2024 Glendale Supercross | Pre-Race News Break & Interviews
The Monster Energy Supercross Championship has traveled back across the country to Arizona for the 2024 Glendale Supercross. Round six in the most competitive season ever will happen at State Farm Stadium, where a massive track will challenge riders in the 250 West Region and 450 Class.
This will be the thirtieth time that Supercross has raced somewhere near Phoenix, with eight of those gate drops being at State Farm Stadium. Eli Tomac and Ken Roczen are the only active riders with wins here; Roczen’s victories came in 2016 and 2020, while Tomac went back-to-back in 2017 and 2018, then again in 2022 and 2023.
One interesting note about Glendale and the 450 Championship: Only once has the 450 Main Event winner gone on to earn the title, in 2022, when Eli Tomac’s Triple Crown overall gave him control of the series.
It’ll be a cooler weekend than we’re used to in Arizona, with temperatures forecasted to be in the high 50s, thanks to an ongoing weather front that included overnight rain. The wet week on the West Coast was something that riders and the Dirt Wurx crew discussed in our Friday interviews.
State Farm Stadium is the biggest building that the series visits. The track features long, kinked rhythms that dip into the Redzone cutout, two sets of whoops and two sand pits separated by a flat sweeper, and some back and forth lanes and the opposite end zone.
One more thing to point out: like last week, the 450 Class will go first in the Timed Qualifying and Heat Race schedule, but the premier class Main Event will end the night.