The 2023 Amateur Supercross Racing Program Heats Up at Round 3 of 5
Orange Brigade Factory KTM’s Julien Beaumer led start to finish at the third race of the Supercross Futures series, an event within the 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki’s Ryder DiFrancesco was just outside of striking distance for the entire 6-minute plus one lap race in front of 55,614 fans inside State Farm Stadium. Monster Energy Yamaha Star Racing’s Daxton Bennick, winner of the first two 250SX Futures Class races this season, earned third place in Glendale.
Julien Beaumer (29) was nearly flawless on the high-speed Supercross track. Ryder DiFrancesco (75) kept the pressure on throughout the race. Photo Credit: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.
After qualifying with the fastest lap time, Julien Beaumer grabbed the holeshot when the gate dropped. DiFranceco latched onto Beaumer’s rear fender with Daxton Bennick in third. Bennick lost two positions in the second corner as GASGAS Fly Racing’s Mark Fineis and Team Green Babbitts Online’s Trevor Colip cut under him in a bowl turn. Two minutes into the race Bennick got back into third but had to battle for the spot with Fineis in some exciting race action.
Beaumer kept the throttle pinned as he and DiFrancesco distanced themselves from the pack. The two never got close enough to engage in a true battle for the lead. Both riders negotiated the technical track with skill and composure beyond their years. At the finish Beaumer took the win, DiFrancesco was right behind in second, and Bennick rounded out the podium. Rockstar Energy Husqvarna’s Casey Cochran made a last lap pass through the whoops to grab fourth place, and Fineis finished in fifth in his first Supercross Futures race appearance.
The amateur racers have one more Supercross Futures event held within Round 14 of Supercross racing in East Rutherford, New Jersey at MetLife Stadium on April 22nd. Then the young athletes face off to crown the Supercross Futures AMA National Champion at the 2023 Monster Energy AMA Supercross season finale inside Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on May 13th.
The Supercross Futures races are streamed live on Peacock as part of the complete 17-round Monster Energy AMA Supercross season. Peacock will also carry every round of the inaugural 31-round SuperMotocross World Championship Series, which encompasses the Monster Energy AMA Supercross season, the AMA Pro Motocross Season, two SMX Playoff rounds and an SMX World Championship Final. Select Supercross events are also broadcast on NBC, USA Network, and CNBC. For more information on the Supercross Futures program, as well as Supercross results, highlight videos, and ticket sales to remaining rounds, please go to SupercrossLIVE.com.
250SX Futures Class podium (riders left to right) Ryder DiFrancesco, Julien Beaumer, and Daxton Bennick. Photo Credit: Feld Motor Sports, Inc.
250SX Futures Class Results
- Julien Beaumer, Lake Havasu City, Ariz., KTM
- Ryder DiFrancesco, Bakersfield, Calif., Kawasaki
- Daxton Bennick, Morganton, N.C., Yamaha
- Casey Cochran, Clermont, Fla., Husqvarna
- Mark Fineis, Westfield, Ind., GASGAS
- Parker Ross, Herald, Calif., Honda
- Blake Gardner, Canyon Country, Calif., Kawasaki
- Jaxon Pascal, Hudson, Colo., Honda
- Slade Varola, Simi Valley, Calif., Kawasaki
- Lux Turner, Gardnerville, Nev., KTM