AURORA, Ill. – Feld Motor Sports announced today the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, schedule that kicks off January 8 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, Calif., and concludes at Las Vegas’ Sam Boyd Stadium on May 7. Monster Energy Supercross will showcase the world’s premier indoor off-road motorcycle racing championship at some of the world’s most prominent stadiums in 2011, including two new events.
Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles will host its first-ever Monster Energy Supercross race January 22, which is the tour’s third race. Monster Energy Supercross will maintain its tradition in Anaheim while expanding into Los Angeles’ Dodger Stadium. From Los Angeles, Monster Energy Supercross will head to Oak-Alameda City Stadium in Oakland, Calif., for the first time since 1984 on January 29.
"The 2011 Monster Energy Supercross schedule, which includes two new venues, sets the stage for next year and we will continue to assemble several key enhancements to build this brand and the sport of supercross," said Kenneth Feld, Chairman and CEO, Feld Entertainment. "We are excited to showcase the inaugural Monster Energy Supercross races at the legendary Dodgers Stadium and return to Oakland’s Oak-Alameda City Stadium."
"Year after year, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is very exciting, captive and unpredictable," said FIM President Vito Ippolito. "Who would have thought that Ryan Dungey would win the title in his first year of participation? Supercross is an excellent showcase for FIM motor sports and the number of its fans grows every year, as their appetite to see Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship events go worldwide. This is also the FIM's wish. We know Feld Motor Sports is working hard on that for the future and we are pleased to see that the 2011 calendar counts another 17 events."
"Since the early 1970s, AMA Supercross has provided the stage, and the best motorcycle racers in the world have delivered the talent, to create one of the most exciting championship series on two wheels," said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. "The AMA is very pleased to continue working with our promotional partner, Feld Motor Sports, to deliver both a level playing field and high-octane thrills to hundreds of thousands of fans across the United States."
Reigning Monster Energy Supercross champion Ryan Dungey, of Belle Plaine, Minn., will defend his championship in 2011 after becoming the youngest rider in history to be crowned AMA Supercross class champion.
"Anaheim 1 is probably the biggest and most anticipated race we have in our sport, but I like San Francisco, Atlanta, St. Louis, and Indy because they are better suited to my style," said Dungey. "The crowds are big in all of those cities, the towns are cool and the tracks are great, but I am a racer, so I am ready to go wherever they line us up at. I have to prepare for a long season that is 17 races in 18 weeks; it is grueling on your body and mind. I experienced that last year and know a little more now what to expect. And with the return of James (Stewart), Chad (Reed), and Ryan (Villopoto), it should be a good one that hopefully goes down to the wire."
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2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Schedule
Date Venue City
January 8 Angel Stadium Anaheim, Calif.
January 15 Chase Field Phoenix
January 22 Dodger Stadium Los Angeles
January 29 Oak-Alameda City Stadium Oakland
February 5 Angel Stadium Anaheim, Calif.
February 12 Reliant Stadium Houston
February 19 Qualcomm Stadium San Diego
February 26 Georgia Dome Atlanta
March 5 Daytona Int’l Speedway Daytona, Fla.*
March 12 Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis
March 19 Jacksonville Municipal Stadium Jacksonville, Fla.
March 26 Rogers Centre Toronto, ON
April 2 Cowboys Stadium Arlington, Texas
April 9 Edward Jones Dome St. Louis
April 16 Qwest Field Seattle
April 30 Rice-Eccles Stadium Salt Lake City
May 7 Sam Boyd Stadium Las Vegas
*Not a Feld Motor Sports event – this date is independently promoted by Daytona International Speedway and the International Speedway Corp.
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