These Incredible Photos Show Supercross Is Actually an Air-Based Sport
Ken Roczen and Ryan Dungey nab wins at last week's AMA Supercross Championship.
Supercross takes motocross as inspiration, but adds more dirt, bigger air, and arenas that could legitimately contain the moto bike's four-wheeled cousin, the monster truck. Sponsored by Monster, manufacturer of pleasingly atomic energy drinks, the AMA Supercross Championship is a high-flying racing series that runs January through May. This year, perennial supercross star Ryan Dungey took the title, despite coming in fourth and ruining his podium streak in the final race. (That event went to Ken Roczen.)
It was racing as rough and acrobatic as any the series has seen. Luckily, photographer Michael Prichinello was up close, and with a good lens.