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AMA Nationals - Coverage

AMA Nationals - Coverage

May 25

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The 2024 Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, kicked off its 53rd season on Thursday with a press conference ahead of Saturday’s opening round at the Honda Fox Raceway National Presented by Fox Racing. Pro Motocross serves as the midway point of the SuperMotocross World Championship Series (SMX), beginning the summer portion of the regular season with Round 18. Southern California’s Pala Casino provided the setting for the industry gathering, after which the adjacent Fox Raceway saw all entered racers take to track for the first time.

A focal point of the press conference was the dynamic broadcast package that encompasses the SMX Series. Another successful season of Monster Energy AMA Supercross saw impressive growth across all areas, including a 30-percent increase in live minutes watched on Peacock, the centerpiece of SMX broadcasts that will carry wall-to-wall live coverage of all 11 rounds of the Pro Motocross Championship. Additionally, network showcases of Supercross on NBC and USA Network, along with re-airs on CNBC, saw 24-percent growth in audience reach.

Additionally, SuperMotocross Video Pass continued to drive a broader reach for the sport’s international audience, which included the introduction of a dedicated Spanish-language broadcast that contributed to more than 130 different countries being represented. To top it all off, a new partnership with Telemundo brought the Spanish-language broadcast to the domestic SMX audience in the U.S. for the first time, with three simulcasts on Telemundo Deportes’ YouTube channel and the Telemundo page on the NBC mobile app–the recent Supercross finale from Salt Lake City, the upcoming Pro Motocross finale from Indiana’s Ironman Raceway on August 24, and the SuperMotocross World Championship Final in Las Vegas on September 21.

The Pro Motocross Championship will carry the momentum into the summer with an action-packed broadcast schedule highlighted by four live network showcases on NBC–Round 3 from Colorado’s Thunder Valley Motocross Park on June 8, Round 6 from Michigan’s RedBud MX on July 6, Round 7 from Minnesota’s Spring Creek MX Park on July 13, and Round 8 from Washington’s Washougal MX Park on July 20. Additionally, USA Network will feature a pair of Sunday encore presentations, with Round 4 from Pennsylvania’s High Point Raceway, which will air on June 16, and Round 10 from Southern Maryland’s Budds Creek Motocross Park, which will air on August 17.

The entirety of the 2024 season will unfold live on Peacock, with uninterrupted streaming coverage of every moto across the 450 Class and 250 Class. Each Saturday on the championship calendar will begin with Race Day Live Presented by MotoSport.com, available exclusively on Peacock, with live coverage of the final timed qualifying sessions of the “A” groups from each division. Once the racing is complete, Peacock’s exclusive post-race show will bring viewers the latest from the paddock after the checkered flag has waved and the champagne has been sprayed.

All 11 rounds of the Pro Motocross Championship will also re-air via tape delay on CNBC every Sunday night for viewers in the Pacific Time Zone at 11 p.m. PT and Monday morning for viewers in the Eastern Time Zone at 2 a.m. ET.

For international viewers, the SuperMotocross Video Pass will continue to provide fans around the world with the same award-winning production found domestically, with live streaming of every moto, from every round of the season. Viewers from more than 130 different countries have subscribed to Video Pass, which has seen even more growth this year with the introduction of the aforementioned Spanish-language broadcast hosted by veteran announcer Edgar Lopez and former racer Tommy Rios. With a continued influx of international talent contesting the Pro Motocross Championship, this reach is expected to expand even further. For a limited time, new subscribers can sign up for SuperMotocross Video Pass with a 50% discount.

For any fans unable to watch the action on television or a mobile device this summer, SiriusXM satellite radio will provide an audio simulcast of the broadcast of each round via NBC Sports Audio Channel 85.

The talented broadcast team bringing the action of the Pro Motocross Championship to viewers all summer long will consist of host and play-by-play commentator Jason Weigandt, the longtime voice of American motocross, and the analyst duo of AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famers Ricky Carmichael and James Stewart in the booth. On the track, pit reporters Jason Thomas and Will Christien will bring the latest breaking news and perspective from the paddock and will be joined at select rounds by veteran reporter Katie Osborne.

Each week in between races, fans can stay connected to the season through SMX Insider, the weekly news magazine hosted by Jason Weigandt and Jason Thomas, airing each Thursday on the SuperMotocross YouTube channel. Additionally, the Title24 podcast with Ricky Carmichael and fellow AMA Motorcycle Hall of Famer Ryan Villopoto, will bring an insider’s perspective from two of the sport’s most decorated champions each week and can be seen on Peacock and the Motorsports on NBC YouTube channel.

The 2024 Pro Motocross Championship will get underway from the motocross epicenter of Southern California tomorrow, Saturday, May 25, with the Fox Raceway National. Broadcast coverage will air exclusively on Peacock, beginning with Race Day Live at 10 a.m. PT / 1 p.m. ET. Coverage of all four motos of the 250 Class and 450 Class will air at 1 p.m. PT / 4 p.m. ET, followed by the post-race show at the conclusion of the afternoon.

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