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Supercross: Riders hit the track in Salt Lake City (IMAGES)

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The stretch run of the 2020 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season finally begins today in Salt Lake City.

Riders already have had a busy Sunday at empty Rice-Eccles Stadium with sight laps, practice and qualifying ahead of their racing events.

There hasn’t been a lot of first-person social media chatter from the riders, but we’ve seen some great images of them figuring out the track in the early sessions.

There also were a collection of photos provided by promoter Feld Entertainment, Inc., from the Sunday morning warmups:

Ken Roczen, who trails Eli Tomac by three points in the 450 standings, takes a turn at Salt Lake City (Feld Entertainment, Inc.).
Two-time champion Chad Reed checks out the course for Supercross’ return (Feld Entertainment, Inc.).
Justin Barcia is ranked fourth in points with one victory this season (Feld Entertainment, Inc.).

 

Cooper Webb, who is third in the points, takes a jump Sunday at Rice-Eccles Stadium (Feld Entertainment, Inc.).

Monster Energy Supercross resumes its 2020 season from Salt Lake City, Utah today at 3 p.m. ET on NBCSN, with continuing coverage on NBC from 4-6 p.m. ET. The event is also streaming on NBCSports.com, the NBC Sports app, and NBC Sports Gold’s Supercross Pass.

Andretti United team names drivers for inaugural Extreme E season

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The Extreme E team formed by Andretti Autosport and United Autosports named Catie Munnings and Timmy Hansen as its drivers Monday for the series’ inaugural 2021 season.

Munnings is a successful veteran of rally series. Hansen is a past winner and champion in the World Rallycross Championship.

They both will race in the environmentally conscious electric SUV series that will hold events in five areas around the world that are threatened by climate change. Chip Ganassi Racing and six-time Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton also are fielding cars in Extreme E, which will feature male and female co-drivers on every team.

Catie Munnings

“I’m so excited to join Andretti United Extreme E,” Munnings said in a release. ““I was really intrigued when I first heard about Extreme E, I just knew I had to be involved. The male / female racing partnership is a fantastic and exciting new concept. The season has incredible locations and the racing will be very exciting. It will be a new challenge for the teams and drivers, and I’m so thrilled to be working with such a strong team.

“The championship is a really innovative concept, it’s combining motorsport and science and will produce an important legacy in each race location. Bringing the platform that motorsport has in line with the awareness that the planet needs right now is awesome and a really important message.”

Timmy Hansen

Said Hansen: “Going into the Extreme E will be a new chapter in my career, one that I am extremely excited about. It is something brand new, not only for me, but the whole of motorsport. The format is something

we’ve never seen before. I’m also delighted to be able to carry the message of something bigger – talking about the environment and doing something good for the world – that’s something that really drives me. It’s going to be a big adventure in life to see these locations and I’m going to do my best in carrying this responsibility and hopefully making people aware of the challenges we have in the world, together with our passion for racing.”