Motorcycle Racing 101

Maxxis has long been a supporter of motorcycle racing in all its forms. Delighting fans all over the world, this thrilling sport demands skill and determination from racers. Riders know that they can trust Maxxis to deliver high-quality products for practice, training - and just plain fun.

Cross Country

Cross country races are held on natural terrain through either woods or desert, and may include motocross sections. Courses vary in length. Races generally last no less than two hours, and rules vary from series to series. Obstacles include hills, rock sections, logs, ruts, sand and mud.

Maxxis Tires Used:

Maxxcross SI – Performs well in conditions ranging from soft to intermediate terrain.
Maxxcross EN – GNCC and WORCS pro-proven performance. An ideal choice for all off-road conditions on both the East and West Coasts.
Maxxcross Desert IT – The best option when riding in the desert because it has a reinforced carcass to protect against pinch flats and punctures.

Endurocross

101_Racing EndurocrossEndurocross is an off-road race held entirely indoors. The format is similar to a supercross event, utilizing a starting gate, class heats and a series of qualifying rounds, with riders transferring to the main event. Obstacles include boulders, rock fields, poles, sand, jumps and water sections similar to off-road events such as enduros, hare scrambles and the GNCC series.

Maxxis Tires Used:

The Maxxcross EN, Maxxcross SI and Maxxcross IT are well-suited to the wide variety of terrain found in Endurocross.

 

 

Freestyle Motocross

101_Racing _FreestyleFreestyle is more of a contest than a race, with judges picking the winner. Made popular by the X Games and Gravity Games, freestyle features riders executing difficult stunts such as backflips for crowds nationwide.

Maxxis Tires Used:

Maxxcross SX – Track conditions are typically hardpack dirt surfaces.
Maxxcross IT – Works well in track conditions that are intermediate to hard.

 

 

 

Motocross 101_Racing Motocross

The typical motocross track has rough, rutted natural terrain. There are thousands of locally-based, grassroots motocross tracks across the United States that hold organized amateur races each weekend.
The premier series in motocross is the AMA National Motocross Championship, which is a 12-race series beginning in May and ending in September. Each race is comprised of 2 motos, with the overall best results of the two 30-minute plus 2-lap motos determining the winner.

Maxxis Tires Used:

Maxxcross SX – Performs best in hardpack and on Arenacross or Supercross tracks.
Maxxcross IT – Works well in track conditions that are intermediate to hard.
Maxxcross SI – Performs well in conditions ranging from soft to intermediate terrain.
Maxxcross SM – Provides traction on sandy or muddy motocross tracks.

Supercross 101-Racing Supercross

Supercross is motocross racing brought indoors. A typical supercross race is held inside a stadium or dome of a major city - and 500 truckloads of dirt are brought in to build a track. The format of a supercross race consists of qualifying heats, resulting in 20 riders transferring to a main event, which consists of 20 laps. The premier series for supercross racing is the AMA Supercross series, which consists of 17 nationwide rounds.

Maxxis Tires Used:

Maxxcross SX – Supercross conditions are typically hardpack dirt surfaces. The Maxxcross SX has a low knob height which helps the rider maintain control at extreme lean angles.
Maxxcross IT – Works well in track conditions that are intermediate to hard.