AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports has announced that it will produce a five-episode series for CBS Sports entitled Supercross: Behind the Dream.
This documentary will provide an in-depth look into the world of Monster Energy AMA Supercross and the trials and tribulations its athletes must endure on the path to the top of the sport, both on and off the track. The premiere episode will air this Sunday, Jan. 19, at Noon ET on CBS Sports, one day following the championship’s 40th anniversary celebration race at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif.
Monster Energy Supercross is widely considered one of the most physically demanding sports on the planet. Professional riders must navigate man-made tracks filled with upwards of 50 jumps along with other technical obstacles aboard 240-pound motorcycles, all while battling alongside 20 riders in search of one common goal: victory. While race wins and the ultimate prize of an Monster Energy Supercross championship motivate riders to be at their best each and every week, the dedication, sacrifices, and overall risk necessary to succeed in the sport are enough to test any athlete’s will.
Supercross: Behind the Dream will follow the challenging, heartbreaking and often inspiring journeys of the sport’s biggest names like reigning three-time champion Ryan Villopoto and his longtime rival Ryan Dungey. The show will also follow highly regarded rookies Ken Roczen and Adam Cianciarulo, in addition to stars of the future like Jordon Smith. The pursuit of success is relentless in today’s era, widely considered the most competitive of all time, and the struggles that come with the competing at the elite level are documented in this series.
“What makes supercross so physical is the intensity, the fact that there’s no let up,” said Aldon Baker, trainer for Villopoto, Roczen, and Cianciarulo. “In team sports they hand it over, as teammates but In this sport, there’s none of that. You’re on your own. That aspect, in addition to maneuvering the motorcycle on changing terrain makes it tough. Riders also face a different track with each lap. It’s been chewed up and they have to be monitoring that, while at the same time viciously battling a bunch of other guys for position.
As the Monster Energy Supercross season continues, Supercross: Behind the Dream will put the spotlight on the storylines and individuals as a title hopeful emerges along the way.
Supercross: Behind the Dream will air on the following dates: Jan. 19 at Noon ET; Feb. 16 at Noon ET; March 2 at Noon ET; March 30 at Noon ET; April 13 at Noon ET.