This is why MX and SX is a growing sport not only in main stream popularity but in participation also. I'm talking about participation as a whole not just racer entries. Of course when racer participation grows so will the number of supporters those racers bring with them. That makes sense because those racers bring their teams, families and friends directly into the heart of the sport and when that happens those people are hooked for life.
Then add the great TV coverage that both the Monster Energy Supercross and Lucas Oil Pro Motocross championships have enjoyed these last few years. That is when you are definitely going to attract new fans. Television is the highest form of entertainment in society today so when you have these races on network television for a channel surfer to hit even a re-aired racing battle will grab that surfers attention. This is the beginning of a new fan.
Once the new fan then sees the live or same day coverage of the next MX race on TV he will be even more impressed by the stamina, dedication and drive these fit athletes endure during two 30 minute motos on the hottest days of summer. After that the new fan must attend a live race because he has a taste of MX and it's entertainment value but notice through the TV coverage that there is more entertainment to consume during race day than what was filmed in a one hour broadcast.
Take the Supercross race this past April at the Metlife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ for example. Everyone knew there was going to be good racing in the open stadium because of the stiff competition SX brought all year. Everyone knew the threat of rain could effect the race and make it even more unpredictable. But what most didn't know was that the pit party during the day leading up to the action in the stadium was going to be more entertaining than just the usual meat and great with autograph signings that are always an enjoyable part of any pro racing event. No sir, the New Jersey supercross pit party participants did not know they would witness a freestyle exhibition from Flair Riders Freestyle Trials' rider Jack Fields, a group of gifted BMX riders, a slew of some of the best FMX riders in the world as well as 2 drift car racers from the Vaughn Gittin Jr. and RTR Drift team. Boy were they pleasantly surprised.
Now that is entertainment on top of entertainment only to be found in the ever growing sport of Supercross and Motocross.