SuperMotocross World Championship Sets Precedent with Historic $10 Million Payout, Details and Position Breakdown Revealed

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Points to Reset After Pro Motocross Season, Setting the Stage for
Inaugural SMX World Championship Playoffs and Final

ELLENTON, FL – June 20, 2023 – (Motor Sports NewsWire) – The SMX World Championship series pays the sport’s largest prize payout of $10 million – $4.5 million is awarded throughout the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, leaving $5.5 million to be earned through the SMX World Championship Finals, fueled by Monster Energy.

As the Pro Motocross Championship goes into its first break of the 11-round summer season, new details have been revealed regarding how the historic $5.5 million prize will be distributed across the final three rounds of the 31-event SuperMotocross World Championship.

The 450cc class SMX Champion is guaranteed a seven-figure payday of $1 million for earning the most SMX points in the three-round SMX Playoffs and Final. Second place earns $500K, third place $250K, while positions four through eight still pay in the six figures. Ninth position is worth $90K while a tenth-place finish will still earn a considerable $75K. Positions 11 through 22 range from $50K to $25K.

SuperMotocross World Championship 450cc Points Fund Breakdown:

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The champion of the 250cc class will earn $500K, second place $250K, and third place$150K. Fourth place still awards in the six figures at $100K while fifth pays $50K, and sixth $25K. Seventh place earns $18K, then the points fund continues in thousand dollar increments to twentieth.

SuperMotocross World Championship 250cc Points Fund Breakdown:

SuperMotocross World Championship 250cc Points Fund Breakdown

In addition to the championship points fund being awarded, each of the three events will also have an individual race purse of $404,810, the largest in offroad motorcycle racing. Athletes will earn based on their finishing position within each event. First place in the 450cc class will collect $100K, second place $50K, third $25K, fourth $10K, fifth $5K, sixth $4K, seventh $3,900 then continues in thousand dollar increments to thirtieth place, to include the Last Chance Qualifier (LCQ) competitors.

First place in the 250cc class will collect $50K, second place $25K, third $12,500, fourth $5K, fifth $2,700, then continues by varying amounts to thirtieth position to include the LCQ competitors.

For the first time in the sport’s 50-plus year history, the top 20 athletes in combined Supercross and Pro Motocross points will compete in a postseason and will be automatically seeded into the SMX World Championship Finals. Athletes who have performed well in both disciplines of Supercross and Pro Motocross, or exceptionally well in one of the two disciplines will be rewarded through a higher seeding.

Like traditional sports, fans can now look towards playoff scenarios by watching their favorite athlete gain additional points throughout the summer as racers vie for their position on the SMX World Championship starting gate. Every week positions are gained or lost based on the outcome of the two moto, points-paying system used in Pro Motocross. Athletes like Dylan Ferrandis and Jo Shimoda, who were sidelined for most of Supercross due to injury are now gaining valuable ground in the SMX points standings with their strong finishes in the first few rounds of the Pro Motocross series.

With Jett Lawrence’s move to the premier class, he is the only athlete to currently hold SMX top 20 points in both classes and is on pace to set near the top of the 450cc class standings with his exceptional debut in Pro Motocross. Lawrence is ranked 7th in 250 SMX points and 11th in 450 SMX points which are only going to grow with seven rounds remaining.

Once the Pro Motocross season concludes, all points will be tallied to calculate the top 30 positions in combined Supercross and Pro Motocross points. Top 20 competitors are automatically seeded into the three postseason races. Athletes in positions 21 – 30, plus any Supercross Main Event winners or Pro Motocross moto winners will have the opportunity to race a Last Chance Qualifier for the final two gate positions at each race.

The top 20 will be seeded according to their SMX points rankings. Once seeding positions are established, the points will be reset to zero and then each position will start with a quantity of points based on their seeding position using a 25-point system. First place will start with 25 points, second 22 points, third 20 points, fourth 18 points, then will continue in single digit increments to 20th starting with two points. Positions 21st and 22nd will start with zero points.

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The SMX World Championship Finals will feature a two-moto format for both classes as is the norm in Pro Motocross. Each moto will be 25 minutes plus one lap and will be scored using the same Olympic-Style scoring system used for Supercross Triple Crown events to determine the overall winner. For each moto first place equals one point, second place two points, third place three points, ending with 22 points for the last position. Moto scores will then be added together to determine the lowest score for the overall – 1 + 1 equals 2 points if an athlete wins both motos, ultimately producing the lowest score possible. SMX Championship points will then be awarded according to the overall finishing position for each event.

SMX Playoff 1 will award single points for the top 21 positions (25-1), while Playoff 2 will pay out double points (50-2). The SMX World Championship Final will then pay triple points (75-3), setting the stage for a wide-open, three-race showdown guaranteed to provide championship drama all the way to the end.

If a seeded, top 20 athlete is unable to compete in an event, an additional opportunity will be made available for a provisional racer to qualify through the Last Chance Qualifier.

All roads lead towards the SuperMotocross World Championship as Playoff 1 will take place on Saturday, September 9 at zMAX Dragway at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C.  Playoff 2 is set for Saturday, September 16 at Chicagoland Speedway in Joliet, Ill., followed by the SuperMotocross World Championship Final on Saturday, September 23 at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif.

SuperMotocross World Championship Finals Schedule:

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For more information about the 2023 SuperMotocross World Championship, purchase tickets to the SuperMotocross World Championship Finals, or learn more about how to tune in via television, domestic or international streaming, please visit supermotocross.comand Peacock.

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Feld Motor Sports, Inc.
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Brandon Short
MX Sports Pro Racing
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media@mxsportsproracing.com

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About MX Sports Pro Racing:

MX Sports Pro Racing manages and produces the world’s most prestigious motocross series – the AMA Pro Motocross Championship and the SuperMotocross World Championship. The industry leader in off road powersport event production and management, its mission is to showcase the sport of professional motocross competition at events throughout the United States. Through its various racing properties, partnerships and affiliates, MX Sports Pro Racing organizes events for thousands of action sports athletes each year and attracts millions of motorsports spectators.

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About the SuperMotocross World Championship:

The SuperMotocross World Championship™ is the premier off-road motorcycle racing series that combines the technical precision of stadium racing with the all-out speed and endurance of outdoor racing. Created in 2022, the SuperMotocross World Championship combines the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Championship and the AMA Pro Motocross Championship into a 31-event series that culminates in a season-ending two round playoff and SuperMotocross World Championship Final.

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