2023 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT: TV SCHEDULE, INJURED LIST & TRACK MAP

2023 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT

We’ve only made it one round into the 2023 Supercross season before things got really interesting for the series. The second round of the 2023 season was postponed due to the city of Oakland suffering major rainfall. Thankfully for the series, there were two scheduled weekends that the Supercross riders had off. Fortunately, one of those weekends, Feb.18, would align with Oaklands schedule. The unfortunate part is that the riders and teams are definitely going to add some miles on their vehicles, traveling all the way from Tampa, Florida, back to Oakland, California, and then back to Texas. We’re glad that this will work out but now let’s talk about the upcoming round in San Diego, held at a brand new venue, Snapdragon Stadium.

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TV SCHEDULE: 2023 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS

Peacock Supercross Motocross

The Peacock premium streaming service costs $4.99 per month and it provides LIVE coverage of the daytime qualifying sessions at each Round and live coverage of each Supercross race. International Supercross fans can now watch LIVE using the SuperMotocross Video Pass streaming service (Supermotocross.tv) which costs $129.95 for a one-year subscription.

New for 2023, Race Day Live will expand in 2023 to cover all 31 races of the SuperMotocross World Championship series. The program will feature 2.5-hours of coverage for each Supercross event, 1-hour for each Pro Motocross event, and 2.5-hours for both SuperMotocross Playoff events and the SuperMotocross World Championship Final.

San Diego Qualifying Show – 1:30pm (pacific) – Peacock

San Diego Night Show – 7:00pm (pacific) – Peacock/USA Network


NEW YEAR NEW STADIUM

We won’t be seeing Supercross at Petco Park this year. Instead, the third round will be held at the new Snapdragon Stadium which is now the home of the San Diego State football team. So why the change? Well, we don’t know the exact reasoning from Feld just yet, but we can list off a few…

One of the first things that comes to mind is the pits. While it may not be a big deal if you’re a spectator to walk up and down the block to check out the factory rigs, it can be slightly annoying if you’re in the industry. Pictured is the pits at Petco Park which can be found several blocks away from the stadium. This meant to get a bike, rider, and mechanic to the entrance of Petco Park, you will have to travel several blocks, and then wrap around the entire stadium just to get to the bike entrance. Snapdragon will solve this issue with the pits being connected directly to the stadium.

Here’s an aerial view of Snapdragon. One of the most interesting facts is that it is directly next to the now demolished Qualcomm Stadium. San Diego has had three different Supercross venue—Jack Murphy Stadium, Qualcomm Stadium and no Snapdragon Stadium.


We don’t even need to get too deep into the nightmare that is parking downtown in San Diego.

Now don’t get us confused, we loved shooting in Petco Park. It was beautiful, provided ridiculous scenery, and was a stone throw away to the naval ships. However, we are excited to be somewhere new.


WHO’S WHO IN ’23? NEW NUMBERS

2022-Denver-Supercross start Eli Tomac Chase SextonCheck out a full list of the Top 100 ranked riders and their new race numbers for the 2023 season by clicking here

Heading into the 2023 season, Eli Tomac will have the number one plate on his Star Racing Yamaha YZ450F and all of the regular contenders you know and love, who’ve already secured two-digit career numbers, will have the same call signs. However, young guns like Austin Forkner, Jo Shimoda, Michael Mosiman and more have updated numbers headed into the new year.


TRACK MAP: 2023 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS

The San Diego track map has one interesting trick up it’s sleeve, a massive right hand turn sweeps across the start straight.


SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS RACE DAY SCHEDULE

01:05PM PST 250SX Group C Qualifying 1
01:20PM PST 250SX Group B Qualifying 1
01:35PM PST 250SX Group A Qualifying 1
01:50PM PST 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
02:05PM PST 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
02:20PM PST 450SX Group C Qualifying 1
02:30PM PST KTM Junior Racing Practice 1
03:20PM PST 250SX Group C Qualifying 2
03:35PM PST 250SX Group B Qualifying 2
03:50PM PST 250SX Group A Qualifying 2
04:05PM PST 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
04:20PM PST 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
04:35PM PST 450SX Group C Qualifying 2
04:45PM PST KTM Junior Racing Practice 2

NIGHT SHOW 

07:06PM PST 250SX Heat 1
07:20PM PST 250SX Heat 2
07:34PM PST 450SX Heat 1
07:48PM PST 450SX Heat 2
08:02PM PST KTM Junior Racing Main Event
08:22PM PST 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
08:35PM PST 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
08:54PM PST 250SX Main Event
09:27PM PST 450SX Main Event

FAN FEST: 2023 SAN DIEGO SUPERCROSS

The fan fest doors open the pits at 12:00pm and close at 6:00pm. Opening ceremonies starts at 6:30pm and the night show starts at 7:00pm. 


POINT STANDINGS AFTER ROUND 1

450 POINT STANDINGS

Eli Tomac started his late season push at the very first round, winning his first-ever season opener. It’s going to be interesting seeing Eli come out this strong at the start of the season.

POS. # NAME POINTS
1 1 Eli Tomac 26
2 2 Cooper Webb 23
3 23 Chase Sexton 21
4 14 Dylan Ferrandis 19
5 94 Ken Roczen 18
6 45 Colt Nichols 17
7 21 Jason Anderson 16
8 7 Aaron Plessinger 15
9 9 Adam Cianciarulo 14
10 17 Joey Savatgy 13
11 51 Justin Barcia 12
12 25 Marvin Musquin 11
13 28 Christian Craig 10
14 15 Dean Wilson 9
15 46 Justin Hill 8
16 78 Grant Harlan 7
17 751 Josh Hill 6
18 60 Justin Starling 5
19 80 Kevin Moranz 4
20 47 Fredrik Noren 3
21 73 John Short 2
22 27 Malcolm Stewart 1

250 POINT STANDINGS

On another note of past champions, Jett made the first round super uninteresting, smoking the rest of the field. Will Jett be able to dominate both coasts before moving to a 450?

POS. # NAME POINTS
1 18 Jett Lawrence 26
2 24 Rj Hampshire 23
3 48 Cameron Mcadoo 21
4 49 Mitchell Oldenburg 19
5 34 Max Vohland 18
6 56 Enzo Lopes 17
7 43 Levi Kitchen 16
8 69 Phillip Nicoletti 15
9 40 Stilez Robertson 14
10 41 Derek Kelley 13
11 79 Dylan Walsh 12
12 53 Derek Drake 11
13 83 Cole Thompson 10
14 111 Anthony Rodriguez 9
15 59 Robbie Wageman 8
16 162 Maxwell Sanford 7
17 508 Hunter Yoder 6
18 93 Jerry Robin 5
19 702 Hunter Cross 4
20 85 Dilan Schwartz 3
21 173 Hunter Schlosser 2
22 55 Austin Forkner 1

INJURED LIST:

Brandon Hartranft: Back, Ribs, Hip, Shoulder

Atlanta 2022 Supercross_Brandon HArtranft
Brandon Hartranft offseason injury was the most severe and he is still in the recovery process, unsure of when he’ll be fully recovered. The Twisted Tea/Progressive/HEP Motorsports/Suzuki rider suffered multiple fractures to the lumbar spine, ribs, and shoulder, as well as a hip displacement.

Brandon Hartranft posted via instagram: “Tuesday I was training and did this rhythm. It was a 3-3-3-on off. Well the middle of the 3 triple my bike cut out and I landed head first which caused L1-L2 endplate fractures, L3-L4 transverse process fractures, L1-L3 spinous process fractures, left hip dislocation, right rib fractures 5-7, right scapular fracture, and right hemothorax with chest tube placement.”

Detroit 2022 Supercross_Brandon HartranftBrandon Hartranft’s spot on the Twisted Tea HEP Suzuki team has been replaced by Shane McElrath.

JEREMY MARTIN | INJURED LEG (WILL RACE EAST COAST)

Jeremy Martin 2022 Washougal National-9227 Jeremy Martin’s debut with the ClubMX Mic-Off Yamaha team will be delayed until the East Coast regional Supercross series kicks off in February after a big practice crash at the ClubMX Training Facility. Click here to watch the ClubMX vlog video.

Jeremy Martin SupercrossJeremy Martin. 

GARRETT MARCHBANKS: WRIST (WILL RACE EAST COAST)

Glendale 2022 Supercross_Marchbanks-4Garrett Marchbanks was planning to race the 250 West Coast series, but he broke his wrist while training. 

ClubMX Yamaha issued a statement: “The sport of Supercross is inherently dangerous whether it is practicing or racing. Recently Garrett Marchbanks suffered a minor setback and broke a bone in his wrist. The good news is, the original plan was for him to compete in the East coast schedule and with some luck, he will be ready to go. There are still several weeks before the series starts in Houston so we are optimistic for his return. I will give another update as it gets closer.”

WHY OAKLAND WAS POSTPONED

2022 ANAHEIM 1 SUPERCROSS 

450 CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

250 CLASS HIGHLIGHTS

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