The 2017 Supercross Season
The Final 2017 Supercross Schedule
The 2017 Supercross Season kicked off on January 7th at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California, making its way from the west coast to the east. Consequently 17 events totaling 17 weeks make up the season which will conclude its grand finale on May 6th at the Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. In the end, Supercross fans can watch their favorite riders and anticipate who will be crowned our 2017 Champion in Las Vegas.
Here is the entire 2017 Supercross Schedule according to AMASupercross.com:
- January 7, 2017 Anaheim 1
- January 14, 2017 San Diego 1
- January 21, 2017 Anaheim 2
- January 28, 2017 Phoenix
- February 4, 2017 Oakland
- February 11, 2017 Arlington
- February 18, 2017 Minneapolis
- February 25, 2017 Atlanta
- March 4, 2017 Toronto
- March 11, 2017 Daytona
- March 18, 2017 Indianappolis
- March 25, 2017 Detroit
- April 1, 2017 St. Louis
- April 8, 2017 Seattle
- April 22, 2017 Salt Lake City
- April 29, 2017 New Jersey
- May 6, 2017 Las Vegas
In the off season there was a lot of speculation about who would be switching teams and who would be renewing their contracts. As it turned out, one of the biggest switches was Eli Tomac who joined Monster Energy Kawasaki. Meanwhile, there had been rumors of Tomac’s contract, but they weren’t confirmed right away due to Tomac’s major shoulder injuries at Thunder Valley last summer. Finally, with four rounds complete Tomac is starting to look like he did before the massive crash.
James Stewart, a two-time (2007, ’09) AMA Supercross Champion, said that he’s not ready to retire but found it difficult to line up sponsors for 2017. Meanwhile, he has been seen riding a Yamaha in his home state of Florida lately, but no official word has emerged from the Stewart camp as to his intentions for the future.
The opening round of the 2017 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship was January 7 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, California. Ryan Dungey tried to defend the number-one plate in the 450SX class. As well, a new champion will be crowned in the 250SX West Championship now that the 2016 West champ, Cooper Webb, has moved up to the 450SX class.
How to Attend
Scoring tickets to an event in the 2017 Supercross Season is simple and easy. Just remember, they can be purchased online or at the track prior to the race. You can purchase tickets for as low as $20, and are available the day of the event at ticket booths at the event. Generally, tickets cost $5 more if buying the day of, so be sure to nab your tickets early to locate the best seats and the best view.
Related 2017 Supercross Season Events
You can watch plenty of great Supercross this year and it is about more than just great racing. Also remember, the Pit Party at Supercross is a great place to score autographs and talk with your favorite riders. As a result, when you purchase a pit pass you can make it an all day even. In addition, from 12pm – 6pm you can meet riders and nab a picture or two. Finally, tickets are available on the AMA Supercross site for the Pit Party.
It’s a lot of fun watching 2017 Supercross Season, but don’t forget how hard these guys work for their jobs. Ever wonder how privateers get these bikes across the US to participate in all the races? Some riders use MotorcycleShippers.com, a shipping and transport service to assist with the move and then they simply fly to the location. It makes traveling with your bike easy.
Clint Lawrence, Founder of Motorcycleshippers, is an avid motorcycle enthusiast, industry consultant and board member for a major logistics provider. [email protected]