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Chicago (SMX)

Chicagoland Speedway

The Windy City is one of the biggest sport cities in America, and joined the SuperMotocross party in the inaugural SMX season as one of three playoff rounds.

Fast Facts

Venues

Chicagoland Speedway, located in the Chicago suburb of Joliet, is primarily known for its tenure on the NASCAR calendar from 2001-2019. After hosting both NASCAR and IndyCar for years, the venue became dormant after both series left. The track returned to host the second ever SMX playoff race, hosting a Motocross style track that went above the traditional boundaries of oval racing.

Iconic Moments

Chicago was the backdrop for the one of the most controversial and memorable moments of the inaugural SMX season as one racer waved another by.

Jett Lawrence and Ken Roczen, 2023 Chicagoland
2023: Early Christmas Present

The Chicago SMX round in 2023 was headlined by a bizarre move that had everyone talking. The first moto was pretty standard, as Jett Lawrence returned to his winning ways after a down round at Charlotte. The second moto was much more eventful, as Lawrence battled with Suzuki’s Ken Roczen. The pair broke away from the pack and put in a spirited fight, until Lawrence pulled over and waved Roczen by. The move was confusing to many, including Roczen who seemed to take the gesture as a sign of disrespect. A self described “baby gift” from Lawrence gave Roczen the overall victory and created a three man fight for the first ever SMX title between the duo and Chase Sexton.

This interactive table details the all-time leaders at Chicago. Who has the most starts, wins, podiums and points. Filter by class. On mobile, slide left to access more columns. To see all years of data, become a member of the We Went Fast Garage and help us continue (and expand) these unique views of the sport’s history.

All-Time Leaders

This interactive table details the Chicago winners history. Who won in what year and what round was this venue. Filter by class. On mobile, slide left to access more columns. To see all years of data, become a member of the We Went Fast Garage and help us continue (and expand) these unique views of the sport’s history.

Winner History

Race Results