Feld Motor Sports released the broadcast schedule for the 2011 Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series with the 16-race lineup again being aired on Speed and CBS with seven live races - the most in the history of the championship.
The season gets off to a fast start by showcasing the first two races of the season from Anaheim and Phoenix live on Speed. Following these two live-broadcasts, CBS Sports will showcase the Los Angeles and Oakland races. The remaining live broadcasts take place at San Diego, Atlanta, Indianapolis, Seattle and the season finale from Las Vegas while CBS will air Houston, Dallas, St. Louis and Salt Lake City.
"This is a huge step in the growth of Monster Energy Supercross," said Todd Jendro, senior director of operations, Feld Motor Sports, in a release. "Feld Motor Sports, SPEED and CBS have had a strong relationship for many years and this is a sign of the tremendous success the sport has brought to both networks."
In addition to the most complete broadcast schedule in the history of the sport, CBS Sports will also air three one-hour specials. The first CBS Sports special, the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross Season Preview, will air this Sunday, December 26 at 5 p.m. ET. Supercross legends Ricky Carmichael, Jeremy McGrath, Jeff Emig, and Jeff Stanton will highlight the highly anticipated story lines emerging as the 2011 season draws near.The second CBS Sports special, AMA Supercross Legends - The Races, is scheduled to air February 27 at 12 p.m. ET. And the final CBS Sports special, the 2011 Monster Energy Supercross Season Recap, will air on May 8 (time to be determined), following the season finale in Las Vegas.
In the booth, the veteran duo of Ralph Sheheen and Jeff Emig return to provide the color commentary and analysis while Erin Bates brings all the breaking news from the track during each night of action.
2011 Monster Energy Supercross Television Schedule
Air Date Featured Race Network Time
Dec. 26 - N/A CBS (Preview) 5:00 p.m. ET
Jan. 8 - Anaheim, Calif. SPEED (LIVE) 10:00 p.m. ET
Jan. 15 - Phoenix, Ariz. SPEED (LIVE) 9:30 p.m. ET
Jan. 23 - Los Angeles, Calif. CBS 12:00 p.m. ET
Jan. 30 - Oakland, Calif. CBS 12:00 p.m. ET
Feb. 6 - Anaheim, Calif. SPEED 6:00 p.m. ET
Feb. 13 - Houston, Texas CBS 12:00 p.m. ET
Feb. 19 - San Diego, Calif. SPEED (LIVE) 10:30 p.m. ET
Feb. 26 - Atlanta, Ga. SPEED (LIVE) 7:30 p.m. ET
Feb. 27 - N/A CBS (Legends) 12:00 p.m. ET
March 12- Indianapolis, Ind. SPEED (LIVE) 7:30 p.m. ET
March 20 - Jacksonville, Fla. SPEED 6:00 p.m. ET
March 27 - Toronto, Canada SPEED 6:00 p.m. ET
April 3 - Dallas, Texas CBS 12:00 p.m. ET
April 10 - St. Louis, Mo. CBS 12:00 p.m. ET
April 16 - Seattle, Wash. SPEED (LIVE) 6:00 p.m. ET
May 1 - Salt Lake City, Utah CBS 12:00 p.m. ET
May 7 - Las Vegas, Nev. SPEED (LIVE) 10:00 p.m. ET
May 8 - N/A CBS (Season Recap) Time TBD