2023 Indianapolis Supercross | Pre-Race News Break
The Monster Energy Supercross Championship continues with the 2023 Indianapolis Supercross, the ninth round in this year’s schedule and the eighth in a row for competitors in the 450 Class. Two months of non-stop action have provided us with plenty of excitement, which will continue with this visit to Lucas Oil Stadium, where riders will encounter a very soft and technical track.
This’ll be the 33rd time that Supercross has come to the Capital city of the Hoosier State, a history that starts at the RCA Dome with Jeff Staton’s 1992 win and includes Jeremy McGrath’s six victories between 1993 to 2000, the four checkered flags that Ricky Carmichael claimed from 2001 to 2006, and the seven years when either Ryan Villopoto or Ryan Dungey stood on the top step at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Past results reveal a recent trend of one rider winning through consecutive years. Chad Reed closed out the RCA Dome era in 2008 and won the inaugural race at Lucas Oil Stadium a year later. Villopoto dominated from 2010 to 2013, followed by Dungey from 2014 to 2016, while Marvin Musquin got it done in 2018 and 2019, and Ken Roczen swept the triple header in 2021. Eli Tomac’s 2017 result is the only anomaly, but as last year’s winner, he could also get it going again.