2024 GLENDALE SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT: POINTS, TV SCHEDULE & MORE

2024 GLENDALE SUPERCROSS PRE-RACE REPORT: POINTS, TV SCHEDULE & MORE

The 2024 Supercross series is headed back west for the sixth round in Glendale, Arizona. The championship battle continues, with 450 class riders Chase Sexton and Jett Lawrence separated by only one point. In the 250 class, Levi Kitchen managed to tie the points lead with Star Racing Yamaha’s Jordon Smith after grabbing the win in the last west coast round at Anaheim. R.J. Hampshire is just 8 points behind the lead as they head into the event. A lot of battling is expected to take place, so be sure to keep up with the action. Below, you can find the full pre-race report that keeps you up to date with the upcoming event.

2024 GLENDALE SUPERCROSS // FULL COVERAGE

JETT LAWRENCE WINS DETROIT

The title contenders Jett Lawrence and Chase Sexton.

Last weekend in Detroit, Jett Lawrence became the first rider to win two Supercross events in the 2024 season, breaking the streak of bad luck he had experienced in previous rounds. Not only did Jett win in Detroit, but he also did so in dominant fashion by starting the race up front and increasing his lead until the end. Looking much more like the rider we have seen previously, it appears that his confidence is back, and he is looking to continue this momentum into the next round in Glendale. Being only one point out of the points lead, this event will be critical for his success.

LEVI KITCHEN TIED FOR POINTS LEAD

Levi Kitchen after his win at Anaheim 2, which was a triple crown event. 

Levi Kitchen is another competitor carrying momentum into Glendale. In the last event at Anaheim, he secured victory through consistent performances, finishing 1-2-3 in the Triple Crown format. After a two-week hiatus, he now shares the lead in points with Jordon Smith. However, the road to victory remains challenging, with contenders like R.J. Hampshire, Nate Thrasher, and Jordon Smith all vying aggressively for the top spot. Nonetheless, clinching the win at Anaheim has significantly boosted Kitchen’s confidence, positioning him advantageously with momentum on his side.

 

2024 DETROIT SUPERCROSS: TV SCHEDULE

Peacock Supercross Motocross

The Peacock premium streaming service costs $5.99 per month (or $59.99 for the full year) 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) for a one-year subscription.

GLENDALE Supercross Qualifying Live – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific) 1:00 p.m. (Arizona)  3:00 p.m. (Eastern) – Peacock

GLENDALE Supercross RaceDay Live – 5:30 p.m. (Pacific) 6:30 (Arizona)  8:30 p.m. (Eastern) – Peacock

2024 GLENDALE SUPERCROSS: RACE DAY SCHEDULE

The track at Glendale this weekend presents a significantly longer layout compared to what we saw last weekend in Detroit. It features two large whoop sections and extensive, technical rhythm sections, along with several 180-degree turns that are expected to be crucial for passing. Additionally, the track includes a few high-speed straights and two sand section, which could play a pivotal role in determining the event’s outcome. Situated inside the State Farm Stadium, which boasts a closable ceiling that can be opened for ventilation, the track is guaranteed to remain dry, ensuring ideal conditions for racing.

Time Event
11:30 am – 11:38 am 450SX Group C Free Practice
11:40 am – 11:48 am 450SX Group B Free Practice
11:50 am – 11:58 am 450SX Group A Free Practice
12:00 pm – 12:08 pm 250SX Group A Free Practice
12:10 pm – 12:18 pm 250SX Group B Free Practice
12:20 pm – 12:28 pm 250SX Group C Free Practice
12:28 pm – 12:35 pm Track Maintenance
12:35 pm – 12:45 pm 450SX Group C Qualifying
12:50 pm – 1:00 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying
1:05 pm – 1:15 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
1:35 pm – 1:45 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
1:50 pm – 2:00 pm 250SX Group C Qualifying
2:00 pm – 2:15 pm KTM Junior Racing Practice
2:15 pm – 2:25 pm Promoter Track Walk #1
2:25 pm – 2:50 pm Track Maintenance
2:50 pm – 3:00 pm 450SX Group C Qualifying
3:05 pm – 3:15 pm 450SX Group B Qualifying
3:20 pm – 3:30 pm 450SX Group A Qualifying
3:35 pm – 3:45 pm 250SX Group A Qualifying
3:50 pm – 4:00 pm 250SX Group B Qualifying
4:05 pm – 4:15 pm 250SX Group C Qualifying
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm KTM Junior Racing Practice
4:30 pm – 4:40 pm Promoter Track Walk #2
4:40 pm – 4:50 pm Promoter Track Walk #3
4:50 pm – 5:45 pm Track Maintenance
Time  Evening Program
6:00 pm – 6:30 pm Opening Ceremonies
6:36 pm – 6:44 pm 450SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
6:50 pm – 6:58 pm 450SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
7:04 pm – 7:12 pm 250SX Heat #1 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
7:18 pm – 7:26 pm 250SX Heat #2 – 6 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 20 riders (1 – 9 to Main)
7:32 pm – 7:38 pm KTM Junior Racing Main Event – 3 Laps – 15 Riders
7:38 pm – 7:51 pm Track Maintenance
7:51 pm – 7:58 pm 450SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)
8:03 pm – 8:10 pm 250SX Last Chance Qualifier – 5 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders (1 – 4 to Main)
8:10 pm – 8:21 pm Intermission
8:21 pm – 8:24 pm 250SX Sighting Lap
8:26 pm – 8:43 pm 250SX Main Event – 15 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
8:43 pm – 8:53 pm 250SX Victory Circle
8:53 pm – 8:56 pm 450SX Sighting Lap
8:58 pm – 9:20 pm 450SX Main Event – 20 Minutes/Plus 1 lap – 22 riders
9:20 pm – 9:30 pm 450SX Victory Circle

450SX CHAMPIONSHIP POINT STANDINGS

Chase Sexton 2024 Anaheim 1 Supercross Practice-3099Chase Sexton regained the 450 points lead in Detroit.

Jett Lawrence became the first rider this season to win two races and looked confident through the entire day in Detroit. Coming from a few crashes the past couple of weekends he was able to rebound and dominate the event. The former points leader, Aaron Plessinger, had a bad start but continuously made up positions to salvage valuable points and stay a contender within the series. Chase Sexton however remained consistent and he was able to walk away from Detroit with the Red Plate. This is familiar ground for Sexton as he has possessed it already once this season. Great racing today and we will see if Chase and Jett can carry the momentum into Glendale.

1 1 Chase Sexton 98
2 18 Jett Lawrence 97
3 7 Aaron Plessinger 96
4 2 Cooper Webb 92
5 21 Jason Anderson 84
6 3 Eli Tomac 82
7 94 Ken Roczen 77
8 14 Dylan Ferrandis 77
9 51 Justin Barcia 59
10 96 Hunter Lawrence 52
11 32 Justin Cooper 49
12 111 Jorge Prado 45
13 12 Shane McElrath 41
14 27 Malcolm Stewart 37
15 9 Adam Cianciarulo 33
16 15 Dean Wilson 29
17 28 Christian Craig 29
18 52 Derek Drake 24
19 46 Justin Hill 16
20 11 Kyle Chisholm 15
21 67 Benny Bloss 11
22 22 Freddie Noren 11
23 81 Cade Clason 10
24 981 Austin Politelli 7
25 125 Vince Friese 6
26 148 Justin Rodbell 5
27 82 Mitchell Harrison 4
28 97 Tristan Lane 3
29 144 Jason Clermont 1
30 636 Luke Kalaitzian 0

250SX WEST COAST POINT STANDINGS

Jordon Smith 2024 Anaheim 2 Supercross Mai Events-2217Jordon Smith is now tied with Levi Kitchen and will share the red plate in Glendale. 

Jordon Smith had a firm grip on the 250 points lead coming into A2, but a fifth place overall after three Main Events allowed Levi Kitchen to make up the gap and find himself tied with Smith for the points lead going into Round 4 of the 250 West in Glendale, Arizona. R.J. Hampshire and Levi Kitchen traded wins in the first two Main Events, but it was Levi who was consistent with his starts, getting up front early in the third Main Event, while R.J. was stuck in the back of the back. R.J. made an impressive charge to the front, but then he went down in the whoops. Nate Thrasher won the third Main from start to finish and Jo Shimoda came up and passed Levi Kitchen, but they were both further back in the first two races, which meant Levi had a healthy points gap overall and he didn’t have to beat those two riders to take the overall win and tie for the points lead.

POS. # NAME POINTS
1 47 Levi Kitchen 84
2 31 Jordon Smith 84
3 24 Rj Hampshire 76
4 26 Garrett Marchbanks 70
5 100 Anthony Bourdon 55
6 30 Jo Shimoda 54
7 55 Mitchell Oldenburg 51
8 57 Nate Thrasher 50
9 929 Julien Beaumer 48
10 41 Carson Mumford 47
11 85 Hunter Yoder 44
12 34 Ryder DiFrancesco 42
13 78 Joshua Varize 35
14 71 Cole Thompson 34
15 36 Phillip Nicoletti 30
16 73 Robbie Wageman 28
17 245 Matti Jorgensen 22
18 20 Maximus Vohland 20
19 162 Max Sanford 16
20 805 Slade Varola 10
21 35 Talon Hawkins 10
22 135 Lance Kobusch 9
23 116 Tj Albright 8
24 114 Geran Stapleton 6
25 87 Max Miller 6
26 942 Deegan Hepp 5
27 500 Julien Benek 3
28 473 Lux Turner 2
29 316 Ty Freehill 2
30 509 Alex Nagy 1
31 132 Billy Laninovich 0

INJURED LIST:

ADAM CIANCIARULO – HAND

Adam Cianciarulo 2024 San Diego Supercross Qualifying-2600Adam Cianciarulo broke his left hand while battling for the 13th spot in the last turn at Anaheim 1 when Jorge Prado ran into him. Adam said that he was able to ride through the pain in the mud at San Francisco and San Diego, but the Anaheim 2 track was too technical and demanding for him to fight through the pain. He rode practice in Detroit, but decided not to qualify for the night show. 

COLT NICHOLS – SHOULDER

Colt Nichols 2024 Beta Supercross teamColt Nichols is riding for the brand-new Liqui Moly Beta Supercross team. Unfortunately, he broke his shoulder blade before the season started. He is back riding as of this week, but he is easing into it and we don’t expect him to line up for at least a few weeks. 

ENZO LOPES – FOREARM

Enzo Lopes 2024 YamahaEnzo Lopes underwent “Arm Pump” surgery on his forearms, which is claimed to help improved blood flow to the arms. This type of surgery usually takes a few weeks to recover from but in Enzo’s case, it has been lingering over the last couple of months. He decided to sit out Detroit to continue the healing process and is trying to get back to full strength for the next East Coast round in Arlington, Texas.

Enzo Lopes stated: “Riding for Star Racing comes with a lot of expectations, especially after my momentum from last season. Unfortunately, the cards we were dealt with this off-season were out of our control, and with that, we agreed on missing Round 1 so that I can be back to 100% by Arlington. I am super bummed, but I know in the long run this will be the best decision for me and also the team.”

MAX VOHLAND – HIP

Max Vohland 2024 Anaheim 1 Supercross Qualifying-0845Max Vohland had a crash in training on the Pro Circuit test track at Glen Helen and dislocated his hip. Max will unfortunately be out the remainder of the season and his date of return is still unknown. 

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