Dirt bikes flying a hundred feet into the air, daredevil acrobats, and adrenaline pumping circuit race, all these thrilling experiences can only be seen in a supercross race which is gaining a lot of ground in the mainstream sports leagues around the world. Although, it is only just getting a foothold in the American households which are predominantly stuck on watching NBA, NFL, and UFC, supercross is slowly gaining ground and capturing the hearts of the American sports community as the big leagues mentioned had recent declines in terms of television ratings which opened an opportunity for this extreme outdoor motorsport to increase not just its awareness but also its popularity.
Thanks to the social media and live streaming videos from various websites dedicated to motorsports, you can watch Supercross Live for free. Supercross actually originated in the United States which started in 1974, that is founded by the American Motorcyclist Association (AMA) thus, the AMA Supercross Championship was born. The racing season lasted from January to May annually. Supercross is an offshoot of the sports motocross, which is not held in a man-made track but rather held in a natural terrain compared to motocross racing that is held in a man-made artificial dirt track which consists of obstacles and very steep jumps.
Supercross’ tracks are usually constructed in a huge lot or inside a stadium and are usually sponsored or organized by major sporting brands and energy drink brands. The sport according to experts surpassed the popularity of its predecessor, motocross a few years after it was established and founded by the AMA because of its one-of-a-kind thrill that is more exciting than motocross according to spectators and riders alike. Supercross nowadays are broadcasted live both on television and on the internet; the world championships are usually held in an empty dessert, mountains, and valleys perfect for showcasing the riders’ daredevil motorcycle riding skills.
According to a veteran supercross organizer, Kasey Linsberg, that the AMA Monster Energy Supercross league has become the largest racing event in the Northern part of the American continent that is owned by a private owner. Building a single track requires 26 million pounds of dirt that are put inside a stadium for NFL or MLB. According to Tim Phend, the director of operations at Monster Energy Supercross, it takes sixty hours for a single employee to fully work on building the track inside a stadium every time they are having a racing event. Its popularity soars high to 21-percent in terms of increase this year according to a mainstream sports channel.
To add more, there is also a 20 percent increase in terms of traffic and viewership in supercross dedicated sites that provide livestreaming videos every time there is a major race happening. The thrilling race, the riders’ stories, and the edge-of-your-seat races contributed a lot to its increasing popularity in the United States. Supercross is where the veterans face the young and upcoming dirt bike racers who are capable of dethroning them from their seat as champions. Usually, there are four to six legs in a single season of supercross according to most of its organizers.