Ellenton, Fla., (August 13, 2019) – The Supercross Futures AMA National Championship is set to take place amidst an All-Star weekend at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas Oct. 20 – 21 as 26 classes will be contested throughout the weekend beginning with the 250 Futures and Supermini Futures classes taking place on Saturday night as part of the Monster Energy Cup.
The 250 Futures and Supermini Futures classes feature the sports most talented up and coming athletes and the Monster Energy Cup will provide the perfect backdrop as the elite of the amateur ranks join their Supercross heroes and compete on the same track in front of a capacity crowd inside Sam Boyd Stadium.
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|TLD KTM athlete Pierce Brown (63) gets a jump on the competition at the second round of Supercross Futures at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. Photo Credit: Spencer Owens|
“This is what I want to do, and this is what I want to be,” said TLD KTM’s Pierce Brown. “I’ve spent my whole life trying to get here [Championship] and at this point there’s no turning back.”
Befitting for the Monster Energy Cup and the highest profile amateur Supercross championship in the world, the 250 Futures and Supermini Futures will both race on the custom-designed hybrid track that features both an inside and outside start. These young athletes will race in the same direction for both motos, but the starts will be completely different for both races.
|Team Green Kawasaki’s Ryder DiFrancesco getting focused on the start gate in Las Vegas at the final round of Supercross Futures at Sam Boyd Stadium. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment Inc.|
“You put so much work into it,” explains Team Green Kawasaki’s Ryder DiFrancesco. “Right now, my biggest goal and biggest dream is to race Supercross.”
The top ten finishers in the 250 Futures class will automatically receive their Supercross license allowing these competitors to potentially line up in Anaheim on January 4 when the 2020 season opens.
“Supercross Futures is the only AMA National Championship that takes center stage in some of the world’s most iconic sporting venues,” said Bill Heras, Director of Operations – Supercross Futures, Feld Entertainment, Inc. “It’s amazing to think that ten amateur racers that start the 250 Futures race will leave here as professional Supercross athletes. They have put in the work and will reap the rewards. This is going to be an incredible weekend of intense, competitive racing.”
Supercross Futures Championship racing will pick back up on Monday, Oct. 21 as 24 additional classes will be contested throughout the day beginning with the Supermini 1 (12-15) class and ending with the 65cc (7-9) class. Each class will follow a two-moto racing format where each moto will be five minutes plus one lap in length, except for the 50cc class which will clock four minutes plus one lap motos. All competitors will use one inside start gate (download track maps below under additional assets.)
|Amsoil Honda’s Carson Mumford (122) and KTM’s Kayden Palmer (88) competing in Las Vegas at the final round of Supercross Futures. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.|
|Atlas Speed Factory’s Talon Hawkins (71) leading Team Green Kawasaki’s Jett Reynolds (79) in Las Vegas at the final round of Supercross Futures. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.|
One of the most anticipated races of the championship will feature the Women’s class where rising star Jordan Jarvis will go head to head with a deep field of competitors that have routinely showed speed, finesse and top-shelf fitness throughout this season. As the only developmental platform for Supercross racing, Supercross Futures looks to advance women’s pro racing long into the future.
|Yamaha’s Jordan Jarvis (30) competing at the final round of Supercross Futures at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Photo Credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.|
Sunday, Oct. 20 will provide all competitors with two practice sessions beginning at 8:00 a.m.which is open to spectators and media alike.
Supercross Futures AMA National Championship Class Breakdown:
- 250 Futures (competing Saturday night)
- Supermini Futures (competing Saturday night)
- Supermini 1 (12 -15)
- 250 B
- 65cc (7-11)
- Mini Senior (12-15)
- 125cc B/C
- 51cc Limited (4-6)
- 85cc (9-12)
- Schoolboy 2 (12-17)
- Collegeboy (16-24)
- 250 C
- 65cc (10-11)
- 51cc Limited (4-8)
- 85cc (9-15)
- Open B
- Open C
- 51cc Limited (6-8)
- Open A
- Schoolboy 1 (12-16)
- 65cc (7-9)