Format Changes to 2018 Monster Energy Supercross

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The 2018 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will see changes to its points system where allocation is designed to create more competition throughout the season. Other format changes include longer motos, the elimination of semi races for Main Event qualification and the addition of several unique showdowns including amateur racing nights. Tickets are on sale now. For more information on these changes, see below.

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ELLENTON, FL – October 23, 2017 – Feld Entertainment® announced today that tickets for the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season will go on sale tomorrow, October 24. The 2018 season will be the most exciting and entertaining of all-time as a new era of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, will change the battleground forever with a revised points system, the addition of three Triple Crown Monster Energy Cup-style events, two 250SX East/West Showdowns, four Supercross Amateur racing events and the elimination of semi races in qualifying for the Main Event.

As the most competitive and highest-profile motorcycle racing championship in the world, Monster Energy Supercross has entertained millions of fans for 43 years. For the first time in over two decades, the 2018 season will debut an all-new points system to evenly allocate points over all 22 finishing positions. While the gap between 1st, 2nd and 3rd has not changed, the new points system will ensure that the race to the championship will be much more competitive throughout the season as the reward is greater for a better finish.

The elimination of semi races will add further pressure to qualify as the world’s most elite endurance athletes will have just two chances to ensure a spot in the Main Event through one of two heat races or a last chance qualifier (LCQ). This year, the Top 9 in each heat will qualify directly …read more

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