The KTM Jr SX Challenge has a been a key part of the Monster Energy Supercross Series for years and it’s back again for the 2017 season. Does your little racer dream of ripping around the track aboard a factory bike in front of thousands of cheering fans? If they meet the requirements from KTM, then you should definitely enter the lottery to line up for one of the nine rounds held around the country next year.
If you’re not familiar with the KTM Jr SX Challenge, here’s a quick recap of the program. Participants between seven and eight years spend a day in the life of a factory rider, and they compete against their fellow young rippers in a three-lap exhibition race during the intermission of the night show of a Supercross. KTM provides the equipment (expertly prepped 2017 KTM 50 SX, KTM pants/jersey/gloves, and other swag) and organizes the day down to the last detail, which includes an afternoon practice session and autograph session at the team’s rig. Some of stars of our sport got their start at the KTM Jr SX Challenge, including current Red Bull KTM racer and reigning champion Ryan Dungey.
We cannot stress looking at the rules and regulations enough before entering. Your youngster will need to meet the requirements, which includes a year of racing experience, good grades in school, and certification for the age/height/weight. YOU CAN READ THE ENTIRE RULE BOOK HERE, along with FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.
Registration for the 2017 season is now opening, but if you want to catch one of the West Coast races, the deadline dates for those races are quickly approaching. Remember, this is a random lottery and filling an entry doesn’t guarantee a slot on the starting gate.
Round One | 2017 Anaheim Two SX | January 21st, 2017
Registration Deadline: 12/22/2016
Round Two | 2017 Phoenix SX | January 28th, 2017
Registration Deadline: 12/29/2016
Round Three | 2017 Arlington SX | February 11th, 2017
Registration Deadline: 01/22/2017
Round Four | 2017 Minneapolis SX | February 18th, 2017
Registration Deadline: 01/19/2017
Round Five | 2017 Atlanta SX | February 25th, 2017
Registration Deadline: 01/26/2017
Round Six | 2017 Toronto SX | March 4th, 2017
Registration Deadline: 02/01/2017
Round Seven | 2017 Indianapolis SX | March 18th, 2017
Registration Deadline: 02/16/2017
Round Eight | 2016 St. Louis SX | April 1st, 2017
Registration Deadline: 03/02/2017
Round Nine | 2017 Las Vegas SX | May 6th, 2017
Registration Deadline: 04/06/2017