Five-Episode Documentary Takes an In-Depth Look into the Sport
AURORA, IL – February 14, 2014 – (Motor Sports Newswire) – Feld Motor Sports® announced today the storyline for the second of the five-episode series for CBS entitled Supercross: Behind the Dream. The documentary series provides an in-depth look into the world of Monster Energy AMA Supercross, an FIM World Championship, and the trials and tribulations its athletes must endure on the path to the top of the sport, both on and off the track.
The second episode of Supercross: Behind the Dream is scheduled to air on Sunday, February 16, at Noon ET on CBS.
After following the sometimes-arduous path to success for riders like three-time defending champion Ryan Villopoto, former champion Ryan Dungey, rookie star Ken Roczen, and up-and-coming youngsters Adam Cianciarulo and Jordon Smith in its first episode, Supercross: Behind the Dream shifts its focus to a pair of promising young riders and their journey. Both Dean Wilson and Wil Hahn have experienced success at the sport’s highest level, but their progression to the top couldn’t be more different.
Since entering the professional ranks in 2010, Wilson has been a rider to watch following a successful amateur career. A native of Scotland, who grew up in Canada, Wilson’s story was one that drew the attention of both the media and the industry as his family showed a willingness to sacrifice everything for Dean and his dream.
In 2011, Wilson began to realize his potential and was well on his way to becoming one of the sport’s biggest names. However, while battling for the Western Regional 250SX Class Championship in 2012, Wilson suffered an injury that would set off a string of heartbreaking moments that left him on the sidelines more than on the track for the next full season. Rejuvenated and more motivated than ever, Wilson has returned for the 2014 season in full health with his sights set on his first Monster Energy Supercross title. After a slow start to the season, Wilson has emerged as one of the hottest riders in the Western Regional 250SX Class, culminating with his first win of the season at the third race in Anaheim, Calif.
For Hahn, his journey to the pinnacle of the sport has been a patient one. Turning pro in 2008, Hahn waited three seasons before receiving the best opportunity of his career at GEICO Honda. While he himself battled through injuries and consistency out on the track, Hahn’s determination for success never wavered and after five full seasons of competition, he was able to win his first career 250SX Class Main Event in 2013 and carried the momentum to his first career Eastern Regional 250SX Class title. With years of experience and tremendous confidence working in his favor, Hahn entered the premier 450SX Class this season and has made consistent progress through the first quarter of the championship.
As the Monster Energy Supercross season continues, Supercross: Behind the Dream will put the spotlight on the storylines and individuals that will ultimately define the 2014 championship emerges as a title hopeful along the way.
For the first-time ever, the entire Monster Energy Supercross season will air live on FOX Sports. FOX Sports 1 will air 13 races live and FOX Sports 2 will air four races live, in addition to every race re-airing on FOX Sports 2. The live Monster Energy Supercross programming on FOX Sports 1 and FOX Sports 2 also includes live coverage on the authenticated FOX Sports Go app.
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Feld Motor Sports, Inc. is the world leader in specialized arena and stadium-based motor sports entertainment. Feld Motor Sports productions include Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam®, Monster Energy Supercross, AMSOIL Arenacross and Nuclear Cowboyz®. Feld Motor Sports is a division of Feld Entertainment, the world’s largest producer of live family entertainment. For more information on Feld Entertainment, visit www.feldentertainment.com.