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Supercross to visit Dodger Stadium next year

June 29, 2010 |  4:01 pm

The nation's top-tier supercross series, which typically starts its season at Angel Stadium in Anaheim, also plans to make its first visit to Dodger Stadium next Jan. 22.

Dungey In announcing its 2011 schedule, the Monster Energy AMA Supercross Series said Tuesday it would again open the season at Angel Stadium on Jan. 8, then move to Phoenix, Dodger Stadium and Oakland before returning to Anaheim on Feb. 5.

The series in recent years had held three of its early-season races at Angel Stadium.

The 17-race schedule for next year concludes May 7 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas.

Supercross is the stadium version of motocross, or off-road motorcycle racing. Suzuki rider Ryan Dungey of Minnesota won the supercross championship as a rookie with six wins this season.

-- Jim Peltz

Photo: Ryan Dungey, who won this year's Monster Energy AMA Supercross title, gets airborne during the season finale May 8 at Sam Boyd Stadium in Las Vegas. Credit: Associated Press / Acorn Woods Communications