The inaugural SuperMotocross World Championship Playoffs final dates have changed, creating a more compact schedule for the three-race finale.

Playoff Race 1 will still kick off Saturday, September 9 at zMax Dragway, but Round 2 at Chicagoland Speedway has been moved to September 16 and the series finale will now be run on September 23.

The move was made to accommodate the newly released Pac-12 Conference college football schedule to avoid conflict with USC Trojans’ home games which are played at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.

The season finale was initially set for October 14, which created some concern among riders and teams because of the extended length of the season – extending from early January through mid-October. The new combined season features 17 Supercross races and 11 rounds in the Motocross series and three playoff races for a total of 31 events.