HUNTERSVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 14, 2016) – For the second and last time in 2016 Petco Park was host to Monster Energy Supercross with a packed house of fans cheering the action on. For those not in attendance Fox Sports One provided live broadcast coverage of the entire event.
The event marked the third annual Military Appreciation Race, which is exclusive to San Diego because of the large military community throughout San Diego County. Weston Peick and Phillip Nicoletti had special military themed graphics on their Yamaha YZ450F motorcycles to honor military members and their families. This year Feld Entertainment, the event promotor, partnered with USO San Diego to give back to service men and women.
Both Peick and Nicoletti transferred to the main event from semi two, with Peick winning the race. Peick began the main in ninth with Nicoletti 20th after the opening lap. Peick rode consistently staying in ninth every lap to the checkers, Nicoletti improved to 18th at the finish.
Round seven of the 17-race series will take place Feb. 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. Fox Sports One will air a Pregame Show at 7:30 p.m. (EST) with the live broadcast coverage of the race starting at 8:00 p.m. (EST).