2018 Anaheim Two Supercross | Triple Crown Race Format Details

Three Main Events Per Class

2018 ANAHEIM TWO SUPERCROSS | COMPLETE COVERAGE

The 2018 Anaheim Two Supercross will be the first event in the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series to run the new “Triple Crown” race format that was announced by Feld Motorsports in the offseason. In an effort to add some excitement to the series, the three Main Event per class show is a hard break from the traditional Heat Race-LCQ-Main Event program that Supercross has adhered to for decades. This style of competition will take place at the Anaheim Two Supercross, the Atlanta Supercross, and the Minneapolis Supercross in 2018.

In case you can’t watch the video, here is a written breakdown of what will occur on Saturday.

AFTERNOON TIMED QUALIFYING

Both the 250 and 450 classes will have two ten-minute Timed Qualifying sessions in the afternoon, with the eighteen fastest riders in the overall results of each class going directly to the night’s main events. All others will line up for a Last Chance Qualifying race later in the day, with only four riders from each LCQ going forward to the night show.

NIGHT SHOW MAIN EVENTS

Both the 250 and 450 classes will run three separate Main Events of various durations during the night show. The scoring for the overall results will be Olympic style, with a first-place finish in a Main Event earning a rider one point, an eighth-place finish in a Main Event earning a rider eight points, and a twenty-second place finish earning a rider twenty-two points. The rider with the lowest total points at the conclusion of the night will be awarded the overall victory.

Now, the way that the championship points will be awarded is where things can seem tricky, but it’s an easy explanation. The overall position a rider finishes will determine the number of championship points they receive, so the first-place overall finisher will be awarded twenty-six championship points, the eighth-place finisher will be awarded fifteen championship points, and the twenty-second place finisher will be awarded one championship point.

250 CLASS TRIPLE CROWN MAIN EVENTS

MAIN EVENT ONE
6 MINUTES + 1 LAP
22 RACERS

MAIN EVENT TWO
10 MINUTES + 1 LAP
22 RACERS

MAIN EVENT THREE
12 MINUTES + 1 LAP
22 RACERS

 450 CLASS TRIPLE CROWN MAIN EVENTS

MAIN EVENT ONE
8 MINUTES + 1 LAP
22 RACERS

MAIN EVENT TWO
12 MINUTES + 1 LAP
22 RACERS

MAIN EVENT THREE
15 MINUTES + 1 LAP
22 RACERS