FIM WORLD SUPERCROSS SECURES RALPH SHEHEEN & JEFF EMIG AS TV ANNOUNCERS

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WSX ANNOUNCES ALL-STAR BROADCAST TEAM FOR FIM WORLD SUPERCROSS CHAMPIONSHIP

With each day the inaugural 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship is getting closer and with each press release the FIM World Championship is starting to look (and sound) more like the AMA Championship. The SX Global team has gotten Chad Reed, Ken Roczen, Justin Brayton, Cole Seely, Vince Friese, Carson Brown and more to sign up for the pilot season (a three-race series in the UK, Australia and “most likely” Indonesia). They also got Eli Tomac to sign up for the first Round, October 8th, in Cardiff, Wales.

In more recent news, the WSX series has gotten former AMA Supercross announcers, Ralph Sheheen and Jeff Emig join the new series, along with trackside reporter, Kristen Beat. Also, remember Joseph Allen, the America’s Got Talent hip-hop singer who was one of the hosts for Supercross this year? He also got the call to go and travel the world to hype up the crowd at the 2022 FIM World Supercross series.


Press Release: Australia (September 7, 2022) – SX Global, the Australian sports and entertainment company spearheading the FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX), today announced an all-star broadcast team for its upcoming World Supercross Championship events. At the helm of every broadcast will be the long-time voice of American supercross, Ralph Sheheen, with 1997 Supercross Champion, Jeff Emig, by his side as co-host, offering in-depth color commentary and technical analysis. The two supercross broadcasting experts will be joined by trackside reporter, Kristen Beat, who brings a wide range of broadcast experience in motocross and a variety of other motorsports, most recently the American Flat Track series.

The highly qualified team will call the epic battles on the track, including every hole shot, pass, crash, and dramatic finish on the way to crowning the 2022 FIM World Champions.


Ralph Sheheen.

In the world of motorsports, Ralph Sheehan is unequivocally a legend of the broadcast booth, boasting more than 30 years of experience across Supercross and NASCAR, working for two of the largest sports broadcasters in the world – ESPN and NBC Sports. Sheheen signed a two-year deal to be the host for the FIM World Supercross Championship.

“Over my three decades in motorsports broadcasting, I have been lucky to be a part of many historic moments in racing, and I’m thrilled to add the World Supercross Championship to that list,” said Sheheen. “This series, and its mission to elevate the sport of Supercross on a global level, is truly historic, and I’m proud be a part of it.”

2020 Daytona Supercross_Jeff Emig-8820Jeff Emig.

Joining him in the booth to call all the action-packed, heart pounding Championship WSX races is 1997 Supercross Champion, Jeff Emig. A legend in the sport of Supercross, Emig will co-host the FIM World Supercross Championship broadcasts with Sheheen, offering a personal perspective that can only come from a former champion. Through his years of grinding and success in the trenches of the sport, Emig can identify and communicate technical idiosyncrasies and the psychology of racing at the highest level like few broadcasters can.

Kristen Beat.

The final member of the FIM World Supercross Championship broadcast crew is Trackside Reporter, Kristen Beat. An Emmy-nominated Pit Reporter, Beat has an extensive background in motorsports, including NASCAR, Supercross, and American Flat Track working for the sports world’s leading broadcast companies, including NBC Sports, FOX Sports 1, and FUEL TV. Beat will be down in the pits and trackside during all the Championship events providing real time updates from the teams, riders, and crew chiefs.

“The experience, passion and knowledge that Ralph, Jeff and Kristen bring to the table is literally unmatched, and another example of the highest levels of quality and entertainment that WSX will deliver to the world,” said Head of Broadcast & TV – SX Global, Nathan Prendergast. “We are proud to have such a world-class and popular team of dynamic, seasoned professionals representing the WSX Championship for fans around the world.”

The FIM World Supercross Championship will host the British Grand Prix at Principality Stadium in Cardiff, Wales on Saturday, October 8th. Tickets to the first round of the 2022 pilot season are now on sale, and can be found HERE. The FIM World Supercross Championship 2022 will serve as a “pilot” season, allowing the championship to establish itself and build momentum going into 2023. From 2023, and subsequent years, the FIM World Supercross Championship expand annually between June and November, with up to twelve events in 2023.

For more information, updated news, and announcements from the FIM World Supercross Championship, visit wsxchampionship.com.

Joseph Allen, one of the hosts for the 2022 AMA Supercross Championship, will be hosting the inaugural season of WSX.

About FIM World Supercross Championship

The FIM World Supercross Championship (WSX) is a comprehensive global Championship led by SX Global in Australia. The world governing body for motorcycle sport, Fédération Internationale de Motocyclisme (FIM), awarded SX Global the exclusive organizational and commercial rights to stage and promote the World Supercross Championship commencing in 2022. The global Championship represents the most progressive and ambitious platform to elevate the sport of supercross and expand its appeal across the globe. WSX will follow the established two-class format, with each independently owned team fielding four riders – two in the WSX (450cc) class, and two in the SX2 (250cc) class with a prize purse of up to USD$250,000 at each event. With more than $50 million allocated over the first five years, the global Championship features an unprecedented level of financial support for teams and riders, including seed funding for every team awarded a license, appearance fees at every event, and logistics and freight support. The independent team ownership model, similar to that of F1 and NASCAR, will expand opportunities for global and local sponsors. WSX will offer an elevated experience for fans, through unique race formats, broadcast innovations, and in-stadium attractions that elevate the overall entertainment experience. 

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