The BMX Supercross World Cup season will conclude this weekend in Sarasota ©Facebook/Sarasota BMX SX

The United States’ Corben Sharrah will look to maintain his position at the top of the International Cycling Union (UCI) BMX Supercross World Cup rankings at the final event of the season in Sarasota.

Sharrah will head into the concluding competition fresh from victory at the Rock Hill leg of the series last weekend.

The triumph saw the American edge further away from his nearest challengers David Graf of Switzerland and Argentina’s Exequiel Torres in the race for the overall series crown.

Sharrah will look to preserve his advantage over the chasing pack in Sarasota, with the home rider currently boasting 630 points, while his rivals have 515 and 445 respectively.

Victory in the women’s competition at the American venue also proved enough for Laura Smulders to move into the overall World Cup lead.

The Dutchwoman had headed into the event behind Australia’s Caroline Buchanan, but took advantage of her rival's absence to leapfrog her in the standings.

Laura Smulders leads the women's World Cup standings ahead of the final event ©Getty Images
Laura Smulders leads the women's World Cup standings ahead of the final event ©Getty Images

Smulders boasts a total of 760 points from the four World Cup events contested, with Buchanan now adrift on 645.

The qualification motos and time trials for both the men and women’s fields are scheduled to take place tomorrow.

The events will then be contested to their conclusion on Sunday (October 9), with the quarters, semis and then finals all due to be held.

Santiago Del Estero was the first event of the series and took place in March, with the Argentine leg preceding an event in Manchester the following month.

Papendal in The Netherlands held the third round of competition in May, before a break for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

The penultimate competition took place in Rock Hill last week, with racing staying in America for the final races this weekend.