Every time we think about racing, our initial conclusion would be formula 1, Nascar, and motocross, and no doubt, these are the most popular racing sports in the United States, Europe, and even in Asia but we did not realize that when it comes to the thrill and adrenaline, supercross has another dimension that gets everyone’s attention. Have you watched a supercross race? you might probably know of its popularity and its appeal to its fans, or if so, if you can relate about this motorsport that is gaining ground in many parts of the world, you might want to continue reading this article because we will discuss how popular this sport has become and how this creates an impact in the world of motorsport.
You also might be wondering right now what does this sport do good, well you are not alone actually, there are still a lot of people are not that familiar of supercross, and the first thing you need to do is to understand the sport itself and to make this happen, you should continue reading this article. 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 desert, mountains, and valleys perfect for showcasing the riders’ daredevil motorcycle riding skills. Supercross is initially a part of motocross which eventually had its own version due to its popularity, difficulty and its different scenario and action that the riders experience during the race, but still, the race will determine the winner who among the riders will cross the finish line first.
What makes supercross more popular than motocross is that it can be also held indoors. In fact, the world’s biggest supercross races are held in NFL, MLB, and NBA stadiums which requires a whole mountain of dirt that will be turned into a man-made track. These tracks are similar to motocross which has its own hills, leaps, turns, and obstacles that makes it more action-packed. Making it more exciting and more popular than motocross is that most of its competitors are multi-titled motocross riders, veterans, and professionals. Unlike motocross, supercross became more popular to the former because most of its competitors add more flare to their jumps and leaps by adding tricks to put the spectators in awe. Motocross is usually held at rural areas compared to supercross where organizers can build a man-made course at indoor stadiums in the heart of the city and are usually has its own Supercross live stream free for everyone.