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Fast Facts On The Supercross Phenomenom
While salary figures are not published, the recent Supercross champions have grossed approximately $3 - $6 million annually. This figure includes all endorsements and prize winnings.

The average attendance per live Supercross event is 30,000 - 60,000.

Last year, the total attendance for the 15 live Supercross events was approximately 750,000. In addition, total viewership on ESPN2 of the entire season broadcast exceeded ten million households.

The modified race bikes that are used for racing in Supercross have a cost figure that ranges between $35-50,000, depending on the varying modifications. This figure includes maintenance.

There are five major motorcycle manufacturers that sponsor the Supercross factory riders, similar to how the major vehicle manufacturers sponsor NASCAR. They are: Honda, Kawasaki, KTM, Suzuki and Yamaha.

Other major sponsors are: Nissan, Samsung, Sprint, Daimler Chrysler, Chevrolet, Napster, Boost Mobile/Nextel, Red Bull, SOBE, Makita, Slim Jim, Mattel, THQ, Vans, Bridgestone, Michelin, Dunlop and Oakley.

Supercross is considered the next "IT" sport in action sports primarily due to its unmatched combination of hardcore, in-your-face motorsports with the high-flying thrills and athleticism of today's youth action sports.

A Supercross champion competes in up to 31 races a year.

There are approximately five to seven riders that have the ability to win on any given weekend, with three riders often considered the "favorites" of each race: Up-and-coming James Stewart (19 years old), current champion Chad Reed (23 years old) and industry veteran, 11-time champion Ricky Carmichael (25 years old).


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