The Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series will head conclude its 2023 season Saturday night in Round 17 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, with the 450 championship essentially decided.
With his two closest championship rivals sidelined by season-ending injuries, Chase Sexton will clinch his first title in the premier category.
Sexton leads the standings by three points over Eli Tomac, who suffered a ruptured Achilles tendon last week, and by 42 points over Cooper Webb, who is out with a concussion.
The closest healthy rider to Sexton is Ken Roczen, who trails by 43 points (riders gain 26 points with a victory).
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Despite the injuries, Sexton still will be a worthy champion, having won five events (including three of the past four).
Here are the pertinent details for watching Round 17 of the 2023 Supercross season at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah:
(All times are ET)
BROADCAST/STREAMING SCHEDULE: TV coverage of Round 17 will begin Saturday at 10 p.m. ET on USA and streaming on Peacock with a re-air Monday at 1 a.m. ET on CNBC. The Race Day Live show (including qualifying) will begin on Peacock at 4:30 p.m. ET Saturday.
NBC Sports will have exclusive live coverage of races, qualifiers and heats for the record 31 events in SuperMotocross. The main events will be presented on Peacock, NBC, USA Network, CNBC, and NBC Sports digital platforms.
Peacock will become the home of the SuperMotocross World Championship series in 2023 with live coverage of all races, qualifying, and heats from January to October. There will be 23 races livestreamed exclusively on Peacock, including a SuperMotocross World Championship Playoff event. The platform also will provide on-demand replays of every race. Click here for the full schedule.
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POINTS STANDINGS: 450 division l 250 division
ENTRY LISTS: 450 division l 250 division
EVENT SCHEDULE (all times ET):
Here are the start times for Saturday’s Supercross Round 17 at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City, Utah, according to the Monster Energy Supercross schedule from the AMA:
3:45 p.m.: 250SX West Qualifying 1
4 p.m.: 250SX East Qualifying 1
4:15 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 1
4:30 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 1
4:45 p.m.: 450SX Group C Qualifying 1
6:05 p.m.: 250SX East Qualifying 2
6:20 p.m.: 250SX West Qualifying 2
6:35 p.m.: 450SX Group A Qualifying 2
6:50 p.m.: 450SX Group B Qualifying 2
7:05 p.m.: 450SX Group C Qualifying 2
10:05 p.m.: 250SX East Heat
10:19 p.m.: 250SX West Heat
10:34 p.m.: 450SX Heat 1
10:48 p.m.: 450SX Heat 2
11:21 p.m.: 250SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:33 p.m.: 450SX Last Chance Qualifier
11:53 p.m.: 250SX East-West Showdown
12:27 a.m.: 450SX Main Event
TRACK LAYOUT: Click here to view the track map
FINAL 2022 STANDINGS: 450 points standings | 250 East points standings | 250 West points standings
2023 SEASON RECAPS
ROUND 1: Eli Tomac opens title defense with victory
ROUND 2: Eli Tomac ties Ricky Carmichael on Supercross wins list
ROUND 3: Eli Tomac holds off Cooper Webb again
ROUND 4: Chase Sexton wins Anaheim Triple Crown
ROUND 5: Eli Tomac leads wire to wire in Houston
ROUND 6: Cooper Webb breaks through in Tampa
ROUND 7: Cooper Webb wins again in Arlington
ROUND 8: Eli Tomac wins Daytona for the seventh time
ROUND 9: Ken Roczen scores first victory since 2022
ROUND 10: Chase Sexton inherits Detroit victory but docked points
ROUND 11: Eli Tomac wins in Seattle, ties Cooper Webb for points lead
ROUND 12: Eli Tomac earns 51st career victory to break tie with James Stewart
ROUND 13: Chase Sexton dominates Atlanta to continue surge
ROUND 14: Justin Barcia triumphs in the New Jersey mud
ROUND 15: Chase Sexton wins as Cooper Webb is injured
ROUND 16: Eli Tomac sidelined by injury as Sexton wins
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