As we mentioned in Monday Kickstart from the 2018 Las Vegas Supercross, Feld Motorsports has ended the AMSOIL Arenacross series. There had been rumors that the series would close down through the early months of 2018 and on Friday night at the final round, we were told by teams in the pits and some Feld Motorsports personnel that the final decision had been made.
A press release issued by Feld Motorsports on Wednesday afternoon recapping the 2018 Monster Energy Supercross Series confirmed the demise of the AMSOIL Arenacross Series, as the promoter of the series will instead turn their focus in 2019 to growing the new “Supercross Futures” program that will run at select rounds of the Monster Energy Supercross Series. Supercross Futures will replace the Road To Supercross program that aspiring racers were required to compete at in order to earn the Supercross eligibility.
“As Monster Energy Supercross continues to celebrate major milestones, the unveiling of Supercross Futures, an AMA Amateur National Championship, will transition AMSOIL Arenacross into the new Supercross Futures amateur events as we continue to improve the overall quality of Supercross,” stated the press release. “Building upon the success of 2018’s four Supercross Amateur Racing events, which averaged over 700 entries, the ground-breaking Supercross Futures concept will introduce eight amateur racing events in 2019 and provide greater access to the sport’s largest stage to further hone their skills on full-size Supercross tracks, while also allowing top amateur athletes to earn Road to Supercross points toward their professional AMA Supercross license.”
Although it’s still early, we know that some riders and teams that competed in AMSOIL Arenacross are planning to transition to the Monster Energy Supercross Series in 2019 and beyond in the 250 class.