The most competitive off-road motorcycle racing championship in the
world coming to Mercedes-Benz Stadium for the first time
ATLANTA – Tickets for the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross event at the brand-new, world-class Mercedes-Benz Stadium are on sale now. 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 East/West 250SX Shootouts, 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 inside the most recognizable and prestigious stadiums in North America. Without a past champion potentially on the gate in 2018, the international field is wide open for the world’s most elite athletes to become a first-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion.
WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2018
Gates/Pit Party open at noon
Opening Ceremonies at 6:30 PM
Racing starts at 7 PM
WHERE: Mercedes-Benz Stadium
1 AMB Drive NW
Atlanta, GA 30313
TICKETS: Ticket prices start as low as $20.
Tickets are on sale now and available for purchase online at Ticketmaster.com,
all Ticketmaster retail outlets or charge by phone at 800-745- 3000.
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 into the Main Event while positions 10-20 will have one last chance to make it through the LCQ. Previously, only five positions would transfer to the Main Event from the heat races and all others would be transferred to a semi race. Eliminating the semi races will make for longer heat races and last chance qualifiers, allowing for more intense battles on the track for the fans.
Atlanta hosted the first round of Monster Energy Supercross during the 1993 season inside what was the largest domed structure in the world, the Georgia Dome, eventually resulting in the city becoming the routine home of the sport in the Southeast. The new season will bring thousands of fans to the edge of their seats in an epic battle of premier off-road motorcycle racing, marking the first time Monster Energy Supercross performs at Atlanta’s brand new, jaw-dropping sport and entertainment facility, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, its ninth stop of the 17-race championship. The Atlanta race is the second city in the inaugural three-city showdown, Triple Crown, where both the 250SX and 450SX Classes will compete. Qualifying races will reduce the field to the top 22 riders in each class, and the 250SX Class will compete in 6-, 10- and 12-minute Main Events, while the
450SX Class will compete in 8-, 12- and 15-minute Main Events. An Olympic-style scoring
method determines an overall winner in each class from all three Main Events, where the lowest combined score will be awarded the overall win.
At each event, fans are treated to unprecedented access to the sport’s multimillion-dollar athletes, their teams and sponsors while getting a behind-the- scenes look at the daylong, pre-race Pit Party at the Georgia World Congress Center, which opens Saturday afternoon at noon and costs $20 at the gate. Or get FREE access by simply recycling an empty can of Monster Energy. Restrictions and additional charges may apply.
In addition, the action-packed weekend will feature Amateur Supercross on Sunday, March 4 at noon when the fastest amateur competitors in 27 classes will have a once-in- a-lifetime opportunity to ride on the Mercedes-Benz track, the same one as their professional counterparts.
For more information on the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, please log onto SupercrossLIVE.com, the official website of Monster Energy Supercross, or follow via social channels:
About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for- profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame in
Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information, visit www.americanmotorcyclist.com.
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