AMA Supercross Championship 2017

AMA Supercross Live : The AMA Supercross Championship is an American motorcycle racing series.The race series was founded and sanctioned by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) in 1974. Supercross is an offshoot of the sport of motocross which is held on natural terrain,
closed courses. Supercross racing involves off-road motorcycles on an artificial, man-made dirt track consisting of steep jumps and obstacles. The AMA Supercross Championship is sponsored by Monster Energy and is held from January through early May in major league baseball and footballstadiums. The easy accessibility and comfort of these stadium venues meant that by the late 1970s, Supercross had surpassed motocross as a spectator attraction in the United States.

 

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Date Event Venue Location East / West
January 7, 2017 Anaheim 1 Angel Stadium Anaheim, CA West
January 14, 2017 San Diego Petco Park San Diego, CA West
January 21, 2017 Anaheim 2 Angel Stadium Anaheim, CA West
January 28, 2017 Phoenix University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ West
February 4, 2017 Oakland O.Co Coliseum Oakland, CA West
February 11, 2017 Arlington AT&T Stadium Arlington, TX West
February 18, 2017 Minneapolis U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, MN East
February 25, 2017 Atlanta Georgia Dome Atlanta, GA East
March 4, 2017 Toronto Rogers Centre Toronto, ON East
March 11, 2017 Daytona SX Daytona International Speedway Daytona Beach, FL East
March 18, 2017 Indianapolis Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis, IN East
March 25, 2017 Detroit Ford Field Detroit, MI East
April 1, 2017 St Louis The Dome at America’s Center St. Louis, MO East
April 8, 2017 Seattle Century Link Field Seattle, WA West
April 22, 2017 Salt Lake City Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City, UT West
April 29, 2017 New Jersey MetLife Stadium E. Rutherford, NJ East
May 6, 2017 Las Vegas Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas, NV East / West

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The first motocross race held on an artificially created race track inside a stadium took place on August 28, 1948 at Buffalo Stadium in the Paris suburb of Montrouge. With the surge in popularity of motocross in the United States in the late 1960s, Bill France added a professional motocross race to the 1971 Daytona Beach Bike Week schedule.[3] The 1972 race was held at Daytona International Speedway on an artificial track on the grass surface between the main grandstand and the pit lane.

The event that paved the way for AMA Supercross Live artificial, stadium-based motocross events was the 1972 race held in the Los Angeles Coliseum and won by Marty Tripes at the age of 16. The event was promoted by Mike Goodwin and Terry Tiernan, President of the AMA at the time. It was billed as the “Super Bowl of Motocross” which eventually led to the coining of the term Supercross. The Superbowl of Motocross II held the following year was an even greater success and, eventually evolved into the AMA Supercross championship held in stadiums across the United States and Canada.[3] While Motocross and Supercross are similar in many respects, they would become a distinctly different forms of racing, taking motocross to more people and broader audiences through the use of television.Supercross would evolve until it arguably became the most important motocross series in the world, displacing the Grand Prix world championship as the premier off-road motorcycle racing series.

Originally, each of the AMA Supercross races were promoted by different companies, most notably Mike Goodwin in the West, Pace Motorsports in the Midwest and Southwest, and Super Sports in the East. In the 1980s, Mickey Thompson (MTEG) partnered Goodwin, then took over the West region. In the 1990s, MTEG went bankrupt and Super Sports sold its business to SRO/Pace, which became the single AMA Supercross promoter. The company was bought by SFX Entertainment in 1998, and Clear Channel bought the latter in 2000. The events division of Clear Channel was split off as Live Nation in 2005, and the motorsports division was sold to Feld Entertainment in 2008, which currently promote the championship.

While growing consistently since the ’70s, AMA Supercross Live Stream in the early part of the 21st Century Supercross’ popularity really took off.[2] In the United States, Supercross races today are the second most popular form of motorsport[citation needed] (behind NASCAR racing). The American Motorcyclist Association awards three Supercross Championship Champs each year. They are the 450cc (was known as 250cc two-stroke), and both an East and West division on the 250cc (was 125cc two-stroke). World Supercross Champions are named by other racing organizations around the world. Supercross racing classifications are governed by the displacement of the motorcycle’s engine based on two-stroke engines until 2006, as four-stroke engines replaced two-stroke engines. Since then, the AMA has labeled the classes by four-stroke displacement. From 2007 until 2012, a formula nomenclature similar to INDYCAR was used, with the 450cc class known as Supercross and 250cc as Supercross Lites. Starting in 2013, the AMA and Feld Motor Sports returned to the traditional nomenclature, based on four-stroke engines—450cc (known as “MX1” in Europe), and 250cc displacement levels (also known as “MX2”). The 450cc Champion has always been generally considered to be the most prestigious.

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Supercross opens with major change Jan. 7 at Anaheim

For the first time since 1985, there will be a significant change in the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross format when the season opens Jan. 7 at Angel Stadium.

All competition — from heat races to the main events — will transition to a timed format.

The clock starts with the drop of the gate. In the featured 450SX class, main events will be 20 minutes plus one lap. The 250 class will be 15 minutes plus one lap. However, if the clock still has time after 20 laps, the field will have two more laps.

“We believe this change will bring the AMA Supercross Live fitness element more into play and provide more excitement for our fans,” said Dave Prater, senior director of Supercross operations for promoter Feld Entertainment.

The first three events in the series are set for Southern California. In addition to the Jan. 7 opener, Anaheim will also host the third event Jan. 21, sandwiching the Jan. 14 competition in San Diego.

Ryan Dungey is the defending 450 champion, having easily outdistanced Ken Roczen by 60 points. James Anderson, Eli Tomac and Chad Reed rounded out the top five in 2016, followed by Cole Seeley (Sherman Oaks), Marvin Musquin (Corona), Justin Brayton, Trey Canard and Jacob Weimer (Wildomar).

Other California riders in the top 20 included Mike Alessi (12th, formerly of Victorville), Weston Peick (13th, Menifee), David Millsaps (14th, Murrieta), Blake Baggett (17th, Grand Terrace), William Hahn (20th, Menifee).

North Carolina’s Cooper Webb won the West 250 West title, with Christian Craig of Corona third and Lake Elsinore’s Zach Osborne fourth.

Dungey, who will face an international field in his quest for a third consecutive Supercross title, enjoyed success in Southern California in 2016. He was the winner of the second event at Anaheim and also triumphed during the outdoor season at Glen Helen,

YOUNG CHAMPION

Todd Gilliland, who spent his formative AMA Supercross Championship 2017 years in Chino Hills alongside his father and NASCAR Cup Series driver David Gilliland, was certainly the youngest of those feted last week at the NASCAR Night of Champions Touring Awards in Charlotte, N.C.

And now, his racing horizon has expanded.

Gilliland, the youngest champion in any NASCAR national or touring series at 16 years five months old after winning this year’s K&N Pro Series West, will compete in the West and East portion of the series in 2017.

“This is a great opportunity to take the next step in my racing career,” Gilliland said. “We want to build on the success we had in the 2016 season. It’s a big move to compete for points in both divisions.

“I look forward to the challenge and I’m Monster Energy Cup 2017 Live Stream thankful to Bill McAnally Racing, NAPA, Toyota and our other great partners for making this happen.”

Not only did young Gilliland accept the championship trophy but also his championship ring. And if that wasn’t enough, Gilliland was also honored as the rookie of the year.It was a record seventh series title for the Roseville-based team. BMR has also won in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2008, 2010, and 2015.

McAnally was presented with the championship car owner trophy and crew chief Chris Lawson also picked up hardware.

Gilliland registered six wins, six poles, 11 top-five and 13 top-10 finishes in 14 K&N West races in 2016. In addition, he had one win, three top-five, and five top-10 finishes in five starts in the K&N East — finishing 20th in the standings for that division.

PIT STOPS

•  www.amasupercross-live.com Upland’s Krista Baldwin was among the drag racers under 30 years of age highlighted by Drag Illustrated in its December issue. Alcohol Funny Car driver Jonnie Lindberg graced the cover of the Tomorrow Issue. Fellow alcohol drivers Shane Westerfield, Megan Meyer and Baldwin were also featured, in addition to Pro Stock Motorcycle rider Cory Reed and Pro Stock’s Alex Laughlin “I’m so honored to be apart of this year’s Drag Illustrated 30 under 30,” Baldwin said. “Lots of awesome young talent and I’m just amazed to be recognize with them. Even got to share the spotlight with Nitro University Anthony Dicero Racing teammate Alex Laughlin.”

• Now through the end of the year, Auto Club Speedway is offering a ticket for the March 24-26 NASCAR weekend in 2017 that will include a Garage Tour ticket package. Fans will be allowed in the garage area in addition to premium grandstand seats for the March 26 Cup race, the March 25 Xfinity race and qualifying on March 24. Only race fans 18 or older will be allowed on the garage tour. The package can be purchased at 800-944-7223 or www.autospeedway.com or by visiting the ACS office at 9300 Cherry Ave. in Fontana, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays.

• Having won 10 AMA Supercross and motocross championships, Ryan Villopoto and Kawasaki Motors have renewed their relationship. The 28-year-old racer joined Kawasaki when he was 14.

• Perris Auto Speedway will resume the Winter Heat Challenge Series on Jan. 7 and 21 in addition to Feb. 10 and 11. All of the modified races will be sanctioned by IMCA and will pay national, regional, California state and PAS points for the 2017 season. Winners in the first race of the series last week included Frank Politelli of Acton in Modifieds; Riverside’s Larry Wells in Street Stocks; Fred Estrada of Riverside in Super Stocks; and Alyssa Smith of Norco in Factory Stocks.

• Dale Earnhardt Jr. has been cleared to return to NASCAR’s top level after missing half of the 2016 season due to concussion issues. While he’ll compete in the season-opening Daytona 500, he will skip the non-points Clash at Daytona (formerly the Sprint Unlimited) and allow Alex Bowman to race, a reward for Bowman winning a pole during the season. To prepare for Daytona, Earnhardt put in 185 laps during a nearly five-hour session at Darlington with crew chief Greg Ives. He also spent more than 15 hours in a racing simulator during his recovery. Earnhardt tested under the watchful eye of Dr. Mickey Collins, from the University of Pittsburgh AMA Supercross Live Stream Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program, and Charlotte neurosurgeon Dr. Jerry Petty. source : http://www.dailynews.com