Round 2 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship in Oakland has been postponed from Saturday, Jan. 14 because of the continued severe weather threatening California.
Supercross officials announced that the event has been rescheduled to Saturday, Feb. 18, 2023, which is an open date on the 2023 schedule between Tampa, Florida, (Feb. 11) and Arlington, Texas (Feb. 25). All original ticket purchases will be honored for the rescheduled date.
In a statement posted on its social media channels Wednesday afternoon, Supercross announced that “Due to the severe weather conditions afflicting Northern California, Round 2 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship scheduled on Saturday, January 14 at RingCentral Coliseum in Oakland California, is being postponed. The safety of our athletes, teams, operational and television staff and fans is always our foremost concern.
“Feld Motor Sport is currently working with the RingCenteral Coliseum to find an alternate date that works within the already announced 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship schedule.
“Ticket purchasers can visit SupercrossLIVE for the most up to date information regarding this postponed event.
“Round 3 of the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship will continue next Saturday, January 21 at Snapdragon Stadium in San Diego, California.”
Per a tweet by Racer X editor and NBC Sports announcer Jason Weigandt, it’s believed to be the first postponement of a Supercross event because of inclement weather in the series’ 50-year history.
The 2023 Supercross season opened last Saturday in Anaheim, California, with defending series champion Eli Tomac winning the first race at Angel Stadium for the first time.
It marked the first race in the new era of the SuperMotocross World Championship, which will encompass Supercross and Pro Motocross and determine champions in 450 and 250 with a three-event playoff to end the season.
NBC Sports will cover the record 31 events with exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers, and heats. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.
Peacock will have live coverage of all races, qualifying and heats in the SuperMotocross World Championship series from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race.
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