The 2019 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season will include the unveiling of Supercross Futures which will be an AMA Amateur National Championship. The AMSOIL Arenacross series will be discontinued and the brand new Supercross Futures will be featured at select locations within the 2019 AMA Supercross season. Supercross Futures will take the place of the Road to Supercross program which amateur riders were required to participate in to gain the ability to compete in Supercross later in their racing career.
The incorporation of Supercross Futures comes in response to an increased demand for high-level amateur events throughout the country. Much like previous amateur events, qualification for Supercross Futures will be based on riders’ geographic regions and will culminate in a championship event at the end of the season.
The stated mission with Supercross Futures is to improve the quality of the AMA’s amateur circuit for the best rising talent in the sport. In 2018, there were four amateur racing events which averaged over 700 entries each. There will be a significant expansion of the amateur circuit in 2019 with eight events which will bring young riders closer to the next level of their aspiring careers. On top of gaining experience on professional level tracks, young riders will have the chance to earn points to work towards obtaining their AMA Supercross license. Riders can begin practicing as early as four years of age while competing in a challenging atmosphere against the country’s top amateur talent.
Over the duration of the season, Supercross Future events will take place the following day of professional Supercross live events at the same venue. The 2019 AMA Supercross season features 17 rounds for the professional circuit and Supercross Futures will hold eight events on the schedule in its debut season. It will be a groundbreaking opportunity to give young riders a chance to compete for an amateur championship on professional level tracks. This will additionally give fans an inside look at the future stars of Supercross. The eight venues Supercross Futures will compete are as followed:
State Farm Stadium – Glendale, Arizona
Angel Stadium – Anaheim, California
Oakland-Alameda Coliseum – Oakland, California
Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, Indiana
NRG Stadium – Houston, Texas
Nissan Stadium – Nashville, Tennessee
Broncos Stadium at Mile High – Denver, Colorado
Sam Boyd Stadium – Las Vegas, Nevada
Supercross Futures is designed to be a groundbreaking amateur program to bring the country’s best young talent to the forefront closer to achieving their goals of becoming professional riders. The introduction of the new program has many in the Supercross community excited about the expansion of the AMA Amateur National Championship.
Registration for the program will soon be open for young riders nationwide and interested applicants are advised to check in late October for more information.