“Delayed Demand” helps series leaders select Concord for SuperMotocross playoffs


CONCORD, NC (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — Charlotte is known as the nation’s motorsports capital. That title now attracts a series of two-wheeled races in the Carolinas.

The Super Motocross World Championship will open its first-ever playoff season at zMAX Dragway this fall.

NASCAR is the best motorsport in the Carolinas. There’s no denying that over 90% of NASCAR teams are based in North Carolina, according to the North Carolina Motorsports Association.

The Carolinas have a large supercross and motocross following, with some track stars living in North Carolina and others training in South Carolina.

The zMAX Dragway is known for its straight-line speed, going from 0 to 300 mph in seconds. This September, the circuit will be known for its thrilling Super Motocross flights.

The plan is to transport tons of truckloads of dirt for the September 9 race, designing a course with challenging terrain and dozens of jumps. It’s all part of a new three-round championship that combines supercross and motocross. zMAX Dragway is the first stop.

“People are hungry there. They have never raced at zMAX Dragway before. So there will be a lot of pent-up demand,” motocross announcer Jason Weigandt said during the official announcement in Los Angeles.

Expected crowds are why the series leaders chose the Carolinas and zMAX Dragway. The stands can accommodate over 30,000 fans and 40 luxury suites are available. When looking at a course map, sight lines allow almost every spectator to see the entire course from anywhere.

The event will arouse great interest among local residents. Motorcycle racing fans and amateur riders everywhere. The MX Club in Chesterfield, South Carolina serves as a training center for aspiring riders.

A practice track is also located in Statesville, North Carolina.

In 2021, the Queen City News was two times behind Supercross champion Chad Reed, who now lives in North Carolina and helped develop the Statesville practice track. He said that the sport in this area continues to develop.

“Most people who want to play these stick and ball sports now want to go outside and put on a helmet and just be free,” Reed said.

Tickets for the event at zMAX Dragway go on sale on February 7.

“Delayed Demand” helps series leaders select Concord for SuperMotocross playoffs

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