Supercross Returning To Action May 31

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Ken Roczen (94) leads a hungry pack of 450 class riders through the opening corners of Saturday's Monster Energy AMA Supercross event in Anaheim, Calif. (Mark Munoz Photo)
The Monster Energy AMA Supercross season is resuming on May 31. (Mark Munoz Photo)

PALMETTO, Fla. – The Monster Energy AMA Supercross season will resume on May 31 after being halted due to the COVID-19 outbreak in early March.

The series will return to competition on May 31 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah and continue through June 21. The final seven races of the season will all take place at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

The Monster Energy AMA Supercross season has been on hold since the Round 10 race March 7 at Daytona International Speedway.

The dates for the remaining Monster Energy AMA Supercross races are as follows:

May 31 (3-4 p.m. ET, NBCSN; 4-6 p.m. ET, NBC);
June 3 (10 p.m. – 1 a.m. ET, NBCSN);
June 7 (5-8 p.m. ET, NBCSN);
June 10 (7–10 p.m. ET, NBCSN);
June 14 (7-10 p.m. ET, NBCSN);
June 17 (7-10 p.m. ET, NBCSN);
June 21 (3-4:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN; 4:30-6 p.m. ET, NBC).

Kawasaki rider Eli Tomac currently leads the Monster Energy AMA Supercross 450SX standings by three points over rival Ken Roczen.

“We’re excited to continue our work with Feld Entertainment, Rice-Eccles Stadium at the University of Utah, the Utah Department of Health Services and the continued support of Utah’s Governor Gary R. Herbert who made it possible for Supercross’ return to Utah,” said Jeff Robbins, President and CEO, Utah Sports Commission. “We also look forward to showcasing Utah worldwide via Supercross’ global footprint.”

The return to racing will provide guidelines and protocols to competitors and essential staff that complies with all federal, state and local health guidance and mandates. Mitigation efforts include mandated pre-screening, testing, temperature checks, face masks, increased sanitation efforts and social distancing to limit contact among individuals executing the events. The stadium will assist with the implementation and execution of the plan. Supercross, in partnership with the Alpinestars Medical Unit, will have a trained medical team of seven professionals to assist on site.

The racing format has been adjusted to reduce the number of athletes to stay within the minimum requirements and a standard race format will be used for all seven rounds, except for the finale which will be an Eastern/Western Regional 250SX Class Showdown.

Below is the format for the final seven Supercross events:

450SX Class – 40 Riders based on current point standings and 2020 top 100 number or combined season qualifying results
250SX Class – 40 Riders based on current point standings and 2020 top 100 number or combined season qualifying results

Two qualifying sessions will be held for gate pick.

250SX Class – Two Heat Races and a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)
450SX Class – Two Heat Races and a Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ)
250SX Class Main Event
450SX Class Main Event