This means that if someone from a large town or city wanted to watch a race, they would have to travel a pretty far distance. It is also important to note, that for the most part, motocross races were not and are still not always broadcasted on television. This is not the case with supercross motorcycle racing. Although McGrath chose to retire from supercross motorcycle racing, in 2003, it appeared as if he just couldn t let the sport go. He later returned in 2005. His return caused excitement in the hearts of many fans; however, his return was only on a limited basis. When he did return, he returned with his old team. Even though many BMX courses use sand, there are some that still use dirt. The BMX racing surface will all depend on the preference of race promoters. You will also find that the tracks are relatively short. The shortness of the track makes supercross BMX relatively shorter than most motorcycle events. Although supercross racing does involve racing on man-made tracks, almost always indoors, you can still help keep your child interested in the sport. Once you have found that you and your child have access to a local supercross motorcycle racing track, or even if you decide to you use your own backyard, you will want to purchase the necessary equipment. As previously mentioned, supercross motorcycle racing, as well as motocross racing, is considered action packed. The racing part, alone, is enough to cause excitement, but that is not all there is to the sport. Once you become a supercross or a motocross rider, whether it be professional or not, you will be able to race against competitors and compete on unique, but exciting tracks. Of courses, like all other popular sports, there is a professional team. Professional supercross riders are often backed by well-known sponsors, such as Honda. Amateur is another word that is used to describe a recreational passion. Therefore, for the most part amateur supercross motorcycle racers will not just race for money, but for the passion.