A regional-based feeder series for Monster Energy Super X could become a reality after it was revealed this week that the Motocross Commission is in favour of such a series in the future.
A regional-based feeder series for the Monster Energy Super X, Australasian Supercross Championship, could become a reality after it was revealed this week that the Motocross Commission is in favour of such a series in the future.
Motocross Commision meeting minutes released by the sport’s governing body Motorcycling Australia yesterday indicate that the idea has been raised, however there was no indication as to whether the series would in fact go ahead.
Item ‘MX881’ of the meeting minutes revealed the idea behind the discussion: “It is of the MXC’s opinion that a feeder for the major national SX series is required. This would help develop a stepping stone for younger riders to bridge from outdoor MX racing to the high pressure of technical SX style tracks”.
Since launching back in 2008, Super X has injected a new lease of life into Australian Supercross competition thanks to series promoters Global Action Sports and the attendance of international hero Chad Reed.
The series caters for professional Open and Lites riders, as well as a Junior Development series at selected rounds, however the pressure of large audiences and live television can be difficult to contend with for newcomers – especially with a lack of Supercross practice tracks in Australia.
A return to regional Supercross races would mark the first time a national level non-Australian championship series has been run since the beginning of 2008, when the two-round Stroke Supercross Summer Nationals proved a popular feeder series at Tooradin in Victoria and Dubbo in New South Wales.
That particular series was promoted by Full Throttle Sports, a division of current Australian Superbike Championship promoter International Entertainment Group.