Supercross Tentatively Resuming 2020 Season Mid-May in Glendale

Photo by Rachel Schuoler / Kickin' the Tires

Per sources inside race teams and first reported by Racer X’s Steve Matthes, Feld Entertainment is tentatively looking to resume the 2020 Monster Energy Supercross Championship in May. The remaining seven rounds of the season are hoping to be completed before the start of the Lucas Oil Pro Motocross season, which is scheduled to begin in late June.

“When and where is still in the works,” shared on the official AMA Supercross website by Donny Moore, Manager of Digital Marketing for Supercross at Feld Entertainment, “But Round 11 – 17 will be raced.”

Kickin’ the Tires has previously reported a few options for NASCAR to return, including discussions with NASCAR teams and North Carolina state officials on resuming the 2020 season. Similar developments are underway across other major sports, including Major League Baseball, where commissioner Rob Manfred is attempting to begin the 2020 season with limitations to Arizona’s spring training fields and restricting fan attendance.

But for Supercross, Feld’s Dave Prater appears to look at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. Options are in the air, but if this moves forward as planned in pencil, we could potentially see double-header weekends like NASCAR’s initial plan for Pocono’s double-header weekend. Supercross may also race all the final rounds of the year in the same venue, possibly with different track configurations.

Whatever the plan may be, the primary goal would be to allow the 2020 AMA Supercross season to come to an official close before the outdoor Pro Motocross season begins. At this time, State Farm Stadium appears to be the best option. Home to the Arizona Cardinals of the National Football League, a schedule conflict would be far out of the picture.

The 2020 season has been one for the record books. In the 450SX class, it has clearly been a battle between two fan-favorites who have yet to win a 450 title: Eli Tomac, who currently leads by only three points over Ken Roczen. Despite a controversial start to the season, Dylan Ferrandis leads the 250SX West division over Justin Cooper and Austin Forkner. And just getting underway before the COVID-19 pandemic put the 2020 season at a halt was the 250SX East division, where Chase Sexton leads over Shane McElrath and RJ Hampshire. All of this happening while two-time champion Chad Reed continues to break records during his retirement tour, “One Last Ride.” Fans have been cheering enthusiastically during opening ceremonies,waited in long lines at FanFest for meet-and-greets, and praised one of the most decorated international Supercross athlete of all time on social media.

No official word from Feld or Supercross has been released, but one thing we do know — they are just as eager as the fans and the riders to get back racing.

“It’s not over indeed,” Moore stated, “And we like you can’t wait to get back to racing to see how this epic season continues to unfold.”

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