply recycling an empty can of Monster Energy (valid race event ticket required for entry).
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