The 2012 Pro Motocross Championship this weekend will be the 34th visit to a track listed among Bob “Hurricane” Hannah, Jeff Stanton, and Ricky Carmichael‘s favorite tracks, according to the event page. The Southwick Moto-X338 track has a rough and physically demanding reputation and is the only track of the 2012 Nationals that uses sand.
Ryan Dungey and Mike Alessi will continue their season-long battle this weekend. Dungey’s main competitors, Ryan Villopoto (Kawasaki), James Stewart (Suzuki), and Chad Reed (Honda) are out with injuries this season, again.
Southwick will also host the penultimate round of the Women’s Motocross Championship season. The three fastest female riders on the planet will vie for the title. Jessica Patterson (Suzuki) is two points ahead of Tarah Gieger (Honda), with Ashley Fiolek (Honda), is a mere 11 points away from the lead position.
Moto-X 338 hosted its first race in 1972 as a collaboration of the local police and American Legionaries. The event raised $3,000 for the Jimmy Fund, supporting the fight against cancer in children and adults.