The goal of Feld Motor Sports’ amateur supercross revival is to help riders learn supercross. At the first race, though, it’s Feld’s people that are doing the learning. Dave Prater and Mike Muye, two principals at the races, are trying to untangle the mess Sunday morning at the Anaheim 2 Supercross. The Feld crew has plenty of experience producing supercross races—more than anyone, in fact. But getting hundreds of overly anxious amateurs and their families situated and signed up is much different than dealing with seasoned professionals.
“Yeah, Anaheim 2 wasn’t the best, but they got a lot better,” Kawasaki Team Green manager Ryan Holliday says.
Prater admits to it. They learned a lot about pits, parking, keeping races on time, and giving the riders as many laps as they could. You know, the standard stuff that matters at any regular race, be it at your local track or inside Angel Stadium.
By the second race, in Glendale, Arizona, the parking situation had improved, the track was better, and the program was up and running early. Feld’s 2018 Supercross Amateur schedule concluded with races in Tampa and Atlanta. On each of the four weekends, around 750 riders learned the ropes of supercross—and Feld relearned how to run those races. Class dismissed, until next year. This time, amateur supercross could be here to stay.