Feld Motorsports announced the 2021 Monster Energy Supercross calendar moments ago, which looks rather different to a normal season. COVID-19 will still be a factor, of course, so there are less cities and mid-week races! The official word is below.
Since the series began in 1974, California has hosted most of the season openers as the city of Anaheim has become synonymous with the start of the supercross season. For the first time in twenty-five years, the series will start in another state by opening at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas for the first three rounds. The Texas trio of races will be followed by a two-race stint at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
After Indianapolis, the series will venture west to State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona for another three races while traversing south to Daytona Beach, Florida for the annual singular event at Daytona International Speedway. Rounds 10, 11, and 12 will take place at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas after a two-week break.
Rounds 13–16 of the 17-race championship will be announced at a later date as we continue to work with our stadium partners and their local governments and health departments, while also staying current with national mandates and CDC guidelines.
Additionally, the remaining Eastern Regional and Western Regional 250SX Class races, Triple Crown and East/West 250SX Showdown events will also be announced later.
SUPER TUESDAY RACES
One of the unexpected surprises of racing in the bubble in Salt Lake City was the creation of mid-week races due to the condensed nature of the schedule. Racing every Wednesday during the three-week stretch became a fan-favorite while also boosting television ratings in an otherwise non-traditional broadcast window for Supercross. With that in mind, Supercross will host four Super Tuesday races, one in each of the host cities (Houston, Indianapolis, Glendale, and Arlington). A first in the sport’s 48-year history.
The season finale will take place at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City as the Utah Sports Commission – a long-time Supercross partner, is once again eager to host the season’s final event and championship wrap up with fans in attendance.
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