AMA Supercross, an FIM World Champion, is undisputedly the top Supercross series occasion in the world and attracts elite cyclist skill from every edge of the globe. The AMA Supercross Championship is presented in the 450SX class, which primarily includes four-stroke 450cc innovation. The 250SX course, which showcases cyclists on four-stroke 250cc motorbikes, is divided into U.S. eastern and also western local departments, each awarding its own title.
For many years, the fight for the title has actually been a brutal one with only the boldest motorcyclists prevailing. The all-time AMA Supercross 450 champ leader board is topped by the great Jeremy McGrath with 72 victories, complied with by James Stewart with 50 victories as well as Ricky Carmichael with 48.
Although this series was meant to be held in 17 different tracks in 16 cities all around the USA, Covid-19 pandemic pushed the whole season to one single stadium. The pandemic situation stopped all the events of motorcycle racing for 85 days. All the races took place at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, where the concluding race was scheduled to be held.
2020 AMA Supercross Schedule
Round Date Venue
Round 1 Jan. 4 Angels Stadium of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
Round 2 Jan. 11 The Dome at America’s Center – St. Louis, MO
Round 3 Jan. 18 Angels Stadium of Anaheim – Anaheim, CA
Round 4 Jan. 25 State Farm Stadium – Glendale, AZ
Round 5 Feb. 1 Ringcentral Coliseum – Oakland, CA
Round 6 Feb. 8 Petco Park – San Diego
Round 7 Feb. 15 Raymond James Stadium – Tampa, FL
Round 8 Feb. 22 AT&T Stadium – Arlington, TX
Round 9 Feb. 29 Mercedes-Benz Stadium – Atlanta
Round 10 March 7 Daytona International Speedway – Daytona, FL
Round 11 March 14 Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis, IN
Round 12 March 21 Ford Field – Detroit, MI
Round 13 March 28 Centurylink Field – Seattle
Round 14 April 4 Broncos Stadium at Mile High – Denver
Round 15 April 18 Gillette Stadium – Foxborough, MA
Round 16 April 25 Sam Boyd Stadium – Las Vegas
Round 17 May 2 Rice-Eccles Stadium – Salt Lake City
The champion of the 2020 season is Eli Tomac. At the age of 27, he won his first championship, and became the oldest rider to win the first ever championship in the career. He finished the final race of the season with the fifth place and secured the title. Previous year’s champion Cooper Webb became the runners-up of the season.
In the season-ending 250cc East/West Showdown, the audience witnessed an interesting incident. During the second lap of the final race, a red flag stopped it. Then the whole event needed to have a full restart. Chase Sexton won this event.
The 250cc West Class championship was defended by Dylan Ferrandis. Although he crashed during the heat race, he won the consolation race and successfully qualified for the feature race. His biggest rival Austin Forkner was injured and missed the full restart. Ferrandis finished fourth in the Showdown and won the championship for two years in a row.
The 250cc East Class Championship was also won by the defending champion, Chase Sexton. He was behind his rival Shane McElrath before the break. McElrath could not defeat him after the full restart. This is Sexton’s second consecutive championship.