Feld Motor Sports announced today the 2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, schedule, featuring the newest stop on the tour, April 14 at Louisiana’s Superdome in New Orleans.
Fresh off the heels of the greatest season ever, the 2012 Monster Energy Supercross schedule is the foundation for next season’s highly touted racing championship. Once again the championship will begin at Angel Stadium, on January 7 and conclude at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas on May 5, where the champion will be crowned.
Monster Energy Supercross last stop in New Orleans was in 2009 when Team San Manuel Yamaha’s James Stewart won the main event en route to his second Supercross class championship.
“The 2012 Monster Energy Supercross schedule is the map to the coveted championship trophy,” said Todd Jendro, senior director of two-wheel operations, Feld Motor Sports. “While 2011 is the greatest season ever, it is a primer for 2012. The returning veterans and the youthful challengers are the perfect blend for a parity-driven championship.”
2012 Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, Schedule
January 7 – Angel Stadium – Anaheim, Calif.
January 14 – Chase Field – Phoenix
January 21 – Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles
January 28 – Overstock.com Stadium – Oakland
February 4 – Angel Stadium – Anaheim, Calif.
February 11 – Qualcomm Stadium – San Diego
February 18 – Cowboys Stadium – Arlington, Texas
February 25 – Georgia Dome – Atlanta
March 3 – Edward Jones Dome – St. Louis
March 10 – Daytona Int’l Speedway – Daytona, Fla.*
March 17 – Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianapolis
March 24 – Rogers Centre – Toronto, ON
March 31 – Reliant Stadium – Houston
April 14 – Louisiana Superdome – New Orleans
April 21 – Qwest Field – Seattle
April 28 – Rice-Eccles Stadium – Salt Lake City
May 5 – 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.
“The 2011 season once again proved that the Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, is a real thriller,” said FIM President Vito Ippolito. “Who would have thought that heading into Las Vegas, the championship would be so close? Supercross remains the excellent showcase for FIM motor sports that it always was and keeps the fans on their toes throughout the entire Championship. It is still the FIM’s wish to take Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship global. Still, we are pleased to see that there are once again 17 events on the 2012 calendar and we can start to count down the days separating us from the first race in Anaheim on January 7, 2012.”
“As 2011 proved, the Monster Energy Supercross championship has always been about combining the best racers on the planet and one of the most accessible and fan-friendly stadium-based events you’ll see anywhere” said AMA President and CEO Rob Dingman. “For 2012, we’re proud to work with our promotional partner, Feld Motor Sports, to deliver the exciting racing, compelling stories and intense thrills of supercross to fans and new audiences worldwide.”