2020 GLENDALE SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT (UPDATED)

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2020 GLENDALE SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT | ROUND #4 OF THE 2020 MONSTER ENERGY SUPERCROSS SEASON

The 2020 Glendale Supercross is set to go on Saturday, January 25th, 2020 in the State Farm Stadium just outside of Glendale, Arizona. The State Farm Stadium sits 350 miles west of Anaheim where round three was held and the riders and teams aren’t complaining about it one bit after traveling to Missouri and back for round two. For the third AMA Supercross season in a row, we’ve made it three rounds into the season and we still haven’t had a repeat winner in either class. Dylan Ferrandis and Eli Tomac are coming in hot as they both made it to the checkers first last weekend, but it wasn’t easy for them. Eli Tomac came from 10th on the first lap to take the win in the 450 class. But the real story everyone has been talking about is Dylan Ferrandis’ take-out move on Christian Craig. It seems like Dylan’s move has been one of the most controversial take-out moves we’ve seen in a long time. Not that it hasn’t been done before, but maybe we just haven’t seen such a reaction from the fans and the industry in a long time. Everybody has been weighing in their opinions on the subject, even Jett Lawrence.


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WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW: GLENDALE SUPERCROSS TRIPLE CROWN

450 main start_2019 Glendale Supercross-89 If you thought the start straightaway was long at Glendale in 2019, scroll down to see the track map for this weekend.

The Triple Crown Format is back for 2020 and Glendale will be hosting the first of three Triple Crown events this season. The other two Triple Crown races will be held in Arlington, Texas, on February 22nd, and at the penultimate round in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 25th. It’s always interesting to see how the riders perform in the shorter three-race format. For a full breakdown on how it works, read below:

Triple Crown format breakdown:
The top 18 from the overall fastest qualifying times during the day will advance straight to the main event. There will then be an LCQ that add four more riders for a total of 22 racers in the main event. During the night show, there won’t be any heat races or LCQ’s but each class will have three main events. The 250SX class will compete in three 10-minute main events, while the 450SX class will compete in three 12-minute main events. An Olympic-style scoring method will be used to determine an overall winner in each class from all three main events where the lowest combined score at the end will be awarded the overall win.

Eli Tomac Cooper Webb 2020 Anaheim 2 Supercross Eli Tomac Cooper WebbWe hope to see more side-by-side action like this in Glendale.

The stadium is located just over 16 miles North West from downtown Phoenix, Arizona and luckily the parking and accessibility is easy and simple. The stadium has a retractable roof, so even if rain shows up out of nowhere, the dirt will still be good to go. The track layout in Glendale had a super long start straight away last year and it looks to be even bigger for 2020, extending across the entire length of the stadium. It really couldn’t get any longer. Luckily, the first turn is a long sweeping corner, but for the fourth time in a row, the start goes straight into a rhythm section. With Saturday’s weather forecasting to be mostly sunny with a high of 77 degrees and low of 53, it’s shaping up to be a perfect night for Supercross.

GLENDALE SUPERCROSS TV SCHEDULE: 

Cooper Webb 2020 Anaheim 2 Supercross Cooper WebbRound four of the Monster Energy Supercross season will not be shown on LIVE TV. If you’d like to see it LIVE, you can buy the NBC Sports Gold Pass and watch qualifying and racing action LIVE on your computer, tablet or smart phone. Racing begins at 7:00p.m. Mountain time in Arizona which is 6:00p.m. Pacific time and 9:00p.m. Eastern time. New for 2020, the Race Day Live show will no longer streaming the qualifying practice LIVE for free online. Now, if you want to watch the Pros qualify, you’ll need to buy the NBC Gold pass. The NBC Sports Gold Pass will cost you $74.99 for Supercross or you can upgrade and get both the Supercross and Pro Motocross seasons for $84.99. It’s sad that the qualifying isn’t shown for free anymore and that this race won’t be LIVE on TV. But the good thing about the Gold Pass is that you don’t have to deal with commercials anymore. If you’re interested in the NBC Sports Gold Pass, click here.

QUALIFYING PRACTICE – 11:00 AM Pacific Time NBC Sports Gold App   

NIGHT SHOW RACING – 6:00 PM Pacific Time NBC Sports Gold App.       

NIGHT SHOW RACING (Next Day Air) Sunday – 11:00 AM Pacific Time NBC Sports TV Channel

Click here for the full 2020 Supercross schedule.

TRIPLE CROWN QUALIFYING AND RACE SCHEDULE

Ken Roczen 2020 Phoenix Supercross_Ken Roczen-5662Ken Roczen looked comfortable during press day. 

Here is the full schedule for the 2020 Glendale Supercross. All times are shown in Mountain Standard time, the local time zone to Glendale, Arizona:

MOUNTAIN STANDARD TIME:

9:00 am – 9:30 am KTM Junior Racing Riders Meeting (KTM Trailer)
9:30 am – 10:00 am Rider’s Track Walk
10:00 am – 10:15 am Riders Meeting (Mandatory)
10:15 am – 10:30 am Chapel Service

11:00 am – 11:08 am 250SX Group C Free Practice
11:10 am – 11:18 am 250SX Group B Free Practice
11:20 am – 11:28 am 250SX Group A Free Practice
11:30 am – 11:38 am 450SX Group A Free Practice
11:40 am – 11:48 am 450SX Group B Free Practice
11:50 am – 11:58 am 450SX Group C Free Practice

12:05 pm – 12:15 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
12:20 pm – 12:30 pm 250SX Group C Qualifying
12:35 pm – 12:45 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
12:50 pm – 1:00 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
1:05 pm – 1:15 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm 450SX Group C Qualifying
1:30 pm – 1:45 pm KTM Junior Racing Practice

2:20 pm – 2:30 pm 250SX Group C Qualifying
2:35 pm – 2:45 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
3:05 pm – 3:15 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
3:20 pm – 3:30 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying
3:35 pm – 3:45 pm 450SX Group C Qualifying
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm KTM Junior Racing Practice

The top 18 times from Qualifying Practice in both Classes transfer directly to the Main Events

4:15 pm – 4:22 pm 250SX Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 Lap [22 Riders] Top 4 into the Main Events
4:25 pm – 4:32 pm 450SX Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 Lap [22 Riders] Top 4 into the Main Events

NIGHT SHOW RACING
6:30 pm – 7:11 pm Opening Ceremonies

7:16 pm – 7:28 pm 250SX Main Event #1 – 10 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
7:39 pm – 7:53 pm 450SX Main Event #1 – 12 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders

7:59 pm – 8:05 pm KTM Junior Racing Main Event – 3 laps – 15 riders
8:05 pm – 8:15 pm Track Maintenance

8:15 pm – 8:27 pm 250SX Main Event #2 – 10 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
8:33 pm – 8:47 pm 450SX Main Event #2 – 12 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders

9:09 pm – 9:21 pm 250SX Main Event #3 – 10 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 Riders
9:36 pm – 9:50 pm 450SX Main Event #3 – 12 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 Riders

Points awarded for overall combined score.

GLENDALE SUPERCROSS: THE TRACK MAP

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THE POINTS LEADERS

Ken Roczen_2019 Arlington Supercross-9Ken Roczen will have the red plate for the first time this season on Saturday.

Justin Cooper 2020 anaheim supercross-90Justin Cooper continues to maintain the points lead in the 250 West division. 

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