Format Changes Coming To 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Championship Races at Rice-Eccles Stadium.

The Most Competitive Off-Road Motorcycle Racing Championship in the World Coming to the Beehive State on April 28th
In Partnership With Utah Sports Commission

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, returns to bring
the world’s premier off-road motorcycle racing championship series back to Salt Lake City on Saturday,
April 28 th – marking the 16 th round (and final race before wrapping up the season in Las Vegas) of the
most exciting racing season of all-time as a new era of competition will change the battleground forever
with several new format changes to the most competitive and highest-profile motorcycle racing
championship in the world that has entertained millions of fans for 43 years!

For the first time in over two decades, the 2018 season will debut an all-new points system to evenly
allocate points over all 22 finishing positions. While the gap between 1 st , 2 nd and 3 rd has not changed, the
new points system will ensure that the race to the championship will be much more competitive
throughout the season as the reward is greater for a better finish.

Also the elimination of semi races in qualifying for the Main Event will add further pressure to qualify as
the world’s most elite endurance athletes will have just two chances to ensure a spot in the Main Event
through one of two heat races or a last chance qualifier (LCQ). This year, the Top 9 in each heat will
qualify directly into the Main Event while positions 10-20 will have one last chance to make it through the
LCQ. Previously, only five positions would transfer to the Main Event from the heat races and all others
would be transferred to a semi race. Eliminating the semi races will make for longer heat races and last
chance qualifiers, allowing for more intense battles on the track for the fans.

Without a past champion potentially on the gate in 2018, the international field is wide open for the world’s
most elite athletes to become a first-time Monster Energy Supercross Champion. Along with all the new
format changes, every track in 2018 will have a distinct personality that tells the story of each city’s
Supercross history.

WHEN: Saturday, April 28, 2018

Gates Open / Practice & Qualifying starts at 8:30 AM
Pit Party from 8:30 AM–2:30 PM
Opening Ceremonies at 2:30 PM
Racing starts at 3:00 PM
WHERE: Rice-Eccles Stadium – 451 S 1400 E, Salt Lake City, UT 84112
TICKETS: Ticket prices start as low as $20!
Pit Party passes are priced at just $10 (available in advance or at the gate)

Tickets & Pit Passes are now on-sale and available for purchase online at
or, charge by phone at 800-888- TIXX and in person at the Rice-Eccles
Stadium Box Office. *ticket prices subject to change; additional venue/ticketing fees may

For more information on the Salt Lake race, please visit city-ut- 2018-tickets

At each Monster Energy Supercross event, fans are treated to unprecedented access to the sport’s
multimillion-dollar athletes, their teams and sponsors while getting a behind-the- scenes look at the daylong,
pre-race Pit Party, which opens Saturday afternoon at 12:30PM and costs $10 at the gate. Or get FREE
access by simply recycling an empty can of Monster Energy (valid race event ticket required for entry).
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About the American Motorcyclist Association
Founded in 1924, the AMA is a not-for- profit member-based association whose mission is to promote the motorcycle lifestyle
and protect the future of motorcycling. As the world’s largest motorcycling rights and event sanctioning organization, the AMA
advocates for riders’ interests at all levels of government and sanctions thousands of competition and recreational events every
year. The AMA also provides money-saving discounts on products and services for its members. Through the AMA Motorcycle

Hall of Fame in Pickerington, Ohio, the AMA honors the heroes and heritage of motorcycling. For more information,
About Utah Sports Commission:
The Utah Sports Commission, a not-for- profit 501c6 business league and Utah Sports Commission Foundation, a not-for- profit
501c3 charitable organization, is governed by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees consisting of statewide sports, business,
community, and government leaders. The Sports Commission was created to be a catalyst for Utah in its Olympic legacy efforts
and to help enhance Utah’s economy, image and quality of life through the attraction, promotion and development of national
and international sports. The Sports Commission works closely with communities, sports entities, and organizations to provide
event services ranging from the bid process, on-site logistics, volunteer coordination, sponsorships and promotional
opportunities and other related services. For more information, visit