Fans will be treated to another day of extreme motorsport competition with the Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney expanding its schedule of action to two days at Qudos Bank Arena on November 9 and 10.
Friday’s action kicks off with a Pit Party from 3:00pm and the night event commencing at 7:00pm and running until 9:30pm.
The Friday event addition to the bill coincides with the announcement that, for the first time ever, the AUS-X Open will see the return of the ‘2-strokes.’ The brand new 2-Stroke Cup will take place with some of Australia’s favourite past and present champions expected to compete.
Along with the 2-Stroke Cup heats, fans will witness SX1, SX2 and Freestyle Motocross practice sessions, SX1 and SX2 Elimination Qualifying Races and for the first time ever; Australia’s best junior racers will get the opportunity of a lifetime, to compete inside Qudos Bank Arena, for the 85cc and Junior Lite (125cc-250cc) Australian Junior Supercross Championship.
To help give families the best opportunity to witness some of the world’s best Supercross riders in action, GA tickets for Friday’s sessions have been priced at a flat rate of $32 for Adults and $25 for Juniors (3-14 years).
Ultimate VIP ticket holders gain access to Friday’s sessions free of charge, with VIP ticket holder’s entry heavily discounted to just $19.90. VIP ticket holders will be sent a unique link via email, to access the discount.
In addition to the on-track qualifying and racing action, Friday’s program will feature Freestyle Motocross action, as well as autograph signings in the Pit Party and the opportunity to purchase merchandise and see the world’s best riders preparing for what is going to be a blockbuster weekend.
For up and coming Supercross riders, Friday’s qualifying will be crucial in gaining entry to Saturday’s AUS-X Open event. Friday’s program was created specifically to give more junior and non-seeded riders the opportunity to compete in Australia’s biggest Supercross event as well as offer fans the ability to see the best in the world, test and prepare for what will be the most heavily contested night of racing in Australian Supercross history, on Saturday.
“The addition of Friday’s program is really about providing the opportunity for Australia’s best up and coming Supercross racers, including 13-16 year old juniors and un-seeded SX2 and SX1 class riders, to compete in Australia’s biggest event, whilst giving families an affordable option to see the world’s best including current World Champion Jason Anderson, Chad Reed, Ryan Villopoto, Justin Barcia, Justin Brayton and more on the track as they lay down their best laps, to prepare for Saturday.” Adam Bailey [Event Co-Founder] said.
“We wanted to offer Friday GA access at the cheapest possible price, as a thank you to fans that have travelled far and wide to support the AUS-X Open and also for those who may not have seen Supercross before, to come and get a taste of what it’s all about, inside this incredible venue.” he added.
According to fellow Event Co-Founder Ryan Sanderson, adding 2-strokes to the program was an absolute no-brainer, after reviewing the results of research conducted amongst AUS-X Open fans.
“We’ve been asking our fans all year ‘what do you want to see in 2018?’ and the resounding feedback has simply been ‘more 2-strokes’. You spoke and we listened and now the stage is set for some epic racing across both days and we still have plenty more news and announcements to come,” Sanderson exclaimed.
“Fans will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with the world’s best Supercross and FMX riders and with on-track action starting from 7pm Friday, we urge everyone to pencil it in as their Friday night entertainment.
Grab your mates and take the kids, at $32 an Adult ticket, Friday night will be one of the most affordable night’s of sporting entertainment in Sydney, combined with an enormous schedule for Saturday’s AUS-X Open, it’s going to be a massive weekend in Sydney!” stated Sanderson.
The Monster Energy AUS-X Open Sydney is supported by the NSW Government via its tourism and major events agency, Destination NSW.