Supercross Returns To Toronto This Weekend

on March 20, 2013

Dirt Bikes

If you’re ready to absorb one of the most high-impact and high-performance extreme sports around, your need for speed will be answered as Supercross is back in Toronto.

Monster Energy AMA Supercross returns to Toronto’s Rogers Centre on Saturday March 23 for the 12th race of the 17th race championship.

The motorcycle racing sport involving off-road bikes on artificial dirt tracks (complete with steep jumps and obstacles) holds most of its events in professional baseball and football stadiums. Supercross was originally derived from the sport of Motocross with the key difference being that Supercross races are more technical. While they are not as fast as motocross, there is a much higher degree of difficulty with super races.

Last year’s Toronto event hosted more than 47,000 fans who saw Ryan Villopoto take home his seventh win. It was also where Justin Brayton also earned back-to-back second places finishes for the first time in his career with his silver performance at Rogers Centre.

The first points-paying 450SX Class race in Toronto was in 2004 and 2009 in the 250SX Class, with eventual champion Christophe Pourcel winning on a Kawasaki. There was never a repeat winner in the 250SX Class at Toronto, until the 2012 stop when Justin Barcia completed that task.

The Toronto Monster Energy Supercross races will be broadcast LIVE on SPEED on Saturday, March 23 at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Tickets are available at the Rogers Centre Box Office, all Ticketmaster Outlets, charge by phone at (855) 985-5000, Supercrossonline.com, or at ticketmaster.ca. Practice and qualifying begin at 12:30 p.m. and the main event starts at 7:00 p.m. Total Access Passes are $125 Adult/Child; Gold Circle $42 Adult/Child; Extreme Seats $25 Adult/Child; Treadhead $15 Adult/Child; Pizza Pizza Kids Tickets $15 (excludes TAP and Gold Circle seats).