SX Global has announced an all-star broadcast team for its upcoming 2022 FIM World Supercross Championship events.
At the helm of every broadcast will be the long-time voice of American supercross, Ralph Sheheen, with 1997 Supercross Champion, Jeff Emig, by his side as co-host, offering in-depth color commentary and technical analysis. The two supercross broadcasting experts will be joined by trackside reporter, Kristen Beat, who brings a wide range of broadcast experience in motocross and a variety of other motorsports, most recently the American Flat Track series.
In the world of motorsports, Ralph Sheehan is unequivocally a legend of the broadcast booth, boasting more than 30 years of experience across Supercross and NASCAR, working for two of the largest sports broadcasters in the world – ESPN and NBC Sports. Sheheen signed a two-year deal to be the host for the FIM World Supercross Championship.
“Over my three decades in motorsports broadcasting, I have been lucky to be a part of many historic moments in racing, and I’m thrilled to add the World Supercross Championship to that list,” said Sheheen. “This series, and its mission to elevate the sport of Supercross on a global level, is truly historic, and I’m proud to be a part of it.”
Joining him in the booth to call all the action-packed Championship WSX races is 1997 Supercross Champion, Jeff Emig. A legend in the sport of Supercross, Emig will co-host the FIM World Supercross Championship broadcasts with Sheheen, offering a personal perspective that can only come from a former champion. Through his years of grinding and success in the trenches of the sport, Emig can identify and communicate technical idiosyncrasies and the psychology of racing at the highest level like few broadcasters can
The final member of the FIM World Supercross Championship broadcast crew is Trackside Reporter, Kristen Beat. An Emmy-nominated Pit Reporter, Beat has an extensive background in motorsports, including NASCAR, Supercross, and American Flat Track working for the sports world’s leading broadcast companies, including NBC Sports, FOX Sports 1, and FUEL TV. Beat will be down in the pits and trackside during all the Championship events providing real time updates from the teams, riders, and crew chiefs.
“The experience, passion and knowledge that Ralph, Jeff and Kristen bring to the table is literally unmatched, and another example of the highest levels of quality and entertainment that WSX will deliver to the world,” said Head of Broadcast & TV – SX Global, Nathan Prendergast. “We are proud to have such a world-class and popular team of dynamic, seasoned professionals representing the WSX Championship for fans around the world.”