SAN DIEGO – The stage is set for another thrilling chapter in the world of off-road motorcycle racing as the 53rd season of the Pro Motocross Championship, sanctioned by AMA Pro Racing, roars into action last weekend. This storied series, a crown jewel of the SuperMotocross World Championship Series, has captivated race fans since 1972, establishing itself as the toughest test in motorsports and an American summertime tradition.

This year, the journey to crown the AMA National Champions begins on Memorial Day weekend at San Diego County’s Fox Raceway in Pala. On Saturday, May 25, the Honda Fox Raceway National ignited the summer campaign with a showcase of speed, skill, and resilience.

El Cajon native Christian Craig, who has been known to practice in Temecula, will highlight the local San Diego area racers in the field. Valley News/Action Captures Media Group

Fox Raceway, a relatively new yet iconic venue, joined the championship circuit in 2011 and has since become synonymous with high-speed thrills and technical challenges. The course’s expansive layout, featuring multiple elevation changes and intricate obstacles, offers both racers and fans an unparalleled experience. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of the Pala Band of Mission Indians, Fox Raceway continues to evolve, solidifying its status as the official home of American motocross in Southern California.

An Epic Battle of the Best Racers

The 2024 season promises fierce competition as the world’s premier racers go head-to-head. Expect to see American favorites like Christian Craig, Jason Anderson, Justin Barcia, Aaron Plessinger, and Chase Sexton battling it out against top international contenders, including reigning Australian champion Jett Lawrence, his brother Hunter Lawrence, and French rider Dylan Ferrandis.

These athletes will navigate the grueling natural terrain, tackling massive jumps and towering hillsides that have defined Pro Motocross. Their relentless pursuit of victory will be on full display, pushing them to their physical and mental limits of the Pro Motocross Championship. These races are a cornerstone of the broader SuperMotocross World Championship, a grueling 31-race season that integrates the winter AMA Supercross Championship and the summer Pro Motocross Championship. This comprehensive series culminates in the SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs and Final in September, where the ultimate champions are crowned.

Pala’s Fox Raceway is the official home of American motocross in Southern California. Valley News/Action Captures Media Group

Event Details

Practice & Qualifying: Begins at 8:00 AM

Opening Ceremonies: Starts at 12:30 PM

First Motos (250 Class & 450 Class): 1:00 PM

Second Motos (250 Class & 450 Class): 3:30 PM

Ticket Information

Saturday General Admission: $65 Adults / $35 Kids (ages 6-11)

Saturday General Admission + Pit Pass: $95 Adults / $65 Kids (ages 6-11)

Super VIP Ticket: $300 Adults / $150 Kids (ages 6-11)

For the latest news and updates on the Pro Motocross Championship, visit and follow them on social media:


Instagram: @promotocross

Twitter: @ProMotocross

YouTube: AmericanMotocross

Fans can also check out and for more information. A season filled with adrenaline, unmatched skill, and unforgettable moments gets underway this weekend as riders embark on the 53rd season of the Pro Motocross Championship!

JP Raineri can be reached by email at Article contributions made by Brandon Short of Next Level Sports.

JP Raineri
JP Raineri

JP is an award-winning multimedia journalist, and head of the Sports Department for the Valley News. Over his time in the Temecula Valley, JP, a former Southwestern League head baseball coach, was also an on-air radio personality at Q103.3, KATY 101.3, Hot 103.9, and was a television host for the Outdoor Channel. When not covering local, or national sports, JP also serves as an Associate Baseball Scout with NSR.