Melbourne will host its first ever round of the Monster Energy Super X this Saturday October 22, with a huge line up of supercross stars ready to battle it out at the Melbourne Knights Stadium for the opening round of the 2011 Australasian Supercross Series championship.

6000 tonnes of dirt and have been trucked in to the soccer field and shaped into an international standard supercross track for Australia’s best and international guest riders to battle it out bar to bar.

Managing Director of Global Action Sports, Michael Porra, said the weather forecast for tomorrow afternoon is clear and it will be a great day for racing.

“The precipitation from today means the track will be perfect for racing tomorrow. The first round is always action packed with the top riders keen to make their mark on the championship so you won’t want to miss it,” said Porra.

All of Australia’s best riders as well as international guests will be going after the all important round points including; CDR Rockstar Yamaha’s Jay Marmont (AUS) and Jake Moss (AUS), Carlton Dry Thor Honda’s Cheyne Boyd (AUS), Hart and Hart & Huntington / Insure My Ride’s Chris Blose (USA) Monster Energy Kawasaki’s Billy Mackenzie (SCO)and JDR Motorex KTM’s Tye Simmonds (AUS),Ryan Marmont (AUS) and Daniel Reardon (AUS).

The Melbourne Monster Energy Super X round will feature the Double Header final format, which pits riders against each other in 2 x 10 laps for the Open class and 2 x 8 laps in the Lites.

There will be more action on race day than ever before with the all new Pit Bike Cup, Club Challenge, Under 19s and a Monster Energy FMX demo, which will include a special guest appearance by X Games FMX gold medalist Blake ‘Bilko’ Williams, in addition to the battle for supremacy in the Open, Lites and Michelin Development Series (ages 14 & 15) divisions.

Gates open from 3:30pm with the official event starting at 5:30pm.

Monster Energy Super X series schedule:

Date / Venue / Location

October 22 – Melbourne Knights Stadium – Melbourne

October 29 – WIN Stadium – Wollongong

November 5 – Campbelltown Stadium – Sydney

November 12 – Maitland Oval – Hunter Valley

November 19 – North Ipswich Reserve – Ipswich

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