Motorcycle racing popularity is on the rise, especially for Monster Energy Supercross. The 2018 SX season saw record growth in race attendance, TV viewership, online streaming and social media engagement, and Monster Energy Supercross is going to ramp it up even more in 2019. This is great news not just for the off-road industry, but for the motorcycle industry as a whole.
ELLENTON, FL – Upon crowning three new champions at an electrifying 2018 season finale in Las Vegas on May 5, Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, experienced a record-setting season of spectacular, edge-of-your seat racing that resulted in impressive growth across live attendance, television viewership, digital engagement and international fandom for the most competitive and highest-profile off-road motorcycle racing championship in the world.
Jason Anderson captured his first-career 450SX Class Championship at the final round of the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season in Las Vegas on May 5. | Photo credit: Feld Entertainment, Inc.
Following the retirement of four-time 450SX Class champion, Ryan Dungey, in 2017, the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross season opened the door for a potential first-time premier-class champion to emerge. At the first round in Anaheim, Red Bull KTM Factory Racing’s Marvin Musquin, fresh off winning $1 million at the Monster Energy Cup in October 2017, landed his first win of the season and was off to an early point lead until an injury forced him to sit out at Round 2, where the chances for a championship from Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Jason Anderson took off. Anderson captured his first of four wins at Round 2 and was the one to watch as he only finished outside of the top five twice in 17 races.
Meanwhile, one of the sport’s most buzzed about athletes, Ken Roczen, became who fans envisioned to end up a first-time …read more