Last weekend we went to the Supercross. I got tickets for the MO as a Christmas present. They were good seats:
The whole thing is much more of a spectacle than I remember seeing in Atlanta many years ago. The top ten or so riders had WWF-style introductions with videos, theme songs and laps around the outside of the track to collect all the screaming encouragement from their fans.
The one thing we really couldn’t see much of was the starting gate, so our whole section stood up for the first lap of each race, trying to make sense of the muddle in the first corner, but it was not much use. Being right in front of the big jumps was easily worth the tradeoff of missing the holeshot.
This video is of the first lap of the first qualifying heat for the Lites:
One of the most surprising things was that we could feel the heat wash over us each time those Monster fireballs went off. This video shows the fireballs when James Stewart crosses the finish line to win the main event:
Finally, I cannot resist the opportunity for a great panorama shot, so here is the whole track as we saw it:
(More pix in the Supercross pool on flickr.)